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Easy Street
AuthorWADDINGTON-FEATHER, John - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
FormatFull-length.
Synopsis Easy Street. 92 pages. Paperback. £3.50 $8 US ISBN: 1 84175 033 6 A humorous full-length verse-play in seven Episodes set over a week (a day for each Sin) in a West Yorkshire mill town, with the Seven Deadly Sins acting as Narrators introducing each day’s action. First produced at Leeds Civic Theatre and subsequently revised. Very suitable for book-in-hand readings or full stage production. An Introduction to the play by the scholar-poet Professor Walter Nash offers a penetrating critique of the play and the medieval Morality Play on which it is based.
InformationFarce
Cast19 M 16F (minimum 16)
Player, Death, Sloth, Avarice, Gluttony, Anger, Envy, Lust, Pride, Annie Slut, Maggie Slack, Mandy Slack, Laura Busy, Amy Idle, Fanny Flutter, Mrs Grease. Bobbie Tupper, Peter grease, Henry Nib, Bert Black, Fred Hoop, Alfred Pong, Henry Idle, Jackie Slope, Asa Flutter, Tiny Tonk, Sydney Mammon, Tommy Tidy, Grandad Best, Sam the Steward, Mich the Chipman. 4 Workers.
ProductionAt one production there was an appropriate set for each Vice and a colour to match e.g. Red for Anger. There was even a different instrument for each Vice introducung the Episode.
StatusAvailable for performance
Websitewww.waddysweb.freeuk,com
ISBN1 84175 033 6
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John Waddington-Feather
John Waddington-Feather belongs to the West Yorkshire ‘school’ of writers. His children’s novel, Quill’s Adventures in Grozzieland, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 1989, and his verse-play, Garlic Lane, won the Burton Award in 1999. In 2002 he was awarded the American DeWitt Romig Prize for his poetry. He co-directs the small-press imprint Feather Books and edits The Poetry Church poetry quarterly. He was the first chairman of the J.B.Priestley Society and is now a vice-president. In 1985 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Born in 1933 in Keighley, he attended Keighley Boys’ Grammar School and graduated in English at Leeds University in 1954. Over the past few years his wide range of books has attracted a growing number of readers in many countries, more recently in translation in Russia and Ukraine.
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