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Plays 1: King and Me / Outskirts / Borderline / Birds of Passage

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In 1981 Hanif Kureishi was voted most promising playwright of the year by the London theater critics for his plays Borderline and Outskirts. Since then he has gone on to write acclaimed screenplays, including the script for My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay, and for his prize-winning works of fiction. This selection of ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Faber & Faber (first published 1993)
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Aaron Thomas
A series of really good plays - all related to the working class in South London. Smart, smart stuff reminiscent of Wesker's work, but also his own contemporaries: Churchill and Brenton, in particular.
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Hanif Kureishi is the author of novels (including The Buddha of Suburbia, The Black Album and Intimacy), story collections (Love in a Blue Time, Midnight All Day, The Body), plays (including Outskirts, Borderline and Sleep With Me), and screenplays (including My Beautiful Laundrette, My Son the Fanatic and Venus). Among his other publications are the collection of essays Dreaming and Scheming, The ...more
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