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My Child

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A real man is strong.
A real man is driven.
A real man provides.

A father finds himself being phased out of his son's life. Denied access to his only child, he goes to extraordinary lengths to hold on to him.

My Child throws us into a violent world where good intentions count for very little, and offers an incisive, honest look at what it means to be a good parent.

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Published May 3rd 2007 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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Bartlett's first produced/published play shows glimmers of the greatness to come, but isn't wholly satisfying on its own. The lack of scene divisions or stage directions makes it somewhat difficult to follow also.
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Heartbreakingly bleak. Enjoyed the chaos of characters mingling with audience minus stage directions, jarring shifts from scene to scene felt of a part with a life shifting in front of Man's eyes.
Feb 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: play-theatre
Looks at what makes a man, a father, a husband.
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Tragic, thought-provoking and feels as though it's over in a matter of seconds.
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Michael Bartlett is a British playwright. Mike Bartlett was born on 7 October 1980 in Abingdon, Oxford, England. He attended Abingdon School, then studied English and Theatre Studies at the University of Leeds. In October 2013, Mike won Best New Play at The National Theatre Awards for his play Bull, beating plays from both Alan Ayckbourn and Tom Wells.


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