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Lungs

Duncan Macmillan


PUBLISHED: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9781849431453
ANNOTATION:
Target Audience: Students, young writers, academics, teachers, theatre goers and fans of new British drama.
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PUBLISHED: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9781849431453
ANNOTATION:
Target Audience: Students, young writers, academics, teachers, theatre goers and fans of new British drama.

Annotation

Target Audience: Students, young writers, academics, teachers, theatre goers and fans of new British drama.

Publisher Description

'I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That's the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I'd be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower.'

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In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child but are running out of time. If they over think it, they'll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster.They want to have a child for the right reasons. Except, what exactly are the right reasons? And what will be the first to destruct - the planet or the relationship?

Author Biography

Duncan Macmillan's work has been performed throughout the world, including at the National Theatre, Royal Court, Almeida, Barbican, St Ann's Warehouse, Melbourne Theatre Company, Berliner Ensemble, Hamburg Schauspielhaus, Schauspielhaus Ko ln, Burgtheater Vienna, Vesturport, Kansallisteatteri, Nationaltheatret Oslo and in the repertory of the Schaubu hne Berlin, as well as the Edinburgh Festival, the Manchester International Festival, Salzburg Festival, Festival d'Avignon and Theatertreffen, in the West End and on Broadway.

His plays include Lungs; People, Places and Things; Every Brilliant Thing; Rosmersholm (adapt. Henrik Ibsen); 1984 (adapt. George Orwell, co-written and co-directed with Robert Icke); City Of Glass (adapt. Paul Auster) and 2071 (co-written with Chris Rapley), all published by Oberon Books. Other plays include The Forbidden Zone; Wunschloses Unglu ck (adapt. Peter Handke); Reise Durch die Nacht (adapt. Friederike Mayro cker). Both 1984 and People, Places and Things were nominated for Best New Play at the Olivier Awards.

Review

Duncan Macmillan's distinctive, off-kilter love story is brutally honest, funny, edgy and current. It gives voice to a generation for whom uncertainty is a way of life bravely written, startlingly structured" -- Lyn Gardner Guardian "Both uproariously funny ... and unbearably poignant... an engaging and poignant piece" Exeunt Magazine "Macmillan's play is at once harrowing and blisteringly funny, bleak and redemptive...It combines hyper-real dialogue with a quirky form that expands and contracts time before our eyes, creating the almost physical sensation of being hurtled towards an uncertain future. The piece's furious pace lives up to its title, leaving audience, and no doubt actors, feeling the need to pause for breath in a world that does not allow it." What's On Stage

Review Quote

Duncan Macmillan's distinctive, off-kilter love story is brutally honest, funny, edgy and current. It gives voice to a generation for whom uncertainty is a way of life

Product Details

Pages
96
Year
2011
ISBN-10
1849431450
ISBN-13
9781849431453
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
LUNGS
Series
Oberon Modern Plays
Language
English
Publication Date
2011-09-01
Author
Duncan Macmillan
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Audience
General/Trade