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by  David Storey

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 4f

"David Storey's starkly observed portrait of an artist in extremis leaves us as close to the core of this eternal enigma as almost anything I have hitherto seen on any stage. He delivers a painful portrait some suggest a self portrait of a man at the…

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    1m, 4f

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Stages premiered in the Cottesloe Theatre of the Royal National Theatre in 1992 starring Alan Bates as Fenchurch, a successful novelist and artist from a northern working class background. Now in his fifties and suffering a mental breakdown, he is visited by four women: his daughter, his ex wife, his neighbor and his psychiatrist to whom he recounts his past life.
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"David Storey's starkly observed portrait of an artist in extremis leaves us as close to the core of this eternal enigma as almost anything I have hitherto seen on any stage. He delivers a painful portrait some suggest a self portrait of a man at the very edge of his creative and emotional rationale, a man who, at the very height of his fame as a painter and writer, finds himself going slowly mad.... The intrinsic beauty of the of the writing, of the whole production, is that he takes us step by step with him on this slow descent among the ghosts of his own past." - London Daily Mail.

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David Storey

David Storey was born in Yorkshire. He studied at Wakefield Art School from 1951-53, and subsequently at the Slade School in London. After his art studies and a career as a professional rugby player, he turned to writing. His plays have been produced throughout the world to great acclaim. Mr. Storey's work for televisi ...

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