Dennis Potter, British playwright, novelist and film-maker, talks about the early influences that shaped him and his career in this book that looks at Potter's pioneering use of non-naturalism, his self-reflexive subversion of film and TV cliches and his approach to sex, politics and religion. Dennis Potter is the author of "Pennies From Heaven" and "The Singing Detective", both of which were serialized on TV.
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Dennis Potter was born in 1935 in Gloucestershire. After National Service he won a place at New College, Oxford where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He became one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed dramatists. His plays for television include Blue Remembered Hills (1979), Brimstone and Treacle (commissioned in 1975 but banned until 1987), the series Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Singing Detective (1986), Blackeyes (1989) and Lipstick on Your Collar (1993). He also wrote novels, stage plays and screenplays. Seeing the Blossom, his final television interview, was published in 1994. He died in June 1994.
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Book Description Faber & Faber, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX057116367X