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POTTER ON POTTER.

Potter, Dennis. (Text) Fuller, Graham. (Ed.)

ISBN 10: 057116367X / ISBN 13: 9780571163670
Published by FABER., LONDON, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Dennis Potter on an afixed bookplate on the front endpaper. Fine in a close to fine dj. (Small rubbed spot at bottom edge of spine on dj.) A very uncommon signature. (LR). Bookseller Inventory # 309204

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Title: POTTER ON POTTER.

Publisher: FABER., LONDON

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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If one writer embodies the unique character of British television drama, it is Dennis Potter. Pennies from Heaven and The Singing Detective amply demonstrate how far he has pushed the frontiers of television drama.
In the course of this book, British television's pre-eminent playwright - latterly a novelist and film-maker - talks with passionate erudition, disarming candour and acerbic wit about the early influences that shaped him and led to his pioneering use of non-naturalism to his self-reflexive subversion of film and TV cliches, his controversial approach to sex, politics, religion and the double-edged puritanism of the English condition. The book presents a remarkable portrait of a man for whom writing is, first and foremost, a vocation.

About the Author:

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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