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The Singing Detective

Potter, Dennis

Published by Faber & Faber, 1986
ISBN 10: 0571146317 / ISBN 13: 9780571146314
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Title: The Singing Detective

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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London. 1986. Faber & Faber. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 250 pages. hardcover. Cover design by Carroll, Dempsey & Thirkell Limited. Photographs of Michael Gambon as Marlow in The Singing Detective by David Edwards. 0571146317. keywords: Film Drama England. inventory # 10283. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This is the unabridged original text of Dennis Potter’s six-part television serial. The narrative counterpoints life in a hospital ward of a writer crippled by a horrific skin disease with the plot of his atmospheric thriller to the point where fantasy and reality seem to exchange places. The result is the most painful and disturbing screen drama of 1986. The cast includes Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson and Joanne Whalley. Bookseller Inventory # 10283

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Synopsis: This is the unabridged original text of Dennis Potter's acclaimed six-part television serial. The narrative counterpoints life in a hospital ward of a writer crippled by a horrific skin disease with the plot of his atmospheric thriller to the point where fantasy and reality seem to exchange places. The result is the most painful and disturbing screen drama of the 1980s.

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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