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Synopsis: Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the plays capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair. John Byrne takes the slab room he worked in and makes it pure theater: the scams, the dreams, the aloof but gorgeous girl, the despair of life back home, the obligatory tormenting of the office 'weed', and the mandatory boy chat and pranks all help the day to pass. Phil and Spanky explode onto the stage in a classic vaudeville double-act.
About the Author: John Byrne was born in Paisley in 1940. He worked as a 'slab boy' at AFT Stoddard, the carpet manufacturers, before going to Glasgow School of Art. He became a full time painter in 1968 following his first London exhibition. His plays include Nova Scotia, Slab Boys, Cuttin' a Rug, Still Life, Writer's Cramp, Normal Service, Cara Coco and Colquhoun and Macbryde. For TV, he is best known for his BAFTA award-winning series Tutti Frutti (adapted for the stage by National Theatre of Scotland, UK Tour). He is a distinguished theatre designer and has designed productions for the Traverse Theatre, 7:84, Hampstead Theatre, the Bush Theatre and Scottish Opera.
Title: The slab boys
Publisher: Scottish Society of Playwrights
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Scottish Society of Playwrights, 1981. Condition: Good. Little wear to boards. Content is clean and bright. Good DJ with some edge wear. Seller Inventory # 9999-9996230664
Book Description Scottish Society of Playwrights. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0906799031 Book is very clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Different cover than shown. Light shelf wear on dust jacket. Light fading on dust jacket. Light tanning. Good reading copy. Seller Inventory # WUN-753U-W022
Book Description Scottish Society of Playwrights, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0906799031
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