This House (Student Editions) (Paperback)

This House (Student Editions) By James Graham, Nicholas Holden (Editor), Chris Megson (Editor) Cover Image

This House (Student Editions) (Paperback)


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For the first time, this play - first performed in 2012 at the National Theatre - is published in the Methuen Drama Student Edition series. It features commentary & notes by Nicholas Holden, Lecturer in Drama at the University of Greenwich, UK, that help the student unpack the play's social, political and cultural context, as well as its themes, language, structure and production history.

In tough times, the British do what we have always done. We muddle through.

This House is a razor-sharp political comedy exploring Westminster and the 1974 British hung parliament, which provides a timely historical correlative to the current political climate.

It's the play that secured the then-30-year-old James Graham's reputation as one of the UK's most important and revered dramatists, gaining critical acclaim, enjoying a sell-out run at the National Theatre's Olivier in 2013 and being revived in the West End in 2017, when it was Olivier-nominated.

With well-paced, witty and waspish dialogue, it explores the childish digs and chauvinistic attitudes that have riddled political life both then and continue to do so now.
James Graham is a playwright and film and television writer. His work for theatre, film and TV includes This House; Ink; Finding Neverland (with Gary Barlow); Quiz; Sketching; The Culture; Labour of Love; Monster Raving Loony; Caught in a Trap; Coalition; Brexit: An Uncivil War; X and Y; The Vote; The Angry Brigade; Privacy; Sixty Six Books; Basset; The Man; The Whisky Taster; A History of Falling Things; SuddenLossOfDignity.Com; Tory Boyz; Sons of York; Little Madam; Eden's Empire and Albert's Boy. Nicholas Holden is Lecturer in Drama at the University of Greenwich, UK. He specialises in the contemporary British theatre, contemporary playwriting pedagogy and the work of the Royal Court Theatre. He is the co-convenor of the International Playwrights' Symposium.
Product Details ISBN: 9781350155534
ISBN-10: 1350155535
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publication Date: February 11th, 2021
Pages: 152
Language: English
Series: Student Editions