The Nativity

David Farr
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ISBN 9780571204663 Format Paperback
Published 06/12/1999 Length 96 pages

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Joseph, the Carpenter, seems destined never to find love, until one day a beautiful girl enters his workshop to escape from a storm. Her name is Mary, and three months later they are married. But on their wedding night Mary tells Joseph that she is already pregnant.

So begins a remarkable journey involving giants, shepherds, kings, devils and angels. A journey covering hundreds of miles and ending in a divine miracle.

Using all the storytelling magic associated with Young Vic productions such as Grimm Tales and More Grimm Tales, David Farr breathes new life into one of the world's greatest stories.

  • About David Farr

    David Farr is a writer and director. His plays The Danny Crowe Show, Elton John's Glasses, Night of the Soul, Ramayana, The UN Inspector, The Heart of Robin Hood and a collection of adaptations have all been published by Faber. He was Artistic Director of London's Gate Theatre from 1995 to 1998, and Joint Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic from 2002 to 2005. He has directed Coriolanus and Julius Caesar for the RSC and The UN Inspector for the National Theatre. In June 2005 he became Artistic Director of the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, where his productions included new versions of The Odyssey and Kafka's Metamorphosis. In 2009 he became Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where his productions of The Winter's Tale, King Lear and The Homecoming opened to critical acclaim.

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