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Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited

ISBN
9780571332939
Published
05/05/2016
9780571332939
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
160

About the Book

My theme is memory, that winged host? that soared about me one grey morning of wartime.

Billeted to Brideshead during the Second World War, Captain Charles Ryder is overwhelmed by memories of his Oxford days and holidays spent in the fine stately home under the privileged spell of the dazzling Marchmains. As past and present blur, Charles recalls his enchantment with the beguiling Sebastian, his beautiful sister Julia and the doomed Catholic family, and considers how they would change his life for ever.

Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, reimagined for the stage by Bryony Lavery, was co-produced by English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal. The show premiered at York Theatre Royal in April 2016 and then toured the UK.

My theme is memory, that winged host? that soared about me one grey morning of wartime.Billeted to Brideshead during the Second World War, Captain Charles Ryder is overwhelmed by memories of his Oxford days and holidays spent in the fine stately home under the privileged spell of the dazzling Marchmains. As past and present blur, Charles recalls his enchantment with the beguiling Sebastian, his beautiful sister Julia and the doomed Catholic family, and considers how they would change his life for ever.Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, reimagined for the stage by Bryony Lavery, was co-produced by English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal. The show premiered at York Theatre Royal in April 2016 and then toured the UK.
  • Bryony Lavery

    Bryony Lavery's plays include Last Easter (Manhattan Classic Company), A Wedding Story (Sphinx) and Frozen (TMA Best Play 2001, Eileen Anderson Best Play 2001) which began life at Birmingham Rep, moved to the National Theatre, London, and was then produced on Broadway where it was nominated for four Tony awards. She has written five plays for National Theatre Connections. Recent work includes Kursk (Sound and Fury), The Wicked Lady (New Vic, Stoke-on-Trent), Stockholm (Frantic Assembly/ Sydney Theatre Company) which received the Wolff-Whiting Best Play 2008, and, with Jason Carr, A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep/ West Yorkshire Playhouse). Beautiful Burnout premiered at the Pleasance Forth, Edinburgh in 2010 (Frantic Assembly/National Theatre of Scotland). She is honorary Doctor of Arts at De Montford University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

“An engaging show that keeps faith with Waugh’s seriousness as much as his dreaminess.”
- Daily Mail
“Playwright Bryony Lavery delivers the spirit and essence of Waugh’s bittersweet story.”
- Sunday Times
  • Adapted By: Bryony Lavery

    Bryony Lavery's plays include Last Easter (Manhattan Classic Company), A Wedding Story (Sphinx) and Frozen (TMA Best Play 2001, Eileen Anderson Best Play 2001) which began life at Birmingham Rep, moved to the National Theatre, London, and was then produced on Broadway where it was nominated for four Tony awards. She has written five plays for National Theatre Connections. Recent work includes Kursk (Sound and Fury), The Wicked Lady (New Vic, Stoke-on-Trent), Stockholm (Frantic Assembly/ Sydney Theatre Company) which received the Wolff-Whiting Best Play 2008, and, with Jason Carr, A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep/ West Yorkshire Playhouse). Beautiful Burnout premiered at the Pleasance Forth, Edinburgh in 2010 (Frantic Assembly/National Theatre of Scotland). She is honorary Doctor of Arts at De Montford University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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