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Steven Berkoff Plays 3

Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff Plays 3 includes Ritual in Blood, Messiah and Berkoff’s adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy Oedipus.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571205875
Date Published
07.08.2000
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Summary

This is a collection of three history plays, each displaying the sparkling muscularity of language that marks Berkoff out as one of the foremost wordsmiths in the English language. Set in thirteenth-century England, Ritual in Blood looks at the persecution of the Jews. Messiah begins with the image of Christ on the cross and pits His humanity and transcendent goodness against the evil of those who would kill Him. Finally, Berkoff offers a sharp and accessible adaptation of Sophocles’s Oedipus tragedy.

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Steven Berkoff was born in Stepney, East London and first studied acting at the City Literary Institute in Holborn when he was nineteen. Following full-time training at the Webber Douglas School of Drama, he worked extensively in repertory theatre in England and Scotland, doing every job from understudy to stage management. In 1968 he formed his own company, the London…

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