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The Painter

Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571276738
Date Published
20.01.2011
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Summary

The fashionables? They just want to know if a painting’s hot. Whether it will gain.

Queen Victoria said of Turner, ‘He is quite mad.’ A cockney who spoke his mind, he did not fit into the norm of the artist. Society saw him as a misfit, shocking, controversial. He was a visionary, the father of modern painting. The play examines his relationship to three women in his life.

English painting is dead. It’s dealers making fortunes out of sentimental dross. Cherubs. Dogs.

The Painter by Rebecca Lenkiewicz premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London, in January 2011 in the production which marked the opening of its new premises on Ashwin Street.

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Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s plays include The Night Season (National Theatre, Critics’ Circle’s Most Promising Playwright Award, 2004) and Her Naked Skin (National Theatre, 2008), which was the first play by a living female playwright to be staged on the Olivier stage. Other plays include The Invisible (The Bush), Jane Wenham, Soho, The Painter (Arcola), The Typist (Riverside Studios), The Lioness (Tricycle),…

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