Abandonment (NHB Modern Plays)

Abandonment (NHB Modern Plays)

by Kate Atkinson

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Overview

A play about love, death, identity and evolution, from the best-selling and highly acclaimed novelist. Elizabeth, forty-something, childless, recently separated, just wants to be alone. She's moved into a converted Victorian mansion, alive with history, character, woodworm and rot. But worse than that she's besieged by invaders of the human kind. Her best friend, her sister, their mother, the builder and a photographer are all determined to make their mark. And a former inhabitant of the house, disturbed from her resting place by Elizabeth's arrival, revisits her own long-forgotten past. 'Atkinson has arrived at theatrical customs with a huge amount to declare' -Guardian 'Witty, intelligent and absorbing... terrific comic dialogue' -Scotsman

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780016733
Publisher: Hern, Nick Books
Publication date: 11/25/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 745 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh. She won the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year Award with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her other bestselling novels include Human Croquet published in 1996, Emotionally Weird, 2000, Life After Life, 2013 and A God in Ruins, 2014. A collection of stories entitled Not the End of the World was published in 2002, followed by Case Histories in 2004, One Good Turn in 2006, When Will There Be Good News? in 2008, and Started Early, Took My Dog in 2010. Kate Atkinson also wrote the short film Karmic Mothers for BBC/Tartan Shorts and the radio play Little Lives for BBC Radio 4. Abandonment was her first full-length play and premiered at the Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh Festival, 2000.

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