9781474277396

Waste

  • ISBN 13:

    9781474277396

  • ISBN 10:

    147427739X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/24/2015
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

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Summary

A scandal half-stifled is worse than a scandal. One is at everybody's mercy.

Backstage at a hung parliament, visionary Independent Henry Trebell is co-opted by the Tories to push through a controversial Bill. Pursuing his cause with missionary zeal, he's barely distracted by his brief affair with a married woman until she suffers a lethal backstreet abortion. Threatened by public scandal, the Establishment closes ranks and coolly seals the fate of an idealistic man.

Famously banned by the censors in 1907, Harley Granville Barker's controversial masterpiece gathers a large ensemble to expose a cut-throat, cynical world of sex, sleaze and suicide amongst the political elite of Edwardian England.

This edition was published for the National Theatre's revival in November 2015.

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