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ISBN-10: 1350094927
ISBN-13: 9781350094925
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publish Date: 01/23/2020
Dimensions: 7.60" L, 5.00" W, 0.30" H

Wasted

Editor: Chris Megson
Volume Editor: Katie Beswick
Editor: Jenny Stevens
Editor: Matthew Nichols
Editor: Sara Freeman

Paperback

Price: $14.95

Overview

Three old friends in their mid-twenties. One remarkable day. For Ted, Danny and Charlotte, it’s time to seize control. Make a difference. Change things. This is it.

A day trip through the parks and raves and cafes of South London, where life is what you make it. The rapid-fire words of Kate Tempest paint a picture of lives less ordinary in an unforgiving world, soundtracked by an exhilarating score.

A play about love, life and losing your mind, Wasted heralded the dramatic career of one of the UK’s most exciting performance poets, Kate Tempest. It was originally produced by Paines Plough and is published here as a Methuen Drama Student Edition alongside commentary and notes by Katie Beswick, lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter.

The ancillary material is geared at students and includes:

– an introduction outlining the play’s plot, character, themes context and performance history
– the full text of the play
– a chronology of the playwright’s life and work
– extensive textual notes

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"An ingenious whole that's funny and true about growing up, getting wasted and - as they gather round a tree planted to remember their friend - wasting life. Tempest's writing oscillates between dynamic poetry that's full of vividly phrased acute observation and dialogue that's plainer but just as spot-on ... [a] very exciting new play." –Guardian

"Tempest is a distinct emerging voice on the poetry and rapping scene in London ... it's an often electrifying script filled with sharp observations on life ... there's also hope and, without sentimentality, the play becomes a lesson in when to seize the day." –Telegraph

"Kate Tempest is a poet and rapper, jobs whose cadences shine enticingly through in the punchy rhythms of her writing. Theatre has borrowed her for her debut play and I heartily suggest we try to make the arrangement permanent, as Tempest provides a welcome shot in drama's arm ... Tempest's is a talent to be harnessed, not wasted." –Evening Standard

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Details

ISBN-10: 1350094927
ISBN-13: 9781350094925
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Publish Date: 01/23/2020
Dimensions: 7.60" L, 5.00" W, 0.30" H
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