Hyper mundane hyper realism.
Hugely overrated. Old school slumming.
Melodramatic and improbable. Very short. Over done.
Good dramatic opposition. Maybe some melodrama. But a great night of theatre.
Scene One – 6 pp. Boarding school. Izzy and Mia torture Alice.
Scene Two – 14 pp. Martha’s flat. Martha, Henry, Mia. Mia comes home from school.
Scene Three – 5 pp. Hospital. Izzy, Mia, Henry go to see Alice.
Scene Four – 6pp. Martha’s flat. Martha, Henry. Martha tears up Henry’s clothes.
Scene Five – 6pp. Hugh’s flat. Henry, Issy, Mia. After the party.
Scene Six – 7 pp. Martha’s flat. Martha and Henry.
Scene Seven – 6pp. A restaurant. Hugh and Mia.
Scene Eight – 16 pp. Martha’s flat. Martha, Henry, Mia, Hugh.
The sound of one hand clapping. If you enjoy watching inarticulate characters smoke cigarettes and mumble, Stephens is for you.
Takes place over three days.
Sir Harcourt Courtly
Lady Gay Spanker
Cool (Sir Harcourt’s Valet)
Martin (Sir Harcourt’s Servant)
James (Harkaway’s servant)
Pert (Grace’s maid)
Written in mid 90’s. Set in 1993. Nine scenes. Eight characters.
Solid. Nice use of verse.
Great stuff. Some exquisite verbal detail.
And again. A massive delight. Every time. Forever.