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By Simon Stephens

ISBN-10: 1474251412

ISBN-13: 9781474251419

2014 used to be a superb yr for playwright Simon Stephens, who has been defined by way of the self reliant as 'a fabulous author of gigantic mind's eye' and through the monetary instances as having 'emerged during this millennium as a good playwright'.

2014 was once a 12 months for Simon Stephens which featured a excessive variety of global foremost performs together with one for the theatre of his birthplace, Manchester's Royal alternate, a tremendous new play for the Downstairs area at London's Royal court docket, and a Chekhov translation for London's younger Vic; a move of his West finish hit The Curious Incident of the puppy within the Night-Time to Broadway; and initiatives in Germany, a rustic which has noticeable Stephens lauded, within which he has labored largely, and which has formed a lot of his dramaturgy. as well as those significant initiatives, Stephens persevered his function as a mentor of younger writers, actors and administrators, and persevered to be some of the most widespread, outspoken and fiercely clever voices of the playwriting scene.

In a very sincere account, Simon Stephens opens as much as us, via day-by-day diary entries, his operating practices, his inner-most strategies, his philosophy on theatre, the humanities and politics, and his emotions and reactions to precise initiatives he has labored on. via this, we're given extraordinary entry to the brain of 1 of crucial playwrights of the twenty-first century.

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