Page extent: 54
ISBN: 9781840023381
Binding: PaperBack


John McGrath

PaperBack (31 Aug 2002)
A sunny September day. Heather Smithson, a senior MI5 controller, has a dilemma. Her job is on the line. She pauses in the sunshine to brood on recent events and what they mean in her life. Seattle, Genoa, New York: What is the battleground? Who is the enemy?

Hyperlynx was performed as a one act rehearsed reading at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2001. Its grim premonition of the terrorist activity of September 11th, necessitated that John McGrath wrote a second act. He completed the play in November before his death in January 2002.

Hyperlynx was the winner of the Fringe First Award, Edinburgh 2002

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ISBN13 9781840023381
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 54


"A short, sharp piece of quite deadly sophistication about the power of the multinationals. Well done, that man." John Peter, Sunday Times

"The play has the huge breadth of vision that we expect from McGrath, linking political concerns from the faith of Palestine to the safety of GM crops in a sweeping critique of corporate power." The Scotsman

McGrath writes throughout with a controlled anger and belief in the validity of personal protest.
Michael Billington, The Guardian