Page extent: 216
ISBN: 9781840022728
Binding: PaperBack

Osment: Plays for Young People

Philip Osment

PaperBack (17 Apr 2006)

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The four plays in this volume were written for teenage audiences and deal with issues of gender, AIDS, disability, relationships, ethnic strife, crime, drugs and bullying.

In Who's Breaking? a young man, learning that he is HIV-positive, is forced to rethink his life and attitudes. At the heart of Listen is the fractured relationship between a deaf teenager and his uncomprehending father. Sleeping Dogs concerns the love affair between a Muslim boy and a Christian girl during the war in former Yugoslavia.
Through its three troubled protagonists, Wise Guys poses the central question addressed by all these plays: can young people caught up in self-destructive cycles break free of them?

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781840022728
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 216


"Taut, non-preachy... work this beautiful deserves a large audience" - The Scotsman (on Wise Guys)

"It pulls few punches, but there's no lack of sensitivity either. It is moving and, amazing, funny." - Manchester Evening News