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Salome: Decadent and surreal

Advantages: Descriptions, surrealism, style
Disadvantages: Choppy dialogue, little plot development, unsympathetic characters

Originally written in French, the dialogue is choppy, surreal and desperately descriptive. The Biblical story is turned into a tale of lust, denial, female power and its suppression, and perverse attractions. If you're expecting a witty tea-room drama l ...

Summerfox 21.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Salome - Oscar Wilde

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i can read....

Advantages: was in english
Disadvantages: Not enough pictures

i used this book to learn how to read, it is a thrilling story which you should most definatly read because it will change the way you think and could even teach you something new. even though this play is by an old dead english man it does have relevan ...

griffinl 02.11.2006 · Read full review
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Stags and Hens

Advantages: Superbly written, witty, funny, and yet thought-provoking
Disadvantages: If acted badly, is an insult to a superb piece

I haven't written for a short while now. My forays into the world of opinion writing are becoming less frequent, due to the inordinate amount of time spent at Uni (students have it easy? Yeah, right), and so, I want to do something that's going to leave a ...

spacemonkey 24.10.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Stags And Hens - Willy Russell

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Perfect mix of opposites.

Advantages: Funny, clever, ironic.
Disadvantages: Perhaps too localised.

This play is a clear Willy Russell work. The stereotypical Liverpudlians throughout bring the story to life whether reading it or watching it. The stage directions prove great detail as the set is completely imaginable in the reader's head and easy for a ...

dancaholic 01.09.2008 · Read full review
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Willy does it again

Advantages: Funny upbeat marriage comedy
Disadvantages: dialect somtimes hard to understand

This is another prime example of Willy Russels scouse comedy genius. Its a tale of cold feet in 1970's Liverpool, Dave a working class bloke who's only escapes from the depressing dull life of working class liverpool is his ale and his footy. This p ...

bigjd57 13.01.2003 · Read full review
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