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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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Review of Stags And Hens - Willy Russell

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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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"Wyrd bith ful araed. Fate is fate."

Advantages: Solid characters, great laughs, profoundly moving
Disadvantages: A play, really, is meant for performing. This is only half the experience. If that.

I always find it a bit odd when people read plays as they would novels. Plays are supposed to be performed, surely, and the majority of published scripts are certainly performance pieces: cheap paperbacks with wide margins for actorly scribbles and thick ...

Gag_Halfrunt 26.03.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Someone Who'll Watch Over Me - Frank McGuinness

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Frank McGuinness... A great play-write!

Advantages: Easy to follow, sharply funny
Disadvantages: Wish there was more detail in individual stories told

I bought this book ages ago (I think it was only £0.50 from a car-boot sale), I only finished it yesterday, I think it took me a good 2 months to read it; this was mainly due to work and other obligations. The book is adapted from the play version which I ...

mimicmwb 08.09.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Someone Who'll Watch Over Me - Frank McGuinness

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