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Brenton, Howard 1942-

Overview
Works: 187 works in 725 publications in 6 languages and 14,450 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television programs  Spy television programs  Diaries  History  Comedy plays  Detective and mystery television programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Adapter, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: PR6052.R426, 822.914
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Pravda : a Fleet Street comedy by Howard Brenton( Book )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bitter satire on the corruption of the truth by Fleet Street establishment revolving around predatory right-wing South African tycoon
The Romans in Britain by Howard Brenton( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play
MI-5( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The group was left reeling after the shocking death of Danny at the hands of hostage-takers as the last season concluded. Now Adam, Harry, Ruth, Fiona and rising star Zafar set out to become even stronger in their battle to safeguard the nation
Bloody poetry by Howard Brenton( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elegiac and fiery play about poetry and failed utopias, 'Bloody Poetry' follows Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, and their lovers Mary Shelley and Claire Clairemont, into exile. This strange family, vilified for their private lives and socially banished to the Continent, try on the shores of Lake Geneva to find a new way of living, free of repression and constraint, and filled with love and revolutionary passion. But what emerges is a fascinating tangle of disappointments. 'Bloody Poetry was first presented in 1984 at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
Magnificence by Howard Brenton( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skuespil
Plays, one by Howard Brenton( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Churchill play : as it will be performed in the winter of 1984 by the internees of Churchill Camp somewhere in England by Howard Brenton( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays for the poor theatre by Howard Brenton( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenge by Howard Brenton( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassneck by Howard Brenton( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and German and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weapons of happiness by Howard Brenton( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First performed at London's National Theatre in July 1976, 'Weapons of Happiness' is a political play which contrasts east European experience with English innocence. Brenton pitches Josef Frank, a real-life Czech victim of Soviet despotism who was hanged in 1952, into the turbulent London of 1976. The ghostly Frank finds himself employed in a crisp factory whose naively bolshie young workers decide to stage an occupation. Their lack of any coherent plan of action, plus the combined opposition of management, the police and the unions, means their protest is doomed. The only hope lies in the workers' leader, Janice, who is sexually magnetised by Frank and seems to have inherited something of his original socialist idealism
Plays : two by Howard Brenton( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler dances by Howard Brenton( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danton's death : a new version by Georg Büchner( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1794: the French Revolution reaches its climax. After a series of bloody purges the life-loving, volatile Danton is tormented by his part in the killing. His political rival, the driven, ascetic Robespierre, decides Danton's fate. ... Once friends who wanted to change the world, now one stands for compromise, the other for ideological purity as the guillotine awaits."--Page 4 of cover
Epsom Downs by Howard Brenton( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the day of the Epsom Derby and Britain is gripped by racing fever. At Epsom Downs Racecourse, a magnificent cross-section of society gathers to watch the famous Derby race in which Lester Piggot rode 'The Minstrel' to a dramatic, photo-finish victory. Described by the Guardian as 'An exuberant documentary about a secular English Festival', 'Epsom Downs' was commissioned and first performed by Joint Stock theatre company at the Roundhouse, London, in 1977, directed by Max Stafford Clark
The genius by Howard Brenton( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Genius tells the story of a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who retreats to an English university in a desperate attempt to suppress his solution to the final enigma of nuclear physics. Haunted by the enormity of his discovery, he encounters a brilliant young student who has reached similar conclusions."--Back cover
Thirteenth night by Howard Brenton( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Thirteenth Night' is a dream play, rewriting Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' for a Labour government, a denunciation of creeping tyranny and socialism's dilution. Ominous and witty, Brenton recasts 'Macbeth' to discover a contemporary path to tyranny. 'Thirteenth Night' was first presented in 1981 at the Warehouse, London
H.I.D. : (Hess is dead) by Howard Brenton( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encounter with the ghosts that haunt modern Europe, the play investigates the contradictions surrounding the apparent suicide of Hilter's one-time deputy, Rudolf Hess
Iranian nights by Tariq Ali( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A protest, in the form of a drama, against the banning of Salman Rushdies' Satanic Verses
Sore throats : & Sonnets of love and opposition by Howard Brenton( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ferocious battle of wits and fists is the subject of 'Sore Throats', where recently divorced couple Judy and Jack face each other down in a hail of insult and violence over the acrimonious split of their assets. Into this turmoil enters a young woman, Sally, who is hoping to rent a room in Judy's new flat. But far from becoming a kitchen sink drama, this 1979 play develops in a style more redolent of the abstract terror of Pinter or indeed the later Sarah Kane's works. 'Sore Throats' was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Warehouse Theatre, London, on 8 August 1979
 
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Pravda : a Fleet Street comedy
Alternative Names
Howard Brenton Brits schrijver

Howard Brenton drammaturgo e sceneggiatore britannico

Howard Brenton Playwright

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Languages
English (372)

German (10)

Danish (3)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (2)

French (1)

Covers
The Romans in BritainMI-5Bloody poetryPlays, onePlays for the poor theatrePlays : twoDanton's death : a new versionIranian nights