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Brenton, Howard 1942-

Overview
Works: 186 works in 614 publications in 6 languages and 13,239 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Diaries  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Creator, Adapter
Classifications: PR6052.R426, 822.914
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Most widely held works about Howard Brenton
 
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Most widely held works by Howard Brenton
Pravda : a Fleet Street comedy by Howard Brenton( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bitter satire on the corruption of the truth by Fleet Street establishment revolving around predatory right-wing South Africn tycoon
The Romans in Britain by Howard Brenton( Book )
26 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A play
MI-5 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 448 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
Pravda by Howard Brenton( Book )
20 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bloody poetry by Howard Brenton( Book )
17 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
Plays, one by Howard Brenton( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magnificence by Howard Brenton( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skuespil
Plays for the poor theatre by Howard Brenton( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revenge by Howard Brenton( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 387 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 )
13 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weapons of happiness by Howard Brenton( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 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
Brassneck by Howard Brenton( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and German and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Danton's death : a new version by Georg Büchner( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 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."--Cover p. [4]
Hitler dances by Howard Brenton( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays : two by Howard Brenton( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epsom Downs by Howard Brenton( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 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 )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliant and magnetic American is in academic exile at a rainy English Midlands university because he refused to work for the Pentagon. His inability to confront the moral and ethical implications of his discoveries leave him unable to work. Then he meets a first year mathematics student, who can do the equations he has been trying to hide from: she has worked them out for herself. Together they struggle to deny science's imperative for progress, and stare in horror at the momentous power which they have articulated. 'The Genius' was first performed in 1983 at the Royal Court Theatre, London
Thirteenth night by Howard Brenton( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 279 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 )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 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 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A protest, in the form of a drama, against the banning of Salman Rushdies' Satanic Verses
 
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Languages
English (290)
German (4)
Danish (3)
French (1)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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