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McQueen, or, Lee and beauty

Author: James Phillips
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
Series: Modern Plays
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A beautiful and haunting voyage into the visionary imagination and dark dream world of the late Alexander McQueen, fashion's greatest contemporary artist. "I've got a 600-year-old elm tree in my garden. I made up a story: a girl lives in it and comes out of the darkness to meet a prince and becomes a queen." Alexander McQueen, 2008. A mysterious girl has been hiding in a tree in McQueen's Mayfair garden for the past  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Plays
Named Person: Alexander McQueen; Alexander McQueen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Phillips
ISBN: 9781474264464 1474264468 1474264484 9781474264488 1474264476 9781474264471
OCLC Number: 910978617
Description: 72 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Modern Plays
Other Titles: McQueen :
Lee and beauty
Responsibility: James Phillips.

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A beautiful and haunting voyage into the visionary imagination and dark dream world of the late Alexander McQueen, fashion's greatest contemporary artist. "I've got a 600-year-old elm tree in my garden. I made up a story: a girl lives in it and comes out of the darkness to meet a prince and becomes a queen." Alexander McQueen, 2008. A mysterious girl has been hiding in a tree in McQueen's Mayfair garden for the past eleven nights, secretly watching him as he struggles to find inspiration for his new collection. Tonight she climbs down and breaks into his house to steal a dress she could never afford to buy, in the hope of becoming someone special. He catches her, but instead of calling the police, he takes a chance and lets her stay. Together, they go out onto the streets of London and into the whirlwind of McQueen's life. As the girl begins to unravel before him, it becomes clear that she needs more than her dream dress to see her through the night. With its beauty, the world invites us all to live another day, and with each other, two troubled souls may just find the comfort they so desperately crave. This is a moving, poetic and unmissable insight into the fairytale landscape of McQueen's genius, as glimpsed at in his iconic fashion shows.

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James Phillips's script . . . is knotty and thoughtful, as it explores the responsibilities we have to the planet and to each other, the dangers of fundamentalism in many forms, and what we mean by Read more...

 
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