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Never so good

Author: Howard Brenton
Publisher: London : Nick Hern Books, 2014.
Series: NHB modern plays.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating portrait of Harold Macmillan in an epic play about the decline of British fortunes in the middle of the twentieth century. Set against a back-drop of fading Empire, war, the Suez crisis, vintage champagne, adultery and vicious Tory politics at the Ritz, Never So Good paints the portrait of a brilliant, witty but complex man, at times comically and, in the end, tragically out of kilter with his times.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brenton, Howard.
Never So Good (NHB Modern Plays).
New York : Nick Hern Books, ©2014
Named Person: Harold Macmillan; Harold Macmillan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Brenton
ISBN: 9781780013619 1780013612
OCLC Number: 893332518
Description: 1 online resource (163 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Dedication; Original Production; Characters; Act One; Act Two; Act Three; Act Four; About the Author; Copyright and Performing Rights Information.
Series Title: NHB modern plays.
Responsibility: Howard Brenton.

Abstract:

A fascinating portrait of Harold Macmillan in an epic play about the decline of British fortunes in the middle of the twentieth century. Set against a back-drop of fading Empire, war, the Suez crisis, vintage champagne, adultery and vicious Tory politics at the Ritz, Never So Good paints the portrait of a brilliant, witty but complex man, at times comically and, in the end, tragically out of kilter with his times. Harold Macmillan, the Eton-educated idealist who rushed, with Homer''s Iliad under his arm, to do his duty in the Grenadier Guards, is tormented by the harsh experiences of war.

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