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Two Immortality Plays  

The Pimp / Solitude

Two Immortality Plays $29.95 ex GST
$32.95 inc GST
The two plays in this collection ring fascinating new changes on the well-worn contrast between a writer's life and work.

The Pimp
This biographical play is an elegant dance of death for four characters: the poet Charles Baudelaire, his mixed-race mistress Jeanne Duval, his respectable but repressed mother and his hypocritical legal adviser. Each of them has a part to play in the poetry as well as the tragedy of Baudelaire's life.

The play is a triumph, confronting the repellent side of human nature but also celebrating love and loyalty.

Brilliant and often surreal - the blocked writer Trecci (a character loosely based on the novelist Alexander Trocchi) wishes to be left alone on his barge, only stepping out for a riotous visit to the pub and an occasional sexual encounter with his neighbour's one-legged wife. But when his only friend brings round a potential conquest - an attractive young man who turns out to be an attractive young woman - Trecci is unwillingly drawn back into the world outside.

Cast : The Pimp - 2M, 2F / Solitude - 2M, 1F

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-813-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


DIC EDWARDS has worked on over 20 productions. His work has won critical praise and popular acclaim, but has also garnered controversy: In 2002, Welsh Nationalists took to the stage and conducted walk outs during the run of his play Franco’s Bastard at Wales' Chapter Arts Centre. Edwards was born in Cardiff, where his first play was produced in 1982. At the End of the Bay appeared at a time when new theatre in the English language in Wales was almost non-existent. Since then his work has been produced across the UK, including the Royal Court Theatre and The Citizens' Theatre in Glasgow.

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