'There is no other like Berkoff and there'll never be another.' Daily Mail
This volume marks Steven Berkoff's eightieth birthday by bringing together two of his greatest plays from the 1980s, Greek - an audacious take on Oedipus - and Decadence, a visceral satire of the upper classes and the social divide in Britain.
With a preface by the playwright and an introduction by Aleks Sierz.
'The least remarked upon achievement of Berkoff is his influence.' Dominic Dromgoole, The Full Room
Steven Berkoff was born in Stepney, London. After studying drama and mime in London and Paris, he entered a series of repertory companies and in 1968 formed the London Theatre Group. His plays and adaptations have been performed in many countries and in many languages. Among the many adaptations Berkoff has created for the stage, directed and toured, are Kafka's Metamorphosis and The Trial, Agamemnon after Aeschylus, and Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. He has directed and toured productions of Shakespeare's Coriolanus also playing the title role, Richard II, Hamlet and Macbeth, as well as Oscar Wilde's Salome.