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The Krays

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The Krays by Philip Ridley
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This screenplay tackles the real-life story of London's notorious gangsters, the Kray twins. Brought up by their mother and aunts, the school-ground bullies grew more violent through national service and terms in prison before becoming the kings of 1960s gangland London. Ridley's screenplay, almost as notorious as its subject matter, is a stylised meditation on maternal love, childhood, violence and homo-eroticism.

Author Biography

Playwright Philip Ridley was born in the East End of London, where he still lives and works. He is a contemporary artist, poet, novelist, film-maker and one of the country's most celebrated living playwrights, winning Time Out and Critics Circle awards for his plays; and he is the only person ever to have won the Evening Standard Award for both Most Promising Newcomer to British Film and Most Promising playwright. His play The Fastest Clock In The Universe has just been revived by the Hampstead Theatre and Leicester Curve as part of the Hampstead's 50 year celebrations, and his new film Heartless, starring Timothy Spall and Luke Treadaway, is due for release in February 2010. Ridley has been described as 'probably a genius' (Time Out), 'a visionary' (Rolling Stone), 'the master of modern myth' (Guardian) and 'the best British playwright of the last 20 years' (Aleks Sierz, author of In-Yer-Face Theatre).
Release date NZ
August 7th, 1997
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations
Imprint
Methuen Drama
Pages
160
Dimensions
129x198x10
ISBN-13
9780413711304
Product ID
1773777

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