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The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden (Paperback)

Adapted by Osborne, Jimmy
Adapted by Aula, David
By McEwan, Ian

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I did not kill my father, but sometimes I felt I had helped him on his way. And but for the fact that it coincided with a landmark in my own physical growth, his death seemed insignificant compared with what followed. I am only including the little story of his death to explain h...ow my sisters and I came to have such a large quantity of cement at our disposal. In the relentless summer heat, four children retreat into an isolated world left to them by their parents and attempt to create their own version of a family. Ian McEwan's first novel, The Cement Garden, written in 1978, explores coming-of-age, burgeoning sexuality and the distortions of a fourteen-year-old mind. David Aula and Jimmy Osborne's stage adaptation approaches the horror of the story through the innocent eyes of children, and encourages an audience to remember the games, irreverence, and shadows of their youth: to remember and reinvent their sense of invincibility. The Cement Garden received its world premiere as part of Vault Festival Waterloo, on 28 January 2014.
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ISBN 9781472583833
Released AU 1 Feb 2014
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Series Modern Plays
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ISBN-13 9781472583833
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Methuen Drama
Released 1 Feb 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Adapted by Osborne, Jimmy
Adapted by Aula, David
By McEwan, Ian
Series Modern Plays
Category Drama Texts, Plays
Number of Pages 104
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 6mm
Dewey Code 822.914
Weight 113g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England, Orphans
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly