Moon Tiger (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)

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Moon Tiger (Oberon Modern Plays) By Penelope Lively, Simon Reade (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Penelope Lively, Simon Reade (Adapted by)


A stage adaptation of the 1987 Booker Prize-winning novel, with an introduction by original author Penelope Lively

Claudia Hampton is a popular historian, a strong, beautiful and difficult woman. Now in her seventies, she is plotting her greatest work - a history of the world. She looks back over her life growing up between the wars and remembers the people who have shared its triumphs and tragedies. There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of her daughter, and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost during the El Alamein campaign when she worked as a war correspondent.

Against a background of world events, Claudia's own remarkable story provokes a sharp combination of sadness, shock and amusement. Simon Reade's adaptation is introduced by Penelope Lively herself.

Compelling, moving and eloquent, one of the great novels of the 20th century is brought to the stage for the first time. Winner of the 1987 Booker Prize, Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire.

"Reade's adaptation is undoubtedly faithful to the book." - Daily Express

"A moving, thought provoking play which sends you home questioning. Moon Tiger is a worthy addition to theatre history." - Gloucestershire Echo

"An excellent adaptation that offers an evocative portrayal of one woman's life remembrances." - Everything Theatre

"What hits one within minutes of the play opening is the beauty of the language, the clever use of words that make for gentle humour and how often the play nudges us in the direction of remembering our own history." - Bath Chronicle

About the Author

Simon Reade has previously adapted Michael Morpurgo's Toro! Toro! and The Mozart Question as well as the phenomenally successful stage and screen versions of Private Peaceful. His other plays include Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp, Not the End of the World, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, Pride and Prejudice, and for the RSC, Ted Hughes' Tales From Ovid, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Epitaph for the Official Secrets Act.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781783191017
ISBN-10: 1783191015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Pages: 72
Language: English
Series: Oberon Modern Plays