The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - NHB Modern Plays

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Publisher's Synopsis

<p>Passionate, highly entertaining and gloriously funny - Robert Tressell's classic pre-First World War account of the working lives of a group of housepainters and decorators is vividly adapted by Howard Brenton.</p> <p><em>The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists</em> recounts the little daily successes and the disasters of a group of working-class men, living under the constant fear of being laid off by employers forever looking for new corners to cut. Both workers and bosses are caught in a system spiralling out of control, but why is it the workers always come out worse?</p> <p>Howard Brenton's stage adaptation, first performed at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool in June 2010 in a co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, lays bare the many social injustices perpetrated on these men whilst capturing their individual characters with touching truth to life.</p>

Book information

ISBN: 9781848421073
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 822.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 95
Weight: 122g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 10mm