About the Book



June 2011
Trade Paperback · 96 Pages
$14.95 U.S.
ISBN 9781559364089
Theatre Communications Group


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Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Award for Best Foreign Play.

"One of the most exciting new plays in ages."—The New York Times

One of London and New York's most highly acclaimed plays of the season, Jez Butterworth's "wild, blissfully funny drug-and-booze-fueled comedy and tragedy" (The New York Times) is a rousing exploration of national identity, living on the margins, and the necessity of rebellion.

Jez Butterworth won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright and was awarded the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2007. He also wrote and directed the film adaptations of Mojo (1998) and Birthday Girl (2002), and he co-wrote and produced Fair Game (2010).

About the Author

Plays include Mojo, The Night Heron, The Winterling and Jerusalem. Mojo, The Night Heron and Parlour Song have been produced in New York in acclaimed productions at Atlantic Theater Company. He has written and directed two films: Mojo (1998) and Birthday Girl (2002). In 2009 he wrote and produced Fair Game. He is writing the screenplay for London Calling, about the British punk rock band, the Clash. He has won two Evening Standard Awards and Olivier, Critics’ Circle, Writers’ Guild and George Devine Awards. In 2007, he received the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.