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Mojo and Other Plays

Mojo and Other Plays

April 2012
Trade Paperback · 300 Pages
$18.95 U.S.
ISBN 9781559364188
Theatre Communications Group


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"[Mojo] combines the verbal menace of Harold Pinter and the physical violence of Quentin Tarantino."—Sunday Times

"[Parlour Song] is blissfully funny … combines the comic, the erotic and the downright disconcerting with superb panache."—Telegraph

"[The Winterling] is written with all of Butterworth's characteristically high-octane flair, the text flashes with jokes, shines with images, and oozes menacing bonhomie."—Tribune

Jez Butterworth is one of Britain's most compelling and original playwrights. This new volume collects all of the acclaimed author's work written before Jerusalem: the Olivier Award–winning Mojo, a sly and vicious black comedy set in 1950s Soho clubland; The Night Heron, a "funny, sad, haunting, and strangely beautiful" play about a group of outcasts gathered in the Cambridgeshire fens (Daily Telegraph); Parlour Song, a hilarious investigation of cunning, paranoia, and treacherous desire; and The Winterling, a menacing comedy thriller about a group of misfits waiting out the winter on a moor in southern England.

Jez Butterworth is the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem. He 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 adaptation of Mojo (1998) starring Ian Hart and Harold Pinter, Birthday Girl (2002) starring Nicole Kidman and Ben Chaplin, and he co-wrote and produced Fair Game (2010) starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts.

About the Author

JEZ BUTTERWORTH: Plays include Jerusalem, 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.