Wood: Plays Three

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Bloomsbury Academic, May 11, 2005 - Drama - 272 pages

Includes the plays Ms Courage, Red Star, Fill the Stage with Happy Hours

Ms Courage is a brutal yet darkly comic reworking of Mother Courage by Johann von Grimmelshausen. Red Star tells the story of an actor in the Russian theatre who bears an uncanny resemblance to Stalin. It was performed by the RSC. Fill the Stage with Happy Hours is the most autobiographical of Charles Wood's plays, being a comedy about a run-down repertory theatre.

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About the author (2005)

Charles Wood was born in Guernsey in 1932. He served in the army before beginning a career as a writer. He has written extensively for film, television and stage and has translated and adapted numerous classic works. His original stage plays include 'Dingo', 'Jingo', 'H', 'Cockade', 'Meals On Wheels', 'Fill The Stage With Happy Hours', 'Don’t Make Me Laugh', 'Veterans', 'Has Washington Legs?', 'Across From The Garden Of Allah'. His films include 'Help!' (directed by Richard Lester 1966) and 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' (directed by Tony Richardson 1969).

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