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Revolutionary witness / Peter Barnes.

Author/creator Barnes, Peter, 1931-2004 author.
Other author/creatorBarnes, Peter, 1931-2004. Plays three.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info [London] : Bloomsbury, [2013]
Copyright Notice ©2013
Description1 online resource
Supplemental Content Drama online
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Summary 'Revolutionary Witness', televised by the BBC in 1989, is a series of four direct and intelligent monologues about the French Revolution, excavating the individual voices from the historical tide, each based on the story of a real survivor of the Revolution. In 'The Patriot' a man sells souvenirs: bones, stones and medals made from drawbridge chains are flogged as mementos of the uprising, and holy symbols of the new world order. 'The Butcher' is a man who has found it hard to understand very much, except that the Revolution was right and moral and its casualties deserve a hero's pension. 'The Preacher' has an uncompromising commitment to the revolution. 'The Amazon' is the complaint of a courtesan who led the mob wearing red silk on a black horse, and now sits mouldering in an asylum, recalling her life with unhinged lyricism.
General notePreviously issued in print: in Plays three. London: Methuen Drama, 1996.
Source of descriptionDescription based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 28, 2013).

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