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Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Peter Barnes (1931-2004) was a British writer and director whose work includes The Ruling Class (Nottingham and Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1968), Leonardo's Last Supper and Noonday Demons (Open Space Theatre, London, 1969), The Bewitched (RSC, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1974), Laughter! (Royal Court Theatre, 1978), Red Noses (RSC, Barbican, 1985) and Sunsets and Glories (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 1990).
Peter Barnes (10 January 1931 – 1 July 2004) was an English Olivier Award-winning playwright and screenwriter. His most famous work is the play The Ruling Class, which was made into a 1972 film for which Peter O'Toole received an Oscar nomination. Barnes was educated at Marling School in Stroud, Gloucestershire and performed his national service with the Royal Air Force. He then worked briefly for London County Council.
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Home Peter, Barnes The Ruling Class: A Baroque Comedy. Bubbling with acerbic wit and feverish energy, Olivier Award-winning and er Peter Barnes's razor-sharp satire combines a ferocious mix of hilarity and horror whilst mercilessly exposing the foibles of the English nobility. Book Description: Peter Barnes's razor-sharp satire combines a ferocious mix of hilarity and horror whilst mercilessly exposing the foibles of the English nobility.
Peter Barnes (1931-2004) first came to attention with The Ruling Class in 1968 and this play, which now posts his name outside a London theatre again, is typical of his work. Belonging to his favoured genre of black comedy, it also, in common with much of his other work, subverts history, parodies literature and challenges taboos: in this case, through a mock-Shakespearian history of the 14th Earl of Gurney, an English aristocrat described as a paranoid schizophrenic, which leads him to adopt various personae including Jack the Ripper, Richard III and Jesus.
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Jack Gurney's schizophrenic stream of consciousness. In this monologue Jack Gurney gives us a sample of what's going on in his schizophrenic mind in a psychotic stream of consciousness. Written by Administrator. ACT I, Scene 4. Summary. Jack Gurney is a ic British nobleman. His father, the Earl of Gurney, dies and Jack Gurney inherits his fortune as well as becoming the new Earl of Gurney even if he has been committed to a mental institution. JACK GURNEY: "Qed, if I saw a man eating grass I'd say he was hungry. They'd have him certified.
When ''The Ruling Class'' was first staged in Britain in 1968, it created an uproar. Mr. Barnes himself preferred to call it ''a baroque comedy. He wrote the script for the film, directed by Peter Medak, which opened in 1972
When ''The Ruling Class'' was first staged in Britain in 1968, it created an uproar. Using a mix of understated wit and mordant savagery, it flailed Parliament, the Church of England, education, the British Empire and, particularly, the upper classes. He wrote the script for the film, directed by Peter Medak, which opened in 1972. It starred Peter O'Toole as the 14th Earl of Gurney, who believes he is Jesus Christ, and Alastair Sim as the man of the cloth who has to put up with his nonsense.
The Ruling Class: A Baroque Comedy, brought Barnes to international prominence. In the work, Barnes aimed for a comic theater of contrasting moods and opposites, where everything is simultaneously tragic and ridiculous, and he satirizes the values, viciousness, perversions, and manipulations of the British ruling class. Barnes’s view of society becomes even bleaker in Leonardo’s Last Supper, where the famous artist is brought to a charnel house after having been prematurely declared dead.
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Author: Barnes Peter
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Third Printing edition (January 1969)
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