55 Days by Howard Brenton

55 Days

byHoward Brenton

Kobo ebook | November 15, 2012

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A gripping historical drama that dramatises a crucial moment of English history. Premiered at Hampstead Theatre in October 2012.

December 1648. The Army has occupied London. Parliament votes not to put the imprisoned king on trial, so the Army moves against Westminster in the first and only military coup in English history. What follows over the next fifty-five days, as Cromwell seeks to compromise with a king who will do no such thing, is nothing less than the forging of a new nation, an entirely new world.

Howard Brenton’s play depicts the dangerous and dramatic days when, in a country exhausted by Civil War, a few great men attempt to think the unthinkable: to create a country without a king.

'A forgotten era of revolutionary British history is fascinatingly unlocked... electrifying.' Whatonstage.com

'[A] confident and idea-packed piece... It could have been a dour history lesson. Instead it engages with the present, raising some pungent questions about the kind of democracy we have in Britain today.' Evening Standard

Title:55 DaysFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 15, 2012Publisher:Nick Hern BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1780011857

ISBN - 13:9781780011851

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