House Of America by Ed ThomasHouse Of America by Ed Thomas

House Of America

byEd Thomas

Paperback | January 1, 2015

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An explosive, passionate play about a Welsh family and the American dream, House of America is an angsty, unsentimental work that deals with themes such as the disintegration (or lack) of national identity and the absence of a father figure. When their father abandons them for a new life in California and an open-cast mine encroaches on their house, life for the family is going to change forever. Mam goes mad after killing a cat called Brando, and despite hometown brother Boyo’s protests, nothing can stop Sid and Gwenny from retreating into a fantasy world of Jack Kerouac and his Beat Generation classic novel On the Road.
Ed Thomas is the founding member of Y Cwmni, later Fiction Factory, where he has worked as a writer, director, and producer. His plays have toured widely in the UK, Europe, and Australia, and his work in theater has earned numerous awards, including TimeOut/01 for London, the BBC Wales Writer of the Year, the Arts Foundation Fellowship...
Title:House Of AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2015Publisher:Parthian BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:190699854X

ISBN - 13:9781906998547

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"Ed Thomas is the most exciting playwright to come out of Wales. The trauma and cultural dislocation he describes with such explosive energy is the common experience of our time. It’s thrilling stuff.” —The Guardian