Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ravenhill's play for each day

Playwright Mark Ravenhill has written a series of 20-minute plays to be read at the Edinburgh Festival, with three more to be written while the Festival is in progress. He explains how the commission came about, and how he's approaching it, in The Guardian.
What is emerging is a cycle of plays that I'm calling Shoot, Get Treasure, Repeat. Each 20-minute play is a stand-alone piece, but they are all in some way about the war on terror. Key images and phrases are repeated throughout the cycle. My aim was to create an epic out of a series of small encounters. It feels as if I'm getting there. The next few weeks in Edinburgh will be the test.

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