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Great Gatsby

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Title: Great Gatsby
Author: Fitzgerald, F. Scott (adapt. Peter Joucla)
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"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

"F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby was first published on April 10, 1925. Set on Long Island's North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922, it is the story of an attractive young man, hopelessly in love, who, having worked so hard to improve himself so he can win back the woman he loves, finds himself in a world where money has replaced humility and despair has replaced hope.For me, the novel is a comment on the values and cynicism of east coast America almost a hundred years ago, a time when a section of society had suddenly become very wealthy and the American Dream was for most, nothing more than the mere pursuit of money." - Peter Joucla


REVIEW
"Peter Joucla's surprisingly clear-eyed adaptation cuts to the heart of Fitzgerald's text while preserving a very decent amount of it." - 4 stars - Evening Standard
"Evoking all the glamour and atmosphere of the roaring twenties, Wilton's brings Gatsby to glorious, all-singing, all-dancing life (jazz hands optional). A must-see" - welovethisbook.com
"An unashamed nostalgia party for a world we never knew... This is a show that majors in fun; and it's no surprise to see it's a cult hit." - Telegraph


AUTHOR
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American author of novels and short stories. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and his most famous, The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.

Peter Joucla studied performing arts at Middlesex University. He taught theatre and music in schools and colleges both in England and abroad for several years before gaining full employment in theatre, first as Musical Director with Trestle Theatre Company and later as an actor with The American Drama Group. He founded Tour De Force Theatre Company in 1995 and has since directed nearly fifty productions for the company, which have toured extensively to large-scale venues around the world. He is also a composer and playwright.

Cast: M3, F2, Other: doubling

Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publication date: 01/04/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781849434812
Publishing status: OS Archived
Great Gatsby