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Brenton, Howard 1942-

Overview
Works: 203 works in 791 publications in 6 languages and 14,873 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Spy television programs  Television programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical drama  Diaries  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Adapter, Scenarist, Honoree, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR6052.R426, 822.914
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Pravda : a Fleet Street comedy by Howard Brenton( Book )

44 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bitter satire on the corruption of the truth by Fleet Street establishment revolving around predatory right-wing South African tycoon
The Romans in Britain by Howard Brenton( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play
MI-5( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The group was left reeling after the shocking death of Danny at the hands of hostage-takers as the last season concluded. Now Adam, Harry, Ruth, Fiona and rising star Zafar set out to become even stronger in their battle to safeguard the nation
Bloody poetry by Howard Brenton( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating drama has in its cast of characters Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, and Claire Clairmont. The play is about radicalism--artistic, political, and more. Taking place in Italy, it concerns the characters' various ideas about radical politics and free love. Along the way, a number of serious questions are raised, not the least of which is why fervent radicals seem so often to be done in by their reprehensible characters
Magnificence by Howard Brenton( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skuespil
Plays, one by Howard Brenton( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Churchill play : as it will be performed in the winter of 1984 by the internees of Churchill Camp somewhere in England by Howard Brenton( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenge by Howard Brenton( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays for the poor theatre by Howard Brenton( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassneck by Howard Brenton( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and German and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weapons of happiness by Howard Brenton( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First performed at London's National Theatre in July 1976, 'Weapons of Happiness' is a political play which contrasts east European experience with English innocence. Brenton pitches Josef Frank, a real-life Czech victim of Soviet despotism who was hanged in 1952, into the turbulent London of 1976. The ghostly Frank finds himself employed in a crisp factory whose naively bolshie young workers decide to stage an occupation. Their lack of any coherent plan of action, plus the combined opposition of management, the police and the unions, means their protest is doomed. The only hope lies in the workers' leader, Janice, who is sexually magnetised by Frank and seems to have inherited something of his original socialist idealism
Plays : two by Howard Brenton( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danton's death by Georg Büchner( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1794: the French Revolution reaches its climax. After a series of bloody purges the life-loving, volatile Danton is tormented by his part in the killing. His political rival, the driven, ascetic Robespierre, decides Danton's fate. ... Once friends who wanted to change the world, now one stands for compromise, the other for ideological purity as the guillotine awaits."--Page 4 of cover
Hitler dances by Howard Brenton( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epsom Downs by Howard Brenton( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the day of the Epsom Derby and Britain is gripped by racing fever. At Epsom Downs Racecourse, a magnificent cross-section of society gathers to watch the famous Derby race in which Lester Piggot rode 'The Minstrel' to a dramatic, photo-finish victory. Described by the Guardian as 'An exuberant documentary about a secular English Festival', 'Epsom Downs' was commissioned and first performed by Joint Stock theatre company at the Roundhouse, London, in 1977, directed by Max Stafford Clark
The genius by Howard Brenton( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Genius tells the story of a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who retreats to an English university in a desperate attempt to suppress his solution to the final enigma of nuclear physics. Haunted by the enormity of his discovery, he encounters a brilliant young student who has reached similar conclusions."--Back cover
Thirteenth night by Howard Brenton( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Thirteenth Night' is a dream play, rewriting Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' for a Labour government, a denunciation of creeping tyranny and socialism's dilution. Ominous and witty, Brenton recasts 'Macbeth' to discover a contemporary path to tyranny. 'Thirteenth Night' was first presented in 1981 at the Warehouse, London
Iranian nights by Tariq Ali( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A protest, in the form of a drama, against the banning of Salman Rushdies' Satanic Verses
H.I.D. : (Hess is dead) by Howard Brenton( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encounter with the ghosts that haunt modern Europe, the play investigates the contradictions surrounding the apparent suicide of Hilter's one-time deputy, Rudolf Hess
Sore throats : & Sonnets of love and opposition by Howard Brenton( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pravda : a Fleet Street comedy
Alternative Names
Howard Brenton Brits schrijver

Howard Brenton drammaturgo e sceneggiatore britannico

Howard Brenton Playwright

הווארד ברנטון סופר בריטי

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Languages
English (377)

German (10)

Danish (3)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (2)

French (1)

Covers
The Romans in BritainMI-5Bloody poetryPlays, onePlays for the poor theatrePlays : twoDanton's deathIranian nights