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Through a Cloud free pdf England 1656. The sense of freedom, following the execution of the King, is threatening to plunge the country into anarchy. Against this background the blind poet John Milton, who is also the Government Secretary for Foreign Languages, and the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, Oliver Cromwell, meet for a picnic in the wilderness of the grounds of Hampton Court. An unwelcome interruption leads to a heated debate which calls into question both the jaded aspirations of those in power and the utopian ideologies of those who sit on the sidelines. Though firmly set in its period, Through a Cloud reaches forward prophetically to the present day. After a bloody insurrection, how can a country regain its equilibrium? And can good government be enforced from above on a divided nation? Through a Cloud, featuring the author himself playing Milton, premieres at Birmingham and Plymouth in October/November 2004. Jack Shepherd's first play, In Lambeth, about William Blake and Tom Paine, was staged at the Donmar Warehouse to critical acclaim: 'Shepherd's play orchestrates a fascinating clash between two types of revolutionary: the idealistic visionary and the principled pragmatist' Independent

About Jack Shepherd

Jack Shepherd's other plays include In Lambeth and Half Moon. As a stage and TV actor, he is known for the BBC1 series Wycliffe and was in both the original National Theatre staging of The Mysteries in 1985 and the 1999 revival. Recently he starred in David Hare's trilogy, The Absence of War, at Birmingham Rep.

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Author : Jack Shepherd
Publisher : Nick Hern Books
Data Published : 28 October 2004
ISBN : 1854598449
EAN : 9781854598448
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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