Fleabag: The Scriptures (Hardback)Phoebe Waller-Bridge (author)
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A series like no other, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s multi-award winning Fleabag electrified viewers with its startlingly original blend of knife-edge comedy, moving drama and bitingly sharp dialogue. Now, for the first time, Fleabag: The Scriptures brings together the complete filming scripts of Fleabag series one and two, annotated with never-before-seen stage directions, as well as brand new writing from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Her coat falls open. She only has her bra on underneath. She pulls out the little sculpture of the woman with no arms. It sits on her lap. Two women. One real. One not. Both with their innate femininity out.
A series like no other, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s multi-award winning Fleabag electrified viewers with its startlingly original blend of knife-edge comedy, moving drama and bitingly sharp dialogue.
Now, for the first time, Fleabag: The Scriptures brings together the complete filming scripts of Fleabag series one and two, annotated with never-before-seen stage directions, as well as brand new writing from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.One of the most critically acclaimed writers working today, Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapted Fleabag for the BBC from her own, award-winning, 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe one-woman play. Chronicling the life and relationships of a woman who is, by turns, hilarious, mischievous, sexually voracious, emotionally bruised, angry and utterly relatable, Fleabag became a beacon for a new standard of British drama. Portraying not only its protagonist, but a whole cast of flawed, failing and recognisable supporting characters, with unflinching honesty, it is the work of an author, playwright and dramatist of exceptional skill.
Published as Waller-Bridge reprises her role in a sold-out 30-date run of the Fleabag one-woman play (starting 20 August 2019 and broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End on 12 September 2019) Fleabag: The Scriptures is a record of a cultural landmark, an essential collector’s edition and a must for any series fan.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 218 x 162 x 38 mm
Featuring an insight into the show's delightfully funny stage directions and a number of previously unheard set secrets, this collection of scripts and behind-the-scenes notes from Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a must read for fans * The I *
There's a good reason television screenplays aren't often sold as mainstream books - "Man enters room, looks around" isn't necessarily soul-capturing stuff. But it's worth making an exception for Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag: The Scriptures, naughtily bound to look like an old Bible. The show confirmed her skills as a comic actress, but seeing the words in black and white crystallises her brilliance as a writer who can so expertly build the comedy of a scene to bursting point. It's often very moving, too * Evening Standard *
It was with scepticism that I picked up this volume . . . Then I read it. Bliss. The scripts are written with such precise technical skill that it is a pleasure and an education to see their workings . . . It's a fun exercise to overlap in your mind the sound, the rhythm of the edit and the performances as you read these scripts, highly controlled though they are . . . Occasionally mumblings can be deciphered, script in hand, and ad-libs that aren't in the script identified. A good study of the moments of genius . . . Perhaps Fleabag is best left to speak for itself. Scripts as Scriptures. Amen * Spectator *
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“Great to relive the series”
I absolutely loved this book. I’d already thoroughly enjoyed the television series, in fact I ‘binge’ watched them. The book made me laugh and enjoy them all over again. I’m planning to read the book about the stage... More
“Great book, bad production value”
Big fan of Fleabag and PWB. Excited to have this on my shelf. However, production value on my (2) copies isn’t great. While the cover sticker peeled off easily, it peeled part of the cover colour off and the corners... More
“Lives up to expectations”
I thoroughly enjoyed the tv show and was surprised to find the scriptures packs the same punch
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