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McQueen: or Lee and Beauty - Modern Plays (Paperback)
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McQueen: or Lee and Beauty - Modern Plays (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 12/05/2015
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You look otherworldly. Like all my girls. This will make you a queen. Like years ago and people wore clothes like weapons, like weapons against poor people, because even is you were hungry how could you raise your fist against what looked like a god? But I can make things that are weapons against day to day stuff. A girl has watched McQueen's Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days. Tonight, she climbs down from her watching tree and breaks into his house, to steal a dress, to become someone special. He catches her, but, instead of calling the police, they embark together on a journey through London and into his heart. The play captures the fairy-story landscape of McQueen's mind - the landscape seen in his immortal shows - where, with a dress, an urchin can become an Amazon and where beauty might just help us survive the night. McQueen is a journey into the visionary imagination and dark dream world of Alexander McQueen, fashion's greatest contemporary artist. James Phillips's play received its world premiere at St James Theatre, London, on 12 May 2015.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781474264464
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 75 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 4 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
James Phillips's script . . . is knotty and thoughtful, as it explores the responsibilities we have to the planet and to each other, the dangers of fundamentalism in many forms, and what we mean by society and justice. -- Lyn Gardner * Guardian *
a witty and humane script by James Phillips . . . thought-provoking * Sunday Times *
a promising script * Spectator *
undeniably casts a spell. * Daily Mail *
sharp, funny, volatile, vulnerable. * Financial Times *
James Phillips' script skewers and celebrates the fashion world, from its pressures and superficiality, pretentiousness and frustrations, expressed in caustic profanity as well as bristling humour. * Daily Express *

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