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After Aida (or, Verdi's Messiah) [Paperback]

Julian Mitchell


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"...has been conceived with wit and clarity, written, designed and directed with singular style, [and] enacted with panache, infused with quality!" -- Sally Osman, Western Mail

...a highly enjoyable piece ... [it] actually illuminates the working relationship between a great composer and his librettist... -- Michael Billington, The Guardian

...an intelligent, humourous and accessible piece of theatre. -- Helen Rose, Time Out

...combine[s] intelligent analysis of Verdi's work with poking fun at the sombre, art-laden world of grand opera... -- David Shannon, Today

...conceived with wit and clarity, written, designed and directed with singular style, [and] enacted with panache, infused with quality! -- Sally Osman, Western Mail

...the main business of the drama - the plot to entice the old man from retirement - is quite riveting... -- David Cairn, The Sunday Times

After Aida ... is a triumph in every respect. -- Francis Wheen, Sunday Today

From the Publisher

Amber Lane Press plays by Julian Mitchell include August (Uncle Vanya), Another Country, Francis and Falling Over England.

About the Author

Julian Mitchell has published six novels and written over forty plays for television as well as many episodes of the acclaimed Inspector Morse series. His work for the stage includes Francis, After Aida, and Another Country (SWET Play of the Year 1982 and subsequently a successful film starring Kenneth Branagh and Rupert Everett). His adaptation of Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya called August was subsequently made into a film. His other screenplays include Vincent and Theo (Robert Altman, 1990) and Wilde (Brian Gilbert, 1997).
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