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Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers [Kindle Edition]

Willy Russell
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Product Description

A Liverpudlian West Side Story: twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath.

'Willy Russell is less concerned with political tub-thumping than with weaving a close-knit story about the working of fate and destiny ... it carries one along with it in almost unreserved enjoyment" Guardian

One of the longest-running and most successful ever West End musicals, Blood Brothers premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse in January 1983.

About the Author

Willy Russell was born in Whiston near Liverpool and left school at fifteen. He went through a succession of jobs before, at the age of twenty, he decided to take 'O' levels and 'A' levels and become a teacher. At about the same time he saw John McGrath's play Unruly Elements at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, and decided he wanted to become a playwright. His plays include: ONE FOR THE ROAD, STAGS AND HENS, EDUCATING RITA, BLOOD BROTHERS and SHIRLEY VALENTINE.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 808 KB
  • Print Length: 129 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B006CNZG80
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama; 1 edition (6 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D1Z52FE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #151,633 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars soul-destroyingly lovely 25 May 2010
I was taken to see this as part of my GCSE drama, and was warned by the teacher to bring tissues, as it was"tragic". I am a spectacularly hard-hearted person and never cry at plays, so I scoffed at this and didn't bring any. What a mistake that was!
I was shocked to find, during Eddie's solo "I'm Not Saying A Word", that my eyes were brimming, and by the end I was sobbing like a four-year-old. And of course everybody laughed their heads off at me, but that's not the point.
This is easily the best musical I have ever seen, with beautiful songs and a very touching plotline. In other words, a typical Willy Russell. Long live Blood Brothers!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still a story of our times...... 14 Sep 2014
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I've always loved Willy Russell's writing after studying 'Educating Rita' at high school and thought it was high time I got acquainted with his musical, which I was pleasantly surprised to learn he wrote the music as well as the lyrics and play! I bought the kindle version of the play and also downloaded the Blood Brothers album to get the full experience as I've never seen the musical before so when I came to a song in the play I listened to the track as well as reading the words simultaneously..... I was hooked right from the beginning. This is still a play for now even though the play in set in the 70's/80's as, unfortunately, the issues within this play resonates too loudly with our social issues of today. Loved it, Willy Russell you definitely didn't let me down!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 Jun 2014
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this is a very good play.
bought it for my school as this will really help the pupils.
it is easy for pupils to understand
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 May 2014
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Fast service. The product arrived in good time and in the condition described by the seller. Would use this again.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty decent read. 10 April 2014
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Interesting story but I was left unimpressed. The quality of the book itself and the speed of delivery was excellent. Good for Drama and Musical Theatre fans, or people studying the book as part of English.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 26 Mar 2014
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I would recommend this book so much it's so good and never gets old no matter how many times you read it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing made me cry!!! 1 Mar 2014
By R
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Great stuff!!! But so sad :( doing this for drama cant wait to see the production seems really interesting to see
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book 13 Feb 2014
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This book was bought for someone studying it at school, must of been some use as they passed their exams.
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