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Posh (Oberon Modern Plays) [Kindle Edition]

Laura Wade
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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...a tour de force. It's terribly funny or rather, funny and terrible. It packs the nastiest punch. --The Observer

While Wade's play reminds us that many of the upper-class continue to enjoy the sound of broken glass, its success lies in harpooning the way power operates through a succession of nods and winks in our supposedly open, egalitarian society. 4 stars --The Guardian

The West End version of Laura Wade's Royal Court hit from two years ago is a significant improvement on the original thanks to a necessarily updated script and a rather sharper focus… Posh is a riot. --British Theatre Guide

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I’ve got a new law for you mate, it’s called survival of the fittest, it’s called fuck you we’re the Riot Club.

In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. Members of an elite student dining society, the boys are bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine. But this isn’t the last huzzah: they’re planning a takeover. Welcome to the Riot Club.

Laura Wade's depiction of wealth and privilege is savagely funny - Time Out London

Disgracefully entertaining… there is much fun to be had at the expense of these posh characters as they bicker, get wasted and lament the awfulness of the working classes. **** – The Telegraph

Wade deftly skewers the sense of entitlement that swirls like a sickly perfume around a certain kind of upper-class thug. Her characters seem to have everything, yet whinge relentlessly... Posh combines twisted humour with ripe excess and a cruelly precise topicality. For many it will leave a bitter taste in the mouth. But, as the characters say with lip-smacking approval, it’s savage. **** –London Evening Standard

Wade has grasped a fundamental truth about British life… Her chief target is not just privileged toffs but the cosy network that really runs Britain… But, while Wade's play reminds us that many of the upper-class continue to enjoy the sound of broken glass, its success lies in harpooning the way power operates through a succession of nods and winks in our supposedly open, egalitarian society. **** –The Guardian

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 307 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd. (18 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FLG7V2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,697 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, deep, dynamic 4 Mar 2013
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10 people on stage through the whole thing talking, and it never gets boring! Amazing dialogue. Very visual. Caustic. Worth reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Education 8 Dec 2012
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Bought this as a gift. Being used as part of 6th form education and have not heard any complaints. Arrived quickly and in A1 condition.
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1.0 out of 5 stars To be avoided 22 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Again, I found this play to lack any dramatic merit; its content was thin, its plot was non-existent and I binned it.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Read this and weep... 14 May 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Ah me... in the wake of the general election 2010, read this and weep. It's a very well written play, and because of that you can almost watch the action in your mind as you read it. Okay, so these priviledged, monied, entitled Oxbridge types are now running the country - Cameron, Osbourne, Boris Johnson, Clegg... and all the other poshboys who probably got up to the same shenanigans as the yahoos in this play: an evening out with a kind of Bullingdon Club style nob-mob who trash a country pub, hire a "prozzer", insult the landlord and then get out a thick wad of money to put it all right. Marvellous stuff, it should transfer to the West End, but I fear it's too late to act as a warning, as the country has now elected this bunch and all their cronies to run the country....
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