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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Piece Of Satire which is so often misunderstood.
A great piece of writing and definatley worth the price. One of the greatest satire's ever devised yet it is so often misunderstood as a tastless skit. This condems war at every level... It certainly doesn't poke fun at the many who died during the "Great" war.
Published on 5 July 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars bought for A level course
enjoying this book more as we go through the current A level course...not the easiest to learn but getting the hang of it with more studying
Published 11 months ago by sarah


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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed!, 7 July 2013
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I needed this edition for a show, so I was really pleased with it. I was also happy with the price.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointd, 3 Jan 2013
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I was looking for the full words and stage directions in the manner given by French who have published this title for amateur productions. The Theatre Workshop version does not give the full mnarraticve of the Sargeant Major's soliloqui in which he drills the recruits (and audience) in hilarious style!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The script was perfect for a group of young and old, 11 Sep 2014
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The script was perfect for a group of young and old,male and female performing the play in the open air and enabled the director to show both the humour and horrors of the First World War to an appreciative audience numbering 460 over 4 perfomances.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time, 29 July 2014
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What a mess of a play. It is not a play as such but a series of poor sketches written down. It may work on stage but not on the page. Don't bother. Go see a live performance instead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating take on the First World War, 2 Oct 2014
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Fascinating take on the First World War
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Aug 2014
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As described, and real value!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Nov 2014
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Good to read along side CD
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Highly entertaining yet shocking, 21 Jun 2002
This theatrical chronical of the First World War uses a pierrot syle show with dances songs and m.c's narration to create propaganda. Hilarious is the ridiculing of the officers and Generals in charge of our country at the time. However the vivid imagery and slides and signs remind us how horrific War was. An interesting read yet a little monotonous. Worth a read for drama and history fans.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wrong Issue, 17 Oct 2010
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Although the book was in good condition, it was the wrong issue from the one advertised, meaning that I had to buy another one.
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Oh What A Lovely War (Modern Classics) by Joan Littlewood (Paperback - 1 Mar 1967)
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