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Small is beautiful,
This review is from: One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (Hardcover)By turns laugh-out-loud funny and heartbreakingly poignant, Craig Taylor's collection of dramatic miniatures is an object lesson in how to tell stories without ever wasting a word. With formidable economy of style, Taylor takes us on a theatrical tour of Great Britain, from Richmond to Rotherham and from Louth to Leeds.
The pieces are truly tiny (some as short as a line or two) but deceptively so for in the small amount of space they occupy on the page they create vividly drawn characters and situations. Taylor's skill is in creating dialogue which has the quality of an overheard conversation and yet, on closer inspection, is beautifully structured.
This is a wonderful collection to dip in and out of: enormously enjoyable, often hilarious, always thought-provoking. A terrific read.