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Afore Night Come by David Rudkin


Afore Night Come by David Rudkin

Sure there's no end to the disasters that could choose to unfurl themselves on the world. The harvest is ripe in a Black Country pear orchard. Seasoned hands settle to familiar tasks and the ritual education of newcomers. But corrupted lands yields a bitter crop. The weather turns, friction mounts and pesticide begins to fall...


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Not since Look Back in Anger has a playwright made a debut more striking than this Kenneth Tynan, The Observer

About the Author

David Rudkin's first play, Afore Night Comes, staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in their 1962 experimental season, informed the Company's revolutionizing approach to the performance of Shakespeare. David writes for television, radio, and theatre.

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Publication date

1st September 2001


David Rudkin

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Oberon Books Ltd


112 pages


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