Methuen Drama £11.99 (RRP £14.99)
Includes: Shopping and F***ing, Faust is Dead, Handbag, Some Explicit Polaroids
Out of Joint’s famous world premiere production of Shopping and F***ing directed by Max Stafford-Clark heralded a thrilling new theatrical voice in Mark Ravenhill. Its immediate success and acclaim (and, of course, its title) made it a bold addition to the West End. Shopping and F***ing and Mark’s other play for Out of Joint, Some Explicit Polaroids, are both wholly original, cool and compassionate pieces about human connections in a fragmented and commercialised world.
This must-have volume also contains Faust is Dead (“an intelligent and witty re-appropriation of the legend… alive, pertinent and disturbing” Observer) and Handbag, with its nod to The Importance of Being Earnest (“Combines urban grit with sly wit, and reveals Mark Ravenhill as a writer of real daring” Daily Telegraph)