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Author(s): Ted Whitehead
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: Jun 23, 2015
Product Number: EB00772978
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781783199488
Publisher: Oberon Books
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Description

‘You know… when a structure has lost its essence but retained its shape, the geologists call it: a Pseudomorph. A false shape. That's our marriage.' Mr and Mrs Elliot have imprisoned themselves within a domestic incarceration of marriage, family and society's twitching curtains. Battling through their self-made entrapment for the sake of the kids, they soon begin to destroy each other through an ugly routine of rows, affairs and suicidal blackmail. Written with a controlled irony and an underlying compassion for its tormented characters, Ted Whitehead's bold and unflinching play asks questions about the choices we make to fit in with social conventions – questions that are just as relevant now as they were in 1972.

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