The Schuman Plan

By Tim Luscombe

The Schuman Plan
 
Paperback, 128 pages Online Price:
£7.19
ISBN: 9781854599193
Format: 200mm x 130mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 2nd May 2006
RRP: £8.99
You save £1.80 (20% discount)
There is limited availability of this title. Please enquire before placing your order.


Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Hampstead Theatre, 2006

Want to perform this play? Click here.


The story of post-war Britain and its love-hate relationship with Europe, recounted as a thrilling, fast-moving epic of machiavellian politics and private heartbreak. Premiered at Hampstead Theatre.

In 1950, in the wake of the Second World War, Robert Schuman, the French Foreign Minister, attempts to secure a permanent peace in Europe by putting his name to a controversial plan to unite it economically. Fifty-five years on, is he turning in his grave?

The Schuman Plan tells the story of Bill Bretherton – a passionate Europhile – and the colourful personalities that alternately confirm and erode his idealism. Back-stabbing politicians, volatile Suffolk fishermen, fraudulent Sicilian Mafiosi, his old pal Teddy Heath and the girl from the Ministry whom he loves to the end – all play their part in this revealing epic that spans five decades but just one continent.

'A touching account of how local livelihoods are blighted by European rules and giant factory-fishing vessels ... fascinating'

- Guardian

'Sharply funny ... an intelligent and intricate attempt to explore the contradictions and shifts in our response to the European Ideal'

- Independent


Similar titles:

Recently viewed:
email Email a friend
OTHER TITLES BY