A Tender Thing

Cast: 1f 1m

Staging: Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848420823Publication Date:
29 Oct 2009
Size: 198mm x 131mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Shakespeare Company at Northern Stage, Newcastle, 2009

A Tender Thing

By Ben Power

Paperback £8.99£7.19

Another Romeo and another Juliet in a strikingly different love story.

Ben Power weaves the text of Romeo and Juliet into a provocative new tale of love and sacrifice. Re-imagining Shakespeare's story, A Tender Thing is an elegiac yet ultimately hopeful account of the human capacity for love. 

Shakespeare's timeless poetry provides the backdrop for this delicate and moving account of old age, memory and the demands we make of those we love. When a married couple discover that their lifetime together is drawing to a close, they realise they cannot contemplate being apart.

Press Quotes

'A wonderfully crafted reworking... extraordinary'

Whatsonstage.com

'Incredibly effective, the language made fresh, its nerve endings exposed.'

The Stage

'Wonderful and deeply affecting... an astonishingly powerful play.'

Express & Star

'Power's ingenious reorganisation pays off handsomely... what did Shakespeare know?'

The Guardian

Cast: 1f 1m

Staging:Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848420823Publication Date:
29 Oct 2009
Size: 198mm x 131mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Ben Power:

Emperor and Galilean
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong version)
Faustus

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