Jude

Cast: 5f 3-5m

Staging: Various locations (can be simply staged)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848428591Publication Date:
2 May 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788501774Publication Date:
2 May 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Hampstead Theatre, London, 2019

Jude

By Howard Brenton

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About to be fired from her cleaning job for stealing a volume of Euripides, Jude turns her employer's outrage to shock by translating the ancient Greek on the spot. The employer, a Classics teacher, knows great talent when she sees it and the encounter kick-starts Jude's lifelong ambition to study at Oxford University.

Possessing an astonishing gift for languages, Jude will stop at nothing to achieve her dream – but she remains oblivious to the hidden barriers that her background has placed in her path…

Loosely inspired by Thomas Hardy's novel Jude the Obscure, Howard Brenton's play Jude is a modern-day tale of unexpected genius and of our struggle to accommodate extraordinary talent. The play premiered at Hampstead Theatre, London, in 2019, directed by Edward Hall.

‘It wasn’t just her freakish ability with language. She saw through to behind the words. It was like she had a direct line to – I was going to say to “the gods”…’

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'Grips constantly and sometimes shakes you... funny and satirically sharp'

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'Brenton's Judith is a fascinating character, an outsider who — despite the fierce intensity of her aspirations — can see the reality of the host nation... a humorous satire on the Oxford and England we know so well'

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Cast: 5f 3-5m

Staging:Various locations (can be simply staged)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848428591Publication Date:
2 May 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788501774Publication Date:
2 May 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Howard Brenton:

55 Days
Dances of Death
The Shadow Factory
Eternal Love
Creditors
Never So Good
The Blinding Light
Drawing the Line
Paul
#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei
Miss Julie (Bin End Stock)
Miss Julie
Anne Boleyn
Miss Julie & Creditors
Hot Irons (Bin End Stock)
Doctor Scroggy's War
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (stage version)
Lawrence After Arabia
Berlin Bertie
Faust: Parts I & II

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