Travelling Light
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848422476Publication Date:
12 Jan 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2012

Travelling Light

By Nicholas Wright

Paperback £9.99£7.99

A funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood's golden age.

In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father's cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl - now a famed American film director - looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.

How had a twenty-two-year-old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come?

Nicholas Wright's play Travelling Light was premiered at the National Theatre, London, in 2012.

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'a love-letter to the movies and an appealingly intelligent evocation of the Jewish folk culture'

The Guardian

'charming and funny... inventive and amusing'

The Telegraph

'Nicholas Wright is one of my favourite dramatists... acutely fresh and sharply researched plays that nonetheless have very distinctive finger marks on them'

The Independent
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848422476Publication Date:
12 Jan 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Nicholas Wright:

Mrs Klein
The Desert Air
The Last of the Duchess
His Dark Materials (stage version)
The Reporter
Regeneration (stage version)
Nicholas Wright: Five Plays
The Custom of the Country
John Gabriel Borkman
Vincent in Brixton
8 Hotels
Rattigan's Nijinsky
The Slaves of Solitude (stage version)
Thérèse Raquin (National Theatre version)
Three Sisters (National Theatre version)
One Fine Day

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