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Cock

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Cock

By Mike Bartlett

Methuen Publishing, Paperback, 9781408127438, 112pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2011

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Description

Mike Bartlett's punchy play takes a lively, candid look at one man's sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realize you have a choice. With carefully poised dialectics, Cock explores ambivalence in love and human nature through a nexus of emotions, relations and choices. Stripping back the whole drama to its essential language only, this is a masterpiece of strong characters and well-crafted dialogue.
When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out

Publication of this play coincided with its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre, London in November 2009.



About the Author
Mike Barlett's debut, My Child (Royal Court, May 2007) saw him hailed by The Stage as 'one of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent times'. He is a winner of the Old Vic New Voices Award for Artefacts (Bush Theatre), and is currently participating in the prestigious Pearson Playwrights Scheme. He won the Writer's Guild Tinniswood and Imison prizes for his radio play, Not Talking.
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