Popcorn: A Play

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Samuel French, 1998 - Performing Arts - 58 pages
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Review: Popcorn

User Review  - Adie - Goodreads

I found it a book of two halves. One the one hand it was an interesting look at the world of media and reality tv, and media porn. It was entertaining enough in shining the light on the way we consume ... Read full review

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User Review  - HR Koelling - Goodreads

Well written novel, but dated to read after so many years since publication. Almost seemed like a partial rip-off of Quentin Tarantino's Natural Born Killers. It was nice to be transported back to the days before cell phones and the Internet, though, when life was much simpler. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Born May 3, 1959 in Catford, South London, Ben Elton began life as a member of an upper-class academic family. During the war his family had been forced to flee Prague when Hitler invaded. In Godalming Grammar School young Elton participated in amateur dramatics and wrote his first play when he was fifteen years old. He later attended Manchester University and earned a degree in drama. He started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1980. Joining Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson in the Comedy Store in Leicester Square in London, Elton soon became one of the regular masters of ceremony. He continued to do stand-up in order to perform his own material. Soon, however, he branched out into plays, novels, and films. His first novel, Stark (1989), sold well in Britain and Australia. Popcorn, published in 1996, opened as a play in April 1997 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for best comedy in 1998.

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