Titel: The Anarchist's Arms
Autor/en: James A. Oliver
The Company of Writers
14. Juli 2004 - kartoniert - 164 Seiten
THE ANARCHIST's ARMS
A Political Comedy for the Stage in Three Acts
THE YEAR IS 2020, and London - the capital of Europe - teeters on the edge of a general conflagration, while a million demonstrators take to the streets in a kaleidoscope of focus groups
Errol Flynt, the newly re-elected Mayor, looks on in quiet despair, and delegates ambitious Robert Greene, ace-pampleteer and Deputy-Deputy Mayor - on his afternoon off - to enter the fray as observer.
On Fleet Street, hydrogen-powered vehicles form the greatest traffic jam in history.
At The Arms, Robert Greene takes up - or avoids - the issues with the tavern's guests . . .Among a cast of thousands, enter . . .Horace Baker, long-serving retainer, amateur rebel and suspected arsonist . . .George Foxxe, last proprietor of The Arms, who has been drugged up to his eyeballs by his new "wife" on behalf of the greedy Conglomerate . . .Mr Shine, the ghostly tour guide whose circular tour never ends . . .and Elaine Wichell, student of the paranormal, who sees "layers", and acts as companion to Margaret Foxxe, George's powerful sister over from Manhattan to sniff out assets. . . .Enter Stage Extreme Right: the Ancient Order of Frothblowers, a group of businessmen on the town, who are worse, Margaret Foxxe says, than "the thugs".
Socialist or socialite, anarchist or arsonist, merchant banker or beggar, lawyer or ghost, all are welcome - or not - at THE ANARCHIST'S ARMS. . . - A political comedy to agitate every part of the spectrum - and beyond.
James A. Oliver is an international writer, editor, and journalist. He is also the author of A Footprint in the Sand - a political comedy inspired by a "special assignment" at the end of the Cold War. . . James Oliver is currently working on a non-fiction title The Bering Strait Crossing: A 21st Century Frontier - which is being translated into several languages for release in 2005.
James A. Oliver is an international writer, editor and consultant based in Devon. He is the author of A Footprint in the Sand, an epic political comedy inspired by a special assignment at the end of the Cold War, and The Anarchist's Arms - a stage play set in near-future London.
In 2006, The Bering Strait Crossing: A 21st century frontier was published worldwide. In April 2007, James Oliver travelled to Moscow with US associates at the invitation of the Russian Academy of Sciences to discuss the concept known as World Link. By 2009, these materials had formed the basis for a Discovery Channel documentary on the theme. The following year, the Beringia concept was awarded the Grand Prix for innovation at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.
From 2007-2009, James Oliver lived on the IÎe Saint Louis in Paris, where he worked as a writer and editor with the Single European Sky (SES) project. On his return to England, he developed the script for The Pamphleteers: The Birth of Journalism, Emergence of the Press & the Fourth Estate (2010).
Strait of Gibraltar: formation to the twenty first century (2017) is the second part of the trilogy Where Continents Meet. At present, he is based at a remote location for his research on the flagship essays Isle of Dogs and A Freshwater Assignment.
James Oliver is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.