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The Elephant Man - Bernard Pomerance
The Elephant Man
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"The Elephant Man" is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man, who has been a freak attraction in traveling side shows, is found abandoned and helpless and is admitted for observation to Whitechapel, a... show more
"The Elephant Man" is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man, who has been a freak attraction in traveling side shows, is found abandoned and helpless and is admitted for observation to Whitechapel, a prestigious London hospital. Under the care of a famous young doctor, who educates him and introduces him to London society, Merrick changes from a sensational object of pity to the urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati. But his belief that he can become a man like any other is a dream never to be realized.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802130419 (0802130410)
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 72
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
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3.0 The Elephant Man
bookshelves: summer-2010, re-read, medical-eew, victoriana, play-dramatisation Read on August 22, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** A seriously disfigured man is rescued from a Victorian freak show. Bernard Pomerance's touching drama stars Gerard Murphy.Broadcast on:BBC Radio 7, 1:00am Sunday 22nd August...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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A seriously disfigured man is rescued from a Victorian freak show. Bernard Pomerance's touching drama stars Gerard Murphy.Broadcast on:BBC Radio 7, 1:00am Sunday 22nd August 2010
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it
Excellent drama. Moving, even with a bare script. The film is also great.
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