Mooi Street and Other MovesPlays
- Publication Date: 2017
- Dimensions and Pages: 234 x 156; 304pp
- Paperback EAN: 978-1-77614-159-3
- Rights: World
- Recommended Price (ZAR): 250
- Recommended Price (USD): 20
Forewords by Robert Greig and Bobby Heaney.
This collection of six plays by one of South Africa’s leading playwrights and actors features works written between 1984 and 1993. Slabolepszy is a master of dialogue, capturing the essence of the personality and speech patterns of his protagonists in language that is often dramatic, frequently funny, sometimes tragic and always entertaining.
The works included are Under the Oaks, Over the Hill, Boo to the Moon, Smallholding, Mooi Street Moves and The Return of Elvis du Pisanie. Elvis won Slabolespzy the 1992/93 IGI Life Vita Award for Play of the Year and, together with Mooi Street Moves, gained him the Vita Playwright of the Year award.
This collection is introduced by Robert Greig, a well-known theatre critic, and by Bobby Heaney, who has been involved in the evolution of several of Slabolepszy’s plays.
Paul Slabolepszy is a prolific playwright, as well as radio, television and screenwriter, of more than 31 plays, including Saturday Night at the Palace, which went from Johannesburg’s Market Theatre (where six of his plays have premiered) to London’s Old Vic, and has been made into a successful film. His other plays include Making Like America, Smallholding, Braait Laaities, Pale Natives, My Low-Fat Almost Italian Wedding, The Return of Elvis du Pisani, Heel Against the Head, and Mooi Street and Other Moves.