The Glad Hand

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408190951.00000016
Acts: 2. Scenes: 8. Roles: Male (9) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

In The Glad Hand a wealthy, communist-hating tycoon named Ritsaat leads a motley gang of explorers through the Bermuda triangle – and the space-time continuum – in pursuit of the antichrist, whom he hopes to lure out into the open for a battle, under the cover of the nineteenth century Cowboy Strike which ran in the wake of the American Civil War.

’A full-blooded theatrical experience which is also – praise be – good fun to watch. Its energetic imaginative nonsense spills out ideas, situations, crises, comedy and political harangue in a firework display of non-sequitur whizz-bang high spirits’–Sunday Telegraph

The Glad Hand was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre on 11 May 1978, with Anthony Sher in the lead role. It was directed by Max Stafford-Clark.

From Wilson Plays: 2

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Snoo Wilson

ISBN: 9780413744005

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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