DOI: 10.5040/9781408168875.00000029
Roles: Male (2) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

Heads is a short and brutal play about greed and the perfect man. It is part of Brenton’s group of ‘Plays for the Poor Theatre’ – plays with minimal theatrical requirements and small casts, but fierce intensity.

A woman is in love with two men: one for his physical power; the other for his brilliant mind. But one’s muscles begin to disgust her, and the other’s obsession with increasing his vocabulary cannot satisfy her. She can never be happy while the two halves of perfection remain unreconciled.

Heads was first performed in 1969 by the University of Bradford Drama Group.

From Plays For The Poor Theatre


Bloomsbury Publishing

Howard Brenton

ISBN: 9780413470805

Series: Modern Plays

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