Barry Reckord on Skyvers

Thursday 19th January 2012

Playwright Barry Reckord
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Quote of the day: “Although I have avoided any artificially heightened language and kept within the range of cockney idiom, the language in this play is clearly invented. Schoolboys, on the whole, don’t talk in the way I make them talk. Usually their talk is less interesting. But if the play sounds real it is because I’ve got down what these boys do in fact think and feel, though often they are too inarticulate to say it. This, to me, is the imaginative process — the whole business of writing.” (Barry Reckord’s ‘Preface’ to Skyvers)

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