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Deryn Rees-Jones and Michael Murphy

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310737

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314476

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Manners, Mores and Musicality: An Interview with Willy Russell

Manners, Mores and Musicality: An Interview with Willy Russell

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(p.228) 15 Manners, Mores and Musicality: An Interview with Willy Russell
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Writing Liverpool
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John Bennett

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314476.017

This chapter presents an interview with playwright Willy Russell, conducted at Liverpool Hope University in May 2006. Russell wrote some of the most successful and much-performed stage plays of recent decades, including Stags and Hens (1978), Educating Rita (1980), and Shirley Valentine (1986). The interview covers topics such as his views about being called a ‘Liverpool playwright’; the people he admires most; and the artistic significance of the bar and restaurant beneath the Everyman Theatre, the Everyman Bistro.

Keywords:   Liverpool playwright, Willy Russell, stage plays, Stags and Hens, Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine, Everyman Bistro

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