The British television director Alan Clarke is associated primarily with the visceral social realism of his banned borstal play 'Scum' and his football hooligan study 'The Firm', but this book uncovers the poetic and wide-ranging career beneath his violent stereotype, for instance the mythic fantasy 'Penda's Fen' and the radical terrorist short 'Elephant'. Using much original research, this book details Clarke's early theatre career, his development within the 'studio system' of provocative television play strands of the ...

Alan Clarke 2011, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719068317

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Alan Clarke 2005, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719068300