The Life and Work of Dennis Potter by W. Stephen Gilbert

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W. Stephen Gilbert brilliantly analyzes the work of groundbreaking television playwright Dennis Potter in the context of his troubled life. At the age of 24, Potter contracted psoriatic arthopathy, a rare and debilitating skin disease. Potter dealt with this setback by devoting himself to his work. And what work it was: Among the 30 original plays and 9 series he created for television were the classics Pennies from Heaven and The Singing Detective.
 

About W. Stephen Gilbert

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W. Stephen Gilbert is a television producer, critic and journalist who regularly contributes to "The Independent, "The Observer," and "Time Out,
 
Published February 1, 2002 by Overlook. 382 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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A thoughtful study of the work of Dennis Potter, arguably the finest writer ever to come out of television.

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British dramatist Dennis Potter (1935-1994) is best known in the U.S. for the movie Pennies from Heaven and his television series The Singing Detective, both dreamlike accounts of romantic characters caught in a complex of irony and frustration.

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