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American Pilot Paperback – Sept. 27 2005
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A spy plane crash-lands in a remote valley in a distant country. The local villagers take in the wounded pilot and argue his fate. The American Pilot explores the way the world sees America and the way America sees the world.
The American Pilot premiered with the RSC at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon in April 2005.
'Greig at his best.' Evening Standard.
'One of the most intellectually stimulating dramatists around... A richly provocative new play.' Guardian
'The sheer brilliance of Greig, storyteller and seer.' Herald.
The American Pilot premiered with the RSC at The Other Place, Stratford Upon Avon, in April 2005.
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David Greig was born in Edinburgh. His plays include Europe, The Architect, The Speculator, The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union, Outlying Islands, San Diego, Pyrenees, The American Pilot, Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee, Damascus, Midsummer [a play with songs], Dunsinane, The Monster in the Hall and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. In 1990 he co-founded Suspect Culture to produce collaborative, experimental theatre work. His translations and adaptations include Camus's Caligula, Euripides' The Bacchae, Strindberg's Creditors and J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan.
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It is good and a very eye-opener as most of Greig's theatrical ...Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on May 29, 2016
I bought this item for a Contemporary English Teathre Course on David Greig. It is good and a very eye-opener as most of Greig's theatrical works, although not comparable with other titles.
Four StarsReviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 26, 2014
Great play. Illuminates the misunderstanding between nations that are worlds apart. An excellent read.