Face: The Play by Benjamin Zephaniah
  

Face: The Play

Written by Benjamin Zephaniah
Illustrated by
Part of the Heinemann Plays For 11-14 Series

Synopsis

Face: The Play by Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah and Richard Conlon deal with issues such as prejudice, drugs and disfigurement in this vibrant, gritty adaptation of Zephaniah's bestselling novel for young people.Everything is going Martin's way. The holidays have started, he's got a gorgeous girlfriend and everyone agrees he's the coolest dancer around. But when his world is turned upside down by a crash in a stolen car, he has to come to terms with more than his facial injuries...This is a powerful, exciting and accessible play. It contains relevant, gritty, contemporary issues and dialogue. It offers stimulating activities in the book and a free scheme of work available to download on publication.

Reviews

The thing that hits you immediately when reading this play is the wonderful sense of pace that the narrative seems to possess. The story shifts seamlessly between characters and sweeps the reader/audience into the world of the play immediately. Mike Vogler, Head of Drama The story of Martin and his experiences after a car accident burnt and damaged his face is fast-moving and will be of interest to students reading this in the classroom as a play. Lucy English, Head of English

About the Author

Benjamin Zephaniah

Poet, novelist and playwright Benjamin Zephaniah was born on 15 April 1958. He grew up in Jamaica and the Handsworth district of Birmingham, England, leaving school at 14. He moved to London in 1979 and published his first poetry collection, Pen Rhythm, in 1980. Benjamin Zephaniah is an internationally renowned performance poet and acclaimed author of bestselling YA novels: FACE, GANGSTA RAP, TEACHER’S DEAD, REFUGEE BOY and TERROR KID.

He has been Writer in Residence at the Africa Arts Collective in Liverpool and Creative Artist in Residence at Cambridge University, and was a candidate for the post of Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. He holds an honorary doctorate in Arts and Humanities from the University of North London (1998), was made a Doctor of Letters by the University of Central England (1999). Benjamin lives in Lincolnshire.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
112 pages

Author

Benjamin Zephaniah
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Author's Website

www.benjaminzephaniah.com/

Publisher

Heinemann an imprint of Pearson Education Limited

Publication date

30th May 1970

ISBN

9780435233440


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