The Common Pursuit

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The Common Pursuit - Melbourne Theatre Company 1987

by Simon Gray

The Common Pursuit is a play by Simon Gray which follows the lives of six characters who first meet as undergraduates at Cambridge University when they are involved in setting up a literary magazine called The Common Pursuit. The title is an allusion to F. R. Leavis's 1952 collection of essays Scrutiny: The Common Pursuit.The characters of The Common Pursuit first meet in Stuart Thorne's rooms in Cambridge, at the first meeting of a literary magazine Stuart is starting called The Common Pursuit. He and Marigold are very much in love, Nick is determined to become a theatre critic, Humphry wants to be a philosophy professor, Martin is set on a career in publishing and Peter only seems interested in chasing women. The play then follows their various lives and careers over the next 20 years, and their struggles to remain faithful to their ambitions and the things they love.

The Common Pursuit MTC - David Cameron, Celia de Burgh, Alan Fletcher, John McTernan, Philip Holder, Richard Piper

Director - Babs McMilloan
Designer - Richard Roberts
Lighting - Jamie Lewis

Playbill / Program Date Aug - Sep 1987 Russell Street Theatre

Size 150 x 240 mm 

Condition: Used Good 8/10  

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