Tiny Plays

October 19, 2009


I have just finished  a book with collected miniature plays about life in the UK, written by Craig Taylor. First published in the Guardian I became only aware of them now. I guess the reason why they are so appealing to me is because I like to overhear conversations – it´s hard to avoid at times – and very often find them quite poetic. You can read some online and here is one of my favorites from the book.

Play no. 20 (A woman stands at a newsagent´s stall)

Woman          (holding up a copy of Cosmopolitan) Isn´t there one more recent than this?

Newsagent    That´s this month´s. New one not for … two weeks.

Woman          Fine. And a Coke please. (pause) No, sorry. Diet Coke.


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