The Slab Boys Trilogy is a set of three plays by the Scottish playwright John Byrne. The trilogy was originally known as Paisley Patterns. The three plays which make up the trilogy are: The Slab Boys, Cuttin' a Rug, and Still Life. The trilogy tells the story of a group of young, urban, working-class Scots during the period 1957–1972.
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The Slab Boys Trilogy John Byrne 3.74 47 ratings6 reviews The Slab Boys, Cuttin' a Rug, and Still Life. Genres PlaysScotland 144 pages, Paperback First published October 29, 1987 Book details & editions About the author John Byrne 14 books John Byrne is a Scottish artist and playwright.
The slab boys By John Byrne. It is the wit of John Byrne's script which lingers in the memory. But there's so much more to this play, and the other two – 'Cuttin' a rug' and 'Still life' – which make up 'The slab boys trilogy'. Nostalgic but unsentimental, a grim reality lurked behind the boys’ bravado.
16 apr 2015 · The Slab Boys Trilogy. Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the plays capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and...
In Glasgow in 1957, the slab boys apply themselves with gusto to everything but their job - working in a carpet factory. Each has their own aspirations, but the path to fulfillment is cluttered with obstacles, and soon emotions are running at fever pitch.
16 apr 2015 · The Slab Boys Trilogy By (author) John Byrne Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the plays capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair.