Find Me

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David Mercer edited by Stuart Laing

DOI: 10.5040/9781408161357.00000134
Scenes: 61. Roles: Male (2) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Through a story of a poet and a novelist, Mercer studies the position of the political writer in post-war Europe.

Marek, the celebrated Polish novelist, turns up outside Olivia’s house. Olivia the poet, whose older husband was killed in the Second World War in the company of Marek, is writing an article about her guest, trying to pin down the politics and psychology buried beneath his constant drinking and womanizing. Their relationship is strained and sad, and swiftly intercut with footage of WWII air strikes, Olivia with her husband, and her husband’s meeting with Marek. Mercer creates through the interaction of Olivia and Marek a bleak portrait of profound historical consciousness.

Find Me was first presented by BBC Television in December 1974.

From Mercer Plays: 2

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Bloomsbury Publishing

David Mercer edited by Stuart Laing

ISBN: 9780413652003

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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