Billy Liar a play by Waterhouse, Keith.

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Published by Blackie in London .

Written in English

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Book details

Statementby Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouse; edited by Michael Marland, with a contribution by Albert Finney, press reviews by the dramatic critic of "The Times," Robert Muller and W. A. Darlington, set designed by Alan Tagg, photographs of the London production.
SeriesStudent drama series
ContributionsHall, Willis, joint author., Marland, Michael, ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6073.A82 B5 1967
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 109 p.
Number of Pages109
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5577389M
LC Control Number67089625

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Although Billy Liar, a lad from Yorkshire was an interesting character, the majority of the jokes that were featured, I simply didnt find amusing. Baring in mind that this book was published way back in the s so I feel that it fitted that time period more comfortably/5.

The publication of Billy Liar – 50 years ago this month – was a groundbreaking event. Keith Waterhouse's early novel proved to be his best, featuring regional speech, working-class characters.

Billy Liar () Plot. Showing all 3 items Jump to: Summaries (2) Billy (Sir Tom Courtenay) is bombarded daily by the propaganda of the media that all things are for the asking. This transparently false doctrine, coupled with the humdrum job and his wild imagination, leads him on frequent flights to "Ambrosia", a mythical kingdom where he.

The book "Billy Liar" is a darker comedy than I expected--poised between kitchen-sink realism of "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" and the blast of fresh air that was the Beatles.

As audiobooks go, this is a bravura performance and worth every unabridged minute. Read more. 7 people found this helpful/5(42). The book "Billy Liar" is a darker comedy than I expected--poised between kitchen-sink realism of "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" and the blast of fresh air that was the Beatles.

As audiobooks go, this is a bravura performance and worth every unabridged minute. Read more. 7 people found this helpful/5(12). Billy Liar is a British black-and-white CinemaScope comedy-drama film based on the novel by Keith ed by John Schlesinger, it stars Tom Courtenay (who had understudied Albert Finney in the West End theatre adaptation of the novel) as Billy, and Julie Christie as Liz, one of his three girlfriends.

Mona Washbourne plays Mrs. Fisher, and Wilfred Music by: Richard Rodney Bennett. Billy Liar's all grown up, but he never did get to London.

He got as far as just outside Birmingham, got a high-rise flat, a dull wife he can't speak to, a drunken mistress he can't get rid of ('my Helen problem') and a less than exciting job at the local doesn't feel grown up either, more like a 'juvenile lead.' All of which means he still finds occasion to tell lies, only its not /5.

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