Coram Boy The Play Eighteenth century England is the setting for Jamila Gavin s sweeping saga of growing up struggle tradition and corruption From an acorn of an idea about a real life good Samaritan of yesteryear th

  • Title: Coram Boy: The Play
  • Author: Helen Edmundson Jamila Gavin
  • ISBN: 9780435233426
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Eighteenth century England is the setting for Jamila Gavin s sweeping saga of growing up, struggle, tradition and corruption From an acorn of an idea about a real life good Samaritan of yesteryear, the author has crafted a satisfying, if occasionally painful, novel that spans the lives of several fortunate and unfortunate young people of the day.The author has researchedEighteenth century England is the setting for Jamila Gavin s sweeping saga of growing up, struggle, tradition and corruption From an acorn of an idea about a real life good Samaritan of yesteryear, the author has crafted a satisfying, if occasionally painful, novel that spans the lives of several fortunate and unfortunate young people of the day.The author has researched her backdrop very well, and the atmospheric sights and sounds of the time are both vivid and captivating Readers will smell the dirty streets and close living of urban London, revel in the summer splendour of the finest country houses and then flinch when the harshness of life for the poorest souls is revealed in uncomfortable detail.For in the late 1700s your circumstance of birth meant everything Toby and Aaron may both find themselves living at Captain Thomas Coram s Hospital for parentless children, but their histories are as far apart as they could possibly be Toby has been rescued from a life of slave labour in a faraway country Aaron is the illegitimate son of the heir to a large country estate They are watched over by Mish a simple soul who has been with them since their arrival His devotion to them is absolute, but his motives are not altogether straightforward Could this curious man really be Meshak, the son of a wicked child killer who was hanged at the gallows for his crimes Coram Boy is a glorious web of changing fortunes and subtle intrigues There is tragedy and corruption, hope and evil Sometimes brutal and sometimes unceasingly bleak, the genre of historical fiction has rarely been this good It s undoubtedly the kind of book that wins awards Age 12 and over John McLay

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    1. Okay, so I didn't actually read this play-- I saw it onstage at the National Theatre in London. But, it was the most original, emotional, and surprisingly theatrical experiences of my life. Also, my theatre class got to have a discussion with Helen Edmundson about her script-- cool stuff!


    2. Admittedly, this review is based on seeing the National Theatre's film of its own 2005 production, so not all points hold for the script itself. The story plots the 18th Century lives of two boys and their obsession with one girl. One is the heir to a country estate who wants to devote his life to music instead; the other is the son of a thoroughly nasty character who takes money from unmarried mothers to send their babies to the Coram foundlings institution but then murders the children and poc [...]



    3. Well written but not very memorable for me, but this isn't my preferred type of play so I'm not the best judge.


    4. From BBC Radio 4 - Classical Serial:Jamila Gavin's dramatization of her own novel, which tells the story of two orphans at the Coram Hospital for Deserted Children in mid-18th century England.



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