Exploring the ways in which brian clark makes the scene an important and dramatic moment in the play when talking about the important and dramatic scene in this play i refer back to pages 25-30. 1-16 of 28 results for whose life is it anyway brian clark whose life is it anyway aug 1, 1980 by brian clark paperback $1095 $ 10 95 prime free shipping on. In the play, whose life is it anyway ,composed by brian clark, considers the physical, emotional and intellectual journey of patient, ken harrison, who presented with an unusual journey because the quadriplegic which paralyzed from neck down. Whose life is it anyway by brian clark is a play about a man in hospital who fights for the right to choose to die the hospital's view, like the view of our society today, is that euthanasia is illegal and that doctors must try to preserve life and cannot destroy it.
The play whose life is it anyway by brian clark was made into a stage play and film the television play was made in 1972 and the stage plays in 1978 in the play, written by brian clarke, the intense argument of committing voluntary euthanasia is discussed. Whose life is it anyway is a play by brian clark adapted from his 1972 television play of the same title, which starred ian mcshanethe stage version premiered in 1978 at the mermaid theatre in london, and subsequently opened on broadway in 1979.
Unabashedly cheesy and crude yet undeniably affecting, brian clark's whose life is it anyway gets to you, despite your better instincts to snort. Whose life is it anyway is a play by brian clark, written in the late 1970's, and tells the story of paralysed ken harrison and his fight against the establishment, particularly doctor emerson the consultant physician, to be allowed the choice to end his life. Whose life is it anyway by brian clark characters: mrs boyle - a social worker, she tries to do her job in a caring but professional way ken harrison - a car accident has left him paralyzed from the neck down. Whose life is it anyway march, 1980 i/7 during the past year, a broadway play entitled, whose life is it anyway (1) by brian clark, has portrayed dramatically the problem of what type of care to give people who may be kept alive in a conscious state but whose level of human activity would be impaired drastically. Whose life is it anyway by brian clark an extraordinary, overwhelming story translated as a cui e viata asta in definitiv this is a sad tale about euthanasia and the.
Whose life is it anyway was originally written for television in 1972 but it took author brian clark six years to find a west-end theatre management brave enough to risk presenting a play in which the central character is a tetraplegic faced with a future of total dependence on a life-support machine. Driving home from stageworks theatre of holly springs' production of whose life is it anyway we were reminded of a few poignant lines from the cat stevens' song moonshadow: if i ever lose my hand. But whose suffering is really being eased the patient's or the doctors', and whose life is it anyway brian clark's play, written in 1976 for a male lead, initially in the west end, was a hit with tom conti.
Directed by john badham with richard dreyfuss, john cassavetes, christine lahti, bob balaban ken harrison is an artist who makes sculptures one day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. Whose life is it anyway by brian clark - english teaching resources for pre- and post-1914 plays arthur miller, willy russell and alan bennett nestle within the shakespeare collections.
Brian clark's drama, whose life is it anyway, explores the difficulties of applying the principle of respect for autonomy to real-life circumstances in the play a permanently disabled patient, who wishes to be allowed to die, raises moral questions about the adequacy of the autonomous agent. December 2, 1981, page 00023 the new york times archives in a successful production of brian clark's ''whose life is it anyway,'' such as the film version that stars richard dreyfuss and opens. Whose life is it anywaythe story is a play written by brian clark it is first presented by ray cooney, at the mermaid theatre, london, on the 6th march 1978 it's about a man called ken who was involved in a car accident, and paralyzed as a course of it.
Share my lesson is a destination for educators who dedicate their time and professional expertise to provide the best education for students everywhere. Whose life is it anyway [brian clark] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this series presents a wide choice of 20th-century drama the books offer scene-by-scene analysis, structured questions and assignment suggestions for gcse. Brian clark (born 2 june 1932) is a british playwright and television writer, best known for his play whose life is it anyway, which he later adapted into a screenplay. Brian clark is the author of whose life is it anyway (374 avg rating, 617 ratings, 38 reviews, published 1979), 84 charing cross road / the petition (4.