Arts > Different worlds: Peter Gill's 'The York Realist'

08 March 2018 | by Mark Lawson

Different worlds: Peter Gill's 'The York Realist'


My English literature degree at University College London featured a fiendish and much-feared finals paper requiring candidates to date anonymised passages of writing. If vocabulary was older than you suspected – or had experienced two distant eras of ­fashionability – it was possible to be decades, or even centuries, wrong.

Peter Gill’s play The York Realist would be a particularly confusing inclusion in the exercise.


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