His Dark Materials Analysis

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His Dark Materials.

Watched at the rep on the 14th march. Play directed by phillip pullman.

Book 1 lyras oxfors: his dark materials

Book 2 The subtile knife

Book 3 Once apon a time in the North

Lyra and Will embark on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. Their great quest demands a savage struggle against the most dangerous of enemies. They encounter fantastical creatures in parallel worlds – rebellious angels, soul-eating spectres, child-catching gobblers and the armoured bears and witch-clans of the Arctic.

Finally, before reaching, perhaps, the Republic of Heaven, they must visit the Land of the Dead…

Adapted from Philip Pullman’s three novels into two full-length plays, Nicholas Wright’s stage version of His Dark Materials was a triumph when it premiered at the National Theatre in 2004.

This new production directed by Rachel Kavanaugh promises to be a truly exciting theatrical event. Both parts can be enjoyed alone or together on the same day.

Philip Pullman’s magical story unfolds in a world where young girl Lyra lives in an Oxford very like our own, but strangely different with other people’s souls brought to life as animal companions, known as daemons.

When Lyra overhears her Uncle, Lord Asriel, arguing with the religious authorities about mysterious “dust”, she embarks on an incredible journey to the Arctic to try and discover the truth. She meets the dangerously enticing Mrs Coulter and learns the secrets of the truth-telling Alethiometer. Along the way she encounters fantastical creatures in parallel worlds – armoured bears, flying witches and child-catching Gobblers.

In an eerie deserted city, Lyra meets a young boy,