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Fleabag: The Scriptures: The Sunday Times Bestseller Paperback – 13 May 2021
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The complete Fleabag. Every Word. Every Side-eye. Every Fox.
Fleabag: The Scriptures includes the filming scripts and the never-before-seen stage directions from the Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winning series.
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'Perfection' Financial Times
(pointing to Claire)
That is EXACTLY what she asked for.
No it's not. We want compensation.
I've got two important meetings and I look like a pencil.
NO. Don't blame me for your bad choices. Hair isn't everything.
Hair. Is. Everything. We wish it wasn't so we could actually think about something else occasionally. But it is. It's the difference between a good day and a bad day. We're meant to think that it is a symbol of power, a symbol of fertility, some people are exploited for it and it pays your fucking bills. Hair is everything, Anthony.
Featuring an insight into the show's delightfully funny stage directions and a number of previously unheard set secrets, this collection of scripts and behind-the-scenes notes from Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a must read for fans ― The I
There's a good reason television screenplays aren't often sold as mainstream books - "Man enters room, looks around" isn't necessarily soul-capturing stuff. But it's worth making an exception for Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag: The Scriptures, naughtily bound to look like an old Bible. The show confirmed her skills as a comic actress, but seeing the words in black and white crystallises her brilliance as a writer who can so expertly build the comedy of a scene to bursting point. It's often very moving, too ― Evening Standard
It was with scepticism that I picked up this volume . . . Then I read it. Bliss. The scripts are written with such precise technical skill that it is a pleasure and an education to see their workings . . . It's a fun exercise to overlap in your mind the sound, the rhythm of the edit and the performances as you read these scripts, highly controlled though they are . . . Occasionally mumblings can be deciphered, script in hand, and ad-libs that aren't in the script identified. A good study of the moments of genius . . . Perhaps Fleabag is best left to speak for itself. Scripts as Scriptures. Amen ― Spectator
- Publisher : Sceptre (13 May 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1529341795
- ISBN-13 : 978-1529341799
- Dimensions : 15.2 x 3.6 x 21.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Fleabag: The Scriptures, we find the full scripts for both seasons, including opening shots, looks to camera, and those gloriously heartbreaking flashbacks with best friend, Boo. I loved the development of the relationships between Fleabag, her sister, Claire, and stepmother, Godmother.
I highlighted so many scenes in this kindle edition, but the line that stopped my heart when I first heard it, and practically choked me from the page, was this one from series two, episode two, where Fleabag is talking to the counsellor her father has got her a voucher for as a birthday present.
(Fleabag is, of course, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the Counsellor is played by Fiona Shaw. Brace yourselves.)
Can you just tell me what to do?
You already know what you’re going to do. Everybody does.
You’ve already decided what you’re going to do.
64% in, Fleabag: The Scriptures, Series Two, Episode Two
I nearly died.
Having seen the series, more than once, I could hear the characters and see the cast in my head as I was reading, but there are so many great and witty lines - the line about pine nuts had me in hysterics - that I felt the story and the characters really captured something of the world we live in as modern women in a Britain that would still rather not talk about things.
Love, love, love.
By Amazon Customer on 30 November 2019
Here then we have all the TV scripts, with at the end of these some short pieces on the cast, people who have helped and been part of the crew and such like. So, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge this is a tragi-comic drama as we follow her through life’s up and downs. For me being a male, I could actually place Fleabag somewhat with people I know or have known, and she seems to be somewhat a composite of many women who are between say 25-50 years of age. Within the script of the first episode we can see that Fleabag is dysfunctional, lonely, has a guilt complex, and doesn’t particularly like herself. With regards to her guilt complex we find the reason for this before the first series has ended.
Through her relationships with her sister and family as well as the men she picks up so we do have quite a bit of comedy here, which of course flows on into the second series, as Fleabag looks for her ideal man and real love. With her at times social ineptitude so we can see how she on occasion manages to steal the scene from others and the events that are happening, whilst not necessarily wanting to be the centre of attention. But can she ever find the man of her dreams, and if so, will he reciprocate those feelings?
At times quite sad, but also full of warm humour, so we see in Fleabag the problems of many women in today’s world, where for whatever reasons they may find themselves directionless or due to events just mindlessly carrying on, and indeed the same is true of many men, making this ideal for both sexes to read. I know that a number of people have problems with reading scripts, but if like me you have no problems then this could be just the thing to pass some time with, whether you are a fan of the show or like me are just coming to it for the first time.
Book cover scuffed and the pink strip had dirty marks on it. Sleeve could be cleaned but nothing can be done about the cover.
I wouldn’t pick it up if I was in a book store, so not good enough quality to be sold as new in my opinion. Wanted to let others know.