Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo said : “Young men and young women who grew up just like Private Peaceful, at home, safe with their families, went off in their millions to the battlefields of the First World War from all over the world. "What followed was universal human suffering on a scale never witnessed in human history before. "The universality of the tragedy disguises all too easily that each one of those who went was a son or a daughter, loved and so often, lost. Private Peaceful was one of those. "It’s so important to me, and not because I wrote the story, that his story and the story of all the others, is told and told again. It’s wonderful to me that through this extraordinary play, the story is being told in theatres all over this country” External link

worcesternews Saturday, May 7, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo recalls : “This typed letter was so stark,” “It said ‘We regret to inform you that your son was shot at dawn on such-and-such a date. Yours sincerely.’ I looked at the envelope and I could see it had been ripped open - there was a huge tear along it. What that tear told me was the moment that this woman’s life had fallen apart. She opened it, and the rest of her life was grief and shame” External link

salisburyjournal Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : “One of them lasted less than 20 minutes,” External link

salisburyjournal Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo explains ( about Bristol Old Vic ) : “I was doing a radio interview when the book came out, and my phone rang on the way home. It was a man called Simon, who was running Bristol Old Vic Theatre. He said ‘I’ve just heard you on the radio. Don’t give the rights for Private Peaceful to anyone else. I’m going to the bookshop to read it right now. I’ll call you back tomorrow.’” External link

salisburyjournal Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : “Then the theatres all shut down,” “I thought that by the time they could reopen they would be interested in other things” External link

salisburyjournal Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo explained : “He said ‘The only person I could really talk to was my horse’,” External link

exeterexpressandecho Saturday, April 2, 2022 5:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo wrote : “Shirley must have began the reading lives of so many millions. That moment when you’ve read a book like ‘Alfie’ and sit back and think ‘That was wonderful, tell me another’,” “Thank you, Shirley, from all of us, children of today and children of yesterday” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 2, 2022 5:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London,” External link

plymouthherald Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo told : “Yes, there was some worry that this might be the first time an 8-year-old reads about a Jew,” External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, January 5, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo told : “Yes, there was some worry that this might be the first time an 8-year-old reads about a Jew,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “The point of this project is to bring Shakespeare to the eyes, ears and hearts of children in our time,” External link

guardian Monday, January 4, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said ( about Titus Andronicus ) : “If I had suggested doing Titus Andronicus for primary school children, an eyebrow or two might have been raised. It doesn’t even do for me, and I am 77. It is almost as if anything you do around Shakespeare is treated like holy writ and that is the problem. He was a man of the people and his plays weren’t just for the classroom,” External link

guardian Monday, January 4, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “The point of this project is to bring Shakespeare to the eyes, ears and hearts of children in our time,” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 4, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “If I had suggested doing Titus Andronicus for primary school children, an eyebrow or two might have been raised. It doesn’t even do for me, and I am 77. It is almost as if anything you do around Shakespeare is treated like holy writ and that is the problem. He was a man of the people and his plays weren’t just for the classroom,” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 4, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said ( about David McKee ) : “It would be enough of a lifetime achievement to have created Elmer for the world, but David has done a great deal more than that. So many bedrooms in this country and all over the world are full of his stories,” “When I think of the millions of people and children and teachers and grandparents who have adored his stories, I know that no one has deserved this award more” External link

msn-uk Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : "Sadly they didn't ask me to play Redemption Song," "That's because I only got Grade One on the violin - approximately 65 years ago" External link

bbc Friday, September 18, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London,” External link

westbriton Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “The rural community needs that sort of support from the urban one,” “We and all the trustees are working extremely hard to raise the funds to keep us going until the children can return. We are determined to make that happen, but finding funding is always a challenge, even at the best of times. We’re not disheartened, but we are worried” External link

fwi Monday, May 25, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London,” External link

exeterexpressandecho Friday, April 3, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London,” External link

westbriton Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : "Essentially it is a book about reconciliation, about understanding the war was the same for everyone," External link

watoday Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “Children need to spend time in the outdoors, to get into the countryside, to care for the environment, and to understand where their food has come from so that they can make good choices” External link

westerntelegraph Friday, October 18, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London,” External link

westbriton Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo recalls : “My wife and I were in Venice and came across two extraordinary moments. The first was coming back and we were walking through the streets when we heard this guitarist playing in a darkened square around the corner. There he was, playing under a lamp, and what we heard was so beautiful. It was wonderful 18th-century guitar music, but it was some moments before we saw that he was not alone. There was a small boy sitting on his tricycle at 11 o’clock at night in his pyjamas, and he was listening absolutely rapt by this beautiful music. We watched this extraordinary moment, this young child perhaps for the first time in his life absolutely entranced by this great music. We thought that this was potentially a life-changing moment. It was very beautiful to see. And then the next day we happened to be walking past the ghetto in Venice which we had not been to before, and we saw this place where more than 400 Jews had been taken away to camps in 1940. We had gone from heaven to hell in the space of 24 hours in terms of our thinking. We thought we had to somehow make music the link” External link

chichester Wednesday, January 9, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo replied : “Quite extraordinary. What an achievement. It is a great sculpture, wonderfully realised. Bravo you!” External link

icWales Friday, November 10, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : "This is the unseen cancer of society. " External link

express Friday, December 30, 2016 4:10:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : "This is the unseen cancer of society. " External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, December 30, 2016 8:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : "This is the unseen cancer of society. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 30, 2016 6:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : "You don't quiz them at the end of the day. " External link

itv Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : “Seven villages had to move out” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : “What I love about Kneehigh is that everyone can do everything” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : “I can’t believe it’s there really” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT



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president1.96%EN10/22/201722/10/2017
laureate5.88%EN03/28/201728/03/2017
writer7.84%EN09/21/201621/09/2016
book trust president0.98%EN09/21/201621/09/2016
footballer3.92%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
famed author0.98%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Michael MorpurgoEN67.76%
Michael MorpurgoFR9.35%
Michael MorpurgoDE6.54%
Michael MorpurgoIT6.54%
Michael MorpurgoEU6.54%
Michaela MorpurgoPL1.87%
Michael MorpurgoPT0.93%
Michael MorpurgoES0.47%


 
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Michael Morpurgo

Last updated on 2017-07-31T13:06+0300.

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Michael Morpurgo said : “Young men and young women who grew up just like Private Peaceful, at home, safe with their families, went off in their millions to the battlefields of the First World War from all over the world. "What followed was universal human suffering on a scale never witnessed in human history before. "The universality of the tragedy disguises all too easily that each one of those who went was a son or a daughter, loved and so often, lost. Private Peaceful was one of those. "It’s so important to me, and not because I wrote the story, that his story and the story of all the others, is told and told again. It’s wonderful to me that through this extraordinary play, the story is being told in theatres all over this country” External link

worcesternews Saturday, May 7, 2022 8:33:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo recalls : “This typed letter was so stark,” “It said ‘We regret to inform you that your son was shot at dawn on such-and-such a date. Yours sincerely.’ I looked at the envelope and I could see it had been ripped open - there was a huge tear along it. What that tear told me was the moment that this woman’s life had fallen apart. She opened it, and the rest of her life was grief and shame” External link

salisburyjournal Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : “One of them lasted less than 20 minutes,” External link

salisburyjournal Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo explains ( about Bristol Old Vic ) : “I was doing a radio interview when the book came out, and my phone rang on the way home. It was a man called Simon, who was running Bristol Old Vic Theatre. He said ‘I’ve just heard you on the radio. Don’t give the rights for Private Peaceful to anyone else. I’m going to the bookshop to read it right now. I’ll call you back tomorrow.’” External link

salisburyjournal Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : “Then the theatres all shut down,” “I thought that by the time they could reopen they would be interested in other things” External link

salisburyjournal Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo explained : “He said ‘The only person I could really talk to was my horse’,” External link

exeterexpressandecho Saturday, April 2, 2022 5:27:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo wrote : “Shirley must have began the reading lives of so many millions. That moment when you’ve read a book like ‘Alfie’ and sit back and think ‘That was wonderful, tell me another’,” “Thank you, Shirley, from all of us, children of today and children of yesterday” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 2, 2022 5:31:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London,” External link

plymouthherald Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo told : “Yes, there was some worry that this might be the first time an 8-year-old reads about a Jew,” External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, January 5, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo told : “Yes, there was some worry that this might be the first time an 8-year-old reads about a Jew,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “The point of this project is to bring Shakespeare to the eyes, ears and hearts of children in our time,” External link

guardian Monday, January 4, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said ( about Titus Andronicus ) : “If I had suggested doing Titus Andronicus for primary school children, an eyebrow or two might have been raised. It doesn’t even do for me, and I am 77. It is almost as if anything you do around Shakespeare is treated like holy writ and that is the problem. He was a man of the people and his plays weren’t just for the classroom,” External link

guardian Monday, January 4, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “The point of this project is to bring Shakespeare to the eyes, ears and hearts of children in our time,” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 4, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “If I had suggested doing Titus Andronicus for primary school children, an eyebrow or two might have been raised. It doesn’t even do for me, and I am 77. It is almost as if anything you do around Shakespeare is treated like holy writ and that is the problem. He was a man of the people and his plays weren’t just for the classroom,” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 4, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said ( about David McKee ) : “It would be enough of a lifetime achievement to have created Elmer for the world, but David has done a great deal more than that. So many bedrooms in this country and all over the world are full of his stories,” “When I think of the millions of people and children and teachers and grandparents who have adored his stories, I know that no one has deserved this award more” External link

msn-uk Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : "Sadly they didn't ask me to play Redemption Song," "That's because I only got Grade One on the violin - approximately 65 years ago" External link

bbc Friday, September 18, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London,” External link

westbriton Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “The rural community needs that sort of support from the urban one,” “We and all the trustees are working extremely hard to raise the funds to keep us going until the children can return. We are determined to make that happen, but finding funding is always a challenge, even at the best of times. We’re not disheartened, but we are worried” External link

fwi Monday, May 25, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London,” External link

exeterexpressandecho Friday, April 3, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London,” External link

westbriton Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : "Essentially it is a book about reconciliation, about understanding the war was the same for everyone," External link

watoday Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “Children need to spend time in the outdoors, to get into the countryside, to care for the environment, and to understand where their food has come from so that they can make good choices” External link

westerntelegraph Friday, October 18, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : “I know they are filming on Dartmoor and in London,” External link

westbriton Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo recalls : “My wife and I were in Venice and came across two extraordinary moments. The first was coming back and we were walking through the streets when we heard this guitarist playing in a darkened square around the corner. There he was, playing under a lamp, and what we heard was so beautiful. It was wonderful 18th-century guitar music, but it was some moments before we saw that he was not alone. There was a small boy sitting on his tricycle at 11 o’clock at night in his pyjamas, and he was listening absolutely rapt by this beautiful music. We watched this extraordinary moment, this young child perhaps for the first time in his life absolutely entranced by this great music. We thought that this was potentially a life-changing moment. It was very beautiful to see. And then the next day we happened to be walking past the ghetto in Venice which we had not been to before, and we saw this place where more than 400 Jews had been taken away to camps in 1940. We had gone from heaven to hell in the space of 24 hours in terms of our thinking. We thought we had to somehow make music the link” External link

chichester Wednesday, January 9, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo replied : “Quite extraordinary. What an achievement. It is a great sculpture, wonderfully realised. Bravo you!” External link

icWales Friday, November 10, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : "This is the unseen cancer of society. " External link

express Friday, December 30, 2016 4:10:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : "This is the unseen cancer of society. " External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, December 30, 2016 8:44:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : "This is the unseen cancer of society. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 30, 2016 6:47:00 AM EAT

Michael Morpurgo said : "You don't quiz them at the end of the day. " External link

itv Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:12:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : “Seven villages had to move out” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : “What I love about Kneehigh is that everyone can do everything” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT

Michael Morpurgo says : “I can’t believe it’s there really” External link

msn-uk Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
author78.43%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
president1.96%EN10/22/201722/10/2017
laureate5.88%EN03/28/201728/03/2017
writer7.84%EN09/21/201621/09/2016
book trust president0.98%EN09/21/201621/09/2016
footballer3.92%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
famed author0.98%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Michael MorpurgoEN67.76%
Michael MorpurgoFR9.35%
Michael MorpurgoDE6.54%
Michael MorpurgoIT6.54%
Michael MorpurgoEU6.54%
Michaela MorpurgoPL1.87%
Michael MorpurgoPT0.93%
Michael MorpurgoES0.47%


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