Be My Baby


Author: Amanda Whittington
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854598875
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Lulu


Author: Frank Wedekind
Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive
ISBN: 191066037X
Category: Drama
Page: 186
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Complete Lulu plays featuring her entire life from humble existence on the streets of Germany and being rescued by a rich newspaper publisher to her married life, success and spectacular downfall in London. The book includes both Earth Spirit (Erdgeist) and Pandora's Box (Buchse der Pandora) plays.

The Thrill of Love


Author: Amanda Whittington
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848423169
Category: Drama
Page: 91
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A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there's more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame comes - but not in the way she imagines. Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? And who is she trying to protect? Amanda Whittington's play The Thrill of Love dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and takes a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines. The Thrill of Love was first staged at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, in 2013.

The Winslow Boy

Play in Two Acts (four Scenes)
Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822212645
Category: Drama
Page: 91
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THE STORY: What begins as a small incident ultimately grows into a cause celebre nearly shaking the foundations of the government. The incident is simply that of a youngster in an English government school who is expelled for an alleged theft. As

Satin 'n' Steel


Author: Amanda Whittington
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854598653
Category: Drama
Page: 74
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Ladies' Day


Author: Amanda Whittington
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854599506
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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How Plays Work


Author: David Edgar
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854593719
Category: Drama
Page: 220
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Distinguished playwright David Edgar examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning. Written for playwrights and playgoers alike, Edgar’s analysis starts with the building blocks of whole plays – plot, character creation, genre and structure – and moves on to scenes and devices. He shows how plays share a common architecture without which the uniqueness of their authors’ vision would be invisible. What does King Lear have in common with Cinderella? What does Jaws owe to Ibsen? From Aeschylus to Alan Ayckbourn, from Chekhov to Caryl Churchill, are there common principles by which all plays work? How Plays Work is a masterclass for playwrights and playmakers and a fascinating guide to the anatomy of drama. 'lucid, deeply intelligent... combines theoretical acumen with the assured know-how of a working dramatist' Terry Eagleton, TLS 'Fascinating... Read it. You will learn a lot' The Stage

The Browning Version

A Play in One Act
Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Samuel French Incorporated Plays
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 57
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Ill health is forcing Andrew to retire from teaching. His wife despises him for his failures and finds consolation with Frank, a younger teacher. She openly taunts Andrew while Frank watches with disgust and shame. The wife knows she has lost Frank - but even more bitter is the realization he's now Andrew's best friend.

Separate Tables

Two Plays
Author: Terence Rattigan
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573615276
Category:
Page: 127
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My First Play

An Anthology of Theatrical Beginnings
Author: Nick Hern
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848423398
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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My first play' is a unique collection of pieces by playwrights, actors and theatre directors - all of them regular Nick Hern Books authors - in response to the simplest of briefs: write about your first play. Candid, hilarious, and often sharply revealing, the resulting pieces - many of them written in the hurly-burly of work on a new production - combine to prove the power of theatre to entrance us, and hold us captive in its spell. Included here are remarkable first-person accounts from many of our leading playwrights: Caryl Churchill performing Cinderella to her parents with a cast of dolls and stuffed animals; Howard Brenton pinching his first main character from a boy's comic; Jack Thorne having to become a thief to get his first play on; Conor McPherson still waiting to write his 'first play'. There are also enthralling insights into the first steps in theatre of some of our principal actors and theatre directors.

Crush


Author: Maureen Chadwick,Kath Gotts
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848425583
Category:
Page: 128
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An outrageously fun musical set in an all-girls school in the 60s, from the team behind Bad Girls: The Musical.

Far Away


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854597441
Category: Social conflict
Page: 44
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A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists. At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing - and increasingly accepted - levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict. Far Away is a SET TEXT for AS/A-Level Drama (WJEC)

truth and reconciliation


Author: debbie tucker green
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822226286
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 70
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"I will not stay standing to have you accuse me. And I will not sit there and be accused." From Rwanda to Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe to Bosnia, answers are demanded, reconciliation is hard to hear and the truth is reluctant to be told.

Mojo Mickybo

Three Plays
Author: Owen McCafferty
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854597014
Category: Drama
Page: 82
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Three astute, savvy early plays from Owen McCafferty. Mojo Mickybo Mojo and Mickybo relive the summer of 1970 when they were growing up in Belfast, playing headers, building huts and re-enacting cowboy movies. An unsentimental portrayal of innocence betrayed by communal hatred. The Waiting List A monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up. Also includes I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me - 'A deeply affectionate and fiercely clear-eyed portrait of a recently unemployed middle-manager slowly losing his mind' Sunday Tribune

The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays

Stunning; The Road Weeps, the Well Runs Dry; Pullman, WA; Hurt Village; Dying City; The Big Meal
Author: David Adjmi,Marcus Gardley,Young Jean Lee,Katori Hall,Christopher Shinn,Dan LeFranc
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408157020
Category: Drama
Page: 528
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The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays is an anthology of six outstanding plays from some of the most exciting playwrights currently receiving critical acclaim in the States. It showcases work produced at a number of the leading theatres during the last decade and charts something of the extraordinary range of current playwriting in America. It will be invaluable not only to readers and theatergoers in the U.S., but to those around the world seeking out new American plays and an insight into how U.S. playwrights are engaging with their current social and political environment. There is a rich collection of distinctive, diverse voices at work in the contemporary American theatre and this brings together six of the best, with work by David Adjmi, Marcus Gardley, Young Jean Lee, Katori Hall, Christopher Shinn and Dan LeFranc. The featured plays range from the intimate to the epic, the personal to the national and taken together explore a variety of cultural perspectives on life in America. The first play, David Adjmi's Stunning, is an excavation of ruptured identity set in modern day Midwood, Brooklyn, in the heart of the insular Syrian-Jewish community; Marcus Gardley's lyrical epic The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry deals with the migration of Black Seminoles, is set in mid-1800s Oklahoma and speaks directly to modern spirituality, relocation and cultural history; Young Jean Lee's Pullman, WA deals with self-hatred and the self-help culture in her formally inventive three-character play; Katori Hall's Hurt Village uses the real housing project of "Hurt Village" as a potent allegory for urban neglect set against the backdrop of the Iraq war; Christopher Shinn's Dying City melds the personal and political in a theatrical crucible that cracks open our response to 9/11 and Abu Graib, and finally Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal, an inter-generational play spanning eighty years, is set in the mid-west in a generic restaurant and considers family legacy and how some of the smallest events in life turn out to be the most significant.

We Happy Few


Author: Imogen Stubbs
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854598134
Category: Drama
Page: 105
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A comedy drama about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by the well-known actress and premiered in the West End. While the men are fighting Hitler and the bombs are falling on London, a 'girls only' theatre company sets out in a battered 1920s Rolls-Royce to bring Shakespeare to a culture-starved Britain. Inspired by the real-life Osiris Players, whose travelling productions during the War inspired many to take up the profession - Judi Dench to name but one.

Bartholomew Fair


Author: Ben Jonson,Eugene M. Waith
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300094701
Category: Drama
Page: 244
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Not as well known today as Volpne and The Alchemist, this comedy of London’s lower classes was a great favorite of Ben Jonson’s contemporaries. The richness of its comic invention and the complexity of its plot and satirical view have returned it to its former high repute, and Professor Waith’s skillful and illuminating critical Introduction vividly demonstrates its artistic excellence. The high standards for textual accuracy and critical apparatus set for Volpone, the first volume of the Yale edition of Ben Jonson, are maintained here, and the format is identical. In addition, the editor has supplied an appendix and the original staging of the play that assists the reader greatly and is in itself a valuable contribution to studies of Elizabethan and Jacobean stagecraft. Eugene M. Waith is professor of English at Yale University. The Yale Ben Jonson, 2.

Sweet William

Twenty Thousand Hours with Shakespeare
Author: Michael Pennington
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854595683
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 322
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Michael Pennington has spent over 20,000 hours performing and working with Shakespeare. Loosely based on his popular one-man show, Pennington illustrates the little we know about Shakespeare's childhood, early marriage, his roles as an actor, with wonderfully apt quotations from the works.

Kindertransport


Author: Diane Samuels
Publisher: Heinemann Library
ISBN: 9780435017064
Category: Children and war
Page: 95
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This new edition includes several personal memoirs by German-born children whose lives were saved, and transformed, by the Kindertransport.