Be My Baby


Author: Amanda Whittington
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854598875
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 1960s Britain. Mary Adams, aged 19, is unmarried and seven months pregnant. Forcibly sent to a Mother-and-Baby Home in the north of England by a mother intent on keeping up appearances, Mary - along with the other girls in the home - has to cope with both the shame and the dawning realisation that she will have to give the baby up for adoption whether she likes it or not. Despite this - and an overbearing matron - the girls' youthful effervescence keeps breaking through as they sing along to the girl-group songs of the period. Amanda Whittington's hugely touching play Be My Baby was first performed by Soho Theatre Company at the Pleasance Theatre, London, in 1998. This edition of Be My Baby includes new scenes added for several successful revivals of the play.

Playwriting Across The Curriculum


Author: Claire Stoneman,Caroline Jester
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136720448
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 176
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First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Contemporary Monologue: Men


Author: Michael Earley,Philippa Keil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135858349
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 144
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cruising


Author: Alecky Blythe
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854599377
Category: Drama
Page: 61
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"This is theatre throbbing with the heartbeat of real life. Experience it" -The London Times

Key Concepts in Creative Writing


Author: Matt Morrison
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137118962
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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A comprehensive writers' guide to the terminology used across the creative writing industries and in the major literary movements. Packed with practical tips for honing writing skills and identifying opportunities for publication and production, it also explains the workings of publishing houses, literary agencies and producing theatres.

Little Baby Jesus


Author: Arinze Kene
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848421998
Category: Drama
Page: 52
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Three magnetic personalities and three remarkable stories from the poetic imagination of Arinze Kene, winner of the Most Promising Playwright Award at the 'Offies' (Off West End Theatre Awards). Kehinde is older than his years, a boy with an innocence and a passion for mixed-race girls. Joanne is dipped in rudeness and rolled in attitude. And then there's Rugrat, the class clown, underachiever and playground loudmouth. The boy who never leaves, the schoolgirl trying to distance herself from her past, and the schoolboy always on the outer of the inner circle – in this lyrical triptych of interconnected monologues, three inner-city teenagers are about to become adults.

Alfie


Author: Bill Naughton
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644533911
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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London in den Swinging Sixties. Eigentlich ist Alfie ein netter Kerl. Aus gutem Hause stammt er nicht gerade, er arbeitet auch nur unregelmäßig, aber ein Dandy ist Alfie doch: Irgendwie reicht es immer für den schicken Anzug, das teure Polyesterhemd oder einen Schlitten, der was hermacht. Damit kommt man gut an bei den Mädchen, sehr gut sogar. Und Alfie liebt sie alle: Die vernachlässigten Ehefrauen, die Wilden, die Reifen, die ganz Unschuldigen, bei denen er sich sorgt, sie könnten in schlechte Gesellschaft geraten. Dabei ist eine schlechtere als seine gar nicht denkbar. Denn Alfie nimmt immer nur und gibt nicht, Alfie glaubt an genau einen Weg zum Glück: Niemals sich an einen anderen Menschen binden. Denn das bringt am Ende ja doch nichts als Kummer ... Als Film errang «Alfie» gleich zweimal Weltruhm, einmal 1966 mit dem jungen Michael Caine in der Hauptrolle und einmal 2004 mit Jude Law als Alfie. Ein großartiger Klassiker der englischen Literatur und der Filmgeschichte, zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch. «The best ever novel for men.» (The Guardian)

Nagy Plays: 1

Weldon Rising; Disappeared; The Strip; Butterfly Kiss
Author: Phyllis Nagy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472536770
Category: Drama
Page: 280
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"Young playwrights don't come much hotter than Phyllis Nagy" (Daily Telegraph) Includes her three Royal Court -performed plays Weldon Rising "Here is the best new play I have seen in many months...This play is exciting because it is well written, unusually constructed and morally serious." (Financial Times); in Butterfly Kiss "Nagy captures the texture of a life and writes short, vivid, often disturbingly erotic scenes...it's a play that leaves me proclaiming Nagy a writer of real talent" (Guardian), Disappeared (winner of the Mobil Prize,1995) "A piece that gets right under your skin...There's no neat solution to Nagy's conundrum, just a fog of fear, despair, and most remarkably of all, a final mirage of escape. Spine-tingling stuff" (Daily Telegraph) The Strip, "kaleidoscopic and hugely accomplished dissection of fate, love and chance" (Independent) "Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is the finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Financial Times)

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.

Scottish Theatre Since the Seventies


Author: Randall Stevenson,Gavin Wallace
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 240
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Written accessibly for the theatre-going general public, this is an ideal guide to the new Scottish theatre: its people, its plays, its politics, its companies and its audiences. Directors, playwrights, journalists and distinguished theatre critics offer personal, challenging and wide-ranging insights into the last 25 years of Scottish theatre.

Satin 'n' Steel


Author: Amanda Whittington
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854598653
Category: Drama
Page: 74
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A comic two-hander about the irresistible allure of showbusiness, from the author of Be My Baby. A karaoke competition at the Rainworth Miners' Welfare Club brings together seasoned pro, Vince Steel, and talented beginner, Teena White, in an explosion of talent and creativity. He persuades her to form a duo and to to change her name. As the all-singing, all-dancing Satin 'n Steel, they set their sights of the big time. And as love blossoms, it seems nothing could go wrong. But a guilty secret threatens to jeopardise their designs on super-stardom... 'warm-hearted and emotionally astute' Guardian 'a script packed with hope, emotion, love, jealousy and sadness... a tasty offering' British Theatre Guide

Strangers, Babies


Author: Linda McLean
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781854599773
Category: Drama
Page: 83
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By the award-winning author of "Shimmer" and "Riddance." Very accessible slices of recognizable real life.

Ladies' Day


Author: Amanda Whittington
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854599506
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Sugar Baby


Author: Alan Harris
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426740
Category: Drug dealers
Page: 80
View: 4246

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A one-man comedy from critically acclaimed writer Alan Harris and award-winning Welsh company Dirty Protest.

Mighty Atoms


Author: Amanda Whittington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848426733
Category: Boxing
Page: 96
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Ex-boxer Taylor Flint wants to put the past behind her. Yet back on the Hull estate where she grew up, she is drawn into running a boxercise class. For Lauren, Jazz, Aneta and Grace, boxercise soon becomes more than a way to lose weight and have a laugh. Life is tough and throwing the punches helps them to face their challenges. The class meets in The Six Bells, which landlady Nora runs as her own community hub. When the pub is threatened with closure, the women refuse to throw in the towel. They commit to an unlicensed Fight Night to raise cash and rally the locals. Yet as the countdown begins, it's Taylor who finds herself on the ropes.

Children's Literature and Learner Empowerment

Children and Teenagers in English Language Education
Author: Janice Bland
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441165991
Category: Education
Page: 344
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Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interactive drama projects. Close readings of texts at the centre of contemporary literary scholarship, yet largely unknown in the EFL world, provide an invaluable guide for teacher educators and student teachers, including works by David Almond, Anthony Browne, Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling. Introducing a range of genres and their significance for EFL teaching, this study makes an important new approach accessible for EFL teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.

Ireland's women

writings past and present
Author: Katie Donovan,Alexander Norman Jeffares,Brendan Kennelly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780717122028
Category: Social Science
Page: 552
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Mary's Babies


Author: Maud Dromgoole
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848428225
Category:
Page: 80
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A thousand people. Meeting each other. Making friends. Having babies. Sharing their lives. But whether they know it or not, they all share something else: the same father. Maud Dromgoole's play Mary's Babies is inspired by the true story of Mary Barton and her husband Bertold Wiesner, pioneers of fertility treatment, who used Bertold's sperm to artificially inseminate up to a thousand women, before destroying the evidence. This provocative, funny and fascinating play imagines a series of encounters between the half-siblings, known as the 'Barton Brood'. This version of the play premiered at Jermyn Street Theatre, London, in March 2019.