Mojo and Other Plays


Author: Jez Butterworth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781559364188
Category: Drama
Page: 317
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* Jez Butterworth burst onto the theatre scene aged twenty-five with Mojo, "one of the most dazzling Royal Court main stage debuts in years” (Time Out). This first volume of his Collected Plays contains that play plus the three that followed, as well as two short one-person pieces published here for the first time - everything in fact that precedes Jerusalem, "unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century” (Guardian). * Mojo, staged in 1995 but set in the Soho clubland of 1958, "superbly captures the atmosphere of the infant British rock and roll scene where seedy low-lifers hustle for the big time” (Daily Telegraph). It is "Beckett on speed” (Observer) by a "dramatist of obvious talent and terrific promise” (The Times). * The Night Heron (2002) is set in Cambridgeshire Fens amongst assorted oddballs, birdwatchers and the local constabulary. "It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s haunting and it is also strangely beautiful. Above all, it is quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen before” (Daily Telegraph). * In The Winterling (2006) a gangland fugitive is visited by two associates from the city who have other things on their mind than a jolly reunion. "The dialogue is testosterone taut, a sense of menace invades every conversation... and as tales of torture and treachery unfold, the black comedy never misses” (Time Out). * The housing estate in Parlour Song (2008) is "a place of illicit desire and painful memories, of bad dreams and mysterious disappearances... a play that combines the comic, the erotic and the downright disconcerting with superb panache” (Daily Telegraph). * Introducing the plays is an interview with Jez Butterworth specially conducted for this volume

The Night Heron


Author: Jez Butterworth
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854596994
Category: Drama
Page: 83
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A dark, funny, spellbinding play about a group of outcasts and eccentrics gathered in the Cambridgeshire fens. From the author of the Olivier Award-winning Mojo. The sighting of a rare bird attracts attention to a remote part of the fens. The visiting birdwatchers cannot know what dangers lie in the freezing darkness of the marshes. In an isolated cabin, Wattmore, bruised and bleeding, is recording the Old Testament onto cassette. Griffin arrives with fish and chips. Salvation is at hand - a cash prize for winning the university poetry competition, plus the arrival of a potential lodger. Meanwhile, the local townsfolk are stirring...

Jack Thorne Plays - One


Author: Jack Thorne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 304
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Acclaimed for his TV screenplays (Skins; This is England), as well as his original plays and adaptations (Let the Right One In), Jack Thorne is one of the most distinctive talents working in theatre today. This collection of Thorne's early plays, with a revealing introduction by the author, includes the following works:When You Cure Me; Stacy; 2nd May 1997; Bunny; Red Car, Blue Car; andMydidae.

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights


Author: Martin Middeke,Peter Paul Schnierer,Aleks Sierz
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408159678
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 544
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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s. Written by an international team of scholars, it will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama. Among the many playwrights whose work is examined are Sarah Daniels, Terry Johnson, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Anthony Neilson, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, Debbie Tucker Green, Tanika Gupta and Richard Bean. Each essay features: A biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright A discussion of their most important plays An analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of British theatre A bibliography of texts and critical material

Plays

One
Author: Jez Butterworth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848422261
Category:
Page: 317
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Four full-length plays and two previously unpublished shorts from the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem. Jez Butterworth burst onto the theatre scene aged twenty-five with Mojo, ‘one of the most dazzling Royal Court main stage debuts in years’ (Time Out). This first volume of his Collected Plays contains that play plus the three that followed, as well as two short one-person pieces published here for the first time – everything in fact that precedes Jerusalem, ‘unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century’ (Guardian). Plays One includes: Mojo The Night Heron The Winterling Leavings (previously unpublished) Parlour Song The Naked Eye (previously unpublished) Introducing the plays is an interview with Jez Butterworth specially conducted for this volume.

The Ferryman


Author: Jez Butterworth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781559365666
Category: Drama
Page: 80
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A widely anticipated new drama from the award-winning playwright of Jerusalem.

The River


Author: Jez Butterworth
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559364881
Category: Drama
Page: 45
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A bewitching new play from the award-winning author of Broadway hit Jerusalem.

Jerusalem


Author: Jez Butterworth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781559364089
Category: Drama
Page: 109
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Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Award for Best Foreign Play. "One of the most exciting new plays in ages."?The New York Times One of London and New York's most highly acclaimed plays of the season, Jez Butterworth's "wild, blissfully funny drug-and-booze-fueled comedy and tragedy" (The New York Times) is a rousing exploration of national identity, living on the margins, and the necessity of rebellion. Jez Butterworth won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright and was awarded the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2007. He also wrote and directed the film adaptations of Mojo (1998) and Birthday Girl (2002), and he co-wrote and produced Fair Game (2010).

The Winterling


Author: Jez Butterworth
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854599261
Category: Drama
Page: 79
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"One of the most dazzling Royal Court debut in years" -Time Out London

The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth


Author: David Ian Rabey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408184281
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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Jez Butterworth is the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful new British dramatist of the 21st century: his acclaimed play Jerusalem has had extended runs in the West End and on Broadway. This book is the first to examine Butterworth's writings for stage and film and to identify how and why his work appeals so widely and profoundly. It examines the way that he weaves suspenseful stories of eccentric outsiders, whose adventures echo widespread contemporary social anxieties, and involve surprising expressions of both violence and generosity. This book reveals how Butterworth unearths the strange forms of wildness and defiance lurking in the depths and at the edges of England: where unpredictable outbursts of humour highlight the intensity of life, and characters discover links between their haunting past and the uncertainties of the present, to create a meaningful future. Supplemented by essays from James D. Balestrieri and Elisabeth Angel-Perez, this is a clear and detailed source of reference for a new generation of theatre audiences, practitioners and directors who wish to explore the work of this seminal dramatist.

Charlie Johnson in den Flammen

Roman
Author: Michael Ignatieff,Werner Löcher-Lawrence
Publisher: München : C. Bertelsmann
ISBN: 9783570008027
Category:
Page: 191
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Charlie Johnson ist Kriegsjournalist. Während des Bürgerkriegs in Jugoslawien wird eine unschuldige Zivilistin brutal ermordet. Beim Versuch, die Frau zu retten, erleidet Charlie selbst schwere Verbrennungen und ein psychisches Trauma. Nach seiner Genesung nimmt er sich vor, in Zukunft ehrlich zu sich selbst zu sein: Er trennt sich von seiner Ehefrau, gibt seine Stelle auf und macht sich alleine auf die Suche nach dem Mörder der Frau. Spannender, in der Tradition der Moderne nüchtern und unspektakulär geschriebener, in die Tiefe gehender Roman von Michael Ignatieff (BA 12/89; 10/92; 1/95; 7/95): voller Aktualität, über Kriege, Brutalität und Kaltblütigkeit in der Welt, wobei der Schwerpunkt darauf liegt, wie man selbst damit umgeht sowie mit der ungelösten Frage des "Warum". Sehr zu empfehlen.

Die Frau aus Andros


Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104034532
Category: Fiction
Page: 120
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Thornton Wilders Roman ›Die Frau aus Andros‹ erzählt von einer beeindruckenden Frau in der Spätzeit der griechischen Antike Eingebunden in Hinweise auf das »Land, das bald das Heilige genannt werden sollte«, spielt dieser Roman Thornton Wilders in der Spätzeit der griechischen Antike. Chrysis, die Nichtgriechin von der Kykladeninsel Andros, hat zur Zeit um Christi Geburt auf der ägäischen Insel Brynos zum Ärger der auf Handel eingeschworenen Bewohner den alten Brauch des Hetärenmahls mit Rezitation, Musik und Diskussion über philosophische Probleme wiederaufgenommen. Von den wohlhabenden Bürgern verachtet, versammeln sie und ihre Schwester Glykerion die sozial Schwachen, aber auch, sehr zum Leid ihrer Eltern, die jungen Männer. »Mit diesem Werk erreichte Wilder einen vorläufigen Höhepunkt seiner künstlerischen Entwicklung.« Hermann Stresau

Bayerischer Wald

Lust auf Natur
Author: N.A
Publisher: DuMont Reiseverlag
ISBN: 3770192583
Category: Travel
Page: 121
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DuMont Bildatlas Bayerischer Wald - die Bilder des Fotografen Peter Hirth zeigen faszinierende Panoramen und ungewöhnliche Nahaufnahmen. Sechs Kapitel, gegliedert nach regionalen Gesichtspunkten, geben einen Überblick in eine Region voller bizarrer Traditionen und herzlichen Menschen. Zu jedem Kapitel gehören Hintergrundreportagen und Specials, die aktuelle und interessante Themen aufgreifen. Noch gibt es die früher europaweit gerühmte Glaskunst der Waldler. Ein DuMont Thema widmet sich dem aussterbenden Handwerk. Ein anderes Thema stellt Walter Landshuter, Chef des Passauer Scharfrichterhauses vor. Er kennt sich mit niederbayerischem Wortwitz bestens aus. Von flüssigem Brot aus dem Sudkessel berichtet ein weiteres Thema. Den Abschluss eines jeden Kapitels bilden Infoseiten mit allen wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten, die auf der nebenstehenden detaillierten Reisekarte leicht zu lokalisieren sind. Viele persönliche Tipps des Autors sowie Empfehlungen zu Hotels und Restaurants ergänzen das Infoangebot. Wer abseits der Touristenpfade etwas Außergewöhnliches erleben möchte, folgt den DuMont Aktivtipps: Stadtbesichtigungen durch Regensburg speziell für Kids, mit Schneeschuhen durch den Winterwald oder Radeln auf der Bahntrasse. Abgerundet wird der Bildatlas durch das Servicekapitel, das praktische und allgemeine Informationen für die Vorbereitung der Reise beinhaltet sowie Daten und Fakten zum Reiseland liefert.

Klein Eyolf


Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9925035635
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
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Nachdruck des Originals von 1900.

Die Essenz der Bhagavad Gita


Author: Ramana Maharshi
Publisher: BoD E-Short
ISBN: 3739226218
Category: Philosophy
Page: 9
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Ramana Maharshi sprach einmal mit einem Gelehrten über die Bhagavad Gita. Einer seiner Devotees meinte, dass es unmöglich sei, sich alle 700 Verse zu merken, und fragte, ob es nicht einen Vers gäbe, den man sich als Essenz der Gita merken könne. Ramana wies auf Kapitel X, Vers 20 hin: „Ich bin das Selbst, o Gudakesa, das im Herzen aller Lebewesen wohnt. Ich bin der Anfang, die Mitte und auch das Ende aller Lebewesen.“ Später wählte er 42 Verse aus der Bhagavad Gita aus und ordnete sie neu.