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 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

Mojo


Author: Jez Butterworth
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822216612
Category: Drama
Page: 79
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THE STORY: Silver Johnny is the new singing sensation, straight out of a low-life Soho clubland bar in 1958. His success could be the big break for two dead-end workers in the bar, if they play their cards right and trust the owner of the place to

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 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 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.

Parlour Song


Author: Jez Butterworth
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848420267
Category: Drama
Page: 63
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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

The Methuen Drama Book of Royal Court Plays 2000-2010

Under the Blue Sky; Fallout; Motortown; My Child; Enron
Author: David Eldridge
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408123932
Category: Drama
Page: 452
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Five of the best plays from the first decade of the twenty-first century produced by the Royal Court Theatre, London. Royal Court Plays 2000-2010 is an essential anthology for anyone interested in the best work from the most important new writing theatre produced during the last decade. Under the Blue Sky by David Eldridge is a touching and comic play about love, war and teaching. Produced in 2000 it was revived on the West End in 2008 and has become a turn-of-the-century classic. Roy Williams' play Fallout was written in response to the killing of Damilola Taylor and the McPherson report into racism in the Metropolitan Police and is an essential play exploring how black teenagers are drawn into violence and mutual mistrust. Motortown is about the 'war on terror' and the war in Iraq. Described as 'an instant modern classic, the first major anti-anti-war play of this era' (What's on Stage) Simon Stephens' play examines the effects of the war on individuals. Mike Bartlett emerged as one of the most exciting young writers of recent times when his play My Child premiered in 2007. A play about fatherhood, broken families and what it means to be a good parent, it was heaped with praise: 'Brutal, thrilling… unmissable' (Evening Standard). The final play, Enron, is an epic satire about the notorious rise and fall of Enron and its founding partners, written by Lucy Prebble. A huge hit and acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, the play transferred to the West End in 2010 and opened on Broadway that same year.

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.

Run


Author: Stephen Laughton
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426610
Category: Gays
Page: 64
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Set over one unforgettable summer and encompassing all of space and time, Run explores what it means to love, to lose and how to grow from a boy into a man. First produced at VAULT Festival 2016, the play transferred to The Bunker in March 2017, after a national tour.

Capital Crimes

Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder
Author: Max Decharne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140902363X
Category: History
Page: 432
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Over seven centuries London has changed dramatically - from walled medieval settlement to bustling modern metropolis. But throughout its history there has been one inescapable constant: murder. It winds through the heart of the capital as surely as the River Thames. Capital Crimes tells the story of crime and punishment in the city, from the killing of infamous 'questmonger' Roger Legett during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 through to the hanging of Styllou Christofi in 1954. Along the way we encounter such shocking characters as railway murderer Franz Muller, the ‘baby farmers’ of Finchley and the notorious political assassin John Bellingham. Some are well known, some obscure; the lives and fates of all, however, have much to tell us, providing a glimpse into the workings of London’s mysterious underworld and reminding us that dark deeds are not so far removed from everyday life as we would perhaps like to believe.

Motortown


Author: Simon Stephens
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472517687
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Danny returns from Basra to a foreign England and a different kind of battle. He visits an old flame, buys a gun and goes on a blistering road trip through the new home front. 'I don't blame the war. The war was alright. I miss it. It's just you come back to this.' Written during the London bombings of 2005, Motortown is a fierce, violent and controversial response to the anti-war movement - and to the war itself. Chaotic and complex, powerful and provocative, Simon Stephen's new play portrays a volatile and morally insecure world. Motortown premieres at the Royal Court Theatre on 21 April 2006. It follows the critically acclaimed On the Shore of the Wide World (Manchester Royal Exchange/National Theatre), winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play (2005).

Plays

One
Author: Mark O'Rowe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848421608
Category: Drama
Page: 369
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Five plays from the sensational voice of new writing for Irish theatre. Since winning the George Devine Award for Howie the Rookie in 1999, Mark O'Rowe has electrified audiences with his distinctive dramatic style and dark, dangerous storytelling. The collection includes: From Both Hips The Aspidistra Code Howie the Rookie Made in China And the previously unpublished play, Crestfall. In O'Rowe's first play, The Aspidistra Code (1995), Brendan and Sonia, head over heels in debt, are forced to hire their own protection against a volatile loan shark. From Both Hips (1997) sees Paul, a Dublin man shot in the hip during a bungled police raid, embark on a violent journey of revenge. In Howie the Rookie (which also won the 'Rooney Prize for Irish Literature'), brutal events take on mythical significance in a white-knuckle ride through a nightmare Dublin. In Made in China (2001), a dreadful accident sparks a savage tug-of-war between two criminal foot soldiers. And published for the first time - Crestfall (2003) - so dark that all but the tiniest glimmer of light has been extinguished, depicts three women trapped between nightmares and waking.

Lucy Lucy Kirkwood Plays - One


Author: Lucy Kirkwood
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426191
Category: English drama
Page: 384
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First collection of plays for the acclaimed writer of the multi-award-winning Chimerica.

The Weir


Author: Conor McPherson
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822217060
Category: Drama
Page: 57
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THE STORY: In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby haunted house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own.

Politics and Society in Imperial Rome


Author: Aloys Winterling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405179694
Category: History
Page: 176
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Politics and Society in Imperial Rome offers fresh new interpretations of the politics, society, and culture Rome's imperial era. Argues that the early principate was fundamentally incompatible with the persisting structures of the Roman Republic Demonstrates how these contradictory systems affected the development of Roman society Includes case studies on the imperial court and the emperor Caligula, as well as chapters on the scholarship of Theodor Mommsen and Christian Meier