Something Dark


Author: Lemn Sissay
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 178682230X
Category: Drama
Page: 56
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Something Dark tells the true story of Lemn Sissay who as a baby was given up by his Ethiopian mother in the 1960s. He was renamed Norman Greenwood and nicknamed Chalky White throughout his turbulent childhood in care, only to find out his real name at the age of 18. No longer the possession of the social services, he left the brutal suburbs of Lancashire for the bright lights of Manchester where he became a celebrated performance poet. Aged 21 Lemn left for Gambia in search of his mother and the truth about his father. Something Dark is now a set text on Edexcel's Contemporary Black British Literature: A Guide.

The Luminous Darkness: On Jon Fosse's Theatre


Author: Ann Henning Jocelyn,Leif Zern
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 178319264X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 136
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When Jon Fosse had his playwright début with And We Shall Never Part at the National Theatre in Bergen in 1994, he was already an established author of several novels, collections of poetry and children’s books. Since his breakthrough in 1996 with the world premiere of Someone Will Arrive at the Norwegian Theatre he has written over twenty more plays and has become the world’s most performed contemporary European playwright. Oberon Books publishes Nightsongs, The Girl on the Sofa and I Am the Wind, together with his other plays in five collections. Fosse was made a Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite of France in 2007 and received The International Ibsen Award in 2010.

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume Two


Author: Catherine Weate
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849436215
Category: Drama
Page: 200
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Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are helpfully organised into age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’, ‘Thirties’ and ‘Forties plus’.

DNA


Author: Dennis Kelly
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432376
Category: Drama
Page: 88
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A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart. A contemporary play for younger people, DNA opened at the National Theatre in February 2008

Hidden Gems: Contemporary Black British Plays


Author: Deirdre Osborne
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1786823284
Category: Drama
Page: 432
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This distinctive new volume of drama by black British playwrights exemplifies how experiments with form, subject-matter and genre can serve to centralise the experiences of black people in local, national and international contexts of culture, politics and performance. Each play is critically introduced, to create an anthology of interactions - between the people who have long championed the work through teaching and writing about it and the people who produce, perform and explain their intentions behind it. Something Dark by Lemn Sissay is now a set text on Edexcel’s syllabus for A level English Literature and English Language and Literature.

Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama


Author: Jeremy Lopez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139436670
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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This book gives a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diverse, theatrically vital formal conventions of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Besides providing readings of plays such as Hamlet, Othello, Merchant of Venice, and Titus Andronicus, it also places Shakespeare emphatically within his own theatrical context, and focuses on the relationship between the demanding repertory system of the time and the conventions and content of the plays. Lopez argues that the limitations of the relatively bare stage and non-naturalistic mode of early modern theatre would have made the potential for failure very great, and he proposes that understanding this potential for failure is crucial for understanding the way in which the drama succeeded on stage. The book offers perspectives on familiar conventions such as the pun, the aside and the expository speech; and it works toward a definition of early modern theatrical genres based on the relationship between these well-known conventions and the incoherent experience of early modern theatrical narratives.

Tomorrow at Noon


Author: Morna Young,Emma Harding,Jenny Ayres
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1786825090
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 128
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‘She’s been coming here every Sunday for the past fifty years and he still hasn’t turned up.’ Morna Young’s Smite is inspired by Coward’s The Astonished Heart. It is a story of buried answers, blind hearts, and life after loss. Emma Harding’s The Thing Itself reacts to Coward’s Shadow Play. When the sun fails to come up one morning, Vic and Simone must face the dark. But what emerges from the shadows? Truth or illusion? Jenny Ayres’ Glimpse is inspired by Coward’s Still Life. It is the story of a woman whose history holds too much for her to leave behind. In a world that never stops, are we brave enough to wait? What might we glimpse if we miss the train?

Die dunkle Seite der Straße

Ishmael Jones 1
Author: Simon R. Green
Publisher: Feder & Schwert
ISBN: 3867623023
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
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Ishmael Jones ist jemand, der es sich nicht leisten kann, dass man auf ihn aufmerksam wird. Jemand, der unter dem Radar lebt. Jemand, der sich auf der dunklen Seite der Straße bewegt. Er ist beauftragt, Geheimnisse aufzudecken, Mysteriöses zu untersuchen und Licht in dunkle Ecken zu bringen. Manchmal tötet er. Als er von seinem Auftraggeber, dem rätselhaften Colonel, zum Weihnachtsfest mit dessen Familie auf dem abgeschiedenen Anwesen Belcourt Manor eingeladen wird, trifft Ishmael inmitten eines Schneesturms ein, nur um festzustellen, dass der Colonel auf mysteriöse Weise verschwunden ist. Während der Befragung der anderen Gäste kommt Ishmael zu dem Schluss, dass mindestens einer oder eine unter ihnen – wie nicht zuletzt Ishmael selbst – ein dunkles Geheimnis hütet, und dass unter der Fassade festlicher Freude Leidenschaft, Eifersucht, Missgunst und Verrat lauern. Als ein weiterer Sturm aufzieht, der das Anwesen vom Rest der Welt abschottet, muss Ishmael schnellstens einen skrupellosen Mörder überführen, bevor dieser ein weiteres Mal zuschlagen kann. Der erste Band der brandneuen Ishmael Jones-Reihe von Simon R. Green!

Fremder in einer fremden Welt

Meisterwerke der Science Fiction - Roman
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641032733
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
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Der Mann vom Mars Die erste Mars-Expedition ist auf dem roten Planeten abgestürzt, und erst zwanzig Jahre später erreichen erstmals wieder Menschen den Nachbarplaneten. Sie finden Michael Valentine Smith, einen jungen Mann, der als Kind die Katastrophe überlebt hat und von Marsianern erzogen wurde, und nehmen ihn mit zur Erde. Die Heimatwelt seiner Eltern ist für ihn eine fremde, unverständliche Welt, und er verwendet seine mentalen Kräfte dazu, sie zu verändern. Damit wird er für die einen zum Messias, und für die anderen zu einem Feind, den man mit allen Mitteln bekämpfen muss ...

Ein Sommernachtstraum


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: 9781318777785
Category:
Page: 102
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Sad Hotel


Author: David Foley
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 88
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A fictionalized account of Tennesee Williams' relationship with his lover, Frank Merlo.

Muswell Hill


Author: Torben Betts
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849433216
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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One night in January 2010 and an earthquake in Haiti leaves around a hundred thousand people dead and almost two million homeless. Meanwhile, somewhere in a leafy North London suburb, a group of six individuals convene over avocado and prawns, followed by a monkfish stew. They struggle with worries over their mortgages, their mobile phone tariffs, their Facebook friends, their careers, their love lives, their diets, their alcohol intake, their holiday plans and whether or not any of them will be able to make any lasting impression on history. ‘Torben Betts is one of the most exciting theatre writing talents I have come across in many a year’ - Alan Ayckbourn ‘Betts has a profound and highly original theatrical voice’ - Daily Telegraph ‘Just about the most original and extraordinary writer of drama we have...a boldly visionary poet... a political Beckett... a flamingly original writer we ignore at our peril.' - Liz Lochhead,National Poet Of Scotland ‘What starts out as a mildly amusing comedy of social dysfunctionality turns into something altogether darker and less comfortable’ – The Stage ‘A fantastic new play... accurate and witty writing... This stunning and moving play presented the drama and tragedy of everyday middle class life in a simple but believable style... an absolute triumph’ 5 stars – The Public Reviews

ELFENKRONE

Die Elfenkronen-Reihe 01
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641227305
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 448
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Sie sind schön wie das Feuer und gnadenlos wie Schwerter – bis ein Mädchen ihnen Einhalt gebietet ... »Natürlich möchte ich wie sie sein. Sie sind unsterblich. Cardan ist der Schönste von allen. Und ich hasse ihn mehr als den Rest.Ich hasse ihn so sehr, dass ich manchmal kaum Luft bekomme, wenn ich ihn ansehe...« Jude ist sieben, als ihre Eltern ermordet werden und sie gemeinsam mit ihren Schwestern an den Hof des Elfenkönigs verschleppt wird. Zehn Jahre später hat Jude nur ein Ziel vor Augen: dazuzugehören, um jeden Preis. Doch die meisten Elfen verachten Sterbliche wie sie. Ihr erbittertster Widersacher: Prinz Cardan, der jüngste und unberechenbarste Sohn des Elfenkönigs. Doch gerade ihm muss Jude die Stirn bieten, wenn sie am Hof überleben will ...

Black T Shirt Collection


Author: Inua Ellams
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432953
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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“The wild things they did with those tees. Some held together by wooden pins. Some strung to wear just once. Some of long thin detachable sleeves...” A T-shirt is something most people have. It is a common denominator like a pair of blue jeans or a pair of Converse All Stars. From Fringe First winner Inua Ellams, comes a new story about two foster brothers building a global t-shirt brand. On their journey from a market in Nigeria to a sweatshop in China, Matthew and Muhammed discover the consequences of success. The play tackles capitalism and exploitation, as well as sectarianism and homophobia in modern day Nigeria.

Our Bad Magnet


Author: Douglas Maxwell
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 73
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Who said growing up in small-town Scotland was going to be easy? Our Bad Magnet is an unashamedly dark and deliciously funny play from one of Scotland's brightest young writing talents, in which the boundaries between fantasy and reality merge with unpredictable results. Centering on an uneasy reunion, Our Bad Magnet follows the progress of four boys from 9 to 29 as they try to unlock the secrets of childhood and memory. Throw in 1980s indie music, a ventriloquist's dummy, some magical fairy stories and the word 'nimston', and you have a hilarious black comedy which isn't afraid to make you think while you're laughing out loud.

Hidden Gems


Author: Deirdre Osborne
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 432
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A distinctive new volume of six plays by Britain's best black writers.

Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text

Working with Actors on Contemporary Text
Author: Catherine Weate
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849435375
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 312
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Modern Voice: Working with Actors on Contemporary Text has been designed to follow on from Catherine’s previous book, Classic Voice: Working with Actors on Vocal Style, focusing on the less defined demands within contemporary drama. Lifting contemporary speech rhythms off the page can be a challenge for actors. Sometimes these rhythms are realistic, resembling or mirroring the speech patterns of real human beings, sometimes they are non-realistic, distorting speech patterns for particular effect. Modern Voice not only provides an accessible approach for understanding speech rhythm but also presents an overview of different types and styles of contemporary text (including the rise of dramatic realism in England, America and Australia). Along the way there are a myriad of practical ideas for directors, lecturers, teachers, trainers and coaches to explore in their workshops and rehearsals.

The Magic Tree


Author: Ursula Rani Sarma
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 93
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A new play written and directed by Ursula Rani Sarma, that premiered at Granary Theatre.

Twelfth Night

Propeller Shakespeare
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849436592
Category: Drama
Page: 104
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Twelfth Night tells a twisted tale of mistaken identity, transformation and deception. With a man playing a girl disguised as a boy, illusion and reality are almost indistinguishable on Propeller’s island of Illyria. Dark and delightful, the play questions what happens when you fall in love with the wrong person, and the answer is both beautiful and bittersweet.