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...Age recommendation: 15+ (contains mature themes and references to racism) This production is an archival recording captured in 2016. An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present...
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...Three one-act plays from David Mamet, one of the master stage writers of our time: The Shawl - A clairvoyant is in the process of swindling an unsuspecting woman on the basis of clever guess work and speculation. But it appears...
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...The first revised and updated version of this 1970’s cult classic. A rousing musical with a cast of twenty, Working is for anyone who has ever punched a clock, a cow or a supervisor - or wanted to. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast...

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Oliver Double

Oliver Double started his career as a professional comedian before lecturing on and teaching drama and comedy at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many journal articles on stand-up comedy and comedians. His publications include Stand Up: On Being A Comedian (2005) and Getting the Joke (2nd edition, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stand Up! : On Being a Comedian

Methuen Drama, 1997

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...A night out in Sheffield Before I’d ever set foot in a working men’s club, my image of the average club comic was a fat, dinner-jacketed buffoon spewing out wrinkled stereotypes and prehistoric mother-in-law gags. I knew...
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...David Mamet’s gift for storytelling and forging poetry from both the plain-spoken and profane turns an ill-conceived scheme to steal a rare coin into a triumph of dramatic art. In a junk shop, three men of different generations plan...
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...Neil Simon takes a good look at apartment life, career and role reversals, a nervous breakdown, and the love, torture, care, or inertia that somehow keeps a couple in a relationship for many years. At points, it's laugh-out-loud funny...
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...In Pittsburgh in the 1980’s, a young man falls in love with an older woman, and their lives are changed forever. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production, starring Rolanda Brigham, Yvonne Dabney, Ellis Foster, Donn Carl Harper, Runako...
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...Comedy and pathos mingle brilliantly in Neil Simon’s portrait of a widowed New York novelist who fears he’ll never love again and has no interest in dating. Neither does smart, attractive Jennie Malone, who has just returned from getting...
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...This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a deeply touching and funny play about three eccentric sisters from a small Southern town rocked by scandal when Babe, the youngest, shoots her husband. Humor and pathos abound as the sisters unite...
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...In the second “battle” of Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests, we rejoin the family weekend, this time hearing the events in the living room, where Norman gets drunk on homemade dandelion wine – and all hell breaks loose...