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I Won’t Dance – Don’t Ask Me

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

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...An early short monologue play from Northern Irish writer Owen McCafferty. It’s four o’clock in the morning and middle-aged Gus McMahon can’t sleep. He’s drinking a can of Guinness and begins a rambling monologue to his...
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...A raucous comedy from one of America's most outrageous playwrights! New York dilettante Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged doctor's wife, is hooked on culture - mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life...
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...Broadway legend Elaine Stritch stars as literary legend Lillian Hellman in this beguiling account of Hellman’s tumultuous relationship across several decades with a man 25 years her junior, played by Oscar-nominee Bruce Davison. Featuring...
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...Jacob Brackish, the toughest, meanest teacher ever to set foot in Gloucester High School is dying at home. His advertisement for a housekeeper to look after him during his final years is answered by a mousy 40-year-old named Kathleen...
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...Arthur Miller's deeply moving drama reunites two long estranged middle-aged brothers. Nostalgia and recrimination erupt as they sell off an attic full of furniture, their last link to a family and a world that no longer exist. This 1968...
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...The artist Mark Rothko has just hired Ken, an aspiring artist, to be his assistant – and errand boy. Ken discovers that Rothko’s temper can run hot; but as he gets to know his boss better, he finds that Rothko has opened him up to more than...

Actor

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 1, Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...An actor speaks on the phone to his agents, his parents, and his fellow thespians, battling with rejection, expectation, disappointment and self-pity. A short monologue which delves into the heart of the acting industry...

Introduction

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

Books

...‘Of all realities [old age] is perhaps that of which we retain a purely abstract notion longest in our lives’, says Proust with great accuracy. All men are mortal: they reflect upon this fact. A great many of them become old: almost none...
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...Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull is considered one of his most haunting and atmospheric character studies. A would-be playwright is at war with his egoistic mother while the town has become intoxicated by a sensational author...
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...Steppenwolf Theatre Company playwright and actor Bruce Norris presents a hilarious comedy in which an actor decides to end his career, burn his headshots and resumés, and become a serious furniture maker. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast...