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Vice Versa

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Phil Porter

~playauthor~Written by~ Phil Porter

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (15), Female (7), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...A wily servant and a pair of wronged young lovers team up to bamboozle a pompous general in this riotous new farce. Dodgy disguises, comic capers and a talking monkey create pandemonium as the tricksters try to save the girl, free...

Roman Drama

Gary Day

Gary Day recently retired as principal lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, where he taught courses on the history of drama, the eighteenth century, modernism, contemporary drama and contemporary fiction. He is the author of Literary Criticism: A New History (2008) and Modernist Literature: 1890–1950 (2010). He has edited a dozen books, including The Wiley Encyclopaedia of British Eighteenth Century Literature (2015) with Jack Lynch. He has contributed to the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism and to the Oxford Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. He has also been a regular columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Story of Drama : Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...One of the problems in discussing Roman drama is that so little of it survives. We have the tragedies of Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) and the comedies of Plautus (c. 254–c. 184 BCE) and Terence (c. 186–159 BCE) but that’s all. Of the other...

The Flying Machine

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Phil Porter

~playauthor~Written by~ Phil Porter

Oberon Books, 2008

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Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Life isn’t much fun for the two children trapped on Ward One of St Ruth’s Hospital for Damaged Eyes. But then a new boy arrives at the hospital and he is soon leading a revolt against Nurse Cakebread’s hard regime. Armed with a set...

Origins

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018

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...i. MedievalThe very structure of the Elizabethan playhouse was adapted from the religious staging of medieval mystery plays. The roof above the performers was known as ‘the heavens’ and the area under the stage, at least in a stage...

Shylock

Written by

Arnold Wesker

~playauthor~Written by~ Arnold Wesker

Oberon Books, 2012

Oberon Modern Playwrights

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (15), Female (5), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Presented here are four epic history plays from Sir Arnold Wesker, which touch on the age-old conflicts caused by religion, science and the Establishment. Set in the Jewish ghetto of Venice, 1563, Shylock (1972) is based...

The Estate

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Oladipo Agboluaje

~playauthor~Written by~ Oladipo Agboluaje

Oberon Books, 2006

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...A powerful yet comic tale of explosive family secrets and the dead hand of a corrupt patriarchy. Inspired by Chekhov but set in contemporary Lagos, Nigeria, Chief (Mrs) Adeyemi is engulfed in burial arrangements for her recently deceased...

The Realistic Joneses

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Will Eno

~playauthor~Written by~ Will Eno

Oberon Books, 2014

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbours, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

The Saints

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Luke Barnes

~playauthor~Written by~ Luke Barnes

Oberon Books, 2014

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 50, Roles: Total (23), Female (4), Male (11), Unassigned (8)

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...Kenny Glynn is the world’s biggest Saints fan and for twenty-five years he has been locked in a game of football against the world. On his 26th birthday the world steps up its game and Kenny Glynn faces the match of his life as he takes...

Schitz

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Hanoch Levin

~playauthor~Written by~ Hanoch Levin

Oberon Books, 2020

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 29, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin was one of Israel's leading dramatists. Born in Tel Aviv in 1943, his work includes comedies, tragedies...

Walkers in the Dark

Written by

Hanoch Levin

~playauthor~Written by~ Hanoch Levin

Oberon Books, 2020

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Acts: 7, Scenes: 35, Roles: Total (36), Female (7), Male (29), Unassigned (0)

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...'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin was one of Israel's leading dramatists. Born in Tel Aviv in 1943, his work includes comedies, tragedies...