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Vice Versa

Written by

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...

Letters to Windsor House

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Sh!t Theatre

~playauthor~Written by~ Sh!t Theatre

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

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...A loophole in the Postal Services Act says you can open other people’s mail under certain circumstances. This is that certain circumstance… Songs, politics, dodgy landlords and detective work: Another potentially felonious show...

Schitz

Written by

Hanoch Levin

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Naaman Tammuz

Translated by

Naaman Tammuz

~playauthor~Written by~ Hanoch Levin , Naaman Tammuz ~playauthor~Translated by~ Naaman Tammuz

Oberon Books, 2020

Oberon Modern Plays

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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...

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...

Walkers in the Dark

Translated by

Jessica Cohen

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Evan Fallenberg

~playauthor~Written by~ Hanoch Levin , Jessica Cohen , Evan Fallenberg ~playauthor~Translated by~ Jessica Cohen , Evan Fallenberg

Oberon Books, 2020

Oberon Modern Plays

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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...

The English Game

Written by

Richard Bean

~playauthor~Written by~ Richard Bean

Oberon Books, 2008

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (14), Female (0), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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..."I've wasted the whole of my life playing this game. It's claimed my knees and it occupies every spare synapse in my brain. I'm not even sure I like it anymore..." The Nightwatchmen: an amateur London cricket team...

The Estate

Written by

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...

Bachelors and Bachelorettes

Written by

Hanoch Levin

and

Naaman Tammuz

Translated by

Naaman Tammuz

~playauthor~Written by~ Hanoch Levin , Naaman Tammuz ~playauthor~Translated by~ Naaman Tammuz

Oberon Books, 2020

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), 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...