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Scenographic Screen Space: Bearing Witness and Performing Resistance

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Space is not one, but space is plural, a heterogeneity, a difference. In her 1987 essay ‘The Place of Crime the Place of Pardon’, French philosopher and playwright Hélène Cixous wrote:In truth we go as little to the theatre...

Let’s See Blood

Andrew Tidmarsh

Andrew Tidmarsh is theatre and film director, writer and teacher. He has taught this practical approach to genre to writers, directors and actors at RADA, Goldsmiths, and Drama Centre at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has directed in UK, Germany, Canada and Philippines, and is the director of an annual new writing festival at the Soho Theatre in London. He regularly teaches in Canada and Dubai. His book An Attitude for Acting will be published by Nick Hern books in 2011. Andrew Tidmarsh is a theatre director, film-maker and teacher. He has taught at leading drama schools and currently runs the Foundation course at RADA. He has directed work at Soho Theatre, Wimbledon Studio, Shakespeare's Globe and Jermyn Street Theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre : A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...A violent society requires a violent narrative. Even though Roman Tragedy shares many of the same stories and characters as Greek Tragedy, the form is notably distinct. Similar stories, shaped differently, make a dramatically different...

Of This Brave Time

Written by

Jimmy Murphy

~playauthor~Written by~ Jimmy Murphy

Methuen Drama, 2020

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...Of This Brave Time interprets one of the most iconic moments of Irish history, the Easter Rising, based on published statements of participants in the event...

History

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Grace Dyas

~playauthor~Written by~ Grace Dyas

Methuen Drama, 2020

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 14

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...History by Grace Dyas concerns interpretations of the most iconic moment of Irish history: the Easter Rising. The play is based on the lived experiences of those in the contemporary Republic whose founding ideals have not been realized...

The Flu Season

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Will Eno

~playauthor~Written by~ Will Eno

Oberon Books, 2003

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...No one in the middle of being in love ever sat down to write a love story. It's only after the belongings are sorted and the shirts returned that the pencils are sharpened and the notebooks opened. So, in a serious way, love stories...

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...

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...

Badenheim 1939

Written by

Arnold Wesker

~playauthor~Written by~ Arnold Wesker

Oberon Books, 2010

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (33), Female (13), Male (18), Unassigned (2)

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...Described variously as ‘a dangerous playwright, ‘a melancholy optimist’, and ‘the unique outsider in the British Theatre’, Arnold Wesker is one of Britain’s most celebrated playwrights. This latest volume in Oberon Books’ Wesker series...

Phaedra

Written by

Hilary Fannin

~playauthor~Written by~ Hilary Fannin

Methuen Drama, 2020

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (7), Female (4), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...The timeless story of Phaedra's dark obsession with her stepson is placed in a contemporary Ireland that has become a fertile playing field for the capricious gods. Racine's masterpiece of the French theatre – itself drawn from Euripides –...

The Child Dreams

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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Scenes: 33, Roles: Total (43), Female (5), Male (17), Unassigned (21)

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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...