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Baroque Around the Clock

Darren Royston

Darren Royston is a Dance and Movement Tutor and Choreographer at RADA, and the Artistic Director and Choreographer for Nonsuch History and Dance. He is council member of many professional organisations including The Laban Guild for Movement and Dance, The European Association of Dance Historians, DANCE UK Choreographers' Forum and the Early Dance Circle (UK) and a member of UNESCO International Council for Dance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dramatic Dance : An Actor’s Approach to Dance as a Dramatic Art

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The lines which a number of people together form in country or figure dancing, make a delightful play upon the eye, especially when the whole figure is to be seen at one view, as at the playhouse from the gallery; the beauty of this kind...

The Recruiting Officer

Edited by

Tiffany Stern

~playauthor~Written by~ George Farquhar , Tiffany Stern ~playauthor~Edited by~ Tiffany Stern

Methuen Drama, 2011

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (18), Female (4), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Farquhar’s warm-hearted comedy combines satire and bonhomie to depict the army’s exploitation of sex, money, law and class in a provincial town. The dashing Captain Plume, a recruiting officer for the Grenadiers, and his...

The Beggar's Opera

Edited by

David Lindley

and

Vivien Jones

~playauthor~Written by~ John Gay , David Lindley , Vivien Jones ~playauthor~Edited by~ David Lindley , Vivien Jones

Methuen Drama, 2010

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 46, Roles: Total (26), Female (12), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...Gay’s ‘ballad opera’ set in eighteenth-century London’s underworld is at once a vigorous satire on the moral and financial corruption of a fast-growing commercial society, and a groundbreaking piece of theatre. Combining spoken dialogue...

The Beaux' Stratagem

Written by

George Farquhar

and

Ann Blake

Edited by

Ann Blake

~playauthor~Written by~ George Farquhar , Ann Blake ~playauthor~Edited by~ Ann Blake

Methuen Drama, 2005

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (16), Female (5), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...The Beaux’ Stratagem (1707) is George Farquhar’s last play: it premiered a month and a half before his untimely death aged 30, at the Queen’s Theatre in Haymarket, a new venue built by dramatist and architect John Vanbrugh on the Western...