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The Orphan of Zhao  

Written by

James Fenton

~playauthor~Written by~ James Fenton

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 26, Roles: Total (17), Female (3), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...In the aftermath of the massacre of a clan, an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge unfolds as a young orphan discovers the shattering truth behind his childhood. Sometimes referred to as the Chinese Hamlet and tracing its origins...

Our Ajax  

From an original work by

Sophocles

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker , Sophocles ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Sophocles

Faber and Faber, 2013

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Torn between army politics and the love of his soldiers on the front line, a legendary leader spirals out of control. Inspired by Sophocles’ classical play, Our Ajax draws on interviews with contemporary servicemen...

Battlefield  

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Brook , Marie-Hélène Estienne

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (22), Female (3), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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...Battlefield is a play adapted by Peter Brook and his regular collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne from the Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata and from Jean-Claude Carrière’s play, The Mahabharata, which was originally staged by Brook...

The Suppliant Women  

Written by

Aeschylus

and

David Greig

Adapted by

David Greig

~playauthor~Written by~ Aeschylus , David Greig ~playauthor~Adapted by~ David Greig

Faber and Faber, 2017

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Fifty women board a boat in North Africa. They flee across the Mediterranean, leaving everything behind. They are escaping forced marriage in their home and seeking asylum in Greece. Written 2,500 years ago, The Suppliant...

Andromache

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Marianne McDonald , J. Michael Walton ~playauthor~Translated by~ Marianne McDonald , J. Michael Walton

Nick Hern Books, 2001

Drama Classics

Playtext

Roles: Total (11), Female (5), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Euripides' Andromache is an Athenian tragedy dramatising Andromache's life as a slave, years after the events of the Trojan War, and her conflict with her master's new wife, Hermione. It was probably written during the early years...

Lysistrata

Translated by

Patric Dickinson

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Patric Dickinson ~playauthor~Translated by~ Patric Dickinson

Nick Hern Books, 1996

Drama Classics

Playtext

Roles: Total (21), Female (8), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...Aristophanes' Lysistrata is a classic Greek comedy about an extraordinary attempt by an Athenian woman, Lysistrata, to bring an end to the war that is afflicting Greece by persuading the women to withhold sexual privileges from...