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The Winterling and Leavings: Becoming a Stranger

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The Winterling was staged at the Royal Court in March 2006, reuniting the team of Ian Rickson (director), Ultz (designer) and Stephen Warbeck (composer) from Mojo and The Night Heron. Like The Night Heron and other...

Performance and Critical Perspectives

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Jerusalem in Gotham, or Butterworth on Broadway James D. Balestrieri To be in the audience at Jerusalem is to inhabit, from rise to drop, a world of short-lived sympathies and fragments of affinities, an assemblage of moral dead...

Jerusalem: The Keys to The Forest

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Identity and history Paul Kingsnorth – who provided programme notes for the West End performances of Butterworth’s Jerusalem – begins his book Real England: The Battle Against the Bland on a deliberately provocative note...

Stars

Written by

Mojisola Adebayo

~playauthor~Written by~ Mojisola Adebayo

Oberon Books, 2019

Oberon Modern Plays

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...The plays collected here showcase Adebayo's varied talents through her unflinching political writing about race, gender, sex and sexuality, feminist history and politics. The settings span from South Africa to the Middle East, the United...

Every Brilliant Thing

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Duncan Macmillan

~playauthor~Written by~ Duncan Macmillan

Oberon Books, 2015

Oberon Modern Plays

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...You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's 'done something stupid'. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. Everything that's worth living for....

Epilogue

Joseph Anderton

Joseph Anderton is Assistant Professor in Drama and Performance at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of the chapter ‘Hooves! The Equine Presence in Beckett’ in Beckett and Animals (2013) and has reviewed for The Journal of Beckett Studies and The Journal of European Humour Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Creatures : Art of Failure after the Holocaust

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In a letter to Georges Duthuit dated 12 August 1948 Beckett apologizes for the ‘unbelievably silly letter’ he had sent previously in which he offers some near inscrutable thoughts on art, before noting that: ‘One must shout, murmur, exult...

The Roommate

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Jen Silverman

~playauthor~Written by~ Jen Silverman

Oberon Books, 2018

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (2), Female (2), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...In The Roommate a middle-aged housewife makes a new friend with a big secret. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life - and what happens when the wheels come off...

BALL

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Brian Lobel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Lobel

Oberon Books, 2012

Oberon Modern Plays

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...Far from the world of yellow bracelets and pink ribbons, BALL is the story of a young man and his quirky and unique struggle against cancer and, more importantly, the Lance Armstrong-dominated cancer narrative. This is not your mother...

Mojo, Birthday Girl: What will Happen?

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Mojo: Shakin’ all over Butterworth locates Mojo precisely in space and time: ‘upstairs at Ezra’s Atlantic in Dean Street, Soho, July 1958’. Soho is the square-mile area of London popular with immigrants in the seventeenth century; when...

Three Kings

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Stephen Beresford

~playauthor~Written by~ Stephen Beresford

Nick Hern Books, 2020

NHB Modern Plays

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Scenes: 3

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...When Patrick is eight years old, his absent father returns unexpectedly for a brief but memorable encounter. Years later – recalling that meeting, and the revelations that followed – Patrick traces the events of his father...