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...The Revolutionary War serves as the backdrop for this brilliant satire penned by Bernard Shaw. Self-professed ‘devil's disciple’ Dick Dudgeon (Mike Gwilym) -- who long ago scorned the piety and traditional values of his mother (Elizabeth...

Beauty and the Beast

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2010

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 21, Roles: Total (9), Female (5), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010. The theft of a single rose has monstrous...

The Birthday Party

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Grove Press, 1994

Grove Atlantic Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding house by strangers, Goldberg and McCann.  An innocent-seeming birthday party for Stanley turns into a nightmare. The Birthday Party was first presented...

The Struggle of the Naga Tribe  

Written by

W.S. Rendra

~playauthor~Written by~ W.S. Rendra

Methuen Drama, 2014

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (21), Female (3), Male (18), Unassigned (0)

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...Depicts the fighting spirit of indigenous people in postcolonial Indonesia against a corrupt government under the influence of multinational compaires and international powers.  ...

Brothers in Arms

Written by

Neil Duffield

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Sarah Brigham

~playauthor~Written by~ Neil Duffield , Sarah Brigham

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Using a mixture of storytelling, theatre and song, Brothers in Arms draws on the true story of two brothers from a Yorkshire pit village – one of whom steadfastly refused to fight in World War I, while the other volunteered and served...

The Browning Version

Written by

Terence Rattigan

~playauthor~Written by~ Terence Rattigan

Nick Hern Books, 1994

The Rattigan Collection

Playtext

Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Terence Rattigan's The Browning Version is a one-act play about an unpopular schoolmaster who, faced with the collapse of his career and marriage, snatches a last shred of dignity when he receives an unexpected gift from a pupil...

The Forbidden Phoenix

Written by

Marty Chan

~playauthor~Written by~ Marty Chan

Playwrights Canada Press, 2011

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (9), Female (3), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Sun Wukong’s goal is simple: to feed his son Laoson. Known to his people as the Monkey King, Sun Wukong leaves his home with a promise to return one day and feed the drought-ravaged city of Jung Guo. Sun Wukong's path...

There has Possibly Been an Incident

Written by

Chris Thorpe

~playauthor~Written by~ Chris Thorpe

Oberon Books, 2013

Oberon Modern Plays

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...When life offers you a choice between heroism and compromise - what happens? Sometimes planes don’t land the way they’re supposed to. The people of a country have had enough of their leaders, but those leaders have to be replaced...

The Birthday Party

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding house by strangers, Goldberg and McCann.  An innocent-seeming birthday party for Stanley turns into a nightmare. The Birthday Party was first presented...

Dark Pony

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1996

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 1, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Dark Pony is a short, beautiful play in which a father shares a bedtime story with his daughter as they drive home late at night. The story he tells centres around a Native American named Rain Boy, and his horse, Dark Pony. The Star Tribune...