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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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Summary
...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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Summary
...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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Summary
...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

and

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

Playtext

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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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Summary
...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...

Rules for Being a Man  

Written by

Alex Oates

~playauthor~Written by~ Alex Oates

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (4), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Rules For Being a Man depicts the everyday battle of masculinity, whilst these men go about their lives and struggle to hold on. Three different generations of men come to terms with love, life and other peoples...