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...A young divorcee named Keiko moves from Hiroshima to America to start a new life with her ambitious husband. But when he takes a mistress and leaves her, Keiko takes drastic and irreversible actions to preserve her dignity and that of her...
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...Velina Hasu Houston’s Tea uses history and poetic writing to weave a drama about Japanese “war brides” living in Kansas. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Shuko Akune, June Angela, Takayo Fischer, Lily Mariye and Diana...
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...Contemporary satirist Sandra Tsing Loh spins a darkly comic, autobiographical tale of growing up middle class Chinese-German in Southern California. This witty monologue is for sons and daughters everywhere who feel that their parents must...

Community Arts and Creative Well-Being for Dementia

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Dementia and creativity Dementia is fast becoming one of the most prevalent conditions across the globe. In the UK, 850,000 people are living with dementia. The likelihood of developing dementia increases...
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...When a group of American professors gathers in London to teach a theatre course, the sparks fly as they squabble over academic politics, with egos, reputations, and careers at stake. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast production, starring Ken...

Afterword

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing as a collection explores the complex needs of a diverse group in contemporary Western society. In doing so, it examines the work of contemporary applied theatre in relation to those needs. Including both...
...This chapter is the story of a theatre research project, the Islands of Milwaukee (IoM), which I co-facilitated from 2012 to 2014. My goal here is to share the journey of IoM as a case study and, in so doing, point out several unique...
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...Culture Clash brashly explores the San Diego-Tijuana region through satire and humor. Bordertown is based upon interviews the trio conducted with more than 100 people from both sides of the border and from every walk of life. Interviewees...

Dog

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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Summary
...London in the 1980s: A racist English football hooligan’s relationship with his beloved pitbull terrier, Roy, gets him into trouble and changes his life. This short one-man show takes a satirical look at the working class...

Introduction

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...‘Of all realities [old age] is perhaps that of which we retain a purely abstract notion longest in our lives’, says Proust with great accuracy. All men are mortal: they reflect upon this fact. A great many of them become old: almost none...