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...Age recommendation: 12+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 30th June, 2011. Ranyevskaya returns more or less bankrupt after ten years abroad. Luxuriating in her fading moneyed world and regardless of the increasingly hostile forces...

Confidence  

Written by

Judy Upton

~playauthor~Written by~ Judy Upton

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...If you're not interested in earning a new pair of Nikes by the end of the day…complete designer wardrobe by the end of the week…all the beers you can drink…if you don't want to meet Uma Thurman…then okay, stay here, as King of the Slackers,...
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...In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatises the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy; while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable...
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...Chekhov’s masterful last play, The Cherry Orchard, is a work of timeless, bittersweet beauty about the fading fortunes of an aristocratic Russian family and their struggle to maintain their status in a changing world. Alternately touching...
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...Henrik Ibsen struck an early blow for feminism in 1879 with this liberated tale of a wife who rebels. Juliet Stevenson plays Nora who finally revolts against her husband's perception of her as a doll-wife whose opinions count for nothing...

Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online)  

Written by

Alex Oates

~playauthor~Written by~ Alex Oates

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (5), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...How is it delivered? That's the best bit! Royal Mail. Postman Pat brings your smack to your door with a smile and his black and white cat is none the wiser. Bruce is nineteen, unemployed and living...

The Haunted House

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Titus Maccius Plautus , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2003

Classical Dramatists

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Roles: Total (13), Female (1), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Philolaches is a good for nothing so-and-so: he seems to live purely to spend his father's cash, or, when he can't get it, to borrow against it. Everything he loves is paid for by someone else's efforts, including the lady of his dreams...

(Dis)possession, Debt and Economies of Value

Marissia Fragkou

Marissia Fragkou is Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Her research focuses on the politics of representation, feminist theatre, affect, ethics, and precarity. She has published on British and European theatre for Palgrave, Bloomsbury Methuen, Performing Ethos, Contemporary Theatre Review and Modern Drama and has co-edited a special issue on contemporary Greek theatre for The Journal of Greek Media and Culture (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre : Politics, Affect, Responsibility

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...This book has so far been concerned with how precarity shapes contemporary identity politics and how this becomes manifest in theatrical production. I have specifically examined how precarity in UK-based twenty-first-century theatre...

Heaven's Blessings

Written by

Peter Barnes

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Barnes

Methuen Drama, 1996

Contemporary Dramatists

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Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (14), Female (2), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...As the play opens, Tobit has just finished digging a grave in the middle of the night. It is illegal to bury Jewish corpses in the city of Nineveh, and so he must bury them in secret, in the meantime concealing bodies in the wardrobe until...

The Sum

Written by

Lizzie Nunnery

~playauthor~Written by~ Lizzie Nunnery

Faber and Faber, 2017

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (12), Female (7), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Eve's been doing the maths her whole life. But when the squeeze comes, how do you balance a life that doesn't add up and a family that refuses to read the bottom line? A play with songs about searching for the magic...