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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 14+ 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...

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...

'Ere

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Methuen Drama, 2012

Play Anthologies

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Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...'A one-act play is like a confession'. So writes Steven Berkoff in the preface to the collection of his One-Act Plays. In his introduction to the collection, Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama writes: 'It...

Children’s Children

Written by

Matthew Dunster

~playauthor~Written by~ Matthew Dunster

Oberon Books, 2012

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

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...Michael and Gordon have been best friends since acting college. Now, 20 years later, Michael is Mr Saturday Night TV but failing actor Gordon is struggling with enormous debts. Meanwhile Gordon’s daughter Effie couldn’t care less about her...

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

Written by

Fin Kennedy

~playauthor~Written by~ Fin Kennedy

Nick Hern Books, 2007

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (28), Female (8), Male (17), Unassigned (3)

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...Fin Kennedy's How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found is a play about identity and the traces we leave on the world around us. It won the 2005 Arts Council’s John Whiting Award and was subsequently staged at the Crucible Studio...