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Don’t Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong

Written by

Rahila Gupta

~playauthor~Written by~ Rahila Gupta

Oberon Books, 2012

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Scenes: 10

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...Don't Wake Me: The Ballad Of Nihal Armstrong is the unforgettable true story of a mother and her disabled son; a dramatic and poetic testimony of one woman's tireless battles in the struggle for her son's rights. Translating...

Heads Up

Written by

Kieran Hurley

~playauthor~Written by~ Kieran Hurley

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

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...A teenage girl boils up in rage in a toilet cubicle. A finance worker preaches doom in a busy train station. An absurd coke-addled celebrity races through town on a mission. A paranoid stoner stares blankly at the endless disasters...

Othello as Domestic Tragedy

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...Now that we have seen the reception history of Othello in connection with the domestic tragedies, it is time to demonstrate the many conventions of the genre that Shakespeare employs in his play. As I will argue in the next two chapters...

From the Miraculous and Monstrous to the Uncanny

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...This chapter will culminate with an examination of a bizarre moment in Othello: Desdemona's momentary deathbed revival (or resurrection) during which she exonerates Othello for his murdering her and places the blame on herself (5.2.127–28)....

Girls & Boys

Written by

Dennis Kelly

~playauthor~Written by~ Dennis Kelly

Oberon Books, 2018

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 13

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...An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family...

Conclusion

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...In her definitive critical biography of Milton, Barbara Lewalski observes of Paradise Lost thatMilton's epic defines itself against the traditional epic subject—wars and empire—and the traditional epic hero as the epitome of courage...

Genre Theory and the Rise of Domestic Tragedy

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...For some time now genre study and its alleged classification schemes have been déclassé in literary circles. Tzvetan Todorov noted the problem as early as the 1970s: “To persist in discussing genres today might seem like an idle...

Introduction

Sean Benson

Sean Benson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dubuque, USA. He is the author of Shakespearean Resurrection: The Art of Almost Raising the Dead. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare, Othello and Domestic Tragedy

Continuum, 2012

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...Around 1580, a distinct group of plays—domestic tragedies as they came to be known—began to appear in the new professional playhouses of London. The notoriety of these plays stemmed in no small measure from their depiction of “interracial...

Taking Care of Baby

Written by

Dennis Kelly

~playauthor~Written by~ Dennis Kelly

Oberon Books, 2007

Oberon Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (13), Female (6), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...None of this is the truth. It's just people saying things. It's all subjective. There's the truth, and there's what people think is the truth, and it all depends on how you slant it… Taking Care...

The Lovely Bones

Written by

Alice Sebold

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Bryony Lavery

Adapted by

Bryony Lavery

~playauthor~Written by~ Alice Sebold , Bryony Lavery ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Bryony Lavery

Oberon Books, 2018

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 44, Roles: Total (17), Female (9), Male (7), Unassigned (1)

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...Susie Salmon is just like any other young American girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There's one big difference though – Susie is dead. Now she can only observe...