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...In Twelfth Night and As You Like It, actress Joely Richardson investigates (with a major contribution from her mother, Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of the two great comedies and the great comic heroines created by Shakespeare in those...
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...In Beloved Clara, the intense relationships between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara, and Johannes Brahms are brought to vivid life through music and excerpts from their passionate writings. With the arrival of the young, dynamic Brahms...

Love and Information

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2012

NHB Modern Plays

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Acts: 8, Scenes: 52

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...Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information is a kaleidoscopic play of short scenes addressing contemporary issues about knowledge, technology and communication, and our capacity for love. It was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood...

What Is New Writing?

Aleks Sierz

Aleks Sierz is Visiting Research Fellow at Rose Bruford College, and author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today (Faber, 2001) and The Theatre of Martin Crimp (Methuen Drama, 2006). He also works as a journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and theatre critic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rewriting The Nation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Katurian Well .….I kind of hate any writing that’s even vaguely autobiographical. I think people who only write about what they know only write about what they know because they’re too fucking stupid to make anything up.So strong is British...
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...Age recommendation: 12+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 6th April, 2017. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore...
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...A full-cast stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. The dour, Mr. Darcy is anything but popular with the Bennets, especially when he fancies a member of their clan. And as Elizabeth reluctantly deals with Mr. Darcy’s advances...
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...A 1997 recording of Christina Calvit’s stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy is a sparkling tale of the Bennets, a family blessed with five daughters and a mother desperate to marry them off...

Communicating Doors

Written by

Alan Ayckbourn

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Ayckbourn

Faber and Faber, 1995

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...How Ms Poopay Dayseer, a twenty-first century Specialist Sexual Consultant, whilst peddling her ‘services’ to an elderly hotel room client unexpectedly finds herself running for her life. How her flight through a communicating door brings...
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...Literary figures from a book thief’s library come alive, offering romantic and other advice. The “Incunabula” is a prize book that the thief has purloined. Will he get away with his greatest theft, or will hard reality intervene to strip...

Bluebeard’s Friends  

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2019

NHB Modern Plays

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...Caryl Churchill's Bluebeard’s Friends is a short play about society’s responses to atrocity. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, on 18 September 2019 as part of Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp., a programme...