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Olfactory

~playauthor~Written by~ Steve Mentz

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

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

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...Over 10,000 different smells drift across our planet in various configurations. Olfactory gives you a choice to craft your identity and to decode the invisible molecules floating through the air. Who do you want to be in the future...

Notes for First Time Astronauts

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Tom Wells

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Wells

Nick Hern Books, 2010

NHB Modern Plays

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Acts: 1

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...A comic monologue from Tom Wells warning of the perils of self-abuse in zero gravity conditions. Our unnamed male narrator is about to take off into space as the cameraman on board a rocket to the moon. However...

Orca

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Matt Grinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Matt Grinter

Nick Hern Books, 2016

NHB Modern Plays

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Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Matt Grinter's Orca is a play about the pressure to conform, as a girl in an isolated fishing community tries to prevent the enactment of a devastating ritual. The play was the winner of the 2016 Papatango New Writing Prize and was first...

Your Last Breath

~playauthor~Written by~ Matt Grinter

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 35, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...1876 – Christopher leaves his young family behind to work in Norway. He will map the uncharted mountains for the very first time. 1999 – Anna's body freezes after an extreme skiing accident and her heart stops. But doctors gradually warm...

Butterworth, Jez Jerusalem Jerusalem: The Keys to The Forest

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Identity and history Paul Kingsnorth – who provided programme notes for the West End performances of Butterworth’s Jerusalem – begins his book Real England: The Battle Against the Bland on a deliberately provocative note...

Frogman  

~playauthor~Written by~ David Ian Rabey , Patrick Lonergan

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (10), Female (7), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Your father has been charged with the murder of Ashleigh Richardson, back in 1995. Summer 1995, the Great Barrier Reef. Police divers hover over the reef, looking for traces of Ashleigh...

The House They Grew Up In  

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Deborah Bruce

~playauthor~Written by~ Deborah Bruce

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (11), Female (5), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Deborah Bruce's play The House They Grew Up In is about a co-dependent relationship between a reclusive brother and a sister, and how they cope when the world bursts in on them. It was first performed at Chichester Festival Theatre (in...

‘A Glimpse into Some Other World’: Imagining Slow Violence in the Anthropocene

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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...In his prescient book Theatre Ecology, Baz Kershaw warns that ‘in the twentieth century homo sapiens increasingly became addicted to performance, to the point where the effects of that addiction threatened the survival of the species...

Snapshots of Practice: Environmental Health, Medical Dramaturgy, Addiction and Ebola

Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...10.1 Introduction Veronica Baxter For some years the theme of ‘uncertainty’ or ‘precarity’ has become part of the academic lexicon...

Drowning: Timon of Athens

Steve Mentz

Steve Mentz is Associate Professor of English at St. John's University in New York City, USA, where he teaches Shakespeare and Renaissance literature. He is author of Romance for Sale in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2006) and co-editor of Rogues and Early Modern English Culture (Michigan, 2004). His maritime research has been supported by the Folger Shakespeare Library, the John Carter Brown Library, Mystic Seaport, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Maritime Museum in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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At the Bottom of Shakespeare’s Ocean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...He swam the seas before the continents broke water; he once swam over the site of the Tuleries, and Windsor Castle, and the Kremlin. In Noah’s flood he despised Noah’s Ark; and if ever the world is again to be flooded, like the Netherlands,...