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Bryony Lavery

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...A champion of gay and lesbian theatre, Bryony Lavery has swum against the mainstream with verve, nerve and success since the beginning of her career in the early seventies. A wizard of humour and theatricality, she has produced a vast array...

A Taste of Honey GCSE Student Guide

Kate Whittaker

Kate Whittaker is a former English and Drama teacher who has worked in a variety of UK secondary schools. She is Lecturer in Drama at Birmingham City University, specialising in post-war British and North American theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

Short Guides and Biography

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...Written specifically for GCSE students by academics and specialists in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place...

Women in Improv

Tom Salinsky

Tom Salinsky is the co-founder (with Deborah Frances-White) of The Spontaneity Shop. He and Deborah have performed improvisation for the Royal Court, the RSC Summer Season, the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Festival, and at the Bloomsbury Theatre. They have toured the world and performed at many comedy festivals by invitation. They teach at RADA, The Actors Centre, The National Youth Theatre, and many other colleges and institutions, as well as their own successful workshop program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian best known for her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She’s performed comedy around the world including The Edinburgh Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Roadshow and The London Storytelling Festival. Her book Off the Mic, co-authored with Marsha Shandur, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Improv Handbook : The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...By Deborah Frances-WhiteSince we wrote the first edition of the book, much has changed in gender politics in both the wider world and in improvisation. In the United Kingdom, most of the well-known and more successful improv companies have...

Marina Carr

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...One of the most original talents to have emerged from the Irish stage in recent years, Marina Carr is a writer passionately committed to the magic of theatre. Her styles of dramatisation and her characters are as diverse as her boundless...

Timberlake Wertenbaker

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Razor-sharp observation and a powerful, lyrical language have become the hallmarks of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s prolific canon of work, which has attracted numerous awards, including the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award and the New...

Sarah Daniels

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Brilliantly and savagely funny, Sarah Daniels’s work has achieved major popular success whenever it has been produced, despite a seemingly endless barrage of vitriolic attacks from theatre critics. ‘I feel ill-at-ease in her universe...

richard iii redux

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Kaite O'Reilly

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Oberon Books, 2018

Oberon Modern Plays

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...Written by award-winning playwright Kaite O’Reilly and directed by Phillip Zarrilli, richard iii redux is an alternative and irreverent solo disability performance responding to Shakespeare’s historically and anatomically...

Jenny McLeod

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Jenny McLeod, as she says herself, simply loves writing, and, fuelled by her passion, she has produced a significant amount of work in different media over the last ten years. She began writing plays in the middle of her A-levels when she...

Sarah Kane

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...After completing an MA in Playwriting at Birmingham University, which she says, on reflection, nearly destroyed her as a writer, Sarah Kane exploded onto the London theatre scene in the spring of 1995 with her controversial first play...

Sharman Macdonald

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Sharman Macdonald was born in Glasgow in 1951 and graduated from Edinburgh University. She started work as an actress but turned to full-time playwriting after her first play When I Was A Girl, I Used To Scream And Shout, which premiered...