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Jekyll & Hyde  

From an original work by

Robert Louis Stevenson

~playauthor~Written by~ Evan Placey , Robert Louis Stevenson ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 32, Roles: Total (31), Female (22), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Evan Placey's Jekyll & Hyde is a radical re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 gothic novella, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It was commissioned by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, and first performed...

Boudica  

Written by

Tristan Bernays

~playauthor~Written by~ Tristan Bernays

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Nick Hern Books

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 25, Roles: Total (25), Female (6), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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...Tristan Bernays' play Boudica is a history play in verse that tells the story of Boudica, queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe in the first century AD. It was first performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, on 8 September 2017...

Duck

Written by

Stella Feehily

~playauthor~Written by~ Stella Feehily

Nick Hern Books, 2003

NHB Modern Plays

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Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (12), Female (6), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Stella Feehily's first play Duck is a drama about female friendship set in contemporary Dublin. It was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, on 24 July 2003, in a production by Out of Joint. This production went on national...

In the Workhouse

~playauthor~Written by~ Margaret Wynne Nevinson

Aurora Metro Books, 2009

Aurora Metro Books

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Roles: Total (8), Female (7), Male (0), Unassigned (1)

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...In the Workhouse was one of the most controversial plays produced by Edy Craig’s Pioneer Players as part of a triple bill with Chris St John’s The First Actress and Cicely Hamilton’s Jack and Jill and a Friend (King’s Hall, 1911...

1903–7: The New Woman experiments and the genealogy of the ‘Scala masque’

Katharine Cockin

Katharine Cockin is Professor of English at the University of Hull, UK. She has published widely on women’s suffrage literature and on the lives and work of Ellen Terry and her daughter, Edith Craig. She is editor of the eight-volume Collected Letters of Ellen Terry (2010-2017) and author of several books on Edith Craig and women’s suffrage literature, including the first biography of Craig (1998), Women and the Theatre in the Age of Suffrage (2001) and two volumes of women’s suffrage literature (2007) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Edith Craig and The Theatres of Art

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...In the early twentieth century there was, as Roger Savage (2014) has noted, something of an English revival of interest in the masque. Three hundred years earlier, this spectacular dramatic form incorporating dance and music would introduce...

At the Gates

Written by

Anna Alice Chapin

~playauthor~Written by~ Anna Alice Chapin

Aurora Metro Books, 2009

Aurora Metro Books

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Roles: Total (10), Female (3), Male (6), Unassigned (1)

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...At the Gates dates from and is based on the events of the same year when the Women’s Freedom League picketed the House of Commons from July 5th to October 28th, 1909: “an example of patient endurance which should go far to silence...

Out of Love  

Written by

Elinor Cook

~playauthor~Written by~ Elinor Cook

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Modern Plays

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Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Elinor Cook's Out of Love is a play about friendship, love and rivalry between two women over the course of thirty years. It was first produced by Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre and was first performed on 12 July 2017...

Niqabi Ninja

Written by

Sara Shaarawi

~playauthor~Written by~ Sara Shaarawi

Methuen Drama, 2019

Bloomsbury Publishing

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Roles: Total (2), Female (2), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi (Egypt) is set in Cairo during the chaotic time of the Egyptian uprising...

Peep  

Written by

Jodi Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Jodi Gray

Nick Hern Books, 2018

NHB Modern Plays

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

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...Jodi Gray’s play Peep is a darkly comic, claustrophobic tale of voyeurism and sexual politics. The play is set in Dublin, in the present day. Caitlin and May, two Dublin women in their twenties, are sitting at the window...

Code-Switching and Constellations: On Feminist Theatre Criticism

Theatre Criticism : Changing Landscapes

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Over my years as an academic feminist theatre critic, I’ve proselytized for expanding our work from strictly academic venues into the largest public forums. Given the unequal representation of women artists and critics across disciplines –...