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...Lillian Hellman examines a wealthy southern family and the greed that tears them apart. Regina’s brothers have inherited their father’s wealth, while after years of neglect, her dying husband is determined to see she gets nothing...
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...Age recommendation: 9+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 22nd January, 2015. It's a dark and stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet...
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...Italian shoes, a house in the hills, a gift for stretching the truth, and a petulant assistant to pick the scallions out of his Szechuan noodles – Hollywood producer Davis Mizlansky has it all. But he’s about to lose it to the IRS unless he...
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..."Simon Godwin has taken exactly the right approach to this new production of one of the Bard's most obscure, least performed plays. With a swashbuckling candour and refreshing energy, he's filleted and reformed the piece as a brisk...
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...Stacy Keach stars in this shocking tale of a Polk Street dentist and his wife in 1899 San Francisco. Frank Norris’ powerful insights into the depths of the human soul make this a story of compelling narrative force. This seminal novel about...

Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner and the Farewell Speech  

Written by

Toshiki Okada

and

Aya Ogawa

Translated by

Aya Ogawa

~playauthor~Written by~ Toshiki Okada , Aya Ogawa ~playauthor~Translated by~ Aya Ogawa

Methuen Drama, 2014

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (0), Unassigned (1)

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Summary
...Depicts the insecurity of office workers in the last financial crisis through fragmented, colloquial and hyper-realistic language through extensive choreography and movement.  ...

The Alchemist on the Stage

The Alchemist : A Critical Reader

The Arden Shakespeare, 2013

Books

...A performance history of The Alchemist has to confront the fact that theatre is an intrinsically collaborative activity and that Ben Jonson sometimes found the messy, unstable process of creating performance very difficult. Famously...

When Cows Go Boom

Written by

Stacey Gregg

~playauthor~Written by~ Stacey Gregg

Nick Hern Books, 2013

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Stacey Gregg's short play When Cows Go Boom is an oblique parable of love set against a horrific imagined landscape. It was first performed as a rehearsed reading at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin, in 2008 as part of the 20:Love play-reading...

The Fever

Written by

Wallace Shawn

~playauthor~Written by~ Wallace Shawn

Faber and Faber, 1997

Faber Drama

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...A traveller falls ill in a poor country and plummets into a feverish self-examination. 'But something's been hidden from me, too. Something – a part of myself – has been hidden from me, and I think it's the part that's...

The After-Dinner Joke

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2008

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 66, Roles: Total (50), Female (15), Male (35), Unassigned (0)

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...Caryl Churchill’s The After-Dinner Joke is a satire on the charity business, written for television. It was first broadcast on BBC 1 on 14 February 1978 as part of the BBC's Play for Today series. Told in 66 short...