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...Joseph Fiennes has a unique perspective on Romeo and Juliet. He played Shakespeare – both writing and performing as Romeo – in the film Shakespeare in Love. Now he wants to examine why it remains the most-performed of all Shakespeare plays....
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...Astonishingly, David Harewood was the first black actor to play the great Moorish Venetian general Othello at London’s National Theatre, triumphantly taking on the role—but not until 1997. Now he returns to the play to discover how...

Mojo Mickybo

Written by

Owen McCafferty

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty

Nick Hern Books, 2002

NHB Modern Plays

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

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...Owen McCafferty’s play Mojo Mickybo is about a friendship between two boys growing up in Belfast – in the summer of 1970 – a friendship that at first is immune to the sectarian violence taking place around them, but which nonetheless...

Stage

Richard Proudfoot

Professor Richard Proudfoot served as Senior General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare for 35 years, until his retirement from King's College London in 1999. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare: Text, Stage and Canon

Bloomsbury Academic, 2000

Books

...To speak at the new Globe without speaking about the new Globe would prove me, if not necessarily ‘a fool’, or ‘inconstant’, at least ‘damnable ingrateful’. But I find myself, in consequence, in what Mrs Quickly would describe...

The Revengers' Comedies

Written by

Alan Ayckbourn

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Ayckbourn

Faber and Faber, 2011

Faber Drama

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Acts: 4, Scenes: 43, Roles: Total (23), Female (11), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Two people meet on London's Albert Bridge at midnight, both preparing to jump off. Henry Bell has just been ousted from his job by a thrusting corporate executive; Karen Knightly has lost her farmer-lover to his scheming rustic wife...

Villain  

Written by

Martin Murphy

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Murphy

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Tired of her highly paid sales job, Rachel makes a move into social work only to find herself involved in a controversial case bringing her into the media's unforgiving gaze. Villain tells the story of a woman who wants to make...

John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger

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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Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

Short Guides and Biography

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...Look Back in Anger is one of the few works of drama that are indisputably central to British culture in general, and its name is one of the most well-known in postwar cultural history. Its premiere in 1956 sparked off the first "new wave...

Black Mountain  

Written by

Brad Birch

~playauthor~Written by~ Brad Birch

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Rebecca and Paul are running away. Away from memories and mistakes. They're trying to save their relationship. They need time and space. An isolated house in the country is the perfect place to work things out. They set...

Pound of Flesh

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Methuen Drama, 2012

Play Anthologies

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

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...'A one-act play is like a confession'. So writes Steven Berkoff in the preface to the collection of his One-Act Plays. In his introduction to the collection, Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama writes...

Gas

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Methuen Drama, 2012

Play Anthologies

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Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...'A one-act play is like a confession'. So writes Steven Berkoff in the preface to the collection of his One-Act Plays. In his introduction to the collection, Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama writes...