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Conclusion: Sharpening Points

Peter Billingham

Dr Peter Billingham is Reader in Drama and Performance at the University of Portsmouth. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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At the Sharp End : Uncovering the Work of Five Contemporary Dramatists

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2007

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...Writing and researching this book has been a terrifically interesting and stimulating journey over a period of eighteen months from inception and commission to completion. Like any journey there were some expected destinations and stop-off...

Dea

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Edward Bond

~playauthor~Written by~ Edward Bond

Methuen Drama, 2016

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (17), Female (3), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...The war is raging, Dea, a heroine, has committed a terrible act and has been exiled. When she meets someone from her past, she is forcefully confronted by the broken society that drove her to commit her crimes. Edward Bond takes from...

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...

Perspectives

Trish Reid

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Dr Trish Reid is Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, London, UK. She is the author of Theatre & Scotland, editor of Contemporary Scottish Plays (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015) and has contributed to Decades of Modern British Playwriting the 1990s, edited by Aleks Sierz (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 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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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Anthony Neilson

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Finding the Light: Anthony Neilson in Conversation Trish Reid: There was quite a lot of discussion in the reviews, and on social media, of Unreachable as a very immediate show...

Performance and Critical Perspectives

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 Martin McDonagh

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...‘Monstrous children’: Garry Hynes in conversation Garry Hynes is Ireland’s leading director, and has been influentially involved in the development of Martin McDonagh’s theatrical career. She premiered his first play, The Beauty...

Made in England

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Parv Bancil

~playauthor~Written by~ Parv Bancil

Aurora Metro Books, 2000

Aurora Metro Books

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...A young musician is faced with the dilemma of denying his cultural identity for success or remaining in obscurity. Time Out Critic's Choice...

World Plays

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 Martin McDonagh

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Martin Mcdonagh: a world dramatist? The title of this section might seem unsatisfactory in that, since all McDonagh’s plays are set in ‘the world’, the designation might seem an awkward attempt to lump together two plays that share...

Promises of Happiness and Cruel Optimisms: Theatre in the 1990s

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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...Berlin, 9 November 2009. The celebrations for the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall are in full swing. Two kilometres of eight-feet dominoes are lined up between Brandenburg gate and Potsdamer Platz where the wall once...

Drag Act

Written by

Claire Dowie

~playauthor~Written by~ Claire Dowie

Methuen Drama, 1996

Modern Plays

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

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...Drag Act is a proud and punchy monologue spoken by Rose, a fifty-two year old lesbian who can’t stand being told how she should dress. She was told by her mother that she should be more girly and feminine, and now she finds she’s being told...

Dramaturgies of Presence: Staging Liveness

Trish Reid

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Dr Trish Reid is Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, London, UK. She is the author of Theatre & Scotland, editor of Contemporary Scottish Plays (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015) and has contributed to Decades of Modern British Playwriting the 1990s, edited by Aleks Sierz (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 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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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Anthony Neilson

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...In some ways we can see that Neilson’s reluctance to commit ideas to paper in advance of rehearsals is a manifestation of a more widespread development in contemporary theatre, in which the performance is privileged over the text...