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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

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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...

Party

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Martin Crimp

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Crimp

Faber & Faber, 2019

Faber Drama

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...Martin Crimp's Writing for Nothing collects texts written over the last thirty years. Included here are short plays, unmistakably the work of the internationally acclaimed author of Attempts on Her Life, and texts for opera, beginning...

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...

In the Valley

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Martin Crimp

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Crimp

Faber & Faber, 2019

Faber Drama

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...Martin Crimp's Writing for Nothing collects texts written over the last thirty years. Included here are short plays, unmistakably the work of the internationally acclaimed author of Attempts on Her Life, and texts for opera, beginning...

Advice to Iraqi Women

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Martin Crimp

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Crimp

Faber & Faber, 2019

Faber Drama

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...Martin Crimp's Writing for Nothing collects texts written over the last thirty years. Included here are short plays, unmistakably the work of the internationally acclaimed author of Attempts on Her Life, and texts for opera, beginning...

The Art of Painting

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Martin Crimp

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Crimp

Faber & Faber, 2019

Faber Drama

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...Martin Crimp's Writing for Nothing collects texts written over the last thirty years. Included here are short plays, unmistakably the work of the internationally acclaimed author of Attempts on Her Life, and texts for opera, beginning...

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...