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A Taste of Honey GCSE Student Guide

Kate Whittaker

Kate Whittaker is a former English and Drama teacher who has worked in a variety of UK secondary schools. She is Lecturer in Drama at Birmingham City University, specialising in post-war British and North American theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

Short Guides and Biography

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...Written specifically for GCSE students by academics and specialists in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place...

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...

Toast

Written by

Richard Bean

~playauthor~Written by~ Richard Bean

Oberon Books, 2016

Playtext

Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (7), Female (0), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Seven men come together to bake enough bread to feed the population of Hull. It’s just another Sunday. Nellie's so worn down from a lifetime making dough, he loses his vest in the mix. First, Owen Man's on a promise. The ovens are cranked...

I Didn’t Always Live Here

Written by

Stewart Conn

~playauthor~Written by~ Stewart Conn

Methuen Drama, 2013

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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Summary
...Not as if I always lived here, mind you…I started off in Govan. Never dreamt in those days I'd end up this side of the river. Real step up in the world that was…I'm grateful for it. Despite everything, I'm grateful...

Cuttin' A Rug

Written by

John Byrne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Byrne

Faber and Faber, 2003

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the Slab Boys trilogy – The Slab Boys, Cuttin' a Rug and Still Life – capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair....

Still Life

Written by

John Byrne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Byrne

Faber and Faber, 2003

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the Slab Boys trilogy – The Slab Boys, Cuttin' a Rug and Still Life – capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair....

The Slab Boys

Written by

John Byrne

~playauthor~Written by~ John Byrne

Faber and Faber, 2003

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the Slab Boys trilogy – The Slab Boys, Cuttin' a Rug and Still Life – capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair....

The Kitchen

Written by

Arnold Wesker

~playauthor~Written by~ Arnold Wesker

Oberon Books, 1960

Playtext

Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (30), Female (12), Male (18), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Arnold Wesker's perennially popular play The Kitchen is set in the basement kitchen of a large restaurant, as thirty chefs, waitresses, and kitchen porters, slowly begin the day preparing to serve lunch. The central story tells...

Ten Storey Love Song

Written by

Luke Barnes

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Richard Milward

~playauthor~Written by~ Luke Barnes , Richard Milward

Oberon Books, 2016

Oberon Modern Plays

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...Ten Storey Love Song follows Bobby the Artist's rise to stardom and horrific drug psychosis, Johnnie's attempts to stop thieving and start pleasing Ellen in bed, and Alan Blunt, a forty-year-old truck driver who spends a worrying amount...

Build a Rocket

Written by

Christopher York

~playauthor~Written by~ Christopher York

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
..."This isn't the story of Icarus and Daedalus. It's Yasmin and Jack. And we won't fly too close to the sun...