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...Angela Arden wants to be free of her suffocating marriage to film producer Sol Sussman. What better way than poison! Distraught by her father’s death and convinced of her mother’s guilt, Edith Sussman plots to get the truth out of Angela...
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...Renowned theater critic John Lahr created a bold reworking of Richard Condon’s political thriller, updating the action to the 1990s while retaining the core premise of a brainwashed war hero who’s programmed to become an assassin. Kelsey...
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...Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new...

The Colleen Bawn

Sara Hudston

Sara Hudston is a writer and freelance journalist. She was born in 1968 and educated at St John’s College, Oxford, where she gained a first in English. She has also published Islomania, a book about the fascination of islands. She lives in Dorset. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Theatricals : From menageries to melodrama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...Sensational scenes on stage were always a popular draw. When Planché looked back in old age on his long career he was anxious to dissociate himself from what he regarded as a degraded trend. In his 1872 Recollections, Planché condemnedwhat...

I, Caliban

Written by

Tim Crouch

~playauthor~Written by~ Tim Crouch

Oberon Books, 2011

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...I, Shakespeare brings together Tim Crouch’s take on four Shakespeare classics: Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. These solo pieces are written for younger audiences but their originality and strength make...

Fewer Emergencies Trilogy: Face to the Wall

Written by

Martin Crimp

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Crimp

Faber & Faber, 2015

Faber Drama

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...Face to the Wall was first performed as a single play at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 12 March 2002. It was later performed in September 2005 at the Royal Court Theatre as part of the Fewer Emergencies trilogy along with Whole Blue...

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs)

Written by

Carl Grose

~playauthor~Written by~ Carl Grose

Oberon Books, 2014

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 27, Roles: Total (29), Female (7), Male (21), Unassigned (1)

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...What the HELL is the world coming to? Based on The Beggar's Opera, John Gay's classic musical satire, Dead Dog in a suitcase (and other love songs) is busting with wit, wonder and weirdness. An extraordinary Kneehigh cast...

The Bloody Chamber

Written by

Angela Carter

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Bryony Lavery

Adapted by

Bryony Lavery

~playauthor~Written by~ Angela Carter , Bryony Lavery ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Bryony Lavery

Oberon Books, 2008

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Scenes: 21, Roles: Total (9), Female (7), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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..."All is yours, everywhere is open to you - except the lock that the single key fits. You must promise, if you love me, to leave it well alone." When a 17 year old virgin marries a mature and charismatic Marquis...

New Directions: Seneca and The Spanish Tragedy

The Spanish Tragedy : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...A line in the first chorus of Seneca’s Agamemnon foresees the killing of the king of Argos: ‘placet in uulnus maxima ceruix’ (line 100; the greatest neck invites wounding). In the original this is one item in a brisk catalogue illustrating...

The Play That Goes Wrong

~playauthor~Written by~ Henry Lewis , Henry Shields , Jonathan Sayer

Methuen Drama, 2015

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (1)

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...Good evening. I'm Inspector Carter. Take my case. This must be Charles Haversham! I'm sorry, this must've given you all a damn shock. After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept...