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...Four one-act plays by award-winning playwright Jane Anderson: A Seminar For Responsible Living The Last Time I Saw Her Earthquake Preparedness Lynette Has PMS With unforgettable characters and scathing humor, the stories explore...

Bluebeard’s Friends  

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2019

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...Caryl Churchill's Bluebeard’s Friends is a short play about society’s responses to atrocity. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, on 18 September 2019 as part of Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp., a programme...

The Bow of Ulysses

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...The man and woman from Lunch return in this sequel. They are still together after twenty years of marriage, conversing and watching the sea. But are they happy? Berkoff’s one-act play examines the nature of love...
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...In Vichy, France, in 1942, nine men are detained under a shadowy pretext. As the tension builds, the men are questioned – are they the sort of people whom the new Nazi regime considers "inferior?" An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance...

Lunch

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...A man and a woman meet on a bench by the sea, and the man tries to sell what he can – space, in a magazine. Lunch premiered at the King's Head, London, in December 1983...

pool (no water)

Written by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 2008

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (4), Female (0), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Hypnotic and razor-sharp, pool (no water) tears up the ideals of friendship and art, exposing a deep vein of envy. The lines of the script are not assigned to particular characters or parts, but reveal a seething collective experience...

Ashes to Ashes

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Grove Press, 1997

Grove Atlantic Drama

Playtext

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

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...Ashes to Ashes was first presented by the Royal Court at the Ambassadors Theatre, London, in September 1996...

David and Goliath

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...

Sturm und Drang

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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The Dumb Waiter

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Grove Press, 1994

Grove Atlantic Drama

Playtext

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

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...Two men are confined in a room with a kitchen lift which brings them unexpected messages. In this early one-act play, Harold Pinter reveals himself as already in full control of his unique ability to make dramatic poetry...