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...A series of short comedic works from playwright David Ives, with subjects ranging from the Lindbergh baby to chimps typing literary classics. The title work is a more serious, nostalgic look at two generations of apartment dwellers who meet...

Staging Hitler, Not Staging Hitler

Steve Nicholson

Dr Steve Nicholson is Director of Drama within the English Department at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Theatre and Performance 1900–1950

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction In July 1939, a few weeks before Britain declared war on Germany, the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, which had responsibility for licensing and censoring stage plays, rejected a translation of Ernst Toller’s Pastor Hall as ‘a...
...According to academic critics of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, the play is bestial at best. At worst, it is immoral, contemptible, and even blasphemous. In an article in the Ben Jonson Journal (2003), Murray Roston surveyed the distaste...
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...A series of short comic vignettes from playwright David Ives, In the title work, two houseflies try to make the most out of their brief time on earth. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Fran Adams, Ed Begley Jr., Shannon...

Restoration

Written by

Edward Bond

~playauthor~Written by~ Edward Bond

Methuen Drama, 2006

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (12), Female (5), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Restoration is a forceful, darkly comic story of cruelty, injustice and iron privilege. Bond appropriates and parodies the conventions of Restoration theatre with barbed accuracy and style, underwriting his epigrams and double plots...

Saint Joan of the Stockyards

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

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Ralph Manheim

Translated by

Ralph Manheim

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , Ralph Manheim ~playauthor~Translated by~ Ralph Manheim

Methuen Drama, 1991

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (24), Female (3), Male (21), Unassigned (0)

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...Like The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Happy End, Saint Joan of the Stockyards is set in a mythical Chicago. Brecht's Saint Joan is a Salvation Army lieutenant who challeges the power of Pierpont Mauler, the Meat King...

Entertaining Mr Sloane

Written by

Joe Orton

~playauthor~Written by~ Joe Orton

Methuen Drama, 2001

Modern Classics

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

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...Sharp, alarming and hilarious, Entertaining Mr Sloane is a subversive black comedy of unscrupulous sexual manipulation. In three deft acts, Orton tells the mischievously provocative story of Mr Sloane, a sly and handsome...

Selected Resources for Teaching and Studying The Revenger’s Tragedy

The Revenger’s Tragedy : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...Introduction Impudence – whether shamelessness, insolent disrespect or unabashed presumption – irks Vindice throughout The Revenger’s Tragedy, firing his...

The Suicide

Adapted by

Suhayla El-Bushra

~playauthor~Written by~ Nikolai Erdman , Suhayla El-Bushra ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Suhayla El-Bushra

Methuen Drama, 2016

Modern Plays

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (22), Female (9), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...I used to work in PR, if you’re going to kill yourself let’s make it an event . . . You can own this, Sam. For the first time in your life you. Could be. In charge. Things are getting tough for Sam...
...Dan Leno was the most popular male performer of the Victorian music hall, yet few people of the present generation are aware of his centrality to the British comic tradition. His fame was eclipsed by one of his most renowned imitators...