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Letters to Windsor House

Written by

Sh!t Theatre

~playauthor~Written by~ Sh!t Theatre

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

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...A loophole in the Postal Services Act says you can open other people’s mail under certain circumstances. This is that certain circumstance… Songs, politics, dodgy landlords and detective work: Another potentially felonious show...

What Falls Apart

Written by

Torben Betts

~playauthor~Written by~ Torben Betts

Methuen Drama, 2015

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...May 2015: The most important General Election for a generation. All is not well for Tom Savage, an ex-Labour minister parachuted into a safe North East constituency, trying to win hearts and minds as well as an Election...

Comic Conversation and Rough Justice

R.W. Maslen

Dr. Robert Maslen is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow where he specialises in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, especially prose, and twentieth-century fantastic fiction. He has published two monographs, Elizabethan Fictions (1997) and Shakespeare and Comedy (Arden, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and Comedy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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...The Politics of Comic Language In The Comedy of Errors, the twins Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus share the same name, the same face and (presumably) the same taste in clothes, and their twin servants too...

The National Joke

Written by

Torben Betts

~playauthor~Written by~ Torben Betts

Methuen Drama, 2016

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Will the Prime Minister give Rupert the political prize he’s been hoping for? How much more can Olivia take of her mother Mary and her withering put-downs? Will Charlie get off her phone for long enough to listen to anyone, let alone her...

Young Marx

Written by

Richard Bean

and

Clive Coleman

~playauthor~Written by~ Richard Bean , Clive Coleman

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Young Marx is a comedy set in 1850's London, where Karl Marx, is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke and restless, the play portrays the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary as a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective...

Shylock

Written by

Arnold Wesker

~playauthor~Written by~ Arnold Wesker

Oberon Books, 2012

Oberon Modern Playwrights

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (15), Female (5), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Presented here are four epic history plays from Sir Arnold Wesker, which touch on the age-old conflicts caused by religion, science and the Establishment. Set in the Jewish ghetto of Venice, 1563, Shylock (1972) is based...

The Estate

Written by

Oladipo Agboluaje

~playauthor~Written by~ Oladipo Agboluaje

Oberon Books, 2006

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...A powerful yet comic tale of explosive family secrets and the dead hand of a corrupt patriarchy. Inspired by Chekhov but set in contemporary Lagos, Nigeria, Chief (Mrs) Adeyemi is engulfed in burial arrangements for her recently deceased...

Schitz

Written by

Hanoch Levin

and

Naaman Tammuz

Translated by

Naaman Tammuz

~playauthor~Written by~ Hanoch Levin , Naaman Tammuz ~playauthor~Translated by~ Naaman Tammuz

Oberon Books, 2020

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 29, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin was one of Israel's leading dramatists. Born in Tel Aviv in 1943, his work includes comedies, tragedies...

Bachelors and Bachelorettes

Written by

Hanoch Levin

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Naaman Tammuz

Translated by

Naaman Tammuz

~playauthor~Written by~ Hanoch Levin , Naaman Tammuz ~playauthor~Translated by~ Naaman Tammuz

Oberon Books, 2020

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin was one of Israel's leading dramatists. Born in Tel Aviv in 1943, his work includes comedies, tragedies...

This Other Eden

Written by

Paul Sirett

~playauthor~Written by~ Paul Sirett

Oberon Books, 2008

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...This Other Eden portrays the disastrous personal and political divisions within a classical string quartet...