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Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The biggest challenge facing our global community today is health. Both health inequities and poor health, coupled with limited access to universal health care, has resulted in a situation in which the global burden of disease...

Piknik

Written by

Joned Suryatmoko

~playauthor~Written by~ Joned Suryatmoko

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Roles: Total (5), Female (0), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...The powerless are given voice in this play by Joned Suryatmoko (Indonesia), reminding us that poverty can easily lead to abuse and exploitation...
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...In this riveting political drama, Sara, along with her German husband Kurt, returns to the opulent Washington DC mansion of her mother Fanny after years away in Europe. With Hitler and Mussolini assuming full power, Kurt finds himself...

Afterword: On Hoping

Marissia Fragkou

Marissia Fragkou is Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Her research focuses on the politics of representation, feminist theatre, affect, ethics, and precarity. She has published on British and European theatre for Palgrave, Bloomsbury Methuen, Performing Ethos, Contemporary Theatre Review and Modern Drama and has co-edited a special issue on contemporary Greek theatre for The Journal of Greek Media and Culture (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre : Politics, Affect, Responsibility

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre set out to navigate the interface between precarity and theatre. Throughout the book, I examined theatre as a vehicle that creates possibilities for small gestures of resistance against...

‘A Glimpse into Some Other World’: Imagining Slow Violence in the Anthropocene

Marissia Fragkou

Marissia Fragkou is Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Her research focuses on the politics of representation, feminist theatre, affect, ethics, and precarity. She has published on British and European theatre for Palgrave, Bloomsbury Methuen, Performing Ethos, Contemporary Theatre Review and Modern Drama and has co-edited a special issue on contemporary Greek theatre for The Journal of Greek Media and Culture (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre : Politics, Affect, Responsibility

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...In his prescient book Theatre Ecology, Baz Kershaw warns that ‘in the twentieth century homo sapiens increasingly became addicted to performance, to the point where the effects of that addiction threatened the survival of the species...

Promises of Happiness and Cruel Optimisms: Theatre in the 1990s

Marissia Fragkou

Marissia Fragkou is Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Her research focuses on the politics of representation, feminist theatre, affect, ethics, and precarity. She has published on British and European theatre for Palgrave, Bloomsbury Methuen, Performing Ethos, Contemporary Theatre Review and Modern Drama and has co-edited a special issue on contemporary Greek theatre for The Journal of Greek Media and Culture (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre : Politics, Affect, Responsibility

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Berlin, 9 November 2009. The celebrations for the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall are in full swing. Two kilometres of eight-feet dominoes are lined up between Brandenburg gate and Potsdamer Platz where the wall once...

Snapshots of Practice: Environmental Health, Medical Dramaturgy, Addiction and Ebola

Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...10.1 Introduction Veronica Baxter For some years the theme of ‘uncertainty’ or ‘precarity’ has become part of the academic lexicon...

There has Possibly Been an Incident

Written by

Chris Thorpe

~playauthor~Written by~ Chris Thorpe

Oberon Books, 2013

Oberon Modern Plays

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...When life offers you a choice between heroism and compromise - what happens? Sometimes planes don’t land the way they’re supposed to. The people of a country have had enough of their leaders, but those leaders have to be replaced...

Bully Boy

Written by

Sandi Toksvig

~playauthor~Written by~ Sandi Toksvig

Nick Hern Books, 2012

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Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (2), Female (0), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Sandi Toksvig's Bully Boy is a play that tackles the challenging moral issues of contemporary military occupation and its effect on the mental health of serving soldiers. It was first performed at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, on 13...

Budgets, Schedules and Publicity

Matthew White

Matthew White is an actor, theatre director and writer. He has taught and directed at many of the leading theatre schools in London, including The Royal Academy of Music, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Directing in the West End includes; Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre), Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), and Little Shop of Horrors (Duke of York’s Theatre). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Staging Musicals : An Essential Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...There’s no getting around it, a musical is generally a more expensive undertaking than a play, not only because it often involves a larger production team and more performers, but because expectations tend to be higher in terms of its...