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...1993. In this rollicking take on modern diplomacy, a Norwegian social scientist and his diplomat wife are determined to try a new tactic to break the long-standing deadlock of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. A secret back channel...


Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017


...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...
...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...
...David Schwimmer and Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company created this innovative and heart-wrenching adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s powerhouse novel, in a co-production with L.A. Theatre Works. A young Lithuanian immigrant, full of hope...

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


...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...
...Age recommendation: 15+ (very strong language) Recorded through National Theatre Live on 16th May, 2013. It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backstabbing...
...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...
...An idealistic American diplomat locks horns with a mercurial Soviet negotiator during a series of conversations in the woods outside Geneva. As their mutual friendship and understanding deepens, an awareness that their work may ultimately...


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Joned Suryatmoko

~playauthor~Written by~ Joned Suryatmoko

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books


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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...
...Introduction Katharine Low Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for nearly 38 million deaths globally per year and 40 per cent of those...