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Piknik

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Joned Suryatmoko

~playauthor~Written by~ Joned Suryatmoko

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books

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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...

Acting Against Bullying: Managing Conflict and Bullying in a Secondary Drama Classroom

Michael Balfour

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Michael Balfour

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Penny Bundy

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Associate Professor Penny Bundy works in the field of applied theatre and drama education in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bruce Burton

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Professor Bruce Burton is Chair in Applied Theatre in the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of eight books in the field of drama and applied theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Dunn

Julie Dunn is Associate Professor of Drama and Applied Theatre at Griffith University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nina Woodrow

Nina Woodrow is a PhD candidate at Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Resettlement : Drama, Refugees and Resilience

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...We noticed that Ali was very late for the first workshop in week eight of the project. This was most unusual, because this sixteen-year-old Sudanese boy who had recently arrived in Australia was one of the most enthusiastic...

Beautiful Eyes  

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Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2019

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

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...Caryl Churchill's Beautiful Eyes is a short play about a family divided by politics. It was first performed in the week of Donald Trump's inauguration as US President, as part of Top Trumps at Theatre503, London, on 19 January 2017...

Belgrade Trilogy

~playauthor~Written by~ Biljana Srbljanović

Aurora Metro Books, 1999

Aurora Metro Books

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Scenes: 4

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...Set in Sydney, Los Angeles and Prague on New Year's Eve, the play shows snapshots from everyday life of young people who fled abroad to escape the Balkan war and the choices they face as they attempt to build a new life for themselves...

Theatre of Community

Susan Painter

Susan Painter is a Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Roehampton. Her research focuses on modern British and European drama and theatre. Her Edgar the Playwright was published by Methuen Drama in 1996. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Edgar The Playwright

Methuen Drama, 1996

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...The essence of the community play is that it is democratic, populist and, at its best, capable of exploring the tensions within a society ... the community play, when it works, is socialism in action. Entertaining Strangers...

Purple Heart

Written by

Bruce Norris

~playauthor~Written by~ Bruce Norris

Nick Hern Books, 2013

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

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...Bruce Norris's Purple Heart is a play about a woman dealing with the death of her husband in the Vietnam war, exploring issues of grief, desire and the impact of war. It was first performed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, on 5 July...

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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...

Nadirah

Written by

Alfian Sa'at

~playauthor~Written by~ Alfian Sa'at

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books

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Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Alfian Sa’at’s Nadirah is highly topical as it addresses the theme of mixed marriages; in asking if mother and daughter can worship different gods, Sa’at welcomes the new developments in Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-faithed society...

The New World Order

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Grove Press, 1994

Grove Atlantic Drama

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

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...Two men command the stage. They discuss in bullish tones what they intend to do to a third man, who sits gagged, blindfolded and bound to a chair. The acts of violence and abuse referred to are present in the speech rather than the action...