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...In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all – as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. When the gold is flowing, all is well – but when...
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...Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice...
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...During WWII in Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government's orders to forcibly remove and incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggles to reconcile his country...

Case study: The Naked Racist

Chris Head

Chris Head has established himself as one of the UK's leading comedy coaches and has twenty years' experience as a director of live shows. As director he has worked on shows at all the major venues of the Edinburgh Fringe, across London including Soho and Bloomsbury Theatres, on national UK tours and internationally at the likes of Melbourne and Adelaide Comedy Festivals, and LA Shorts Comedy Film Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Director’s Guide to the Art of Stand-up

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Shows becoming more theatrical and ambitious, especially at the Edinburgh Fringe, has been a major factor in the growth of stand-up directing. Geoff Whiting observed first-hand Edinburgh stand-up directing beginning...
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...Of One Blood is a poignant and disturbing play about the infamous murder of three civil rights workers - James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner – in Mississippi in 1964. The broadcast includes an interview with Rita Bender...
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...The Crump family is adrift and in trouble. Widowed Godfrey is under the spell of Sweet Father Divine, while his teen daughters, Ernestine and Ermina, immerse themselves in the illusions of Hollywood to escape racial prejudice. But things...
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...In five autobiographical vignettes, Charlayne Woodard tells the moving tale of her African-American family through three generations of love, struggle, and triumph. This NAACP award-winning play is a one-woman tour de force. Chosen...

Other Critical Perspectives

Esther Kim Lee

Esther Kim Lee is Associate Professor and Associate Director of Theatre in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of David Henry Hwang

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...‘Something Beyond and Above’: David Henry Hwang’s Revision of Flower Drum Song Josephine Lee...

The Robben Island Shakespeare

Written by

Matthew Hahn

~playauthor~Written by~ Matthew Hahn

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (15), Female (0), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...During the Apartheid years in South Africa, a copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare was smuggled around the prison on Robben Island. The book’s significance resides in the fact that the book's owner, Sonny Venkatratham, passed...

Something Dark

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Lemn Sissay

~playauthor~Written by~ Lemn Sissay

Oberon Books, 2008

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 5

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...Something Dark tells the true story of Lemn Sissay who as a baby was given up by his Ethiopian mother in the 1960s. He was renamed Norman Greenwood and nicknamed Chalky White throughout his turbulent childhood in care, only to find out his...