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...Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home...
..."Generally, it's the tortured who turn into torturers." Carl Gustav Jung Suspense mounts when Paulina and her husband offer hospitality to a stranger. Paulina thinks she recognizes, in their guest, the man who tortured her in prison...
...First performed by the King’s Men – Shakespeare’s own company – ‘privately at the Blackfriars and publicly at the Globe’, The Duchess of Malfi is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid...
...The smash hit of Shakespeare's early career, Titus Andronicus is one of the Bard's most experimental works, a revenge tale of the utmost brutality that centres around the honoured Roman general who fatally refuses to show mercy...

Revenge is Sweet

Andrew Tidmarsh

Andrew Tidmarsh is theatre and film director, writer and teacher. He has taught this practical approach to genre to writers, directors and actors at RADA, Goldsmiths, and Drama Centre at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has directed in UK, Germany, Canada and Philippines, and is the director of an annual new writing festival at the Soho Theatre in London. He regularly teaches in Canada and Dubai. His book An Attitude for Acting will be published by Nick Hern books in 2011. Andrew Tidmarsh is a theatre director, film-maker and teacher. He has taught at leading drama schools and currently runs the Foundation course at RADA. He has directed work at Soho Theatre, Wimbledon Studio, Shakespeare's Globe and Jermyn Street Theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre : A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014


...The Spanish Tragedy Thomas Kyd , The Spanish Tragedy , revised edn, London : Methuen Drama...
...Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power. Featuring: Catherine Bailey, Sam Cox, Patrick Driver...
...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 15+ (contains nudity and one scene of sexual violence) Recorded through National Theatre Live on 24th March, 2011. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s...
...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 14+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 4th September, 2014. Terrible things breed in broken hearts. Medea is a wife and a mother, stricken with grief. For the sake of her...

New Directions: Being Hamlet Not Being Hamlet

Hamlet : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016


...In Greek Theatre the gods believe in humanity. They have to. That is the source of their power. Without our stories of their cruelty, their capriciousness, their infinite ability to deny and defy our attempts to control our destinies, what...

From Both Hips

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Mark O'Rowe

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark O'Rowe

Nick Hern Books, 2011


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

...Mark O'Rowe's play From Both Hips is a black comedy revenge drama set in the suburbs of Dublin. O'Rowe's first professionally produced play, it was first performed by Fishamble Theatre Company at the Little Theatre, Tallaght, on 25 June...