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...Arthur Conan Doyle’s rollicking adventure tale follows a scientific expedition deep into the Amazon jungle – right back into the time of dinosaurs and cave men. Before Jurassic Park, before Indiana Jones - there was The Lost World! An L...

Mary Barton

Written by

Elizabeth Gaskell

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Rona Munro

Adapted by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Elizabeth Gaskell , Rona Munro ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 2006

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (22), Female (8), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...Rona Munro’s stage adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s 1848 novel Mary Barton presents a panorama of Manchester life in Victorian England, from the mill owners’ new prosperity to the thousands of ordinary people living and dying...

The Basement Flat

Written by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 2010

Playtext

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

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...Rona Munro's The Basement Flat is a short play for two performers, an unsettling depiction of daily life in a disturbing world not too far in the future. It was commissioned by and first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 13...
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...The acclaimed Scottish playwright Rona Munro has created a remarkable story about a man who wakes up from a car crash with brain damage. Now, he sees the world as the person he was three years ago, when his life and loves were in a very...

Long Time Dead

Written by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 2006

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Rona Munro's Long Time Dead is a play about the camaraderie between mountaineers, exploring the risks they are willing to take in the obsessive pursuit of their dreams. The play was first performed by Paines Plough at The Drum, Theatre...

Dracula

Written by

Liz Lochhead

~playauthor~Written by~ Liz Lochhead

Nick Hern Books, 2009

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 30, Roles: Total (17), Female (12), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Liz Lochhead's Dracula is a stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s hugely influential novel. It was first performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, on 13 March 1985. Jonathan Harker, engaged to Mina Westerman, has come...

Dramaturgies of Presence: Staging Liveness

Trish Reid

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Dr Trish Reid is Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, London, UK. She is the author of Theatre & Scotland, editor of Contemporary Scottish Plays (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015) and has contributed to Decades of Modern British Playwriting the 1990s, edited by Aleks Sierz (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Anthony Neilson

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...In some ways we can see that Neilson’s reluctance to commit ideas to paper in advance of rehearsals is a manifestation of a more widespread development in contemporary theatre, in which the performance is privileged over the text...

Strawberries in January

Adapted by

Rona Munro

~playauthor~Written by~ Evelyne de la Chenelière , Rona Munro ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Rona Munro

Nick Hern Books, 2006

Playtext

Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Strawberries in January is a version by Rona Munro of Evelyne de la Chenelière's 1999 play Des Fraises en Janvier (from a literal translation by Christopher Campbell). The play is a romantic comedy about four single people looking for love...

Thebans

Written by

Liz Lochhead

~playauthor~Written by~ Liz Lochhead

Nick Hern Books, 2003

Playtext

Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (13), Female (3), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Liz Lochhead's Thebans revisits the ancient myths of the Kingdom of Thebes, drawing together the stories of Oedipus, Jokasta and Antigone. It was first performed at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, on 2 August 2003, as part of the Edinburgh...

The Wheel

Written by

Zinnie Harris

~playauthor~Written by~ Zinnie Harris

Faber and Faber, 2011

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (26), Female (9), Male (16), Unassigned (1)

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...A man is banished in a soldier's hearing. His daughter is left to wander. In a rash moment, Beatriz offers to take the child back to her father, and so starts an unimaginable journey across continents and in and out of war zones...