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Survival

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston is a theatre theatre director and playwright. He is the Director of Fluxx, the improvisation company, and Co-Director of Rideout and Livestock. He is the author of House of Games, The Improvisation Game and For Those Who Like To Say No. He has taught at a range of colleges and institutions including University of Warwick and Staffordshire University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disobedient Theatre : Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The cultivating of broader and longer-term productive relations with a spectator constituency In this section there’s a focus on how artists look to create relationships with constituencies in such a way that can assist...
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...Take an unforgettable ride with the classic sketches that helped make this America’s foremost comedy troupe. The Second City lampoons every aspect of modern American life, with brilliant improvised sketches on subjects ranging from salad...

Conclusion

Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock is assistant professor of theatre practice at the University of Southern California, USA. She is the author of Serious Play: Modern Clown Performance (2009) and Slapstick and Comic Performance: Comedy and Pain (2014). She is a member of the editorial board of Comedy Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In the introduction, Oliver Double put forward the four key features of popular performance as defined in this volume. So, in retrospect we can not only confirm the importance of those key features but can also demonstrate how connections...
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...Scornful of men and the love they profess for her, Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful but spoiled young woman, frustrated by her limited options in Victorian England. Daniel Deronda is an intelligent, handsome young man who has been raised...

Special Offer

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Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Grove Press, 1994

Grove Atlantic Drama

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

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...Special Offer, Last to Go and Request Stop were performed in the revue Pieces of Eight, which opened at the Apollo Theatre, London, on 23 September 1959...
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...Take an unforgettable ride with the classic sketches that helped make this America’s foremost comedy troupe. The Second City lampoons every aspect of modern American life, with brilliant improvised sketches on subjects ranging from salad...

Last to Go

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

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

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...Last to Go, Request Stop and Special Offer were performed in the revue Pieces of Eight, which opened at the Apollo Theatre, London, in September 1959...

Special Offer

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

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

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...Special Offer, Last to Go and Request Stop were performed in the revue Pieces of Eight, which opened at the Apollo Theatre, London, on 23 September 1959...
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...Columbia University Professor Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong ‘to all time’ without understanding just how much he was of his time. Schama explores how, in his history plays...

Introduction to the 1950s

David Pattie

David Pattie is Professor of Drama at the University of Chester, UK. Series editors: Richard Boon, Emeritus Professor of Drama, the University of Hull, UK, and Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...‘They are scum,’ was Mr Maugham’s famous verdict on the class of state aided university students to which Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim belongs; and since Mr Maugham seldom says anything controversial or uncertain of wide acceptance, his opinion...