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Worlds of Their Own: The Morning After Optimism, The Sanctuary Lamp

Nicholas Grene

Nicholas Grene is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He has published widely on Shakespeare and on Irish literature. His books include The Politics of Irish Drama (1999), Shakespeare’s Serial History Plays (2002), Yeats’s Poetic Codes (2008) and Home on the Stage (2014). With Chris Morash he is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Tom Murphy : Playwright Adventurer

Methuen Drama, 2017

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...It is a measure of just how ambitious a dramatist the young Murphy was that, after the production of Whistle and the drafting of Crucial Week, he embarked on The Morning After Optimism as his third full-length play in October 1962. He had...

Ballyturk

Written by

Enda Walsh

~playauthor~Written by~ Enda Walsh

Nick Hern Books, 2014

NHB Modern Plays

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

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...Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk is a play of lyrical intensity and physical comedy, in which the lives of two men unravel over the course of ninety minutes. It was first performed at the Black Box Theatre, Galway, as part of the Galway International...

Slave Ubu

Written by

Alfred Jarry

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Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Alfred Jarry , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Nick Hern Books, 1997

Drama Classics

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 37, Roles: Total (12), Female (2), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Alfred Jarry’s Slave Ubu (Ubu Enchaîné, ‘Ubu in chains’) is the third in his influential cycle of plays about Pa Ubu, the grotesquely comical character first encountered in King Ubu (Ubu Roi) and then in Cuckold Ubu (Ubu Cocu). Written...

Tinderbox

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2008

NHB Modern Plays

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (10), Female (1), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Lucy Kirkwood’s first full-length play, Tinderbox is a dystopian comedy set in a Bradford butcher's shop in a future version of England that is afflicted by riots and separated from Scotland by a 38-mile-wide Hadrian's Channel. The play...

Gregory Corso’s Dada-Surrealist-Absurd Beat Plays

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Gregory Corso may be the least-heralded major Beat poet – he was younger, with fewer publications and a long hiatus after his advent – but he is no less a Beat literary founding father. He was in on the first cut-ups with William S...

Gas Station Angel

Written by

Ed Thomas

~playauthor~Written by~ Ed Thomas

Methuen Drama, 1998

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (15), Female (4), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...Bron meets Ace six days after his house falls into the sea. Their families may share a past of fairies, angels, axe-murderers and chickens, but what do Bron and Ace need with the past when they've got imagination and a tinted-glass, blue...

On the Boards

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The remaining three of the five theatrical innovations by Artaud stimulated directors and actors of the 1960s into finding new opportunities to remake contemporary stage life. I would summarize these innovations as using the stage’s three...

The Breakaway

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The writings of Artaud give a sympathetic reader the feeling that anything is possible in the theatre. Artaud had passionately committed his life to possibilities - that is, to what other people would consider impossibilities. His poet...

Redefinitions

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Artaud’s essay ‘The Theatre and the Plague’ amazingly proposes that one of the great scourges of mankind, the plague, in many ways resembles the theatre which, as an art, consists of some of mankind’s great acts of affirmation. He opens...

Skunk  

Written by

Zawe Ashton

~playauthor~Written by~ Zawe Ashton

Nick Hern Books, 2019

Multiplay Drama

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Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (14), Female (3), Male (6), Unassigned (5)

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...Zawe Ashton's play Skunk is a surreal, dreamlike and comical drama exploring the pressures and transformations that happen to teenagers as they grow up. It was inspired by Kafka's novella The Metamorphosis. The play...