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Other Funny Stories about Cancer

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Brian Lobel

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Lobel

Oberon Books, 2012

Oberon Modern Plays

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...Other Funny Stories about Cancer premiered at Live Bait Theater, Chicago in 2006. In it, author Brian Lobel shares his experiences, infusing the “cancer story” with an urgency and humour which is sometimes inappropriate, often salacious...

Rejoicing at Her Wondrous Vulva the Young Woman Applauded Herself

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Bella Heesom

~playauthor~Written by~ Bella Heesom

Oberon Books, 2019

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 14

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...Why would a confident, 21st century woman feel inadequate when talking to her partner about sex?  Rejoicing at Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman...

Tony Kushner’s Angels in America

Ken Nielsen

Ken Nielsen is in The Princeton Writing Program at Princeton University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Angels in America paved a new way for American theatre in its combination of heightened theatricality and politics. Tony Kushner has emerged as one of the American theatre's leading playwrights and productions worldwide have meant...

I Heart Maths

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James Ley

~playauthor~Written by~ James Ley

Oberon Books, 2011

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...A heartbroken statistics lecturer goes on a quest to find his ideal man using a pseudo-Darwinian theory. Undeterred by his ball-busting colleague and blind to the affections of a love-struck student he journeys into the abyss. But no matter...

Performance and/as Theatre

R. Darren Gobert

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R. Darren Gobert specialises in comparative drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre at York University, Canada, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Graduate Programme in Theatre and Performance Studies. His works include The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater (2013). He is editor of the journal Modern Drama. 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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Erin Hurley

R. Darren Gobert specialises in comparative drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre at York University, Canada, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Graduate Programme in Theatre and Performance Studies. His publications include The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater. He is incoming editor of the journal Modern Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Caryl Churchill

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Performance has animated every text of Churchill’s career. It is central to a play such as Far Away, with its nonverbal parade of hatted prisoners, or Mad Forest, with its reliance on foreign text most spectators cannot understand. It makes...

Derivatives; Or Capitalism and The Theatre

R. Darren Gobert

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R. Darren Gobert specialises in comparative drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre at York University, Canada, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Graduate Programme in Theatre and Performance Studies. His works include The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater (2013). He is editor of the journal Modern Drama. 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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Erin Hurley

R. Darren Gobert specialises in comparative drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre at York University, Canada, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Graduate Programme in Theatre and Performance Studies. His publications include The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater. He is incoming editor of the journal Modern Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Caryl Churchill

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...In Churchill’s teleplay The After-Dinner Joke – directed by Colin Bucksey and broadcast on the BBC on 14 February 1978 – the protagonist, Selby, undergoes a classic journey from innocence to experience. At the beginning of the play, she...

‘Masculine Women and Effeminate Men’: Gender and Sexuality on the Modernist Stage

Rebecca D’Monté

Rebecca D’Monte is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her publications include Cool Britannia? British Political Drama in the 1990s, co-edited with Graham Saunders. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Theatre and Performance 1900–1950

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Penny Farfan The centrality of female characters in modern drama has been widely recognised, and also the complexity of the figure of the ‘New Woman’ in both her conservative and progressive aspects, but the modernist period saw...

BLUSH

Written by

Charlie Josephine

~playauthor~Written by~ Charlie Josephine

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...BLUSH, written in response to an article about 'revenge pornography', explores shame, sexual abuse and society's defined gender roles. It enjoyed a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it picked up The Stage Edinburgh Award...

Identity and The Body

R. Darren Gobert

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R. Darren Gobert specialises in comparative drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre at York University, Canada, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Graduate Programme in Theatre and Performance Studies. His works include The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater (2013). He is editor of the journal Modern Drama. 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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Erin Hurley

R. Darren Gobert specialises in comparative drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre at York University, Canada, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Graduate Programme in Theatre and Performance Studies. His publications include The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater. He is incoming editor of the journal Modern Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Caryl Churchill

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...In Churchill’s 1968 radio play Identical Twins, each of the play’s titular characters, Clive and Teddy, struggles to understand who he is in light of his overwhelming sameness to his brother. Even after fleeing one another...

Other Critical Perspectives

R. Darren Gobert

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R. Darren Gobert specialises in comparative drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre at York University, Canada, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Graduate Programme in Theatre and Performance Studies. His works include The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater (2013). He is editor of the journal Modern Drama. 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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Erin Hurley

R. Darren Gobert specialises in comparative drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre at York University, Canada, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Graduate Programme in Theatre and Performance Studies. His publications include The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater. He is incoming editor of the journal Modern Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Caryl Churchill

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...The ‘Picasso’ of Modern British Playwrights Elaine Aston Elaine Aston is Professor of Contemporary Performance at Lancaster University, UK. Her monographs include Theatre As Sign-System (1991, with George Savona...