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The Emperor and The Nightingale

Written by

Neil Duffield

~playauthor~Written by~ Neil Duffield

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books

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Acts: 2

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...In ancient China, the young emperor Wu is kept a virtual prisoner in his palace by his scheming guardian, Li Si. For Wu, the world outside the Forbidden City is a dangerous place. But when he hears Xiao, a young peasant girl, talk...

Glow

Written by

Manjinder Virk

~playauthor~Written by~ Manjinder Virk

Aurora Metro Books, 2003

Aurora Metro Books

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Acts: 1, Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...A teenage girl becomes a boxing champion and learns to face the loss of her mother...

Mess

Written by

Caroline Horton

~playauthor~Written by~ Caroline Horton

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Josephine is putting on a play – Boris and Sistahl help. The play is about anorexia but we are exhorted not to let put us off – they are used to the big issues, and today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room...

The Mill: Part IV: Ash

Written by

Damien Atkins

~playauthor~Written by~ Damien Atkins

Playwrights Canada Press, 2011

Playwrights Canada Press

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Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...In part four, Ash, the mill stands: battered and surrounded by ash. Inside, five young people cling to life. Can hope take root on such poisoned ground...

carried away on the crest of a wave

Written by

David Yee

~playauthor~Written by~ David Yee

Playwrights Canada Press, 2014

Playwrights Canada Press

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Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (18), Female (4), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...From the shore of Ko Phi Phi in Thailand to a suburb in Utah to a mysterious Kafkaesque hole in the ground, carried away on the crest of a wave gives us brief glimpses into the lives of a sphinx-like escort, a grieving father, a conflicted...

Prometheus Bound

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

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Frederic Raphael

~playauthor~Written by~ Aeschylus , Kenneth McLeish , Frederic Raphael ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish , Frederic Raphael

Methuen Drama, 1991

Classical Dramatists

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Roles: Total (8), Female (0), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Prometheus the Titan, cousin of Zeus, has given mankind fire. Further, he has thwarted Zeus's plan to obliterate the human race, and, in saving them, has taught them many arts, from writing to agriculture, architecture to medicine. His...

Rick: The Rick Hansen Story

Written by

Dennis Foon

~playauthor~Written by~ Dennis Foon

Playwrights Canada Press, 2011

Playwrights Canada Press

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Fifteen-year-old Rick Hansen is confident, outgoing, and the star of his high-school basketball team. He has his whole life planned out, until a tragic accident severs his spinal cord, leaving him in a wheelchair. Rick's accident forces him...

Airswimming

Written by

Charlotte Jones

~playauthor~Written by~ Charlotte Jones

Faber and Faber, 2004

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 16

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...A young woman from high society is wrenched from her world of luxury and incarcerated in St. Dymphna’s Hospital for the Criminally Insane. With no idea of the reason of her imprisonment, bewildered Persephone retreats into her own fantasy...

Merlin and the Cave of Dreams

Written by

Charles Way

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Way

Aurora Metro Books, 2005

Aurora Metro Books

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Finalist in the Helen Hayes Awards, USA. The King is dead and the Green Kingdom is in turmoil. Only Merlin knows that the future lies in the hands of young Arthur. Taken away from the only home he's known, Arthur slumbers in Merlin's Cave...

Oil and Water

Written by

Robert Chafe

~playauthor~Written by~ Robert Chafe

Playwrights Canada Press, 2016

Playwrights Canada Press

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...In 1942 the USS Truxton, a ship carrying over a hundred soldiers, ran aground off the Burin Peninsula killing most of its men. Lanier Phillips, the sole African American survivor of the wreck, is rescued and cared for by the locals, where...