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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

Playtext

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 BFG

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2

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...One night at the orphanage, Sophie can’t sleep. When she looks out the window, she sees a giant blowing dreams into children’s heads through their bedroom windows. Realising he’s been spotted, the Big Friendly Giant grabs Sophie and takes...

The Unplugging

Written by

Yvette Nolan

~playauthor~Written by~ Yvette Nolan

Playwrights Canada Press, 2013

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Forced to rely upon traditional wisdom for their survival, Elena and Bern retreat from the remains of civilization to a freezing, desolate landscape where they attempt to continue their lives after the end of the world. When a charismatic...

The Chosen Ones

Written by

Elena Popova

~playauthor~Written by~ Elena Popova

Aurora Metro Books, 1999

Aurora Metro Books

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (7), Female (4), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Irina lives with her father, her daughter, her husband and his mistress in their decaying apartment, longing to change her life but with little hope of escape...

Me, Torture, and Your Love  

Translated by

A. Al-Azraki

and

James Al-Shamma

~playauthor~Written by~ Awatif Naeem , A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma ~playauthor~Translated by~ A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma

Methuen Drama, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

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

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...The two characters, one wealthy and one poor before the new order are now reduced to a common plight, find hope in their desperate situation by recognising their common roots in their suffering country...

The Mill: Part IV: Ash

Written by

Damien Atkins

~playauthor~Written by~ Damien Atkins

Playwrights Canada Press, 2011

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

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

Playtext

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

and

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...