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...George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Martin Sheen lead an all-star cast in a powerful portrait of an American civil rights struggle, written by Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) and directed by Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally, A Few Good Men...
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...In 1947, witty, outspoken, irascible Dalton Trumbo - the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Roman Holiday and Spartacus - went to prison for defying the House Committee on Un-American Activities and became one of the framed Hollywood...
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...The acclaimed comedy trio known as Culture Clash spent three months interviewing about 70 Miami residents for this mix of vignettes about urban renewal, crimes, hurricanes and immigration, as well as where to get a plate of arroz con pollo...
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...In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. Drawing from trial documents, newspaper accounts, and writings...
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...The Trial of Alger Hiss, The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, The Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer. At the height of the cold War, American democracy was challenged by the anti-Communist atmosphere of the McCarthy era. In the Name...

‘I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip …’

Written by

Julia Samuels

~playauthor~Written by~ Julia Samuels

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 7, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (33), Female (33), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...What do you know about abortion? What do you think about it? Why can we debate it as an idea, but not talk about it as an experience?With one in three women in the UK having had an abortion I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip . . ....

Men in Blue

Written by

Luke Barnes

~playauthor~Written by~ Luke Barnes

Oberon Books, 2018

Oberon Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 14

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...A collection of three plays for the Young Vic's participation programme Taking Part, written by award-winning playwright Luke Barnes. 'This is a collection of plays written with and for people who wouldn’t identify themselves...

Mum & Dad

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Gary Owen

~playauthor~Written by~ Gary Owen

Oberon Books, 2016

Oberon Modern Playwrights

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Scenes: 2

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...The new collection of plays from multi-award-winning playwright Gary Owen. Includes the plays: Violence and Son, Iphigenia in Splott, Blackthorn, In the Pipeline, Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian, Love Steals Us From Loneliness and Mum & Dad...

Hoods – human rights abuses omitted from spectacle

Clare Finburgh

Clare Finburgh is a senior lecturer in the department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, UK. He research focuses on French and UK contemporary performance, notably innovations in French modern and contemporary playwriting and directing; and representations of conflict in UK theatre. She has co-written Jean Genet (with David Bradby, 2011), and co-edited Genet: Performance and Politics (2006) and Contemporary French Theatre and Performance (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Watching War on the Twenty-First Century Stage : Spectacles of Conflict

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Tim Robbins’s Embedded, a member of the Chorus, comprising key figures in the administration of the former US president George W. Bush, including Dick (Dick Cheney), Romrom (Donald Rumsfeld) and Wolfy (Paul Wolfowitz), asks, ‘How...
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...Culture Clash brashly explores the San Diego-Tijuana region through satire and humor. Bordertown is based upon interviews the trio conducted with more than 100 people from both sides of the border and from every walk of life. Interviewees...