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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...

An Ending

Daniel Schulze

Daniel Schulze is a teaching fellow in English Literature and Culture at the University of Würzburg, Germany. He combines artistic practice with scholarly research and teaching, and has worked in professional theatre as personal assistant to director Robert Wilson. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authenticity in Contemporary Theatre and Performance : Make it Real

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...#128: ‘Don’t waste your time; get to the real thing. Sure, what’s “real”? Still, try to get to it.’ A time of authenticity: A zeitgeist diagnosis This study is as much a diagnosis of the zeitgeist as it is a study...
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...Adapted directly from the actual transcripts, Unquestioned Integrity examines the notorious Senate Confirmation hearings when law professor Anita Hill charged Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment. An L.A. Theatre...

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

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Julia Samuels

~playauthor~Written by~ Julia Samuels

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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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 . . ....

Hoods – human rights abuses omitted from spectacle

Clare Finburgh

Clare Finburgh is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK. As well as writing on British theatre and war, she specializes in French critical theory and theatre. She has co-written Jean Genet (with David Bradby, 2011) and co-edited Genet Politics and Performance (2006), Contemporary French Theatre and Performance (2011) and Rethinking Absurdist Theatre: Ecology, the Environment and the Greening of the Modern Stage (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015). 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...