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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...
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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 …’

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 . . ....

Theatre in the 2000s

Modern British Playwriting: 2000 – 2009 : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

Books

...‘What’s so great about history? It’s just one fucking thing after another.’Contrary to this popular quotation, adapted to great comic effect in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys Popular twentieth century saying, attributed...

The Robben Island Shakespeare

Written by

Matthew Hahn

~playauthor~Written by~ Matthew Hahn

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (15), Female (0), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...During the Apartheid years in South Africa, a copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare was smuggled around the prison on Robben Island. The book’s significance resides in the fact that the book's owner, Sonny Venkatratham, passed...

Punts

Written by

Sarah Page

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Page

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...You want me to have full penetrative sex with your son, right? I just wanted to, you know, check. Jack, a young man with a learning disability, lives at home, cared for by his devoted parents. Like most...