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...This acclaimed WWII psychological courtroom drama was the sensation of 1954. The play portrays a mutiny of naval officers aboard the U.S.S. Caine. Their suspicions concerning their captain’s sanity lead to their rebellion and a subsequent...
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...The year is 2076, the nation’s Tricentennial. Guns are outlawed, but the last seven surviving weapons are in captivity and on display in your city zoo. Billy the Kid’s colt .45, Andrew Jackson’s dueling pistol, a retired military rifle...
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...Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French...
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...The story of Curt Herzstark, an Austrian industrialist and concentration camp prisoner who was sent by the Nazis to an underground salt mine during the war. While in captivity, he continued his experiments with a device that would...
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...Britain is in crisis. Alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Can it be saved? An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain. Consumed with grief at the death of two of her children, Cymbeline’s judgement...
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...Columbia University Professor, Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong 'to all time' without understanding just how much he was of his time. Schama explores Shakespeare's attitude to the other...

The Acedian Pirates  

Written by

Jay Taylor

~playauthor~Written by~ Jay Taylor

Nick Hern Books, 2016

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Jay Taylor's play The Acedian Pirates is a drama inspired by Greek mythology, exploring military occupation and the morality of war. It was first performed at Theatre503, London, on 26 October 2016, produced by Tara Finney Productions...

Devotion

Written by

Leo Butler

~playauthor~Written by~ Leo Butler

Aurora Metro Books, 2002

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

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

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...Do you believe in paradise? Do you believe in family? Do you believe in god? Do you believe in war? Commissioned and toured by the Theatre Centre, Leo Butler exposes war and its aftermath among a group of confused young people...
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...In Vichy, France, in 1942, nine men are detained under a shadowy pretext. As the tension builds, the men are questioned – are they the sort of people whom the new Nazi regime considers "inferior?" An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance...

Introduction

Christopher DuVal

Christopher DuVal teaches Acting, Stage Combat, and Voice in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah, USA. He has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over fifteen years, co-teaching stage combat skills test classes, acting and fight directing 40 productions. He has also acted, taught, and fight-directed at regional theatres and universities across the United States. He received his MFA from the University of California, where he studied acting with Dr. Robert Cohen. Christopher is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, a Senior Level Instructor of Theatrical Combat with Dueling Arts International, an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and holds a second-degree black belt in Aikido. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stage Combat Arts : An Integrated Approach to Acting, Voice and Text Work + Video

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Framework The art of armed and unarmed stage combat thrills actors and audiences alike. The cut-and-thrust athleticism of fights in movies, stage productions, and in television can be tremendously appealing. While the specific techniques...