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Husbands and Sons

Written by

D H Lawrence

and

Ben Power

Adapted by

Ben Power

~playauthor~Written by~ D H Lawrence , Ben Power ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Ben Power

Faber and Faber, 2015

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (19), Female (11), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...In Husbands and Sons, Ben Power has interwoven three of D. H. Lawrence’s greatest dramas, The Daughter-in-Law, A Collier’s Friday Night and The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd. Together, they describe the community Lawrence came from with fierce...

Medea

Written by

Euripides

and

Ben Power

Translated by

Ben Power

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Ben Power ~playauthor~Translated by~ Ben Power

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. Ben Power's version of Euripides' tragedy Medea premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2014....

Changing Destiny

Written by

Ben Okri

~playauthor~Written by~ Ben Okri

Methuen Drama, 2021

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 32, Roles: Total (13), Female (1), Male (7), Unassigned (5)

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...Two actors, a thousand characters, and the story of how a kingdom is changed… An epic new adaptation of the 4,000-year-old Egyptian poem about the Warrior King, Sinuhe written by Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri...

The Devil is an Ass

Written by

Ben Jonson

~playauthor~Written by~ Ben Jonson

Nick Hern Books, 1995

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 38, Roles: Total (21), Female (5), Male (16), Unassigned (0)

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...Ben Jonson's play The Devil is an Ass is a Jacobean comedy first performed in 1616 by the King's Men and first published in 1631. The play opens in Hell, with a junior demon called Pug persuading his master Satan to let...

The Alchemist

The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama : An Introduction with Primary Sources

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

Books

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... edition of Ben Jonson’s Works. It is not possible to identify a single source for the play though The Alchemist is obviously indebted to classical drama for its plot structure: the action takes place within twenty-four hours, is set in one...

Critically Civic

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... configuration of social and ritualistic patterns embedded in power structures, such as national and military ceremonies, as well as in civic behaviour such as demonstrations.See PM web-sites: http://publicmovementenglish.blogspot.co.il/...
... sources of support in their everyday lives. This chapter is the outcome of a period of research that took place throughout 2015. Ben attended weekly Melodramatics rehearsals and Jenny documented various art activities supported...
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...Volpone has long been a popular choice as a set text for students. Written by Ben Jonson, it was first produced in 1606 and billed as a comedy, although it also includes elements of tragedy and even animal fable (Volpone is Italian...

Volpone or the Fox

Written by

Ben Jonson

and

Robert Watson

Edited by

Robert Watson

~playauthor~Written by~ Ben Jonson , Robert Watson ~playauthor~Edited by~ Robert Watson

Methuen Drama, 2003

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 39, Roles: Total (20), Female (3), Male (16), Unassigned (1)

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...Volpone is the sharpest, funniest play about money and morals in the seventeenth century – a play still wickedly relevant four centuries later. Jonson’s comedy depicts selfishness thinly veiled by sanctimonious speeches, lust...
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... an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. Helen McCrory takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison...