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The Cherry Orchard

Written by

Anton Chekhov

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Gary Owen

Adapted by

Gary Owen

~playauthor~Written by~ Anton Chekhov , Gary Owen ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Gary Owen

Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (7), Female (5), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Pembrokeshire, 1982. Things are going to change. This radical reworking of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard places the action in early 80s Wales, at the dawn of another revolution – the Thatcher regime. Bloumfield sits...

In the Pipeline

Written by

Gary Owen

~playauthor~Written by~ Gary Owen

Oberon Books, 2010

Oberon Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...A massive liquid gas line tears through the countryside of west Wales. Gary Owen opens the doors to three of the residents in the port of Milford Haven, Andrew, Dai and Joan, who are caught in the path of this terrifying phenomenon....

Perfect Match

Written by

Gary Owen

~playauthor~Written by~ Gary Owen

Oberon Books, 2013

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (2)

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... of everyone in the world, guaranteeing to find your soul mate. Anna looks at Joe and wonders. Gary Owen's warm, wise and very funny comedy asks if it's possible to find our perfect partner, or whether we're better off leaving it to chance. Can our ideals of romantic love ever compete with reality?...

Love Steals us from Loneliness

Written by

Gary Owen

~playauthor~Written by~ Gary Owen

Oberon Books, 2010

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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... with Sherman Cymru, brought Gary Owen, one of Wales’ foremost playwrights back to his hometown of Bridgend in October 2010 with Love Steals Us From Loneliness....

Conclusion: Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice in Popular Culture

Gary Day

Gary Day recently retired as principal lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, where he taught courses on the history of drama, the eighteenth century, modernism, contemporary drama and contemporary fiction. He is the author of Literary Criticism: A New History (2008) and Modernist Literature: 1890–1950 (2010). He has edited a dozen books, including The Wiley Encyclopaedia of British Eighteenth Century Literature (2015) with Jack Lynch. He has contributed to the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism and to the Oxford Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. He has also been a regular columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Story of Drama : Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

Books

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... Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People (2011), London : Portobello Books, 2011 and Owen Jones...

Mum & Dad

Written by

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...

Iphigenia in Splott

Written by

Gary Owen

~playauthor~Written by~ Gary Owen

Oberon Books, 2015

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...What gets me through is knowing I took this pain, and saved all of you from suffering the same. Stumbling down Clifton Street at 11:30 a.m. drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you'd avoid eye contact with, silently...

Violence and Son

Written by

Gary Owen

~playauthor~Written by~ Gary Owen

Oberon Books, 2015

Oberon Modern Plays

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Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...People know, you're my boy. And they know better than to lay a fucking finger on you. See? You are safer here with me, than you have ever been. Liam's 17 years old, loves Dr Who and has lost his mum. He has had...

Blackthorn

Written by

Gary Owen

~playauthor~Written by~ Gary Owen

Oberon Books, 2010

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 26, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... comic new play by Gary Owen about the clash between the newcomers with their expectations and the way of life a Welsh farmer holds dear . . ....

Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian

Written by

Gary Owen

~playauthor~Written by~ Gary Owen

Oberon Books, 2010

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Friendships grow in the most unlikely of places. Mrs Reynolds is a little old lady. Jay is a troubled youth. When he vandalises her lovingly tended garden, the authorities send him back to help her fix it. It seems a recipe for disaster -...