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A Woman of No Importance

Written by

Oscar Wilde

and

Ian Small

Edited by

Ian Small

~playauthor~Written by~ Oscar Wilde , Ian Small ~playauthor~Edited by~ Ian Small

Methuen Drama, 2004

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (15), Female (7), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...A Woman of No Importance fuses comedy of manners with high melodrama, a serious protest against Victorian gender inequality ornately framed with perfect witticisms. At Lady Hunstanton’s country house party, the quips...

Lady Windermere's Fan

Written by

Oscar Wilde

and

Ian Small

Edited by

Ian Small

~playauthor~Written by~ Oscar Wilde , Ian Small ~playauthor~Edited by~ Ian Small

Methuen Drama, 2002

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (16), Female (9), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...With its author's trademark wit, social satire and outrageous paradox, Wilde’s play shows us the destructiveness of gossip and superficial judgement, and examines the ambiguous sexual morality and gender politics at the heart of the British...

Othello’s Black Handkerchief

Othello: The State of Play

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014

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... and foremost an expensive luxury item dating back to the medieval period. Found several times in the wardrobe accounts of Richard II during the 1380s, orders for ‘small pieces of linen made to be given to the lord king for blowing and covering his...

Theatrical Bowerbirds: Received Stanislavsky and the Tyranny of Distance in Australian Actor Training

Stanislavsky in the World : The System and its Transformations Across Continents

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... and to make a small beckoning gesture with the fingers of each hand. The partner was to wait until they felt ready, and then to turn away, walking the length of the studio, leaving their partner, beckoning. Shortly afterwards – perhaps the next week...

Performance History

Romeo and Juliet : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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2

... Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (‘A Play of Bullets: Ram-Leela’) is a 2013 Indian adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, set in a small town in Gujarat amidst gunrunning and violent crime; another Indian adaptation of the same year,...

Royal Court Theatre Butterworth, Jez The Winterling The Winterling and Leavings: Becoming a Stranger

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The Winterling was staged at the Royal Court in March 2006, reuniting the team of Ian Rickson (director), Ultz (designer) and Stephen Warbeck (composer) from Mojo and The Night Heron. Like The Night Heron and other...

‘A Gallery of Images’: From the Aberystwyth Students

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Howard Barker’s Theatre : Wrestling with Catastrophe

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... sy’n Llechu theatre company, and who are still involved at the heart of its activities 30 years on: Richard Lynch and Roger Owen. Owen’s essay, ‘Demolition Needs a Drawing Too’, Roger Owen, in David Ian Rabey and Karoline...

Performance and Critical Perspectives

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... pure. The Home Counties reach out for Wiltshire. Perhaps Globalizer is the real super villain here, along with his sidekicks Megalopolis and Worldwidewebbo. It’s a small world after all: no room (no need) for Roosters. We can fertilize...

Butterworth, Jez Jerusalem Jerusalem: The Keys to The Forest

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... perform the play’s central role, about the myth of St George, and readings of ‘some of Ted Hughes’s tougher, fiercer poems’. Nightingale, B., ‘In Conversation: Benedict Nightingale meets with Jez Butterworth and Ian Rickson’; programme...

Butterworth, Jez Mojo (stage play) Mojo, Birthday Girl: What will Happen?

David Ian Rabey

David Ian Rabey is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Aberystwyth University, UK. His writing includes Howard Barker: Politics and Desire (1989, 2009), Howard Barker: Ecstasy and Death (2009), English Drama Since 1940 (2003), David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience (1997); as co-editor, Theatre of Catastrophe (with Karoline Gritzner, 2006) and Howard Barker's Art of Theatre (with Sarah Goldingay, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and

Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... are the men with the small gun’ (Sweets is more dismayed that his own name apparently carries no weight with the dealer; significantly, both Sweets and Potts try to claim credit for the firearm initiative, actually proposed by Mickey). Potts...