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A Life of Galileo

Translated by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , Mark Ravenhill ~playauthor~Translated by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 2013

Modern Plays

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Acts: 1, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (40), Female (7), Male (32), Unassigned (1)

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... spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of authority, Life of Galileo has few equals. This version is translated by Mark Ravenhill....

Ten Plagues

Written by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 2011

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 16

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...London is infected. The dead fall in the streets. As the plague pits fill, the people of London struggle to maintain a society in the face of overwhelming mortality. Based on eye-witness accounts from 1665 and drawing poetic parallels...

The Cane

Written by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

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

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... to mark his retirement.But his home is under siege. A mob of angry students have gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven't left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own...

Scenes from Family Life

Written by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 2010

Play Anthologies

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Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (14), Female (6), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Scenes from Family Life is a charged and punchy play about relationships and the last two people left on earth. Lisa and Jack are teenagers, but they are about to become adults; Lisa is pregnant, and neither of them can...

pool (no water)

Written by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 2008

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (4), Female (0), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Hypnotic and razor-sharp, pool (no water) tears up the ideals of friendship and art, exposing a deep vein of envy. The lines of the script are not assigned to particular characters or parts, but reveal a seething collective experience...

The Coronation of Poppea

Written by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 2011

Modern Plays

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Acts: 1, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (6), Female (4), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...The Coronation of Poppea, freely adapted from the libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello for L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi, depicts the triumphant adultery between Poppea and the Roman emperor Nero. Ravenhill updates...

Faust is Dead

Written by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 2001

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Faust is Dead is about existence: virtual, metaphorical, philosophical and suddenly real. It is a dark, shocking and often brutally funny meditation on our world of virtual reality. The world’s most famous philosopher...

Citizenship

Written by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 2008

Contemporary Dramatists

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Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (13), Female (7), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... people on the internet. Citizenship captures adolescent confusion with a witty and sensitive charm, crackling with humorous and authentic dialogue. Ravenhill’s play was developed as part of the National Theatre Connections 2005 Programme and premiered in the Cottesloe at the National Theatre, London....

Handbag

Written by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 2001

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (11), Female (6), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... is born, fear and infidelity creep into their familial fantasy. Ravenhill introduces Lorraine, whose consumer habits are being intimately studied by Suzanne, and Phil, a young man whom David pays for sex. Running alongside...

Some Explicit Polaroids

Written by

Mark Ravenhill

~playauthor~Written by~ Mark Ravenhill

Methuen Drama, 1999

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Some Explicit Polaroids is a searing and disturbing examination of the gulf between the leftist non-conformism of the eighties, and the pleasure-hungry culture of the late nineties. Nick has been in prison since 1984...