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Twelfth Night : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden, 2014

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... they believed it served the higher goal of spreading Christian truth. See Randall Martin , ‘Shakespearian Biography, Biblical Allusion, and Early Modern Practices...

Victim  

Written by

Martin Murphy

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Murphy

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (2), Female (2), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Performed as a one-woman show, Victim follows the power struggle between prison guard Tracey and criminal Siobhan as they come face-to-face with a notorious inmate. As they both muse on their lives outside the prison walls, we come to learn...

Villain  

Written by

Martin Murphy

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Murphy

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Tired of her highly paid sales job, Rachel makes a move into social work only to find herself involved in a controversial case bringing her into the media's unforgiving gaze. Villain tells the story of a woman who wants to make...

Introduction: The Dark Draws In

Adam Alston

Adam Alston is a Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Surrey, UK. His research explores the aesthetics and politics of immersive theatre, and work and labour in contemporary theatre and performance. He is a founding member of Curious Directive and part of a small editorial team for Contemporary Theatre Review's newly launched online resource. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Welton

Martin Welton is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies in the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University of London, UK. His research is concerned with practical and critical approaches to movement and the senses in performance. He is the author of the monograph Feeling Theatre (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre in the Dark : Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... what is specifically made to be seen to come out of darkness as a primal medium for the theatre. While darkness also pervades Beckett’s literary fiction, especially Murphy (1938) (see Knowlson 1972: passim), it was only in theatre...

Introduction

Christopher Innes

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Christopher Innes is a Professor of English at York University, Canada, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Performance and Culture. He is the author of many books on modern drama and theatre history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Middeke

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Middeke Martin (born 24 April 1963 in Paderborn) is a German literary scholar and Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Matthew C. Roudané

Dr Matthew Roudané is Professor of English and Chair at Georgia State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Peter Paul Schnierer

Dr Peter Paul Schnierer is the Chair of English Literature at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... Martin and Robin Williams. Today the practice continues as producers and playwrights sometimes transfer their works from regional theatres to New York City, at other times going directly to Broadway, and, box office receipts in mind,...