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Peer Gynt

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1987

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 38, Roles: Total (43), Female (11), Male (32), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
... to the play, translator and editor Michael Meyer says: ‘Peer Gynt is an emperor manqué, searching to discover what he is Emperor of – to find at the end that the one thing of which he was meant to be, and was not, Emperor, was himself....

Uncle Vanya

Written by

Anton Chekhov

and

Michael Frayn

Translated by

Michael Frayn

~playauthor~Written by~ Anton Chekhov , Michael Frayn ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Frayn

Methuen Drama, 2005

Student Editions

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Anton Chekhov’s painful drama of purposeless lives was rewritten from an earlier unsuccessful play called The Wood Demon (1889). Uncle Vanya was first seen in Stanislavsky’s production at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1899....

The Priory

Written by

Michael Wynne

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Wynne

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... group of her closest friends, she is keen to start the coming year afresh. But successful, stressed-out thirtysomethings in search of a good time can make for one very fearsome party... and some surprising resolutions. Michael Wynne's The Priory premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in November 2009....

John Philip Kemble

Garrick, Kemble, Siddons, Kean Volume II : Great Shakespeareans

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

Books

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... Sian Thomas , ‘Lady Macbeth’, in Michael Dobson , ed., Performing Shakespeare’s Tragedies Today: The Actor’s...

Lent

Written by

Michael Wilcox

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Wilcox

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

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

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...Set in an Edwardian boarding school in Berkshire, that was based on the preparatory school that his own family owned and operated, Michael Wilcox’s Lent is a semi-autobiographical account of boyhood and developing sexuality. As it depicts...
... Exactly when the young playwright befriended Valentin is unclear, but Michael Schulte suggests that it was as early as 1918, when they planned to write a play together entitled Herr Meier und sein Sohn (Herr Meier and his Son) (1982: 167)....

Canvas

Written by

Michael Wynne

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Wynne

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (10), Female (7), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Justine and Alan need to get away from it all. And what better way than camping on a farm in the Welsh countryside? So long as that's camping with all the luxuries, of course: real beds, wood burning stoves and an espresso machine. Sharing...

Accounts

Written by

Michael Wilcox

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Wilcox

Methuen Drama, 1997

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...A rural counterpart to the urban Rents, according to author Michael Wilcox, Accounts touches on the same themes of homosexuality, money, and survival that the former play introduces. As teenage brothers Andy and Donald Mawson cope...

Tuesday  

Written by

Michael Bhim

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Bhim

Methuen Drama, 2016

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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... on a self-revelatory journey, with interesting results. Written by Alfred Fagon Award-winning playwright Michael Bhim, Tuesday is a dark and tense comedy of self-discovery. It was first performed at the White Bear theatre in Kennington, London, on 18 October 2016. ...

Performing the Collective. Heiner Müller’s ‘Alone with These Bodies’ (‘Allein mit diesen Leibern’) as a Piece for Postdramatic Theatre

Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

Books

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...All translations in this chapter are my own unless otherwise noted.As Hans-Thies Lehmann writes in 1987, ‘the politics of a text is not determined by the theses it contains, rather by the manner in which it organises these [theses...