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The Taste of the Town  

Written by

Nick Dear

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Dear

Faber and Faber, 2018

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (14), Female (7), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...A sequel to The Art of Success, The Taste of the Town begins in Chiswick some thirty years after the first play. Hogarth, now a famous artist, is still at odds with the world, and with his wife. Facing public ridicule for what he considers...

The Promise

Written by

Nick Dear

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Dear

Faber and Faber, 2002

Faber Drama

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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... hope which keeps them alive: the promise of a better future. Arbuzov's classic of the 1960s is revived here in Nick Dear's stunning adaptation for the Tricycle Theatre, London in 2002....

The Dark Earth and the Light Sky

Written by

Nick Dear

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Dear

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Deep in the Hampshire countryside Edward Thomas, disaffected husband, exhausted father and tormented writer, scrapes a living. In 1913 he meets American poet Robert Frost and everything changes. As their friendship blossoms Edward writes...

Dedication

Written by

Nick Dear

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Dear

Faber and Faber, 2016

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Patron? Collaborator? Employer? Voyeur? Lover? Questioned about the nature of his relationship with the 3rd Earl of Southampton, William Shakespeare is on trial. The evidence: tender poems, financial dependency, attempted revolution. Dedication by Nick Dear premiered at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in September 2016....

In the Ruins

Written by

Nick Dear

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Dear

Faber and Faber, 2000

Faber Drama

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

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... In the Ruins unpicks the psychological reality of the Mad King. Nick Dear’s In the Ruins was first broadcast by BBC Radio 3 in June 1984....

The Villains' Opera

Written by

Nick Dear

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Dear

Faber and Faber, 2000

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (35), Female (15), Male (20), Unassigned (0)

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... levels of criminal activity. In Nick Dear's contemporary version of Gay's The Beggars' Opera, we are shown a modern London teeming with petty thieves, gangland hoods, corrupt politicians and bent coppers. The Villans' Opera premiered at the National Theatre, London, in April 2000....

Frankenstein

Written by

Nick Dear

and

Mary Shelley

From an original work by

Mary Shelley

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Dear , Mary Shelley ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Mary Shelley

Faber and Faber, 2011

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 30, Roles: Total (18), Female (5), Male (11), Unassigned (2)

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...Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie...

Zenobia

Written by

Nick Dear

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Dear

Faber and Faber, 2000

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (25), Female (2), Male (23), Unassigned (0)

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... and accommodation, about principles and their dismemberment, about survival. History, here, is something you’ve got to get through.' from Nick Dear's introduction. Zenobia was first performed at the Young Vic, London, on 2 August 1995, in a co-production with the Royal Shakespeare Company....

Power

Written by

Nick Dear

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Dear

Faber and Faber, 2003

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Some say power's an illusion. But Louis is the master of illusion. He has turned government into a spectacle, politics into a circus. Nick Dear's new play on the origins of the Sun King is a dark and dazzling tale of ambition, corruption and illusion. The play premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London, in June 2003....

The Art of Success

Written by

Nick Dear

~playauthor~Written by~ Nick Dear

Faber and Faber, 2000

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (10), Female (5), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... The Art of Success by Nick Dear was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, in July 1986....