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The Unthinkable

Written by

Steve Waters

~playauthor~Written by~ Steve Waters

Nick Hern Books, 2004

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

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...The Unthinkable is a political fable for the Blair generation that dramatises the fate of a group of influential left-wing students. The five founding members of think tank, Polis, have met to toast the success...

Ignorance / Jahiliyyah

Written by

Steve Waters

~playauthor~Written by~ Steve Waters

Nick Hern Books, 2012

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Ignorance/Jahiliyyah is another political play from Steve Waters that delves into the life and legacy of Egyptian poet Sayyid Qutb whose writings have come to shape relations between the West and radical Islamists. It’s...

World Music

Written by

Steve Waters

~playauthor~Written by~ Steve Waters

Nick Hern Books, 2003

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

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... community leader, Jean, seeks refuge in the European city having been exiled from his homeland. The second part of the play shifts the action to Irundi and time rewinds as we see a younger Geoff gradually fall in love with Africa. Waters explores...

Temple

Written by

Steve Waters

~playauthor~Written by~ Steve Waters

Nick Hern Books, 2015

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

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...Steve Waters' play Temple is a fictionalised account of the occupation of the area outside St Paul's Cathedral in London by the protest movement Occupy London in October 2011, and the subsequent enforced eviction of the protesters....

Little Platoons

Written by

Steve Waters

~playauthor~Written by~ Steve Waters

Nick Hern Books, 2011

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (11), Female (5), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... But the vision of the Big Society they seek to create tears their lives apart. Waters’ play opens up the debate around free schools and highlights the double standards that some people apply when it comes to schooling their children....

Fast Labour

Written by

Steve Waters

~playauthor~Written by~ Steve Waters

Nick Hern Books, 2008

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Steve Waters’ Fast Labour focuses on the growing culture of human exploitation in the UK focusing specifically on the experience of migrant workers. In the Ukraine, Victor had a business, a family and a home, but things...

The Contingency Plan

Written by

Steve Waters

~playauthor~Written by~ Steve Waters

Nick Hern Books, 2009

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Acts: 4, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... with an urgent intensity which reflects the state of national emergency in which England finds itself. Waters blends the personal with the political turning this large-scale play into a compelling human drama....

Limehouse

Written by

Steve Waters

~playauthor~Written by~ Steve Waters

Nick Hern Books, 2017

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

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...Steve Waters' play Limehouse is a dramatisation of the clandestine meeting of the so-called Gang of Four that in 1981 led to a breakaway from the UK Labour Party and ultimately the formation of the Social Democratic party. It was first...

Fathoming: The Tempest and King Lear

Steve Mentz

Steve Mentz is Associate Professor of English at St. John's University in New York City, USA, where he teaches Shakespeare and Renaissance literature. He is author of Romance for Sale in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2006) and co-editor of Rogues and Early Modern English Culture (Michigan, 2004). His maritime research has been supported by the Folger Shakespeare Library, the John Carter Brown Library, Mystic Seaport, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Maritime Museum in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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At the Bottom of Shakespeare’s Ocean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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... Bringing these waters together enables the plays to shed light on our literature’s pervasive ocean-dreams. The Francophone Caribbean poet Édouard Glissant’s prose-poem “Ocean,” which provides the epigraphs to this chapter, frames the sea...

Keeping Watch: Othello

Steve Mentz

Steve Mentz is Associate Professor of English at St. John's University in New York City, USA, where he teaches Shakespeare and Renaissance literature. He is author of Romance for Sale in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2006) and co-editor of Rogues and Early Modern English Culture (Michigan, 2004). His maritime research has been supported by the Folger Shakespeare Library, the John Carter Brown Library, Mystic Seaport, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Maritime Museum in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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At the Bottom of Shakespeare’s Ocean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Books

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... a daughter of the Venetian sea-empire, but his poetic language, including his final reference to his “journey’s end … [the] butt / And very sea-mark of [his] utmost sail” (5.2.265–6), tries to limit the waters and mark the unmarkable. It’s...