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Beside Herself

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...St. Dymphna's is a halfway house for people with mental illness. On the board of management there sits Evelyn, an MP's wife, who is struggling desperately to make people like her; helping her father round the house, acceding to colleagues...

Byrthrite

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (12), Female (11), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Set in the seventeenth century, Sarah Daniels' play Byrthrite tells the story of a group of women who, using a variety of tactics and paths, fight back against the growing, male-dominated obsession with herbal medicine, so-called...

Ripen Our Darkness

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (12), Female (7), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Mary doesn't seem to be herself lately: the dinner's never ready on time, the shirts need to be sorted and she barely has the breakfast ready when it's time she was here with the tea. If that weren't enough, she never makes it to Sunday...

The Devil's Gateway

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (10), Female (6), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Second floor flat in Bethnal Green, and the world is looming large over the lives of Betty and her neighbours. If it's not Social Services, then it's Social Security; if not's unemployment, then it's the bomb. Betty and her old friend Enid,...

The Madness of Esme and Shaz

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (8), Female (8), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...'Out of the bleakness and horror, a love story emerged; not a romantic or sexual but one of friendship. I suppose it's a sort of fable about two people who've never experienced love and don't even recognise it when they do, but their lives...

Masterpieces

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (19), Female (7), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Masterpieces is a fiery and uncompromising condemnation of pornography and the objectification of women. The play opens on three couples having dinner in a restaurant, exchanging sexist jokes. The response is varied: some...

The Gut Girls

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...The women of Deptford Foreign Cattle Market are up to their elbows in the guts of animals, working twelve or thirteen hours a day preparing meat for London's butcher shops. They are pilloried, and marginalised, even if they are well-paid...

Head-Rot Holiday

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (9), Female (9), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...It's Christmas and that means, at Penwell Special Hospital – or the 'Head-rot Hotel', a psychiatric prison for women – it's time for the patients to put on their best clothes for the Christmas disco...

Neaptide

Written by

Sarah Daniels

~playauthor~Written by~ Sarah Daniels

Methuen Drama, 1991

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (26), Female (14), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Neaptide by Sarah Daniels is a modern story of custody battles, sexual identity and gender politics, framed around the ancient myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone. Claire is a history teacher at a local school...