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The Heresy of Love

Written by

Helen Edmundson

~playauthor~Written by~ Helen Edmundson

Nick Hern Books, 2012

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (12), Female (7), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Helen Edmundson's play The Heresy of Love is based on the extraordinary life of Sor (Sister) Juana Inés de la Cruz, a poet, nun and major literary figure of Mexico. The play was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and first...

Coram Boy

Written by

Helen Edmundson

~playauthor~Written by~ Helen Edmundson

Nick Hern Books, 2005

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 63, Roles: Total (21), Female (13), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Helen Edmundson's stage adaptation of Jamila Gavin's Whitbread Award-winning children's novel, Coram Boy (published in 2000), is a Dickensian tale of philanthropy, foundling children, and families both divided and, ultimately, reunited...

The Mill on the Floss

Written by

George Eliot

and

Helen Edmundson

From an original work by

George Eliot

~playauthor~Written by~ George Eliot , Helen Edmundson ~playauthor~From an original work by~ George Eliot

Nick Hern Books, 1994

Playtext

Scenes: 36, Roles: Total (17), Female (7), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Helen Edmundson's adaptation of George Eliot's novel, The Mill on the Floss, was first performed by Shared Experience Theatre Company in association with the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, on 17 March 1994. Outgrowing –...

Orestes: Blood and Light

Written by

Euripides

and

Helen Edmundson

From an original work by

Euripides

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Helen Edmundson ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Euripides

Nick Hern Books, 2006

NHB Classic Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Helen Edmundson’s Orestes is a drama about avenging siblings, exploring the tragedy of human relationships set against the backdrop of war. It is based on Euripides’ Electra. Orestes was first performed by Shared Experience at the Yvonne...
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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 14+ (strong language and racist terms) Recorded through National Theatre Live on 30th May, 2019. Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, Small Island follows three intricately...

Anna Karenina

Written by

Helen Edmundson

and

Leo Tolstoy

From an original work by

Leo Tolstoy

~playauthor~Written by~ Helen Edmundson , Leo Tolstoy ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Leo Tolstoy

Nick Hern Books, 2011

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (18), Female (8), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel, Anna Karenina, is a meditation on the nature of love. It was first performed by Shared Experience at the Theatre Royal, Winchester, on 30 January 1992 at the start of a nationwide tour...

Queen Anne

Written by

Helen Edmundson

~playauthor~Written by~ Helen Edmundson

Nick Hern Books, 2015

Playtext

Acts: 4, Scenes: 35, Roles: Total (18), Female (6), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Helen Edmundson's play Queen Anne tells the story of one of England’s little-known sovereigns, her friendship with Sarah Churchill and the birth of the free press in England at the turn of the 18th century. It was commissioned by the Royal...

Mother Teresa is Dead

Written by

Helen Edmundson

~playauthor~Written by~ Helen Edmundson

Nick Hern Books, 2002

Playtext

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

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...Helen Edmundson's play Mother Teresa is Dead explores the thorny issue of Western guilt towards the Third World. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 20 June 2002 – the first original play of Edmundson...

The Clearing

Written by

Helen Edmundson

~playauthor~Written by~ Helen Edmundson

Nick Hern Books, 1994

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (10), Female (3), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Helen Edmundson’s The Clearing is an original play about the effects of Oliver Cromwell’s military campaign in Ireland. It was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in November 1993. The play is set in Ireland...

Mary Shelley

Written by

Helen Edmundson

~playauthor~Written by~ Helen Edmundson

Nick Hern Books, 2012

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 37, Roles: Total (9), Female (7), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Helen Edmundson's Mary Shelley is a play that explores the extraordinary life of the author of Frankenstein. It was first performed in a co-production between Shared Experience, Nottingham Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse, at the West...