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Messiah

Written by

Martin Sherman

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Sherman

Methuen Drama, 2003

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

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

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...Through the story of a seventeenth-century Sephardic Rabbi widely greeted as the Messiah, Martin Sherman examines religious fanaticism and obsessive orthodoxy through the eyes of the intelligent, analytical Rachel...

Onassis

Written by

Martin Sherman

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Sherman

Methuen Drama, 2010

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (1)

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...Onassis is based on the life of the wealthy shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, an explosive account of how those in positions of enormous power and wealth often live lives detached from the realities and moralities of everyday existence...

Bent

Written by

Martin Sherman

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Sherman

Methuen Drama, 2003

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (15), Female (0), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...Martin Sherman’s most famous play, Bent is a shattering tragedy about the treatment of homosexual men under the Nazi regime; its raw, harrowing depiction of extreme persecution and punishment lifted briefly by human connection has become...

Gently Down the Stream  

Written by

Martin Sherman

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Sherman

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

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

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...Beau, a pianist expat living in London, meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it,...

Aristo

Written by

Martin Sherman

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Sherman

Methuen Drama, 2008

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Aristo, based on the life of the wealthy shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, is an explosive account of how those in positions of enormous power and wealth often live lives detached from the realities and moralities of everyday existence...

Cracks

Written by

Martin Sherman

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Sherman

Methuen Drama, 2003

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Cracks is a farcical whodunit, a psychedelic and satiric twist on the Agatha Christie plot of eight party guests, a blackout and a murder. The deceased – a rockstar named Rick – was shot in the middle of practising a wild...

Rose

Written by

Martin Sherman

~playauthor~Written by~ Martin Sherman

Methuen Drama, 2003

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Martin Sherman’s monologue play is a sharply detailed portrait of an elderly Jewish woman, the Rose of the title, remembering an extraordinary life, and providing an affecting reminder of some of the events that shaped the twentieth...

A Passage to India

Written by

E.M. Forster

and

Martin Sherman

~playauthor~Written by~ E.M. Forster , Martin Sherman

Methuen Drama, 2002

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (15), Female (5), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Before deciding whether to marry Chandrapore's local magistrate, Adela Quested wants to discover the "real India" for herself. Newly arrived from England, she agrees to see the famous Marabar Caves with the charming Dr Aziz. In the heat...