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Our Country's Good

Edited by

Bill Naismith

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker , Bill Naismith ~playauthor~Edited by~ Bill Naismith

Methuen Drama, 1995

Student Editions

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (22), Female (5), Male (17), Unassigned (0)

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...In Australia, 1788, a young lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country – with only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts and a leading lady who is about to be hanged. When...

After Darwin

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker

Faber and Faber, 2002

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Millie, a director, discusses with her actors, Ian and Tom, how to interpret two famous historical figures from the nineteenth century. It's 1831. The naturalist Charles Darwin is invited to travel with Robert Fitzroy into uncharted waters...

Winter Hill

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker

Faber and Faber, 2017

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (8), Female (8), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...One evening, a group of women gather in a half-built structure on a moorland hill. Is it a chance to have a drink with friends? Is it a book club discussing famous heroines? Or is it a revolution? Set in the near future...

Our Ajax  

From an original work by

Sophocles

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker , Sophocles ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Sophocles

Faber and Faber, 2013

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Torn between army politics and the love of his soldiers on the front line, a legendary leader spirals out of control. Inspired by Sophocles’ classical play, Our Ajax draws on interviews with contemporary servicemen...

Three Birds Alighting on a Field

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 21, Roles: Total (24), Female (12), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...In these days few individual works of art can be as expensive as paintings. Auction houses and galleries vie with each other to make them so, sometimes discreetly helping purchasers to match their bids with cash. Some paintings are valuable...

The Line

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker

Faber and Faber, 2009

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...How did you learn to draw a line that is so ferocious and so supple? There is no question Mademoiselle. You are one...
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...You say you want a Revolution? The story of this country’s struggle for independence is told with a fresh slant and theatrical inventiveness. As Thomas Jefferson struggles to find the right words to frame a nation, a young Quaker must weigh...

Jefferson’s Garden

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker

Faber and Faber, 2015

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 25, Roles: Total (21), Female (7), Male (12), Unassigned (2)

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...America. 1776. Christian is a Quaker. His family came to America to live in peace. But he is a young man fired up by dreams of revolution. Should he defy his community and pick up a gun? Thomas Jefferson...

The Love of the Nightingale

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 21, Roles: Total (24), Female (14), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...In return for aid in war, King Pandion of Athens gives his daughter in marriage to Tereus, King of Thrace. But once in Thrace, Procne misses her sister Philomele and sets out to fetch her from Athens. On the way back Tereus deceives...

New Anatomies

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (18), Female (8), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...New Anatomies was first performed at the ICA, London, in 1982...