Author: Jon Brittain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350018341

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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No, Alice, I don't want to become a man, I just want to stop trying to be a woman. It's New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one. Now Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask . . . does this mean she's straight? A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home. Rotterdam received its world premiere at Theatre503, London, in October 2015, before transferring to Trafalgar Studios, London, in May 2016.
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Author: Jon Brittain,Matthew Floyd Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350058645

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 80

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A fun, silly and sad show for anyone whose brain isn't always on their side. Sally's a happy person. She doesn't let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she's got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn't the person she wants to be....But she doesn't want anyone to know about it. Written by Olivier Award-winner Jon Brittain with original music by Matthew Floyd Jones this new musical comedy mixes storytelling, live music and sketch comedy.
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Author: Zoe Cooper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350058920

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 64

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Meet Jess and Joe. They want to tell you their story. Joe is Norfolk born and bred and wears wellies. Jess holidays there with her au pair and is slightly too tubby for her summer dresses. They are miles apart even when they stand next to each other. This is a story of growing up, fitting in (or not), boys, girls, secrets, scotch eggs and maybe even love, but most of all, it's about friendship. Spanning several summer holidays, Jess and Joe Forever is an unusual coming of age tale that explores rural life and what it means to belong somewhere, if you can really belong anywhere. A layered and thoughtful play about finding your place in the world when you only know a small corner of it. This edition was published to coincide with House Theatre's production at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 2017.
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Author: Steve Gilroy

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849438633

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Extraordinary stories, ordinary lives. This powerful and moving drama shares the stories of women whose everyday lives have been touched by the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. These women, who live in our street, and drink in our local, share their stories with warmth, humour and candour, as they reveal the real lottery of war. “He was a boy. I loaned my son to them to do a job. I didn’t say you could keep him.” Janice Murray, mother of Private Michael Tench, aged 18. Motherland toured the UK in September 2009 in a production by Live Theatre and Empty Spaces.
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Author: Ella Road

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 178682454X

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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Bea meets Aaron. He’s intelligent, handsome, makes her laugh and, most importantly, has a high rating on his genetic profile. What’s not to like? Char is on the brink of landing her dream job and has big plans to start a family – but her blood rating threatens it all. In a world where one’s future depends on a single, inescapable blood test which dictates everything from credit rating to dating prospects – how far will people go to beat the system and let nature take its course?
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Author: Leo Butler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408155087

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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"You will come back though won't yere, Darren? Yer will come back? Say yer'll come back. Come back." Lucy is 17. She dreams of love, security and a bright future. But first she must confront reality - and reality means deciding who to trust. Leo Butler won the 2001 George Devine Award for REDUNDANT. His first play, MADE OF STONE, produced in the Royal Court Young Writers' Festival 2000, was praised for its "rock-hard characterisation with buzzing dialogue" (Evening Standard).
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Author: Jon Brittain,Matt Tedford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147425361X

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Look at us, Margaret - the press is on our side. We're heroes: the public is behind us, we're protecting our children, the party is united behind the cause. You can stand against it if you want, but you will stand alone. Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female Prime Minister, gets lost around the streets of Soho on the eve of the vote for Section 28. Unwittingly, she finds herself quickly becoming a cabaret sensation within London's gay community. This camp political drag cabaret explores, through songs and laughter, homophobia and censorship, and how one person could have made a difference. Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho received its world premiere at London's Theatre503 in June 2013 as part of the Thatcherwrite Festival, and was revived in a full production there in December 2013. This second edition is published to coincide with its transfer to the Leicester Square Theatre and Norwich Playhouse in March 2015, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2015.
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Revised and Complete Edition

Author: Tony Kushner

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559367695

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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A revised edition of one of the most influential plays of our time, published with a new foreword by the author.
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Author: Andrew Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848427006

Category: English drama

Page: 104

View: 9531

Winner of the 2016 Theatre503 Playwriting Award, In Event of Moone Disaster premiered at Theatre503, London, in 2017.
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A Casebook on Modern Western Drama

Author: R. J. Cardullo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463002804

Category: Education

Page: 206

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"Play Analysis: A Casebook on Modern Western Drama is a combined play-analysis textbook and course companion that contains twelve essays on major dramas from the modern European and American theaters: among them, Ghosts, The Ghost Sonata, The Doctor’s Dilemma, A Man’s a Man, The Homecoming, The Hairy Ape, The Front Page, Of Mice and Men, Our Town, The Glass Menagerie, and Death of a Salesman. Supplementing these essays are a Step-by-Step Approach to Play Analysis, a Glossary of Dramatic Terms, Study Guides, Topics for Writing and Discussion, and bibliographies. Written with college students in mind (and possibly also advanced high school students), these critical essays cover some of the central plays treated in courses on modern Euro-American drama and will provide students with practical models to help them improve their own writing and analytical skills. The author is a “close reader” committed to a detailed yet objective examination of the structure, style, imagery, and language of a play. Moreover, he is concerned chiefly with dramatic analysis that can be of benefit not only to playreaders and theatergoers, but also to directors, designers, and even actors—that is, with analysis of character, action, dialogue, and setting that can be translated into concepts for theatrical production, or that can at least provide the kind of understanding of a play with which a theater practitioner could fruitfully quarrel."
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Author: John Donnelly

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057131869X

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Three people. Stephen wants his ex to realise he's got what it takes. Helen wants her dead husband back. Jamie wants a girl to see him off to war. Three lives stripped bare in a modern world. Bone premired at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2004.
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Author: Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571318681

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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I cry in the daytime and in the night season am not silent. Psalm 22 Late at night, shoeless, in the rain, a film actor playing the poet Yeats turns up drunk at his appointed Sligo digs. He is met by the grandmother and they dance together to 'Lili Marlene'. In the morning they are discovered, sharing a blanket, by Patrick and his three daughters. Patrick craves tobacco, whiskey and a date with the local barmaid; the sisters yearn for sensation and escape. A funny, modern, intoxicated tale of love and loss, The Night Season premiered at the National Theatre, London, in 2004.
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Author: Joanne Kilgour Dowdy,Sarah Kaplan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 946091537X

Category: Education

Page: 201

View: 317

This book includes strategies for integrating drama in the classroom through the use of creating characters, giving meaning to activities through answering the questions: who, what, when, where, and why about any person and situation under discussion (5 W's), using storyboards, incorporating music, writing radio scripts, and using literature and movies as prompts for improvised enactments. Students will learn how to create characters and apply those creations to different content-area activities, situations, and subject matter. This useful resource describes more than thirty-five scenarios of teachers and students in early elementary grades through graduate school working together to craft drama events that draw out participants’ creative energies, interpretations of curricular topics, and investigations of social, political, and personal concerns. In all of these lesson plans, students collectively explore topics, concepts, themes, or tensions that surface as they navigate their way through the conditions and experiences that unfold in a scene, skit, improvisation, or in interrelated episodes. Drama techniques include role play, scripting, dialogue, audience participation, improvisation, and the strategic use of interaction, space, movement, and gesture.
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Author: S. Schonmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460913326

Category: Education

Page: 378

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Key Concepts in Theatre Drama Education provides the first comprehensive survey of contemporary research trends in theatre/drama education. It is an intriguing rainbow of thought, celebrating a journey across three fields of scholarship: theatre, education and modes of knowing. Hitherto no other collection of key concepts has been published in theatre /drama education. Fifty seven entries, written by sixty scholars from across the world aim to convey the zeitgeist of the field. The book’s key innovation lies in its method of writing, through collaborative networking, an open peer-review process, and meaning-making involving all contributors. Within the framework of key-concept entries, readers will find valuable judgments and the viewpoints of researchers from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and Australia. The volume clearly shows that drama/theatre educators and researchers have created a language, with its own grammar and lucid syntax. The concepts outlined convey the current knowledge of scholars, highlighting what they consider significant. Entries cover interdependent topics on teaching and learning, aesthetics and ethics, curricula and history, culture and community, various populations and their needs, theatre for young people, digital technology, narrative and pedagogy, research methods, Shakespeare and Brecht, other various modes of theatre and the education of theatre teachers. It aims to serve as the standard reference book for theatre/drama education researchers, policymakers, practitioners and students around the world. A basic companion for researchers, students, and teachers, this sourcebook outlines the key concepts that make the field prominent in the sphere of Arts Education.
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Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802714544

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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Secret agent Alec Leamas is on a dangerous mission in East Berlin, but he has doubts about the organization he serves.
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1960-2000

Author: David Krasner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118893271

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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A History of Modern Drama: Volume II explores a remarkable breadth of topics and analytical approaches to the dramatic works, authors, and transitional events and movements that shaped world drama from 1960 through to the dawn of the new millennium. Features detailed analyses of plays and playwrights, examining the influence of a wide range of writers, from mainstream icons such as Harold Pinter and Edward Albee, to more unorthodox works by Peter Weiss and Sarah Kane Provides global coverage of both English and non-English dramas – including works from Africa and Asia to the Middle East Considers the influence of art, music, literature, architecture, society, politics, culture, and philosophy on the formation of postmodern dramatic literature Combines wide-ranging topics with original theories, international perspective, and philosophical and cultural context Completes a comprehensive two-part work examining modern world drama, and alongside A History of Modern Drama: Volume I, offers readers complete coverage of a full century in the evolution of global dramatic literature.
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Author: Jan Bloemendal,Arjan Van Dixhoorn,Elsa Strietman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004206167

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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This volume sets out to analyse the role and function of literary culture in the formation of early modern public opinion, and proposes ways in which a modern scholar might approach early modern works of literature and other evidence of literary culture to explore early modern public opinion making.
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A Comparative Survey

Author: Amy E. Randall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472509803

Category: History

Page: 336

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Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century brings together a collection of some of the finest Genocide Studies scholars in North America and Europe to examine gendered discourses, practices and experiences of ethnic cleansing and genocide in the 20th century. It includes essays focusing on the genocide in Rwanda, the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, the Holocaust and ethnic cleansing and genocide in the former Yugoslavia. The book looks at how historically- and culturally-specific ideas about reproduction, biology, and ethnic, national, racial and religious identity contributed to the possibility for and the unfolding of genocidal sexual violence, including mass rape. The book also considers how these ideas, in conjunction with discourses of femininity and masculinity, and understandings of female and male identities, contributed to perpetrators' tools and strategies for ethnic cleansing and genocide, as well as victims' experiences of these processes. This is an ideal text for any student looking to further understand the crucial topic of gender in genocide studies.
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