War and Peace (NHB Modern Plays) (Shared Experience) by Leo Tolstoy

By Leo Tolstoy

A outstanding two-play epic, tailored from Tolstoy's novel and primary staged by means of Shared Experience.

One of the longest novels in Western literature, Tolstoy's War and Peace intertwines its epic account of Napoleon's invasion of Russia with the story of 3 aristocratic families.

Painted on an enormous canvas of destinations, characters and reviews, Helen Edmundson's stirring version is an tricky saga of households, love and friendship opposed to a backdrop of war.

Helen Edmundson's previous, one-part model of War and Peace used to be staged via Shared adventure on the nationwide Theatre in 1996.

'triumphant... what a impressive, unmissable fulfillment this is... Shared Experience's procedure is so fluid and clean it could possibly in simple terms reinvigorate your appreciation of the publication' - Telegraph

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Murder, Margaret and Me by Philip Meeks

By Philip Meeks

In the early sixties nationwide treasures have been the inventive strength in the back of considered one of British cinema's such a lot profitable franchises. however the leave out Marple video clips have been nearly by no means made... Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie didn't wish Margaret Rutherford to carry her fabled spinster to lifestyles. And Margaret Rutherford used to be mortified on the customers of sullying her attractiveness with anything as sordid as murder... this is often the tale of the genuine this is why the performing legend and "the funniest lady alive" didn't wish to tackle the function that made her celebrated internationally. Margaret and Agatha shape an not likely friendship full of afternoon tea and gossip. in the meantime Agatha turns detective herself and she's on a venture. She's made up our minds to unearth Rutherford's tragic and surprising secret.

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Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain by Gabriele Griffin

By Gabriele Griffin

This 2003 textual content was once the 1st monograph to rfile and examine the performs written by way of Black and Asian girls in Britain. the amount explores how Black and Asian ladies playwrights theatricalize their stories of migration, displacement, id, racism and sexism in Britain. performs via writers comparable to Tanika Gupta, Winsome Pinnock, Maya Chowdhry and Amrit Wilson, between others - a lot of whom have had their paintings produced at key British theatre websites - are mentioned in a few element. different playwrights' paintings can be in brief explored to signify the diversity and scope of up to date performs. the amount analyses issues corresponding to geographies of un/belonging, opposite migration (in the shape of tourism), sexploitation, prepared marriages, the racialization of sexuality, and asylum looking as they emerge within the performs, and argues that Black and Asian ladies playwrights became constitutive topics of British theatre.

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The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett

By Samuel Beckett

The current quantity gathers all of Beckett's texts for theatre, from 1955 to 1984. It comprises either the key dramatic works and the quick and extra compressed texts for the level and for radio.

'He believes within the cadence, the comma, the chew of be aware on fact, no matter what else he believes; and his devotion to them, he makes transparent, is a enough concentration for the reader's consciousness. within the glossy background of literature he's a special ethical determine, no longer a dreamer of rose-gardens yet a cultivator of what is going to develop within the waste land, who could make us see the exhilarating layout that thorns and yucca proportion with no matter what will develop anywhere.' - Hugh Kenner

Contents: Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Happy Days, All That Fall, Acts with out Words, Krapp's final Tape, Roughs for the Theatre, Embers, Roughs for the Radio, Words and Music, Cascando, Play, Film, The previous Tune, Come and Go, Eh Joe, Breath, Not I, That Time, Footfalls, Ghost Trio,...but the clouds..., A Piece of Monologue, Rockaby, Ohio Impromptu, Quad, Catastrophe, Nacht und Traume, What Where.

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Look Back in Gender (Routledge Revivals): Sexuality and the by Michelene Wandor

By Michelene Wandor

In this demanding publication, first released in 1987, Michelene Wandor seems to be on the best-known performs within the thirty years ahead of booklet, from Look again in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the illustration of the kinfolk and diversified varieties of sexuality in those performs and re-reviews them from a standpoint that throws into sharp aid the functionality of gender as a tremendous determinant of plot, environment and the portrayal of personality. Juxtaposing the interval ahead of 1968, while statutory censorship was once nonetheless in strength, with the years following its abolition, Wandor scrutinises the most important performs of, between others, Osborne, Pinter, Wesker, Arden, and Delaney. each is analysed when it comes to its social context: the impression of worldwide conflict II, the checking out of gender roles, the improvement of the Welfare kingdom and adjustments in kin styles, and the effect of feminist, Left-wing and homosexual politics.

Throughout the interval, generations of playwrights and theatregoers remodeled the theatre right into a discussion board during which they can articulate and discover the interplay in their interpersonal relationships with the broader political sphere. those adjustments are explored during this identify, with the intention to let readers to re-examine their view of post-war British drama.

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Fry: Plays Two (Venus Observed; The Dark Is Light Enough; by Christopher Fry

By Christopher Fry

contains the performs Venus saw, The darkish is gentle sufficient and Curtmantle

This quantity of Christopher Fry's unique level paintings concludes his 'Season performs' with Venus Observed ('Autumn') and The darkish is mild Enough ('Winter').

In the 1st of those, commissioned by way of Laurence Olivier, a convinced yet growing old duke asks his grown-up son to settle on a brand new spouse for him. Written with a wonderfully mild contact, this can be a strangely reflective play approximately love, energy and forgiveness.
The darkish is gentle Enough, set in the course of Hungary's insurrection opposed to Austria within the 1850s, matters an imperious, inscrutable aristocrat who turns out ready to sacrifice family members and loved ones for the sake of her daughter's scapegrace ex-husband.
Also incorporated is Fry's biographical play approximately King Henry II, Curtmantle. operating with the 'epic' theatrical sort of the time and using a brand new, leaner verse language, Fry captures Henry's strength, quickly wit and speedy mood, his dating with Thomas Becket - Chancellor and pal, Archbishop and enemy - and his eventually tragic struggles along with his 4 bold sons

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National Theatre Connections 2012: Plays for Young People: by Hilary Bell,Nancy Harris,Craig Higginson,Michael

By Hilary Bell,Nancy Harris,Craig Higginson,Michael Lesslie,Anders Lustgarten,Rory Mullarkey,Steven Sater,Meera Syal,Paven Virk,Samir Yazbek

This outstanding new choice of ten performs for youth will end up vital to colleges, schools and early life theatre teams. specifically commissioned by way of the nationwide Theatre for the Connections competition 2012 regarding two hundred colleges and adolescence theatre teams around the united kingdom and eire, each one play is observed by means of creation notes and routines.


For the 2012 pageant, the anthology has an overseas consider and provides a window at the global. It contains from Australia a play according to a 19th century court docket case during which a teenage lady was once falsely convicted; from Brazil a drama approximately younger fans doomed to tragedy; set in Russia, a play exploring differing attitudes to nationwide provider and the cave in of the Soviet Union in 1991; a drama approximately scholars' rights to an schooling and the Cultural Revolution of 1966 in China; and a comedy related to a bunch of Irish nation women traveling to London to audition for the X-Factor.

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Irish Women Dramatists: 1908-2001 (Irish Studies) by Eileen Kearney,Charlotte Headrick

By Eileen Kearney,Charlotte Headrick

Irish ladies dramatists have lengthy confronted an uphill problem in getting the popularity and viewers in their male opposite numbers. There are extra woman playwrights now than ever ahead of, yet they can be neglected by means of mainstream theatres. Kearney and Headrick attempt to shift the highlight with Irish girls Dramatists. The performs amassed during this quantity characterize a cross-section of the superb dramatic output of Irish ladies writing within the 20th century. as well as the scripts and biographical introductions, the anthology features a specific, serious, annotated essay addressing the advance of the Irish theatre all through this period of time, and where girls have artistically carved out for themselves in a historically male-dominated theatre and dramatic canon.
One of the few collections of performs through Irish ladies, this quantity contextualizes the political and sociological weather within which those playwrights constructed. As theatre practitioners—actors and directors—as good as students, Kearney and Headrick have committed years of analysis to studying and rediscovering the contributions those ladies have made—and proceed to make—in the Irish and international theatre scenes.

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Priestley: Plays One: "We Are Married", "Mr.Kettle and by J.B. Priestley

By J.B. Priestley

contains the performs Laburnum Grove, once we Are Married and Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon

With an advent through Tom Priestley and a foreword via Roy Hattersley.

These 3 household comedies demonstrate J B Priestley's expertise for the standard scenario became sharply on its head. In Laburnum Grove George Radfern's acquaintances and kin desire a percentage of his wealth - until eventually they discover the place it really is come from. after we Are Married positive factors 3 high-minded who assemble to have fun their silver marriage ceremony anniversaries, simply to find they have been by no means effectively married at all.

And in Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon an unassuming financial institution supervisor turns insurgent whilst a voice tells him to pack in his place and remain at home.In those mischievous depictions of respectability long gone awry, the proud and the prejudiced conflict opposed to rising truths and power scandal. J B Priestley proves himself a talented craftsman and offers his characters with wealthy humour, heat and humanity.

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Not in My Name by Alice Bartlett

By Alice Bartlett

‘You simply get that panic – you simply begin panicking and also you don’t be aware of what to do. It didn’t think genuine… Why the following? Why me?’

Saturday afternoon. on the town together with your mates.

Doing a few purchasing. or perhaps looking at the match.

When the bomb is going off.

Then there’s Horror. worry. Anger. Blame.

And maybe you’re pondering: ‘Not in my name’.

Not in My Name makes use of verbatim interviews to realistically painting the aftermath, neighborhood impression and private results of a fictional terror assault from the point of view of over thirty younger characters. appropriate for functionality through youngsters or adults, this can be a daring and hard play that enables audiences to brazenly, thoroughly and productively speak about present matters round terrorism and violent extremism.

The play incorporates a sequence of accomplished lecturers’ Notes designed to help tuition employees and different adults operating with adolescents in bearing on its content material to issues round combating Violent Extremism (PVE) inside of and past the citizenship curriculum.

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