Duncan Macmillan: Plays One

Author: Duncan Macmillan

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783193387

Category: Drama

Page: 472

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This is the first collection from critically acclaimed playwright Duncan Macmillan, containing the plays Monster, Lungs, Every Brilliant Thing, 2071 and People, Places and Things.

Plays One

Author: Duncan Macmillan

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781783193370

Category: Drama

Page: 462

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The first collection from critically-acclaimed UK playwright Duncan Macmillan.

Lungs

Author: Duncan Macmillan

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781849437585

Category: Drama

Page: 89

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‘I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower.’ In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child but are running out of time. If they over think it, they’ll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster. They want to have a child for the right reasons. Except, what exactly are the right reasons? And what will be the first to destruct – the planet or the relationship?

Every Brilliant Thing

Author: Duncan Macmillan,Jonny Donahoe

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822235641

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 41

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You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

The Most Humane Way to Kill A Lobster

Author: Duncan Macmillan

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849437203

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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"You put it in the freezer, so when you transfer it to the boiling water it doesn't feel a thing. I suppose that this is how I've felt recently. I've been in some deep freeze and suddenly I can feel steam in my face, I'm falling headlong into scalding water." It's 2005, the sun is shining and Loretta is planning to make her daughter's favourite meal. But when Sophie stops talking to her, children start vanishing, and rooms begin to cry, Loretta can't help feeling that something is up and that she might have something to do with it. A play about one woman's journey back to her childhood, to stop her past flooding into the present.

Monster

Author: Duncan Macmillan

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 121

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Duncan Macmillan takes on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Marina Carr: Plays 1

Low in the Dark, The Mai, Portia Coughlan, By the Bog of Cats...

Author: Marina Carr

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0571200117

Category: Drama

Page: 341

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The first collection of plays by Marina Carr introduces the work of a major new voice in playwriting. Love in the Dark'One of the most exciting, new and absolutely original aspects of Carr's writing is the manner in which the sexism of the language and religious imagery is exposed... Marina Carr is a playwright to be watched.' Sunday TribuneThe Mai'The writing is at once gentle and raucous... capable of articulating deep-seated woes and resentments in a manner you rarely find outside Eugene O'Neill.' ObserverPortia Coughlan'A play of precocious maturity and accomplishment.' Irish Times'Portia Coughlan packs a hell of a punch. It hurts to look at it. But it has to be seen.' Irish IndependentBy the Bog of Cats . . .'A poetic realism steeped in the past . . . Carr has an extraordinary ability to move between the mythic and the real.' Guardian'A great play . . . a great work of poetry . . . the word should soon carry across both sides of the Atlantic.' Independent

James Graham Plays: 1

A History of Falling Things, Tory Boyz, The Man, The Whisky Taster, Sons of York

Author: James Graham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408183927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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This collection brings together four of Graham's most successful and entertaining plays, each representing a relationship with a theatre with which he has worked and introduced by the author. One of the plays, Sons of York, has never before been published, but earned James Graham a nomination for the Empty Space Mark Marvin Award. A History of Falling Things is a gentle love story about a young man and woman forced to confront their fears of the outside world and discover what really matters to their lives. Tory Boyz is a fast-paced, political comedy about prejudice and ambition in Westminster, looking at homosexuality in the British Conservative party, both today and in the past. As Ben, self-employed, skint and emotionally vulnerable, begins to stitch together the patchwork quilt that was the Tax Year 2009/2010, he relives a year that was both hilarious and tragic, all mixed up in one shoe box of receipts. The Man is an affectionate and funny portrait of an individual's year-long experience, pieced together from receipts, shopping and commercial transactions. The Whisky Taster is a contemporary, subtle and witty exploration of feeling and perception in the modern world of advertising, and about seeing things too clearly in a city that never stands still. Sons of York Described as 'undoubtedly one of the best new plays of the year' (British Theatre Guide), Sons of York depicts three generations of the same family moving in together in Hull as the Winter of Discontent of 1978 builds up.

People, Places and Things

Author: Duncan Macmillan

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822237350

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 109

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Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

2071

The World We’ll Leave Our Grandchildren

Author: Chris Rapley,Duncan Macmillan

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1473622166

Category: Science

Page: 208

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How has the climate changed in the past? How is it changing now? How do we know? And what kind of a future do we want to create?

Wolf in White Van

A Novel

Author: John Darnielle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709661

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Long-listed for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction Winner of the 2015 Alex Award for adult books with special appeal for young adultsWelcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of Trace Italian—a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail—Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tunneling toward the moment of his own self-inflicted departure from the world in which most people live. Brilliantly constructed, Wolf in White Van unfolds in reverse until we arrive at both the beginning and the climax: the event that has shaped so much of Sean's life. Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving, John Darnielle's audacious and gripping debut novel is a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy.

Play Me

Author: Telcine Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405028899

Category: Bahamian literature

Page: 96

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Features works including A Cross for Easter - a whodunnit set on New Providence Island, The Bahamas; Master Thief - a Euro-Bahamian folk tale; and Sunday, Funday - the story of a tense but illuminating afternoon in the life of a rum drinking construction worker, Hezekiah Pratt.

Play Time

Author: Julia Donaldson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330445955

Category: Children's plays, English

Page: 222

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From the bestselling and much-loved author of The Gruffalo and other classic picture books, eleven fun-to-act short plays for primary-aged children, complete with helpful, simple guidance on target age, running time and cast! Ranging from adaptations of traditional tales to original and contemporary short plays, Julia Donaldson has produced an entertaining, simple, satisfying play collection.

Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays

New Critical Perspectives

Author: Michael Y. Bennett,Benjamin D. Carson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230339816

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Although Eugene O'Neill's work has generated much scholarship, his one-act plays have not received the critical attention they deserve. Given that O'Neill began his career writing such plays, including his justly famous "Sea Plays," associated with the Provincetown Players, it is surprising that his one-acts have been largely neglected. This collection aims to fill the gap by examining these texts, during what can be considered O'Neill's formative writing years, and the foundational period of American drama. A wide-ranging investigation into O'Neill's one-acts, the contributors shed light on a less-explored part of his career and assist scholars in understanding O'Neill's entire oeuvre.

Mille Neuf Cent Quatre-vingt-quatre

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited

ISBN: 9781783190614

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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The classic story from George Orwell is adapted for the stage by Duncan Macmillan in this new version of 1984. The idea of the big-brother world and being constantly under surveillance is just as relevant now as when Orwell penned this classic.

Strumpet City

Bestselling Irish novel with an introduction by Fintan O'Toole

Author: James Plunkett

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 071715565X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Centring on the seminal lockout of 20,000 workers in Dublin in 1913, Strumpet City by Irish writer James Plunkett encompasses a wide sweep of city life. From the destitution of "Rashers" Tierney, the poorest of the poor, to the solid, aspirant respectability of Fitz and Mary, the priestly life of Father O’Connor, and the upper-class world of Yearling and the Bradshaws, it paints a portrait of a city of stark contrasts, with an urban working class mired in vicious poverty. Strumpet City is much more than a book about the Lockout. Through the power of vivid fiction we encounter all the complexities of humanity. The brilliant and much-loved TV series, originally screened by RTÉ, Ireland's national broadcaster, in 1980, is fondly remembered by many but to read the book is to immerse yourself in social and historical writing akin to Chekhov and Tolstoy. Strumpet City is the great, sweeping Irish historical novel of the 20th century.

Artefacts

Author: Mike Bartlett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408141949

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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Sixteen-year-old Kelly has never known her Dad. Turns out he's from Iraq, which her mum never mentioned, and he's brought an ancient Mesopotamian vase as some kind of present. But Kelly doesn't want a vase. She wants her dad to stay and get to know her. It's not the reunion either of them expected and for Kelly, it's the beginning of an epic and dangerous journey. Mike Bartlett has been described as 'One of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent times'. (The Stage). His first play My Child was called 'Brutal, thrilling, unmissable' (Evening Standard) and 'the theatrical equivalent of a firecracker'. (Metro).

Brazen

Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

Author: Pénélope Bagieu

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 125030735X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 650

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Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies. This title has Common Core connections.

You Say to Brick

The Life of Louis Kahn

Author: Wendy Lesser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0374279977

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

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"A definitive biography of the iconic American architect, Louis Kahn"--

Samuel Beckett's Plays on Film and Television

Author: G. Herren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137109084

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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This is the first book devoted Beckett's innovative work for the big- and small-screens. Herren examines each of Beckett's film and television plays in depth, emphasizing the central role that memory plays in these haunting works.