Be My Baby

Author: Amanda Whittington

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854598875

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Ladies' Day

Author: Amanda Whittington

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854599506

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Lulu

Author: Frank Wedekind

Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive

ISBN: 191066037X

Category: Drama

Page: 186

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Complete Lulu plays featuring her entire life from humble existence on the streets of Germany and being rescued by a rich newspaper publisher to her married life, success and spectacular downfall in London. The book includes both Earth Spirit (Erdgeist) and Pandora's Box (Buchse der Pandora) plays.

Satin 'n' Steel

Author: Amanda Whittington

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854598653

Category: Drama

Page: 74

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A comic two-hander about the irresistible allure of showbusiness, from the author of Be My Baby. A karaoke competition at the Rainworth Miners' Welfare Club brings together seasoned pro, Vince Steel, and talented beginner, Teena White, in an explosion of talent and creativity. He persuades her to form a duo and to to change her name. As the all-singing, all-dancing Satin 'n Steel, they set their sights of the big time. And as love blossoms, it seems nothing could go wrong. But a guilty secret threatens to jeopardise their designs on super-stardom... 'warm-hearted and emotionally astute' Guardian 'a script packed with hope, emotion, love, jealousy and sadness... a tasty offering' British Theatre Guide

The Thrill of Love

Author: Amanda Whittington

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848423169

Category: Drama

Page: 91

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A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth works in the kind of nightclubs where there's more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard and dream of a movie-star life. Then she meets the wealthy, womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame comes - but not in the way she imagines. Why does their relationship end in murder? Why does she plead not guilty but offer no defence? Why does she show no remorse? And who is she trying to protect? Amanda Whittington's play The Thrill of Love dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and takes a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines. The Thrill of Love was first staged at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, in 2013.

The Winslow Boy

Play in Two Acts (four Scenes)

Author: Terence Rattigan

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822212645

Category: Drama

Page: 91

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THE STORY: What begins as a small incident ultimately grows into a cause celebre nearly shaking the foundations of the government. The incident is simply that of a youngster in an English government school who is expelled for an alleged theft. As

How Plays Work

Author: David Edgar

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854593719

Category: Drama

Page: 220

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Distinguished playwright David Edgar examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning. Written for playwrights and playgoers alike, Edgar’s analysis starts with the building blocks of whole plays – plot, character creation, genre and structure – and moves on to scenes and devices. He shows how plays share a common architecture without which the uniqueness of their authors’ vision would be invisible. What does King Lear have in common with Cinderella? What does Jaws owe to Ibsen? From Aeschylus to Alan Ayckbourn, from Chekhov to Caryl Churchill, are there common principles by which all plays work? How Plays Work is a masterclass for playwrights and playmakers and a fascinating guide to the anatomy of drama. 'lucid, deeply intelligent... combines theoretical acumen with the assured know-how of a working dramatist' Terry Eagleton, TLS 'Fascinating... Read it. You will learn a lot' The Stage

Far Away

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854597441

Category: Social conflict

Page: 44

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A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists. At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. Caryl Churchill's play Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing - and increasingly accepted - levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict. The play was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, in November 2000. SET TEXT: Far Away is a set text for AS/A-Level Drama (WJEC)

Separate Tables

Two Plays

Author: Terence Rattigan

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573615276

Category:

Page: 127

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The Browning Version

A Play in One Act

Author: Terence Rattigan

Publisher: Samuel French Incorporated Plays

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 57

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Ill health is forcing Andrew to retire from teaching. His wife despises him for his failures and finds consolation with Frank, a younger teacher. She openly taunts Andrew while Frank watches with disgust and shame. The wife knows she has lost Frank - but even more bitter is the realization he's now Andrew's best friend.

His Dark Materials

Author: Nicholas Wright,Philip Pullman

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435233396

Category: Children's plays

Page: 320

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From the novels by Philip Pullman, this brilliant adaptation by Nicholas Wright of His Dark Materials is sure to be a runaway success with your students - such is the popularity of the original trilogy which has earned wide literary acclaim. Consists of the two critically acclaimed plays performed at the National Theatre both printed in one volume - thus offering exceptional value for money. Invaluable teacher's notes and student drama activities written by Ruth Moore and Paul Bunyan, recognised experts in the area of Drama in English. Philip Pullman worked closely with playwright Nicolas Wright to create the text, and both writers have contributed introductions to our edition. The exciting, highly imaginative storyline, which captivates boys and girls alike, offers a wide range of textual and dramatic investigations. Parts for all the class, and ideal for smaller groups, with potential for interchangeable male/female roles.

My First Play

An Anthology of Theatrical Beginnings

Author: Nick Hern

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848423398

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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My first play' is a unique collection of pieces by playwrights, actors and theatre directors - all of them regular Nick Hern Books authors - in response to the simplest of briefs: write about your first play. Candid, hilarious, and often sharply revealing, the resulting pieces - many of them written in the hurly-burly of work on a new production - combine to prove the power of theatre to entrance us, and hold us captive in its spell. Included here are remarkable first-person accounts from many of our leading playwrights: Caryl Churchill performing Cinderella to her parents with a cast of dolls and stuffed animals; Howard Brenton pinching his first main character from a boy's comic; Jack Thorne having to become a thief to get his first play on; Conor McPherson still waiting to write his 'first play'. There are also enthralling insights into the first steps in theatre of some of our principal actors and theatre directors.

Bold Girls

Author: Rona Munro,Elisabeth Sharp

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division

ISBN: 9780340655276

Category: Women

Page: 104

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This play, a specified text for Revised Higher English, is the story of three women in war-torn Belfast. Although their men have been killed or imprisoned for their political activities, everyday life must go on. However, the arrival of a disturbing young girl and the revelations which follow threaten to disrupt their friendship. The main themes are largely domestic - relationships between women and within families, dreams and homemaking. The language is colloquial with Irish idioms, and many contemporary references, and there is a poignant ending. The play is aimed at students of English, particularly those studying Higher Grade English. In 1991 Rona Munro won the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and "The Evening Standard" Most Promising Playwright Award for "Bold Girls".

Sweet William

Twenty Thousand Hours with Shakespeare

Author: Michael Pennington

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781854595683

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

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Michael Pennington has spent over 20,000 hours performing and working with Shakespeare. Loosely based on his popular one-man show, Pennington illustrates the little we know about Shakespeare's childhood, early marriage, his roles as an actor, with wonderfully apt quotations from the works.

truth and reconciliation

Author: debbie tucker green

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822226286

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 70

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"I will not stay standing to have you accuse me. And I will not sit there and be accused." From Rwanda to Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe to Bosnia, answers are demanded, reconciliation is hard to hear and the truth is reluctant to be told.

The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays

Stunning; The Road Weeps, the Well Runs Dry; Pullman, WA; Hurt Village; Dying City; The Big Meal

Author: David Adjmi,Marcus Gardley,Young Jean Lee,Katori Hall,Christopher Shinn,Dan LeFranc

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408157020

Category: Drama

Page: 528

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The Methuen Drama Book of New American Plays is an anthology of six outstanding plays from some of the most exciting playwrights currently receiving critical acclaim in the States. It showcases work produced at a number of the leading theatres during the last decade and charts something of the extraordinary range of current playwriting in America. It will be invaluable not only to readers and theatergoers in the U.S., but to those around the world seeking out new American plays and an insight into how U.S. playwrights are engaging with their current social and political environment. There is a rich collection of distinctive, diverse voices at work in the contemporary American theatre and this brings together six of the best, with work by David Adjmi, Marcus Gardley, Young Jean Lee, Katori Hall, Christopher Shinn and Dan LeFranc. The featured plays range from the intimate to the epic, the personal to the national and taken together explore a variety of cultural perspectives on life in America. The first play, David Adjmi's Stunning, is an excavation of ruptured identity set in modern day Midwood, Brooklyn, in the heart of the insular Syrian-Jewish community; Marcus Gardley's lyrical epic The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry deals with the migration of Black Seminoles, is set in mid-1800s Oklahoma and speaks directly to modern spirituality, relocation and cultural history; Young Jean Lee's Pullman, WA deals with self-hatred and the self-help culture in her formally inventive three-character play; Katori Hall's Hurt Village uses the real housing project of "Hurt Village" as a potent allegory for urban neglect set against the backdrop of the Iraq war; Christopher Shinn's Dying City melds the personal and political in a theatrical crucible that cracks open our response to 9/11 and Abu Graib, and finally Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal, an inter-generational play spanning eighty years, is set in the mid-west in a generic restaurant and considers family legacy and how some of the smallest events in life turn out to be the most significant.

Ladies Down Under

Author: Amanda Whittington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781854599957

Category: Drama

Page: 89

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The funny, heart-warming sequel to the enormously successful Ladies' Day, following the lasses from Hull on their adventures down under. After hitting the jackpot at Ladies' Day in York, the fishfilleting foursome - Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda - are celebrating in style with the trip of a lifetime to the land of Oz. While Shelley dreams of luxury and glamour, the rest of the gang decide to go native and camp out under the stars at Uluru. But Shelley soon discovers there's more on offer than posh hotels, stunning beaches and sun-kissed surfers; and Pearl finds that she's got a mountain of her own to climb...

Mojo Mickybo

Three Plays

Author: Owen McCafferty

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854597014

Category: Drama

Page: 82

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Three astute, savvy early plays from Owen McCafferty. Mojo Mickybo Mojo and Mickybo relive the summer of 1970 when they were growing up in Belfast, playing headers, building huts and re-enacting cowboy movies. An unsentimental portrayal of innocence betrayed by communal hatred. The Waiting List A monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up. Also includes I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me - 'A deeply affectionate and fiercely clear-eyed portrait of a recently unemployed middle-manager slowly losing his mind' Sunday Tribune

Kindertransport

Author: Diane Samuels

Publisher: Heinemann Library

ISBN: 9780435017064

Category: Children and war

Page: 95

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This new edition includes several personal memoirs by German-born children whose lives were saved, and transformed, by the Kindertransport.