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1984 Broadway Edition

Author : George Orwell
ISBN : 1786822229
Genre : English drama
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An edited and updated version of the script that ties in with the 2017 Broadway production.

George Orwell S 1984

Author : George Orwell
ISBN : 1849432260
Genre : Drama
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Presents a dramatization of George Orwell's "1984," in which cheap entertainment keeps the proles ignorant but content, big brother is always watching, and a neverending war rages on.

The Politics And Poetics Of Contemporary English Tragedy

Author : Sean Carney
ISBN : 9781442613973
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary English Tragedy is a detailed study of the idea of the tragic in the political plays of David Hare, Howard Barker, Edward Bond, Caryl Churchill, Mark Ravenhill, Sarah Kane, and Jez Butterworth. Through an in-depth analysis of over sixty of their works, Sean Carney argues that their dramatic exploration of tragic experience is an integral part of their ongoing politics. This approach allows for a comprehensive rather than selective study of both the politics and poetics of their work. Carney's attention to the tragic enables him to find a common discourse among the canonical English playwrights of an older generation and representatives of the nineties generation, challenging the idea that there is a sharp generational break between these groups. Finally, Carney demonstrates that tragic experience is often denied by the social discourse of Englishness, and that these playwrights make a crucial critical intervention by dramatizing the tragic.

Modern And Contemporary Black British Drama

Author : Mary Brewer
ISBN : 9781137506290
Genre : Performing Arts
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This indispensable overview of modern black British drama spans seven decades of distinctive playwriting from the 1950s to the present. Interweaving social and cultural context with close critical analysis of key dramatists' plays, leading scholars explore how these dramatists have created an enduring, transformative and diverse cultural presence.

The No Rules Handbook For Writers Know The Rules So You Can Break Them

Author : Lisa Goldman
ISBN : 9781849433013
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The No Rules Handbook for Writers is a timely, creative and refreshing antidote to prescriptive guides for writers. It will inspire playwrights, screenwriters and novelists; offer fresh insights to teachers, editors, dramaturgs, directors and producers. "Lisa Goldman’s book is like the best of British new writing: it is personal, well-written, clearly thought out and resonant. Its advice is passionately felt but perfectly controlled. And its ideas sing and inspire." – Aleks Sierz (author of In-Yer-Face Theatre) Lisa Goldman takes 40 established conventions of creative writing. She explores why these rules persist, how to master them, bend or break them and why the most important rules to overturn are your own. The book weaves together industry experiences, psychological observations and inspirational tips. It also contains practical advice from 40 rule-breaking writers including: Hassan Abdulrazzak, Oladipo Agboluaje, Ronan Bennett, Sita Bramachari, Trevor Byrne, Anthony Cartwright, Matthew Greenhalgh, Tanika Gupta, Neil Hunter, M.J. Hyland, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Dennis Kelly, Bryony Lavery, Chris Paling, Stacy Makishi, Neel Mukherjee, Hattie Naylor, Anthony Neilson, Kim Noble, Tom Palmer, Lucy Prebble, Philip Ridley, Paul Sirett, Edmund White, Roy Williams. The No Rules Handbook for Writers will be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of anyone curious about the craft, context and process of writing.

Genre A Guide To Writing For Stage And Screen

Author : Andrew Tidmarsh
ISBN : 9781408184936
Genre : Performing Arts
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What makes tragedy tragic? What makes comedy comic? What does Much Ado About Nothing have in common with When Harry Met Sally? Seneca with Desperate Housewives? Goldoni with Frasier? In Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen Andrew Tidmarsh explores these questions and more. Investigating how the relationship between form and content brings endless discoveries and illuminations about how narrative works, this entertaining and accessible book looks at how storytelling in film and theatre has evolved and how an appreciation of form can bring the writer, director or actor a solid foundation and a sense of security, which ultimately assists the creative process. Including genre-specific exercises in every chapter helping the reader to write and devise, Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen is for all those with an interest in story and can be used by writers, actors and directors alike ? whether students or experienced professionals ? to make the blank page appear less terrifying.

Children S Children

Author : Matthew Dunster
ISBN : 1849435200
Genre : Art
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Michael and Gordon have been best friends since acting college. Now, 20 years later, Michael is Mr Saturday Night TV but failing actor Gordon is struggling with enormous debts. Meanwhile Gordon’s daughter Effie couldn’t care less about her Dad’s problems – she is far more interested in the film that her cool boyfriend is making and in setting up an ecologically sound clothing label. When Gordon asks Michael to lend him a large sum of money it sets in motion a series of events that reveal irreparable cracks in the characters’ relationships. Matthew Dunster’s often hilarious new play brings to life a set of strikingly contemporary individuals. ‘Highly entertaining’ – What’s on Stage ‘A sharp new play... It’s in the same sort of area as Miller’s All My Sons, examining the ways we ease our consciences... Dunster’s depiction of a myopic society fiddling while flares burn is, as it should be, disturbing.’ – Financial Times ‘Children’s Children has electrifying moments... wit, intelligence and a rare sense of scope... It's excitingly alive’ – The Times

House Of Games

Author : David Mamet
ISBN : 184943008X
Genre : Drama
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An adaptation of the well-known 1987 David Mamet film by critically acclaimed and award-winning writer Richard Bean.

Mary And Me

Author : Irene Kelleher
ISBN : 9781786824585
Genre : Drama
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Mary and Me is an acclaimed new play written & performed by Irene Kelleher, inspired by the true story of Ann Lovett, a 15-year-old girl who died giving birth beside a grotto in Granard in Co. Longford in 1984. Ireland 1986. A teenage girl begins a series of conversations with a statue of the Virgin Mary in a grotto. Inspired by a true story, Mary and Me is a compellingly original imagining of a young woman's search for understanding and meaning at a milestone in her life, and a rich and funny evocation of the Ireland of the 1980's.

Fry Plays Three The Firstborn A Phoenix Too Frequent A Sleep Of Prisoners Thor With Angels The Boy With A Cart Caedmon Construed And A Ringing Of Bells

Author : Christopher Fry
ISBN : 9781849437622
Genre : Drama
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Includes the plays The Firstborn, A Phoenix Too Frequent,, A Sleep of Prisoners, Thor, With Angels, The Boy With a Cart, Caedmon Construed and A Ringing of Bells The third volume of Christopher Fry's original stage work brings together his only fully-fledged tragedy - The Firstborn, a vivid, urgent retelling of the Biblical story of Moses and the plagues of Egypt - and his six one-act plays, each revealing Fry's unique blend of humour and humanity. They include A Phoenix Too Frequent,, a lively romance set in a Roman tomb, which first gave theatregoers notice of Fry's bravura talents as a verse dramatist; the meditative, resonant A Sleep of Prisoners, which links the Biblically-inspired dreams of four British POWs during World War Two; the Dark Age fable Thor, with Angels, with its characteristic themes of love and sacrifice; and two portraits of Anglo-Saxon churchmen, The Boy with a Cart and Caedmon Construed (also known as One Thing More), written fifty years apart. The collection concludes with Fry’s brief ‘conversational fantasy’ A Ringing of Bells, set on the eve of the millennium and written for his old school, Bedford Modern.

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