British Irish Drama Plays

Oscar Wilde's Society Plays by Michael Y. Bennett

By Michael Y. Bennett

because the first selection of essays approximately Oscar Wilde's comedies, the members think again Oscar Wilde's society performs as 'comedies of manners" to determine even if this is often really an apt technique to learn Wilde's such a lot emblematic performs. concentrating on either the context and the texts, the gathering locates Wilde either in his social and literary contexts.

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Bean Plays Four (Oberon Modern Playwrights) by Richard Bean,Mark Lawson

By Richard Bean,Mark Lawson

England humans Very Nice
‘A very humorous yet outrageous comedy…makes you snigger then ponder whether you might want to have.’ monetary Times
The mammoth Fellah
‘Bean’s play is particularly humorous, choked with sharp contrasts among grim hilarity and gut-wrenching reversals.’ The Stage
(Shortlisted for the Writers’ Guild of serious Britain most sensible Theatre Play 2011)
The Heretic
‘delicious… mainly, notwithstanding, it really is Bean’s writing that scintillates. Pulsing with sensible humour, it’s risqué and linguistically wealthy. There are a few blissfully surreal touches… The Heretic is smart, innovative and wonderful theatre.’ night Standard
Winner of the 2011 night typical Theatre most sensible Play Award.

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Flood (Modern Plays) by James Phillips

By James Phillips

She got here to us one sunrise. the woman. some distance out
One sunrise by myself underneath the wine darkish sea.
at some point it starts off to rain and nobody is aware why. And it does not cease. a ways out at the North Sea a fisherman increases a lady in his internet, miraculously alive from the deep sea. Is she one of many migrants now washing up on English shorelines? Or somebody despatched for a few larger purpose?
Commissioned via Hull united kingdom urban of tradition 2017 this epic and notable collaboration among multi-award-winning artists James Phillips and Slung Low is the fruits of a year-long venture. 4 components informed throughout 3 various mediums, this whole textual content comprises 4 stunningly written dramas that ask primary questions on our destiny, our groups and our collective responsibilities.
"A kingdom of the country Parable†? BBC Arts
"Visually attractive, and deeply moving†? The Stage

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The Effect (Modern Classics) by Lucy Prebble,Miriam Gillinson

By Lucy Prebble,Miriam Gillinson

I can inform the adaptation among who i'm and a facet effect.

The Effect is a medical romance. younger volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to participate in a scientific drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of allure and love, notwithstanding, Tristan and Connie be ready to throw the trial off-course, a lot to the disappointment of the clinicians concerned. This humorous, relocating and maybe unusually human play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the boundaries of medication, along principles of destiny, loyalty and the inevitability of actual attraction.

Following on from the severe and advertisement luck of Enron, The Effect bargains a colourful theatrical exploration into the human mind through the guts. It got its global ideal on the nationwide Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre in November 2012, starring Billie Piper and Jonjo O'Neill.

It is released the following within the smooth Classics sequence along an creation via Miriam Gillinson.

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Four minutes twelve seconds (Modern Plays) by James Fritz

By James Fritz

He says all of them do it. those childrens, you recognize, they have their telephones. movie every little thing. cannot say I blame them. i'd at that age.

Seventeen-year-old Jack is the apple of his mother's eye. His mom and dad, Di and David, have dedicated their lives to giving him each chance they by no means had. consequently, Jack makes sense, outgoing, and good on his approach to reaching the grades to check legislation at Durham University.

But a startling incident open air the varsity gates threatens to damage every little thing they have striven for: an incident that means a deep hatred in their son. As occasions start to speed up, Di and David begin to doubt Jack's closest pals, Jack himself, and finally themselves – who can they trust?

In an international the place smartphones are ubiquitous, James Fritz's deeply provocative and topical drama throws a gentle at the types of insidious possibilities new know-how deals – the place not anything dies on-line, other than reputation.

Four mins Twelve Seconds was once runner-up for the Verity Bargate Award in 2013. It acquired its global premier at Hampstead Theatre within the Downstairs house on 2 October 2014.

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Journey's End GCSE Student Guide (GCSE Student Guides) by Andrew Maunder

By Andrew Maunder

Written particularly for GCSE scholars by means of teachers within the box, the Methuen Drama GCSE publications very easily assemble integral assets and information for winning realizing and writing multi function position, getting ready scholars to method their checks with confidence.

Key beneficial properties comprise a serious remark of the play with large, basically labelled analyses on topics, characters and context. They take learning drama even additional with sections on dramatic process, serious reception, similar works, interesting behind-the-scenes interviews with playwrights, administrators or actors, and a worthy word list of dramatic terms.

Unmatched as a theatrical reaction to the 1st global battle, R. C. Sherriff's Journey's End makes a speciality of the adventure of squaddies and the stipulations within which they fought and died via a socially various regiment of English infantrymen hiding in trenches in France.

Carefully following the necessities of GCSE English Literature review goals, those reviews contain specialist recommendation on the right way to write approximately sleek drama. With featured actions for team examine and self reliant paintings, they're flexible and worthy to scholars and lecturers alike.

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Stanislavski in Ireland: Focus at Fifty by Brian McAvera,Steven Dedalus Burch,Mary Moynihan,Joe

By Brian McAvera,Steven Dedalus Burch,Mary Moynihan,Joe Devlin,Elizabeth Moynihan,Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy,Jimmy Murphy,Cathal Quinn,Sabina Coyne Higgins,Kevin O'Brien,Ronan O'Leary,Geraldine Cusack,Tim McDonnell,Ena May,Stephen Dedalus Burch

This ebook is an perception into Ireland's basically arthouse theatre from the folk who have been there. via interviews, articles, brief memoirs and pictures, the ebook tracks the theatre from its inception, detailing the interval lower than its founder Deirdre O'Connell after which the interval following Joe Devlin's arrival as its new creative director. lots of Ireland's prime theatre and picture artists educated and labored at concentration, together with Gabriel Byrne, Joan Bergin, Olwen Fouéré, Brendan Coyle, Rebecca Schull, Johnny Murphy, Sean Campion, Tom Hickey, and Mary Elizabeth and Declan Burke-Kennedy. The publication comes whole with a chronological record of productions. it's aimed toward scholars of theatre, actors, administrators, teachers, in addition to the informal reader.

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Billy the Girl (Modern Plays) by Katie Hims

By Katie Hims

I want you may similar to give some thought to – think of the opportunity of it being an twist of fate. 'Cos you are so definite. you are so convinced that I did this lousy thing.

Billy is out expecting love the place she final observed it. Her mum is sure love has walked into her lifestyles back. Her sister thinks love might nonetheless be discovered someplace in the home . . . yet Billy herself is not even allowed during the door.

In Katie Hims's candy, stark relations elegy, love by no means dies, yet occasionally – like Billy – it has to sleep within the caravan with Frank's ashes and a endure gown.

Billy the lady is a pointy, but mild, examine a fractured kin facing a life of mistrust.

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The Roaring Girl (New Mermaids) by Thomas Dekker,Thomas Middleton,Elizabeth Cook

By Thomas Dekker,Thomas Middleton,Elizabeth Cook

This Jacobean urban comedy is a interest in that it provides a
real-life personality, the infamous cross-dresser Moll Frith, who
probably used to be one of the first audiences of 'her' play sooner than she was
taken up for public misconduct. Middleton and Dekker's 'roaring girl'
may outrage her society together with her pipe, bluster and swagger, yet she
turns out to be the ethical centre of the play. Her code of honour leads
her to name the bluff on rogues and conspicuous shoppers, to thrash a
hypocritical gallant in a duel, and to behave as go-between for the young
lovers thwarted by way of parental tyranny. This wry dramatisation of female
deviancy exposing male ineffectuality is as a lot to the purpose this present day as
it used to be in King James's England. An appendix is helping the trendy reader to
appreciate the canting phrases utilized by the low-life characters.

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Mojisola Adebayo: Plays One: 1 by Mojisola Adebayo

By Mojisola Adebayo

Includes the performs Moj of the AntarcticDesert Boy, Matt Henson: North Star and Muhammad Ali and Me

This assortment indications the emergence of a particular new voice at the British theatre panorama. Moj of the Antarctic is electrified by means of the real tale of an African American girl who cross-dresses as a white guy to flee slavery; taken on a fantastical odyssey to Antarctica. Time Out Critics’ Choice

‘The language is wealthy and densely poetic. Reveling within the materiality and playfulness of phrases, cracking open complicated rules like eggshells.’ - Total Theatre Magazine

Muhammad Ali and Me is a lyrical coming of age tale, following the parallel struggles of a homosexual woman baby becoming up in foster care and the black Muslim boxing hero’s struggle opposed to racism and the Vietnam war.

‘As a section of stagecraft, an wonderful kaleidoscope of social and political historical past, just one description will do: it is a play that ‘floatslike a butterfly and stings like a bee.’ - WhatsOnStage

Desert Boy, a time-travelling a capella musical, bargains a pointy twist almost about knife crime, black early life and absent fathers.

‘…a spiralling trip via colonial heritage now not in contrast to Dante’s creation to the Inferno. The juxtapositions are often startling, and sometimes fairly comic.’ - Guardian

Matt Henson, North Star is a biographical story of Arctic betrayal, combined with Greenlandic people stories; all approximately love, weather and change.

These performs queer the limits of intercourse and race, truth and fiction, heritage and geography, poetry and politics to light up modern topics via a dynamic African Diasporic theatrical aesthetic that leaps off the page.

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