Download 2401 Objects (Oberon Modern Plays) by Lewis Hetherington,Liam Jarvis,Hannah Barker PDF

By Lewis Hetherington,Liam Jarvis,Hannah Barker

2011 Fringe First Award Winner‘Henry, are you awake?’

Henry lives every day just like the final. precisely just like the final. on a daily basis, he attempts to make experience of the realm round him; the lady sitting at the garden outdoors his window, the pages of a booklet choked with an analogous sentence, the eighty yr outdated guy taking a look at him within the mirror.
In 2009 sufferer H.M.’s mind is dissected continue to exist the net to an international viewers of 400,000 humans, minimize into rigorously preserved slices: manuscripts of tissue just like the pages of a book.

In 1953 Henry Molaison emerges from experimental mind surgical procedure with none recollection of the final years of his lifestyles or the power to shape new memories.
In 1935 nine-year previous Henry is knocked over by means of a motorcycle, leaving him subconscious for 5 minutes.

Following Analogue's seriously acclaimed Mile End and Beachy Head and encouraged through the world’s most vital neuroscientific case-study, 2401 Objects tells the impressive tale of a guy who may possibly not take into account, yet who has confirmed very unlikely to forget.

‘I defy a person no longer be drawn into this deeply relocating exam of lifestyles, loss of life and memory.’ - Telegraph

‘2401 gadgets is an excellent, well-researched piece of theatre that provides to Analogue's ever-growing canon of work.’ - Total Theatre Review

‘Beautifully-sculpted... an understated and outstandingly light piece of theatre’ -The Scotsman

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Download Shakespeare's Imagery and What it Tells Us by Caroline F. E. Spurgeon PDF

By Caroline F. E. Spurgeon

Caroline Spurgeon's pioneer learn of the imagery of Shakespeare's performs indicates how a lot gentle may be thrown on Shakespeare's personal brain and proposal and at the subject matters and characters of the performs by means of an in depth exam of his imagery. even as she contrasts Shakespeare with different dramatists of his time, together with Marlowe, Bacon, Ben Jonson and Dekker.

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Download Siamese Twins (Oberon Modern Plays) by Griselda Gambaro,Gwen MacKeith PDF

By Griselda Gambaro,Gwen MacKeith

during this absurd and forceful play, brothers, one susceptible, one robust, play out a primal scene of envy, cruelty and torture because the powerful exerts his energy and aggression over the vulnerable. Involuntarily, the viewers unearths itself complicit within the brutality witnessed onstage via Gambaro's command of a strong and impossible to resist black humour. the following the absurd turns into a harrowing metaphor of the main natural and uncooked fact. First played in 1967, this can be an early, but startling marvelous, paintings by way of the across the world acclaimed Argentine playwright, Griselda Gambaro. Siamese Twins runs at Theatro Technis , London, 7-25 September 2011.

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Download The Importance of Being Earnest: Revised Edition (New by Oscar Wilde,Francesca Coppa PDF

By Oscar Wilde,Francesca Coppa

The value of Being Earnest is without doubt one of the such a lot enduringly well known of British comedian dramas, and a mainstay of English literature and drama classes at school and collage point. this can be a fantastic version for college students with on-page notes to aid make clear which means, and a totally new creation. within the new advent, Francesca Coppa explores fresh serious methods to the play, together with queer and postcolonial readings, in addition to giving the context within which the play used to be written and the way it pertains to Wilde's own existence and public character. The advent additionally discusses the play's degree historical past, offering scholars with a great evaluation of the play and its resonances for modern audiences.

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Download Liz Lochhead Five Plays (NHB Modern Plays) by Liz Lochhead PDF

By Liz Lochhead

Five performs from the the makar (national poet) of Scotland, one of many country's best-known (and best-loved) dwelling playwrights.

Liz Lochhead is the writer of many hugely creative unique performs, variations and translations, all crafted together with her distinct mixture of the vividly colloquial and the energetically poetic. This quantity brings jointly 5 of her most sensible unique performs ranging over 3 many years and a number of other, contrasting styles.

Her first play, Blood and Ice (1982), is set the production of Frankenstein, and weaves a spider's net of connections among the literary monster and Mary Shelley's personal turbulent life.

The smooth vintage Mary Queen of Scots acquired Her Head Chopped Off (1987) retells the generic story of enmity among Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, with Lochhead's personal model of ferocious iconoclasm and boundless wit.

Quelques Fleurs (1991) is a portrait of a wedding, either humorous and tragic, and informed via interlaced monologues.

The final performs, Perfect Days (1998) and Good Things (2004), mark a woman's worry of turning, respectively, 40 and fifty. within the first, Barbs, 39, a star hairdresser, determines to do anything to drown out the ticking of her organic clock. within the moment, Susan, forty nine, units out to discover love the second one (or is it 3rd or fourth?) time round'

This wealthy number of performs consists of a brand new and candid creation via the writer, especially written for the volume.

'Funny, feisty, girl, jam-packed with feeling' Liz Lochhead possesses the deeply Scottish traits of independence, inquisitiveness and inventiveness' Carol Ann Duffy

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Download Drum Belly (Modern Plays) by Richard Dormer PDF

By Richard Dormer

This urban is altering. diversified international from while i used to be a boy. I came visiting the following while I wasn't a lot taller than you're now. diversified global. you recognize what ageing is? getting older is slowly wasting every thing that you are wide-spread with.

Man has simply set foot at the moon. The streets of Brooklyn are annoying. The Irish Mafia is desperately attempting to carry directly to their strength and extra importantly their id. in any case, they equipped those streets. during this edgy new tale, relationships among family members, associates and enemies are eventually challenged. carry tight as Drum Belly casts you into big apple City's deep and darkish underworld.

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Download The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy: The Al-Hamlet Summit; Richard by Graham Holderness PDF

By Graham Holderness

Sulayman Al Bassam is among the world's top modern dramatists. His diversifications of Shakespeare, played all over the world, have gained many awards and met with common acclaim on 4 continents.

This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time 3 of Al Bassam's diversifications of Shakespearean performs - together with models of Hamlet, Richard III and Twelfth Night - jointly often called The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy.

The Al-Hamlet Summit sees the prevalent characters of Hamlet reborn as delegates positioned in a convention room in an unnamed glossy Arab nation on the point of warfare; Richard III: an Arab Tragedy is a modern version of Shakespeare's vintage, remodeled and transplanted into the sizzling oil-rich Islamic international of the Gulf; whereas The Speaker's Progress is a forensic reconstruction of Twelfth Night which transforms into an unequivocal act of defiance in the direction of the nation, forming a dismal satire at the many years of hopelessness and political inertia that fed twenty-first-century revolts around the Arab region.

The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy positive factors a piece of writing advent via Graham Holderness, positioning the performs in the contexts of either smooth Shakespearean drama and Arab tradition in addition to an author's preface through Sulayman Al Bassam, detailing the performs' background of theatrical reception and outlining his philosophy of Shakespeare adaptation.

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Download Frayn Plays: 3: Here; Now You Know; La Belle Vivette: Here; by Michael Frayn PDF

By Michael Frayn

the recent assortment from the writer of the Booker-shortlisted novel Headlong and the the world over acclaimed play Copenhagen

Here: "about time, area and life...A touching, fantastic building. it really is either deeply idea and deeply felt' (Sunday Times); Now you recognize: "Frayn's mild yet severe, marvellous new play, approximately reliable and unofficial secrets and techniques, approximately idle interest and investigative objective" (Observer); los angeles Belle Vivette: "Frayn's based libretto... Michael Frayn has made an Offenbach opera a farce to be reckoned with...a razor-sharp transforming" (Mail on Sunday)Michael Frayn was once born in 1933 within the suburbs of London and commenced his occupation as a reporter at the father or mother, sooner than changing into a columnist. His novels contain The Tin males, The Russian Interpreter, in the direction of the top of Morning and The Trick of It. He has written a couple of performs for tv and the level, together with translations of Chekhov and spoil hits comparable to his screenplay Clockwise and his performs Donkeys' Years, Noises Off, Alarms and tours and Copenhagen.

Deborah Levy "does now not take care of realism, she doesn't care for magic realism, really she attracts out a brand new territory, and if we stick to we are going to locate ourselves suspended over perspectives we've not noticeable ahead of" Jeanette Winterson, Observer

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Download Double Nugget (Oberon Modern Plays) by Johnny McKnight PDF

By Johnny McKnight

This pair of performs are from Scottish theatre corporation Random partner, via Random companion author, Johnny McKnight & stick with on from the luck in their Smalltown tour.

Marymassacre ‘refreshing & unique construction …dark, humorous & every now and then, very demanding hitting…’ - The Irvine Herald

It’s the place the thrill of the reasonable meets a mystery affair. On Irvine Moor, ladies wait on the sweet floss laptop, either one of them unaware how they’ll switch each one others' lives without end. those girls percentage a mystery – a mystery that may reason lethal harm on Marymass Saturday.

Seven yr Itch ‘...a drastically vibrant convey, during which layers of narrative jostle including such complexity and playfulness that it rather takes the breath away... an unobtrusively very good script that activates a sixpence among looming tragedy and wonderful comedian one-liners...’ - The Scotsman

Has the rut set in on what was splendidly defined as watered down David Lynch? finally, who knew that operating jointly used to be going to be so bloody demanding. subscribe to our hapless duo, caught of their monotonous half time jobs thinking about what might have been as they ‘grin and undergo the dashed hopes of each wannabe who by no means hit the massive time.’ Seven 12 months Itch is for somebody who thinks approximately shredding their co-workers' hands, for the daydreamer the stapler with murderous intentions and for the performers who maintain forgetting their strains on stage.

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Download Perfect Match (Oberon Modern Plays) by Gary Owen PDF

By Gary Owen

Joe and Anna were jointly for 9 years, and so far as he's involved will remain jointly for an additional 90. however the minute they set a date for the marriage, Anna panics. a brand new courting business enterprise offers to test the web character of all people on the planet, making certain to discover your soul mate. Anna appears to be like at Joe and wonders - can he

Gary Owen's hot, clever and extremely humorous comedy asks if it is attainable to discover our ideal accomplice, or no matter if we are at an advantage leaving it to probability. Can our beliefs of romantic love ever compete with reality?

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