Download Ted Whitehead: Four Plays: "The Foursome", "Alpha-beta", by Ted Whitehead PDF

By Ted Whitehead

contains the performs The Foursome, Alpha Beta, The Sea Anchor and The Punishment.

E. A. Whitehead's first play, The Foursome, had its most suitable on the Royal court docket Theatre in 1971, and hence transferred to the West finish, profitable the George Devine Award and night ordinary Award for many promising playwright. Ostensibly a play concerning the conflict of the sexes, it truly is really an exploration of the assumptions that make such battles inevitable. Whitehead endured his exploration of sexual clash in his subsequent performs, Alpha Beta and The Sea Anchor. The performs have been largely produced and received Whitehead a world reputation.

The Punishment, proven live to tell the tale BBC2 in 1972, is a one-act play approximately authority and corruption.

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Download Upfront Theatre: Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt?; by Claire Dowie PDF

By Claire Dowie

An anthology bringing jointly a variety of Claire Dowie's performs for kids, that are perfect for functionality with a wide cast.

The anthology comprises the next performs and an creation via the author.

Why Is John Lennon donning A Skirt? (Stage2 model, huge solid) portrays a 14-year-old woman who attire like a boy and might really play soccer than anything. This model might be played by means of a solid of as much as 100.

Arsehammers (Stage2 model, huge solid) is set a boy's dating together with his grandfather, who's struggling with Alzheimer's (or "Arsehammers", because the boy hears it). He believes his grandad to have superpowers because of his regimen disappearances. an excellent story of dwelling with, and figuring out, psychological ailment. it's been reimagined for a forged of round 20.

The 12 months of the Monkey (Stage2 version, huge solid) indicates a mom dreaming of injecting a few pleasure into her humdrum existence. The play has been revised the play for round 25 younger people.

Hard operating Families (original model, huge cast), which hasn't formerly been released, is a satirical play with track that exposes the genuine effect that incomes a residing has on youngsters in modern day society. it's a reaction to politicians' visions of 'ordinary people', set opposed to the fact of incomes a residing and how this affects on younger people's lives. it may be played through a forged of as much as 50.

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Download Strategies of Political Theatre: Post-War British by Michael Patterson PDF

By Michael Patterson

This quantity presents a theoretical framework for one of the most very important play-writing in Britain within the moment half the 20th century. analyzing consultant performs by means of Arnold Wesker, John Arden, Trevor Griffith, Howard Barker, Howard Brenton, Edward Bond, David Hare, John McGrath and Caryl Churchill, the writer analyses their respective concepts for persuading audiences of the necessity for a thorough restructuring of society. The publication starts with a dialogue of ways that theatre has been used to exhibit a political message. each one bankruptcy is then dedicated to an exploration of the engagement of person playwrights with left-wing political theatre, together with an in depth research of 1 in their significant performs. regardless of political switch because the Nineteen Eighties, political play-writing remains to be an important point in modern play-writing, yet in a really replaced form.

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Download Sabbat (Oberon Modern Plays) by Richard Shannon PDF

By Richard Shannon

solid Friday 1612. excessive on a hill within the wild and lawless sector of Pendle, a mystery assembly is held at Malkin Tower. by means of the tip of the 12 months, so much of these current were sentenced to loss of life at Lancaster fortress - hanged for the crime of witchcraft.

This robust play makes an attempt to solve the mysteries at the back of certainly one of England’s most renowned trials, that of the infamous Pendle Witches. Did Alice Nutter and the others fairly participate in a witches’ Sabbat? Or have been those Pendle people blameless sufferers at a time of persecution, paranoia and superstition? Sabbat imagines the occasions prime as much as the trial and execution of The Lancashire Witches and asks: who held the genuine energy at the back of the tightly closed doorways of Pendle? what number lives have been destroyed by means of legislation born out of fear?

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Download The Coast of Utopia Trilogy by Tom Stoppard PDF

By Tom Stoppard

The Coast of Utopia is an epic but in addition intimate drama of romantics and revolutionaries in an age of emperors. the 3 sequential, self-contained performs, Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage, span the lives and loves of a gaggle of Russian pals at domestic and in a foreign country within the tumultuous years among 1833 and 1866. This new totally revised variation of the trilogy includes an advent through the author.

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Download The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil (Student by John McGrath PDF

By John McGrath

Written in the course of the Seventies, John McGrath's winding, livid, leading edge play tracks the industrial historical past and exploitation of the Scottish Highlands from the post-Rebellion suppression of the clans to the tale of the Clearances: within the 19th century, aristocratic landowners found the profitability of sheep farming, and compelled a mass emigration of rural Highlanders, burning their homes with a view to make means for the Cheviot sheep. The play follows the thread of capitalist and repressive exploitation in the course of the estates of the stag-hunting landed gentry, to the Seventies rush for revenue within the identify of North Sea Oil.

Described by way of the playwright as having a "ceilidh†? layout, The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil attracts on old examine along Gaelic tune and the Scots' love of sort and well known leisure to inform this epic tale.

A absolutely certain cultural and theatrical phenomenon, the play championed a number of new ways to theatre, elevating its profile as a way of political intervention; providing a collective, democratic, collaborative method of growing theatre; supplying a language of functionality available to working-class humans; generating theatre in non-purpose-built theatre areas; breaking down the barrier among viewers and performers via interplay; and taking theatre to those that in a different way wouldn't entry it.

The play acquired its foremost in 1973 by way of the agit-prop theatre crew 7:84, of which John McGrath used to be founder and creative Director, and toured Scotland to nice severe and viewers acclaim.

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Download Caryl Churchill Plays: Four (NHB Modern Plays): 4 by Caryl Churchill PDF

By Caryl Churchill

The fourth quantity of the accumulated performs of 1 of the easiest playwrights alive.

Written over a interval of ten years and evincing a rare variety of issues and methods, this fourth quantity of Caryl Churchill's accrued performs confirms her status as a playwright who's 'amongst the easiest half-dozen now writing' (The Times).

This quantity includes:

This is a Chair Blue Heart
Far Away A Number
Drunk adequate to assert i admire You? A Dream Play

'Lasts under an hour yet packs in additional emotion, principles, and disconcerting strangeness, than many dramatists deal with in part dozen dramas' - Daily Telegraph on 'A Number'

'Leaves you feeling either chilled and scalded...outstanding' - Sunday instances on 'A Number'

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Download The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555–1575: Religion, Drama, by Jessica Dell,David Klausner,Helen Ostovich PDF

By Jessica Dell,David Klausner,Helen Ostovich

The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555-1575 considers the results of contemporary archival examine which has profoundly replaced our view of the continuation of performances of Chester's civic biblical play cycle into the reign of Elizabeth I. students now view the decline and supreme abandonment of civic spiritual drama because the results of a posh community of neighborhood pressures, seriously established upon person civic and ecclesiastical gurus, instead of because of the a nation-wide coverage of suppression, as had formerly been assumed.

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Download Focus (Penguin Modern Classics) by Arthur Miller PDF

By Arthur Miller

A reticent group of workers supervisor residing together with his mom, Mr Newman stocks the prejudices of his instances and of his neighbours - and neither a Hispanic girl abused outdoors his window nor the persecution of the Jewish shop proprietor he buys his paper from are any of his enterprise. until eventually Newman starts donning glasses, and others start to mistake him for a Jew.

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