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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Author: Jim Cartwright
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573695652
Pages: 86
Year: 1995-01-01
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Plays For The Poor Theatre
Author: Howard Brenton
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472537270
Pages: 96
Year: 2014-02-03
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These five short plays date from Brenton's early involvement in such 'shoestring' groups as Portable Theatre. They are deliberately intended for the 'poor theatre' - as relevant today as when they were first written - since each play requires a small cast and minimal set, yet yields maximum theatricality. Christie in Love, Gum and Goo, Heads and The Education of Skinny Spew, were all first staged in 1969. The Saliva Milkshake was first staged in 1975.
Acting Characters
Author: Paul Elsam
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408136465
Pages: 224
Year: 2011-09-01
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Recently selected as an Edexcel set text, Paul Elsam's Acting Characters is an introductory handbook for the aspiring actor, compiled of twenty steps grouped into six sections to help create, present and sustain a believable character in most circumstances. It is fundamentally practical and avoids heavy discussion of theory, looking instead at how to use different voices and body language to convey character. According to a peer reviewer, the book is "both interesting for the casual enquirer and illuminating for the more serious practitioner". It de-mystifies the fundamental concepts of Stanislavski's teaching in an accessible way and it is this clarity and empathy with its readership that sets this book apart from its main competition, which the author describes as containing "a lot of rather mystical ideas on how actors go about their craft, but very little on the actual moment-by-moment skills you can work on".
The Weir
Author: Conor McPherson
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822217066
Pages: 57
Year: 1998
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THE STORY: In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby haunted house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own.
Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Author: Andrea Dunbar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350061484
Pages: 96
Year: 2017-11-20
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Do you think it would be better if you and me got ourselves steady boyfriends? Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three start a fling each of them think they control. Andrea Dunbar's semi-autobiographical play, written for the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 when she was just 19, is a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure. Told with wicked humour, startling insight and a great ear for dialogue, this new edition of Rita Sue and Bob Too was published to coincide with director Max Stafford-Clark's major new production produced by Out of Joint, Bolton Octagon and the Royal Court Theatre.
Godber Plays: 1
Author: John Godber
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408169886
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-08-01
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"John Godber is one of the unsung heroes of British theatre, reaching the giddy heights of number three in the most-performed playwrights league table, nestled in behind Shakespeare and Ayckbourn" - Guardian Bouncers, a play about nightlife: "A show that's worth braving any front of house, however formidable ... simply spellbinding" Guardian Happy Families: "The inseparable contradictions of family love and oppression are carefully held in this fine comedy ... superb characterisation ... the rhythms of Godber's dialogue are freshly funny, the pace precise" Independent Shakers, a play about party-goers: "This is one of those slices of life that everyone can recognise and laugh at" Liverpool Daily Post
Author: John Godber
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822201380
Year: 1991-10-01
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THE STORY: Staged with extreme simplicity, the play takes place in a provincial discotheque--the Saturday night haunt of England's disaffected youth. Using the device of four tuxedoed male bouncers (who also become a variety of other characters) t
Ernie's Incredible Illucinations
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Publisher: Samuel French Limited
ISBN: 0573120633
Pages: 20
Year: 1969
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This is a bright comedy by the famous English comic playwright about the extraordinary powers of Ernie Fraser, a dreamer with a difference. Ernie has a vivid imagination; and his thoughts have the disconcerting habit of turning into reality....
Lavery Plays:1
Author: Bryony Lavery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
ISBN: 0413723402
Pages: 228
Year: 1998-07-02
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For the first time, Bryony Lavery's plays back in print in one volume Includes the plays Her Aching Heart, Nothing Compares to You, The Two Marias and Origin of the Species. Her Aching Heart is "a deliciously irreverent parody of the historical romance, better known as the bonk-buster…Georgette Heyer never wrote anything quite like it, however and Barbara Cartland would be more than confused by this lesbian romance…hilarious" (Guardian); Nothing Compares to You is an evocation of a woman experiencing the loss of a loved one in the aftermath of a car accident "The characters may be touched by death but laughter is never far away…A haunting show of hidden depth" (Birmingham Post); "In Bryony Lavery's quirky Origin of the Species, an ardent archaeologist digging for prehistoric man finds instead a four-million-year old woman…a telling allegory of the loss of innocence…Lavery's wit and imagination are unquestionably present." (Obersver) Introduced by the author, Bryony Lavery's last play Goliath (adapted from Bea Campbell's book) was a hit at the Bush Theatre in 1997. Bryony Lavery is one of Britain's foremost female playwrights.
The Viewpoints Book
Author: Anne Bogart, Tina Landau
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 155936677X
Pages: 240
Year: 2004-08-01
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First major exploration of a ground-breaking new technique for actors and theatre artists.
McDonagh Plays: 1
Author: Martin McDonagh
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472539273
Pages: 224
Year: 2014-05-08
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Martin McDonagh's plays have been produced in Galway, Dublin, London and New York. They have created excitement and have won numerous awards. In individual editions the plays have been among Methuen's most popular sellers. 'Martin McDonagh's The Leenane Trilogy, one of the great events of the contemporary Irish theatre' (Irish Times). This volume contains: The Beauty Queen of Leenane - 'McDonagh's writing is pitiless but compassionate: he casts a cold, hard, but understanding eye on relationships made of mistrust, hesitation, resentment and malevolence' (Sunday Times); A Skull in Connemara - 'Here, McDonagh's gift is at its most naked and infectious . . . it leaves you giddy with gruesome exhilaration' (Financial Times); The Lonesome West: 'The play combines manic energy and physical violence in a way that is both hilarious and viscerally exciting' (Daily Telegraph) "A star is born, bright and blazing, confident, individual and shockingly accomplished" (Sunday Times)
Artaud's Theatre Of Cruelty
Author: Albert Bermel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408118025
Pages: 144
Year: 2014-05-20
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The definitive guide to the life and work of Antonin Artaud Antonin Artaud's theatre of cruelty is one of the most vital forces in world theatre, yet the concept is one of the most frequently misunderstood. In this incisive study, Albert Bermel looks closely at Artaud's work as a playwright, director, actor, designer, producer and critic, and provides a fresh insight into his ideas, innovations and, above all, his writings. Tracing the theatre of cruelty's origins in earlier dramatic conventions, tribal rituals of cleansing, transfiguration and exaltation, and in related arts such as film and dance, Bermel examines each of Artaud's six plays for form and meaning, as well as surveying the application of Artaud's theories and techniques to the international theatre of recent years.
This is where We Came in
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Pages: 86
Year: 1995-01-01
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Fred sits, somewhere or other, next to a sign which reads Stories told here today. He's been waiting a long time - or at least he thinks he has. A group of actors, the storyplayers arrive. They are followed by the ageing storytellers, who create the characters and the plots for the storyplayers to act out. What the storyplayers would really like is to make up their own stories and they enlist Fred's help to free them. But are the storyplayers acting independently or taking part in another story created by the storytellers? And is Fred really an outsider or another of their inventions? Reality and fiction mix in this play for young people which combines theatre and storytelling, music, and a host of sound effects into a piece of theatrical magic.
The Saliva Milkshake
Author: Howard Brenton
Pages: 18
Year: 1977
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The Love of the Nightingale
Author: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 0871290456
Pages: 66
Year: 1990
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