A Number


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854597434
Category: Human cloning
Page: 62
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A fascinating meditation on human cloning, personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture. Bernard thought he was an only child. One day he learns the shocking truth: he is just one of a number of clones. Together, he and his father confront epic questions of identity, intimacy and belonging. Caryl Churchill's play A Number pushes the boundaries of science and ethics with an astonishing twist on the dynamics of the father/son relationship. It was originally produced at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2002, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

Plays Four


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854595409
Category: Drama
Page: 309
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Howie the Rookie


Author: Mark O'Rowe
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854594228
Category: Drama
Page: 52
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Yes! Yet another brilliant young Irish playwright makes his debut.

Far Away


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854597441
Category: Social conflict
Page: 44
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A brilliant and unsettling play from one of the UK's leading dramatists. At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war - including birds and animals. Caryl Churchill's play Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing - and increasingly accepted - levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict. The play was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, in November 2000. SET TEXT: Far Away is a set text for AS/A-Level Drama (WJEC)

Love and Information


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848422889
Category: English drama
Page: 77
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Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast moving kaleidoscope, more than a hundred characters try to make sense of what they know.

BU21


Author: Stuart Slade
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848426504
Category:
Page: 72
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'So you know how on the news these days there's just this endless stream of horrendous shit going down, like every single night? Suicide bombs, mass shootings, genocides, drone strikes, school massacres - it's like the end of the world or something... And you're kind of like - "Could I even cope if that stuff happened to me?"' Six young people are caught in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London. By turns terrifying, inspiring, brutal, heartbreaking and hilarious, BU21 is verbatim theatre from the very near future. Stuart Slade's play comprises six interlinking monologues. It premiered at Theatre503, London, in 2016, in a co-production with Kuleshov, before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios, London, in January 2017.

Tribes


Author: Nina Raine
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822227517
Category: Deaf
Page: 90
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At head of title: "The Royal Court Theatre presents."

I Am Shakespeare


Author: Mark Rylance
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848422698
Category: Drama
Page: 99
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"I Am Shakespeare" is Mark Rylance's fascinating, witty and characteristically exuberant dramatic contribution to the Shakespeare authorship debate. Is it possible that the son of an illiterate tradesman, from a small market town in Warwickshire, could have written the greatest dramatic works the world has ever seen? Mark Rylance is one of a number of leading actors who seriously question the idea that William Shakespeare was the man behind the thirty-seven plays that have moved, inspired and amazed generations. First performed at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007, Rylance's provocative play introduces us to the main candidates and their respective claims whilst asking fundamental questions about what makes a genius, and why it all matters anyway.

Consent


Author: Nina Raine
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426306
Category:
Page: 96
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A powerful, painful, funny play that sifts the evidence from every side and puts Justice herself in the dock.

The Writer


Author: Ella Hickson
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848427549
Category: Authors
Page: 88
View: 1994
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'I want the world to change shape.' 'I'm not sure theatre can do that.' 'Well then where am I meant to take that impulse because I'm very serious about the endeavour?' A young writer challenges the status quo but discovers that creative gain comes at a personal cost. The Writer premiered in 2018 at the Almeida Theatre, London, in a production directed by Blanche McIntyre. Ella Hickson's previous plays include Oil at the Almeida, Wendy & Peter Pan for the RSC, Boys, Precious Little Talent and Eight. 'A playwright who grabs the zeitgeist' Independent 'An audacious and craftily self-referential piece, which mixes prickly humour with a mischievous intelligence' Evening Standard on Oil

This is a Chair


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 32
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A stunning new short play by Caryl Churchill

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: 42
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Cloud Nine


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854590909
Category: Africa
Page: 87
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A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. Set in both colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, Cloud Nine is about relationships - between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, and money. Caryl Churchill's play Cloud Nine was first staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979. It has since been staged all over the world.

Mosquitoes


Author: Lucy Kirkwood
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848425828
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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A new play from the acclaimed writer of Chimerica. World premiere at the National Theatre.

Freak


Author: Anna Jordan
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848424272
Category: Drama
Page: 56
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A punchy and provocative new play by the Bruntwood Prize-winning author of Yen. Georgie is thirty with dirty secrets. She drinks in her bedroom and hides from the sun. Leah is fifteen with teenage dreams. She practices her cum face and Veets. A lot. All-meat, all-sex, all-vulnerable, all-powerful. There's a first time for everything... Isn't there? Freak premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.

Pressure


Author: David Haig
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848423886
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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An intense real-life thriller centred around the most important weather forecast in the history of warfare. June, 1944. One man’s decision is about to change the course of history. Everything is in place for the biggest invasion ever known in Europe - D-Day. One last crucial question remains: will the weather be right on the day? Problematically there are two opposing forecasts. American celebrity weatherman Colonel Krick predicts sunshine, while Scot Dr James Stagg, Chief Meteorological Officer for the Allied Forces, forecasts a storm. As the world watches and waits, General Eisenhower, Allied Supreme Commander, must decide which of these bitter antagonists to trust. The decision will not only seal the fates of thousands of men, but could win or lose the entire war. An extraordinary and little-known true story, David Haig's play thrillingly explores the responsibilities of leadership, the challenges of prophecy and the personal toll of taking a stand. Pressure premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in May 2014 before transferring to Chichester Festival Theatre, in a production directed by John Dove, with the author playing James Stagg. "Gripping... The pressure just keeps on rising." - Financial Times "Tempestuous and highly charged... A thunderous piece of theatre." - The Stage David Haig is an Olivier Award-winning actor and writer. As an actor, his credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Thin Blue Line and The Thick of It. He wrote and starred in the play My Boy Jack, which was adapted for TV in 2007.

An Intervention


Author: Mike Bartlett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848423831
Category: Drama
Page: 69
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"One of them went on the anti-war protest, shouted their lungs out, then got horrendously and staggeringly drunk. The other stayed at home, watched TV for a bit, and thought about the future. A touching and funny play about what happens when you hate your best friend."--Page [4] of cover

The One


Author: Vicky Jones,Vicky Jones, Etc
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848423817
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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"Harry and Jo are up all night drawing the battle lines of a relationship based on desire, dependency and dirty games. A viciously funny play by Vicky Jones, The One invites you into the world of a couple trapped in a destructive cycle of love and lust."--Page [4] of cover

Wish List


Author: Katherine Soper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848426023
Category: Brothers and sisters
Page: 96
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A play that asks what labor is worth and how life can be lived when the system is against you.

The Herd


Author: Rory Kinnear
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848423343
Category: Drama
Page: 92
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A witty and heartfelt look at a family falling apart - and pulling together - when life doesn't turn out quite the way they imagined. Joint Winner of the Critics' Circle Most Promising Playwright Award, 2013. It's Andy Griffith's twenty-first birthday. Not that he's counting. But his mother Carol is. Counting the minutes until he arrives, counting the unexpected guests, counting the times that something like this has happened before. Rory Kinnear's first play, The Herd was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in September 2013.