The Maiden Stone (NHB Modern Plays)


Author: Rona Munro
Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780017855
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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A wild and fantastical tale set in nineteenth-century north-east Scotland. Winner of the first ever Peggy Ramsay Award Down-on-her-luck, out-of-work actress Harriet and her family are wandering the roads of Scotland looking for food, shelter, and the opportunity to perform. But they are not the only ones travelling the highways and byways – there's tinker and storyteller Bidie along with her family, always looking for a break; and the dangerously beguiling stranger Nick, whose presence on the road just might be more of a curse than a blessing... 'a wild rumbustious mix of fantasy and fable, it has all the rough edges and monstrous scope of a work of genius – frighteningly good' - Scotsman 'a vigorous and appealing play about the travails of Harriet, an early 19th-century actress, and her family – this play reveals the life of an actress as an astonishing test of physical stamina' - Observer

FOXFINDER


Author: Dawn King
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3737500533
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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Eine ländliche Gegend irgendwo in England steckt in einer wirtschaftlichen Krise und ist Gegenstand einer rigorosen behördlichen Untersuchung. Das Ehepaar Samuel und Judith Covey, geschockt vom plötzlichen Tod ihres Sohnes und verzweifelt wegen der schlechten Ernte, wird zur Zielscheibe des jungen „Foxfinders“ William Bloor, der sich zum Zwecke seiner Ermittlungen bei ihnen einquartiert. Schuld an allem Elend ist der Fuchs, Todfeind der Menschen. Er kontaminiert die Bauernhöfe, beeinflusst das Wetter, manipuliert den Verstand und tötet unschuldige Kinder – für Bloor gibt es daran keinen Zweifel. Die Besessenheit des ominösen Foxfinders destabilisiert das soziale Dorfgefüge und führt schnell zu Misstrauen bis hin zu gegenseitigem Verrat der befreundeten Höfe. Den unschuldigen Samuel treibt es zunehmend in den Wahnsinn... Dawn King verortet ihr Stück, das sich nicht zuletzt auch mit dem Thema Fundamentalismus auseinandersetzt, parabelhaft in einer fiktiven, archaisch anmutenden Welt. 2011 gewann sie mit "Foxfinder" den Papatango New Writing Competition.

The Children


Author: Lucy Kirkwood
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426184
Category: Scientists
Page: 96
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A new play from the award-winning writer of Chimerica, exploring the responsibility we have to future generations.

Charlies Doppelleben


Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783789151156
Category:
Page: 236
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Charlie hat es wirklich nicht einfach: ihre Mutter wird arbeitslos und mit ihrer neuen Lehrerin versteht sie sich auch nicht. Diese setzt sie ausgerechnet neben Jamie, den grössten Streber der Klasse! Und dann auch noch dieses Geschichtsprojekt über die Viktorianer! Ab 10.

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England


Author: S. P. Cerasano
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838641804
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 306
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Reflecting a variety of scholarly interests, this volume includes articles that range addressing Africans in Elizabeth London to chapel stagings, to the theory and practice of domestic tragedy. It also includes essays on the historical and theoretical issues relating to the evolution of dramatic texts and women at the theater.

Coram-Boy


Author: Jamila Gavin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783357009933
Category:
Page: 431
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Beauty and the Beast


Author: Lucy Kirkwood,Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot De Villeneuve
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781848421578
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 79
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Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010. ‘I expect you have been told fairytales before. But you have never really heard a fairytale until you have heard it told by a real fairy.’ The theft of a single rose has monstrous consequences for Beauty and her father. Because this is no ordinary rose...and this is no ordinary fairytale. Narrated by a pair of mischievous fairies, a very helpful Rabbit, and a Thoughtsnatcher machine, this timeless story is sure to surprise, delight and enchant. A wild and twisted tale, full of exciting and intriguing challenges for drama groups wishing to stage their own production.

Godchild


Author: Deborah Bruce
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848423688
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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"Lou is getting on with her life, carefree and without ties. But this abruptly comes to a halt when her nineteen-year-old god-daughter Minnie moves in to take up a place at university. Minnie's arrival shines a harsh light into the corners of Lou's life -- revealing it to be not as it seems. her relationships are complicated, her neighbours are closing in on her, and the clock is ticking. What does it mean to be a real grown-up? A sharp, dark comedy, Deborah Bruce's Godchild explores the inescapable realities between feeling nineteen and being nineteen."--Page [4] of cover.

Kindertransport


Author: Diane Samuels
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854595270
Category: Drama
Page: 87
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A modern classic about one woman's struggle to come to terms with her past - brutally separated from her German Jewish parents at the age of 9 and brought to England with the promise of a new life... Winner of the 1992 Verity Bargate Award This edition also includes several personal memoirs by German-born children whose lives were saved, and transformed, by the Kindertransport. Kindertransport is a SET TEXT for GCSE English Literature (AQA) and AS/A-Level English Literature (WJEC)

All Our Children


Author: Stephen Unwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848426696
Category: Euthanasia
Page: 120
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"I used to be scared of them. They seemed so different. They don't scare me anymore. They're just children, aren't they? Just children." January 1941. A terrible crime is taking place in a clinic for disabled children. The perpetrators argue that it will help struggling parents and lift the financial burden on the mighty German state. One brave voice is raised in objection. But will the doctor listen?

Early Modern Northern English Lexis

A Literary Corpus-based Study
Author: Javier Ruano-García
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783034300582
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 611
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The history of regional 'Englishes' in the Early Modern period still presents numerous "lacunae" that need to be filled, in order to provide a complete insight into the English linguistic setting at this time. This book aims to remedy these deficiencies in some measure. In particular, this monograph seeks to shed light upon the history of Early Modern Northern English vocabulary by means of the first corpus of Early Modern texts where Northern linguistic traits are used for literary purposes. It provides a linguistically documented description of Northern words from a synchronic standpoint, dealing with their distribution, etymology, as well as with some of their morphological and semantic characteristics. In addition, this study offers a discussion of the Early Modern literary representations of Northern speech. A thorough revision of the treatment that Northern lexical items are given in contemporary and modern lexicographic sources is also presented, together with a glossary that outlines the diachronic profile of the terms gathered.

Before it Rains


Author: Katherine Chandler (Playwright)
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848422865
Category: Drama
Page: 73
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Funny, brave and beautifully told, Before It Rains is a tale of parenthood, protection and provocation set on a proud, forgotten Cardiff estate. Gloria is a single mum who enjoys sitting in her deckchair drinking her troubles away on her allotment, while her gentle son, Michael, digs the soil and makes sure everything is in order. From a relocated, troubled home, Carl - wild, unpredictable and near feral - watches both the mother and son with interest, bouncing his ball.

Pieces


Author: Hywel John
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848421110
Category: Drama
Page: 86
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A modern fable of an idyllic childhood shattered by grief, and the confused, desperate and dangerous attempts we make to learn how to live again. Jack and Beatrice are twins. They have no grandparents. They have no uncles or aunties and no cousins. And now, they have no mum and dad. The one person who can look after them is their godmother Sophie, who arrives, shocked and unprepared, at their remote rural family home. Sophie has not seen the children since they were tiny: too tiny for them to remember her, and undoubtedly too little to remember what caused her long, enforced absence. But as the three of them return to the isolated home on the edge of a forest, their collective grief triggers a tragic attempt to remember, repair and recreate the past.

Bully Boy


Author: Sandi Toksvig
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848422964
Category: Drama
Page: 56
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A ferociously gripping play that tackles the challenging moral issues of contemporary military occupation and its effect on the mental health of serving soldiers with startling insight. Falklands War veteran Major Oscar Hadley is sent to a combat zone to probe allegations of severe misconduct by Eddie Clark, a young squaddie from Burnley and part of a self-styled ‘Bully Boy’ unit of the British Army. As the interrogation develops, Oscar begins to discover that ‘truth’ in a modern insurgency can be a point of view rather than a fact.

The Railway Children


Author: Mike Kenny,Edith Nesbit
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848421318
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 79
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Mike Kenny's imaginative stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's much-loved children's classic. Famously filmed, this story of a prosperous Edwardian family - mother and three children - forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight. As Mike Kenny says of his remarkably faithful adaptation, ‘You don’t need a real train to perform this play… the most powerful prop is the imagination of the audience, the most effective tool the skill of the actors.’ So this version of The Railway Children, which offers three plum roles for young performers, is eminently suitable for schools, youth theatres and drama groups - anywhere, in fact, where the cry of ‘Daddy! My Daddy!' is likely to provoke a tear.

Menschenhafen

Thriller
Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838709551
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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"Papa, was ist das? Da drüben auf dem Eis?" Ein strahlend schöner Wintertag. Anders steht mit seiner sechsjährigen Tochter im Leuchtturm der Insel Gåvasten und schaut aufs Meer hinaus. Eis, überall Eis. Und Schnee. Was hat seine Tochter da in der Ferne erspäht hat? Da ist doch nichts. Kurz darauf läuft Maja hinaus, um nachzusehen - und der Albtraum beginnt. Obwohl sie auf der freien Eisfläche nicht verschwinden kann, passiert genau das. Plötzlich ist sie weg. Spurlos verschwunden. Anders und seine Frau haben kein Kind mehr ... Jahre später erreichen Anders plötzlich mysteriöse Botschaften. Lebt Maja etwa noch?

Der Blackthorn-Code - Das Vermächtnis des Alchemisten


Author: Kevin Sands
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342343032X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
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Verschwörungen, Intrigen, Gefahr der Da-Vinci-Code für Leser ab 11 »Verrate es niemandem.« Bis zu dieser rätselhaften Warnung war Christopher Rowe eigentlich zufrieden mit seinem Leben als Lehrling des Apothekermeisters und Alchemisten Benedict Blackthorn. Er hatte ein Dach über dem Kopf, sein Meister lehrte ihn nicht nur, wie man Mittel gegen Warzen herstellt, sondern auch, wie man verschlüsselte Botschaften knackt und Rätsel löst. Doch das alles ändert sich, als eine Serie mysteriöser Morde London heimsucht. Fast immer sind es Alchemisten, die getötet werden. Christopher spürt, dass sein Meister in Gefahr ist. Ihm bleibt nur wenig Zeit, die Mörder zu enttarnen und hinter ein Geheimnis zu kommen, das so mächtig ist, dass es die Welt zerstören ka!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--

The James Plays


Author: Rona Munro
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848425606
Category: Scotland
Page: 320
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An epic exploration of the history and shaping of Scotland from one of the country s most successful playwrights."

Midnight


Author: Vicky Ireland,Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854599094
Category: Drama
Page: 67
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Wilson is one of the most popular, best-selling children's novelists.

Beauty and the Beast

A Fairy-tale Thriller
Author: Laurence Boswell
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854593078
Category: Drama
Page: 67
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A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, with music by Mick Sands drawn from traditional French folk melodies.