How Plays Work


Author: David Edgar
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854593719
Category: Drama
Page: 220
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Distinguished playwright David Edgar examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning. Written for playwrights and playgoers alike, Edgar’s analysis starts with the building blocks of whole plays – plot, character creation, genre and structure – and moves on to scenes and devices. He shows how plays share a common architecture without which the uniqueness of their authors’ vision would be invisible. What does King Lear have in common with Cinderella? What does Jaws owe to Ibsen? From Aeschylus to Alan Ayckbourn, from Chekhov to Caryl Churchill, are there common principles by which all plays work? How Plays Work is a masterclass for playwrights and playmakers and a fascinating guide to the anatomy of drama. 'lucid, deeply intelligent... combines theoretical acumen with the assured know-how of a working dramatist' Terry Eagleton, TLS 'Fascinating... Read it. You will learn a lot' The Stage

Kensukes Königreich

Inselabenteuer im Korallenmeer
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423711647
Category:
Page: 153
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Actors and Performers Yearbook 2015


Author: N.A
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472571959
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 520
View: 1488
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Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Formerly known as Actors' Yearbook, Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2016

Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio
Author: Lloyd Trott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474239765
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 512
View: 4091
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Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2018

Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio
Author: N.A
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350030198
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 504
View: 5720
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Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Text & Presentation, 2011


Author: Kiki Gounaridou
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786490268
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 134
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Text & Presentation is an annual anthology of essays devoted to all aspects of theatre and performance scholarship. This new volume represents a selection of the best research presented at the 35th international, interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference in Los Angeles. The essays include innovative detective work on Aristophanes’s and Aeschylus’s plays and discussions of topics including Joe Orton’s plays as social protest against the power of psychiatry and the asylum, George Eliot’s controversial description of the burlesque spirit as “fodder for degraded appetites,” and psychological depictions of young women entering into sexual experience in Liz Lochhead’s Dracula, among others.

The Secret Life of Plays


Author: Steve Waters
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848420007
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 210
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A guide to the hidden workings of plays and the trade secrets that govern their writing - by the acclaimed playwright Steve Waters. Drawing on a wide range of drama, both historical and modern, Waters takes the reader through the key elements of dramatic writing – scenes, acts, space, time, characters, language and images – to show how a play is more than the sum of its parts, with as much inner vitality as a living organism. Almost uniquely amongst accounts of playwriting, Waters’ book looks at the ways in which good plays move their audiences, generating powerful emotional responses that often defy conventional analysis. The Secret Life of Plays is for playwrights at any stage of their career, and will inspire and inform drama students as well as working actors and directors. Most of all it is for anyone who has ever laughed or cried in the theatre – and wants to know why. 'Theatre is a live medium, about bodies, sweat and feeling, even if it is informed by ideas and reason. How a thing composed of words manages to carry within it the currents of energy that generate that impression of life is what I want to explore…' Steve Waters 'Steve Waters’ book is like his plays: clear, elegant and stimulating throughout' David Edgar

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 Encounter


Author: Complicite,Simon McBurney
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848425545
Category:
Page: 96
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A play that traces a journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, incorporating innovative technology into a solo performance.

If Only


Author: David Edgar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848423336
Category: Drama
Page: 119
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David Edgar's 'If Only' is a political drama set around the 2010 UK General Election and its possible consequences for policymaking. It was first performed at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, on 20 June 2013

English Language, Literature and Creative Writing

A Practical Guide for Students
Author: Sarah Dobbs,Val Jessop,Devon Campbell-Hall,Terry McDonough,Cath Nichols
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783082925
Category: Study Aids
Page: 198
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A practical, easy-to-read guide that aims to help undergraduate students cope with the demands of English and Creative Writing degrees. Written by lecturers and industry professionals with decades of experience in professional writing and higher education, this book also includes hints and tips from previous students.

Contemporary British Drama


Author: David Lane
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748686797
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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This book offers an extended analysis of writers and theatre companies in Britain since 1995, and explores them alongside recent cultural, social and political developments. Referencing well-known practitioners from modern theatre, this book is an excelle

Girl in the Machine


Author: Stef Smith
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426689
Category: Drama
Page: 80
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"Do you want to live forever? YES or NO." Polly and Owen have nailed it. Successful in their careers and wildly in love with each other, they feel ready to take on the world. But when a mysterious new technology, promising a break from the daily grind, creeps into everyone's phones, their world is turned upside down. As the line between physical and digital rapidly dissipates, Polly and Owen are forced to question whether their definitions of reality and freedom are the same.

Henry V. EG

The Shakespeare Folios
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854596215
Category: Drama
Page: 222
View: 1660
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"A quite wonderful ideaSo blindingly obvious, I can't understand why nobody had thought of it before. I will certainly use the texts myself."-- Sir Peter Hall

Blue Heart


Author: Caryl Churchill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848426009
Category:
Page: 72
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Two exhilarating and teasingly entertaining one-act plays from one of the UK's leading playwrights. Heart's Desire sees a family awaiting their daughter's return from Australia, though in a series of alternative scenarios, the play collapses as it keeps veering off in unexpected and ridiculous directions. Blue Kettle tells the story of conman Derek and the five women he misleads into believing he is their biological son. Try as he might, Derek's plans are scuppered as the play is invaded by a virus. In Caryl Churchill's ever-inventive style, the two plays in Blue Heart pull apart language and structure in a way that is theatrically remarkable and fast paced, in a stirring yet truthful exploration of family and relationships. This edition was published alongside the first major revival of Blue Heart, nearly twenty years after its Royal Court premiere, in a co-production by the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, and Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol, in 2016.

Five Plays


Author: Nicholas Wright
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854594730
Category: Drama
Page: 390
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A rich selection of work from the late 1970s and 1980s, introduced by the playwright. The plays contained in this volume are: The Custom of the Country (1983) An updating of Fletcher and Massinger's bawdy Jacobean drama. The Desert Air (1985) A wartime comedy set in Cairo. Mrs Klein (1988) A play about the controversial psychoanalyst. One Fine Day (1980) A comedy about the gulf that separates Britain and Africa. Treetops (1978) A play based on the author's own rebellious boyhood in South Africa.

All's Well that Ends Well

All's Well, that Ends Well : the First Folio of 1623 and a Parallel Modern Edition
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781854597199
Category: Drama
Page: 233
View: 471
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The Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form. 'A quite wonderful idea... So blindingly obvious, I can't understand why nobody had thought of it before. I will certainly use the texts myself' - Peter Hall This edition accurately reproduces the text of the Shakespeare First Folio (1623), but in modern type. At a stroke the dust of ages is blown away and what Shakespeare actually intended is revealed to modern readers. Now Shakespeareans everywhere - students, actors, directors - can see for themselves what the Folio really says. As a further aid to understanding, on each opposing page the same text appears in a fully modernised version - a useful safety net whenever the Folio becomes problematic. Each volume also contains: - an introduction to the particular play - textual notes - an appendix giving variant versions from the Quarto where appropriate - a facsimile page from the First Folio

Written on the Heart


Author: David Edgar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848422070
Category: Drama
Page: 113
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A new play about biblical translation from a top UK playwright, marking the King James Bible's 400th Anniversary.

Hand in Hand


Author: Simon Block
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854596857
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Ronnie is fresh off the plane from Israel, looking to move back into his old room in Dave's flat and pick up where he left off. But life has moved on. And when his younger sister Cass and her new relationship with Dave become the target of Ronnie's interference, her belief that blood is thicker than water starts to crack under the strain. Hand in Hand deals with issues of loyalty and betrayal in private and political life.

Kanye the First


Author: Sam Steiner
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848426894
Category:
Page: 80
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Sam Steiner's Kanye the First is a dazzlingly funny and original drama about identity, guilt, contemporary culture and the second coming of Kanye West. It premiered in September 2017 by HighTide Festival.