Drama

After the End

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 106

View: 684

They were all in the pub when the explosion happened. Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark, who has saved her life. Mark is always prepared for the worst and has everything he thinks they will need to survive; tinned chilli, Dungeons and Dragons and a knife - now all they need to do is wait until it's safe to go outside. Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other?
Drama

Dennis Kelly: Plays One

Love and Money, Osama the Hero, Debris, After the End

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433143

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 9732

Features the plays Debris, Osama the Hero, After the End and Love and Money. These four plays are linked by their characters' desperate need to believe that there is more to life than the often brutal worlds in which they find themselves. Kelly's remarkable debut Debris finds humour and pathos in a spectacularly dysfunctional family unit. The harrowing Osama the Hero shows a group of neighbours taking ill-defined revenge on an odd-ball teenager in a climate of fear. In After the End a woman discovers she has been rescued from Armageddon by a paranoid ex-colleague with a nuclear bunker in his garden. And in a fractured narrative Love and Money portrays a marriage driven to brutal destruction by financial pressures.
Literary Criticism

The Aesthetics of Spectacle in Early Modern Drama and Modern Cinema

Robert Greene's Theatre of Attractions

Author: J. Sager

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137332409

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

View: 549

Examining the work of the Elizabethan playwright, Robert Greene, this book argues that Greene's plays are innovative in their use of spectacle. Its most striking feature is the use of the one-to-one analogies between Greene's drama and modern cinema, in order to explore the plays' stage effects.
Drama

The Mistress Contract (Oberon Modern Plays)

Author: Abi Morgan,She and He

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783195525

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 4816

She and He are the pseudonyms of a real-life couple who live in separate houses in the same city on the west coast of America. She is 88. He is 93. For 30 years he has provided her with a home and an income, while she provides ‘mistress services’ – ‘All sexual acts as requested, with suspension of historical, emotional, psychological disclaimers.’ They first met at university and then lost touch. When they met again twenty years later, they began an affair when She – a highly educated, intelligent woman with a history of involvement in the feminist movement – asked her wealthy lover to sign the remarkable document that outlines their unconventional lifestyle: The Mistress Contract. Was her suggestion a betrayal of all that she and the women of her generation had fought for? Or was it brave, honest, and radical? Then — on a small recorder that fit in her purse — this extraordinary couple began to tape their conversations about their relationship, conversations that took place while travelling, over dinner at home and in restaurants, on the phone, even in bed. Based on reams of tape recordings made over their 30 year relationship, The Mistress Contract is a remarkable document of this unconventional couple, and the contract that kept them bound together to this day.
Drama

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume Two

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436215

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 6799

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are helpfully organised into age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’, ‘Thirties’ and ‘Forties plus’.
Drama

DNA

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432376

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 8254

A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart. A contemporary play for younger people, DNA opened at the National Theatre in February 2008
Drama

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Teens to Thirties

Author: Dee Cannon

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783199385

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 6735

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors need them for drama school entry, training, showcases and when auditioning for roles in the industry. This book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. The monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are organised in age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’ and ‘Thirties’. This volume comes in a brand new format, with a notes page next to each speech, acting as an actor’s workbook as well as a monologue resource.
Drama

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Teens to Thirties

Author: Dee Cannon

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783199407

Category: Drama

Page: 192

View: 4212

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors need them for drama school entry, training, showcases and when auditioning for roles in the industry. This book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. The monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are organised in age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’ and ‘Thirties’. This volume comes in a brand new format, with a notes page next to each speech, acting as an actor’s workbook as well as a monologue resource.

Ein Sommernachtstraum

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849625923

Category:

Page: 96

View: 1672

Die Komödie Ein Sommernachtstraum oder Ein Mittsommernachtstraum (engl. A Midsummer Night's Dream) wurde 1595 oder 1596 von William Shakespeare geschrieben und vor 1600 uraufgeführt. Das Stück ist eines der meistgespielten Shakespeare-Stücke. In den englischsprachigen Ländern ist der Sommernachtstraum ein Klassiker für Schul- und Laientheaterinszenierungen. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.
Drama

Fry: Plays One (The Lady's Not for Burning , A Yard of Sun , Siege)

Author: Christopher Fry

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849437300

Category: Drama

Page: 288

View: 7250

Includes the plays The Lady's Not for Burning, A Yard of Sun andSiege In this volume of Christopher Fry's original stage work, his most famous play The Lady's Not for Burning - 'Spring' in his set of 'Seasonal Plays' - is joined by the 'Summer' play A Yard of Sun, written in the mid-1930's. Celebrated for the sensuousness and joyous wit of its language, The Lady's Not for Burning is a key play in the revival of verse drama in the 1940's, and the scale of its success made Fry one of the most famous playwrights of his day. A Yard of Sun, Fry's last full-length stage play, is set in Siena just after the end of World War Two. Without ignoring the struggles and privations of war, the play is funny, touching and ultimately optimistic. Based on the medieval story of Aucassin and Nicolette and conceived as a form of 'pageant', Siege with its mixing of verse and prose, sprawling structure, employment of different speech patterns and deliberately contemporary touches, gives a unique insight into Fry's development as a stage-craftsman.
Drama

What the Night Is For

Author: Michael Weller

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783193913

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 5366

Ten years after the end of their affair in New York, two lovers meet in a hotel room far from their homes. Both are now married, both have children and both have been wondering about the road not taken. What begins as a casual meal and an evening of catching up turns into a painful, hilarious, passionate and moving voyage towards a moment that could change both their lives forever. Uncompromising in its attitude to modern marriage and infidelity, What the Night is For poses timeless questions - Am I with the right person? Or is my real soul mate still out there, living another life?
Drama

Plays Two

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited

ISBN: 9781783190126

Category: Drama

Page: 421

View: 8968

The second volume of collected work from one of the UK's finest dramatists and author of Broadway's Matilda The Musical.
Drama

The Gods Weep

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849438463

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 1808

The Gods Weep focuses on the life of a CEO whose global business fragments around him as he loses his grip on reality. Colm has taken a lifetime to build his empire. With brutal rigor he has shaped the world around him in his own image. As time moves on his decision-making abilities increasingly fail him and the world he has created begins to fracture. The power struggle that ensues reveals the corruption and unstoppable forces at work in a world where corporate greed and national security frighteningly overlap.
Drama

Wesker's Social Plays

Author: Arnold Wesker

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435952

Category: Drama

Page: 300

View: 732

Includes the plays The Kitchen,The Rocking Horse Kid, Voices on the Wind, Denial and When God Wanted a Son This volume of Oberon Books' Wesker series includes the author’s most performed work The Kitchen (1957) produced in sixty cities from Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo, from Paris to Moscow, from Montreal to Zurich. This volume also contains Wesker’s latest play The Rocking Horse Kid, about a black boy who wants to go round the world on a horse; the magical play for children Voices on the Wind and one of his most controversial plays Denial about ‘the false memory syndrome’, declared by an irate French critic of the Paris production as ‘...a dangerous play. Wesker is a dangerous playwright.’ He has also been described as ‘a melancholy optimist’ as evidenced by another of the plays in this volume When God Wanted a Son which explores the possibility that anti-Semitism like stupidity is in the bloodstream of human nature and here to stay. Few playwrights dare be as politically incorrect as Wesker.
Literary Criticism

Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

View: 332

This authoritative and innovative volume explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to a wide range of artistic practices and activities, past and present.
Drama

The Kitchen

Author: Arnold Wesker

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849437572

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 1508

1950s London. In the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant, the orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes and fruit flans. ‘Fifteen hundred customers an’ half of them eating fish. I had to start work on a Friday.’ Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe – English, Irish, German, Jewish – argue and flirt as they race to keep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook, seems to thrive on the pressure. In between preparing dishes, he manages to strike up an affair with married waitress Monique, the whole time dreaming of a better life. But in the all-consuming clamour of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of collapse. ‘We all said we wouldn’t last the day, but tell me – what is there a man can’t get used to?’ Arnold Wesker’s extraordinary play premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has since been performed in over 30 countries. The Kitchen puts the workplace centre stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.
Drama

Taking Care of Baby

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433615

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 9770

‘None of this is the truth. It’s just people saying things. It’s all subjective. There’s the truth, and there’s what people think is the truth, and it all depends on how you slant it...’ Taking Care of Baby tackles the complex case of Donna McAuliffe, a young mother convicted of the murder of her two infant children. In a series of probing interviews the people in this extraordinary story, including Donna herself and her bewildered mother Lynn, reveal how they may have harmed those they sought to protect. Dennis Kelly’s ambitious play uses the popular techniques of drama-documentary and verbatim theatre to explore how truth is compromised by today’s information culture.
Drama

The Dispute

Author: Pierre de Marivaux,Neil Bartlett

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849439567

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 8157

What if four children had been kept locked away in darkness and complete isolation since birth? What if, tonight, they were to be released? How would bodies and minds reared in darkness respond to the first words, the first lies, the first kisses? What if you got to watch? Cruel, erotic and elegant by turn, The Dispute is rightly regarded as one of Marivaux’s masterpieces.
Drama

Julia Pascal - Political Plays

Author: Julia Pascal

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited

ISBN: 9781783190386

Category: Drama

Page: 255

View: 5380

Julia Pascal's latest collection takes place in 1946 London, 1982 Europe, modern-day Manhattan and in a whale at anytime.
Drama

The Flu Season

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781840023701

Category: Drama

Page: 82

View: 3509

No one in the middle of being in love ever sat down to write a love story. It's only after the belongings are sorted and the shirts returned that the pencils are sharpened and the notebooks opened. So, in a serious way, love stories are never love stories. Love is their inspiration, yes, but the end of love is the reason for their existence. This is a problem. It proposes anti-journeys where we saw only journeys, directs things toward a new negative we hadn't intended. The Flu Season tries to be a love story, anyway. It has a strategy. The play revels in it's ambivalence, lives in fits and starts, and derives a flailing energy from its doubts about itself. But these come at a price, which is paid by the characters in the play. A kind of clarity finally comes. In the end, is the end.