Drama

Harvey Plays: 1

Beautiful Thing; Babies; Boom Bang-a-Bang; Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408177722

Category: Drama

Page: 400

View: 430

Jonathan Harvey's most popular plays collected in one volume for the first time. Contains the smash hit plays Beautiful Thing - a bittersweet tale of the joys and trials of living cheek-by-jowl in a Thamesmead housing estate; Babies - based on the playwright's experiences as a teacher which was 'mercilessly robbed from a particular night when I arrived at a pupil's birthday party to be entertained by a drag queen dressed as the Queen'; The Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club - set among the low-life of Soho, centring on the Marti, a gay man of a certain age, who can't believe that anyone might fancy him; and Boom Bang-A-Bang - a play about a gathering to view the Eurovision song contest.
Performing Arts

Beautiful Thing

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822217176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 70

View: 521

THE STORY: Jamie and Ste (short for Steve) are teenage neighbors in a working-class housing project in London. Jamie is bookish and shy while Ste is more athletic. Neither one has an ideal home life: Jamie's mother Sandra is bitter over her financi
Drama

Harvey Plays: 2

Guiding Star; Hushabye Mountain; Out in the Open

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474279201

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 8170

A new collection of the latest plays from the writer of Beautiful Thing and TV's Gimme, Gimme, Gimme "JONATHAN HARVEY has an athletic and fantastical imagination, bawdy, funny and joyously blasphemous" Sunday Times GUIDING STAR: "Dry, funny, truthful, the writing buzzes with graceful perception and Scouse sarcasm...one of the best new plays of the year" Daily Mail HUSHABYE MOUNTAIN: "You would have to have a heart hewn from granite not to respond warmly to Jonathan Harvey's latest play" Guardian OUT IN THE OPEN: "A touching exploration of grief, the secrets and lies that evolve in friendships and the difficulty of telling the truth to those we love" The Times
Self-Help

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man LP

What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

Author: Steve Harvey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061999571

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 5396

Steve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years, whether it's through the "Strawberry Letters" segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can't figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it's because they're asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve lets women inside the mindset of a man and sheds light on concepts and questions such as: The Ninety Day Rule: Ford requires it of its employees. Should you require it of your man? The five questions every woman should ask a man to determine how serious he is. And much more . . . Sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book you must read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships.
Drama

Out In The Open

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140811805X

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 8041

The brilliant new play from the writer of Beautiful Thing "What you don't know, don't hurt you" Tony's ready to live-it-large and love again. But his efforts to step back on to the scene are hampered by a secret his friends, Monica and Kevin, should have told him a long time ago. Out in the Open is a funny and caustic exploration of love and the limits of friendship set over a long, hazily hot summer weekend in London. Directed by Kathy Burke, Out in the Open premiered at London's Hampstead Theatre in March 2001 and transferred to Birmingham Rep.
Drama

Babies

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408155303

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 9440

Winner of the George Devine Award in 1993, Babies premiered at the Royal Court theatre, London in September 1994 Liverpudlian Joe Casey is twenty-four, gay and a form tutor at a south-east London comprehensive. Joe's life is spliced between the drug-using excesses of his lover Woodie and the advances of his female pupils (and their mothers). A warm and funny comedy by the author of the 1993 hit Beautiful Thing.
Drama

Canary

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408135108

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 845

Canary is multi-award winning playwright Jonathan Harvey's long-awaited return to the stage: a deeply moving, funny, unflinching, and often magical story about love, honesty and being brave enough to sing out at the top of your voice - with style. In 1960s Liverpool two lovers hide their homosexuality in the closet, then go their separate ways. While pits close and dole queues grow, a couple of runaways find Heaven in 1980s London. And today the paparazzi chase a love story that could tear a family apart. Then a grieving mother gets lost up a mountain, with a vicar for some dubious consolation. With a unique richness of texture and range, Canary combines pathos and humour with a wildly ambitious scope crossing decades through cyclical family histories. The diverse character list includes a primetime TV host, Queen Isabella, Eleanor Rigby, an 'aversion therary' doctor, Mary Whitehouse and striking miners. Skilfully pulling these wide-ranging threads together, Canary provides a social overview of Britain during the last 50 years, with a focus on the struggle against homophobia. Jonathan Harvey's trademark style of warmth, poignancy, humour and imagination is obvious in this epic, Liverpudlian Angels in America for the 21st century.
Drama

Harvey

A Comedy in Three Acts

Author: Mary Chase

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822205005

Category: Drama

Page: 72

View: 4313

THE STORY: When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him c
Literary Criticism

National Theatre Connections 2013

The Guffin; Mobile Phone Show; What Are They Like?; We Lost Elijah; I'm Spilling My Heart Out Here; Tomorrow I'll Be Happy; Soundclash; Don't Feed the Animals; Ailie and the Alien; Forty-Five Minutes

Author: Howard Brenton,Jim Cartwright,Lucinda Coxon,Ryan Craig,Stacey Gregg,Jonathan Harvey,Lenny Henry,Jemma Kennedy,Morna Pearson,Anya Reiss

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140818494X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 592

View: 1389

Drawing together the work of ten leading playwrights Â? a mixture of established and current writers Â? National Theatre Connections 2013 offers young performers between the ages of thirteen and nineteen everywhere an engaging selection of plays to perform, read or study. Each play is specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department and reflects the past year's programming at the venue in the plays' ideas, themes and styles. The plays are performed by approximately 200 schools and youth theatre companies across the UK and Ireland, in partnership with multiple professional regional theatres where the works are showcased. The volume features an introduction by Anthony Banks, Associate Director for the National Theatre Discover Programme, and each play includes notes from the writer and director addressing the themes and ideas behind the play, as well as production notes and exercises. Published to coincide with the 2013 Connections festival, and the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, this year's collection features work from Howard Brenton, Jim Cartwright, Lucinda Coxon, Ryan Craig, Stacey Gregg, Jonathan Harvey, Lenny Henry, Jemma Kennedy, Morna Pearson, and Anya Reiss.
History

And the Band Played On

Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition

Author: Randy Shilts

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429930390

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 1525

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

The Chicago Way

Reissued

Author: Michael Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408819775

Category:

Page: 320

View: 9588

When PI Michael Kelly is called upon by former colleague John Gibbons to help with an old case, he doesn't expect to find him dead the next morning. Coincidence? Kelly doesn't think so. Determined to catch his friend's killer, Kelly must piece together a link between Gibbons' death and the brutal rape that happened eight years earlier. He needs all the help he can get. Kelly's fearsome new team is bright, savvy and determined, but Chicago's mob, serial rapists and shady policing won't make it easy. This fast-paced debut captures the dangerous, gritty world of Chicago crime through wit and suspense.
Fiction

All She Wants

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230765432

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 4337

‘Laugh out loud’ Marian Keyes ‘Hugely Enjoyable’ Kathy Burke There are some things in life you can always rely on. Living in the shadow of your ‘perfect’ brother Joey, getting the flu over Christmas, and your Mother showing you up in the supermarket. Then there are some things you really don’t count on happening: a good dose of fame, getting completely trashed at an awards ceremony, and catching your fella doing something unmentionable on your wedding day. This is my story, it’s dead tragic. You have been warned... Jodie Xx
Fiction

The Lovely Bones

Author: Alice Sebold

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759527737

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7425

Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. The Lovely Bones is such a book - a phenomenal #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its narrative artistry, its luminous clarity of emotion, and its astoniishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world. "My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on eath continue without her - her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable traged and loss, The Lovely Bones succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy "A stunning achievement." -The New Yorker "Deeply affecting. . . . A keenly observed portrait of familial love and how it endures and changes over time." -New York Times "A triumphant novel. . . . It's a knockout." -Time "Destined to become a classic in the vein of To Kill a Mockingbird. . . . I loved it." -Anna Quindlen "A novel that is painfully fine and accomplished." -Los Angeles Times "The Lovely Bones seems to be saying there are more important things in life on earth than retribution. Like forgiveness, like love." -Chicago Tribune
Fiction

The Years She Stole

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760559385

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9724

2017 Pregnant Rachel Taylor is enjoying a holiday in Morocco when she gets the phone call to say her mother hasn’t got much time left to live. With a head of mixed emotions she returns to the village where she grew up to say her last goodbyes. It’s true to say their relationship had often been strained and Rachel had never quite understood why. When clearing out her mother’s things she thinks she finds an answer, and her world is changed forever. 1978 Shirley Burke is on a family holiday at Butlin’s when she first sets eyes on Doug, a man considerably older than herself. When his daughter goes missing one night, Shirley’s the one who finds her and returns her to him. When his gratitude turns into something else, Shirley realizes this is her time to shine. But Doug is married, and her young life is about to get very complicated. Rachel and Shirley. Two women from different decades in Jonathan Harvey's The Years She Stole. Somehow their lives are entwined and neither can know the impact one woman will have on the other until it’s way too late . . .
Art

Theatre and Race

Author: Harvey Young

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230390978

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 7951

The theatre has always been a place where conceptions of race and racism have been staged, shared and perpetuated. Harvey Young introduces key ideas about race, before tracing its relationship with theatre and performance - from Ancient Athens to the present day.
Performing Arts

Out on Stage

Lesbian and Gay Theatre in the Twentieth Century

Author: Alan Sinfield

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300081022

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 407

View: 2293

This intriguing, authoritative book tracks stage representations of lesbians and gay men from Oscar Wilde to the present day and examines scores of British and American plays and playwrights, including works by Wilde, Maugham, Coward, Hellman, O'Neill, Le Roi Jones, and Joe Orton.
Fiction

The Confusion of Karen Carpenter

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230770584

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8969

Hello. There are two things you should know about me: 1) My name is Karen Carpenter. 2) Just before Christmas my boyfriend left me. I’m not THE Karen Carpenter. I just have the most embarrassing name in Christendom. Particularly as I’m no skinny minny and don’t play the drums. I can’t even sing. I’m tone deaf. I work in a school in the East End. (Where I came third in a ‘Teacher we’d most like to sleep with’ competition amongst the Year 11 boys) My Mum’s driving me mad. She’s come to stay and is obsessed with Scandi crime shows and Zumba. Oh yeah. The boyfriend. After eleven ‘happy’ years he left me. No explanation just a post it on the kettle when I got in from work. I think I’m handling it really well. I don’t think I’m confused at all. What was my name again?
Drama

Guiding Star

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9780413736109

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 424

A major play from one of Britain's best young dramatists On 15 April 1989 Terry Fitzgibbon and his two sons survived the Hillsborough disaster. Nine years later, his struggle to come to terms with the tragedy that shook a city is tearing his family apart. Haunted by survivor's guilt, Terry is oblivious to the conflict in his own home, the pain he is inflicting on his wife and the very real tragedy that is unfolding for his neighbours. Guiding Star premièred at the Everyman Theatre Liverpool, in September 1998 and transferred to the Royal National Theatre in November of that year.
Fiction

The History of Us

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447298217

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3065

Liverpool 1985 Kathleen, Adam and Jocelyn are three teenage friends who bond over an unconventional nativity play. They all have ambitions, they all have dreams. Adam wants to be a writer, Jocelyn wants to sing and Kathleen - well, she wants to be an embalmer. London 2015 Kathleen is a borderline alcoholic, Adam is holding on to a shocking secret and Jocelyn is dead. Where did it all go wrong? How did having the world at their feet turn into having the weight of it on their shoulders? Filled with Jonathan Harvey's trademark wit, warmth and outrageous humour, The History of Us is a novel about friendship and secrets, the choices we make and the consequences we face.
Drama

Casa Valentina

Author: Harvey Fierstein

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822232464

Category: Drama

Page: 66

View: 9456

THE STORY: Nestled in the Catskills—1962's land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy—an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women. These white-collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter-egos. But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, the members of this sorority had to decide whether the freedom gained by openness was worth the risk of personal ruin. Based on real events and infused with Fierstein's trademark wit, this moving, insightful, and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of "self-made women" as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.