The Cherry Orchard

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786823055

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 8958

Pembrokeshire, 1982. Things are going to change. This radical reworking of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard places the action in early 80s Wales, at the dawn of another revolution – the Thatcher regime.

The Free State: A South African Response to Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard

A South African Response to Chekhov s The Cherry Orchard

Author: Janet Suzman

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436088

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 1323

This powerful version of Chekhov’s famous drama reflects the South African phenomenon of the 1990s. With the hindsight of the new millennium we can look back and see that the miracle did happen. The new order did take over from the old. The fruitless cherry orchard was chopped down. The old men who couldn't move with the times have been left behind and forgotten. Chekhov's great pre-revolutionary drama, dreaming of youthful energy replacing the worn-out inertia of a dying world, lends itself vividly to this new setting in post-revolutionary South Africa.

Der Kirschgarten


Author: Anton P. Čechov,Vera Bischitzky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423138352


Page: 565

View: 5400


Europe on Stage; Translation and Theatre

Translation and Theatre

Author: Gunilla Anderman

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783192291

Category: Drama

Page: 384

View: 5375

Plays written by the major European dramatists of the last two centuries – from the firmly established classics of Ibsen and Chekhov to the recent successes of Yasmina Reza – are increasingly performed on British stages, often in new translations or versions. But what distinguishes one translation from another? And what social and cultural factors of reception must the translator of a foreign play take into account? This comprehensive study of the history of European plays on the English stage explores the importance of cultural assumptions and linguistic stumbling blocks. Gunilla Anderman looks at varying approaches to the foreign text as well as the need for new versions of the same play, and discusses the influence of European drama in translation and its contribution to and enrichment of English playwriting. Key phrases recurring in the original works of the European canon are also scrutinised in an attempt to demystify and unearth what English readers of the translated texts may never have known they were missing. Europe on Stage: Translation and Theatre is a valuable addition to the literature on the theatre, of interest to theatre-goers, theatre practitioners and linguists as well as students of drama, comparative literature and translation studies.

The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors: Classical and Contemporary Speeches from Black British Plays: Monologues for Men – Volume 1

Classical and Contemporary Speeches from Black British Plays

Author: Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783195568

Category: Drama

Page: 136

View: 9993

Foreword by Kwame Kwei Armah How many Black British plays can you name? Inspired by both classical and contemporary plays, The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors gives readers an insight into some of the best cutting-edge plays written by black British playwrights, over the last sixty years. This collection features over twenty speeches by Britain’s most prominent black dramatists. The monologues represent a wide-range of themes, characters, dialects and styles. Suitable for young people and adults, each selection includes production information, a synopsis of the play, a biography of the playwright and a scene summary. The aim of this collection is that actors will enjoy working on these speeches, using them to help strengthen their craft, and by doing so, help to ensure these plays are always remembered.

Passionate Amateurs

Theatre, Communism, and Love

Author: Nicholas Ridout

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472119079

Category: DRAMA

Page: 205

View: 508

A rich, historically grounded exploration of why theater and performance matter in the modern world

The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov

Author: Vera Gottlieb

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521589178

Category: Drama

Page: 293

View: 4016

This volume, first published in 2000, is an accessible Companion on one of the most important dramatists in the repertoire.
Performing Arts

Food For Ravens

Author: Trevor Griffiths

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849438072

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 87

View: 8023

Winner of a Royal Television Society Award, this is the text of the television drama broadcast by the BBC starring Brian Cox and Sinead Cusack. Food for Ravens is a powerful political drama about one of the great politicians of the Twentieth Century, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan.

Three Sisters

Author: Anton Chekhov,Benedict Andrews

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436231

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 1388

In a remote Russian town, Olga, Masha and Irina yearn for the adrenaline rush of life in Moscow – but their plans go nowhere. Disaster, deception, meaningless self-sacrifice – in Chekhov’s heartbreaking masterpiece, each new twist of fate sees the sisters’ control over their destiny slip away. In a new version of a well known Chekhov play, by this visionary young director Benedict Andrews, lauded in Berlin and Sydney (including for The Wars of the Roses with Cate Blanchett), returns to the Young Vic after his triumphant The Return of Ulysses in 2011. Renowned German designer Johannes Schütz makes his Young Vic debut.

The Seagull

A Comedy

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: Oberon Books


Category: Drama

Page: 85

View: 349

Constantine Treplev, son of the renowned, self-centered actress Irina Arkadina, dreams of bringing new forms to the theatre, while Nina, the girl he loves, is tempted by the charm of Trigorin, a famous writer.

Der goldene Drache

Stücke 2004 - 2011

Author: Roland Schimmelpfennig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596192519


Page: 733

View: 4890


Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi

Author: Pam Gems

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783195428

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 6600

Commemorating the centenary year of the death of suffragette martyr Emily Wilding Davison, the first full professional production in more than thirty-five years of Pam Gems' feminist classic Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi. Four determinedly 'liberated' – and very different – women ricochet around a tiny shared flat, while trying to pull together the shattered strands of their lives: Dusa is struggling to regain her children from their father, Fish is losing her lover to another woman, Stas is on the game to finance the course she wants to study at university, while Vi steadfastly refuses to eat.... A bitingly sardonic modern classic, widely regarded as an historic icon of early feminism, Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi was first seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1976 under the title Dead Fish, Michael Codron transferred the play to the West End under its new title where it enjoyed a huge success and established Pam Gems as a major new voice in British theatre

Catching the Light: Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale - A Working Partnership

Author: Mark Leipacher

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433291

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 3539

Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale have forged one of the most successful working partnerships in contemporary theatre history. Across twenty years and eight productions their collaboration has evolved, matured and keeps thriving through their work on stage; six Shakespeare and two Chekhov plays form their common body of work so far. Mark Leipacher’s correspondence with Mendes and Beale and his thorough research into archival material on their collaborations, offers the reader a detailed account of the productions and, uniquely, Mendes’ and Beale’s own observations on their method of work and on the discoveries they made in each of the plays. How do moments of magic on stage arise in the rehearsal room? Catching the Light, full of anecdotes and gems of knowledge, is an indispensable read for actors, directors, students and anyone who loves the theatre.Features a foreword from Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director of the Old Vic.
Insurance agents

Flowering Cherry

Author: Robert Bolt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783193073

Category: Insurance agents

Page: 96

View: 7414

Suburbia, 1957. Jim Cherry sells insurance, but wants to sell apples instead. He dreams of owning an orchard and quitting the job he hates. But Cherry is a fantasist and his wife Isobel is at a breaking point. As his dream begins to spiral out of control and the gulf between them widens, can she force him to face reality?

Alice im Bett

Stück in acht Szenen

Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886611232

Category: Women

Page: 66

View: 4823


Russian Trilogy

Author: Reza De Wet

Publisher: Oberon Books


Category: Drama

Page: 215

View: 4949

Plays based on characters from Chekhov's 'Three sisters', 'Uncle Vanya' and 'The seagull'.

At Ease in a Bright Red Tie

Writings on Theatre

Author: John Robert Whiting

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited


Category: Drama

Page: 170

View: 3097

Brings alive the most fascinating and eventful decade in British theatre, the years between 1952 and 1962.