Drama

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

Author: Janet Suzman

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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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.
Drama

The Cherry Orchard

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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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.
Drama

Europe on Stage; Translation and Theatre

Author: Gunilla Anderman

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 384

View: 540

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.
Drama

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

Author: Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 136

View: 482

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.
DRAMA

Passionate Amateurs

Author: Nicholas Ridout

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN:

Category: DRAMA

Page: 205

View: 376

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

The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov

Author: Vera Gottlieb

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 293

View: 353

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:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 87

View: 253

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.
Drama

Three Sisters

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 874

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.
Drama

The Seagull

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 85

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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.