Download Groupie (Oberon Modern Plays) by Arnold Wesker PDF

By Arnold Wesker

Mattie Beancourt, a sixty one 12 months outdated lady, reads the autobiography of Mark Gorman, a well-known painter. Having grown up within the similar London East finish streets because the painter she writes him a fan letter. He replies in brief, apologising he cannot write at size as he is busy getting ready for a brand new exhibition and needs to supply interviews and meet with potential buyers, etc. She is so stunned and inspired that he has deigned to answer that she dares write back. A correspondence develops. She visits him unannounced, and discovers that faraway from getting ready for a brand new exhibition and being absorbed with interviews he lives in close to poverty and forget. Her character is sunny, his is curmudgeonly. Their effect upon one another is startling. Groupie started lifestyles as a Radio four commissioned Friday Play which was once transmitted in 2001 with Barbara Windsor and Timothy West. the area leading opened in Naples 2002.

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Download Heads Up by Kieran Hurley PDF

By Kieran Hurley

2016 The Scotsman Fringe First award winner

A urban. similar to this. instantly. A teenage lady boils up in rage in a bathroom cubicle. A finance employee preaches doom in a hectic teach station. An absurd coke-addled megastar races via city on a project. A paranoid stoner stares blankly on the unending mess ups at the television information. in precisely one second, all their worlds will end.

Heads Up is a blistering monologue weaving an image of a well-recognized urban for the time being of its destruction, asking what we'd do if we discovered ourselves on the finish of our global as we all know it.

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Download Fry: Plays Two (Venus Observed; The Dark Is Light Enough; by Christopher Fry PDF

By Christopher Fry

contains the performs Venus saw, The darkish is mild adequate and Curtmantle

This quantity of Christopher Fry's unique level paintings concludes his 'Season performs' with Venus Observed ('Autumn') and The darkish is gentle Enough ('Winter').

In the 1st of those, commissioned via Laurence Olivier, a convinced yet getting older duke asks his grown-up son to settle on a brand new spouse for him. Written with a wonderfully gentle contact, this can be a unusually reflective play approximately love, energy and forgiveness.
The darkish is gentle Enough, set in the course of Hungary's rebel opposed to Austria within the 1850s, matters an imperious, inscrutable aristocrat who turns out ready to sacrifice kin and loved ones for the sake of her daughter's scapegrace ex-husband.
Also incorporated is Fry's biographical play approximately King Henry II, Curtmantle. operating with the 'epic' theatrical kind of the time and applying a brand new, leaner verse language, Fry captures Henry's power, quickly wit and quickly mood, his dating with Thomas Becket - Chancellor and good friend, Archbishop and enemy - and his finally tragic struggles together with his 4 bold sons

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Download Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman by Sarah K. Scott,M.L. Stapleton PDF

By Sarah K. Scott,M.L. Stapleton

Contributions to this quantity discover the assumption of Marlowe as a operating artist, based on John Addington Symonds' characterization of him as a "sculptor-poet." through the physique of his work-including not just the poems and performs, but additionally his forays into translation and imitation-a distinctive corporation of confirmed and rising literary students lines how Marlowe conceives an concept, shapes and refines it, then remakes and remodels it, simply to refashion it extra in his writing method. those essays inevitably overlap with each other within the different types of lives, level, and web page, which indications their interdependent nature concerning questions of authorship, theater and function background, in addition to interpretive matters in the works themselves. The participants interpret and examine the disputed proof of Marlowe's existence, the textual problems that emerge from the staging of his performs, the severe investigations bobbing up from analyses of person works, and their dating to these of his contemporaries. the gathering engages in new methods the controversies and complexities of its subject's lifestyles and artwork. It displays the flourishing country of Marlowe reports because it shapes the twenty-first century perception of the poet and playwright as grasp craftsman.

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Download The Devil and the Sacred in English Drama, 1350–1642 by John D. Cox PDF

By John D. Cox

John Cox tells the interesting tale of degree devils from their earliest visual appeal in English performs to the remaining of the theatres through parliamentary order in 1642. The publication represents a big revision of E. okay. Chambers' rules of degree devils within the Medieval level (1903), arguing that this isn't a heritage of slow secularization, as scholarship has maintained for the final century, yet really that degree devils have been profoundly formed from the outset by way of the assumptions of sacred drama and retained this form almost unchanged until eventually the appearance of everlasting advertisement theatres close to London. The ebook spans either medieval and Renaissance drama together with the medieval secret cycles at the one hand, via to performs via Greene, Marlowe, Shakespeare (1 and a pair of Henry VI), Jonson, Middleton and Davenant. An appendix lists all identified satan performs in English from the start to 1642.

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Download Silver Lining (Modern Plays) by Sandi Toksvig PDF

By Sandi Toksvig

How unbelievably boring my existence was once. I did every thing i used to be alleged to. i used to be this kind of strong woman. I lived in the home he selected and wiped clean a useless woman's furnishings. i purchased hats, who the hell wears a hat? And forever i needed to scream simply because i used to be so bored.

On one darkish and stormy evening within the higher day room of the Silver Retirement domestic, 5 aged girls are buying and selling tales in their notable (or occasionally unremarkable) lives. With the typhoon floods emerging and no rescue workforce in sight, the women are confronted with the surprising realisation that during order to outlive they're going to need to do what they've got performed for his or her complete lives – do it themselves!

Silver Lining is a hilarious comedy by way of Sandi Toksvig. It tells the story of a bunch of awesome but forgotten ladies, who come jointly one treacherous evening to recreate the nice break out – senior-citizen style.

It got its global preferable on the Rose Theatre, Kingston, on three February 2017 in a creation via English traveling Theatre and Rose Theatre, Kingston.

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Download Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England: Penetrating by Gabriel A. Rieger PDF

By Gabriel A. Rieger

Drawing upon fresh scholarship in Renaissance reports relating to notions of the physique, political, actual and social, this learn examines how the satiric tragedians of the English Renaissance hire the languages of intercourse - together with sexual slander, titillation, insinuation and obscenity - within the carrier of satiric aggression. there's a shut organization among the style of satire and sexually descriptive language within the interval, writer Gabriel Rieger argues, relatively within the ways that either the style and the languages embrace platforms of oppositions. In exploring a number of the reasons which sexually descriptive language serves for the satiric tragedian, Rieger studies a wide diversity of texts, historical, Renaissance, and modern, through satiric tragedians, moralists, clinical writers and critics, paying specific awareness to the works of William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton and John Webster

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Download The Albatross 3rd & Main by Simon David Eden PDF

By Simon David Eden

Gene Lacy, a former lobster boat fisherman and owner of Lacy's basic shop, is down on his success large time: he is ducking collectors, large playing accounts, and an ex-wife with very pricey tastes. So while Spider walks into his shop with a golden lottery price ticket within the form of a unprecedented and necessary lifeless fowl, Gene has a decision to make. He has the connections to aid Spider flip his providence into bucks, yet there is one tiny challenge, as Gene's right-hand guy - an ex-boxer named Lullaby - is easily acutely aware: it is a legal offence to also be in ownership of the poultry. because the metaphorical noose tightens, and the specter of a long stretch in the back of bars hangs over them, so the friendships resolve with a very likely lethal and lethal humorous final result: if there is honour among thieves, an individual forgot to inform those guys.

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Download Cyrano (Modern Plays) by Edmond Rostand PDF

By Edmond Rostand

His uniform is picturesque; a hat with triple plume
Doublet, cape, and sword - worn like a peacock's tail.
From the eyebrows up, he is all feathers
From the neck down, it is buckle and swash -
But squeezed among is a nostril – a nose...
A modest poet equivalent to i have to fail entirely
To describe this gross, conceited, giant nose.

Cyrano de Bergerac, an excellent poet and swordsman, is deeply in love along with his fantastic and lovely cousin Roxane. on a daily basis of his lifestyles is lived just for her – each poem he writes, each duel he fights.

But, regardless of his sprint and his bold, Cyrano is terrified of revealing his precise emotions, yes she's going to by no means love him in go back. For who might love a guy with such an incredible nose?

Award-winning playwright Deborah McAndrew has tailored Edmond Rostand's unique 1897 play of unrequited love set within the golden age of musketeers. This model of Cyrano de Bergerac, for thirteen actors, received its international most popular on the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle, on three February 2017 as a part of a countrywide travel, produced by way of Northern Broadsides and the hot Vic Theatre.

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