Stephenson Plays: 1

A Memory of Water; Five Kinds of Silence; An Experiment with an Air Pump; Ancient Lights

Author: Shelagh Stephenson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472517636

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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The first collection of plays by one of Britain's most acclaimed contemporary playwrights - "one of the most promising dramatic prospects of the new millennium" (Daily Telegraph) The collection includes the THE MEMORY OF WATER in which three sisters meet on the evening after their mother's funeral and fight out old troubles with one another. FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE is a terrifying portrayal of a family for whom rules, duties and punishments are the driving force. In AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP in a world of scientific chaos, cloning and genetic engineering, the cellar of a house yields up the secrets of the scientific discoveries of 1799. In ANCIENT LIGHTS, Hollywood stars come home to the hills of Northumberland.The Memory of Water: "combines a flair for witty dialogue with a relish for the dynamics of theatre...a mistress of comic anguish" Guardian Five Kinds of Silence: "this quietly eloquent play" Independent An Experiment With An Air Pump: "teeming with interest, humour, eloquence and, above all, ideas...it's not often we see a new play with this much energy, variety and intelligence" Independent Ancient Lights: "a cracking, grown-up play...with a light touch that cuts surprisingly deep" Daily Telegraph
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Five Kinds of Silence

Author: Shelagh Stephenson

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822219194

Category: Drama

Page: 31

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THE STORY: Billy controls his wife and two adult daughters to the extent that they can't leave the room without asking permission. He runs his family as a personal fiefdom, and the women are there to service him and his madness. He is violent, dist
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Memory of Water/Five Kinds of Silence

Author: Shelagh Stephenson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408171678

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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In The Memory of Water (winner of the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy), three sisters meet on the eve of their mother's funeral. As the conflicts of the past converge, everyday lies and tensions reveal the particular patterns and strains of family relationships. '"Combines a flair for witty dialogue with a relish for the dynamics of theatre ... a mistress of comic anguish" Guardian Five Kinds of Silence (winner of the 1996 Writers' Guild Award for Best Original Radio Play and the 1997 Sony Award for Best Original Drama) is the story of a family in which control has become the driving force, where everything has its place, and where there are only rules, duties and punishments. "An acute and funny writer, Stephenson carves out a welcome territory that is distinctive, contemporary and theatrical" Independent
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Two Kinds of Silence (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Kathryn Lomer

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458782727

Category:

Page: 120

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Bold, musical, lively and highly alluring, Two Kinds of Silence invokes not only the splendour of the Tasmanian coastline and high country, but also the fire and reach of imagination, the poignancy of parenthood, and the overwhelming force and consequence of adult love. Kathryn Lomer's poems prove her to be richly inspired.
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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

Author: Martin Middeke,Peter Paul Schnierer,Aleks Sierz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408159678

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s. Written by an international team of scholars, it will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama. Among the many playwrights whose work is examined are Sarah Daniels, Terry Johnson, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Anthony Neilson, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, Debbie Tucker Green, Tanika Gupta and Richard Bean. Each essay features: A biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright A discussion of their most important plays An analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of British theatre A bibliography of texts and critical material
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Disgraced

Author: Ayad Akhtar

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472525469

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2013. New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life. But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging. After taking US audiences by storm in a sold out run in New York, Disgraced transferred to the Bush Theatre in London in 2013.
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Enlightenment

Author: Shelagh Stephenson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408150409

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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At three o'clock in the morning, this is what I think. I think somebody killed him. They killed him, God, I don't know how I'm uttering these words ... they killed him because he's white and Western and they hated him. And it wasn't personal. Which somehow makes it worse. When Lia and Nick's son disappears when overseas, all they have is an email that he was thinking of going to Jakarta, leaving them with their own grief and uncertainty. And then a stranger appears, uncannily like their son, covered in scars and holding Adam's passport... Enlightenment is a powerful study of parental grief and of hope amidst uncertainty. Published to tie-in with the world premier at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in March 2005.
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Inheritance

Author: Mike Packer

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571275109

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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Harry wants to leave an Inheritance for his sons. So, going against life-long political convictions, he joins the property-owning class. Then the economic crisis hits. A timely, comic and poignant exploration of how a worldwide recession impacts on the lives of ordinary people, Mike Packer's Inheritance opened at Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, in November 2010.
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The Waste Ground Party

Author: Shaun Dunne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474228100

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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This area is gone to the fucking dogs. Gary returns home from college to confront age-old rivalries, bitter disputes, and bin bags that just won't stop falling from the sky. As Gary and his old friend Martin fight to find their place in the world, their mothers desperately search for meaning in a life that has already passed them by. Will Gary leave the estate forever or return to the rubbish heap? The Waste Ground Party was published to coincide with the Abbey Theatre debut of award-winning playwright Shaun Dunne.
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Five Views on Law and Gospel

Author: Greg L. Bahnsen,Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.,Douglas J. Moo,Wayne G. Strickland,Willem A. VanGemeren

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310872278

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Do the Law and the Gospel belong to two separate dispensations? Has the Gospel replaced the Law? What is the relevance of the Old Testament Law to our lives as Christians? Is there continuity between it and what Christ expects of us in the Gospel? It is no secret that Christians have differed widely on these questions. This book explores five major approaches to this important biblical topic that have developed in Protestant circles. Each of the five authors presents his particular perspective on the issue and responds to the other four. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
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Herodotean Inquiries

Author: S. Benardete

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401031614

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 217

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Herodotus has so often been called, since ancient times, the father of history that this title has blinded us to the question: Was the father of history an historian? Everyone knows that the Greek word from which 'history' is derived always means inquiry in Herodotus. His so-called Histories are in quiries, and by that name I have preferred to call them. His inquiries partly result in the presentation of events that are now called 'historical'; but other parts of his inquiry would now belong to the province of the anthro pologist or geographer. Herodotus does not recognize these fields as distinct; they all belong equally to the subject of his inquiry, but it is not self-evident what he understands to be his subject: the notorious difficulties in the proemium are enough to indicate this. If his work presents us with so strange a mixture of different fields, we are entitled to ask: Did Herodotus under stand even its historical element as we understand it? Without any proof everyone, as far as I am aware, who has studied him has assumed this to be so.
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Cries of Silence

Author: Jose Socorro

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456814403

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Where There's Smoke

Author: Mel McKinney

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429977817

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2013

A lovesick expatriate Cuban, an unscrupulous Southern capitalist, and a sanitized Mafia heir scratching a mid-life itch come together in this barbed tale centered around a cache of Cuban cigars secured for JFK just before he tightened the embargo in 1963. Mel McKinney's Where There's Smoke is an ironic, provocative, and action-packed ride that hurtles full-force toward a breathless conclusion.
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The Sound of Silence

The Selected Teachings of Ajahn Sumedho

Author: Sumedho

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719581

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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The sound of silence is like a subtlety behind everything that you awaken to; you don't notice it if you're seeking the extremes. Yet as we start to become more poised, more present, fully receptive of all this moment has to offer, we start to experience it vividly and listening to it can draw us ever--deeper into the mysteries of now. Always skillful and good humored, Ajahn Sumedho's teachings defy boundaries. Anyone--from laypeople looking to deepen their grasp of the Buddha's message, to lifetime Buddhist monastics--will appreciate the author's sparkling insights into to such key Buddhist themes as awareness, consciousness, identity, relief from suffering, and mindfulness of the body. The Sound of Silence represents the best of Ajahn Sumedho's masterful work to help us all see each life with a new and sustaining clarity.
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Some Kind of Normal

Author: Juliana Stone

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402291515

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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WHAT IS NORMAL? For Trevor, normal was fast guitar licks, catching game-winning passes, and partying all night. Until a car accident leaves him with no band, no teammates, and no chance of graduating. It's kinda hard to ace your finals when you've been in a coma. The last thing he needs is stuck-up Everly Jenkins as his new tutor-those beautiful blue eyes catching every last flaw. For Everly, normal was a perfect family around the dinner table, playing piano at Sunday service, and sunning by the pool. Until she discovers her whole life is a lie. Now the perfect pastor's daughter is hiding a life-changing secret, one that is slowly tearing her family apart. And spending the summer with notorious flirt Trevor Lewis means her darkest secret could be exposed. This achingly beautiful story about two damaged teens struggling through pain and loss to redefine who they are-to their family, to themselves, and to each other-is sure to melt your heart. Praise for Boys Like You: "The classic miscommunications, the emotional pushing and pulling, the "will she?" and "won't he?" of the destined-to-be-in-love. Readers of Miranda Kenneally, Jenny Han, and Susane Colasanti will enjoy Stone." -VOYA "The story handles challenging subjects like sex, drunk driving, and faith after tragedy in a sensitive and age-appropriate way ...just what readers need." -School Library Journal
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A Different Kind of Courage

Author: HW Coyle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304679543

Category: Gay military personnel

Page: 386

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A New Kind of Christian

A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey

Author: Brian D. McLaren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470893470

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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A Leadership Network Publication A New Kind of Christian's conversation between a pastorand his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdomfor life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the mostunlikely sources. This stirring fable captures a new spirit ofChristianity--where personal, daily interaction with God is moreimportant than institutional church structures, where faith is moreabout a way of life than a system of belief, where beingauthentically good is more important than being doctrinally"right," and where one's direction is more important than one'spresent location. Brian McLaren's delightful account offers a wiseand wondrous approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life andChristian congregations. If you are interested in joining a discussion group devoted to aA New Kind of Christian please visitgroups.yahoo.com/group/NKOC.
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Another Kind of Cinderella and Other Stories

Author: Angela Huth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448201861

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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First published in 1996, this collection of stories tells of the ghost of a doomed romance haunting an Oxford undergraduate's idyllic summer affair; a tragedy of hopeless love and murderous frustration is played out against the backdrop of a provincial repertory company; passion and hatred flower side by side in suburban back gardens. Angela Huth peoples her stories with elderly ladies living out extraordinary fantasy lives and betrayed wives wreaking subtle revenge, drawing out their secret disappointments and their dreams of glamour; she brings to this exquisite collection all the wry delicacy, subversive wit and keen eye for the drama of the quietest lives that characterise her acclaimed novels.
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Outlines of Jainism

Author: Jagmanderlal Jaini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107615674

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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First published in 1940, as the second edition of a 1916 original, this book was written to provide an accessible English introduction to Jainism, incorporating discussion of its underlying philosophy and terminology. Written by a member of the Jain community, the text gives an insider's perspective on the religion, allowing for an intimate treatment of its various aspects, whilst also maintaining a non-doctrinaire approach. The author wrote the book in collaboration with the Jain Literature Society, who took responsibility for additional editorial work. A bibliography is also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on Jainism and Indian religion.
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