Mojo and Other Plays

Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781559364188

Category: Drama

Page: 317

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* Jez Butterworth burst onto the theatre scene aged twenty-five with Mojo, "one of the most dazzling Royal Court main stage debuts in years” (Time Out). This first volume of his Collected Plays contains that play plus the three that followed, as well as two short one-person pieces published here for the first time - everything in fact that precedes Jerusalem, "unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century” (Guardian). * Mojo, staged in 1995 but set in the Soho clubland of 1958, "superbly captures the atmosphere of the infant British rock and roll scene where seedy low-lifers hustle for the big time” (Daily Telegraph). It is "Beckett on speed” (Observer) by a "dramatist of obvious talent and terrific promise” (The Times). * The Night Heron (2002) is set in Cambridgeshire Fens amongst assorted oddballs, birdwatchers and the local constabulary. "It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s haunting and it is also strangely beautiful. Above all, it is quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen before” (Daily Telegraph). * In The Winterling (2006) a gangland fugitive is visited by two associates from the city who have other things on their mind than a jolly reunion. "The dialogue is testosterone taut, a sense of menace invades every conversation... and as tales of torture and treachery unfold, the black comedy never misses” (Time Out). * The housing estate in Parlour Song (2008) is "a place of illicit desire and painful memories, of bad dreams and mysterious disappearances... a play that combines the comic, the erotic and the downright disconcerting with superb panache” (Daily Telegraph). * Introducing the plays is an interview with Jez Butterworth specially conducted for this volume
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The Winterling

Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854599261

Category: Drama

Page: 79

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"One of the most dazzling Royal Court debut in years" -Time Out London
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Plays

One

Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848422261

Category:

Page: 317

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Four full-length plays and two previously unpublished shorts from the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem. Jez Butterworth burst onto the theatre scene aged twenty-five with Mojo, ‘one of the most dazzling Royal Court main stage debuts in years’ (Time Out). This first volume of his Collected Plays contains that play plus the three that followed, as well as two short one-person pieces published here for the first time – everything in fact that precedes Jerusalem, ‘unarguably one of the best dramas of the twenty-first century’ (Guardian). Plays One includes: Mojo The Night Heron The Winterling Leavings (previously unpublished) Parlour Song The Naked Eye (previously unpublished) Introducing the plays is an interview with Jez Butterworth specially conducted for this volume.
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The River

Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559364881

Category: Drama

Page: 45

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A bewitching new play from the award-winning author of Broadway hit Jerusalem.
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Mojo

Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822216612

Category: Drama

Page: 79

View: 7291

THE STORY: Silver Johnny is the new singing sensation, straight out of a low-life Soho clubland bar in 1958. His success could be the big break for two dead-end workers in the bar, if they play their cards right and trust the owner of the place to
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The Night Heron

Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854596994

Category: Drama

Page: 83

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A dark, funny, spellbinding play about a group of outcasts and eccentrics gathered in the Cambridgeshire fens. From the author of the Olivier Award-winning Mojo. The sighting of a rare bird attracts attention to a remote part of the fens. The visiting birdwatchers cannot know what dangers lie in the freezing darkness of the marshes. In an isolated cabin, Wattmore, bruised and bleeding, is recording the Old Testament onto cassette. Griffin arrives with fish and chips. Salvation is at hand - a cash prize for winning the university poetry competition, plus the arrival of a potential lodger. Meanwhile, the local townsfolk are stirring...
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Jerusalem

Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781559364089

Category: Drama

Page: 109

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Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Award for Best Foreign Play. "One of the most exciting new plays in ages."?The New York Times One of London and New York's most highly acclaimed plays of the season, Jez Butterworth's "wild, blissfully funny drug-and-booze-fueled comedy and tragedy" (The New York Times) is a rousing exploration of national identity, living on the margins, and the necessity of rebellion. Jez Butterworth won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for most promising playwright and was awarded the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2007. He also wrote and directed the film adaptations of Mojo (1998) and Birthday Girl (2002), and he co-wrote and produced Fair Game (2010).
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Parlour Song

Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848420267

Category: Drama

Page: 63

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Jack Thorne Plays - One

Author: Jack Thorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 2132

Acclaimed for his TV screenplays (Skins; This is England), as well as his original plays and adaptations (Let the Right One In), Jack Thorne is one of the most distinctive talents working in theatre today. This collection of Thorne's early plays, with a revealing introduction by the author, includes the following works:When You Cure Me; Stacy; 2nd May 1997; Bunny; Red Car, Blue Car; andMydidae.
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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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The Methuen Drama Book of Royal Court Plays 2000-2010

Under the Blue Sky; Fallout; Motortown; My Child; Enron

Author: David Eldridge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408123932

Category: Drama

Page: 452

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Five of the best plays from the first decade of the twenty-first century produced by the Royal Court Theatre, London. Royal Court Plays 2000-2010 is an essential anthology for anyone interested in the best work from the most important new writing theatre produced during the last decade. Under the Blue Sky by David Eldridge is a touching and comic play about love, war and teaching. Produced in 2000 it was revived on the West End in 2008 and has become a turn-of-the-century classic. Roy Williams' play Fallout was written in response to the killing of Damilola Taylor and the McPherson report into racism in the Metropolitan Police and is an essential play exploring how black teenagers are drawn into violence and mutual mistrust. Motortown is about the 'war on terror' and the war in Iraq. Described as 'an instant modern classic, the first major anti-anti-war play of this era' (What's on Stage) Simon Stephens' play examines the effects of the war on individuals. Mike Bartlett emerged as one of the most exciting young writers of recent times when his play My Child premiered in 2007. A play about fatherhood, broken families and what it means to be a good parent, it was heaped with praise: 'Brutal, thrilling… unmissable' (Evening Standard). The final play, Enron, is an epic satire about the notorious rise and fall of Enron and its founding partners, written by Lucy Prebble. A huge hit and acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, the play transferred to the West End in 2010 and opened on Broadway that same year.
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The Ferryman

Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781559365666

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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A widely anticipated new drama from the award-winning playwright of Jerusalem.
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The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

Author: David Ian Rabey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408184281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Jez Butterworth is the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful new British dramatist of the 21st century: his acclaimed play Jerusalem has had extended runs in the West End and on Broadway. This book is the first to examine Butterworth's writings for stage and film and to identify how and why his work appeals so widely and profoundly. It examines the way that he weaves suspenseful stories of eccentric outsiders, whose adventures echo widespread contemporary social anxieties, and involve surprising expressions of both violence and generosity. This book reveals how Butterworth unearths the strange forms of wildness and defiance lurking in the depths and at the edges of England: where unpredictable outbursts of humour highlight the intensity of life, and characters discover links between their haunting past and the uncertainties of the present, to create a meaningful future. Supplemented by essays from James D. Balestrieri and Elisabeth Angel-Perez, this is a clear and detailed source of reference for a new generation of theatre audiences, practitioners and directors who wish to explore the work of this seminal dramatist.
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Motortown

Author: Simon Stephens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472517687

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Danny returns from Basra to a foreign England and a different kind of battle. He visits an old flame, buys a gun and goes on a blistering road trip through the new home front. 'I don't blame the war. The war was alright. I miss it. It's just you come back to this.' Written during the London bombings of 2005, Motortown is a fierce, violent and controversial response to the anti-war movement - and to the war itself. Chaotic and complex, powerful and provocative, Simon Stephen's new play portrays a volatile and morally insecure world. Motortown premieres at the Royal Court Theatre on 21 April 2006. It follows the critically acclaimed On the Shore of the Wide World (Manchester Royal Exchange/National Theatre), winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play (2005).
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Hallelujah Trombone!

The Story of Henry Fillmore

Author: Paul E. Bierley

Publisher: Grupo Editorial Norma

ISBN: 9780825849664

Category: Composers

Page: 156

View: 8738

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The Children's Hour

Author: Lillian Hellman

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822202059

Category: Drama

Page: 75

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THE STORY: One of the great successes of this distinguished writer. A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young g
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Stephen Jeffreys: Plays

Author: Stephen Jeffreys

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848427839

Category: English drama

Page: 456

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Included here are his first big success, Valued Friends, a comedy of manners about the property market which won both the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards; a riotous farce set in the time of Elizabeth I, The Clink, in which a stand-up comedian becomes involved in the political skulduggery surrounding the ailing queen; an autobiographical drama set in 1966, A Going Concern, about a washed-up family business; and Jeffreys' smash-hit, The Libertine, a Restoration romp about the licentious Earl of Rochester, much revived and also filmed with Johnny Depp. Rounding off the volume are two previously unpublished plays: Interruptions, inspired by Jeffreys' interest in the collective aspect of politics and his fascination with the Japanese aesthetic principle of Jo-ha-kyu; and a very likable, short autobiographical monologue, Finsbury Park. Together, all six plays represent the impressively wide range of topics and styles that Jeffreys can embrace. Above all, each one of them is intensely and enjoyably theatrical to its very core.
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The Promise

Author: Ben Brown

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571319262

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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It's the beginning of World War I and Herbert Samuel - the first practicing Jew ever to sit in a British Cabinet - dreams of using British power to back a return of the Jews to Palestine after 1800 years. However, his cousin, Edwin Montagu - also in the Cabinet - is implacably opposed to the idea, a conflict complicated by Montagu's passion for the beautiful aristocrat, Venetia Stanley, a confidante of the Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith. Politics, religion and love collide with world-changing effect in this new play of political and sexual intrigue, and the origins of Israel. The Promise premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre in February 2010.
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Plays

One

Author: Mark O'Rowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848421608

Category: Drama

Page: 369

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Five plays from the sensational voice of new writing for Irish theatre. Since winning the George Devine Award for Howie the Rookie in 1999, Mark O'Rowe has electrified audiences with his distinctive dramatic style and dark, dangerous storytelling. The collection includes: From Both Hips The Aspidistra Code Howie the Rookie Made in China And the previously unpublished play, Crestfall. In O'Rowe's first play, The Aspidistra Code (1995), Brendan and Sonia, head over heels in debt, are forced to hire their own protection against a volatile loan shark. From Both Hips (1997) sees Paul, a Dublin man shot in the hip during a bungled police raid, embark on a violent journey of revenge. In Howie the Rookie (which also won the 'Rooney Prize for Irish Literature'), brutal events take on mythical significance in a white-knuckle ride through a nightmare Dublin. In Made in China (2001), a dreadful accident sparks a savage tug-of-war between two criminal foot soldiers. And published for the first time - Crestfall (2003) - so dark that all but the tiniest glimmer of light has been extinguished, depicts three women trapped between nightmares and waking.
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Sweat

Author: Lynn Nottage

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822237644

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 99

View: 8469

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
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