After the End

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 106

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They were all in the pub when the explosion happened. Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark, who has saved her life. Mark is always prepared for the worst and has everything he thinks they will need to survive; tinned chilli, Dungeons and Dragons and a knife - now all they need to do is wait until it's safe to go outside. Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other?
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The Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama

Author: Jeremy Lopez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317357353

Category: Drama

Page: 1138

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The Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama is the first new collection of the drama of Shakespeare’s contemporaries in over a century. This volume comprises seventeen accessible, thoroughly glossed, modernized play-texts, intermingling a wide range of unfamiliar works—including the anonymous Look About You, Massinger’s The Picture, Heminge’s The Fatal Contract, Heywood’s The Four Prentices of London, and Greene’s James IV—with more familiar works such as Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, and Middleton’s Women Beware Women. Each play is edited by a different leading scholar in the field of early modern studies, bringing specific expertise and context to the chosen play-text. With an unprecedented variety of plays, and critical introductions that focus on the diversity and strangeness of different early modern approaches to the artistic and commercial enterprise of play-making, The Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama will offer vital new perspectives on early modern drama for scholars, students, and performers alike.
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Dennis Kelly: Plays One

Love and Money, Osama the Hero, Debris, After the End

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433143

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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Features the plays Debris, Osama the Hero, After the End and Love and Money. These four plays are linked by their characters' desperate need to believe that there is more to life than the often brutal worlds in which they find themselves. Kelly's remarkable debut Debris finds humour and pathos in a spectacularly dysfunctional family unit. The harrowing Osama the Hero shows a group of neighbours taking ill-defined revenge on an odd-ball teenager in a climate of fear. In After the End a woman discovers she has been rescued from Armageddon by a paranoid ex-colleague with a nuclear bunker in his garden. And in a fractured narrative Love and Money portrays a marriage driven to brutal destruction by financial pressures.
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The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Irish Plays: 'This is just this. This isn't real. It’s money.’

"This Is Just This. This Is Not Real. It's Just Money"

Author: Thomas Conway

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 184943672X

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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HEROIN by Grace Dyas, Trade by Mark O’Halloran, The Art of Swimming by Lynda Radley, Pineapple by Phillip McMahon, I ? Alice ? I by Amy Conroy, The Big Deal edited by Una McKevitt, Oedipus Loves You by Simon Doyle & Gavin Quinn, The Year of Magical Wanking by Neil WatkinsEdited and introduced by Thomas Conway. This anthology comprises eight new plays by Irish playwrights premièred between the years 2006 and 2011. These playwrights ride, however, in no slipstream of the identifiably Irish play. Here, the enterprise of playwriting itself is being re-imagined. Here, above all else, is a commitment to becoming in the theatre. For all that, each play is concerned with what is unfinished business in Ireland. How astonishing, then, that these plays should revolve for the most part around identity and, in particular, sexual identity. How identity comes into play, how we open up the field of play, how we raise into collective experience the exercise of that play – the urgency in the playwriting would appear to lie precisely here. We can read from the historical moment – from a narrative emphasizing an economic bubble and its hangover – into these plays. Or we can take these playwrights at their word and observe lives lived at the contour of identities in the making. It is for us as readers, just as we have as theatre-goers – frequently scandalized, enthralled, shamed, appalled, unburdened, tickled pink – to decide.
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The Aesthetics of Spectacle in Early Modern Drama and Modern Cinema

Robert Greene's Theatre of Attractions

Author: J. Sager

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137332409

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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Examining the work of the Elizabethan playwright, Robert Greene, this book argues that Greene's plays are innovative in their use of spectacle. Its most striking feature is the use of the one-to-one analogies between Greene's drama and modern cinema, in order to explore the plays' stage effects.
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The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Teens to Thirties

Author: Dee Cannon

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783199385

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors need them for drama school entry, training, showcases and when auditioning for roles in the industry. This book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. The monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are organised in age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’ and ‘Thirties’. This volume comes in a brand new format, with a notes page next to each speech, acting as an actor’s workbook as well as a monologue resource.
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DNA

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432376

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart. A contemporary play for younger people, DNA opened at the National Theatre in February 2008
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The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Volume Two

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436053

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are helpfully organised into age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’, ‘Thirties’ and ‘Forties plus’.
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The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume Two

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436215

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are helpfully organised into age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’, ‘Thirties’ and ‘Forties plus’.
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Ethical Speculations in Contemporary British Theatre

Author: M. Aragay,E. Monforte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137297573

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive critical examination of the intersections between contemporary ethical thought and post-1989 British playwriting. Its coverage of a large number of plays and playwrights, international range of contributors and original argumentation make it a key point of reference for students and researchers.
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