A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights. It is wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning, the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her.
Author: Dominic Cooke
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Dramatic adaptations of: The story of Shahrayar and Shahrazad, The story of Ali Baba and the forty thieves, The story of the little beggar, The adventure of Es-Sindibad of the sea, How Abu Hassan broke wind, The story of the wife who wouldn't eat, and The story of the envious sisters.
Author: Richard Seymour C. ChermsidePublish On: 1863
She had but just returned to her own seat , when an Indian servant , gorgeous
and picturesque as an illustratod edition of the Arabian Nights , brought a note to
His Excellency , Sahib , with profound salaam . “ Wonders will never cease , ” he
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Author: DC Moore
Publisher: A&C Black
"Patch you up, all nice like, splint, bandage your leg. All very civilized actually. But then. Then. We hand you over." Helmand in the height of summer. Gary, a British soldier, and Hafizullah, his Afghan colleague, guard an injured young prisoner, Zia, found in the heat of battle. Gary wants answers, Hafizullah just wants to make it through the day and Zia thinks there has been a big mistake. Surrounded by intense heat and violence, the characters' moral codes are tested to the limit. DC Moore's second play dissects the politics of occupation, home and abroad. With both painful and witty insight, he explores some of the lengths humanity is stretched to under the circumstances of war. The strong characterisation enjoys a healthy dose of humanity and the politically-charged subject is handled with subtlety and atypical nuances. The Empire is an amusing and sometime shocking insight into life in the Afghanistan war.
... Love Story (FIRE EXIT at Edinburgh Festival 2011); RoadKill (Pachamama/
Ankur/Richard Jordan Productions Ltd at Traverse Theatre and Theatre de la
Ville); Arabian Nights (RSC); The Rover (Southwark Playhouse); The Icarus Girl (
Author: Stef Smith
Publisher: Oberon Books
Winner of the 2012 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievment In An Affiliate Theatre. A world away from you, but a world right on your doorstep. A powerful story of the terrifying complexities of sex trafficking today based on real experiences. Moving away from generalised narrative accounts of trafficked women, this explosive, site-specific production combines direct, chilling performances with video and animation. Roadkill exposes the brutal and hidden truth behind the newspaper headlines as audiences share in the intimate, harrowing details of a young woman trapped in a living nightmare. ‘It’s uncomfortable, vivid, nauseating and induces fist-clenching anger. But it’s also brilliant, sobering, frank, very moving, and, unfortunately, a real snippet of British society’ – What’s On Stage ‘Brutal and compelling’ – Evening Standard ‘Immersive theatre at its most powerful’ 4 stars – Financial Times
Ratcliffe/Lord Mayor in Richard III (RSC Stratford & Savoy Theatre); Mock Turtle
in Alice in Wonderland (RSC Stratford & Barbican); ... in A Christmas Carol (West
Yorkshire Playhouse); Crocker-Harris in The Browning Version, A Voyage Round
My Father, Flarepath, ... Pidgin Macbeth (Piccadilly); The Comedy of Errors (RSC
); If I Were Lifted up from Earth and Arabian Nights (BAC); The Reckless Are ...
Author: Peter Barnes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Etonians aren't exactly noted for their grey matter, but I've always found them perfectly adjusted to society. Jack, a possible paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex, inherits the title of the 14th Earl of Gurney after his father passes away in a bizarre accident. Singularly unsuited to a life in the upper echelons of elite society, Jack finds himself at the centre of a ruthless power struggle as his scheming family strives to uphold their reputation. Bubbling with acerbic wit and feverish energy, Olivier Award-winning and Oscar-nominated-writer Peter Barnes's razor-sharp satire combines a ferocious mix of hilarity and horror whilst mercilessly exposing the foibles of the English nobility. This edition of the play is published to coincide with the first-ever revival of this classic cult comedy at the Trafalgar Studios, London, on 16 January 2015.
... The Tempest, A Servant to Two Masters (RSC); Twelfth Night (400th
anniversary production for Shakespeare's Globe at ... East); The Enchanted Pig,
Knight of the Burning Pestle, Simply Heavenly, Arabian Nights, As I lay Dying,
Twelfth Night, ... (Almeida); South Downs/The Browning Version (Chichester/
West End); The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, Wuthering Heights (
Birmingham Rep.); ...
Author: Marcus Gardley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
You may be the wealthiest colored woman in New Orleans, but you built this house on sand, lies and dead bodies. New Orleans, 1836. Following an era of French colonial rule and relative racial acceptance, Louisiana's 'free people of color' are prospering. Beatrice, a free woman of colour, has become one of the city's wealthiest women through her relationship with a rich white man. However, when her lover mysteriously dies, Beatrice imposes a six-month period of mourning on herself and her three daughters. But, as the summer heat intensifies, the foundations of freedom she has built for herself and their three unwed daughters begin to crumble. Society is changing, racial divides are growing and, as the members of the household turn on each other in their fight for survival, it could cost them everything. A bewitching new drama of desire, jealousy, murder and voodoo, The House That Will Not Stand received its world premiere at Berkeley Rep, US, in January 2014, and was subsequently produced at the Tricycle Theatre, London, on 9 October 2014. This edition features an introduction by Professor Ayanna Thompson, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
peer promotional tape, made for a trade conference, promoting the hardware-and
-software gizmo, RSC Light Lock.73 The earliest ... was one posted in December
2009 for Arabian Nights.74 A second for the same production followed the next
month, with a trailer for ... in a demanding cognitive performance in which each version of 'Tis Pity is mentally held against the other versions'.77 Moreover, she ...
Author: John Wyver
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
No theatre company has been involved in such a broad range of adaptations for television and cinema as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starting with Richard III filmed in the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre before World War One, the RSC's accomplishments continue today with highly successful live cinema broadcasts. The Wars of the Roses (BBC, 1965), Peter Brook's film of King Lear (1971), Channel 4's epic version of Nicholas Nickleby (1982) and Hamlet with David Tennant (BBC, 2009) are among their most iconic adaptations. Many other RSC productions live on as extracts in documentaries, as archival recordings, in trailers and in other fragmentary forms. Screening the Royal Shakespeare Company explores this remarkable history of collaborations between stage and screen and considers key questions about adaptation that concern all those involved in theatre, film and television. John Wyver is a broadcasting historian and the producer of RSC Live from Stratford-upon-Avon, and is uniquely well-placed to provide a vivid account of the company's television and film productions. He contributes an award-winning practitioner's insight into screen adaptation's numerous challenges and rich potential.
Theatre includes : As adapter and director ; Arabian Nights ( Young Vic / Tour ) ;
The Marriage of Figaro ( Tour ) . ... in America ( Manchester Library ) ; Hamlet ,
Cymbeline , Much Ado About Nothing ( RSC ) ; The Modern Husband ( ATC ) ;
Author: Christopher Shinn
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Category: American drama
Set in New York among a 20-something generation whose lives and hopes are blighted by disillusionment, this play premiered at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London in March 2000.
... year that the Time Life/BBC Television Shakespeare version featured Hugh
Quarshie as Philostrate, Ron Daniels's RSC production cast Mike Gwilym as
Theseus and Oberon, playing the latter as a figure from the Arabian Nights, and a
Author: Sonia Massai
Category: Literary Criticism
Drawing on debates around the global/local dimensions of cultural production, an international team of contributors explore the appropriation of Shakespeare’s plays in film and performance around the world. In particular, the book examines the ways in which adapters and directors have put Shakespeare into dialogue with local traditions and contexts. The contributors look in turn at ‘local’ Shakespeares for local, national and international audiences, covering a range of English and foreign appropriations that challenge geographical and cultural oppositions between ‘centre’ and ‘periphery’, and ‘big-time’ and ‘small-time’ Shakespeares. Responding to a surge of critical interest in the poetics and politics of appropriation, World-Wide Shakespeares is a valuable resource for those interested in the afterlife of Shakespeare in film and performance globally.
es devlin designer Es ' s theatre credits include : Antony and Cleopatra , Henry IV
, The Prisoner ' s Dilemma ( RSC ) ; Hinterland ( Out of Joint , RNT ) , Betrayal (
RNT ) ; A Day in the Death of Joe Egg ( West End ) ; Closer to Heaven ( Arts ...
Author: Roland Schimmelpfennig
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
Arabian Night is a sleek and sensual urban thriller from one of the most acclaimed new voices of the German stage. Nominated Play of the Year by six German critics in 2001, Arabian Night is the story of five individuals from the East and from the West, of their interweaving fantasies, their crossed paths and conflicting desires on one hot and enchanted summer's evening.
... 25 Nov 0115 873 6236 THE GOLDEN GOOSE A " seasonal triumph of
decency in Charles Way ' s version of this moral tale Manchester ... The Mill At
Sonning 28 Nov 0118 969 8000 ARABIAN NIGHTS Gari Jones directs Dominic
Cooke ' s adaptation in the now - familiar ... RSC , in Complete Works Stratford ,
Swan 16 Jan 01789 412660 THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Press night for
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... About Eve (Hampstead Theatre); Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, The
Tempest (RSC); 13, Edgar and Annabel, ... roles in The Agency, She Spies, Trial
and Retribution, Wit, Thief Takers, Dream Team, Arabian Nights, and Headless.
Author: Ayad Akhtar
Publisher: A&C Black
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.
The tales that unfold are erotic, violent, supernatural and endlessly surprising. The web of tales woven by Shahrazad were exoticised and bowdlerised in the West under the title of the Arabian Nights.
Author: Hanan al-Shaykh
Publisher: A&C Black
One of the world's great folk story-cycles adapted for the stage by leading theatre maker Tim Supple, from the stories written by the seminal Lebanese novelist Hanan al-Shaykh. This unique edition will unlock the ancient tales for a new generation of readers and performers. Written by Arabic writers from tales gathered in India, Persia and across the great Arab Empire, the One Thousand and One Nights are the never-ending stories told by Shahrazad night after night, under sentence of death, to the king Shahrayar who has vowed to marry a virgin every night and kill her in the morning. Shahrazad prolongs her life by keeping the King engrossed in a web of stories that never ends - a fascinating kaleidoscope of life, love and destiny. The tales that unfold are erotic, violent, supernatural and endlessly surprising. The web of tales woven by Shahrazad were exoticised and bowdlerised in the West under the title of the Arabian Nights. This adaptation unearths the true character of One Thousand and One Nights as it is in the oldest Arabic manuscripts. In turns erotic, brutal, witty, poetic and complex, the tales tell of love and marriage, power and punishment, rich and poor, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. The great cities and thriving trade routes of the Islamic world provide the setting for these stories that employ supernatural mystery and intense realism to portray the deep and endless drama of human experience.
Dream , The Seagull , Victoria , Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night ( RSC ) ; The
Seagull , The Tempest , Smoking with ... Fireface ( Royal Court ) ; Arabian Nights
( Young Vic ) ; The Comic Mysteries and My Mother Said ( Oxford Stage Co . ) ...
Author: John Boynton Priestley
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
J. B. Priestley described Johnson Over Jordan as an adventure in theatre. Robert Johnson, a timid, meek man lives the most ordinary of lives - until he dies. Suddenly he is catapulted into the strangeness of his afterlife and begins a frightening, lurid and emotional journey. Past memories, secret desires and present regrets and longings mingle with the real, surreal and sublime, threatening to overwhelm him.
As a movement director for the RSC , her credits include Troilus and Cressida , A
Midsummer Night ' s Dream , The Changeling , Richard III ... director for Miss
Julie ( Haymarket Theatre ) , Dreaming ( Royal Exchange Manchester ) , and Arabian Nights ( Young Vic ) . ... His writing for theater includes versions of
Buchner ' s Leonce and Lena ( Gate Theatre ) , A Servant to Two Masters ( RSC /
Young Vic ) ...
Theatre credits include : Henry VI Parts 1 , 2 and 3 , Richard III ( RSC ) ; Seven
Sonnets of Michaelangelo , Dr Faustus , Gormenghast ( Lyric ... it and See (
Canal Café Theatre ) ; Arabian Nights , Cyrano de Bergerac ( Communicado ) ;
Marabou Stork Nightmares ( Citizens Theatre ... Aerial choreography includes :
Henry VI , The Tempest , Pericles , Twelfth Night ( RSC ) ; Woyzeck ( The Gate
Theatre ) .
Author: Linda McLean
One woman, five men. One by one we see into each of her relationships, apparently existing in separate worlds. There's Dan, the ever-patient husband; Duncan, the dying and irascible father; Roy, the Internet date; Denis, the estranged brother; and Abel, the Child Protection Officer. May is the link between these lives. But they're being undermined as a moment in her life is haunting them all. Sometimes chilling, frequently absurd, Strangers, Babies is the story of one woman's desperate attempts at a future that's worth living. Linda McLean's Strangers, Babies was premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
THEATRE Michael Billington is overwhelmed by Midnight's Children Zubin Varla
as Saleem in the RSC's Midnight's Children 'IS this an ... that makes the RSC's
stage version — adapted by Rushdie himself, Simon Reade and Tim Supple —
unwieldy if fitfully engrossing. ... Covering the years from 1915 to 1977, the novel
is huge, expansive and filled with Arabian Nights-style stories — but attempting to
... high spots of our interviews and reminded me of nothing more than a visit to
the robbers ' cave in the Arabian Nights ' – was as notable for its political insight
as its exotic context . ... RSC to IC , 8 December 1939 . 132 THE CRIPPS VERSION.
... The Ballad of Little Jo , Floyd Collins , Saturday Night ( Bridewell ) ; Things You
Shouldn ' t Say Past Midnight ( Soho ) ... of Errors ( RSC ) ; The Reckless are
Dying Out ( Lyric Hammersmith ) ; Tonight We Fly ( Trestle ) ; Arabian Nights ,
Author: Diane Samuels
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Full of warmth and humor, this is an innovative, Jewish-inflected reimagining of Chekhov's play.