Iphigenia in Splott

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783198923

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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Stumbling down Clifton Street at 11:30am drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you’d avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we know her, but we don’t know the half of it. Effie’s life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day – till one night gives her the chance to be something more. Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, Iphigenia in Splott drives home the high price people pay for society’s shortcomings. Effie will break your heart.
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Killology

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786821699

Category: Drama

Page: 106

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‘You can’t tell your mum the streets are full of psychos and it’s pure fluke you get home alive every night.’ A controversial new gaming experience is inspiring a generation. In Killology, players are rewarded for torturing victims, scoring points for ‘creativity’. But Killology isn’t sick. In fact it’s marketed by its millionaire creator as a deeply moral experience. Because yes, you can live out your darkest fantasies, but you don’t escape their consequences. Out on the streets, not everybody agrees with him. ‘There is an instinctive revulsion against taking a human life. And that revulsion can be conquered.’ Killology by Gary Owen was co-produced by Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, and the Royal Court Theatre, London. It premiered at Sherman Theatre in March 2017 and in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre in May 2017.
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The Cherry Orchard

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786823055

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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Pembrokeshire, 1982. Things are going to change. This radical reworking of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard places the action in early 80s Wales, at the dawn of another revolution – the Thatcher regime.
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Radical Revival as Adaptation

Theatre, Politics, Society

Author: Jozefina Komporaly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137481021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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This book examines the radical reinterpretation of precursor texts and prompts as an innovative form of adaptation for the stage. In this context, stage adaptations are defined as active and risk-taking interventions on pre-existing sources, dramatic and otherwise, that can range from single-authored plays to collaborative creations and devising projects. Radical adaptations have the potential to constitute a cutting edge pathway of exploration in performance, by virtue of operating at the intersection between experimental practice and multiple creative transpositions and crossovers among genres and media. They offer a viable platform for the negotiation of topical concerns embedded into global cultural, socio-political and historical shifts, thus cultivating a genuine bond between theatre and society. This volume considers a range of case studies, from the work of Alexandru Tocilescu to Rimini Protokoll, and is vital reading for those interested in adaptation studies and forms of contemporary theatre practice.
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Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre

Politics, Affect, Responsibility

Author: Marissia Fragkou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474267157

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Presenting a rigorous critical investigation of the reinvigoration of the political in contemporary British theatre, Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre provides a fresh understanding of how theatre has engaged with precarity, affect, risk, intimacy, care and relationality in recent times. The study makes a compelling case for reading precarity as a 'sticky' theatrical trope which carries the potential to re-animate our understanding of identity politics and responsibility for the lives of Others in an age of uncertainty. Approaching precarity as an ecology cutting across various practices, themes and aesthetics, the book features a comprehensive selection of theatre examples staged in the UK since the 1990s. Works by debbie tucker green, Alistair McDowall, Complicite, Simon Stephens, Stan's Cafe, Mike Bartlett, Caryl Churchill, The Paper Birds, and Belarus Free Theatre are put in dialogue with interdisciplinary feminist vocabularies developed by Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, Lauren Berlant and Isabell Lorey. In focusing on areas such as children and youth at risk, human rights, environmental ethics and the politics of debt, the study makes a vital contribution to the burgeoning field of politics and theatre in the 21st century.
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Gary Owen: Collected Plays

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783193328

Category: Drama

Page: 444

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The new collection of plays from multi-award-winning playwright Gary Owen. Includes the plays: Violence and Son, Iphigenia in Splott, Blackthorn, In the Pipeline, Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian, Love Steals Us From Loneliness and Mum & Dad.
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Violence and Son

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 178319894X

Category: Drama

Page: 136

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‘People know, you’re my boy. And they know better than to lay a fucking finger on you. See? You are safer here with me, than you have ever been.’ Liam’s 17 years old, loves Doctor Who and has lost is mum. He has had to move from up North to Wales, to the Valleys, to the middle of nowhere, to live with a dad he doesn’t know. Whose nickname isn’t Violence for nothing. Gary Owen’s intimate new play is about what parents pass on and trying to do the right thing.
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