And Other Plays

Author: Lucy Kirkwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781559365932

Category: Drama

Page: 365

View: 8128


First collection of plays by a major new voice in theater.

Jack Thorne Plays - One

Author: Jack Thorne

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 5260


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.

Rewriting the Nation

British Theatre Today

Author: Aleks Sierz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408145707

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 8519


In recent years British theatre has seen a renaissance in playwriting that has been accompanied by a proliferation of writing awards, new writing groups and a ceaseless quest for fresh, authentic voices that will ensure the vitality and relevance of theatre in the twenty-first century. Rewriting the Nation is a perfect companion to Britain's burgeoning theatre writing scene that will prove invaluable to anyone wanting a better appreciation of why British theatre - at its best - remains one of the most celebrated and vigorous throughout the world. The books opens by defining what is meant by 'new writing' and providing a study of the system in which it is produced. It considers the work of the leading 'new writing' theatres, such as the Royal Court, the Traverse, the Bush, the Hampstead and the National theatres, together with the London fringe and the work of touring companies. In the second part, Sierz provides a fascinating survey of the main preoccupations and issues that have characterised new plays in the first decade of the twenty-first century. It argues that while under New Labour economic, political and social change continued apace, generating anxiety and uncertainty in the population, theatre has been able to articulate not only those anxieties and uncertainties but also to offer powerful images of the nation. At a time when the idea of a national identity is hotly debated, British theatre has made its own contribution to the debate by offering highly individual and distinctive visions of who we are and what we might want to become. In examining the work of many of the acclaimed and emerging British playwrights the book serves to provide a narrative of contemporary British playwriting. Just as their work has at times reflected disturbing truths about our national identity, Sierz shows how British playwrights are deeply involved in the project of rewriting the nation.

Couple and Family Psychoanalysis Volume 6 Number 1

Author: Molly Ludlam

Publisher: Phoenix Publishing House


Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 4922


Couple and Family Psychoanalysis is an international journal sponsored by Tavistock Relationships, which aims to promote the theory and practice of working with couple and family relationships from a psychoanalytic perspective. It seeks to provide a forum for disseminating current ideas and research and for developing clinical practice. The annual subscription provides two issues a year. Editorial by Molly Ludlam Personal View - “Doesn’t He Speak in a Funny Language?” by Gordon T. Harold Articles - Implications of the Intergenerational Linking Functions for the Parental Selfdyad in the Treatment of a Narcissistic Adolescent by Richard M. Zeitner - Navigating Ambivalent States of Bodymind: Working with Intergenerationally Transmitted Holocaust Trauma in Couple Therapy by Julia Meyerowitz-Katz - What Does Ending Mean in Couple Psychotherapy? by Mary Morgan - Enactments at the Edge: Transformational Moments in Psychoanalytically Influenced Couple Therapy by Ken Israelstam - Supportive Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy by Ziva Levite, Idit Honigman, Hana Cohen, Liora Rehes, and Gidi Shavit - Meeting the Author - An Interview with Joy Schaverien by Catriona Wrottesley

Contemporary Women Stage Directors

Conversations on Craft

Author: Paulette Marty

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474268552

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 5283


Contemporary Women Stage Directors opens the door into the minds of 27 prolific female theatre directors, allowing you to explore their experience, wisdom and knowledge. Directors give insight into their diverse approaches to the key challenges of directing theatre, including choosing projects, engaging with scripts, conceptualizing visual and acoustic production elements, collaborating with actors and production teams, building their careers, and navigating challenges and opportunities posed by gender, race and ethnicity. The directors featured include Maria Aberg, May Adrales, Sarah Benson, Karin Coonrod, Rachel Chavkin, Lear deBessonet, Nadia Fall, Vicky Featherstone, Polly Findlay, Leah Gardiner, Anne Kauffman, Lucy Kerbel, Young Jean Lee, Patricia McGregor, Blanche McIntyre, Paulette Randall, Diane Rodriguez, Indhu Rubasingham, KJ Sanchez, Tina Satter, Kimberly Senior, Roxana Silbert, Leigh Silverman, Caroline Steinbeis, Liesl Tommy, Lyndsey Turner, and Erica Whyman. These women are making profoundly exciting theatre in some of the most influential organizations across the English-speaking world-from Broadway to the West End, from the National Theatre in London to Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. As generally mid-career professionals, they are informed by both their hard-earned expertise and their forward-looking energy. They offer astute observations about the current state of the art form, as well as inspiring visions of what theatre can accomplish in the decades to come.

Contemporary Duologues: One Man and One Woman

Author: Trilby James

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848423787


Page: 208

View: 3654


THE GOOD AUDITION GUIDES: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills As an actor at any level - whether you are doing theatre studies at school, taking part in youth theatre, preparing for drama-school showcases, or attending professional acting workshops - you will often be required to prepare a duologue with a fellow performer. Your success is often based on locating and selecting a fresh, dynamic scene suited to your specific performing skills, as well as your interplay as a duo. Which is where this book comes in. This collection features twenty-five fantastic duologues for one man and one woman, all written since the year 2000 by some of our most exciting dramatic voices, offering a wide variety of character types and styles of writing. Playwrights featured include Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, Sam Holcroft, Anna Jordan, Lucy Kirkwood, Rona Munro, Evan Placey, Jessica Swale and Jack Thorne, and the plays themselves were premiered at the very best theatres across the UK including the National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange, the Traverse in Edinburgh, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Almeida, Bush, Hampstead and Royal Court Theatres. Drawing on her experience as an actor, director and teacher at several leading drama schools, Trilby James equips each duologue with a thorough introduction including the vital information you need to place the piece in context (the who, what, when, where and why) and suggestions about how to perform the scene to its maximum effect (including the characters' objectives). The collection also features an introduction on the whole process of selecting and preparing a duologue, and how to present it to the greatest effect. The result is the most comprehensive and useful contemporary duologue book of its kind now available. 'Sound practical advice... a source of inspiration for teachers and students alike' Teaching Drama Magazine on The Good Audition Guides

Listen in terror

British horror radio from the advent of broadcasting to the digital age

Author: Richard J. Hand

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526102560

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 5945


This groundbreaking book is the first full-length study of British horror radio from the pioneering days of recording and broadcasting right through to the digital audio cultures of our own time. The book offers an historical, critical and theoretical exploration of horror radio and audio performance examining key areas such as writing, narrative, performance practice and reception throughout the history of that most unjustly neglected of popular art forms: radio drama and 'spoken word' auditory cultures. The volume draws on extensive archival research as well as insightful interviews with significant writers, producers and actors. The book offers detailed analysis of major radio series such as Appointment with Fear, The Man in Black, The Price of Fear and Fear on Four as well as one-off horror plays, comedy-horror and experimental uses of binaural and digital technology in producing uncanny audio.

24 by 24

The 24 Hour Plays Anthology

Author: Mark Armstrong,Sarah Bisman

Publisher: Playscripts Incorporated

ISBN: 9780970904690

Category: Drama

Page: 215

View: 6089


In 1995, a group of writers, directors and actors gathered on Manhattan's Lower East Side for what was supposed to be a one-time-only event: write, direct, produce and perform new plays within the span of 24 hours. More than a decade and just over 300 plays later, The 24 Hour Plays have been produced on Broadway, in London, Los Angeles, Chicago and across the globe. 24 by 24 features the work of today's most celebrated theatrical voices, including Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, Adam Rapp, Tina Howe, Will Eno, David Ives, Theresa Rebeck, Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, and many more! Includes the plays Sleeping City by John Belluso, Three Guys and a Brenda by Adam Bock, Another Beautiful Story by John Clancy, Ray Slape is Dead by Mike Doughty, Vaudeville, Population Two by Will Eno, The Harbingers of Turpitude by Robin Goldwasser, Toccata and Fugue by Tina Howe, The Blizzard by David Ives, Space by Laura Jacqmin, The Freelancers by Lucy Kirkwood, The Rumor by Dan Kois, Recess by Richard LaGravenese, Mars Has Never Been This Close by Warren Leight, That Other Person by David Lindsay-Abaire, The Sunday Times by Terrence McNally, Poor Bob by Elizabeth Meriwether, The Master of the World Versus the Dude by Raven Metzner, Jack on Film by Adam Rapp, Open House by Theresa Rebeck, I'm All About Lesbians by Mac Rogers, Two Worlds by Christopher Shinn, Liberal Arts College by Lucy Thurber, K, X, Z and V by Ian Williams, Be Still by Stephen Winter. With a foreword by Kevin Spacey.