National Theatre Connections 2017

Three; #YOLO; Fomo; Status Update; Musical Differences; Extremism; The School Film; Zero for the Young Dudes!; The Snow Dragons; The Monstrum

Author: Suhayla El-Bushra,Anders Lustgarten,Robin French,Tim Etchells,Patrick Marber,Alistair McDowall,Kellie Smith,Lizzie Nunnery,Harriet Braun,Matthew Bulgo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135003360X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 680

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Drawing together the work of 10 leading playwrights, this National Theatre Connections anthology features work by some of the most exciting and established contemporary playwrights. Gathered together in one volume, the plays collected offer young performers between the ages of 13 and 19 an engaging selection of material to perform, read or study. Each play has been specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department with the young performer in mind. The anthology contains 10 play scripts; notes from the writer and director of each play, addressing the themes and ideas behind the play; and production notes and exercises for the drama groups. This year's anniversary anthology includes plays by Suhayla El-Bushra, Anders Lustgarten, Robin French, Tim Etchells, Patrick Marber, Kellie Smith, Lizzie Nunnery, Harriet Braun and Alistair McDowall.
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National Theatre Connections 2018

The Blue Electric Wind; The Changing Room; The Free9; The Ceasefire Babies; These Bridges; When They Go Low; Want; The Sweetness of a Sting; Dungeness

Author: Brad Birch,Chinonyerem Odimba,Alice Birch,Chris Bush,In-Sook Chappell,Fiona Doyle,Phoebe Éclair Powell,Natalie Mitchell,Barney Norris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350066257

Category: Drama

Page: 656

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Theatre has a funny way of getting to the heart of who we are now and – particularly in the case of Connections – who we are going to be. Drawing together the work of nine leading playwrights, National Theatre Connections 2018 features work by some of the most exciting contemporary playwrights. Gathered together in one volume, the plays offer young performers an engaging selection of material to perform, read or study. From friends building bridges and siblings breaking down walls; girls making their voice heard and boys searching for home; and not forgetting a band of unlikely action heroes taking control of the weather. The anthology contains nine play scripts along with imaginative production notes and exercises, as well as a short introduction to the writing process for the tenth Connections play [ BLANK ] by Alice Birch. National Theatre Connections is an annual festival which brings new plays for young people to schools and youth theatres across the UK and Ireland. Commissioning exciting work from leading playwrights, the festival exposes actors aged 13-19 to the world of professional theatre-making, giving them full control of a theatrical production - from costume and set design to stage management and marketing campaigns. NT Connections have published over 150 original plays and regularly works with 500 theatre companies and 10,000 young people each year.
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Pomona

Author: Alistair McDowall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350086738

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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I think I'd sleep a lot easier if I knew none of us would wake up tomorrow. Ollie's sister is missing. Searching Manchester in desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona - an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born. Pomona premiered in 2014 and has subsequently become a much-produced and widely studied drama text. It is published here as a Student Edition alongside commentary and notes by Dan Rebellato. The ancillary material is geared at students and includes: - an introduction outlining the play's plot, character, themes context and performance history - the full text of the play - a chronology of the playwright's life and work - extensive textual notes - questions for further study This play includes some strong language.
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Eclipse

Author: Simon Armitage,Peter Gill

Publisher: Stanley Thornes Publishers

ISBN: 9780571206988

Category: Children's plays, English

Page: 97

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Six friends are interviewed by the police after the disappearance of Lucy Lime, the strange unnerving girl - 'I am a walking Universe, I am' - whom they met on the beach beneath the cliffs.Adie likes Gary who likes Shelley who likes Adie. Relationships are strained as they 'sort out what they can put up with, and what they can't' - under the shadow of a soldier on a Great War memorial.Eclipse by Simon Armitage and Friendly Fire by Peter Gill were specially commissioned by the National Theatre for the BT National Connections Scheme for young people.If we hope to have discerning practitioners and audiences tomorrow we must ensure that work of quality is available to young people now. The Connections series is designed to provide such work in easily accessible volumes.
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Jekyll and Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848427242

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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Written for the National Youth Theatre, and first performed by the company at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End in 2017, Jekyll & Hyde offers a full range of parts for schools and youth-theatre groups looking for a contemporary reinvention of a macabre classic.
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Mullarkey Plays: 1

Single Sex; Tourism; Cannibals; The Wolf From the Door; Each Slow Dusk

Author: Rory Mullarkey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350090794

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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A remarkable writer – an original fresh voice, with a sharp political edge (Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director the Royal Court Theatre). British writer Rory Mullarkey is the winner of the Harold Pinter Commission, the James Tait Black Prize for Drama and the George Devine Award for most promising playwright. His original work has been staged at the Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. His first play collection brings together three previously published plays with two unpublished works. A writer of "considerable talent†? (Telegraph), this is a powerful and diverse collection from an established contemporary voice. Single Sex: "a truly disturbing and twisted tale of obsession†? (Culture Bean) Tourism: A compelling and humorous take on modern cultural identities. Cannibals: "Brilliantly exciting drama†? (Independent) Wolf From the Door: "Fervent and bracingly original...laced with exuberant absurdity and moments of twisted humour...†? (Evening Standard) Each Slow Dusk: 'A great war play, original and richly reflective in form . . . [It] encapsulates the British soldier's experience in under an hour . . . Remarkable.' ReviewsGate
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Exploraciones

Author: Mary Ann Blitt,Margarita Casas

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781428206410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 602

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"A student-tested, faculty-approved introductory program for learning Spanish"--Cover.
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Oliver Twist

Author: Anya Reiss,Charles Dickens

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786822393

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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"He was born in the workhouse and should by rights have died there until he displayed such malice, such ingratitude, such downright greed good sir he was removed for fear of corrupting the other children." Discover the original story of Victorian London’s most famous orphan, retold from Charles Dickens’ novel for the stage by Anya Reiss. Oliver Twist, originally staged outdoors at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, was created for everyone aged six and over.
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Interference

Author: Morna Pearson,Hannah Khalil,Vlad Butucea

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350126888

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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Can you ever really trust a machine? It is the near future. A couple are struggling to conceive, but fortunately their company has the perfect solution. A woman waits in a VR metaverse to do homework with her young daughter. In a care home staffed by advanced AIs, a woman struggles to make a connection with her android carer. Interference is a trilogy of near-future plays. Staged in an empty office block transformed with vivid projection and atmospheric soundscapes. It asks the question: will technology interfere with what we really need from each other? This edition was published to coincide with National Theatre of Scotland's 2019 production.
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For All I Care

Author: Alan Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848428805

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Page: 64

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Clara and Nyri. Two very different women. Two complicated lives. Both having a very bad day. Mental health nurse Nyri's woken up hungover with a younger man. Meanwhile, Clara has developed a compulsive wink and can't remember if she's taken her meds. Nyri needs to get to Ebbw Vale Hospital via Greggs, and Clara is dodging signs telling her - rather rudely - to kill herself, so she can get cracking with her shoplifting list for The Devil. Unexpected connections collide in this fast-moving, touchingly funny one-woman show by Alan Harris. For All I Care was first staged by National Theatre Wales in 2018, and is published alongside performances at Summerhall, Edinburgh, in August 2019.
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