Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads

Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads

Saturday 7 October 2000.

Author: Roy Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408147399

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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Saturday 7 October 2000. England v Germany, The King George v The Duke of York. Keegan resigns and Barry plays a blinder. Tensions erupt in a South London pub as England lose again. First produced at the National Theatre in 2002, Sing Yer Hearts Out for the Lads became a controversial classic exploring racial tension against the backdrop of an England football match watched in a south London pub. The play highlights how a surface acceptance of racial differences is easily destoryed leading to violent escalation and the polarisation of racial groups.
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Williams Plays 2

Williams Plays  2

Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads; Clubland; The Gift Roy Williams. Spike's movie ...
Within minutes, Sing Yer HeartOut forthe Lads was born. ... The night after Sing
Yer Heart Out opened, local elections were taking place all over the country.

Author: Roy Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472515582

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 998

Second collection of plays by the award-winning young British playwright Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads: Tensions erupt in a South London pub as England lose against Germany at football Clubland: Ben is married to Denise but on the pull, Kenny's looking for someone who's "right", Ade's with Sandra but playing the field and Nate's a proud father, in this urban drama of race and sexual politics in West London. The Gift: Since her childhood, when she left Jamaica for England, Heather's sister has claimed to have the gift of raising spirits from the dead. When her son is murdered, Heather returns to Jamaica and begs her sister to bring him back to life.Winner of the Evening Standard's Most Promising Playwright Award, 2001 - shortlisted for Best Play Award 2003 "Williams' writing snaps and crackles, his characters burst with life, emotion and contradiction" Guardian "Roy Williams shows himself to be a sassy, sophisticated diviner of the human heart" Evening Standard
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The Methuen Drama Book of Plays by Black British Writers

The Methuen Drama Book of Plays by Black British Writers

The Methuen Drama Book of Plays by Black British Writers provides an essential anthology of six of the key plays that have shaped the trajectory of British black theatre from the late-1970s to the present day.

Author: Mustapha Matura

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408130988

Category: Drama

Page: 496

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The Methuen Drama Book of Plays by Black British Writers provides an essential anthology of six of the key plays that have shaped the trajectory of British black theatre from the late-1970s to the present day. In doing so it charts the journey from specialist black theatre companies to the mainstream, including West End success, while providing a cultural and racial barometer for Britain during the last forty years. It opens with Mustapha Matura's 1979 play Welcome Home Jacko which in its depiction of a group of young unemployed West Indians was one of the first to explore issues of youth culture, identity and racial and cultural identification. Jackie Kay's Chiaroscuro examines debates about the politics of black, mixed race and lesbian identities in 1980s Britain, and from the 1990s Winsome Pinnock's Talking in Tongues engages with the politics of feminism to explore issues of black women's identity in Britian and Jamaica. From the first decade of the twenty-first century the three plays include Roy Williams' seminal pub-drama Sing Yer Hearts Out for the Lads, exploring racism and identity against the backdrop of the World Cup; Kwame Kwei-Armah's National Theatre play of 2004, Fix Up, about black cultural history and progress in modern Britain, and finally Bola Agbage's terrific 2007 debut, Gone Too Far!, which examines questions of identity and tensions between Africans and Caribbeans living in Britain. Edited by Lynnette Goddard, this important anthology provides an essential introduction to the last forty years of British black theatre.
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The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature

The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature

With this way of writing about British Fascism we can compare Roy Williams ' s
2002 play Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads . It is set entirely in a southwest
London pub during an England - Germany football game , which is on the
television .

Author: Laura Marcus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521820774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 886

View: 286

This new Cambridge History is the first major history of twentieth-century English literature to cover the full range of writing in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The volume also explores the impact of writing from the former colonies on English literature of the period and analyses the ways in which conventional literary genres were shaped and inflected by the new cultural technologies of radio, cinema and television. In providing an authoritative narrative of literary and cultural production across the century, this History acknowledges the claims for innovation and modernisation that characterise the beginning of the period. At the same time, it attends analytically to the more profound patterns of continuity and development which avant-garde tendencies characteristically underplay.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Hybrid Cultures Nervous States

Hybrid Cultures  Nervous States

In Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads – where football fans gather in a south-west
London pub for the England vs. Germany play-off in October 2000 – Williams
stages the debate of narrow white-centred nationalism vs. the new claimants, ...

Author: Ulrike Lindner

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042032293

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 845

While cultural diversity and hybridity have often been celebrated, they also challenge traditional concepts of national and cultural identity OCo challenges which have caused considerable anxiety. Various disciplines have often investigated the impact of cultural hybridity, multiculture, and (post)colonialism in relative isolation and with a tendency towards over-theorization and loss of specificity. Greater interdisciplinary cooperation can counter this tendency and encourage sustained comparisons between different former empires and across language boundaries. This volume contributes to such developments by combining contributions from history, English and German studies, cultural geography, theatre studies, and film studies; by covering both the colonial and the postcolonial period; and by looking comparatively at two different (post)colonial contexts: the United Kingdom and Germany.The result is productive dialogue across the distinct colonial and migration histories of the UK and Germany, which brings out divergent concepts of cultural difference OCo but, importantly, without neglecting similarities and transnational developments. The interdisciplinary outlook extends beyond political definitions of identity and difference to include consumer culture, literature, film, and journalism OCo cultural and social practices that construct, represent, and reflect personal and collective identities. Section I discusses the historical and contemporary role of colonial experience and its remembrance in the construction of national identities. Section II follows on by tracing the reflections of (post)coloniality and twentieth-century migration in the specific fields of economic history and consumer culture. Section III centres on recent debates about multiculture and national/cultural identity in politics, literature, and film."
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Theatre Record

Theatre Record

... plastic Action Man figures and cranes , Legoland cities - and throwing
everything out of the pram ( sorry , sandpit ) like ... Lyn Gardner Roy Williams has
already written a terrific play about football and racism , Sing Yer Heart Out for the
Lads ...

Author:

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105133490420

Category: Theater

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Categories: Theater

Williams Plays 3

Williams Plays  3

'His plays have brought the experience of black urban youth onto the stage' (Observer).This third collection of plays, introduced by the author, showcases the diversity, the moral probing and the fine ear for authentic dialogue ...

Author: Roy Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408141366

Category: Drama

Page: 368

View: 286

Roy Williams has a deserved reputation as one of the most exciting young writers whose plays have electrified the sort of audiences most theatres rarely see: streetwise urban youth. 'His plays have brought the experience of black urban youth onto the stage' (Observer).This third collection of plays, introduced by the author, showcases the diversity, the moral probing and the fine ear for authentic dialogue characteristic of his writing: Fallout: first produced in 2003 the play focuses on the aftermath of the killing of a teenager. Slow Time was commissioned and developed by the National Theatre's Education Department and toured to London schools. Set in a young offender's institution the play depicts three young men and their fight to survive. Days of Significance was produced by the RSC in 2007 and is revived at the Tricycle Theatre, London in March 2008. It was described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the best new play of the year ... that powerfully caught the debased spirit of our times.' Absolute Beginners - a stage adaptation of the seminal novel of adolescence set in 1958 London - produced at the Lyric Hammersmith May 07: 'bags of energy and highly watchable' Daily Mail.
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The Shadow Of A Boy

The Shadow Of A Boy

STEVE BARNETT Lighting Designer Lighting credits include Sing Yer Heart Out
for the Lads , Sparkleshark ( National ) , Carmen and L ' Elisir d ' Amore ( Surrey
Opera ) , Bedroom Farce and Blithe Spirit ( Redgrave Theatre ) , Sympathetic ...

Author: Gary Owen

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015056162947

Category: Drama

Page: 71

View: 396

This planet is not fit to join the Galactic League of Civilisations. The scheduled destruction of Earth alarms eleven-year-old Luke almost as much as starting at the comp. A moving and original study of a boy and his friend from outer space.
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Mercy

Mercy

John is a director of Aura Sound Design Ltd . Paul Miller Director Paul ' s theatre
credits include Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads ( National Theatre ) ; Honeymoon
Suite ( English Touring Theatre / Royal Court ) ; Fragile Land ( Hampstead ...

Author: Lin Coghlan

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: UOM:39015059169188

Category: Drama

Page: 87

View: 758

It's like the flood. Maybe we're the only ones left... maybe it'll rain for a long time, and then, when it's over, there'll be just us.' Deccy and Mac want to disappear. Cookie wants his Mum. Terry and Jean are running away together. Rory is just running. Then it happens. White dust is falling, London is sinking and it is too late for regrets. All they can do is wait. Mercy opened at the Soho Theatre in July 2004.
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The Ivan R Dee Guide to Plays and Playwrights

The Ivan R  Dee Guide to Plays and Playwrights

Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads a pub team that has just won an important
football match TRY THESE : settles down to watch England play Germany . *
HORSFIELD , * KEEFFE , * KUREISHI , * MAHONEY The black striker abuses the
 ...

Author: Trevor R. Griffiths

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: UOM:49015003006484

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

View: 559

Here is the most useful and comprehensive reference book for contemporary theatre now available.
Categories: Performing Arts

Alternatives Within the Mainstream

Alternatives Within the Mainstream

The National commissioned Roy Williams for the experiment and his play Sing
Yer Heart Out for the Lads opened the season . Williams ' piece was based on an
experience he had in 2000 in a Birmingham pub watching England play ...

Author: Dimple Godiwala

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126880462

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 415

View: 853

This is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on the alternatives within the mainstream for British Black and Asian Theatres. This anthology is in six parts and contains contributions by Jatinder Verma, Yvonne Brewster, Sol B River, Valerie Mason-John, and Bapsi Sidhwa.
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Tribune

Tribune

Film Theatre I am Sam US , 2001 Sing yer Heart out for the Lads National
Theatre , London Starring : Sean Penn , Michelle Pfeiffer , Dakota Fanning
Director : Jessie Nelson ACTORS who play disabled characters on screen fall
into two ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113593342

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Rewriting the Nation

Rewriting the Nation

If you consider that plays such as Williams's Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads or
Fallout were some of the most exciting of the decade, you can readily agree with
Andrew Wyllie when he says that 'the greatest vitality in British theatre in the early
 ...

Author: Aleks Sierz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408145708

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 474

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Pure Gold

Pure Gold

Mark Monero Paul Theatre includes The Christ of Coldharbour Lane ( Soho
Theatre ) , Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads ( Pilot Theatre Company ) , The
Country Wife ( Watford Palace Theatre ) , Animal ( Soho Theatre and tour ) ,
Adrenalin ...

Author: Michael Bhim

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131767316

Category: Drama

Page: 98

View: 393

Gold matters to Simon. His family needs cash, but is it worth sacrificing the respect and trust of the people he loves in order to get it? Pure Gold is a new play from Michael Bhim. It premiered in a co-production between Talawa Theatre Company and Soho Theatre on 27 September 2007.
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The Oxford Companion to Black British History

The Oxford Companion to Black British History

Atlantic netIndeed his Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads work linking her with the
Americas and ( 2004 ) , produced at the National Theatre , West African coast ,
dealing in ivory , gold , includes more white characters than wax , dye - woods ,
and ...

Author: David Dabydeen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: IND:30000127336471

Category: History

Page: 562

View: 964

A unique A-Z guide to the history of black people in the British Isles from classical times to the present day. With entries for landmark figures (e.g. Mary Seacole, Crimean nurse), key events (the Brixton Riots), concepts (Emancipation), and historical accounts. Wide-ranging coverage from medicine and warfare to art, music, sport, and education.
Categories: History

Love and Money

Love and Money

His Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads ( all work has been produced in Germany ,
for the National Theatre ) . Previously Austria , Switzerland , Slovakia , at the
National Theatre : David Hare Holland , The Czech Republic , Italy , Trilogy , As I
Lay ...

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: UOM:39015066882195

Category: Drama

Page: 94

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David conducts an office romance by e-mail. He has love at his fingertips. But a shocking admission unravels his relationship piece by chilling piece. Jess loves David. She believes happiness can be bought – but it doesn't come cheap in a world of easy credit. Jess and David's ideal blend of love and money is killing them. Funny but heart wrenching, this ingenious drama dares us to enter a dislocated world of bad debts and even worse desires. Love and Money opened at the Manchester Royal Exchange in October 2006 with a transfer to the Young Vic, London.
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Looking Back

Looking Back

That was Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads . So consistently , since you stepped out
into the world as a professional writer , you ' ve been a success . By and large ,
yes . I ' ve had on average about a play a year . That ' s a good record – some ...

Author: Harriet Devine

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057123013X

Category: Drama

Page: 334

View: 610

"A collection of new interviews by Harriet Devine, daughter of the Royal Court's first Artistic Director, George Devine, to celebrate the theatre's fiftieth anniversary. The book contains conversations with over thirty celebrated playwrights whose work has been produced at the Royal Court: from John Arden, whose The Waters of Babylon was staged as a Sunday night production in 1957, to Simon Farquhar, whose first Court play premiered in 2006. Concluding the volume is an interview with the theatre's Literary Manager, Graham Whybrow."--BOOK JACKET.
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Fast Labour

Fast Labour

... Widows , Assassins , Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads ( RADA ) ; Arcadia , Look
Back in Anger , The Cherry Orchard , Cyrano de Bergarac , Julius Caesar (
University College , London ) ; Tales from Ovid ( Traumwand Project , Austria ) .

Author: Steve Waters

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: UOM:39015077137282

Category: Drama

Page: 103

View: 450

A ruthless illegal immigrant rises to the top, exposing the underbelly of the labor market.
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Historical Social Research

Historical Social Research

33 Im Mai 2002 eröffnete das National Theatre seine „ Transformation “ betitelte
Saison neuer Werke für ein junges Publikum mit Roy Williams Stück Sing Yer
Heart Out for the Lads , in dem es um das Deutschland - England Spiel im
Oktober ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030052639

Category: Social history

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Categories: Social history