The Cagebirds

A Play in One Act

Author: David Campton

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871292742

Category: American drama

Page: 43

View: 4146



Drama and Theatre Studies

Author: Sally Mackey,Simon Cooper

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748751686

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

View: 6747


Revised and expanded edition for use with all Drama and Theatre Studies A & AS specifications.

The One-Act Play Companion

A Guide to plays, playwrights and performance

Author: Colin Dolley,Rex Walford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408103168

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

View: 9438


The one-act play stands apart as a distinct art form with some well known writers providing specialist material, among them Bernard Shaw, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill. Alan Ayckbourn, Edward Albee and Tennesee Williams. There are also lesser-known writers with plenty of material to offer, yet sourcing one-act plays to perform is notoriously hard. This companion is the first book to survey the work of over 250 playwrights in an illuminating A-Z guide. Multiple styles, nationalities and periods are covered, offering a treasure trove of compelling moments of theatre waiting to be discovered. Guidance on performing and staging one-act plays is also covered as well as essential contact information and where to apply for performance rights. A chapter introducing the history of the one-act play rounds off the title as a definitive guide.

RSC Making Mischief: Two Radical New Plays

Two Radical New Plays

Author: Fraser Grace,Somalia Seaton

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786820080

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 4318


ALWAYS ORANGE ‘Raise the Flag. Raze the city.’ In the aftermath of terrorist attacks, the population is on edge. Empathy and community have been blown away by the storm of terror and replaced by fear. A survivor of the first attack, Joe is convinced that he has found the key to turning the tide of destruction and restoring tolerance and understanding. But the city is in no mood to listen... Following the award-winning Breakfast with Mugabe and TMAnominated The Lifesavers, writer Fraser Grace presents a tragicomic exploration of how to be human in a world always on edge. FALL OF THE KINGDOM, RISE OF THE FOOT SOLDIER ‘This is our England.’ In a country where protectionism masquerades as patriotism, a new national identity is being forged. Nostalgic notions of Englishness fracture as the rallying cries of a new generation are heard on the streets. In London, an attack on a student forces her teacher to confront the uncomfortable truth lurking beneath the veneer of community cohesion. In this provocative new play, Somalia Seaton peels away the privileged ignorance of middle-class tolerance to expose the deep wound of cultural tension cutting through modern England. The Making Mischief festival was produced at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon in summer 2016.

This Is a Thriller

An Episode Guide, History and Analysis of the Classic 1960s Television Series

Author: Alan Warren

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786419692

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

View: 2402


The late 1950s and early 1960s were the golden years of horror television. Anthology series such as Way Out and Great Ghost Tales, along with certain episodes of Twilight Zone and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, were among the shows that consistently frightened a generation of television viewers. And perhaps the best of them all was Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff. In Thriller the horror was gothic, with a darker, bleaker vision of life than its contemporaries. The show's origins and troubled history is first discussed here, followed by biographies of such key figures as producer William Frye, executive producer Hubbell Robinson, writers Robert Bloch and Donald S. Sanford, and Karloff. The episode guide covers all 67 installments, providing airdate, production credits, cast, plot synopses and critical evaluations.

The Swan Gondola

Author: Timothy Schaffert

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744919

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5055


On the eve of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, Ferret Skerritt – ventriloquist by trade, conman by birth – isn’t quite sure how it will change him or his city. Omaha still has the marks of a filthy Wild West town, even as it attempts to achieve the grandeur and respectability of nearby Chicago. But when he crosses paths with the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily, his whole purpose shifts and the fair becomes the backdrop to their love affair. One of a travelling troupe of actors that has descended on the city, Cecily works in the Midway’s Chamber of Horrors, where she loses her head hourly on a guillotine playing Marie Antoinette. And after closing, she rushes off, clinging protectively to a mysterious carpet bag, never giving Ferret a second glance. But a moonlit ride on the swan gondola, a boat on the lagoon of the New White City, changes everything, and the fair’s magic begins to take its effect.