Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Author: Andrea Dunbar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350061476

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 8334

Do you think it would be better if you and me got ourselves steady boyfriends? Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three start a fling each of them think they control. Andrea Dunbar's semi-autobiographical play, written for the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 when she was just 19, is a vivid portrait of girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure. Told with wicked humour, startling insight and a great ear for dialogue, this new edition of Rita Sue and Bob Too was published to coincide with director Max Stafford-Clark's major new production produced by Out of Joint, Bolton Octagon and the Royal Court Theatre.

Political Theatre in Post-Thatcher Britain

New Writing, 1995-2005

Author: A. Kritzer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230582222

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

View: 6300

The 'in-yer-face' plays of the mid-1990s announced a new generation shaped by Thatcherism and defined by antipathy to social ideals and political involvement. They have generated thoughtful and lively responses from playwrights. The resulting dialogue has brought politics to the forefront of British drama and reinvigorated British theatre.

Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009

Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Author: Dan Rebellato

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408129582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 2792

Essential for students of theatre studies, Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to 2009 in six volumes. Each volume features a critical analysis and reevaluation of the work of four/five key playwrights from that decade authored by a team of experts, together with an extensive commentary on the period . Edited by Dan Rebellato, Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009 provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of the theatre of the decade, together with a detailed study of the work of David Greig (Nadine Holdsworth), Simon Stephens (Jacqueline Bolton), Tim Crouch (Dan Rebellato), Roy Williams (Michael Pearce) and Debbie Tucker Green (Lynette Goddard). The volume sets the context by providing a chronological survey of the decade, one marked by the War on Terror, the excesses of economic globalization and the digital revolution. In surveying the theatrical activity and climate, Andrew Haydon explores the response to the political events, the rise of verbatim theatre, the increasing experimentation and the effect of both the Boyden Report and changes in the Arts Council's priorities. Five scholars provide detailed examinations of the playwrights' work during the decade, combining an analysis of their plays with a study of other material such as early play drafts and the critical receptions of the time. Interviews with each playwright further illuminate this stimulating final volume in the Decades of Modern British Playwriting series.

The Well Read Play

Author: Stephen Unwin

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 184943378X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 132

View: 710

Using examples from plays and playwrights the reader has most likely encountered, The Well Read Play is structured to teach the reader how to identify context, structure, significance, and character. Its principle aim is to help the reader develop abilities to understand and enjoy reading plays.

Played in Britain

Modern Theatre in 100 Plays

Author: Kate Dorney,Frances Gray

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408164809

Category: Drama

Page: 223

View: 1794

Published in collaboration with the V&A, Modern British Theatre in 100 Plays explores the best and most influential plays from 1945 to date. Fully illustrated with photos from the V&A's collections, the book includes essays, review excerpts, plot summaries, extracts and insight into stage and costume designs.

The Cambridge Companion to David Hare

Author: Richard Boon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827614

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 6274

David Hare is one of the most important playwrights to have emerged in the UK in the last forty years. This volume examines his stage plays, television plays and cinematic films, and is the first book of its kind to offer such comprehensive and up-to-date critical treatment. Contributions from leading academics in the study of modern British theatre sit alongside those from practitioners who have worked closely with Hare throughout his career, including former Director of the National Theatre Sir Richard Eyre. Uniquely, the volume also includes a chapter on Hare's work as journalist and public speaker; a personal memoir by Tony Bicât, co-founder with Hare of the enormously influential Portable Theatre; and an interview with Hare himself in which he offers a personal retrospective of his career as a film maker which is his fullest and clearest account of that work to date.

Eine kurze Geschichte von sieben Morden


Author: Marlon James

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641196450

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 4402

Ausgezeichnet mit dem Man Booker Prize Jamaika, 1976: Sieben bewaffnete Männer dringen in das Haus des Reggae-Musikers Bob Marley ein und eröffnen das Feuer. Marleys Manager wirft sich schützend über ihn und erleidet dabei lebensgefährliche Verletzungen. Marleys Frau Rita wird ebenfalls schwer verwundet, er selbst bleibt mit leichteren Verletzungen an Armen und Brust zurück. Wer waren die Täter? Was waren ihre Motive? Ausgehend von dem Attentat und den Spekulationen, die sich darum ranken, entwirft Marlon James ein vielseitiges Stimmungsbild Jamaikas in den 70er und 80er Jahren voll Gewalt, politischer Willkür, Drogen und Intrigen, ausgestaltet bis ins kleinste Detail.

Verbatim Verbatim

Contemporary Documentary Theatre

Author: Will Hammond,Dan Steward

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781840026979

Category: Drama

Page: 174

View: 6981

Leading practitioners write polemically about the techniques, intentions, and ethics of documentary theater.

Modern Dance for Beginners

Author: Sarah Phelps

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781840023435

Category: Drama

Page: 70

View: 2220

Owen consummates his marriage but not with the bride. Julia's handyman won't do the job he's paid for. Russell might be the grandmaster of the squalid, meaningless one-night stand, but all he wants to do is hold hands on the London Eye. And Frances...Frances isn't looking for commitment. Now now, not ever. A series of encounters linked by a liaison in a hotel bedroom, Modern Dance for Beginners is a cruelly comic play about love and sex.



Author: Howard Jacobson

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641172195

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5893

"Dieser Roman zeigt Howard Jacobson auf dem Höhepunkt seines Schaffens." (The Independent) Die Bewohner Port Reubens leben in scheinbarer Harmonie, sie hören nur noch Schnulzen und lesen kitschige Liebesromane, und nach dem schrecklichen Ereignis, über das nur als »Was geschah, falls es geschah« gesprochen wird, bekamen alle neue Namen. Kevern Cohen misstraut als Einziger dieser »großen Familie« und ihrer freiwilligen Ahnungs- und Meinungslosigkeit. Er ist ein Eigenbrötler, der die Bücher und Jazzplatten seines Vaters aufbewahrt hat und allein in einer Hütte auf den Felsen wohnt. Eines Tages wird ihm Ailinn Solomons vorgestellt, eine schwarzhaarige Schönheit, und die beiden fühlen sich sofort zueinander hingezogen. Doch Keverns Unbehagen wächst: Ist ihre Liebe wirklich nur aus ihren spontanen Gefühlen genährt, oder haben andere Interesse an ihrer Beziehung? Ist er nur paranoid, oder werden sie tatsächlich überwacht und sind Teil eines allumfassenden, perfekt ausgeklügelten Plans? Ein prophetischer Gesellschaftsroman, ein psychologisches Meisterwerk, das uns und dem aktuellen Zeitgeist unerbittlich den Spiegel vorhält.


UK Design for Performance 2003-2007

Author: Kate Burnett

Publisher: N.A


Category: Costume

Page: 228

View: 3583

Published to accompany the Collaborators exhibition, the catalogue of Design for Performance is a celebration of the richness and diversity of work made between 2003 - 2007 by designers born or based in the UK. Opera, dance, drama, performance/installations and the design of theatre space are included here and accompanied by five essays written by, or from interviews with, notable British designers in which they reflect on their own collaborative process.

Social Housing in Performance

The English Council Estate on and off Stage

Author: Katie Beswick

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9781474285216

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 7584

This book explores the ways that council estates have been represented in England across a range of performance forms. Drawing on examples from mainstream, site-specific and resident-led performance works, including work by Conrad Murray, Jordan McKenzie, Fugitive Images, Andrea Dunbar and The National Youth Theatre, it considers the political potential of contemporary performance practices concerned with the council estate. Depictions of the council estate are brought into dialogue with global representations of what Chris Richardson and Hans Skott-Myhre call the 'hood', to tease out the specific features of the British context and situate the work globally. Katie Beswick's study provides a timely contribution to the ongoing national and global interest in social housing. As the housing market grows ever more insecure, and estates are charged with political rhetoric, theatre and socially engaged art set or taking place on estates takes on a new potency. Mainstream theatre works examined include Rita, Sue and Bob Too and A State Affair at the Royal Court, Port at the National Theatre, and Denmarked at the Battersea Arts Centre. The National Youth Theatre's Slick and Roger Hiorns' Seizure as well as community-based and resident led performances by Fourthland, Jordan McKenzie, Fugitive Images and Jane English.

Contemporary dramatists

Author: D. L. Kirkpatrick,James Vinson

Publisher: St James Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 785

View: 5833

Killing Kennedy

Das Ende des amerikanischen Traums

Author: O'Reilly Bill,Martin Dugard

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426419874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 3063

Dallas, 22. November 1963 – 12:30 Uhr: Lee Harvey Oswald späht durch das Zielfernrohr seines Gewehrs. John F. Kennedys Kopf erscheint kaum einen Meter entfernt. Oswald weiß, dass er kaum Zeit haben wird. Zwei Schüsse wird er sicher abgeben können – drei, wenn er wirklich schnell ist. Sein Ziel klar vor Augen, atmet er aus und drückt den Abzug. Der erste Schuss trifft den Präsidenten im Nacken. Kennedy sackt leicht zusammen, sein Rückenkorsett, das er wegen seiner Kriegsverletzung dauernd tragen muss, hält ihn aber aufrecht. Beunruhigt wendet Jackie sich ihrem Mann zu. Sie greift nach seiner Schulter und schaut ihm ins Gesicht, um zu sehen, was los ist. Kaum fünf Sekunden sind seit dem ersten Schuss vergangen, da schlägt die zweite Kugel in Kennedys Hinterkopf ein und reißt eine klaffende Wunde. Reflexartig fährt seine Hand hoch zur Stirn, doch ein großer Teil der Schädeldecke ist weggeschleudert worden.

Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit


Author: James Jones

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104036683

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 2680

Ein weltberühmter Klassiker der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur, der seinen Siegeszug um die Welt antrat und kurz nach Erscheinen verfilmt wurde. Erzählt wird die Geschichte des einfachen amerikanischen Soldaten Priwitt, der mit seiner Kompanie auf Hawaii stationiert ist. Weil er glaubt, auch als Soldat ein Anrecht auf eine menschliche Behandlung zu haben, beginnt eine erbitterte Auseinandersetzung zwischen ihm und seinem Vorgesetzten. ›Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit‹ zeichnet ein schonungsloses Porträt der amerikanischen Armee auf Hawaii kurz vor der Katastrophe. Mit dem Fall japanischer Bomben auf Pearl Harbor tritt Amerika in den Zweiten Weltkrieg ein.

Femenine Focus

The New Women Playwrights

Author: Enah Brater

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

View: 421

This collection of sixteen essays by leading theater critics offers a fresh and exciting look at modern drama as it is being written by women today. Combining a variety of critical approaches, Brater situates the new women playwrights at the center of a continuing debate about what constitutes power, privilege, and current stage practice. His symposium examines the work of Caryl Churchill, Rochelle Owens, Ariane Mnouchkine, Marsha Norman, Simone Benmussa, Tina Howe, Sarah Daniels, Maria Irene Fornes, Pam Gems, and Ntozake Shange, as well as theater collectives of the 1970s and 1980's, to provide a diverse look at the tension between theoretical matters and questions of dramatic style, performance, and enactment. A mixture of historical, thematic, structural, psychoanalytic, and feminist readings, this collection sharpens our definition of what value and vision mean in contemporary theater.