Released on 2018-10-04Categories Performing Arts

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary American Plays

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary American Plays

Author: Ann Marie Healy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786823212

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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The second volume in this series brings together some of the best new writing from contemporary American playwrights. Each play is introduced by critically acclaimed writers themselves. THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES by Adam Rapp, Introduced by AM Homes, follows a teenage girl Bernadette who has to grow up quickly when she discovers she is pregnant. THE COWARD by Nick Jones, introduced by Marsha Norman, is an absurdist comedy set in 18th century England. Lucidus initiates a pistol duel, but when he finds he'll have to fight the son of the man he challenged, he doesn't want to go through with it. His plot to avoid the duel creates more trouble. THE BOOK OF GRACE by Suzan-Lori Parks, introduced by Oskar Eustis, portrays a dysfunctional American family, where anger and mistrust are symptoms of historical abuse. WHAT ONCE WE FELT by Ann Marie Healy, introduced by Paula Vogel, is set in a mysterious parallel universe, where Macy is the last ever author to be published in print, the system has an underclass named the Tradepack, and a woman can only have a baby if she possesses the right kind of 'scan card'.
Released on 2012-08-10Categories Drama

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary American Plays

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary American Plays

Author: Bathsheba Doran

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849436182

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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This new series brings together some of the best new writing from contemporary American playwrights. Volume One is introduced by Andre Bishop, Artistic Director of the Lincoln CenterTheater, the most prestigious theatre in the USA. Each play is introduced by critically acclaimed writers themselves. The volume includes: KIN by Bathsheba Doran, (with an introduction by Chris Durang) Kin sheds a sharp light on the changing face of kinship in the expansive landscape of the modern world. 'Simply terrific. Perhaps the finest new play of the season. Funny andaudacious, haunting, and exquisitely wrought.' Charles Isherwood, New York Times MIDDLETOWN by Will Eno (with an introduction by Gordon Lish) Middletown was awarded the prestigious Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play in 2010. 'Middletown glimmers from start to finish with tart, funny, gorgeous little comments on big things: the need for love and forgiveness, the search for meaning in life, the long, lonely ache of disappointment.' Charles Isherwood, New York Times COMPLETENESS by Itamar Moses (with an introduction by Doug Wright) Completeness is a 21st-century romantic comedy about the timeless confusions of love. 'A funny, ridiculously smart new play. I haven't seen another play recentlythat so perfectly captured love – hot-blooded, fearless, fi ckle – at this stagein life. I was left with nothing but admiration.' Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News GOD'S EAR by Jenny Schwartz (with an introduction by Edward Albee) 'This ode to love, loss and the routines of life has the economy and drywit of a Sondheim love song ... Schwartz is a real talent and she is trying something ambitious ... In [her] very modern way, [she is] making a rather old-fashioned case for the power of the written word.' Jason Zinoman, New York Times
Released on 2019-12-05Categories Literary Criticism

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Argentinian Plays

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Argentinian Plays

Author: Mariano Tenconi Blanco

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786828965

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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From Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world to the edges of the great Paraná river, and from the city of Buenos Aires to its fertile plains and the estuaries of northern Argentina, The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Argentinian Plays provides a unique insight into the preoccupations and the creative responses of one of the major theatre-producing countries in Latin America. Includes the plays: La vida extraordinaria (Extraordinary Life) by Mariano Tenconi Blanco, translated by Catherine Boyle Pato verde (Green Duck) by Fabián Miguel Díaz, translated by Gwen MacKeith Fonavi by Leonel Giacometto, translated by Rosalind Harvey Nou Fiuter (No Future) by Franco Calluso, translated by William Gregory Poema ordinario (Poor Men's Poetry) by Juan Ignacio Fernández, translated by William Gregory Fuego de dragón sobre dragón de madera (Dragon Fire over Wood Dragon) by Candelaria Sabagh, translated by Kate Eaton
Released on 2017-05-03Categories Drama

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Greek Plays

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Greek Plays

Author: Lena Kitsopoulou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783197682

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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A diverse selection of plays from the nineties, noughties and 2010’s from a range of established and up-and-coming playwrights based in Greece. The collection includes a foreword and introductions to each play by prominent academics in Greek Contemporary Theatre. 1. M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A by Lena Kitsopoulou, translated by Aliki Chapple (2012) 2. Angelstate by Nina Rapi, translated by the author (2015) 3. Wolfgang by Yannis Mavritsakis, translated by Christina Polyhroniou (2008) 4. Hungry by Charalampos Giannou , translated by the author (2016) 5. Juliet by Akis Dimou, translated by Elizabeth Sakellaridou (1995)
Released on 2017-04-30Categories Drama

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary American Plays

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary American Plays

Author: Ann Marie Healy

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited

ISBN: 1849431698

Category: Drama

Page: 468

View: 350

Some of the best new writing from contemporary American playwrights, collected together and introduced by other acclaimed writers. Includes:The Edge of Our Bodies by Adam Rapp (introduced by AM Homes),The Coward by Nick Jones (introduced by Marsha Norman),The Book of Grace by Suzan-Lori Parks, andWhat Once We Felt by Ann Marie Healy (introduced by Paula Vogel).
Released on 2018-10-31Categories Performing Arts

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Plays

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Plays

Author: Borja Ortiz de Gondra

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786825834

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 722

From a colonial past to a precarious European present, this selection of works by contemporary writers challenges the accepted vision of the Spain to explore the national themes, historical legacies and modern-day concerns of a country of great geographical and cultural diversity. A Basque History by Borja Ortiz de Gondra (2017 Max Award, Best Playwright) explores the impact of war, regional and national identity, language and culture on the Basque people of the Iberian north. The Sickness of Stone by Blanca Domenech. An idealistic restoration expert clashes with an old-school pragmatist over the best way to acknowledge and heal the wounds of Spain's bloody and oppressive past. Cuzco by Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez. A Spanish couple travels to Peru to save their relationship, but find themselves confronted by post-colonial guilt, depression and disconnectedness. The Greyhound by Vanessa Montfort. This comic tale of a homeless greyhound explores the clash between the EU's prosperous north and the austerity-stricken Mediterranean. On The Edge by Julio Escalada explores the little-known underworlds of Spain's North African territories where the fight for survival leads to prejudice, volatility and violence.
Released on 2021-03-01Categories Drama

Albee and Influence

Albee and Influence

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004448605

Category: Drama

Page: 211

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Albee and Influence contains essays, written by leading Albee scholars, that focus on literary and philosophical influences on Edward Albee’s plays as well as essays on writers and works that Albee influenced.
Released on 2020-03-12Categories Performing Arts

Women Writing and Directing in the USA

Women Writing and Directing in the USA

Author: Kiara Pipino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000044478

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 102

Women Writing and Directing in the USA: A Stage of Our Own features interviews with some of the most successful theatre artists currently working on and off Broadway and beyond. The book provides an insight on what it means and what it takes to be a successful female-identifying playwright and director in the USA, where the professional theatrical landscape is still mostly dominated by straight white men. The interviews explore a wide range of themes, including if and how the artists’ female perspective influenced their art, the social and cultural significance of their work, and how theatre and women working in theatre can participate in awakening greater social awareness. Readers will learn about some of the most current and relevant American theatre artists, such as Young Jean Lee, Pam MacKinnon, Dominique Morisseau, Rachel Chavkin, and Martyna Majok. Written for students in directing and playwriting courses, Women Writing and Directing in the USA: A Stage of Our Own features inspirational and informative stories that will help young theatre artists find and pursue their artistic voices.
Released on 2016-08-03Categories Drama

The Flu Season & Intermission

The Flu Season & Intermission

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783198436

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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The Flu Season No one in the middle of being in love ever sat down to write a love story. It's only after the belongings are sorted and the shirts returned that the pencils are sharpened and the notebooks opened. So, in a serious way, love stories are never love stories. Love is their inspiration, yes, but the end of love is the reason for their existence. This is a problem. It proposes anti-journeys where we saw only journeys, directs things toward a new negative we hadn't intended. The Flu Season tries to be a love story, anyway. It has a strategy. The play revels in ambivalence, lives in fits and starts, and derives a flailing energy from its doubts about itself. But these come at a price, which is paid by the characters in the play. A kind of clarity finally comes. In the end, is the end. Intermission “Two couples chat with one another at a play's intermission. From what we have heard, it sounds dreadful, which the cocky Jack points out. But his quibbles give way before Mr. Murray's torrent of memory and invective. He doesn't want to hear stylistic complaints, he wants the boy to recognize the play's attempts at truth. And while Mr. Murray's curmudgeon sneers at audiences' yen for weeping at shows, Mr. Eno then makes us – practically by brute force – cry for him. Mr. Eno's triumph is both canny and deeply touching, a vital look into a theater that actually reminds us what it's for.” The New York Sun The Flu Season was the winner of the 2004 Oppenheimer Award for best debut production.
Released on 2012-09-17Categories Drama

Thom Pain (based on nothing)

Thom Pain (based on nothing)

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849436960

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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From the last lonely wilderness, the last dark corner of these overlit times, in the camouflage of the common man, Thom Pain takes the stage, fumbling with his heart, squinting into the light. With terrible timing and impeccable regret, over-educated in the wrong ways, and wounded in the right ones, he appears. Teeth bared, as he picks a piece of lint off his suit. Listen to the language writhe, as he tries to say hello. Meet Thom Pain. A man who has only had, by his own reckless reckoning, three or four things happen to him in life. A man who is, by his own admittedly uninformed admission, a man much like a man or woman like you. Thom Pain opened at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004, with a transfer to the Soho Theatre later that year.