McDowall Plays: 1

Brilliant Adventures; Captain Amazing; Talk Show; Pomona

Author: Alistair McDowall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350007455

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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This is the first collection from groundbreaking playwright Alistair McDowall, "an exceptionally talented and fast-rising writer. Still only in his twenties, this writer is surely going places. Whatever he dreams up next, his name will almost certainly be in lights at the Royal Court soon, if not at the National Theatre." (The Times) Having won a Judges Award at the Bruntwood Prize in 2011 and been shortlisted for the Writers' Guild Best Play Award in 2013, Alistair McDowall is one of the most exciting playwrights of this generation. The anthology features the play that brought McDowall to people's attention, Brilliant Adventures, up to his latest major play, Pomona, that received ecstatic reviews, transferred to the National Theatre, and hailed him as one of the most important playwrights of this generation. It also includes two previously unpublished plays. Brilliant Adventures (Royal Exchange/Live Theatre, 2013) is a fast paced tale of brotherhood, addiction and breaking the laws of physics. It won McDowall a Bruntwood Prize. Captain Amazing (Live Theatre, 2013) is a funny and poignant one-man show that thrusts us into the life of Britain's only part-time superhero. Talk Show (Royal Court, 2013) is black comedy about talking and transmission. It was premiered as part of the Royal Court's Open Court season and has not previously been published. Pomona (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama/Orange Tree Theatre, 2014) is a sinister and surreal thriller, which takes as its setting Manchester's Pomona - an abandoned concrete island at the heard of the city; a place where journeys end and nightmares are born. The anthology is introduced by the author and includes a foreword by Olivier-award-winning playwright Simon Stephens.

Alistair McDowall's Pomona

Author: David Ian Rabey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315304937

Category: Drama

Page: 78

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‘It’s all real. All of it. Everything bad is real’ - Moe Alistair McDowall’s Pomona was first staged in 2014 and won properly startling, and startled, acclaim. Its edgeland setting permits a surrealistic disengagement of linear forms of time, which is both dreamlike and wildly funny; nightmarish and ominously enveloping. The play has as its imaginative springboard a landscape which is both real and surreal. It offers an unforgettable journey into radical uncertainty, alongside unpredictable action that presents and questions the forms by which all too much of British life is lived. Rabey offers us a wild plunge into this modern English urban rabbit hole, a haunting and bewildering high-stakes hunt for meaning and value, set in a gothic noir Manchester, possibly dystopian (or possibly not).

Contemporary Black and Asian Women Playwrights in Britain

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139441841

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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This text was the first monograph to document and analyse the plays written by Black and Asian women in Britain. The volume explores how Black and Asian women playwrights theatricalize their experiences of migration, displacement, identity, racism and sexism in Britain. Plays by writers such as Tanika Gupta, Winsome Pinnock, Maya Chowdhry and Amrit Wilson, among others - many of whom have had their work produced at key British theatre sites - are discussed in some detail. Other playwrights' work is also briefly explored to suggest the range and scope of contemporary plays. The volume analyses concerns such as geographies of un/belonging, reverse migration (in the form of tourism), sexploitation, arranged marriages, the racialization of sexuality, and asylum seeking as they emerge in the plays, and argues that Black and Asian women playwrights have become constitutive subjects of British theatre.

Contemporary dramatists

Author: James Vinson

Publisher: St. James Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780900997174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 926

View: 2431

Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays

A Biographical Directory and Dramatic Index

Author: Bernard L. Peterson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313251900

Category: Drama

Page: 625

View: 5237

This work provides a wealth of information on obscure and overlooked American playwrights as well as some famous ones; it will be a welcome addition for collections specializing in the theater arts. "Reference Books Bulletin" This directory and index, the first such volume devoted exclusively to contemporary black American dramatists, will have an important place in theatre collections. It captures and preserves an elusive part of artistic endeavor, giving access to literally thousands of dramatic works that would otherwise be lost to scholars and the public. Organized as an encyclopedia, it provides information on more than 600 noteworthy Black American playwrights whose plays have been written, produced, or published between 1950 and the present. The volume begins with an introductory essay surveying the history of contemporary black American drama. Playwrights, screenwriters, radio and television scriptwriters, and musical theatre collaborators are treated in individual entries that comprise the bulk of the book. The volume also supplies a bibliography of anthologies, books, and periodicals cited; mailing addresses for more than 200 of the playwrights; and title and subject indexes.

Contemporary dramatists

Author: D. L. Kirkpatrick,James Vinson

Publisher: St James Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 785

View: 9777

Dramatists Sourcebook

Complete Opportunities for Playwrights, Translators, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists

Author: Theatre Communications Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781559362948

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 8678

"The essential guide to professional opportunities and playscript procedures."-The Dramatists Guild Now in its 24th edition, the best-selling Dramatists Sourcebook is completely revised, with more than nine hundred opportunities for playwrights, translators, composers, lyricists, and librettists, as well as opportunities for screen, radio, and television writers. Thoroughly indexed, and with an invaluable calendar of deadlines, the Sourcebook contains script-submission procedures for more than 350 theaters seeking new plays; guidelines for more than 150 prizes; and sections on agents, fellowships, and residencies.

Dramatists Sourcebook, 1993-94

Author: Gillian Richards,Linda MacColl

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559360746

Category: Playwriting

Page: 289

View: 7417

Black Feminism in Contemporary Drama

Author: Lisa M. Anderson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252032284

Category: Drama

Page: 142

View: 2798

An enlightening study of feminism in the work of seven black playwrights


ein Drama in 2 Akten

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596271085


Page: 119

View: 7693

1992, Shaw and the Last Hundred Years

Author: Bernard Frank Dukore

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271013244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 9160

In 1892 the first production of Bernard Shaw's first play, Widowers' Houses, heralded the birth of modern drama in the English language. One hundred years later a group of Shavians gathered to examine the significance and influence of Shaw's drama in the English-speaking world. The conference, sponsored by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, brought together theater scholars, critics, and artists from Canada, England, Ireland, and the United States. The conference also featured productions of The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet, The Man of Destiny, and Farfetched Tales, each followed by a symposium. The centennial conference not only marked the importance of the event but also stimulated new ways of regarding that historic moment, reexaminations of the significance of Shaw's plays, and explorations of their consequences. Some speakers reevaluated the genesis of the first production of Widowers' Houses and its social, cultural, and theatrical context. Some brought to bear on the subject of Shavian drama recent critical perspectives, such as feminism, deconstructionism, and the type of close textual and intertextual scrutiny seldom accorded Shaw. Others explored his impact in England, America, Ireland, and the Antipodes. Still others examined the relationship of comedy and ideas, subtext, and how this Victorian dramatist remains pertinent today. The conference concluded with a symposium that aimed to assess what might lie ahead for Shaw on page and stage in the next hundred years. This volume records the proceedings of the conference as well as reviews and the continuing checklist of Shaviana. Contributors are Peter Barnes, Charles A. Berst, Montgomery Davis, Bernard F. Dukore, Martin Esslin, Joanne E. Gates, Nicholas Grene, Christopher Innes, Katherine E. Kelly, Frederick P. W. McDowell, Rhoda Nathan, Christopher Newton, Michael O'Hara, Jean Reynolds, Irving Wardle, Stanley Weintraub, and J. L. Wisenthal.

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: 1350033618

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 680

View: 7129

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.

Der Gott des Gemetzels


Author: Yasmina Reza

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259740

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 2226

Yasmina Rezas Stücke sind grandioses Theater, aber auch ein großes Lesevergnügen. Der Gott des Gemetzels, 2006 im Schauspielhaus Zürich uraufgeführt, spielt auf der Grenze zwischen Gesellschaftssatire und menschlichem Desaster. Zwei Elfjährige haben sich geprügelt, dabei schlug der eine dem anderen zwei Zähne aus. Die beiden Elternpaare treffen sich zum klärenden Gespräch. Hinter der Fassade bürgerlicher Wohlanständigkeit tun sich Abgründe auf – schockierend und komisch zugleich. Der Gott des Gemetzels wurde zu Yasmina Rezas bekanntestem Stück, nicht zuletzt durch Roman Polanskis Verfilmung 2011 mit Kate Winslet und Christoph Waltz.

The Shaw Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 1991

Bulletin [1908-23]

Author: Boston Public Library

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9471

Wole Soyinka

A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources

Author: James Gibbs,Ketu H. Katrak,Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313239373

Category: Reference

Page: 107

View: 5435

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