McDowall Plays: 1

Brilliant Adventures; Captain Amazing; Talk Show; Pomona

Author: Alistair McDowall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350007455

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

View: 8333

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 It also includes two previously unpublished plays.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.

Sämtliche Stücke

Author: Sarah Kane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499231384


Page: 252

View: 1536

Alistair McDowall's Pomona

Author: David Ian Rabey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315304937

Category: Drama

Page: 78

View: 5360

‘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

View: 2650

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.

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: 6676

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.

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: 2227

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.

Der goldene Drache

Stücke 2004 - 2011

Author: Roland Schimmelpfennig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596192519


Page: 733

View: 7956

Blick zurück im Zorn

zwei Theaterstücke

Author: John Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783930226030


Page: 270

View: 1797

Der Gott des Gemetzels


Author: Yasmina Reza

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259740

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 4663

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.

Contemporary American Dramatists

Author: Kathryn Ann Berney,N. G. Templeton

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: 9781558622142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 771

View: 9281

Some 200 playwrights, both living and deceased, are profiled in this reference volume, providing critical, biographical and bibliographical data on post-1945 American dramatists. Also featured are 30 American plays, including A Streetcar Named Desire and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

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: 5095

"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.

High Fidelity

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462306545

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3452

Der Kultroman von Nick HornbyDer 35-jährige Robert Fleming ist Besitzer eines mehr schlecht als recht laufenden Plattenladens und soeben von seiner beruflich erfolgreichen Freundin Laura wegen seiner Antriebs- und Orientierungslosigkeit verlassen worden – weil er sich weigert, erwachsen zu werden. Rob hat grundsätzlich Probleme mit Veränderungen, in seinem Geschäft werden ausschließlich Schallplatten aus Vinyl verkauft, neumodische CDs kommen nicht infrage. In seinem Leben dreht sich alles um Popmusik. Wer nicht mindestens 500 Schallplatten besitzt, dem verweigert er jeglichen Respekt. Nach Lauras Auszug sucht er erst einmal Trost darin, seine Plattensammlung neu zu sortieren, und zwar nicht chronologisch, nicht alphabetisch, sondern autobiografisch. Rob unternimmt den Versuch, sein Leben zu bilanzieren, und geht der Frage nach, warum seine Beziehungen immer scheitern. Um die Frage zu beantworten, versucht er die fünf Frauen, die ihm am meisten Liebeskummer zugefügt haben, ausfindig zu machen und zu treffen. Immer wieder versucht er sich einzureden, dass Liebeskummer in seinem Alter nicht mehr wirklich bedeutend sei, sondern nur lästig wie ein Schnupfen oder Geldmangel, und dass das Singleleben durchaus viele Vorzüge biete. Doch auch das Herumhängen mit seinen Angestellten Dick und Barry im Plattenladen, zwei Geschmacksfundamentalisten, die er allerdings mehr als tragische Gestalten und weniger als wirkliche Freunde begreift, und eine Affäre mit einer Sängerin füllen ihn nicht aus. Als er reflektiert, dass seine Exfreundin Laura mit ihrer Kritik nicht immer ganz falsch lag und sich Schallplatten und Frauen nicht ausschließen, hat er nur noch eins im Sinn: sie wieder zurückzugewinnen. Nick Hornbys literarische Bearbeitung der eigenartigen Beziehung von Männern zu Schallplatten wurde rasch zum Erfolgsroman und war monatelang auf den Bestsellerlisten. Die Verfilmung des Romans im Jahre 1999 durch Stephen Frears trug darüber hinaus zur Popularität von High Fidelity bei.

Die dritte Stimme


Author: Rolf Börjlind,Cilla Börjlind

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641123186

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9916

Der zweite Fall für Olivia Rönning und Tom Stilton Marseille: In einem Naherholungsgebiet wird die Leiche einer jungen Frau gefunden. Sie wurde brutal ermordet. Man weiß nicht viel über sie - nur dass sie in einem Zirkus ganz in der Nähe gearbeitet hat. Zur selben Zeit in Stockholm: In seinem Haus in Rotebro erhängt sich der Zollbeamte Bengt Sahlmann. Schnell findet die Polizei heraus, dass es sich nicht um einen Selbstmord gehandelt hat - obwohl alles darauf hindeutete. Zwei Fälle, die auf den ersten Blick nichts miteinander zu tun haben. Zwei Morde, an deren Aufklärung Polizeianwärterin Olivia Rönning und der ehemalige Kriminalkommissar Tom Stilton ein jeweils ganz privates Interesse haben ...

Black Feminism in Contemporary Drama

Author: Lisa M. Anderson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252032284

Category: Drama

Page: 142

View: 9753

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

Gesammelte Werke

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866479272


Page: 800

View: 3164


Author: Dawn King

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737500533

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 716

Eine ländliche Gegend irgendwo in England steckt in einer wirtschaftlichen Krise und ist Gegenstand einer rigorosen behördlichen Untersuchung. Das Ehepaar Samuel und Judith Covey, geschockt vom plötzlichen Tod ihres Sohnes und verzweifelt wegen der schlechten Ernte, wird zur Zielscheibe des jungen „Foxfinders“ William Bloor, der sich zum Zwecke seiner Ermittlungen bei ihnen einquartiert. Schuld an allem Elend ist der Fuchs, Todfeind der Menschen. Er kontaminiert die Bauernhöfe, beeinflusst das Wetter, manipuliert den Verstand und tötet unschuldige Kinder – für Bloor gibt es daran keinen Zweifel. Die Besessenheit des ominösen Foxfinders destabilisiert das soziale Dorfgefüge und führt schnell zu Misstrauen bis hin zu gegenseitigem Verrat der befreundeten Höfe. Den unschuldigen Samuel treibt es zunehmend in den Wahnsinn... Dawn King verortet ihr Stück, das sich nicht zuletzt auch mit dem Thema Fundamentalismus auseinandersetzt, parabelhaft in einer fiktiven, archaisch anmutenden Welt. 2011 gewann sie mit "Foxfinder" den Papatango New Writing Competition.

1992, Shaw and the Last Hundred Years

Author: Bernard Frank Dukore

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271013244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 3598

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.

Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder

Eine Chronik aus dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518732609

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9858

»Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder«, eine Chronik aus dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg. »Was eine Aufführung von Mutter Courage«, schrieb Brecht einmal, »hauptsächlich zeigen soll: Daß die großen Geschäfte in den Kriegen nicht von den kleinen Leuten gemacht werden. Daß der Krieg, der eine Fortführung der Geschäfte mit anderen Mitteln ist, die menschlichen Tugenden tödlich macht, auch für ihre Besitzer. Daß er darum bekämpft werden muß.«