Author: Laura Wade

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432945

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 2771

I’ve got a new law for you mate, it’s called survival of the fittest, it’s called fuck you we’re the Riot Club. In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. Members of an elite student dining society, the boys are bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine. But this isn’t the last huzzah: they’re planning a takeover. Welcome to the Riot Club. Laura Wade's depiction of wealth and privilege is savagely funny - Time Out London Disgracefully entertaining... there is much fun to be had at the expense of these posh characters as they bicker, get wasted and lament the awfulness of the working classes. **** – The Telegraph Wade deftly skewers the sense of entitlement that swirls like a sickly perfume around a certain kind of upper-class thug. Her characters seem to have everything, yet whinge relentlessly... Posh combines twisted humour with ripe excess and a cruelly precise topicality. For many it will leave a bitter taste in the mouth. But, as the characters say with lip-smacking approval, it’s savage. **** –London Evening Standard Wade has grasped a fundamental truth about British life... Her chief target is not just privileged toffs but the cosy network that really runs Britain... But, while Wade's play reminds us that many of the upper-class continue to enjoy the sound of broken glass, its success lies in harpooning the way power operates through a succession of nods and winks in our supposedly open, egalitarian society. **** –The Guardian

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Volume Two

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436053

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 1579

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are helpfully organised into age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’, ‘Thirties’ and ‘Forties plus’.

Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen

Author: Andrew Tidmarsh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408184931

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 3462

What makes tragedy tragic? What makes comedy comic? What does Much Ado About Nothing have in common with When Harry Met Sally? Seneca with Desperate Housewives? Goldoni with Frasier? In Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen Andrew Tidmarsh explores these questions and more. Investigating how the relationship between form and content brings endless discoveries and illuminations about how narrative works, this entertaining and accessible book looks at how storytelling in film and theatre has evolved and how an appreciation of form can bring the writer, director or actor a solid foundation and a sense of security, which ultimately assists the creative process. Including genre-specific exercises in every chapter helping the reader to write and devise, Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen is for all those with an interest in story and can be used by writers, actors and directors alike ? whether students or experienced professionals ? to make the blank page appear less terrifying.

The No Rules Handbook for Writers (know the rules so you can break them)

(Know the Rules So You Can Break Them)

Author: Lisa Goldman

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 9417

The No Rules Handbook for Writers is a timely, creative and refreshing antidote to prescriptive guides for writers. It will inspire playwrights, screenwriters and novelists; offer fresh insights to teachers, editors, dramaturgs, directors and producers. "Lisa Goldman’s book is like the best of British new writing: it is personal, well-written, clearly thought out and resonant. Its advice is passionately felt but perfectly controlled. And its ideas sing and inspire." – Aleks Sierz (author of In-Yer-Face Theatre) Lisa Goldman takes 40 established conventions of creative writing. She explores why these rules persist, how to master them, bend or break them and why the most important rules to overturn are your own. The book weaves together industry experiences, psychological observations and inspirational tips. It also contains practical advice from 40 rule-breaking writers including: Hassan Abdulrazzak, Oladipo Agboluaje, Ronan Bennett, Sita Bramachari, Trevor Byrne, Anthony Cartwright, Matthew Greenhalgh, Tanika Gupta, Neil Hunter, M.J. Hyland, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Dennis Kelly, Bryony Lavery, Chris Paling, Stacy Makishi, Neel Mukherjee, Hattie Naylor, Anthony Neilson, Kim Noble, Tom Palmer, Lucy Prebble, Philip Ridley, Paul Sirett, Edmund White, Roy Williams. The No Rules Handbook for Writers will be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of anyone curious about the craft, context and process of writing.

The Mistress Contract (Oberon Modern Plays)

Author: Abi Morgan,She and He

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783195525

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 9337

She and He are the pseudonyms of a real-life couple who live in separate houses in the same city on the west coast of America. She is 88. He is 93. For 30 years he has provided her with a home and an income, while she provides ‘mistress services’ – ‘All sexual acts as requested, with suspension of historical, emotional, psychological disclaimers.’ They first met at university and then lost touch. When they met again twenty years later, they began an affair when She – a highly educated, intelligent woman with a history of involvement in the feminist movement – asked her wealthy lover to sign the remarkable document that outlines their unconventional lifestyle: The Mistress Contract. Was her suggestion a betrayal of all that she and the women of her generation had fought for? Or was it brave, honest, and radical? Then — on a small recorder that fit in her purse — this extraordinary couple began to tape their conversations about their relationship, conversations that took place while travelling, over dinner at home and in restaurants, on the phone, even in bed. Based on reams of tape recordings made over their 30 year relationship, The Mistress Contract is a remarkable document of this unconventional couple, and the contract that kept them bound together to this day.

Ende gut, alles gut

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843038120

Category: Drama

Page: 104

View: 837

William Shakespeare: Ende gut, alles gut Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1776). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Wolf Graf Baudissin. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 7, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832 Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: John Massey Wright, Szene aus »Ende gut, alles gut«, Aquarell, spätes 18. Jahrhundert.. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary French Plays

Author: Chris Campbell

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786820730

Category: Drama

Page: 248

View: 495

A diverse selection of contemporary plays from a range of established and up-and-coming playwrights based in France, edited and translated by Chris Campbell, Literary Manager of the Royal Court. ‘The four works in this collection illustrate how contemporary French playwriting cannot be confined to any particular tendencies. Notwithstanding, if one might claim – rather reductively – that UK playwriting tends to focus on social, political or economic issues, then French playwriting tends to foreground form. The wholesale rejection of naturalism begun at the turn of the twentieth century by Alfred Jarry and Roger Vitrac, and taken to its extreme by post-war authors including Beckett and Nathalie Sarraute, led to the explosion of classical theatrical notions like narrative coherence, inear action, psychological characterization and comprehensible dialogue, which were replaced by dissolute poetic fragments. Theatre became a laboratory for research into formal possibility. Contemporary plays in French often push the boundaries of conventional theatrical presentation and production, posing new challenges for directors and actors, who are obliged to revise and renew their dramatic practice in order to stage them. So, too, do these plays pose challenges for translators, and Chris Campbell has succeeded with modest mastery in rendering the music of each of the four authors’ individual voices in his translations.’ Dr Clare Finburgh, University of Kent, from her introduction.

Sämtliche Stücke

Author: Sarah Kane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499231384


Page: 252

View: 2100

Home, I'm Darling

Author: Laura Wade

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786824108

Category: Drama

Page: 120

View: 4702

How happily married are the happily married? Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it looks.

Laura Wade: Plays One

Author: Laura Wade

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436827

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 7117

‘If one of the problems facing new playwrights is the expectation that each of their plays should be similar in style, Wade...proved that you could radically change both form and content... Not every writer delivers on their early promise. As this collection clearly shows, Wade certainly has.’ Aleks Sierz, from his Introduction COLDER THAN HERE ‘Laura Wade’s play is a 90-minute masterpiece, a jewel, dark but translucent. It is a play of love, death and grief: the grief that is hardest to bear, because it begins before the loved one dies.’ Sunday Times BREATHING CORPSES ‘The tension, the emotions and the sense of absurdity and fear are brilliantly handled... A terrifying tour de force.’ Sunday Times OTHER HANDS ‘This is an extraordinary feat – a vicious satire with a heart of gold – wrought with peculiar subtlety and intelligence.’ The Spectator

Mercy Fine

A New Play

Author: Shelley Silas

Publisher: Oberon Books


Category: Drama

Page: 73

View: 2262

Mercy fine is the prestigious 2005 new writing commission from Clean Break.

The Watsons

Author: Laura Wade

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786826372

Category: Drama

Page: 120

View: 334

What happens when the writer loses the plot? Emma Watson is nineteen and new in town. She's been cut off by her rich aunt and dumped back in the family home. Emma and her sisters must marry, fast. If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse: an eternity with their boorish brother and his awful wife. Luckily there are plenty of potential suitors to dance with, from flirtatious Tom Musgrave to castle-owning Lord Osborne, who's as awkward as he is rich. So far so familiar. But there's a problem: Jane Austen didn't finish the story. Who will write Emma's happy ending now? Based on her incomplete novel, this sparklingly witty play looks under the bonnet of Jane Austen and asks: what can characters do when their author abandons them?

Kingfisher Blue

Author: Lin Coghlan

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited


Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 752

Winter on a crumbling South London estate. Denny's up to his neck in toilets; his hopeless apprentice Elvis is about as useful as the pot-noodles he subsists on. Elvis's mate Ally has come up with a can't-lose-get-rich-quick scam that might just save their bacon. And Copper may have big plans for the Karaoke bar - but can he really compete with 'Posh and Becks' night down Mandy's? Just four London lads, doing their best to keep afloat, with big plans for getting on; but things take a serious turn for the worse when Ally and Elvis's money-making plan dangerously backfires. Kingfisher Blue is an urban tale of stuffed weasels, avocado sandwiches and dreams of escape.

Die Soprane


Author: Alan Warner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499225598


Page: 350

View: 2731

Gehirn-Pflege Paleo Rezepte Kochbuch 2.0

Paleo Brainfood Power For Everyone. Schlank und Schlau Edition mit über 50 glutenfreien Rezepten

Author: Pawel Marian Konefal

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3738089446

Category: Cooking

Page: 115

View: 5433

Unfairer Vorteil: Kochen als Brainbooster? Das können Sie auch... • Lernen Sie für Ihr Gehirn zu kochen • Lernen Sie, welche Lebensmittel Sie dabei unterstützen können • Probieren Sie mehr als 50 leckere Rezepte aus • Erschaffen Sie eine stärkere Version von sich selbst Es gibt ein Problem Das Gehirn der meisten Menschen heutzutage läuft auf Sparflamme. Zivilisationskrankheiten wie Alzheimer (Typ-3 Diabetes), Autismus, Demenz, Depressionen und ADHD nehmen rasant zu. Der Druck durch die hohen Leistungsanforderungen in der Schule, beim Studium und im Beruf ist enorm. Kinder haben Konzentrationsschwächen und der Pisa-Schock ist noch in allen Köpfen verankert. Was ist die Antwort des etablierten medizinischen Systems? Wie bei den meisten chronischen Erkrankungen ist die Lösung leider nur ein entsprechendes Arzneimittel. Symptombekämpfung anstatt das Problem an der Wurzel anzupacken. Die “Wunderpille” Es wäre für den Menschen natürlich toll, wenn er nur eine Pille einnehmen könnte um seine Gehirnleistung schnell und schmerzlos zu erhöhen. Plötzlich wird er immer aufmerksamer, vergisst nie einen Namen und rechnet alle Mathematikaufgaben einfach im Kopf durch. Doch diese eine Pille gibt es nicht. Es gibt aber eine große Menge an gesunden und natürlichen Möglichkeiten die kognitive Leistung zu steigern. Die richtige Ernährung spielt dabei eine außerordentlich große Rolle. Kochen und Essen In diesem Buch geht es um das Kochen mit den richtigen “Brainfoods”. Über eine vollwertige Ernährung liefern Sie Ihrem Gehirn die Nähr- und Baustoffe, die es braucht, um seine Funktion optimal erfüllen zu können. Sie erhalten mehr als 50 leckere Paleo Brainfood Rezepte, vom Frühstück beginnend über Hauptmahlzeiten bis hin zu gesunden Snacks und vieles mehr. Essen Sie “Brainfood”, Essen für die Gesundheit Ihres Gehirns. Dieses Buch ist Futter für Ihr Gehirn!

Uni-Wissen Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft (deutsche Version)

Optimize your exam preparation Anglistik/Amerikanistik

Author: Vera Nünning,Ansgar Nünning

Publisher: Klett Lerntraining

ISBN: 3129391134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

View: 4693

Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft gibt eine kompakte Einführung in zentrale Gegenstände, Ansätze und Fragestellungen der anglistisch-amerikanistischen Literaturwissenschaft. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Vermittlung von Überblickswissen, literaturwissenschaftlichen Kategorien ud Methoden der Lyrik-, Dramen-, Erzähltext- und Medienanalyse. Die englischsprachige Version dieses Grundkurses ist unter dem Titel An Introduction to the Study of English and American (ISBN Print 9783129390252, ISBN epub 9783129391136) erschienen.

Robert de Niro

Ein Leben

Author: Shawn Levy

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310403477X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 1416

***Die fulminante Biographie des großen Filmidols*** Robert De Niro gehört zu den besten und erfolgreichsten Schauspielern der Welt (»Taxi Driver«,»Der Pate«, »Es war einmal in Amerika«). Der New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autor Shawn Levy hat bislang unveröffentlichtes Material und private Aufzeichnungen De Niros zusammengetragen, darunter Gespräche mit Scorsese, Coppola und Pacino. Er eröffnet ein neues faszinierendes Bild der grandiosen Arbeit des zweifachen Oscar-Preisträgers mit seltenen Einblicken in das private Leben des öffentlichkeitsscheuen Schauspielers. Mit großem Bildteil

Tipping the Velvet

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oberon Modern Plays

ISBN: 9781783199952

Category: English drama

Page: 126

View: 1485

Acclaimed playwright Laura Wade brings Sarah Waters' audacious bestselling novel to the stage in a new adaptation.


Author: Duncan Macmillan

Publisher: Oberon Books


Category: Drama

Page: 121

View: 7242

Duncan Macmillan takes on some of the most pressing issues of our time.