Author: Laura Wade

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432945

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 5744

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: 8652

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: 2880

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: 5382

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: 2159

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.

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary French Plays

Author: Chris Campbell

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786820730

Category: Drama

Page: 248

View: 9314

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.


Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Aladin Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3848960117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6091

Lizzie lebt mit ihren Eltern und ihrem jüngeren Bruder in Dresden, als der Zweite Weltkrieg ausbricht. Während ihr Vater an die Front muss, nimmt Lizzies Mutter eine Stelle im Dresdner Zoo an. Das Elefantenmädchen Marlene schließt sie sofort ins Herz. Als die Stadt 1944 von den Aliierten bombardiert wird, flieht die Familie – mit Marlene im Schlepptau. Die Flucht ist beschwerlich und stets begleitet von Hunger und Angst. Alle sind am Ende ihrer Kräfte. Aber dann treffen sie Peter, einen kanadischen Piloten, der ihnen seine Hilfe anbietet. Doch können sie ihm, dem Feind, vertrauen?

Die Soprane


Author: Alan Warner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499225598


Page: 350

View: 8808

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: 7915

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!

Laura Wade: Plays One

Author: Laura Wade

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436827

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 1378

‘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: 4531

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


Schwank in drei Akten

Author: Brandon Thomas

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737500576

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 8609

Wer kennt sie nicht - Charleys vermeintliche Tante. Schon Oliver Hardy war in der ersten Verfilmung dieser berühmten Komödie mit von der Partie, zahlreiche weitere Verfilmungen u. a. mit Heinz Rühmann, Peter Alexander oder Thomas Heinze sollten folgen. "Charleys Tante" ist die Travestiekomödie schlechthin, sie brilliert durch Situationskomik und und skurrile Charaktere. Dabei suchen die Studenten Charley und Jack eigentlich nur eine Anstandsdame für ihr Rendezvous mit Amy und Kitty, weil aber Charleys Tante aus Brasilien, "wo die Affen herkommen", noch nicht verfügbar ist, muss Lord Fancourt Babberly deren Part übernehmen. Und "Babbs" wächst dabei über seine Rolle fast hinaus... und ein Feuerwerk der Komik kann beginnen.

Home, I'm Darling

Author: Laura Wade

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786824108

Category: Drama

Page: 120

View: 9105

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.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125363502


Page: 109

View: 9157

Spider-Man: Kravens letzte Jagd

Author: J.M. DeMatteis

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736727097

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 5915

Er istÿKraven... der gr”áte J„ger, den die Welt je kannte. Er hat jedes dem Menschen bekannte Tier aufgesprt und erlegt. Nur eines konnte ihm stets entkommen. Eine Beute, die ihn immer wieder bloástellte:ÿSpider-Man! Doch dieses Mal wird alles anders. Kraven hat einen diabolischen Plan...

The Bottle

Author: Nirjay Mahindru

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited


Category: Drama

Page: 93

View: 1544

When dreamer Ravi inherits a stinking run-down Cafe in the back end of Kings Cross, he genuinely believes he's up on his luck. Calling on his two best friends - Suresh a small time entrepreneur, and Irvin, an out of work actor - Ravi proudly dreams of opening a chic new joint to entice the posh crowd. But their fun and friendship are rapidly brought to a devastating climax with the unexpected visit from a quirky local called Ken, and a surprising discovery.

Tipping the Velvet

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oberon Modern Plays

ISBN: 9781783199952

Category: English drama

Page: 126

View: 7118

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

Der Lauf der Welt, ein Lustspiel in fünf Akten

Author: William Congreve

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter



Page: 192

View: 490

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Der Lauf Der Welt. Ein Lustspiel William Congreve Joh. Andr. Berger u. Jacob Boedner, 1757