Shakers Re-stirred

Author: John Godber,Jane Thornton

Publisher: Chappell Plays

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: 93

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Shakers

Author: John Godber,Jane Thornton

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822213161

Category: Drama

Page: 68

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THE STORY: In a not-so-chic London bar called Shakers, we meet Carol, Adele, Nicky and Mel, four friends who have taken to waitressing in desperation but who also have wit and resilience enough to never let any of the colorful characters they come

Godber Plays: 1

Bouncers; Happy Families; Shakers

Author: John Godber

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408169886

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 310

"John Godber is one of the unsung heroes of British theatre, reaching the giddy heights of number three in the most-performed playwrights league table, nestled in behind Shakespeare and Ayckbourn" - Guardian Bouncers, a play about nightlife: "A show that's worth braving any front of house, however formidable ... simply spellbinding" Guardian Happy Families: "The inseparable contradictions of family love and oppression are carefully held in this fine comedy ... superb characterisation ... the rhythms of Godber's dialogue are freshly funny, the pace precise" Independent Shakers, a play about party-goers: "This is one of those slices of life that everyone can recognise and laugh at" Liverpool Daily Post

The One-Act Play Companion

A Guide to plays, playwrights and performance

Author: Colin Dolley,Rex Walford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408103168

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

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The one-act play stands apart as a distinct art form with some well known writers providing specialist material, among them Bernard Shaw, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill. Alan Ayckbourn, Edward Albee and Tennesee Williams. There are also lesser-known writers with plenty of material to offer, yet sourcing one-act plays to perform is notoriously hard. This companion is the first book to survey the work of over 250 playwrights in an illuminating A-Z guide. Multiple styles, nationalities and periods are covered, offering a treasure trove of compelling moments of theatre waiting to be discovered. Guidance on performing and staging one-act plays is also covered as well as essential contact information and where to apply for performance rights. A chapter introducing the history of the one-act play rounds off the title as a definitive guide.

Godber Plays: 2

Teechers; Happy Jack; September in the Rain; Salt of the Earth

Author: John Godber

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472536460

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 7661

"John Godber is one of the unsung heroes of British theatre, reaching the giddy heights of number three in the most-performed playwrights league table, nestled in behind Shakespeare and Ayckbourn" - Guardian Teechers: "In a class of its own ... Godber takes a hard-hitting look at life in a modern comprehensive where class conflicts, teacher tantrums and cavorting chaos runs riot through the corridors" The Express Happy Jack: "Godber manages with an affectionate and unerringly accurate ear for the tongues of the pit village to turn these two into a Chaucerian kind of celebration of life. At the end of the line the play is a sad, bruised but richly comic love story" Guardian September in the Rain: "The work of a genuinely talented playwright" Evening Standard Salt of the Earth: "John Godber has a special gift for capturing the lives and inner turmoil of the working class ... In the most subtle and incisive ways, he suggests how the combination of innate personality and a changing society determines individual destiny" Chicago Times

Plays & Players

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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Theatre Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

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Plays 3

Author: John Godber

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780413773043

Category: Drama

Page: 281

View: 2677

This third collection of plays by Britain’s most-performed living playwright includes comical and touching tales of English life, packed full of caravan holidays, malicious neighbors, magazine competitions, romantic breaks for two, and pub-rugby. Up 'n' Under: "John Godber's affectionate hymn to rugby league no-hopers."—The Stage Perfect Pitch: "A triumphant demonstration that new plays can be both popular and truthful. Godber's writing has matured and here we see the rough externals of class warfare give way to a more internal dialogue with character and feelings."—Sunday Times April in Paris: "It can only be described as a comedy. Some of it is very funny. Yet it is the sadness that prevails, along with the craftsmanship."—Financial Times John Godber is artistic director of Hull Truck Theatre Company. His plays include Happy Jack, Bouncers, Passion Killers, and Lucky Sods. He lives in Hull, England.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787646004

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 3051

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

A Creative Writing Handbook

Developing Dramatic Technique, Individual Style and Voice

Author: Bill Greenwell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408109410

Category: Creative writing

Page: 415

View: 7246

Packed with stimulating writing exercises, numerous quotes and over 30 extracts from literature across a wide variety of genres, this text presents writing skills to enrich your work.