Overshadowed

Author: Eva O'Connor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474291090

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Imogene used to be sparkly, vivacious and outgoing. She used to fancy lads, have curves and love chips. Recently however she has become withdrawn, gaunt, obsessed with exercise. The reason? Caol, her new best friend, who's cast a dark shadow over Imogene's life. Invisible to everyone except Imogene, Caol will not rest until Imogene has been reduced both emotionally and physically to a shadow of her former self. Combining sharp writing and incredible physicality this piece aims to provoke compassion and debate around the subject of eating disorders, by separating the sufferer from the condition. Overshadowed premiered at the Tiger Dublin Fringe festival in September 2015 where it won the Fishamble New Writing Award. This programme text was published to coincide with revivals at the Project Arts Centre Dublin and Theatre503, London, in January 2016.

Acting

An International Encyclopedia

Author: Beth Osnes,Sam Gill

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0874367956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 439

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A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference work exploring the diversity of expression found in rituals, festivals, and performances, uncovering acting techniques and practices from around the world. * A–Z entries span every region of the world and cover diverse topics from Ireland's Abbey Theatre to China's Zhang Mu (rod-puppet theater) * Beautiful illustrations include masks used in classical Greek dramas, an advertisement for a performance of Punch and Judy, the humorous puppet characters, and photographs of actors, performances, and ceremonies from Monty Python to young Balinese dancers performing the Legong dance

Everything Between Us

Author: David Ireland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350047945

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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I bit into your heart and I chewed on it slowly like a connoisseur. I swallowed it. I remember thinking it was an especially small heart and easy to digest. But no matter what I did you wouldn't die. A searing and darkly funny two-hander for women which looks at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Northern Ireland, written by the playwright of Cyprus Avenue, David Ireland. It is day one of the newly formed Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Northern Ireland at Stormont. As Sandra Richardson prepares to take her seat on the commission, her long-lost sister Teeni explodes into the chamber and attacks the South African chairwoman, Dikeledi Mashiane. Is this part of a terrorist plot or just her sister's way of announcing her return to Belfast? Deep in the heart of the Northern Irish Parliament, overshadowed by the legacy of hurt, Sandra and Teeni must fight through decades of violence, anger and denial to discover if reconciliation is possible on the pathway to peace. A taut and fast paced two-woman showdown, Everything Between Us is a dramatic, dark, unflinching comedy written by Northern Ireland's boldest contemporary writer. Everything Between Us premiered in Washington DC, USA, in 2011, followed by productions in Northern Ireland and Scotland, winning playwright David Ireland the Stewart Parker Trust Award, BBC Radio Drama Award and the Meyer Whitworth Award for Best New Play. This edition was published to coincide with the London premiere at the Finborough Theatre in April 2017.

My Name is Saoirse

Author: Eva O'Connor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474286143

Category: Drama

Page: 48

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I felt sorry for Siobhán . . . but I admired her too, the way she always left her mark, on people and places, fellas and school desks. 1987: Johnny Logan has just won the Eurovision, mobile phones are about to be invented, and in Limerick, Saoirse O'Brien is sick of her best friend calling her a frigid. Soon after agreeing to a night of drinking with the lads in Wilson's Pub, she discovers her pregnancy, and is forced to set out on a journey that leads her miles away from home, and the carefree adolescence she knew. My Name is Saoirse was first performed in 2014, before being revived at the 2015 Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. This edition was published to coincide with the Irish tour of the play in autumn 2015.

Metafictional Characters in Modern Drama

Author: June Schlueter

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231047524

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 143

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"No area of the world has been viewed by Americans with greater moral disapproval and yet less attention than southern Africa," writes Anthony Lake in the introduction to The "Tar Baby" Option. Feeling that there is much to be learned from an examination of the American response to the Rhodesian problem, he offers a detailed account of America's Southern Rhodesia policy since the Smith government's unilateral declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1965. The book provides information essential to an understanding of the American approach to the current crisis in the region. The author's use of previously undisclosed materials and interviews with U.S. foreign policymakers gives the reader an inside look not only at the Rhodesian question but also at the politics of American foreign policy.

The Friday Night Effect

Author: Eva O'Connor,Hildegard Ryan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350058882

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 72

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Meet Jamie, Sadhbh and Collette: three best friends on a wild night out in Dublin. By the end of the night, Collette will be dead. Can you save her? The Friday Night Effect combines compelling new writing with an edge-of-your-seat interactive experience. At crucial turning points in the story, the fate of the characters will be in the hands of the audience, whose decisions will change their stories irrevocably. Funny, insightful and provocative, this interactive piece is a brand new play by Eva O'Connor (Maz and Bricks, Overshadowed) and Hildegard Ryan. Published to coincide with the premiere production at The Assembly George Square Studios at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.

Maz and Bricks

Author: Eva O'Connor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350046922

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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I like you, you know that? I know we've only just met, but you're my favourite abortionist. Maz and Bricks is a passionate, angry, funny and touching play which tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a 'Repeal the Eighth' demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible. Maz and Bricks delves deep into the issue of reproductive rights in Ireland to ask what does it mean to be alive in Ireland today and what really makes it all worthwhile? Maz and Bricks was published to coincide with the premiere production and tour by Olivier Award-winning Fishamble: The New Play Company in April 2017.

The Actor as Playwright in Early Modern Drama

Author: Nora Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521117372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Nora Johnson's study of actors who wrote plays in early modern England uncovers important links between performance and authorship. The book traces the careers of Robert Armin, Nathan Field, Anthony Munday and Thomas Heywood, actors who were powerfully interested in marketing themselves as authors and celebrities; but Johnson contends that authorship as they constructed it had little to do with modern ideas of control and ownership. Finally, the book repositions Shakespeare in relation to actors, considering Shakespeare's famous silence about his own work as one strategy among many available to writers for the stage. The Actor as Playwright provides an alternative to the debate between traditional and materialist readers of early modern dramatic authorship, arguing that both approaches are weakened by a reluctance to look outside the Shakespearean canon for evidence.

Modern American Drama on Screen

Author: William Robert Bray,R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107000653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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From its beginnings, the American film industry has profited from bringing popular and acclaimed dramatic works to the screen. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive account, focusing on key texts, of how Hollywood has given a second and enduring life to such classics of the American theater as Long Day's Journey into Night, A Streetcar Named Desire and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and focuses on Broadway's most admired and popular productions. The book is ideally suited for classroom use and offers an otherwise unavailable introduction to a subject which is of great interest to students and scholars alike.

The Late Harold Pinter

Political Dramatist, Poet and Activist

Author: Basil Chiasson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137508167

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

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This volume is the first to provide a book-length study of Pinter’s overtly political activity. With chapters on political drama, poetry, and speeches, it charts a consistent tension between aesthetics and politics through Pinter’s later career and defines the politics of the work in terms of a pronounced sensory dimension and capacity to affect audiences. The book brings to light unpublished letters and drafts from the Pinter Archive in the British Library and draws his political poems and speeches, which have previously been overshadowed by his plays, into the foreground. Intended for students, instructors, and researchers in drama and theatre, performance studies, literature, and media studies, this book celebrates Pinter’s later life and work by discerning a coherent political voice and project and by registering the complex ways that project troubles the divide between aesthetics and politics.

Clifford Odets and American Political Theatre

Author: Christopher J. Herr

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780313315947

Category: Drama

Page: 177

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Explores Odet's relationship to political and social trends, as well as the relationship of his work to the wider world of American theatre.

Modern Arabic Drama in Egypt

Author: Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521242226

Category: Drama

Page: 246

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This book is the first critical survey of modern Egyptian drama during the period of its maturity from the 1930s to the present day. A discussion of the work of Tawfiq al-Hakim is followed by an examination of the less experimental plays of his successors, Mahmud Taymur, Bakathir and Fathi Radwan.

National Theatre Connections 2018

The Blue Electric Wind; The Changing Room; The Free9; The Ceasefire Babies; These Bridges; When They Go Low; Want; The Sweetness of a Sting; Dungeness

Author: Brad Birch,Chinonyerem Odimba,Alice Birch,Chris Bush,In-Sook Chappell,Fiona Doyle,Phoebe Éclair Powell,Natalie Mitchell,Barney Norris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350066265

Category: Drama

Page: 656

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Theatre has a funny way of getting to the heart of who we are now and – particularly in the case of Connections – who we are going to be. Drawing together the work of nine leading playwrights, National Theatre Connections 2018 features work by some of the most exciting contemporary playwrights. Gathered together in one volume, the plays offer young performers an engaging selection of material to perform, read or study. From friends building bridges and siblings breaking down walls; girls making their voice heard and boys searching for home; and not forgetting a band of unlikely action heroes taking control of the weather. The anthology contains nine play scripts along with imaginative production notes and exercises, as well as a short introduction to the writing process for the tenth Connections play [ BLANK ] by Alice Birch. National Theatre Connections is an annual festival which brings new plays for young people to schools and youth theatres across the UK and Ireland. Commissioning exciting work from leading playwrights, the festival exposes actors aged 13-19 to the world of professional theatre-making, giving them full control of a theatrical production - from costume and set design to stage management and marketing campaigns. NT Connections have published over 150 original plays and regularly works with 500 theatre companies and 10,000 young people each year.

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama

Author: J. Thomas Rimer,Mitsuya Mori,M. Cody Poulton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537131

Category: Drama

Page: 880

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This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available Japan's best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. It opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji-period drama and follows with six chronological sections: "The Age of Taisho Drama"; The Tsukiji Little Theater and Its Aftermath"; "Wartime and Postwar Drama"; "The 1960s and Underground Theater"; "The 1980s and Beyond"; and "Popular Theater," providing a complete history of modern Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Morimoto Kaoru (A Woman's Life), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine Seller's Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, M. Cody Poulton, John K. Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the plays' productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any study of modern Japanese literature and modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nations.

Our Town

A Play in Three Acts

Author: Thornton Wilder

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573613494

Category: Drama

Page: 113

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This play is a study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century.