Quarter Life Crisis

Author: Yolanda Mercy

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786823578

Category: Drama

Page: 56

View: 3395

What does it mean to be an adult and when do you become one? Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s just trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard.


Author: Shelley Silas

Publisher: Oberon Books


Category: Drama

Page: 113

View: 8540

Pete and Linda have everything, except the most fashionable accessory of the season - a baby. And it doesn't look like a stork will be flying past their house. But there's more to life than procreation.

What Falls Apart

Author: Torben Betts

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781783194971

Category: Drama

Page: 92

View: 528

A tragi-comedy from playwright Torben Betts exploring the state of the British Left.

Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre

Politics, Affect, Responsibility

Author: Marissia Fragkou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474267165

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 5819

Presenting a rigorous critical investigation of the reinvigoration of the political in contemporary British theatre, Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre provides a fresh understanding of how theatre has engaged with precarity, affect, risk, intimacy, care and relationality in recent times. The study makes a compelling case for reading precarity as a 'sticky' theatrical trope which carries the potential to re-animate our understanding of identity politics and responsibility for the lives of Others in an age of uncertainty. Approaching precarity as an ecology cutting across various practices, themes and aesthetics, the book features a comprehensive selection of theatre examples staged in the UK since the 1990s. Works by debbie tucker green, Alistair McDowall, Complicite, Simon Stephens, Stan's Cafe, Mike Bartlett, Caryl Churchill, The Paper Birds, and Belarus Free Theatre are put in dialogue with interdisciplinary feminist vocabularies developed by Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, Lauren Berlant and Isabell Lorey. In focusing on areas such as children and youth at risk, human rights, environmental ethics and the politics of debt, the study makes a vital contribution to the burgeoning field of politics and theatre in the 21st century.

A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama, 1880 - 2005

Author: Mary Luckhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470751479

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

View: 5386

This wide-ranging Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama offers challenging analyses of a range of plays in their political contexts. It explores the cultural, social, economic and institutional agendas that readers need to engage with in order to appreciate modern theatre in all its complexity. An authoritative guide to modern British and Irish drama. Engages with theoretical discourses challenging a canon that has privileged London as well as white English males and realism. Topics covered include: national, regional and fringe theatres; post-colonial stages and multiculturalism; feminist and queer theatres; sex and consumerism; technology and globalisation; representations of war, terrorism, and trauma.

Twenty-First Century Drama

What Happens Now

Author: Siân Adiseshiah,Louise LePage

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137484039

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

View: 6785

Within this landmark collection, original voices from the field of drama provide rich analysis of a selection of the most exciting and remarkable plays and productions of the twenty-first century. But what makes the drama of the new millenium so distinctive? Which events, themes, shifts, and paradigms are marking its stages? Kaleidoscopic in scope, Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now creates a broad, rigorously critical framework for approaching the drama of this period, including its forms, playwrights, companies, institutions, collaborative projects, and directors. The collection has a deliberately British bent, examining established playwrights – such as Churchill, Brenton, and Hare – alongside a new generation of writers – including Stephens, Prebble, Kirkwood, Bartlett, and Kelly. Simultaneously international in scope, it engages with significant new work from the US, Japan, India, Australia, and the Netherlands, to reflect a twenty-first century context that is fundamentally globalized. The volume’s central themes – the financial crisis, austerity, climate change, new forms of human being, migration, class, race and gender, cultural politics and issues of nationhood – are mediated through fresh, cutting-edge perspectives.

Representing the English Renaissance

Author: Stephen Greenblatt,Stephen Jay Greenblatt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520061309

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

View: 8174

"An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry."--Margaret W. Ferguson, Columbia University "An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry."--Margaret W. Ferguson, Columbia University

New Theatre Quarterly 29: Volume 8

Author: Clive Barker,Simon Trussler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521429405

Category: Drama

Page: 105

View: 3257

One of a series discussing topics of interest in theatre studies from theoretical, methodological, philosophical and historical perspectives.

Our Sunday Visitor's Family Guide to Movies and Videos

Author: Henry Herx

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)

ISBN: 9780879733698

Category: Religion

Page: 879

View: 469

This giant reference is the only book that tells you whether a movie is really healthy to watch for a Catholic family. Includes both MPAA and USCC ratings, plus plot descriptions and reviews from a Christian perspective.