A woman alone & other plays

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Author: Franca Rame,Dario Fo

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 206

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"The pieces are comic, grotesque, on purpose.First of all because we women have been crying for two thousand years. So let's laugh now, even at ourselves."-Franca Rame."Escaping domestic servitude to enjoy free love; the assault on body and spirit of a gang rape; the joys and vicissitudes of a day and a night on the razzle: in the skillful hands of Gillian Hanna, who also translates Franca Rame and Daria Fo's sparkling plays, this becomes the dramatic stuff of women's lives."-Ann McFerran, Time Out.Edited by Stuart Hood and translated by: Gillian Hanna, who performed a selection of pieces to great critical acclaim at the Half Moon Theatre, London in 1989; Ed Emery, political activist and translator of Fo's Mistero Buffo; and Christopher Cairns, Italianist and Reader in Italian Drama, at the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth.

Accidental death of an anarchist

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Author: Gavin Richards,Dario Fo

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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In its first two years of production in Italy, Dario Fo's notorious Accidental Death of an Anarchist was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world, and become a classic of twentieth-century drama. A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, 'fell' to his death from a police headquarters window. This edition has been adapted by Gavin Richards from Gillian Hanna's translation and features an introduction by Stuart Hood and a preface by Dario Fo. Dario Fo (b.1926) is a Nobel Prize winning Italian playwright. In its first two years of production in Italy, Dario Fo's notorious Accidental Death of an Anarchist was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world, and become a classic of twentieth-century drama. A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, "fell" to his death from a police headquarters window. This edition has been adapted by Gavin Richards from Gillian Hanna's translation and features an introduction by Stuart Hood and a preface by Dario Fo. "I ought to warn you that the author of this sick little play, Dario Fo, has the traditional, irrational hatred of the police common to all narrowminded left-wingers and so I shall, no doubt, be the unwilling butt of endless anti-authoritarian jibes."—Inspector Bertozzo, Central Italian Police HQ "A marvellous concept: a zany political farce."—Michael Billington

The Open Couple ; An Ordinary Day

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Author: Dario Fo,Franca Rame

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN: 9780413640505

Category: Italian drama

Page: 79

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Two plays written by the Italian farceur, Dario Fo, in conjunction with his wife and fellow-performer. Both plays start with the breakdown of a relationship and deal with the fate of women in a society in which both the social system in which they live and its dominant ideology are shaped by men.

The Tricks of the Trade

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Author: Dario Fo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780878300082

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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Clown, political activist, playwright, actor: Dario Fo is an unclassifiable genius of the modern theatre. In his "mini-manual for actors," Fo lays bare the tools of his craft. With the assistance of his wife, playwright Franca Rame, he explains how text, song, humor, mime and political intelligence can be fused into brilliant "popular theatre."

How to Hold Your Breath

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Author: Zinnie Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571324932

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Because we live in Europe. Because nothing really bad happens. The worst is a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps not such a good mini break. But really in the grand scheme of life, not so bad. Starting with a seemingly innocent one night stand, this dark, witty and magical play by Zinnie Harris dives into our recent European history. An epic look at the true cost of principles and how we live now, How to Hold Your Breath premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in February 2015.

Fo Plays: 1

Mistero Buffo; Accidental Death...; Trumpets and Raspberries; Virtuous Burglar; One Was Nude...

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Author: Dario Fo

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 382

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Mistero Buffo, or The Comic Mysteries, is based on research into mediaeval mystery plays; The Accidental Death of an Anarchist concerns the "accidental" (or not) death of an anarchist railwork who "fell" (or was pushed) to his death from a police headquarters window in 1969; Trumpets and Raspberries is "A deeply subversive farce" (The Guardian) in which the boss of Italy's biggest car manufacturer FIAT, is mistaken for a left wing terrorist.

Dario Fo

People's Court Jester

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Author: Tony Mitchell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408148633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 532

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The first and only full-length critical study of Dario Fo, the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature Winner This book, now extensively rewritten and updated, remains the only full-length critical study to cover various phases of Dario Fo's theatrical career. It looks at Fo's political influences and also the influence on his work of various theatrical motifs, including the great clown traditions which stretch back to the middle ages. The political work of Dario Fo and his wife/collaborator Franca Rame is charted from the 1960s up to the present to give the reader clear insight into this playwright/performer's unique literary and theatrical strengths. Each of Fo's plays and productions is discussed at length and the author has included an extensive and updated bibliography which includes full production details, quotes and writings about Fo. Always a popular performer in his native Italy, Fo has been one of the world's most performed dramatists. In the author's words: he is the "people's court jester".

Low Pay? Don't Pay!

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Author: Dario Fo

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813103X

Category: Drama

Page: 98

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"This translation was first performed at Salisbury Playhouse on Wednesday 7 April 2010."

Harlem duet

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Author: Djanet Sears

Publisher: J Gordon Shillingford Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 117

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Winner of the Governor General's Award for Drama. Winner of the Chalmers Play Award. A rhapsodic blues tragedy. Harlem Duet could be the prelude to Shakepeare's Othello, and recounts the tale of Othello and his first wife Billie (yes, before Desdemona). Set in contemporary Harlem at the corner of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X boulevards, the play explores the space where race and sex intersect. Harlem Duet is Billie's story.

Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors

East End Tales; The Odyssey; The Playground; Stuff I Buried in a Small Town; Sweetpeter; Wan2tlk?

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Author: Fin Kennedy,Kevin Fegan,Mike Bartlett,John Retallack,Usifu Jalloh,Kay Adshead,Hattie Naylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408149931

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors is an anthology of work written for actors aged 11-25. Ideal for youth theatre groups, schools and amateur dramatic companies, it contains a diverse selection of plays suited to large casts and ensemble performance. Varying in style and subject matter, the plays offer performers, directors and designers a range of exciting challenges: from recreating the mythological world of The Odyssey to a dramatisation of two hundred years of slavery that will take the audience on a journey from eighteenth century Africa to 1990s London in Sweetpeter. Contemporary urban living is confronted in plays ranging from the starkly realistic to the playful, lyrical and surrealistic. From the innocent and imaginative world of a school playground to issues of racism, peer pressure, crime and communication in a mobile phone obsessed culture, this is a wide-ranging anthology that will enrich the repertoire of youth theatre groups and the curriculum in schools. The volume is introduced by Paul Roseby, artistic director of the National Youth Theatre.

Antigone

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Author: Jean Anouilh,Ted Freeman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0413695409

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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Jean Anouilh's tragedy inspired by Greek Mythology and the play of the same name by Sophocles was first performed in Paris during the Nazi occupation. The comparison is inevitable between the French occupation and the play, with the character of Antigone representing the French resistance and her uncle Creon the collarborators to the German occupiers.

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

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Author: Martin Middeke,Peter Paul Schnierer,Aleks Sierz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408159678

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s. Written by an international team of scholars, it will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama. Among the many playwrights whose work is examined are Sarah Daniels, Terry Johnson, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Anthony Neilson, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, Debbie Tucker Green, Tanika Gupta and Richard Bean. Each essay features: A biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright A discussion of their most important plays An analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of British theatre A bibliography of texts and critical material

The Great Celestial Cow

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408176750

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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A play by one of Britain's best-selling writers When Sita and her children leave India to join her husband in England, she is forced to sell her cow, but she keeps her milking bucket in the hope that she will be able to buy another cow in Leicester. But England is nothing like she expected: faced with prejudice from the English and restrictions of tradition from her family, Sita clings to the dream of the cow and some sense of her own identity. "The Great Celestial Cow is a little gem...It's very funny, touching, telling and moving...here is a story with much to say...I kept bursting into spontaneous applause." Robin Thornber, Guardian

The dragon

a satiric fable in three acts. by Eugene Schwarz. Translated by Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood

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Author: Evgeniĭ Shvart︠s︡

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 78

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Contemporary Anarchist Studies

An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy

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Author: Randall Amster,Abraham DeLeon,Luis Fernandez,Anthony J. Nocella, II,Deric Shannon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134026439

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 2408

This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. Focusing on anarchist theory, pedagogy, methodologies, praxis, and the future, this edition will strike a chord for anyone interested in radical social change. This interdisciplinary work highlights connections between anarchism and other perspectives such as feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, disability studies, post-modernism and post-structuralism, animal liberation, and environmental justice. Featuring original articles, this volume brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices whilst stressing anarchism's tradition of dissent. This book is a must buy for the critical teacher, student, and activist interested in the state of the art of anarchism studies.

The Nativity Goes Wrong

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Author: Henry Lewis,Jonathan Sayer,Henry Shields

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472575016

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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The Christian Humanitarian Reading Initiative for Spiritual Theatre (or C.H.R.I.S.T. for short) are putting on a production of The Nativity Story. It's opening night and nothing is going to plan. Despite a collapsing manger, a deranged donkey, and a director on the brink of hysteria, the show must go on. This hilarious tour-de-force is the second farce from Theatre Mischief, creators of the critically acclaimed The Play That Goes Wrong. Once again, we watch as order unravels itself and pandemonium ensues in a piece that will be loved both as a piece to perform and one to watch. The Nativity Goes Wrong received its world premiere at Reading Rep on 22 December.

Tales from an Actor's Life

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Author: Steven Berkoff

Publisher: Robson Books

ISBN: 9781849541732

Category: Actors

Page: 208

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This is Steven Berkoff's story of life as an actor, from the stage to his villainous portrayals in 'A Clockwork Orange', 'Rambo' and 'Octopussy'.

David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest

A Reader's Guide

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Author: Stephen J. Burn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441186328

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Infinite Jest has been hailed as one the great modern American novels and its author, David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide in 2008, as one of the most influential and innovative authors of the past 20 years. Don DeLillo called Infinite Jest a "three-stage rocket to the future," a work "equal to the huge, babbling spin-out sweep of contemporary life," while Time Magazine included Infinite Jest on its list of 100 Greatest Novels published between 1923-2006. David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: A Reader's Guide was the first book to be published on the novel and is a key reference for those who wish to explore further. Infinite Jest has become an exemplar for difficulty in contemporary Fiction-its 1,079 pages full of verbal invention, oblique narration, and a scattered, nonlinear, chronology. In this comprehensively revised second edition, Burn maps Wallace's influence on contemporary American fiction, outlines Wallace's poetics, and provides a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas, before surveying Wallace's post-Infinite Jest output, including The Pale King.