'pool (no water)' and 'Citizenship'

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Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408141205

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious new home and, for one night only, the group is back together. However, celebrations come to an abrupt end when the host suffers an horrific accident. As the victim lies in a coma, an almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be their next work of art? The group is ecstatic in its new found project until things slip out of their control and, to the surprise of all, the patient awakes... pool (no water) is a visceral and shocking new play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success. Citizenship is a bittersweet comedy about growing up, following a boy's frank and messy search to discover his sexual identity. It was developed as part of the National Theatre Shell Connections 2005 Programme

Ravenhill Plays: 2

Mother Clap's Molly House; The Cut; Citizenship; Pool (no water); Product

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Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472515471

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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Mark Ravenhill has established himself as one of the most important playwrights to emerge from the 1990s. Provocative, dark, witty and satirical, his plays consistently probe the debased culture of our times. This second volume of plays brings together five plays from 2001-07. It includes Mother Clap's Molly House, a black comedy and celebration of human sexuality that premiered at the National Theatre in 2001; Citizenship, a bitter-sweet comedy about growing up that was developed by the National Theatre's Shell Connections programme in 2005; The Cut, a disturbing political fable that opened at the Donmar Warehouse in 2006; Product, Ravenhill's one man satire on the media industry that since its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2005, has been produced around the world, and Pool (no water), a shocking examination of the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success. The volume features an introduction by the author and a chronology of his work.

Citizenship

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Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472508327

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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Citizenship is a bittersweet one-act comedy about growing up, following a boy's frank and messy search to discover his sexual identity. Tom dreams of being kissed, but he's not sure whether by a man or by a woman, and he feels he should choose pretty quickly. His friends' homophobic teasing and interrogations about what he did with his friend Amy the other night leave Tom no space to make up his mind, and he's got no one to ask for advice, except maybe people on the internet. Citizenship captures adolescent confusion with a witty and sensitive charm, crackling with humorous and authentic dialogue. Originally developed as part of the National Theatre Connections Programme, it is an ideal play for young performers.

Shopping and F***ing

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Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350027944

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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It's summer. I'm in a supermarket. It's hot and I'm sweaty. Damp. And I'm watching this couple shopping. I'm watching you. And you're both smiling. You see me and you know sort of straight away that I'm going to have you. With a raw mixture of black humour and bleak philosophy, the play follows three disconnected young adults whose lives have been reduced to a series of transactions in an emotionally shrink-wrapped world. A place where shopping is sexy and fucking is a job. Ravenhill's play is a prophetic vision of our twenty-first century world. It received its world premiere in 1996 in a production by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre, and has been published in this edition to coincide with the 2016 revival of the play at the Lyric Hammersmith, London.

At the Sharp End

Uncovering the Work of Five Leading Dramatists: Edgar, Etchells, Greig, Gupta and Ravenhill

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Author: Peter Billingham

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9780713685077

Category: Drama

Page: 264

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A critical examination of the work of five leading British dramatists who have made an indelible mark on today's theatre. Peter Billingham introduces and analyses the work of David Edgar, Mark Ravenhill, David Greig, Tanika Gupta and Tim Etchells of Sheffield-based experimental theatre group, Forced Entertainment, and combines his analysis with interviews with each of the dramatists.

Water and Sewage Works

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Municipal engineering

Page: N.A

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Vols. 76 include Reference and data section for 1929 (1929- called Water works and sewerage data section)

Some Explicit Polaroids

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Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408148420

Category: Drama

Page: 108

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From the celebrated and controversial writer of Shopping and Fucking Some Explicit Polaroids premiered at the New Ambassadors Theatre, London in October 1999 in a production directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint, prior to a national tour. "There are few stage authors writing more interestingly than Mark Ravenhill . . . He is - it is now yet more evident - a searing, intelligent, disturbing sociologist with a talent for satirical dialogue and a flair for sexual sensationalism" (Financial Times)

Sleeping Around

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Author: Mark Ravenhill,Hilary Fannin,Abi Morgan,Stephen Greenhorn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472537394

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Sleeping Around is by four top British playwrights from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales: Mark Ravenhill, Hilary Fannin, Stephen Greenhorn and Abi Morgan Sleeping Around is about love and sex in Britain as we approach the millennium. In a dozen scenes of likely and unlikely connections, two actors (Sophie Stanton and John Lloyd Fillingham) play a variety of couples whose ordinary lives erupt in extraordinary moments.

Faust is Dead

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Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408148900

Category: Drama

Page: 48

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Mark Ravenhill's Faust (Faust is Dead) is a dark and often brutally funny journey through a world of virtual reality The world's most famous philosopher arrives in Los Angeles and is greeted as a star. In a round of chat show appearances, he announces the Death of Man and the End of History. When he meets up with a young man who is on the run from his father, a leading software magnate, they embark on a hedonistic voyage across America. But in the play's bloody conclusion, they discover that not all events are virtual."In Shopping and Fucking, Mark Ravenhill made theatre relevant to the Thatcher generation. Now he's put videos and Net-surfing in FAUST. And it's no less stunning." (The Guardian)

The Cane

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Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350108812

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved. After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement. But his home is under siege. A mob of angry students have gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven't left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions. Why would they attack the most popular teacher in the school? The Cane explores power, control, identity and gender as well as considering the major failure of the echo-chamber of liberalism.

Contested Waters

A Social History of Swimming Pools in America

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Author: Jeff Wiltse

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807888988

Category: History

Page: 288

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From nineteenth-century public baths to today's private backyard havens, swimming pools have long been a provocative symbol of American life. In this social and cultural history of swimming pools in the United States, Jeff Wiltse relates how, over the years, pools have served as asylums for the urban poor, leisure resorts for the masses, and private clubs for middle-class suburbanites. As sites of race riots, shrinking swimsuits, and conspicuous leisure, swimming pools reflect many of the tensions and transformations that have given rise to modern America.

Handbag

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Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472538412

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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"In Shopping and Fucking, Mark Ravenhill made theatre relevant to the Thatcher generation. Now he's put videos and Net-surfing in Faust. And it's no less stunning" (Guardian) Twenty-eight years before The Importance of Being Earnest, a young woman gives birth to a baby boy. Is it an accident when Nanny places him in a handbag and her unpublished novel into the pram? In 1998 a new baby is stolen and an academic discovers an unpublished novel of more than usual revolting sentimentality. From Victorian wet nurses to 90s sperm banks, Mark Ravenhill's play examines the role of parenting in an age of diverse sexualities, biological engineering and Tinky Winky's handbag."There are few stage authors writing more interestingly than Mark Ravenhill . . . He is - it is now yet more evident - a searing, intelligent, disturbing sociologist with a talent for satirical dialogue and a flair for sexual sensationalism" (Financial Times)

JOHPER

Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical education and training

Page: N.A

View: 8179

Regional Planning

The Southeast

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Author: United States. National Resources Planning Board

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Regional planning

Page: 250

View: 9099

Mobil Travel Guide

Northwest and Great Plains, 1994

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Author: Mobil Travel Guides

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780671874483

Category: Canada, Western

Page: 428

View: 1571

The Modern City

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Municipal government

Page: N.A

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