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Ravenhill Plays 3

Author : Mark Ravenhill
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'Ravenhill has more to say, and says it more refreshingly and wittily, than any other playwright of his generation' Time Out Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat: 'A dramatic cycle that is, in its way, epic, but is splintered into many small shards... touches deftly on the impact of war on everyone involved' Financial Times Over There:'Ravenhill explores postwar Germany's division and unification through the power battles between twin brothers. The result is fantastically clever and ingenious' Guardian A Life in Three Acts: 'By turns charming, funny, informative and, in its final segment, lump-in-the-throat moving as Bourne charts the loss of friends and lovers to Aids, and contemplates old age' Guardian Ten Plagues: 'A remarkable song-cycle... it's the portrait of grief beyond measure that's so affecting and which this moving hour of solitudinous lamentation, confusion and defiance brings beautifully to the fore.' Telegraph Ghost Story: 'both a satire and a moving story about illness' Guardian The Experiment: 'Mark Ravenhill keeps things creepy in his monologue, The Experiment, in which he plays the satiny-voiced, slippery narrator... The story, and the narrator's level of complicity, keeps shifting. Ravenhill asks us to consider which version, if any, might be acceptable, and how much we might be willing to avert our eyes from for the greater good.' Independent

Shoot Get Treasure Repeat

Author : Mark Ravenhill
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Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat is an epic cycle of plays exploring the personal and political effect of war on modern life. The plays that make up Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat began life at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe as Ravenhill for Breakfast (produced by Paines Plough), winning a Fringe First award, and the Jack Tinker Spirit of the Fringe award. They form a collage of very different scenes, with each taking its title from a classic work. The plays were presented in April 2008 in various venues across London, from Notting Hill to a Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch, via Sloane Square and the South Bank. Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat was originally developed in association with the National Theatre Studio and Paines Plough, and was first produced as Ravenhill for Breakfast at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in August 2007 by Paines Plough, with the support of David Johnson.

Celebrity Translation in British Theatre

Author : Robert Stock
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This book explores the impact that high-profile and well-known translators have on audience reception of translated theatre. Using Relevance Theory as a framework, the book demonstrates how prior knowledge of a celebrity translator's contextual background can affect the spectator's cognitive state and influence their interpretation of the play. Three canonical plays adapted for the British stage are analysed: Mark Ravenhill's translation of Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, Roger McGough's translation of Tartuffe by Molière and Simon Stephens' translation of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. Drawing on interviews, audience feedback, reviews, blogs and social media posts, Stock examines the extent to which audiences infer the celebrity translator's own voice from their translations. In doing so, he adds new perspectives to the long-standing debate on the visibility of the translator in both the process of translating and the reception of the translation. Celebrity Translation in British Theatre offers an original approach to theatre translation that sheds light on the culture of celebrity and its capacity to attract new audiences to plays in translation.

Ravenhill Plays 2

Author : Mark Ravenhill
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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.

A Life in Three Acts

Author : Bette Bourne
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With honesty, humour and occasional anger, performer Bette Bourne tells the playwright Mark Ravenhill about his brave and flamboyant life. Crafted from transcripts of a series of long, private conversations, actor Bette Bourne reminisces and replays scenes from his life from a postwar childhood,a stint as a classical actor in the late 60s, to living in a drag commune in Notting Hill and being an active member of the Gay Liberation Front. Bette then talks about his touring with the New York based Hot Peaches cabaret group and founding his own cabaret troop, Bloolips, which redefined the term gay theatre by creating their very own unique celebration of dramatic and colourful homosexuality. The piece, in three parts, marks a different series of events in Bette's life to reveal both a portrait of a pioneering, radical individual and a historical document of the struggles and achievements of gay liberation.

Plays International

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Faust

Author : Mark Ravenhill
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A famous philosopher arrives in Los Angeles, and begins a round of chat show appearances where he announces the Death of Man and the End of History, but ultimately finds that not all events are virtual.

Rewriting the Nation

Author : Aleks Sierz
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In recent years British theatre has seen a renaissance in playwriting that has been accompanied by a proliferation of writing awards, new writing groups and a ceaseless quest for fresh, authentic voices that will ensure the vitality and relevance of theatre in the twenty-first century. Rewriting the Nation is a perfect companion to Britain's burgeoning theatre writing scene that will prove invaluable to anyone wanting a better appreciation of why British theatre - at its best - remains one of the most celebrated and vigorous throughout the world. The books opens by defining what is meant by 'new writing' and providing a study of the system in which it is produced. It considers the work of the leading 'new writing' theatres, such as the Royal Court, the Traverse, the Bush, the Hampstead and the National theatres, together with the London fringe and the work of touring companies. In the second part, Sierz provides a fascinating survey of the main preoccupations and issues that have characterised new plays in the first decade of the twenty-first century. It argues that while under New Labour economic, political and social change continued apace, generating anxiety and uncertainty in the population, theatre has been able to articulate not only those anxieties and uncertainties but also to offer powerful images of the nation. At a time when the idea of a national identity is hotly debated, British theatre has made its own contribution to the debate by offering highly individual and distinctive visions of who we are and what we might want to become. In examining the work of many of the acclaimed and emerging British playwrights the book serves to provide a narrative of contemporary British playwriting. Just as their work has at times reflected disturbing truths about our national identity, Sierz shows how British playwrights are deeply involved in the project of rewriting the nation.

Plays

Author : Mark Ravenhill
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Historical Plays

Author : Tom Taylor
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Bookseller

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

The Bookseller

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Theatre Record

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Theatre Index

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Shopping and F ing

Author : Mark Ravenhill
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Shopping and F***ing is... Falling in love with your best friend - if you can get the right mix of Es and whizz... Passion buried beneath layers of bubble and wrap and cellophane A world where microwaves are the only source of heat A place where Shopping is sexy and F***ing is a job... And if you killed someone what would it feel like? Or maybe there are no feelings left... Shopping and F***ing is a witty and shocking look at a corrosive disposable world whose values have been determined by a disinherited generation.SHOPPING AND FUCKING: "is a darkly humorous play for today's twenty-somethings ... a real coup de theatre" - Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard

Writers and Artists Year book

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Mark Ravenhill Plays 1

Author : Mark Ravenhill
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The first collected-colume of plays from the most important playwright of the last decade.

British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II

Author : John Stanley Bull
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Embraces the work of writers working in theatrical traditions ranging from the classic well-made play to the most radical avant-garde pieces. This variety is indicative of the fact that this period is one of the most important in British drama, comparable to the late-Elizabethan/Jacobean and post-Restoration eras in terms of the quantity and quality of new work and surpassing both of them in the sheer variety of theatrical offerings.

The Athenaeum

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Youth Identities

Author : Gerd Stratmann
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Contents: - Bill Osgerby: 'The Young Ones'. Youth, Consumption and Representations of the 'Teenager' in Post-War Britain. - Rachel Thomson / Janet Holland: Sexual Relationship, Negotiation and Decision Making. - Mike Storry: Teenagers and Advertising - Peter Bennett: Teen Pop and Teenage Identity in Britain. - Claus-Ulrich Viol: A Crack in the Union Jack? National Identity in British Popular Music. - Merle Tonnies: Problematic Youth Identities in Contemporary British Dramas - Gerd Stratmann: 'Absolute Beginners' and Their Heirs in Contemporary British Novels. - Martin Bruggemeier / Horst W. Drescher: A Subculture and its Characterization in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. - Jurgen Neubauer: Critical Media Literacy and the Representation of Youth in Trainspotting. - Merle Tonnies / Claus-Ulrich Viol: Young Britain in Perspective. The Views of Rebecca Ray, shez 360, Chandrasonic, Kathy Lette, and Anne Fine.