DNA

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432376

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 2353

A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart. A contemporary play for younger people, DNA opened at the National Theatre in February 2008
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Girls and Boys

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786823152

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 3418

An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn. A tragic, violent look at parenthood and trauma.
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Orphans

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849439532

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 8802

Helen and Danny keep themselves to themselves. But the outside world comes crashing into their lives one day when Helen's brother turns up. Covered in blood. Dennis Kelly's new play is a thrilling contemporary suspense story which takes its audience on a chilling journey into a world just outside the front door. This disturbing urban drama has it's world premiere at the Traverse Theatre on 31st July 2009, reuniting the team that brought Kelly's play After The End to the Traverse Theatre in 2005. After a month's run at the Traverse, it transfers to Birmingham Rep and the Soho Theatre (London).
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After the End

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849431744

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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They were all in the pub when the explosion happened. Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark, who has saved her life. Mark is always prepared for the worst and has everything he thinks they will need to survive; tinned chilli, Dungeons and Dragons and a knife - now all they need to do is to wait until it's safe to go outside. Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other? After The End received its world premiere at The Traverse Theatre in August 2005.
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Burn and Rosalind

Author: Deborah Gearing

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849437904

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Burn This is the story of Birdman. Fifteen years old, no family, no friends - a loner with nothing to lose. One lazy afternoon, down on the riverbank, the friends he never had narrate the story of his last dramatic day. First performed at the National Theatre as part of the NTShell Connections programme, this powerful and inspiring play is a unique portrait of teenage life, drawn with startling and refreshing honesty Rosalind Esther thinks science is fantastic, but her brother Joe is unconvinced. Then Rosalind appears and they find themselves in the middle of an experiment - the experiment of her life. Rosalind: A Question of Life tells the story of a passionate scientist who helps to discover the structure of DNA only to be written out of the history books. A moving and brilliantly theatrical exploration of ambition and regret.
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Dennis Kelly: Plays Two

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783195118

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 8974

‘Without doubt, Kelly is one of the most multi-talented British playwrights to emerge in the past decade.’ Aleks Sierz ‘A taut, compelling thriller and a modern-day spin on Lord of the Flies, exploring group behaviour and moral equivocation.’ Financial Times (on DNA) ‘A cast-iron understanding of the morally bankrupt way we live now.’ Daily Telegraph (on Orphans) ‘A celebration of naughtiness and questioning, it's a raucous, skin-crawling treat.’ Guardian (on Our Teacher's a Troll)
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The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781783190478

Category: Drama

Page: 118

View: 641

An electrifying dark morality tale, this new play marks award-winning writer Dennis Kelly's debut at the Royal Court Theatre.
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The Gods Weep

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849438463

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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The Gods Weep focuses on the life of a CEO whose global business fragments around him as he loses his grip on reality. Colm has taken a lifetime to build his empire. With brutal rigor he has shaped the world around him in his own image. As time moves on his decision-making abilities increasingly fail him and the world he has created begins to fracture. The power struggle that ensues reveals the corruption and unstoppable forces at work in a world where corporate greed and national security frighteningly overlap.
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Decky Does A Bronco

Author: Douglas Maxwell

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849438161

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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Decky Does a Bronco is the tragi-comic story of a gang of nine-year-old boys who spend the summer of 1983 'Broncoing swings' in Girvan, on the west coast of Scotland. Broncoing (kicking the swing over the bar) is the social bench mark and a dangerous mixture of vandalism and sport. Decky is the smallest of the group and the only one who cannot Bronco. His friend David remembers the event of that summer, which at first seem hilarious but ultimately remain painful, as the boys are faced with an unthinkable tragedy and are thrown into a restless adulthood.
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Entertaining Angels

Author: Richard Everett

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435170

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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‘I've made four thousand six hundred medium-sized quiches and personally baked two tons of light crust pastry. And for what?’ As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage. With sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, this new play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all. 'Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?' ‘Everett's play asks serious questions about loss, faith and just how well we can ever know those we love ... [a] fine new play... Everett, a dramatist new to me, has come up with that increasingly rare commodity, a boulevard comedy that is both entertaining and affecting.... this is a funny, touching and genuinely thought-provoking comedy, and one that surely deserves a West End transfer after its run in Chichester.’ - Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph ‘A very English comedy with some real emotion... a sure-fire Chichester hit’ - Fiona Mountford, The Evening Standard
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Junk

Author: Melvin Burgess

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448187451

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8706

This 20th Anniversary edition of the classic novel comes with an introduction from former children’s laureate Malorie Blackman and bonus content following its controversial history, from its writing to when it won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. It was a love story. Me, Gemma and junk. I thought it was going to last forever. Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down. She wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, finally, you have to come down. Melvin Burgess’ most ambitious and complex novel is a vivid depiction of a group of teenagers in the grip of addiction. Told from multiple viewpoints, Junk is a powerful, unflinching novel about heroin. Once you take a hit, you will never be the same again.
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DNA by Dennis Kelly: Routes to Revision

Author: Iona Towler-Evans

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786821184

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 2878

This book provides a number of attractive and purposeful tasks and activities which engage students in active revision processes for the play DNA by Dennis Kelly, in order to help them to achieve specified AQA outcomes. It will incorporate creative and reflective tasks and devices, to help them make sense of the play for themselves, offer a personal and original response to the play in order to fulfil the requirements of the highest grades in GCSE English Literature. The main objectives of the book are as follows: - To offer attractive ways for the students to examine the text from a range of viewpoints. - To guide their thinking about the text, and provide the tools for analyses in terms of plot, settings, character, key themes and issues, language, structure, context. - To help students to relate the outcomes of tasks to the requirements of the most challenging examination questions.
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From Morning to Midnight

Author: Georg Kaiser

Publisher: Oberon Books Limited

ISBN: 9781783190133

Category: Drama

Page: 86

View: 1217

One of the most popular German Expressionist works, in a new version for The National Theatre's 50th anniversary season.
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Osama the Hero

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849431426

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 8099

Gary's not stupid. He just dares to see the world differently. In the class room and on the estate, he provokes without intent. When another act of violence unsettles those around him, Gary must shoulder the blame. A visceral rollercoaster of a play by one of Britain's hottest writers. Raw, angry and urgent, this is an explosive piece of work.
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Middletown

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435790

Category: Drama

Page: 72

View: 6239

Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown. About to have her first child, she is eager to enjoy the neighbourly bonds a small town promises. But life in Middletown is complicated: neighbours are near strangers and moments of connection are fleeting. Middletown is a playful, poignant portrait of a town with two lives, one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.Middletown was awarded the prestigious Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play in 2010. ‘The strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight are both considered with a screwball lyricism... pitch-perfect... delicate, moving and wry’ - New York Times
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National Theatre Connections 2017

Three; #YOLO; Fomo; Status Update; Musical Differences; Extremism; The School Film; Zero for the Young Dudes!; The Snow Dragons; The Monstrum

Author: Suhayla El-Bushra,Anders Lustgarten,Robin French,Tim Etchells,Patrick Marber,Alistair McDowall,Kellie Smith,Lizzie Nunnery,Harriet Braun,Matthew Bulgo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350033618

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 680

View: 8514

Drawing together the work of 10 leading playwrights, this National Theatre Connections anthology features work by some of the most exciting and established contemporary playwrights. Gathered together in one volume, the plays collected offer young performers between the ages of 13 and 19 an engaging selection of material to perform, read or study. Each play has been specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department with the young performer in mind. The anthology contains 10 play scripts; notes from the writer and director of each play, addressing the themes and ideas behind the play; and production notes and exercises for the drama groups. This year's anniversary anthology includes plays by Suhayla El-Bushra, Anders Lustgarten, Robin French, Tim Etchells, Patrick Marber, Kellie Smith, Lizzie Nunnery, Harriet Braun and Alistair McDowall.
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Bitch Boxer

Author: Charlotte Josephine

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849439354

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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Meet Chloe, 21 from Leytonstone. She likes the simple things in life: cherry sambuca, hairbrush-in-the-mirror karaoke with Rihanna and winding her Dad up. Oh, and she's a boxer. London, 2012. Women will step into the Olympic boxing ring for the very first time. And it's in Stratford. Down the road. As Chloe trains for the fight of her life, she is left winded by two life-changing events. In a man's world, can she prove she's still worth the title? Fighting fit from sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season, you are invited ringside, for an adrenaline-fuelled, no-holes-barred one-woman show unafraid to document the blood, the sweat...and all the tears.
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Rotterdam

Author: Jon Brittain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350018341

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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No, Alice, I don't want to become a man, I just want to stop trying to be a woman. It's New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one. Now Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask . . . does this mean she's straight? A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home. Rotterdam received its world premiere at Theatre503, London, in October 2015, before transferring to Trafalgar Studios, London, in May 2016.
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My Sister Rosalind Franklin

Author: Jenifer Glynn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199699623

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

View: 1271

The sister of the molecular biologist describes Rosalind Franklin's life, including her early eduction, her relations with her family, her time as a student at Cambridge University, and her scientific achievements.
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Debris

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432538

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 3127

An odyssey of pain, blood, love and loss. An unreal journey through two disturbed minds, and the unfolding events leading up to the self crucifixtion of their father in the front room. Enter the insane world of siblings Michael and Michelle. Debris is a depraved vision of an alien world seen through their eyes. Debris was developed whilst Kelly was on attachment at the National Theatre Studio. A production by the Latchmere Theatre opened at Battersea Arts Centre in March 2004.
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