DNA

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432376

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 8651

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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Photograph 51

Author: Anna Ziegler

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781783199358

Category: DNA

Page: 112

View: 9184

This extraordinary play looks at the woman who cracked DNA and asks what is sacrificed in the pursuit of greatness.
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The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Women: Volume Two

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436215

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 4272

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are helpfully organised into age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’, ‘Thirties’ and ‘Forties plus’.
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Von Morgens bis Mitternachts

Stück in Zwei Teilen (Classic Reprint)

Author: Georg Kaiser

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396274558

Category: Drama

Page: 136

View: 2744

Excerpt from Von Morgens bis Mitternachts: Stück in Zwei Teilen H E R R steht auf. Dann sind wir Dicken an die Reihe. Er holt einen prallen Leder: heute! Aus dem Mantelinnern. Dame, kommt. Kostbarer Pelz, Gelenistu von Seide. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Sämtliche Stücke

Author: Sarah Kane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499231384

Category:

Page: 252

View: 3625

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The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men: Volume Two

Author: Catherine Weate

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436053

Category: Drama

Page: 200

View: 7799

Monologues are an essential part of every actor’s toolkit. Actors are required to perform monologues regularly throughout their career: preparing for drama school entry, showcasing skills for agents or auditioning for a role. Following on from the bestselling first volume (2008), this book showcases selected monologues from some of the finest modern plays by some of today’s leading contemporary playwrights. These monologues contain a diverse range of quirky and memorable characters that cross cultural and historical boundaries. The pieces are helpfully organised into age-specific groups: ‘Teens’, ‘Twenties’, ‘Thirties’ and ‘Forties plus’.
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Girls and Boys

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786823152

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 866

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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Taking Care of Baby

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433615

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 9047

‘None of this is the truth. It’s just people saying things. It’s all subjective. There’s the truth, and there’s what people think is the truth, and it all depends on how you slant it...’ Taking Care of Baby tackles the complex case of Donna McAuliffe, a young mother convicted of the murder of her two infant children. In a series of probing interviews the people in this extraordinary story, including Donna herself and her bewildered mother Lynn, reveal how they may have harmed those they sought to protect. Dennis Kelly’s ambitious play uses the popular techniques of drama-documentary and verbatim theatre to explore how truth is compromised by today’s information culture.
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 9436

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The Iron Druid Chronicles 6-Book Bundle

Hounded, Hexed, Hammered, Tricked, Trapped, Hunted

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0804180768

Category: Fiction

Page: 2064

View: 6682

With a sly blend of fantasy, humor, and paranormal adventure, Kevin Hearne has established a reputation as the trickster god of action-packed mash-ups. His signature creation, Atticus O’Sullivan, is a folk hero for the twenty-first century, battling legendary beasts, shadowy mystics, and demonic demigods from around the world. Now this addictive eBook bundle brings together the first six novels of The Iron Druid Chronicles (with bonus novellas and short stories) in one supersized dose of genre-smashing mayhem: HOUNDED HEXED HAMMERED TRICKED TWO RAVENS AND ONE CROW (NOVELLA) TRAPPED HUNTED GRIMOIRE OF THE LAMB (NOVELLA) Also includes the short stories “Clan Rathskeller” and “Kaibab Unbound,” as well as a special preview of Kevin Hearne’s upcoming novel A Plague of Giants! Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil. Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles “Neil Gaiman’s American Gods meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.”—SFFWorld “[The Iron Druid books] are clever, fast paced and a good escape.”—Jason Weisberger, Boing Boing “Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series.”—Kelly Meding, author of Tempest “[Atticus is] a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the twenty-first century. . . . A snappy narrative voice.”—Library Journal, on Hounded “Outrageously fun.”—The Plain Dealer, on Hounded “Superb . . . plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Hounded “An exciting mix of comedy, action, and mythology . . . [Atticus] is one of the best main characters currently present in the urban fantasy genre.”—Fantasy Book Critic, on Tricked
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Hounded

The Iron Druid Chronicles

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748133291

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7765

***OVER A MILLION COPIES OF THE IRON DRUID BOOKS SOLD*** 'American Gods meets Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden' SFF World Book one in the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles series Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he's hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power - plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish - to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil. Praise for the Iron Druid Chronicles: 'Atticus and his crew are a breath of fresh air! . . . I love, love, love this series' My Bookish Ways 'Entertaining, steeped in a ton of mythology, populated by awesome characters' Civilian Reader 'This is one series no fantasy fan should miss. Mystery, suspense, magic and mayhem' SciFiChick The Iron Druid Chronicles Hounded Hexed Hammered Tricked Trapped Hunted Shattered Staked Scourged Besieged (short stories) HAVE YOU TRIED . . . Kevin Hearne's epic fantasy novel A PLAGUE OF GIANTS - described by Delilah S. Dawson as 'a rare masterpiece that's both current and timeless . . . merging the fantasy bones of Tolkien and Rothfuss with a wide cast of characters who'll break your heart'. Out now!
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Der dritte Bruder

Roman

Author: Nick McDonell

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462412728

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1999

Mike hat Glück: Seine Eltern besitzen ein Ferienhaus in Long Island, berühmte Freunde gehen ein und aus, ihm wurde die beste Schulbildung zuteil und sein älterer Bruder Lyle beschützte ihn, wenn ihre Eltern mal wieder stritten. Im Jahr 2001 macht Mike ein Volontariat bei einer Zeitung in Hongkong, als er nach Bangkok geschickt wird, um dort über die Backpacker-Szene zu schreiben und um einen Journalisten zu finden, der untergetaucht ist. Bangkok fasziniert ihn – trotz der Exzesse und der Gewalt, die ihm begegnen. Als zu Hause ein schreckliches Unglück passiert, kehrt Mike zurück in die USA, um seinem Bruder beizustehen, der Wahnvorstellungen hat. Dann passiert der amerikanische Alptraum, und während das World Trade Center brennt, begibt sich Mike auf die Suche nach Lyle, der gleich neben den Twin Towers wohnt, um ihn zu retten.
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Süße kleine Lügen

Author: Michele Dunaway

Publisher: CORA Verlag

ISBN: 3733758161

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

View: 4586

So eine punkige Vogelscheuche soll meine neue Sekretärin sein? Der Unternehmer Alex kann nicht verstehen, warum seine Schwester ausgerechnet diese Julia Brown engagiert hat. Dass ihre unvorteilhafte Aufmachung nur der Teil eines raffinierten Plans ist, erkennt Alex erst, als er völlig wehrlos an ihrer Angel zappelt ...
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Dennis Kelly: Plays One

Love and Money, Osama the Hero, Debris, After the End

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849433143

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 1088

Features the plays Debris, Osama the Hero, After the End and Love and Money. These four plays are linked by their characters' desperate need to believe that there is more to life than the often brutal worlds in which they find themselves. Kelly's remarkable debut Debris finds humour and pathos in a spectacularly dysfunctional family unit. The harrowing Osama the Hero shows a group of neighbours taking ill-defined revenge on an odd-ball teenager in a climate of fear. In After the End a woman discovers she has been rescued from Armageddon by a paranoid ex-colleague with a nuclear bunker in his garden. And in a fractured narrative Love and Money portrays a marriage driven to brutal destruction by financial pressures.
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Dennis Kelly: Plays Two

Author: Dennis Kelly

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783195118

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 7967

‘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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Körperfluchten

Roman

Author: David Grand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453874053

Category: Anti-communist movements

Page: 431

View: 9383

"This rich tale of drug dealing and union-busting, murder and mayhem on both sides of the law, begins when Victor Ribe, an ex-junkie and World War I veteran, is mysteriously released from prison after serving fifteen years for a murder he didn't commit. He returns to a city where Prohibition has been repealed and a dark underworld is developing a new source of profits--illegal heroin trafficking. Meanwhile, legitimate industries are launching an offensive against unionization and the specter of Communism--and they're not above fighting dirty. When Victor's old Army buddy, Freddy Stillman, a munitions salesman, reports a murder but can't explain why the body has disappeared, he unwittingly pulls himself and Victor into the bewildering swirl of corruption and conspiracy that encompasses everyone in the book's vast, raging cityscape. Combining the atmospheric richness of Dashiell Hammett and the irresistible, subversive humor of Thomas Pynchon, The Disappearing Body weaves suspenseful mystery into a stunning, darkly hilarious portrait of urban America between the wars."--Publisher's description.
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GASLICHT

Author: Patrick Hamilton

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737500568

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 1789

Warum flackert das Gaslicht zu später Stunde? Warum verschwinden Gegenstände und warum tauchen sie plötzlich wieder auf? Bella Manningham könnte wahnsinnig werden und fürchtet sich auch davor, denn schon ihre Mutter litt an einer Nervenkrankheit und musste in die Anstalt. Trifft sie dasselbe Schicksal? Da steht plötzlich ein Mann in ihrer Wohnung, der behauptet, sie vor ihrem Ehemann schützen zu wollen. Er sei ein pensionierter Scotland Yard-Kommisssar namens Rough und noch immer auf der Suche nach einem flüchtigen Mörder. Hier, an dieser Stelle in ihrem Zimmer, in diesem Sessel sei vor vielen Jahren eine alte Frau ermordet worden, aber der Mörder habe damals nicht gefunden, was er suchte, daher kehre er an den Ort des Schreckens zurück... Wer ist dieser Mann? Wer ist der Mörder? Wem darf sie trauen? Bella ist der Verzweiflung nahe. Und wieder flackert das Gaslicht. "Gaslicht" wurde 1943 unter dem Titel "Das Haus der Lady Alquist" von George Cukor verfilmt. In den Hauptrollen: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer und Joseph Cotten. Das Theaterstück "Gaslicht" wurde 1938 uraufgeführt.
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Modern British Playwriting: The 1970s

Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Author: Chris Megson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408177897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 2589

Essential for students of Theatre Studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and reassessment of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume equips readers with an understanding of the context from which work emerged, a detailed overview of the range of theatrical activity and a close study of the work of four of the major playwrights by a team of leading scholars. Chris Megson's comprehensive survey of the theatre of the 1970s examines the work of four playwrights who came to promience in the decade and whose work remains undiminished today: Caryl Churchill (by Paola Botham), David Hare (Chris Megson), Howard Brenton (Richard Boon) and David Edgar (Janelle Reinelt). It analyses their work then, its legacy today and provides a fresh assessment of their contribution to British theatre. Interviews with the playwrights, with directors and with actors provides an invaluable collection of documents offering new perspectives on the work. Revisiting the decade from the perspective of the twenty-first century, Chris Megson provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1970s.
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Warhaftige Historia

Author: Hans Staden

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783842493582

Category:

Page: 204

View: 9950

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten
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