Queers

Eight Monologues

Author: Mark Gatiss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848426962

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Page: 96

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A young soldier returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dare not speak its name. Almost one hundred years later, a groom-to-be prepares for his gay wedding. Poignant and personal, funny, tragic and riotous, these eight monologues for male and female performers cover major events - such as the Wolfenden Report of 1957, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the debate over the age of consent - through deeply affecting and personal rites-of-passage stories. Curated by Mark Gatiss, the monologues were commissioned to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men over the age of twenty-one. They were broadcast on BBC Four in 2017, directed and produced by Gatiss, and starring Alan Cumming, Rebecca Front, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ben Whishaw and Fionn Whitehead. They were also staged at The Old Vic in London. This volume includes: The Man on the Platform by Mark Gatiss The Perfect Gentleman by Jackie Clune Safest Spot in Town by Keith Jarrett Missing Alice by Jon Bradfield I Miss the War by Matthew Baldwin More Anger by Brian Fillis A Grand Day Out by Michael Dennis Something Borrowed by Gareth McLean
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Eight

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Monologues, English

Page: 53

View: 8621

Eight compelling monologues offering a state-of-the-nation group portrait for the stage. Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2008 Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award From Millie, the jolly-hockey-sticks prostitute who mourns the loss of the good old British class system, to Miles, a 7/7 survivor, and Danny, an ex-squaddie who makes friends in morgues, Eight looks at what has happened to a generation that has grown up in a world where everything has become acceptable. In its original performances, each audience voted for four of the eight monologues that they wished to see, resulting in a different line-up at every performance. A ninth unperformed monologue is included in this edition. The monologues are ideal for performance by student and amateur groups; any number and any combination can be performed. They also provide excellent opportunities for actors looking for audition material. 'a huge writing talent... a truly impressive and exciting hour of theatre, you're blown away' Scotsman 'One of the most self-assured, startlingly well-written and moving pieces of theatre around' Herald
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Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women's Lives

Eight Monologues

Author: Vicky Featherstone

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848427884

Category: English drama

Page: 112

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Snatches: Moments from 100 Years of Women's Lives documents, remembers and bears witness to a century of struggle for progress and equality for women in the United Kingdom.
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Our New Girl

Author: Nancy Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848422230

Category: Drama

Page: 135

View: 2316

A startling psychological drama about the darker side of modern parenthood. Behind the shiny door of Hazel Robinson's immaculate London home, things aren't as good as they look. Her plastic surgeon husband, Richard, has embarked on his latest charitable mission to Haiti, leaving the heavily pregnant Hazel to cope with a failing business and a problem son. When a professional nanny arrives unannounced on her doorstep, Hazel finds her home under the shadow of a seemingly perfect stranger, and one who has an agenda of her own. This volume also includes her short play Little Dolls, first performed as part of the Bush Theatre's Broken Space season in 2008.
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Precious Little Talent

&, Hot Mess : Two Plays

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848421660

Category: Drama

Page: 141

View: 8880

Two plays by award-winning playwright Ella Hickson. Precious Little Talent is about a father desperate not to forget his daughter and two young people determined not to be forgotten by the world. Hot Mess is a dark and lyrical tale about friendship, loss and loneliness. Twins Polo and Twitch were born with only one heart between them: where Polo is not looking to be loved, Twitch can do nothing but.
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Boys

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781848422629

Category: Drama

Page: 129

View: 4065

Four boys face the tricky transition to adulthood in Ella Hickson's riot of a play. The Class of 2011 are about to graduate and Benny, Mack, Timp and Cam are due out of their flat. Stepping into a world that doesn’t want them, these boys start to wonder whether there’s any point in getting any older. How will they find the fight to make it as adults? Before all that they’re going to have one hell of a party. It’s hot and there’ll be girls. Predict a riot.
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Honour

Author: Joanna Murray-Smith

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822216834

Category: Drama

Page: 61

View: 2130

THE STORY: After thirty-two years, a marriage shatters into pieces. Acclaimed journalist Gus leaves Honor, a poet, wife and mother, for Claudia, a bright young journalist not much older than his and Honor's twenty-four-year-old daughter, Sophie. In
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Bombshells

Author: Joanna Murray-Smith

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854598509

Category: Drama

Page: 50

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Six funny and perceptive monologues about the stresses of modern female life. Meryl Davenport - A mother who tells the story of her non-stop day in a rapid-fire internal monologue. Tiggy Entwhistle - A cactus lover bravely attempting to rise above her relationship crisis. Mary O'Donnell - A feisty teenage schoolgirl competing in a talent quest. Theresa McTerry - An increasingly disillusioned bride on her wedding day. Winsome Webster - A widow with an appetite for the unexpected. Zoe Struthers - An American cabaret singer who's had her fair share of personal problems. Joanna Murray-Smith's play Bombshells was first performed by Caroline O'Connor at the Fairfax Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia, in December 2001. It was revived at the same venue in 2004, transferring to the York Theatre in Sydney in April 2004. A reduced version--consisting of four monologues--was performed by Caroline O'Connor as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, in 2004. This production--now consisting of all six monologues--transferred to the Arts Theatre in the West End in September 2004.
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Moving Parts

Monologues from Contemporary Plays

Author: Nina Shengold,Eric Lane

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

View: 712

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others.
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The Pride

Author: Alexi Kaye Campbell

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822224679

Category: Drama

Page: 79

View: 1169

THE STORY: Alternating between 1958 and 2008, THE PRIDE examines changing attitudes to sexuality and the perennial themes of love, lust and betrayal. In 1958 Philip is married to Sylvia but finds himself falling in love with another man. His refusa
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BU21

Author: Stuart Slade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848426504

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Page: 72

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'So you know how on the news these days there's just this endless stream of horrendous shit going down, like every single night? Suicide bombs, mass shootings, genocides, drone strikes, school massacres - it's like the end of the world or something... And you're kind of like - "Could I even cope if that stuff happened to me?"' Six young people are caught in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London. By turns terrifying, inspiring, brutal, heartbreaking and hilarious, BU21 is verbatim theatre from the very near future. Stuart Slade's play comprises six interlinking monologues. It premiered at Theatre503, London, in 2016, in a co-production with Kuleshov, before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios, London, in January 2017.
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Eight Modern Plays

Authoritative Texts ... Backgrounds, and Criticism

Author: Anthony Francis Caputi

Publisher: New York : Norton

ISBN: 9780393960150

Category: Drama

Page: 611

View: 5758

This Norton Critical Edition presents some of the most important voices in modern drama and, through the inclusion of supporting materials, places each play in its proper intellectual, artistic, and historical context.
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Dance Nation

Author: Clare Barron

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786824841

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 3311

'Maybe this is the year, this is the moment, this is the dance where your lives will start!' Somewhere in America, a revolution is coming. An army of competitive dancers is ready to take over the world, one routine at a time. With a pre-teen battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, Dance Nation is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery. Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award, Dance Nation is Clare Barron’s explosive new play.
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The Eight

Reindeer Monologues

Author: Jeff Goode

Publisher: Baker's Plays

ISBN: 9780874400502

Category: Fiction

Page: 67

View: 3560

Comedy / Characters: 1 female,4 male or 1 male, 4 female Are you looking for something different for Christmas this year? Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi? Well, this is the script for you: eight reindeer dishing about the real Santa. All those rumors you've heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph's little secret? About Vixen's story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and -- believe us -- they do not hold back Please keep in mind that we do not recommend this script for high school use. This play is for adult audiences only The Eight has been well-received in the press: Wickedly Topical -- New York Times Excellent thought provoking. -- Dramalogue Magazine Arrestingly funny. -- Village Voice
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Pretty Pieces

A Powerful One Act Play about Madness

Author: Charles Robertson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781478195627

Category:

Page: 58

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Pretty Pieces is a powerful one act play about a young man and a young woman who are trapped on the fringes of society in a run-down apartment. They are brother and sister and something horrible happened to them a long time ago. Because of what happened to them, their relationship is doomed. The sister is trying to fit the pieces of their lives together, to figure out what happened to them, to figure out why they are the way that they are. She finds some old pictures and an old report card but these clues are not enough for her to figure out the true horror of their past. The young man tries to forget but he can't. He copes by using drugs and selling his body. The young woman copes by building a psychological and emotional cage which traps her in the apartment. To add fuel to the emotional fire, they are being evicted. The young man has a chance at happiness. He thinks he has found a way out. He is going to leave his sister and move in with an older man. The young woman falls apart when she hears this. She is going to make sure that he can't escape her, that he will never be able to leave.
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Bird and Other Monologues for Young Women

Author: Laura Lomas

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848424630

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 644

Three hard-hitting, distinctive monologues for young female actors, from one of the country's most exciting young playwrights. Bird is a cutting-edge monologue that throws light on the experience of a teenager in contemporary Britain. It’s four in the morning and Leah is waiting for her boyfriend to call. Over the course of a single night she tells us what it’s like to be fourteen, fearless and full of love. But everything isn’t what it seems, and as the sun comes up, Leah begins to unpick the true nature of her relationship. Bird was first presented by Root Theatre and Echo, on a tour of the UK, in 2014. This edition also includes the monologues Gypsy Girl and Where I’m From.
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Ella Hickson Plays: One

Author: Ella Hickson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848427532

Category: English drama

Page: 352

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Eight (Edinburgh Fringe, 2008), that astonishing first success, is included here: a state-of-the-nation group portrait in monologues, "an interactive Talking Heads for 21st-century teens and twentysomethings" (Independent). Also included is Hot Mess (Edinburgh Fringe, 2010), a dark and lyrical tale about twins born with just a single heart between them, and Precious Little Talent (Edinburgh Fringe, 2009; West End, 2011), about two young adults graduating into a world that's sold them down the river. In Boys (HighTide Festival, Nuffield Theatre Southampton and Soho Theatre, 2012), the Class of 2011 faces a tricky transition to adulthood in a play that "powerfully captures the mood of a generation" (Independent). The volume also contains an introduction by the author and two short plays: the previously unpublished PMQ, part of the Coalition season at Theatre503, London, in 2010; and Gift, first seen as part of Headlong's immersive theatre production Decade in 2011.
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Women Centre Stage

Eight Short Plays by and about Women

Author: Rose Lewenstein,Georgia Christou,Winsome Pinnock,Timberlake Wertenbaker,Jessica Siân,April De Angelis,Chloe Todd Fordham,Stephanie Ridings

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848427693

Category: English drama

Page: 152

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Selected by Sue Parrish, Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre, these plays offer a wide variety of rewarding roles for women, and are perfect for schools, youth groups and theatre companies to perform. How to Not Sink by Georgia Christou looks at duty, love and dependency across three generations of women. In Wilderness by April De Angelis, a patient and her psychiatrist head into the wilderness to find out how sane any of us really are. In Chloe Todd Fordham's The Nightclub, three very different women at a gay nightclub in Orlando are caught up in a terrifying hate crime. Fucking Feminists by Rose Lewenstein is a fiercely funny investigation of what feminism means, and what it has become. Winsome Pinnock's Tituba is a one-woman show about Tituba Indian, the enslaved woman who played a central role in the seventeenth-century Salem Witch Trials. In The Road to Huntsville by Stephanie Ridings, a writer researching women who fall in love with men on death row finds herself crossing the line. White Lead by Jessica Siân explores the expectations and responsibilities of being an artist and a woman. In What is the Custom of Your Grief? by Timberlake Wertenbaker, an English schoolgirl whose brother has been killed on active duty in Afghanistan is befriended online by an Afghan girl. Sphinx Theatre has been at the vanguard of promoting, advocating and inspiring women in the arts through productions, conferences and research for more than forty years.
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Lela & Co.

Author: Cordelia Lynn

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848425279

Category: English drama

Page: 64

View: 2664

The story of a young girl trapped in an increasingly tiny world. In the beginning was the mattress. Gradually, other little changes – more bolts on the front door; the gun; the locked cupboard. And she knew in her heart that change was bad. Based on a true story, Lela & Co. premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015.
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