By David Harrower,Mark Fisher
Knives in Hens is a brutal fantasy set in a undying spartan rural neighborhood. First staged on the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in June 1995, ahead of shifting to the Bush Theatre, London, in November 1995, the play was once playwright David Harrower's first professionally produced paintings. it's been staged in twenty-five nations world wide and is commonly stated as a contemporary Scottish classic.
A impressive play in regards to the transformative energy of data and an rising recognition because the global strikes from rural to the city and industrial.
With an creation by way of Mark Fisher.
By Charles Dyer
Sir Harold Hobson (Sunday Times) coined the word The Lonely Trilogy to incorporate Rattle (Garrick Theatre, 1962-3), Mother Adam (Arts Theatre, 1971) and Staircase (RSC, 1966-67), performs that have been in consistent creation in the course of the years. Of the center duologue, Hobson wrote: ‘In Mother Adam Dyer has written one of many few actual tragedies of our time... it really is extra stressful; it has deeper resonances; it really is extra superbly written, with an mind's eye right away unique and desperately widespread; it has a profounder pity, and a extra beautiful falling Close.’The eminent American journalist Walter Winchell wrote of Dyer’s ‘Profound concepts and feelings expressed with humour... humans within the shadows getting to know sunshine in every one other.’
By Liz Lochhead
Five performs from the the makar (national poet) of Scotland, one of many country's best-known (and best-loved) residing playwrights.
Liz Lochhead is the writer of many hugely artistic unique performs, variations and translations, all crafted together with her certain mixture of the vividly colloquial and the energetically poetic. This quantity brings jointly 5 of her top unique performs ranging over 3 a long time and a number of other, contrasting styles.
Her first play, Blood and Ice (1982), is set the production of Frankenstein, and weaves a spider's internet of connections among the literary monster and Mary Shelley's personal turbulent life.
The sleek vintage Mary Queen of Scots bought Her Head Chopped Off (1987) retells the customary story of enmity among Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, with Lochhead's personal model of ferocious iconoclasm and boundless wit.
Quelques Fleurs (1991) is a portrait of a wedding, either humorous and tragic, and informed via interlaced monologues.
The final performs, Perfect Days (1998) and Good Things (2004), mark a woman's worry of turning, respectively, 40 and fifty. within the first, Barbs, 39, a star hairdresser, determines to do anything to drown out the ticking of her organic clock. within the moment, Susan, forty nine, units out to discover love the second one (or is it 3rd or fourth?) time round'
This wealthy number of performs contains a brand new and candid creation through the writer, specifically written for the volume.
'Funny, feisty, lady, choked with feeling' Liz Lochhead possesses the deeply Scottish traits of independence, inquisitiveness and inventiveness' Carol Ann Duffy
By Andrew Dallmeyer
By Dr Emma Smith,Garrett A. Sullivan Jr
By Louise Geddes
By Chris Goode
Award-winning author Chris Goode requested thirty 8-10 12 months olds to discuss their lives, their strategies, their international. In Monkey Bars their phrases are spoken by way of adults. now not adults taking part in kids, yet adults enjoying adults, in grownup occasions. Monkey Bars is a revelatory verbatim express that's humorous, touching and forever surprising.
By Professor Hopkins Lisa
The succession to the throne, Lisa Hopkins argues the following, used to be a burning subject not just within the ultimate years of Elizabeth yet good into the 1630s, with carrying on with questions about how James's kingdoms could be governed after his demise. as the factor, with its attendant constitutional questions, used to be so politically delicate, Hopkins contends that drama, with its riddled identities, indirect dating to truth, and inherent blurring of the level to which the location it dramatizes is indicative or specific, provided an important discussion board for the dialogue. Hopkins analyzes a few of the ways that the dramatic works of the time – through Marlowe, Shakespeare, Webster and Ford between others – replicate, negotiate and dream the difficulty of the succession to the throne.
By Bernard Shaw
By Jethro Compton
Beloved, don't avenge yourselves, yet go away it to the wrath of God, for it's written, "Vengeance is mine, i'll repay." Romans 12:19 This e-book additionally comprises brief tales - San Sebastian and Noche de Sangre - which extend the area of the plays.