The Free State A South African Response To Chekhov S The Cherry Orchard

Author: Janet Suzman
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849436088
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This powerful version of Chekhov’s famous drama reflects the South African phenomenon of the 1990s. With the hindsight of the new millennium we can look back and see that the miracle did happen. The new order did take over from the old. The fruitless cherry orchard was chopped down. The old men who couldn't move with the times have been left behind and forgotten. Chekhov's great pre-revolutionary drama, dreaming of youthful energy replacing the worn-out inertia of a dying world, lends itself vividly to this new setting in post-revolutionary South Africa.

The Cherry Orchard

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871292834
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Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14 18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended, and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread. It will include writing in English from various genres and differing times. The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov is translated by Pam Gems and edited by Brian Woolland, Department of Film and Drama, Reading University."

Sons Without Fathers The Untitled Play Known As Platonov

Author: Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783195037
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Too old to move with the times; too young to let go of their dreams. Village schoolteacher Platonov is a man who is loved by women. Despite his best intentions he is drawn into a series of extramarital affairs that all hold the promise of escape from the provincial reality where he and his circle of friends are trapped. Consumed by bitterness and disappointment, they attempt to fill the void in their lives with sex and vodka, blaming their fathers for the mess they’ve been left in. Sons Without Fathers is a brand-new adaptation of Chekhov’s remarkable first play. Helena Kaut-Howson’s version chooses to focus on just one of the many themes covered in the original text – the predicament of a disaffected generation left adrift in a world without hope. Updated to modern-day Russia, the play intertwines the central story with contemporary political issues.

Free State

Author: Janet Suzman
Publisher: Methuen Drama
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A stirring new version of The Cherry Orchard set in post-apartheid South Africa This powerful version of Chekhov's famous drama of disillusionment, The Cherry Orchard, is set in rural South Africa on a farm producing cherry trees immediately after the restoration of democracy to South Africa in 1994. Within this context, alive with class conflict and racial tension, Chekhov's potent drama of domestic strife and relationships suddenly takes on a stark political reality.

The Oberon Book Of Monologues For Black Actors Classical And Contemporary Speeches From Black British Plays Monologues For Men Volume 1

Author: Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783195568
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Foreword by Kwame Kwei Armah How many Black British plays can you name? Inspired by both classical and contemporary plays, The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors gives readers an insight into some of the best cutting-edge plays written by black British playwrights, over the last sixty years. This collection features over twenty speeches by Britain’s most prominent black dramatists. The monologues represent a wide-range of themes, characters, dialects and styles. Suitable for young people and adults, each selection includes production information, a synopsis of the play, a biography of the playwright and a scene summary. The aim of this collection is that actors will enjoy working on these speeches, using them to help strengthen their craft, and by doing so, help to ensure these plays are always remembered.

Passionate Amateurs

Author: Nicholas Ridout
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472119079
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A rich, historically grounded exploration of why theater and performance matter in the modern world

Killology

Author: Gary Owen
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1786821699
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‘You can’t tell your mum the streets are full of psychos and it’s pure fluke you get home alive every night.’ A controversial new gaming experience is inspiring a generation. In Killology, players are rewarded for torturing victims, scoring points for ‘creativity’. But Killology isn’t sick. In fact it’s marketed by its millionaire creator as a deeply moral experience. Because yes, you can live out your darkest fantasies, but you don’t escape their consequences. Out on the streets, not everybody agrees with him. ‘There is an instinctive revulsion against taking a human life. And that revulsion can be conquered.’ Killology by Gary Owen was co-produced by Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, and the Royal Court Theatre, London. It premiered at Sherman Theatre in March 2017 and in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre in May 2017.

The Cherry Orchard

Author: Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559367938
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A major new interpretation of Chekhov’s masterpiece.

Dusa Fish Stas And Vi

Author: Pam Gems
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783195428
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Commemorating the centenary year of the death of suffragette martyr Emily Wilding Davison, the first full professional production in more than thirty-five years of Pam Gems' feminist classic Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi. Four determinedly 'liberated' – and very different – women ricochet around a tiny shared flat, while trying to pull together the shattered strands of their lives: Dusa is struggling to regain her children from their father, Fish is losing her lover to another woman, Stas is on the game to finance the course she wants to study at university, while Vi steadfastly refuses to eat.... A bitingly sardonic modern classic, widely regarded as an historic icon of early feminism, Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi was first seen at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1976 under the title Dead Fish, Michael Codron transferred the play to the West End under its new title where it enjoyed a huge success and established Pam Gems as a major new voice in British theatre

Europe On Stage Translation And Theatre

Author: Gunilla Anderman
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783192291
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Plays written by the major European dramatists of the last two centuries – from the firmly established classics of Ibsen and Chekhov to the recent successes of Yasmina Reza – are increasingly performed on British stages, often in new translations or versions. But what distinguishes one translation from another? And what social and cultural factors of reception must the translator of a foreign play take into account? This comprehensive study of the history of European plays on the English stage explores the importance of cultural assumptions and linguistic stumbling blocks. Gunilla Anderman looks at varying approaches to the foreign text as well as the need for new versions of the same play, and discusses the influence of European drama in translation and its contribution to and enrichment of English playwriting. Key phrases recurring in the original works of the European canon are also scrutinised in an attempt to demystify and unearth what English readers of the translated texts may never have known they were missing. Europe on Stage: Translation and Theatre is a valuable addition to the literature on the theatre, of interest to theatre-goers, theatre practitioners and linguists as well as students of drama, comparative literature and translation studies.