pool no water and Citizenship

Author: Mark Ravenhill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408141205
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Drama

A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious new home and, for one night only, the group is back together. However, celebrations come to an abrupt end when the host suffers an horrific accident. As the victim lies in a coma, an almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be their next work of art? The group is ecstatic in its new found project until things slip out of their control and, to the surprise of all, the patient awakes... pool (no water) is a visceral and shocking new play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success. Citizenship is a bittersweet comedy about growing up, following a boy's frank and messy search to discover his sexual identity. It was developed as part of the National Theatre Shell Connections 2005 Programme

Citizenship

Author: Mark Ravenhill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472508324
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Genre: Drama

Citizenship is a bittersweet one-act comedy about growing up, following a boy's frank and messy search to discover his sexual identity. Tom dreams of being kissed, but he's not sure whether by a man or by a woman, and he feels he should choose pretty quickly. His friends' homophobic teasing and interrogations about what he did with his friend Amy the other night leave Tom no space to make up his mind, and he's got no one to ask for advice, except maybe people on the internet. Citizenship captures adolescent confusion with a witty and sensitive charm, crackling with humorous and authentic dialogue. Originally developed as part of the National Theatre Connections Programme, it is an ideal play for young performers.

Ravenhill Plays 2

Author: Mark Ravenhill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472518613
Release Date: 2014-01-22
Genre: Drama

Mark Ravenhill has established himself as one of the most important playwrights to emerge from the 1990s. Provocative, dark, witty and satirical, his plays consistently probe the debased culture of our times. This second volume of plays brings together five plays from 2001-07. It includes Mother Clap's Molly House, a black comedy and celebration of human sexuality that premiered at the National Theatre in 2001; Citizenship, a bitter-sweet comedy about growing up that was developed by the National Theatre's Shell Connections programme in 2005; The Cut, a disturbing political fable that opened at the Donmar Warehouse in 2006; Product, Ravenhill's one man satire on the media industry that since its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2005, has been produced around the world, and Pool (no water), a shocking examination of the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success. The volume features an introduction by the author and a chronology of his work.

Shopping and F ing

Author: Mark Ravenhill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350027947
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Performing Arts

It's summer. I'm in a supermarket. It's hot and I'm sweaty. Damp. And I'm watching this couple shopping. I'm watching you. And you're both smiling. You see me and you know sort of straight away that I'm going to have you. With a raw mixture of black humour and bleak philosophy, the play follows three disconnected young adults whose lives have been reduced to a series of transactions in an emotionally shrink-wrapped world. A place where shopping is sexy and fucking is a job. Ravenhill's play is a prophetic vision of our twenty-first century world. It received its world premiere in 1996 in a production by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre, and has been published in this edition to coincide with the 2016 revival of the play at the Lyric Hammersmith, London.

Sleeping Around

Author: Mark Ravenhill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472537393
Release Date: 2014-02-17
Genre: Drama

Sleeping Around is by four top British playwrights from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales: Mark Ravenhill, Hilary Fannin, Stephen Greenhorn and Abi Morgan Sleeping Around is about love and sex in Britain as we approach the millennium. In a dozen scenes of likely and unlikely connections, two actors (Sophie Stanton and John Lloyd Fillingham) play a variety of couples whose ordinary lives erupt in extraordinary moments.

Some Explicit Polaroids

Author: Mark Ravenhill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408148426
Release Date: 2014-02-17
Genre: Drama

From the celebrated and controversial writer of Shopping and Fucking Some Explicit Polaroids premiered at the New Ambassadors Theatre, London in October 1999 in a production directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint, prior to a national tour. "There are few stage authors writing more interestingly than Mark Ravenhill . . . He is - it is now yet more evident - a searing, intelligent, disturbing sociologist with a talent for satirical dialogue and a flair for sexual sensationalism" (Financial Times)

Faust is Dead

Author: Mark Ravenhill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408148907
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Drama

Mark Ravenhill's Faust (Faust is Dead) is a dark and often brutally funny journey through a world of virtual reality The world's most famous philosopher arrives in Los Angeles and is greeted as a star. In a round of chat show appearances, he announces the Death of Man and the End of History. When he meets up with a young man who is on the run from his father, a leading software magnate, they embark on a hedonistic voyage across America. But in the play's bloody conclusion, they discover that not all events are virtual."In Shopping and Fucking, Mark Ravenhill made theatre relevant to the Thatcher generation. Now he's put videos and Net-surfing in FAUST. And it's no less stunning." (The Guardian)

Handbag

Author: Mark Ravenhill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472538413
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Genre: Drama

"In Shopping and Fucking, Mark Ravenhill made theatre relevant to the Thatcher generation. Now he's put videos and Net-surfing in Faust. And it's no less stunning" (Guardian) Twenty-eight years before The Importance of Being Earnest, a young woman gives birth to a baby boy. Is it an accident when Nanny places him in a handbag and her unpublished novel into the pram? In 1998 a new baby is stolen and an academic discovers an unpublished novel of more than usual revolting sentimentality. From Victorian wet nurses to 90s sperm banks, Mark Ravenhill's play examines the role of parenting in an age of diverse sexualities, biological engineering and Tinky Winky's handbag."There are few stage authors writing more interestingly than Mark Ravenhill . . . He is - it is now yet more evident - a searing, intelligent, disturbing sociologist with a talent for satirical dialogue and a flair for sexual sensationalism" (Financial Times)

Der stumme Fr hling

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406704222
Release Date: 2017-03-17
Genre: Nature

Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

CANE

Author: MARK. RAVENHILL
Publisher:
ISBN: 1350108804
Release Date: 2018
Genre:


Die hundert Kleider

Author: Eleanor Estes
Publisher: novum premium Verlag
ISBN: 9783903067554
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Wanda, ein kleines polnisches Mädchen, trägt in der Schule jeden Tag dasselbe fadenscheinige blaue Kleid, obwohl sie sagt, dass sie zu Hause in ihrem Schrank hundert wunderschöne Kleider hat. Die anderen Kinder in ihrer Klasse glauben ihr das natürlich nicht, und als Peggy anfängt, Wanda deswegen tagtäglich zu hänseln, machen alle mit. Auch Peggys beste Freundin Maddie ist mit dabei, aber im Geheimen fragt sie sich, ob sie den Mut aufbringen wird, sich gegen ihre Klasse zu stellen und Wanda zu verteidigen. Bis Wanda plötzlich eines Tages nicht mehr in die Schule kommt und es sich aufklärt, was es mit den hundert Kleidern auf sich hat, ist es schon fast zu spät. Doch Maddie und Peggy lernen daraus, wie wichtig Verständnis und Mitgefühl im Leben sind ... Eleanor Estes zu Herzen gehende Geschichte, ausgezeichnet mit dem wichtigsten Kinderbuchpreis Amerikas und verpflichtende Schullektüre, berührt seit über 70 Jahren Leser alle Altersstufen mit ihrer zeitlosen Botschaft von Mitgefühl und Verstehen.

At the Sharp End

Author: Peter Billingham
Publisher: Methuen Drama
ISBN: 0713685077
Release Date: 2007-11-05
Genre: Drama

A critical examination of the work of five leading British dramatists who have made an indelible mark on today's theatre. Peter Billingham introduces and analyses the work of David Edgar, Mark Ravenhill, David Greig, Tanika Gupta and Tim Etchells of Sheffield-based experimental theatre group, Forced Entertainment, and combines his analysis with interviews with each of the dramatists.

SPQR

Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104031446
Release Date: 2016-10-13
Genre: History

Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent