Quarter Life Crisis

Author: Yolanda Mercy
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781786823571
Release Date: 2017-09-28
Genre: Drama

What does it mean to be an adult and when do you become one? Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she’s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they’re going in life, but she’s just trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard.


Author: Shelley Silas
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: UOM:39015056885471
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Drama

Pete and Linda have everything, except the most fashionable accessory of the season - a baby. And it doesn't look like a stork will be flying past their house. But there's more to life than procreation.

New York Magazine

Release Date: 1983-03-21

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

What Falls Apart

Author: Torben Betts
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783194979
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Drama

A tragi-comedy from playwright Torben Betts exploring the state of the British Left.

Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty First Century Theatre

Author: Marissia Fragkou
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474267168
Release Date: 2018-09-06
Genre: Performing Arts

Presenting a rigorous critical investigation of the reinvigoration of the political in contemporary British theatre, Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre provides a fresh understanding of how theatre has engaged with precarity, affect, risk, intimacy, care and relationality in recent times. The study makes a compelling case for reading precarity as a 'sticky' theatrical trope which carries the potential to re-animate our understanding of identity politics and responsibility for the lives of Others in an age of uncertainty. Approaching precarity as an ecology cutting across various practices, themes and aesthetics, the book features a comprehensive selection of theatre examples staged in the UK since the 1990s. Works by debbie tucker green, Alistair McDowall, Complicite, Simon Stephens, Stan's Cafe, Mike Bartlett, Caryl Churchill, The Paper Birds, and Belarus Free Theatre are put in dialogue with interdisciplinary feminist vocabularies developed by Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, Lauren Berlant and Isabell Lorey. In focusing on areas such as children and youth at risk, human rights, environmental ethics and the politics of debt, the study makes a vital contribution to the burgeoning field of politics and theatre in the 21st century.

Die geheimen Leben der Frauen des Baba Segi

Author: Lola Shoneyin
ISBN: 3864060419
Release Date: 2014-09

Lola Shoneyin, eine frische und aufregende neue Stimme in der zeitgenössischen Belletristik, wirft in ihrem märchenhaft unterhaltsamen Debüt-Roman ein faszinierendes Licht auf die wenig bekannte Welt der Polygamie im heutigen Nigeria. "Die geheimen Leben der Frauen des Baba Segi" ist die bunte und faszinierende Geschichte einer wohlhabenden afrikanischen Familie, die in eine Krise gerät, als der Patriarch Baba Segi eine junge, gut ausgebildete vierte Frau in seine polygame Ehe bringt. Bolanle ist nicht nur Konkurrentin, vielmehr droht sie, die sorgsam gehüteten Geheimnisse der anderen Frauen zu lüften. Klug und trotz aller dramatischen Geschehnisse sehr humorvoll beschreibt Shoneyin eine Lebensform, die für den deutschen Leser wie aus der Zeit gefallen wirkt und alle Beteiligten korrumpiert und verbiegt. Jede Frau schluckt zwar die ihr von den Mitfrauen zugefügten Demütigungen, aber unter der Oberfläche brodelt es: Argwohn ist das Gericht, das täglich auf den Tisch kommt, Hinterhältigkeit das Gewürz. Die Frauen müssen sich nicht nur den Mann teilen, ihre Position mit Zähnen und Klauen verteidigen, gleichzeitig ihre Kinder schützen, sondern dabei auch so subtil vorgehen, dass es der Ehemann nicht bemerkt. Denn eine streitsüchtige Ehefrau fällt in Ungnade. Der Mann wiederum muss die Augen vor den Zwistigkeiten verschließen und seine Zuneigung sorgsam und gleichmäßig unter den Frauen aufteilen. Die ständigen Spannungen vergiften auch die Kinder, die ihrerseits untereinander rivalisieren und den Vater um der Lage willen verabscheuen, in die er ihre Mütter gebracht hat. Exemplarisch steht jede der vier sehr unterschiedlichen Frauen für eine andere Motivation, sich in eine polygame Ehe zu begeben. (Quelle: www.buchhandel.de).

Twenty First Century Drama

Author: Siân Adiseshiah
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137484031
Release Date: 2016-06-17
Genre: Performing Arts

Within this landmark collection, original voices from the field of drama provide rich analysis of a selection of the most exciting and remarkable plays and productions of the twenty-first century. But what makes the drama of the new millenium so distinctive? Which events, themes, shifts, and paradigms are marking its stages? Kaleidoscopic in scope, Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now creates a broad, rigorously critical framework for approaching the drama of this period, including its forms, playwrights, companies, institutions, collaborative projects, and directors. The collection has a deliberately British bent, examining established playwrights – such as Churchill, Brenton, and Hare – alongside a new generation of writers – including Stephens, Prebble, Kirkwood, Bartlett, and Kelly. Simultaneously international in scope, it engages with significant new work from the US, Japan, India, Australia, and the Netherlands, to reflect a twenty-first century context that is fundamentally globalized. The volume’s central themes – the financial crisis, austerity, climate change, new forms of human being, migration, class, race and gender, cultural politics and issues of nationhood – are mediated through fresh, cutting-edge perspectives.

A Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama 1880 2005

Author: Mary Luckhurst
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470751473
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

This wide-ranging Companion to Modern British and Irish Drama offers challenging analyses of a range of plays in their political contexts. It explores the cultural, social, economic and institutional agendas that readers need to engage with in order to appreciate modern theatre in all its complexity. An authoritative guide to modern British and Irish drama. Engages with theoretical discourses challenging a canon that has privileged London as well as white English males and realism. Topics covered include: national, regional and fringe theatres; post-colonial stages and multiculturalism; feminist and queer theatres; sex and consumerism; technology and globalisation; representations of war, terrorism, and trauma.


Author: Euripides
ISBN: UCAL:$B290564
Release Date: 1858

Dramaturgy and Performance

Author: Cathy Turner
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137078087
Release Date: 2007-11-19
Genre: Performing Arts

There is a growing interest in 'dramaturgy' as a critical concept and as a practical process. Outlining different perspectives this book introduces both concept and practice in an accessible and engaging style. Using case studies and suggesting areas of further study, the authors provide an insight into contemporary debates and new directions

Our Sunday Visitor s Family Guide to Movies and Videos

Author: Henry Herx
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
ISBN: 0879733691
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Religion

This giant reference is the only book that tells you whether a movie is really healthy to watch for a Catholic family. Includes both MPAA and USCC ratings, plus plot descriptions and reviews from a Christian perspective.