The New Electric Ballroom

Author: Enda Walsh
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A dark fable of the emotionally stultifying effects of small-town life, from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce. Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2008 Three sisters in a remote fishing village, trapped in the years that have passed since their halcyon days at The New Electric Ballroom, are still obsessed by darker memories of something resembling romance.

The Oxford Handbook Of Modern Irish Theatre

Author: Nicholas Grene
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191016349
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre provides the single most comprehensive survey of the field to be found in a single volume. Drawing on more than forty contributors from around the world, the book addresses a full range of topics relating to modern Irish theatre from the late nineteenth-century theatre to the most recent works of postdramatic devised theatre. Ireland has long had an importance in the world of theatre out of all proportion to the size of the country, and has been home to four Nobel Laureates (Yeats, Shaw, and Beckett; Seamus Heaney, while primarily a poet, also wrote for the stage). This collection begins with the influence of melodrama, looks at arguably the first modern Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, before moving into a series of considerations of the Abbey Theatre, and Irish modernism. Arranged chronologically, it explores areas such as women in theatre, Irish-language theatre, and alternative theatres, before reaching the major writers of more recent Irish theatre, including Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and their successors. There are also individual chapters focusing on Beckett and Shaw, as well as a series of chapters looking at design, acting and theatre architecture. The book concludes with an extended survey of the critical literature on the field. In each chapter, the author does not simply rehearse accepted wisdom; all of the authors push the boundaries of their respective fields, so that each chapter is a significant contribution to scholarship in its own right.

Ballyturk

Author: Enda Walsh
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ISBN: 9781559364935
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An ambitious, profound and tender work from one of Ireland's leading playwrights.

The Methuen Drama Guide To Contemporary Irish Playwrights

Author: Martin Middeke
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408113465
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A thorough and insightful study of the work of twenty-five important Irish playwrights.

Contemporary European Playwrights

Author: Maria M. Delgado
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351620533
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Contemporary European Playwrights presents and discusses a range of key writers that have radically reshaped European theatre by finding new ways to express the changing nature of the continent’s society and culture, and whose work is still in dialogue with Europe today. Traversing borders and languages, this volume offers a fresh approach to analyzing plays in production by some of the most widely-performed European playwrights, assessing how their work has revealed new meanings and theatrical possibilities as they move across the continent, building an unprecedented picture of the contemporary European repertoire. With chapters by leading scholars and contributions by the writers themselves, the chapters bring playwrights together to examine their work as part of a network and genealogy of writing, examining how these plays embody and interrogate the nature of contemporary Europe. Written for students and scholars of European theatre and playwriting, this book will leave the reader with an understanding of the shifting relationships between the subsidized and commercial, the alternative and the mainstream stage, and political stakes of playmaking in European theatre since 1989.

Enda Walsh Plays Two

Author: Enda Walsh
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ISBN: 9781848424227
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The second collection of plays from the multi-award-winning Irish playwright. This volume of remarkable plays charts the development of one of the most strikingly original playwrights in contemporary theatre. It collects together four full-length plays – three of which were produced by Galway’s Druid Theatre Company, three of which were performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and two of which transferred to London’s National Theatre – along with two fascinating short plays and a Foreword by the author. The Walworth Farce (2006) is a madcap yet tender play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives. The New Electric Ballroom (2008) is a dark, glitter-dusted fable of the emotionally stultifying effects of small-town life. In a savage and riveting take on the classic Greek myth of Odysseus’s wife, Penelope (2010) sees four ridiculous men facing their inevitable deaths, and playing for an unwinnable love. Ballyturk (2014) saw Walsh reuniting with actor Cillian Murphy after Disco Pigs and Misterman for a jaw-droppingly physical play in which the lives of two men unravel over the course of ninety minutes. Also included in this volume are two short plays, My Friend Duplicity (2010), which went on to inspire Ballyturk, and Room 303 (2011). ‘One of the most fiercely individual voices in the theatre today’ New York Times ‘Enda Walsh makes his own distinctive stage music in the fury of his writing talent and the irresistible surge of his blatant theatricality’ Independent

Arlington

Author: Enda Walsh
Editor: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559365505
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"Arlington is certainly a powerful dystopian drama...when I’ve forgotten the ideas, I shall still recall Walsh’s boldness in weaving his closely textured poetic prose into a new form of comprehensive, category-defying theatre.” -- Guardian "Enda Walsh’s new play, Arlington...is a tremendous exploration of the transcending of circumstance.” -- Stage Isla is waiting. She sits in a stark, archetypical room, indefinitely, waiting to know her fate. She is being watched. Her unnamed watcher is her only companion, speaking to her from the surveillance room. In this isolating but oddly intimate setting, Isla and her watcher form a bond, leading to an ultimate, startling act of love. In this new play, Walsh displays his quintessential knack for probing the humanity in his characters even when they are trapped in the most dehumanizing of realities. Beauty is found amid seeming hopelessness through the poetic dialogue and intense emotional journey of those stuck in this liminal world. With the shadows of Beckett, Sartre, and Orwell creeping throughout his new work, Walsh ties together themes of longing and loneliness in this unconventional love story. Enda Walsh is an award-winning Irish playwright. His plays include Ballyturk, Room 303, Misterman, Penelope, The New Electric Ballroom, The Walworth Farce, Delirium, Chatroom, The Small Things, Bedbound and Disco Pigs. He won a Tony Award in 2012 for writing the book of the musical Once, which has been produced on Broadway, in the West End, and on a US national tour. A poignant new work of yearning and isolation from Tony Award-winning playwright Enda Walsh

The New Yorker

Author: Harold Wallace Ross
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New Statesman

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The Broadway Musical

Author: Dominic Symonds
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Once

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Editor: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559367687
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A celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film.

Western European Stages

Author: Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
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The Walworth Farce

Author: Enda Walsh
Editor: Concord Theatricals
ISBN: 0573707693
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It’s eleven o’clock in the morning in a council flat on the Walworth Road in London. In two hours’ time, as is normal, three Irish men will have consumed six cans of Harp, fifteen crackers with spreadable cheese, ten pink biscuit wafers, and one oven-cooked chicken with a strange blue sauce. In two hours’ time, as is normal, five people will have been killed. A remarkable play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives. Visceral and tender, The Walworth Farce combines hilarious moments with shocking realism.

The Architects Journal

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The New Music Record Guide

Author: Ira Robbins
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Los Angeles Magazine

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Lucky Seven

Author: Alexis Zegerman
Editor: Nick Hern Books
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Working-class Alan, upper-class Catherine and middle-class Tom are part of a social litmus test, reunited every seven years to expose themselves on television to the nation. But waiting on the sofa for the director to arrive, they reveal far more to each other than they ever will to camera. Inspired by the Seven Up television series - but very different in its outcome - Lucky Seven is a comedy about growing up, class, love, disappointment and hope.

Theatre Record

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Rock Stars Encyclopedia

Author: Dafydd Rees
Editor: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789446138
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Presents year-by-year chronologies of influential artists from the past fifty years

Parlour Song

Author: Jez Butterworth
Editor: Nick Hern Books
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Demolition expert Ned lives in a nice new house on a nice new estate on the edge of the English countryside. He loves his job. Barbecues. Car-boot sales. Fitness programmes. Outwardly his life is entirely unremarkable. Not unlike his friend and neighbour Dale. So why has he not slept a wink in six months? Why is he so terrified of his attractive wife Joy? And why is it every time he leaves on business, something else goes missing from his home? A blackly hilarious exploration of deceit, paranoia and murderous desire, as the spirit of the Blues lands in leafy suburbia.