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Dances of Death
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Dances of Death

Adrian Mitchell
 
Meet Edgar and Alice. Married for over thirty years, theirs is a relationship of explosive mutual loathing. Strindberg’s tale paints a compulsive and bitterly funny portrait of a magnificently doomed couple, whose ongoing battle threatens not only their future, but that of their friends and children as well.

A masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage, Strindberg’s classic The Dance of Death has been a staple of European theatre for over a century. This gripping new version is written by Howard Brenton, one of Britain’s finest and most respected playwrights, whose latest plays 55 Days and #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei have been critically acclaimed.

Unusually, this adaptation features not only Part One of Strindberg’s original but also the rarely-performed Part Two, condensed into a single two-act drama. This makes it a valuable resource for anyone looking for fresh insight into this renowned play.
Cast : 4M; 2F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-340-4 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Great Game: Afghanistan, The
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Great Game: Afghanistan, The

Adrian Mitchell
 
The  Great Game: Afghanistan is an extraordinary cycle of plays by some of Britain’s leading contemporary playwrights. 'The Great Game' was a term used for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia and was introduced into mainstream consciousness by British novelist Rudyard Kipling in his novel Kim.

Afghanistan continues to be the most important focus of British, European and American foreign policy, and will do so for a long time to come no doubt and this cycle of plays attempts to broaden our understanding of the explosive history of western involvement in Afghanistan and its subsequent evolution as the centre-point of Western foreign policy today.

Features plays by: Richard Bean,  Lee Blessing, David Edgar, David Greig, Amit Gupta, Ron Hutchinson, Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Ben Ockrent, Colin Teevan, Simon Stephens and Joy Wilkinson.



Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-922-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Pushkin’s Boris Godunov
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Pushkin’s Boris Godunov

Alexander Pushkin (adapted by Adrian Mitchell)
 

Widely accepted to have been inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Boris Godunov recounts the tragic conflict between Tsar Boris and the pretender Dimitri. Following the death of Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov became regent for the feeble - minded Tsar Fyodor, the heir to whose throne, the boy - prince Dimitri, died mysteriously in 1591. It was widely rumoured that Boris had murdered him, and when a renegade monk later appeared claiming to be Dimitri, he rapidly became a focus for revolt.

This adaptation by acclaimed playwright & novelist Adrian Mitchell, was Mitchell’s final project before his death in 2008 and formed part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Winter 2012 season. 



Cast : 16M, 6F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-255-9 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB