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Anna Christie
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Anna Christie

Eugene O'Neill
 

Eugene O’Neill’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love and forgiveness charts one woman’s longing to forget the dark secrets of her past and hope for salvation.

Exiled from her home by the Old Devil Sea to the inland plains, Anna Christie’s life changed for ever at just five years of age. Fifteen years later, she is reunited with the father who sent her away, and sets sail in search of a new beginning.




Cast : 11M, 2F
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-189-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Anna Christie and The Emperor Jones
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Anna Christie and The Emperor Jones

Eugene O’Neill
 
The Emperor Jones, an expressionistic account of a black dictator's flight from his oppressed subjects, was first staged in 1920.

Review
A sympathetic portrayal of a prostitute... This wry tragicomedy, enriched with fully flavoured naturalism in dialogue and background... won for its author a second Pulitzer Prize. -  John Gassner






Cast : 11M, 2F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-101-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Blue Murder
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Blue Murder

Beatrix Christian
 
Evelyn Carrol leaves the country town where she grew up and goes to Sydney to work for Blue, an author of children's books. Blue inhabits a mysterious stone cathedral, Blackrock, which rises up out of Sydney Harbour. Acting as Evelyn's mentor, Blue leads Evelyn on a journey of self-discovery that is at once magical, sensuous and frightening.

Must she completely surrender her own sense of reality to access this infinitely more seductive world? A what price is she prepared to learn the truth that lies hidden within the walls of Blackrock?

   Resources
Cast : 3M, 4F
Performance Rights : Shanahan Management Pty Ltd - (02) 8202 1800
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-405-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Charles Dickens: Great Expectations/A Christmas Carol/Oliver Twist
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Charles Dickens: Great Expectations/A Christmas Carol/Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens (adapted by Neil Bartlett)
 

Using only Charles Dickens’ extraordinary words and a chameleon ensemble of actors, Neil Bartlett's powerful stage versions of Dickens have gathered wide critical acclaim. This collection includes:

Great Expectations: From its opening image of little Pip, alone on the windswept marshes, to the haunted darkness of mad Miss Haversham's cobweb-strewn lair, this adaptation takes its audience on a journey right to the heart of Dickens’ great exploration of childhood terrors and hopes – and of adult dreams and regrets. This version was recently directed by Bartlett himself to great acclaim at the Bristol Old Vic.

A Christmas Carol: Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has proved one of his most well-loved works, and has profoundly influenced our attitude towards the season.

Oliver Twist: Bartlett’s powerful version of Oliver Twist brings the dark underbelly of nineteenth-century London back to bold theatrical life. The unforgettable characters inhabit a world filled with images of danger and fear, innocence and hope; a world seen through the eyes of an astonished child.

Between them, these adaptations have had over a hundred productions. They have been widely performed by schools, universities and community theatre groups throughout the English-speaking.


Cast : 21F, 43M; 4F, 12M; 6F, 14M, doubling possible
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-079-9 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Christ of Coldharbour Lane, The
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Christ of Coldharbour Lane, The

Oladipo Agboluaje
 
Brixton... A great spillover of excessive dreams. Anonymous masses… All of you are dancers of the dying beat. I come with the strong arm to ignite the rhythm, to drive again your passion for life.

A revolutionary preacher begs the crowds to 'abandon the wilful peace' that keeps them down. He tries to make them believe that things could be different. But when people pray only for a brand new car or a large KFC bucket, the citizens of Brixton need a miracle to happen…

Review
Whipsmart comedy - The Metro

Cast : 3M, 3F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-785-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Christians, The
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Christians, The

Lucas Hnath
 

For the last twenty years, Pastor Paul has been building his church. Starting in a modest storefront, he now presides over a flock of thousands. Idolised by his followers, today should be a day for joy and celebration. But the sermon that Paul is about to preach will shake the very foundations of his followers’ beliefs.

As fractures spread throughout his congregation, Paul must fight to prevent his church from tearing itself apart.

Lucas Hnath's play The Christians is a remarkable exploration of faith and community in the modern world, asking profound questions about what we believe and why.

Cast : 2F, 3M
Nick Hern Book, Uk | 978-1-84842-512-5 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Christmas Carol, A
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Christmas Carol, A

Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens

Neil Bartlett
 
'Oh, but he was a squeezing, wrenching, scraping, grasping kind of a Scrooge; a clutching, covetous old sinner...'

Using only Charles Dickens' extraordinary words and a chameleon ensemble of eight actors, Neil Bartlett's A Christmas Carol' brings a boldly theatrical imagination to bear on a classic story. This new stage version played to full houses and critical acclaim at both the Lyric Hammersmith, London and at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow.

Review
Gets right to the frozen heart of Dickens' classic Christmas tale... one of those rare festive offerings for which no adult will need the excuse of a child in tow... - The Guardian

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-399-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Christmas Carol, A
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Christmas Carol, A

Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens

Karen Louise Hebden
 
Following the success of the published adaptations of Great Expectations, Coram Boy and His Dark Materials, here is a new dramatisation of A Christmas Carol, ideally suited both for amateur drama groups and for use in schools.

Review
Karen Louise Hebden doesn’t just bring Dickens’ story alive, she visualises episodes with clarity and faithfulness to the original Independent




Cast : 6M, 2F & + 6 children (doubling required ; large cast possible)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-987-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Christmas is Miles Away
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Christmas is Miles Away

Chloe Moss
 

Luke and Christie are typical sixteen-year-old lads from Manchester. They like camping out, drinking lager and talking about girls. But when they leave school and their lives go in different directions, will they still have things in common?

Review
Moss assuredly captures the exhilarating terror of standing on the cusp of adulthood and leaving childhood certainties behind. She finds credible language to gain access to the inner world of characters who barely know how to speak their minds ... outstandingly touching -  The Guardian


Cast : 1F, 2M (teenagers)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-908-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Christopher Fry: Plays 1
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Christopher Fry: Plays 1

The Lady’s Not for Burning / A Yard of Sun / Siege

Christopher Fry
 
Christopher Fry was one of the most influential British playwrights of the 20th century and to coincide with the centenary of his birth in December 1907, Oberon is published three volumes of his original works. 

The Lady's Not for Burning  
A key play in the revival of verse drama in the 1940's - c elebrated for the sensuousness and joyous wit of its language  and the scale of its success made Fry one of the most famous playwrights of his day.

A Yard of Sun
Fry's last full-length stage play, is set in Siena just after the end of World War Two. Without ignoring the struggles and privations of war, the play is funny, touching and ultimately optimistic.

Siege 
Based on the medieval story of Aucassin and Nicolette and conceived as a form of 'pageant',  with a mixing of verse and prose, sprawling structure, employment of different speech patterns and deliberately contemporary touches. Gives a unique insight into Fry's development as a stage-craftsman.

Also see Plays 2 and Plays 3 .


Cast : The Lady’s Not for Burning - M8, F3 ; A Yard of Sun - M9, F3 ; Siege M20, F20
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-771-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Christopher Fry: Plays 2
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Christopher Fry: Plays 2

Venus Observed / The Dark is Light Enough / Curtmantle

Christopher Fry
 
Christopher Fry was one of the most influential British playwrights of the 20th century and to coincide with the centenary of his birth in December 1907, Oberon is published three volumes of his original works. 

Venus Observed
In the first of these, commissioned by Laurence Olivier, a confident but ageing duke asks his grown-up son to choose a new wife for him. Written with a superbly light touch, this is a surprisingly reflective play about love, power and forgiveness.

The Dark is Light Enough
Set during Hungary's revolt against Austria in the 1850s, concerns an imperious, inscrutable aristocrat who seems prepared to sacrifice family and household for the sake of her daughter's scapegrace ex-husband.

Curtmantle
Fry's biographical play about King Henry II.  Working with the 'epic' theatrical style of the time and utilising a new, leaner verse language, Fry captures Henry's energy, quick wit and quick temper, his relationship with Thomas Becket - Chancellor and friend, Archbishop and enemy - and his ultimately tragic struggles with his four ambitious sons 

Also see Plays 1 and Plays 3 .

Cast : Venus Observed - M6, F4 ; The Dark Light is Enough - M13, F3 ; Curtmantle - M20, F6
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-772-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Christopher Fry: Plays 3
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Christopher Fry: Plays 3

The Firstborn / The Boy with a Cart / A Phoenix Too Frequent / Thor, with Angels / A Sleep of Prisoners / Caedmon Construed / A Ringing of Bells

Christopher Fry
 
Christopher Fry was one of the most influential British playwrights of the 20th century and to coincide with the centenary of his birth in December 1907, Oberon is publishing three volumes of his original works.

The Firstborn
A vivid, urgent retelling of the Biblical story of Moses and the plagues of Egypt

A Phoenix Too Frequent
A lively romance set in a Roman tomb, which first gave theatregoers notice of Fry's bravura talents as a verse dramatist

A Sleep of Prisoners
A meditative and resonant play that  links the Biblically-inspired dreams of four British POWs during World War Two;

Thor, with Angels
A Dark Age fable,  with its characteristic themes of love and sacrifice

The Boy with a Cart  and  Caedmon Construed
Two portraits of Anglo-Saxon churchmen

A Ringing of Bells
A ‘conversational fantasy’  set on the eve of the millennium and written for his old school, Bedford Modern.

Also see Plays 1 and Plays 2.

Cast : The Firstborn - M10, F3 ; A Phoenix Too Frequent - M8, F5 ; A Sleep of Prisoners - M1, F2 ; Thor, with Angels - M9, F3 ; The Boy with a Cart - M4 ; Caedmon Construed - M4, F3 ; A Ringing of Bells - M5, F1
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-773-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Dandy Dick
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Dandy Dick

Arthur Wing Pinero (ad. by Christopher Luscombe)
 

Written in Brighton in 1887, Dandy Dick tells the hilarious story of the Very Reverend Augustin Jedd, a pillar of Victorian respectability, who preaches regularly against the evils of horseracing and gambling. However, a visit from his tearaway sister, Georgiana, leads him to risk all at the races, much against his better judgement. Mayhem ensues, with romantic intrigue, mistaken identity and a runaway horse.

A glorious British comedy, Dandy Dick is a rarely seen treasure that so richly deserves to be revived again, for the first time in almost fifteen years.
 



Cast : 4F, 7M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-423-2 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Devil’s Playground, The
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Devil’s Playground, The

Australian Screen Classics

Christos Tsiolkas
 

Fred Schepisi’s film, The Devil’s Playground, is an intimate portrait of a 13-year-old boy struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is also the story of how the Brothers cope with the demands of their faith. Made in 1976, this semi-autobiographical film established Schepisi as one of Australia’s most talented directors and was one of the first Australian films to be selected for Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.

Christos Tsiolkas invites you to share his twenty-five year journey of viewing, reviewing and re-imagining the film. He remembers his first illicit experience of the film at age thirteen and describes how his views of it changed in later years. As he chronicles the impact of The Devil’s Playground on the development of his sense of self and of his love of cinema, he also explores the sexuality, politics, history and aesthetics of the film.

A passionate tribute to the power and possibilities of cinema.

  

The Devil's Playground is the 1st title in the Australian Screen Classics series, co-published with the National Film and Sound Archive. 

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-671-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Doctor Faustus
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Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe (adapted by Colin Teevan)
 

Faustus’s restless quest for knowledge and his insatiable desire for notoriety drive him to make a pact with the devil in return for the power to perform the black arts. The life-changing decision propels him into a heady, celebrity-obsessed world, as magician and illusionist to the rich and famous. Quenching sexual desires as his power grows, he must question whether the price was worth paying.

This new adaptation combines Marlowe’s original acts with a re-imagining by Colin Teevan. Firmly placing this classic story within a present context, the universal truths held in the 400-year-old cautionary tale resonate powerfully with the greed of today’s consumer-led society.



Cast : 6M, 4F + chorus
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-413-3 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Doctor Faustus
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Doctor Faustus

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Christopher Marlowe
 

The classic story of the learned Doctor Faustus who sells his soul to the devil.

This edition contains two self-contained versions of the play, known as the A-text and the B-text, allowing readers to compare the available versions, and performers to choose the version that suits them best. It also contains a full introduction, notes on further reading, a chronology and a glossary of difficult words.

Edited by D.Bevington & E.Rasmussen, and introduced by Simon Trussler.





Cast : 9+M, 2F + 7-9 M/F extras
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-335-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Edward II
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Edward II

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Christopher Marlowe
 

The political tragedy of a King ruled by his infatuation for young Gaveston. Set in early fourteenth-century Britain, Edward II indulges his passion and renounces his duties, and ultimately pays the price for forsaking his country.

Edited and introduced by Peter J. Smith.




Cast : 20M, 2F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-410-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Faustus
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Faustus

After Christopher Marlowe

Rupert Goold and Ben Power
 
Two universes collide as the controversial world of Britart invades Marlowe’s famous play   

Heidelberg, Germany, 1509. John Faustus, doctor and scholar, pledges himself to the dark art of necromancy and vows to conjure the devil. So begins his descent into a world of demons and angels, a journey across space and time and a blood pact which jeopardises his eternal soul…

Hoxton, London, 2001. Jake and Dinos Chapman, artists and provocateurs, prepare to break the ultimate taboo by ‘rectifying’ a priceless set of etchings by Francisco Goya. Confronting an act which cannot be undone, a statement of intent which cannot be taken back, the Brothers’ world changes forever…

Two universes collide in this radical reworking of Marlowe’s classic Doctor Faustus. From the white boxes of Britart to the gothic cathedrals of 16th-century Europe, from the Turner Prize ceremony to the lair of the seven deadly sins, Faustus and the Chapmans challenge the limits of life and art, risking everything in their pursuit of immortality.

Review
Wild, mad, deeply intelligent and thought-provoking  - Sunday Times

Cast : 6M, 1F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-573-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
First Garden, The
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First Garden, The

Christopher Raja & Natasha Raja
 

The First Garden tells the story of Olive Pink—a trailblazing Aboriginal land rights activist and environmentalist. Ridiculed by her peers and shunned by the Alice Springs community for espousing ideals that were considered to be outlandish she was viewed as a public nuisance, to be barely tolerated. However, due to her vigor and vision the Olive Pink Botanical Garden was established in Alice Springs.

The First Garden also touches on key narratives in modern Australian identity, seamlessly incorporating Aboriginal rights, environmentalism, the Gallipoli legend and feminism into its gentle rhythmic tone. This reflects a maturation of our society, where we are prepared not only to acknowledge but also to reconcile.

 

     Awards
  • 2014 Northern Territory Read Awards (shortlist)
  • 2014 Northern Territory Literary Awards - Chief Minister's Book of the Year Award (shortlist)
    Resources
Cast : 4M, 1F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-947-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Gems: Plays 1
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Gems: Plays 1

Piaf / Camille / Queen Christina

Pam Gems
 
Three plays focusing on the lives of incredible women. Characterised by vivid stagecraft and life-affirming humour, they offer unflinching views of social and sexual relations. 

Piaf 
Documents the triumphs and disasters of the great French singer. 

Camille
The doomed courtesan of Dumas' classic novel discovers love but is unable to escape her old life. 

Queen Christina
The story of a female monarch raised with education and freedom, but as an adult expected to do little more than marry and bear children.



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-279-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Holly and Ivan’s Christmas Adventure
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Holly and Ivan’s Christmas Adventure

Oliver Lansley
 
A magical tale of two brave little toys who fall off the back of Santa's Sleigh on Christmas Eve. Not wanting their new owners to wake up to no presents, they set off on an epic journey to find their stockings. Encountering all kinds of weird and wonderful characters along the way, this play for children is a silly, snowy, seasonal odyssey about two toys’ mission to save Christmas.

Presented here in both story book and play format, and packed full of charming illustrations this is a delightful tale for young children, just in time for Christmas.



Cast : 13M, 5F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-136-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Inside the Bloody Chamber
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Inside the Bloody Chamber

on Angela Carter, the Gothic, and other weird tales

Christopher Frayling
 

Leading cultural historian and broadcaster Christopher Frayling reflects on gothic themes in literature, art and popular culture, through the lens of his friendship and correspondence with Angela Carter during her formative ‘Bath years’, during which she wrote most of her key works; The Bloody Chamber, The Sadeian Woman, The Passion of New Eve.

Inside the Bloody Chamber collects Frayling’s articles, essays and lectures written since then on various aspects of the Gothic—several in hard-to-find places, many never published before, but all revised for this new book. The subjects match Angela’s interests, are mirrored in the stories within The Bloody Chamber—and mesh with his memories of their time together in Bath in the 1970s.


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-821-4 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | HB
Jew of Malta, The
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Jew of Malta, The

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Christopher Marlowe
 

The payments made by Malta to the Turks have fallen in arrears, and the Governor decrees that the entire sum should be paid by the Jews, or they will be forced to accept Christianity. When Barabas objects to this, his goods are seized and his house converted into a nunnery. Barabas embarks on an elaborate plan of revenge, but events do not go entirely his way...

Edited and introduced by Peter J. Smith.




Cast : 16M, 4F + extras (doubling possible)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-199-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Last Christmas
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Last Christmas

Matthew Bulgo
 
Returning home for Christmas, Tom is confronted with the ghosts of his past. Forced to face his demons he attempts to rescue his family and his future. Will Tom be able to save it all in time?

Forget panto and the dreaded office party, this one-man show with make you laugh, cry and leave the theatre wanting to call your loved ones.

A hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bulgo's witty and pacy script leaves audiences uplifted and heartbroken.

Cast : 1M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-200-7 | PB
Mission Drift
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Mission Drift

In collaboration with Heather Christian and Sarah Gancher

The Team
 

Mission Drift is a pioneering journey across the USA in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism, created in the blazing heat of a Las Vegas June. Told through atomic blasts, lizard ballet, and original music that fuses Las Vegas glitz with Western ballads and Southern blues, it features two interweaving love stories: the epic saga of an immortal teenage Dutch couple as they travel west from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam in 1624, all the way to modern-day financially devastated Las Vegas, and the intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy grappling with the 2008 recession and their crumbling American dreams.

Over it all reigns Miss Atomic, a seductive storyteller/singer inspired by the 1950s beauty pageants celebrating the bombs tested in the Nevada desert. She is the symbol of creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and this profoundly unique American city.



Cast : 2M, 3F + 3 Musicians
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-025-6 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Mister Holgado
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Mister Holgado

Christopher William Hill
 

When little Conrad Van der Bosch claims he has an invisible tiger called Sigmund hiding on his wardrobe, his child-psychologist father sees the ‘lie’ as a deliberate act of juvenile defiance. Doctor Van der Bosch is concerned that the boy is mentally maladjusted and in an attempt to terrify Conrad into admitting that there never was an invisible tiger, creates the terrifying figure of Mister Holgado, a child-eating monster who is apparently hiding inside Conrad’s wardrobe, waiting to consume the little boy. This triggers a battle for supremacy, as Conrad & his father struggle to manipulate the myth of Holgado. In desperation, as the Doctor fails to curtail his son’s imagination, he realises he has no choice but to become the child-eating Holgado. 


Cast : 2M, 1F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-460-7 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Oladipo Agboluaje: Plays One
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Oladipo Agboluaje: Plays One

Early Morning/ Iya-lle (The First Wife)/ The Estate/ The Christ of Coldharbour Lane/ The Hounding of David Oluwale

Oladipo Agboluaje
 
This is the first collection of plays by award winning playwright, Oladipo Agboluaje, a significant force in Black British drama. Described as an ‘exciting, vital new voice’ ( Time Out) with a sharp satirical eye, Agboluaje is winning plaudits for his versatility to write plays that transcend two cultures—African and British.

This collection includes: Iyale (The First Wife) (2009), The Christ of Coldharbour Lane (2007),  The Hounding of David Oluwale (2009) and the previously unpublished plays Early Morning (2003) and The Estate (2006),

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-239-9 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
On Craftsmanship
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On Craftsmanship

Christopher Frayling
 
In reaction against the globIn reaction against the global spread of digitisation and de-skilling, there has in recent years been a strong renewal of interest in the idea of "craftsmanship" - meaning skill, care, specialisation, making things, tacit knowledge, satisfaction, the close relationship between people and the work they do. This renewal of interest is not about nostalgia - the myth of the happy artisan, the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement - but about giving value to productive work in the contemporary urban world. 

The publication of New York sociologist Richard Sennett's study The Craftsman, and of assorted government reports from all over the Western world, have helped to focus attention on the issue and to give it urgency. It ranges from teaching and training (the value of "making things", whatever the subject) right across the spectrum to the stimulation of modern creative industries. 

Christopher Frayling, as Rector of the Royal College of Art, Chairman of the Design Council and Chairman of the Arts Council - as well as being a well-known arts educator - has written extensively about "craftsmanship" - in its broad and narrow senses - over the years, and is delighted that the issue is at last moving centre stage. This Oberon Masters volume will reprint a varied selection of his most powerful pieces, plus a new introduction relating "craftsmanship" to today's problems.

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-072-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Platform Papers 02
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Platform Papers 02

Survival of the Fittest: The Artist versus the Corporate World

Christopher Latham
 

In the 1970s, 80% of arts funding went to individuals; today 80% goes to institutions. The arts are dominated by giant corporations who spend a growing percentage on administration. But, says Latham, the "Titanics are sinking: it is time to get into the skiffs". To survive society’s exponential change, the new artist must be engaged, versatile and independent, and able to grasp change ahead of the dominant culture. For the brave, the opportunities can be unique. Latham examines the present music and arts industry and points a way forward.



Currency House | 978-0-95812-136-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ
Rabbit-Proof Fence
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Rabbit-Proof Fence

Christine Olsen
 
Three Aboriginal girls are forcibly removed from their outback families in 1931 to be trained as domestic servants as part of official government policy. They escape and begin a 1500-mile journey home using a rabbit-proof fence as their guide, with the authorities chasing them all the way.

The screenplay is adapted from Doris Pilkington Garimara’s book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, which is based on her mother’s true story.


    Awards
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-655-8 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Shakespeare Revue
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Shakespeare Revue

Christopher Luscombe/Malcolm McKee
 

An enchanting collection of witty music and skits about the Bard.

Devised for and first performed at the RSC, this show has been a hit with audiences all over the world, and includes songs and sketches by Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim, Fry and Laurie, Victoria Wood and many more.

Review
'Absolute Bliss.'  Barry Took , The Times.



Cast : 2M, 2F + 1 painist
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-259-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
The Space to Move
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The Space to Move

Christian Darley
 

In precise details, Darley sets out the exercises and techniques she developed with her own drama-school students. Bursting with energy and ideas, and written with passion and commitment, The Space to Move will inspire all practitioners who seek to incorporate movement into actor training or theatre work in general.





Nick Hern Books | 978-1-84842-024-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
von Hovarth: Plays 2
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von Hovarth: Plays 2

Italian Night / Tales from the Vienna Woods

Ödön von Horváth (translated by Meredith Oakes and Christopher Hampton)
 
Written in 1930s Europe, these plays describe the decay of a society haunted by inflation and succumbing to a rising tide of fascism.

Tales from the Vienna Woods 
Portrays, with compassion and impartiality, the interplay between individual selfishness and the pressures of a society in crisis. 

Italian Night
This translation by Meredith Oakes has a group of friends deciding to hold a republican ‘Italian Night’, only to discover the fascists have chosen the same day for a German Day parade.


Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-152-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Who's Afraid of the Working Class?
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Who's Afraid of the Working Class?

Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Melissa Reeves, Christos Tsiolkas & Irine Vela
 
Five plays are intertwined in one in this story of fringe dwellers, living in an age of social, economic and moral deprivation. Mostly without work, and politically disengaged, they work at survival.

'With intelligence, well-judged humour and the searching qualities of truly memorable theatre, the play peels away political propaganda and notions of correctness to present a candid, difficult, searing portrait of the poor and marginalised.'  SMH

Who's Afraid of the Working Class? was adapted into the film, Blessed.

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Currency Press | 978-1-92500-524-0 | Sales Rights: worldwide | PB