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Actor and the Target, The
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Actor and the Target, The

Declan Donnellan
 

A revised and updated edition of Declan Donnellan's bestselling book, a fresh and radical approach to acting.

The Actor and the Target takes a scalpel to the heart of persistent fears from 'I don't know what I'm doing!' through 'I don't know who I am!' to 'I don't know what I'm playing!'

Review
Practically and modestly written, Declan Donnellan's book helps actors to release their talent and to be free on stage. However, Donnellan's path leads to wider perspectives; his book is rooted in modern theatre, modern psychology and, above all, modern reality. Written with wit and elegance, The Actor and the Target will be thoroughly enjoyed not only by the actors of a new millennium, but also by those of us who see the stage from the dark auditorium -  Izvestia



Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-838-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod
 

A gritty adaptation by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod of Dickens’ least sentimental love story.

Whilst at his parents’ graveside, Pip is accosted by Magwitch, a convict escaped from one of the prison ships. Terrified, he is forced to help the man to get away. An unexpected invitation to the house of rich old Miss Havisham forces him into the path of her beautiful, cruel niece Estella and their strange, ruthless games. After an anonymous benefactor grants him a small fortune, Pip turns his back on his humble life as a blacksmith’s apprentice – he moves to London to become a gentleman in the hopes of winning Estella. But he has no idea of the dangers that await him there, or from quite where his salvation will come.

Review
'A wonderfully involving and eloquent adaptation ... a fine example of fast, fluent ensemble story-telling ... tremendous.'   Independent


Cast : 16M, 7F (doubling possible)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-890-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Mandate, The
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Mandate, The

Nikolai Erdman (adapted by Declan Donnellan)
 

A chillingly grotesque farce set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, banned for decades in the USSR and revived in this uproarious new version by Declan Donnellan at the National Theatre in 2004.

Moscow 1924, the early days of the Soviet Union. Communism is everywhere — little understood but greatly feared. A landlord must pretend to be a Communist. His cook is mistaken for the missing princess Anastasia, and his lodger isthreatening them with the militia...

Review
'Declan Donnellan’s lively translation brings to life an unsettling transitional world, which combines Jazz Age flappers and farcical antics with an ominous threat offstage. An illuminating take on how we all might behave in dangerous, chaotic times.' Time Out

Cast : 10M, 6F (doubling required)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-825-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB