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Adler &  Gibb
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Adler & Gibb

Tim Crouch
 
' You’d like that, would you, your most private, pinkest, tenderest – small bird, small bird, small fragile – stolen from you, slammed down onto the slab, the block, poked at and paraded.’

The children swing their legs on the chairs. The student delivers the presentation. The older woman stands with the gun. The young couple arrives at the house. The house is returning to nature. A movie is being made. The truth is being plundered. But the house is still lived in and the spirit to resist is strong.

Janet Adler and Margaret Gibb were conceptual artists working in New York at the end of the last century. They were described by art critic Dave Hickey as the ‘ most ferociously uncompromising voice of their generation’. With Adler’s death in 2004, however, the compromise began.

Adler & Gibb tells the story of a raid – on a house, a life, a reality and a legacy. The play takes Tim Crouch’s fascination with form and marries it to a thrilling story of misappropriation.

Cast : 3F, 1M, children
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-092-8 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only  | PB
An Oak Tree
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An Oak Tree

Tim Crouch
 
Since your daughter's death I've not been much of a hypnotist.

A man loses his daughter to a car. Nothing now is what it is. It's like he's in a play—but he doesn't know the words or the moves. The man who was driving the car is a stage hypnotist. Since the accident he's lost the power of suggestion. His act's a disaster. For him, everything now is exactly what it is. For the first time since the accident, these two men meet. They meet when the father volunteers for the Hypnotist's act. And, this time, he really doesn't know the words or the moves ...

An Oak Tree is a remarkable play for two actors. The father, however, is played by a different actor—male or female—at each performance. They walk on stage having neither seen nor read a word of the play they're in... until they're in it. This is a breath-taking projection of a performance, given from one actor to another, from a hypnotist to their subject, from an audience to a person. An Oak Tree is a bold and absurdly comic play about loss, suggestion and the power of the mind.

Review
Crouch's brilliant, wayward show...has an incredible emotional pungency -  The Guardian

Cast : 2M or 1M, 1F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-603-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Crouch: Plays One
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Crouch: Plays One

Tim Crouch
 
This new collection pulls together for the first time, the finest work from controversial English dramatist Tim Crouch, included in the volume is:

The Author
Settle back into your seat. Relax as the story unfolds. For you. With you. Of you. A story of hope,violence and exploitation. You’re here…. Joint winner of the 2010 John Whiting Award, and winner of a Total Theatre award for innovation The Author has shocked and amazed audiences the world over since it was first performed in 2009. From protest walkouts to 5star reviews, The Author is controversial, but unforgettable.

England
The grateful recipient of a heart transplant travels 4000 miles to thank the widow of the donor and to present her with a very special gift. But much more than a life has been lost. England tells a compelling story for our times - a disturbing tale of transactions and translations, of culture and commerce, of one thing being placed inside another without thought for the consequences.

An Oak Tree
A man loses his daughter to a car. Nothing now is what it is. It's like he's in a play - but he doesn't know the words or the moves. The man who was driving the car is a stage hypnotist. Since the accident he's lost the power of suggestion. For the first time since the accident, these two men meet. They meet when the Father volunteers for the Hypnotist's act. And, this time, he really doesn’t know the words or the moves... Winner of a Village Voice Obie for its autumn 2006 Off-Broadway run.

My Arm
At the age of ten, for want of anything more meaningful to do, I put my arm above my head and kept it there. Now thirty years on, I'm so full of meaning it's killing me. My Arm attempts to provoke questions about the qualitative distinctions between viewing theatre and viewing visual art.

 



Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-109-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
I, Cinna (The Poet)
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I, Cinna (The Poet)

Tim Crouch
 

I, Cinna ( The Poet) has one short scene in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar where he is mistaken for someone else and killed by the mob. Now, in a new play by Tim Crouch, this unlucky man is given a chance to tell his story. Written for ages 11+, I, Cinna ( The Poet) is a fusion of theatre, multimedia and creative writing tasks.

Cinna asks his young audience to consider the relationship between words and actions, art and politics, self and society. During the performance he asks us to write alongside him: a small poem on a big theme.

Originally commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival. 



 

Cast : 1M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-403-4 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
I, Shakespeare
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I, Shakespeare

Tim Crouch
 
A collection of self contained one-man shows which brilliantly re-imagine four of Shakespeare’s well known plays through the eyes of the bit parts.

I, Malvolio
Re-imagines Twelfth Night from the point of view of Shakespeare’s pent-up ‘notoriously wronged’ steward. A story of lost dignity, prudery, practical, jokes and bullying that draws us deep into the madness of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.

I, Banquo
A blood-shot, story-telling journey into the heart of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, told through the eyes of his murdered best friend. Classic theatre and modern story-telling combined, accompanied by a heavy-metal-guitar-playing 13 year old Fleance, a severed head and 32 litres of blood.

I, Caliban
Events on Prospero’s island as viewed by Caliban, a puppy-headed monster alone on the island at the end of The Tempest, alone with his memories, his magic tricks and one last bottle of wine. I, Caliban is a sweet and sorry tale about injustice, inebriation and missing your mum.

I, Peaseblossom
The story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as re-lived through the fevered nightmares of Shakespeare’s most neglected fairy. Funny, heart-breaking and ever-so-slightly crazed, I, Peaseblossom is a gloriously anarchic dream of a ‘dream’, perfect for children and adults alike.

'If only the plays were taught like this in schools, nobody would ever say Shakespeare was boring.'    The Guardian




Cast : 1M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-126-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB