The performing arts publisher

Search

quick | advanced

 

My Cart

Items : 0
Sub total : $0.00

View Cart 
Shipping Policy

Search

Author Profile

Biography

MEREDITH OAKES is an Australian writer who has lived in London since 1970. An acclaimed author, playwright and critic she has written plays, adaptations, translations, opera texts and poems, as well as dramatic works for television and radio. She taught playwriting at Royal Holloway College and for the Arvon Fondation, and has written music criticism for The Independent and The Daily Telegraph and contributed to a variety of magazines including The Listener.

By Meredith Oakes, available through Currency Press - see all

Iphigenia
$20.86 ex GST
$22.95 inc GST

Iphigenia

Goethe (translated by Meredith Oakes)
 
The Greek fleet bound for Troy is becalmed. For the sake of a wind, Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces, is persuaded that he must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia. But as the priest raises his knife to slit the child’s throat, the goddess Diana spirits her away. Clytemnestra, Agamemnon’s wife, believing her beloved daughter to be dead, slays her husband in revenge on hisreturn from the Trojan wars. Their son, Orestes, avenges his father’s death by killing his mother. Now, years later, as Iphigenia, a prisoner of the temple of Diana, looks across the sea to Greece, longing to return home, her brother Orestes arrives...



Cast : 4M, 1F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-164-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Meredith Oakes: Collected Plays
$26.32 ex GST
$28.95 inc GST

Meredith Oakes: Collected Plays

The Neighbour / The Editing Process / Faith / Her Mother and Bartok / Shadowmouth / Glide / The Mind of the Meeting

Meredith Oakes
 
Featuring seven popular and critically acclaimed pieces.

The Neighbour 
A battle of wills between two young men on a housing estate.

The Editing Process 
An urbane but despairing comedy set in a publisher’s office. 

Faith
A vision of military conflict as a testing ground for English values.

Her Mother and Bartok
Focuses on a husband and wife as they discuss their first meeting from the perspective of the less-than-inspiring present. 

Shadowmouth 
A troubled teenager is thrown out by his single mother and is taken in by a middle-aged single man. 

Glide and The Mind of the Meeting
Short radio plays.


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-966-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Meredith Oakes: Collected Plays
$26.32 ex GST
$28.95 inc GST

Meredith Oakes: Collected Plays

The Neighbour / The Editing Process / Faith / Her Mother and Bartok / Shadowmouth / Glide / The Mind of the Meeting

Meredith Oakes
 
Featuring seven popular and critically acclaimed pieces.

The Neighbour 
A battle of wills between two young men on a housing estate.

The Editing Process 
An urbane but despairing comedy set in a publisher’s office. 

Faith
A vision of military conflict as a testing ground for English values.

Her Mother and Bartok
Focuses on a husband and wife as they discuss their first meeting from the perspective of the less-than-inspiring present. 

Shadowmouth 
A troubled teenager is thrown out by his single mother and is taken in by a middle-aged single man. 

Glide and The Mind of the Meeting
Short radio plays.


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84002-966-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Punishment without Revenge
$19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST

Punishment without Revenge

Lope de Vega (translated by Meredith Oakes)
 
An audacious blend of unbearable tension and delicious comedy, Punishment Without Revenge is regarded as the greatest tragedy of the Spanish Golden Age and the finest play of its presiding genius, Lope de Vega.

This elegant work is set in the dangerous and glamorous world of Renaissance Italy.  The Duke of Ferrara has lived a wild and unconventional life. An infamous womaniser, his only son, Federico, is a bastard whom he dreams will one day succeed him. When his subjects demand that he marry and provide them with the stability of a legitimate heir, the proud and beautiful Cassandra, Duchess of Mantua, is sent to be his bride. But everything does not fall happily into place.

A passionate love develops—but not between the Duke and his Duchess—and, in a culture where honour is the highest virtue, there can be only one outcome…

Cast : 10M, 5F, doubling possible
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-049-2 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB