Bondagers The Straw Chair

This is a play that everyone should see." (Scotland on Sunday) The Straw Chair "A beguiling combination of things, starting with the incredible story of Lady Grange, banished by her husband to the remoteness of St Kilda.

Bondagers   The Straw Chair

Author: Sue Glover

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 150

View: 687

Bondagers, a story of women workers on the great Borders farms in the last century, is a play about land and the misuse of land.

Nation community self

... about real versus mythologized female identity). She also worked for television
and several of her plays have been translated and staged in Europe and the US.
174 Sue Glover, Bondagers & The Straw Chair, 2nd edn (London: Methuen ...

Nation  community  self

Author: Gioia Angeletti

Publisher: Mimesis

ISBN: 8869772055

Page:

View: 241

From the late 1960s until the present day, a significant number of women playwrights have emerged in Scottish theatre who have made a pioneering contribution to dramatic innovation and experimentation. Despite the critical reassessment of some of these authors in the last twenty years, their invaluable achievement in playwriting, within and outside Scotland, still deserves more thorough investigations and fuller acknowledgement. This work explores what is still uncharted territory by examining a selection of representative texts by Ann Marie di Mambro, Marcella Evaristi, Sue Glover, Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead, Sharman Macdonald, and Joan Ure. The three macro-thematic areas of the book – the rewriting of the Shakespearean canon; the representation of female communities and minorities; and the conflicts between the self and society – find significant and paradigmatic expression in their dramas. All seven writers examined in this book have explored new theatrical methods, introduced aesthetic innovations and opened new perspectives to engage with the complexities of national, community and individual identities. This study will surely contribute to wider recognition of their achievement, so that their work can never again be described as “uncharted territory”.

British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II

BOOKS : Bondagers do The Straw Chair ( London : Methuen , 1997 ) ;
Bondagers ( Woodstock , Ill . : Dramatic Publishing Company , 1998 ) ; Shetland
Saga ( London : Nick Hern , 2000 ; New York : Theatre Communications Group ,
2001 ) .

British and Irish Dramatists Since World War II

Author: Gale Cengage

Publisher: Dictionary of Literary Biograp

ISBN:

Page: 461

View: 941

Embraces the work of writers working in theatrical traditions ranging from the classic well-made play to the most radical avant-garde pieces. This variety is indicative of the fact that this period is one of the most important in British drama, comparable to the late-Elizabethan/Jacobean and post-Restoration eras in terms of the quantity and quality of new work and surpassing both of them in the sheer variety of theatrical offerings.

History as Theatrical Metaphor

Of its kind it is excellent, but Glover's true dramaturgical follow-up to An Island in
Largo is surely the dramatic experiment embodied in Bondagers. While The
Straw Chair drives its plot forward towards a single defining climax, An Island in ...

History as Theatrical Metaphor

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137473363

Page: 247

View: 624

This revelatory study explores how Scottish history plays, especially since the 1930s, raise issues of ideology, national identity, historiography, mythology, gender and especially Scottish language. Covering topics up to the end of World War Two, the book addresses the work of many key figures from the last century of Scottish theatre, including Robert McLellan and his contemporaries, and also Hector MacMillan, Stewart Conn, John McGrath, Donald Campbell, Bill Bryden, Sue Glover, Liz Lochhead, Jo Clifford, Peter Arnott, David Greig, Rona Munro and others often neglected or misunderstood. Setting these writers’ achievements in the context of their Scottish and European predecessors, Ian Brown offers fresh insights into key aspects of Scottish theatre. As such, this represents the first study to offer an overarching view of historical representation on Scottish stages, exploring the nature of ‘history’ and ‘myth’ and relating these afresh to how dramatists use – and subvert – them. Engaging and accessible, this innovative book will attract scholars and students interested in history, ideology, mythology, theatre politics and explorations of national and gender identity.

Scottish Theatre Diversity Language Continuity

Glover's two subsequent major historical plays, The Straw Chair (1988) and
Bondagers (1991), explore the mutual incomprehension and confrontation of
cultures and deal with questions of male power and political corruption. The
former, set ...

Scottish Theatre  Diversity  Language  Continuity

Author: Ian Brown

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401209944

Page: 260

View: 921

Challenging the dominant view of a broken and discontinuous dramatic culture in Scotland, this book outlines the variety and richness of the nation ́s performance traditions and multilingual theatre history. Brown illuminates enduring strands of hybridity and diversity which use theatre and theatricality as a means of challenging establishment views, and of exploring social, political, and religious change. He describes the ways in which politically and religiously divisive moments in Scottish history, such as the Reformation and political Union, fostered alternative dramatic modes and means of expression. This major revisionist history also analyses the changing relationships between drama, culture, and political change in Scotland in the 20th and 21st centuries, drawing on the work of an extensive range of modern and contemporary Scottish playwrights and drama practitioners. Ian Brown is a playwright, poet and Professor of Drama at Kingston University, London. Until recently Chair of the Scottish Society of Playwrights, he was General Editor of the Edinburgh History of Scottish Theatre (EUP, 2007) and editor of From Tartan to Tartanry: Scottish Culture, History and Myth (EUP, 2010) and The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama (EUP, 2011). He has published widely on theatre, cultural policy and literature and language.

The Speculator and The Meeting

99 BONDAGERS & THE STRAW CHAIR Sue Glover £9 . 99 O SOME VOICES &
PALE HORSE Joe Penhall £7 . 99 O KNIVES IN HENS David Harrower £6 . 99
OBOYS ' LIFE & SEARCH AND DESTROY Howard Korder £8 . 99 O THE
LIGHTS ...

The Speculator and The Meeting

Author: David Greig

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 177

View: 636

These two plays about cultural identity from Scotland and Catalonia, received their English-language premieres in August 1999 at Scotland's prestigious Edinburgh International Festival.

New French Plays

99 O BEAUTIFUL THING O MEMORY OF WATER & FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE O
WISHBONES BONDAGERS & THE STRAW CHAIR O SOME VOICES & PALE
HORSE O KNIVES IN HENS BOYS ' LIFE & SEARCH AND DESTROY O THE ...

New French Plays

Author: David Bradby

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 232

View: 685

'Published in conjunction with the Royal Court Theatre, this volume includes translations of five extraordinary new plays from France which were presented as part of the French Theatre Season in London during 1997. One More Wasted Year by Christopher Pellet presents two young men who inhabit a world of cafes and rented bed-sits, in their late twenties they already seem to old for a youth-obsessed world; Agnes by Catherine Anne is a play that gradually reveals the details of a father''s obsession for his daughter and the way he emotionally blackmails her into satisfying his lust; The Northern Fox by Noelle Renaud contains several dramatic developments including that of the infidelities of Maxime Fuyard and the marital infidelities of Mr and Mrs Kuhn and Otto''s bored and feverish bed-hopping; In Mickey The Torch by Natacha de Pontcharra Mickey works as a nightwatchman in a bleak contemporary cityscape; A Desire to Kill on the Tip of the Tongue by Xavier Durringer is the story working-class youth adrift and prey to the needs for sex, drink or drugs, it shows the shifting relationships between a group of friends hanging about outside a disco. The translators are Martin Crimp (One More Wasted Year); Nigel Gearing (Agnes); Annabel Arden (Mickey the Torch); A Desire to Kill on the Tip of the Tongue (Mark Ravenhill); Gillian Hanna (The Northern Fox)

Kill The Old Torture The Young

99 BEAUTIFUL THING O MEMORY OF WATER & FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE I
WISHBONES BONDAGERS & THE STRAW CHAIR O SOME VOICES & PALE
HORSE O KNIVES IN HENS BOYS ' LIFE & SEARCH AND DESTROY O THE
LIGHTS ...

Kill The Old  Torture The Young

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 72

View: 899

In the city, a documentary maker, an old man, a TV executive, an actor, a young woman, a rock star: these are all people who struggle to tell their stories, but who will listen?

Our Lady Of Sligo

99 BEAUTIFUL THING O MEMORY OF WATER & FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE I
WISHBONES BONDAGERS & THE STRAW CHAIR SOME VOICES & PALE
HORSE O KNIVES IN HENS BOYS ' LIFE & SEARCH AND DESTROY THE
LIGHTS ...

Our Lady Of Sligo

Author: Sebastian Barry

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 64

View: 796

Length: 2 Acts.

The Talented Mr Ripley

99 ] BEAUTIFUL THING ] MEMORY OF WATER & FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE ]
WISHBONES ] BONDAGERS & THE STRAW CHAIR ] SOME VOICES & PALE
HORSE ] KNIVES IN HENS ] BOYS ' LIFE & SEARCH AND DESTROY ] THE
LIGHTS ...

The Talented Mr Ripley

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9780413732200

Page: 112

View: 619

The first stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's famous crime novel Tom Ripley is a criminal with an ambiguous past. He is sent to Italy by a wealthy financier to try and coax home the rich man's son. In the process Ripley becomes both attracted and seduced, finding the murder the only way to deal with the situation. From that point Ripley tries to cover up his crime. Patricia Highsmith's beguiling tale of morality and amorality is given a dramatic rendering by contemporary dramatist Phyllis Nagy, who knew Highsmith in her later years in Paris. "Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is the finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Financial Times)

The Riot

99 O BEAUTIFUL THING O MEMORY OF WATER & FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE O
WISHBONES BONDAGERS & THE STRAW CHAIR O SOME VOICES & PALE
HORSE KNIVES IN HENS BOYS ' LIFE & SEARCH AND DESTROY O THE ...

The Riot

Author: Nick Darke

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 88

View: 985

The twentieth century is just around the corner and the natives of Newlyn are restless.

The Long Good Friday

... Jonathan Harvey £ 6.99 BEAUTIFUL THING MEMORY OF WATER & FIVE
KINDS OF SILENCE O WISHBONES O BONDAGERS & THE STRAW CHAIR O
SOME VOICES & PALE HORSE O KNIVES IN HENS O BOYS ' LIFE & SEARCH
AND ...

The Long Good Friday

Author: Barrie Keeffe

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 76

View: 408

'Barrie Keeffe''s acclaimed screenplay for the classic film. Harold Shand has made it from Whitechapel to running his own ''corporation'' and owning his own yacht and classy mistress. He has the police and the local authorities in his pocket, is planning a major London property development and forging links with the international Mafia. Everything indeed is coming up roses for Harold until the Easter weekend when enemies unknown embark on a series of lethal outrages against his organisation. As the story accelerates to a crazy vortex of violence, Harold discovers he has unwittingly crossed enemies whose connections, expertise and dedication to violence outclass his own. ''The first British thriller to even approach the cracking vitality of the classic Hollywood gangster movies . . .dazzlingly slick'' (Daily Mail); ''The best British gangster flick of all time'' (Empire)'

Never Land

99 BEAUTIFUL THING MEMORY OF WATER & FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE I
WISHBONES O BONDAGERS & THE STRAW CHAIR O SOME VOICES & PALE
HORSE D KNIVES IN HENS BOYS ' LIFE & SEARCH AND DESTROY O THE
LIGHTS ...

Never Land

Author: Phyllis Nagy

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 103

View: 186

Phyllis Nagy has been commissioned by the Hampstead Theatre for this play.

Starstruck The No Boys Crick

99 O BEAUTIFUL THING O MEMORY OF WATER & FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE O
WISHBONES O BONDAGERS & THE STRAW CHAIR O SOME VOICES & PALE
HORSE KNIVES IN HENS OBOYS ' LIFE & SEARCH AND DESTROY O THE ...

 Starstruck     The No Boys Crick

Author: Roy Williams

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 160

View: 357

Two plays by a young British playwright who is fast making a name for himself. Williams is winner of the 1998-99 John Whiting Award for Best New Play and 1998 Alfred Fagon Award (both for Starstruck) and 1996 TAPS Writer of the Year Award Starstruck: When Hollywood heartthrob Stewart Granger lands in Kingston to shoot his latest movie, the whole town goes crazy. Will Dennis become a star or does girlfriend Pammy have other ambitions? And will Gravel's new money-making scheme leave his wife seeking comfort elsewhere? The No Boys Cricket Club: Coping alone with her troublesome family and warring neighbours in a drab London council estate, Abi has long since lost sight of the good things in life - until an old friend takes her back to her glorious past in Jamaica as the greatest all-rounder of the all-female No Boys Cricket Club.

Easy Access For The Boys All Over Lovely

99 O BEAUTIFUL THING O MEMORY OF WATER & FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE O
WISHBONES I BONDAGERS & THE STRAW CHAIR O SOME VOICES & PALE
HORSE O KNIVES IN HENS O BOYS ' LIFE & SEARCH AND DESTROY 0 THE ...

Easy Access For The Boys   All Over Lovely

Author: Claire Dowie

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Page: 104

View: 200

These plays focus on sex and repression among gay and lesbian characters.

A Theatre that Matters

The text achieves a sense of the very texture of life which Glover develops further
in her two subsequent historical plays , The Straw Chair ( 1988 ) and Bondagers (
1991 ) 38 . The former deals with questions of male power and political ...

A Theatre that Matters

Author: Valentina Poggi

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 260

View: 810

Scottish Theatre Since the Seventies

The text achieves a sense of the very texture of life which Glover develops further
in her two subsequent historical plays , The Straw Chair ( 1988 ) and Bondagers (
1991 ) . The former deals with questions of male power and political corruption ...

Scottish Theatre Since the Seventies

Author: Randall Stevenson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 240

View: 297

This is the first guide to the new Scottish theatre, its people, its politics, its companies and its audiences. Topical and often contentious, this book shows that drama deserves a central place in the current renaissance of Scottish literary culture.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights

... increasingly desperate , friendships . These conclusions prefigure the end of a
whole way of life . The theme of female community and celebration , so vivid in
Bondagers , is also significant in Munro ' s lesser - known work The Straw Chair ...

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights

Author: Elaine Aston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521595339

Page: 276

View: 328

This Companion addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. Chapters explore the historical and theatrical contexts in which women have written for the theatre and examine the work of individual playwrights. The volume brings together a transatlantic team of feminist theatre scholars and practitioners. A chronological section on playwriting from the 1920s to the 1970s is followed by chapters which raise issues of nationality and identity. Later sections question accepted notions of the canon and include chapters on non-mainstream writing, including black and lesbian performance.

Scottish Literature in English and Scots

As Glover explains in Bondagers and The Straw Chair ( 1997 ) : Bondagers were
the women workers of the great Border farms in the last century . Each farm
worker was hired on condition that he brought a female worker to work alongside
him ...

Scottish Literature in English and Scots

Author: Douglas Gifford

Publisher: Scottish Language and Literatu

ISBN:

Page: 1269

View: 675

This substantial new volume is a stimulating yet in-depth introduction to Scottish literature in English and Scots. From medieval to modern, the entire range of literature is introduced, examined and explored. Aimed primarily at those with an interest in Scottish literature, this guide also responds to the need for students and teachers to have detailed discussions of individual authors and texts. The volume looks at Scottish literature in six period sections: Early Scottish Literature, Eighteenth-Century, The Age of Scott, Victorian and Edwardian, The Twentieth-Century Scottish Literary Renaissance, and Scottish Literature since 1945. Each section begins with an overview of the period, followed by several chapters examining exemplary authors and texts. Each section finishes with an extensive discussion including suggestions as to how to further explore the rich and often neglected hinterlands of Scottish writing. Extensive reading lists identify primary texts of the period as well as details of a wide range of additional authors. Opening up neglected areas of study as well as responding to the burgeoning interest in novelists, modern poets and dramatists, this book serves as an invaluable guide to Scottish Literature.