Knives in Hens

This new edition is published to coincide with the new production of this tense modern classic at the Donmar Warehouse in August 2017, directed by Yaël Farber.

Knives in Hens

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135005965X

Page: 48

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'I have no name for the thing which is in my head. It is not envy. It is more than envy. It does not scare me. I must look close enough to look at what it is.' A ploughman and his wife live a simple existence in a pre-industrial time until they, along with the hated local miller, are drawn into a struggle of knowledge, power and attraction. David Harrower's haunting play established him as one of the UK's leading contemporary playwrights. This new edition is published to coincide with the new production of this tense modern classic at the Donmar Warehouse in August 2017, directed by Yaël Farber.

Blackbird

Now, years later, she's found him again. Blackbird premiered at King's Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, in August 2005, and transferred to the Albery Theatre in London's West End in 2006.

Blackbird

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571318843

Page: 96

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Fifteen years ago Una and Ray had a relationship. They haven't set eyes on each other since. Now, years later, she's found him again. Blackbird premiered at King's Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, in August 2005, and transferred to the Albery Theatre in London's West End in 2006. The production received the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. In 2007, the play opened simultaneously at the Manhattan Theater Club in New York and and at American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco.

Dark Earth

Dark Earth premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in July 2003.

Dark Earth

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571318614

Page: 128

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When Valerie and Euan's car breaks down in remote countryside near the Antonine Wall they have a problem. With their mobiles left at home and an evening out arranged in Glasgow, they have to find help fast. This comes in the form of Petey and Ida and their twenty-year-old daughter Christine, a farming family who live and breathe the history and traditions of the small area of earth they've made their home. Dark Earth premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in July 2003.

Kill The Old Torture Their Young

Kill the Old Torture their Young is an urban tragi-comedy from the acclaimed writer of Knives in Hens, one of Scotland's most talented new playwrights A documentary maker returns to the city of his birth.

Kill The Old  Torture Their Young

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472537130

Page: 88

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Kill the Old Torture their Young is an urban tragi-comedy from the acclaimed writer of Knives in Hens, one of Scotland's most talented new playwrights A documentary maker returns to the city of his birth. His task, to film his impressions. An old man remembers a time when eagles flew over the city. A TV executive reaches breaking point in the city he loves. A struggle actor seeks fame in a city that doesn't seem to want him. A young woman ends her artistic dreams in a city that eludes her. A receptionist tries to break the mould of her life in the city where she's always lived. A rock star sings to himself in a city he's forgotten the name of...Each of them has a story to tell, but who will listen?

Modernism and Scottish Theatre since 1969

I want to come on to Lies Pauwels production of Knives in Hens for the National Theatre of Scotland.125 We've been talking about Modernism, ...

Modernism and Scottish Theatre since 1969

Author: Mark Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319986392

Page: 254

View: 429

This book argues that Scottish theatre has, since the late 1960s, undergone an artistic renaissance, driven by European Modernist aesthetics. Combining detailed research and analysis with exclusive interviews with ten leading figures in modern Scottish drama, the book sets out the case for the last half-century as the strongest period in the history of the Scottish stage. Mark Brown traces the development of Scottish theatre’s Modernist revolution from the arrival of influential theatre director Giles Havergal at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow in 1969 through to the advent of the National Theatre of Scotland in 2006. Finally, the book contemplates the future of Scotland’s theatrical renaissance. It is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary theatre and/or the modern history of live drama in Scotland.

Bild der B hne Vol 2 Setting the Stage

Heike in Or was Hennen” M. perhaps Gotze's the The work, opposite: (“Knives surrounding production “Der space Hodler” in extenis Hens”), really of by ...

Bild der B  hne  Vol  2   Setting the Stage

Author: Mirka Döring

Publisher: Verlag Theater der Zeit

ISBN: 3957491835

Page: 184

View: 198

Innerhalb der "Schwesterkünste", von denen Brecht sprach, hat sich das Bühnenbild in letzter Zeit einen souveränen Schauwert erarbeitet und nach allen Seiten geöffnet. Unabhängig davon, ob es an experimentelle Spielideen gebunden ist oder an Inszenierungen, die die Rekonstruktion realer und fiktionaler Welten fokussieren, ob sie von Minimal Art, Konzeptkunst oder Fluxus beeinflusst sind, beeindrucken die Bühnenbilder der Gegenwart durch ein intensives Formbewusstsein und die Berücksichtigung der Zuschauerperspektive bei ihrer Raumwahrnehmung. Das Arbeitsbuch stellt unverwechselbare Positionen zum Bühnenbild im zeitgenössischen Schauspiel vor. In ausführlichen Interviews und mit umfangreichem Fotomaterial werden anschauliche Einblicke in Arbeitsweisen, künstlerische Entwicklungen und Auffassungen ermöglicht. The theatre magazine Theater der Zeit has been following the developments of stage design for some years now in its "Kunstinserts". There we asked stage designers about their motivation, their working methods, the way they collaborate with directors, how their artistic practice unfolds in a theatre context. With a heuristic approach eschewing any claim to completeness, we promoted discussion, whether it was to mark a new production or because the artists in question were breaking new ground in the development of theatre. More than anything it is these direct statements from the artists which distinguish this workbook from the 1998 "Bild der Bühne", which presented such in uential artists as Robert Wilson, Achim Freyer, Jürgen Rose, Einar Schleef and Anna Viebrock. In "Setting the Stage" we have once again brought together seventeen of the most diverse artistic personalities; collectively they demonstrate how artistic considerations – at once purposeful and inevitable – function in the mode of an increas- ingly radical and con dent self-conception of the theatre as gesamtkunstwerk.

Gogol s Government Inspector

David Harrower's version of Nikolai Gogol's Government Inspector premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre in May 2011 and transferred to Young Vic, London in June.

Gogol s Government Inspector

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571280501

Page: 128

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The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy. A simple case of mistaken identity exposes the hypocrisy and corruption at the heart of the town in this biting moral satire. David Harrower's version of Nikolai Gogol's Government Inspector premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre in May 2011 and transferred to Young Vic, London in June.

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

won critical acclaim in any way comparable to Knives in Hens. Arguably Blackbird's success lies in its fusion of the other two elements highlighted by ...

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights

Author: Martin Middeke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408159678

Page: 544

View: 816

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s. Written by an international team of scholars, it will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama. Among the many playwrights whose work is examined are Sarah Daniels, Terry Johnson, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Anthony Neilson, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, Debbie Tucker Green, Tanika Gupta and Richard Bean. Each essay features: A biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright A discussion of their most important plays An analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of British theatre A bibliography of texts and critical material

Anglo German Theatrical Exchange

Already in 1995 with Knives in Hens David Harrower had written a wonderful chamber piece about a ploughman, his wife and a miller which was as archaic as it ...

Anglo German Theatrical Exchange

Author:

Publisher: Hotei Publishing

ISBN: 9004292306

Page: 432

View: 804

This volume makes a seminal contribution to an field at the intersection of literary and cultural criticism, comparative literature, and theatre as well as translation studies. From a broad variety of perspectives the exchange between drama and theatre of the Anglophone and the Germanophone worlds and their mutual influence are explored.

Theatre and Scotland

His debut, Knives in Hens (Traverse, 1995), is a compelling and subtle exploration of how patriarchal power relations are enforced through language.

Theatre and Scotland

Author: Trish Reid

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113729664X

Page: 120

View: 941

In this cutting-edge text, Trish Reid offers a concise overview of the shifting roles of theatre and theatricality in Scottish culture. She asks important questions about the relationship between Scottish theatre, history and identity, and celebrates the recent emergence of a generation of internationally successful Scottish playwrights.

A Slow Air

Between them, they have differing memories of their upbringing and their parents and definite opinions about each other. But these are left unsaid because Morna and Athol haven't spoken a word to each other in fourteen years . . .

A Slow Air

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571282121

Page: 64

View: 758

Morna works as a cleaner in Edinburgh. She spends her time drinking, attempting affairs and trying to work out the mind of the twenty-year-old son with whom she shares her flat. Her elder brother, Athol, lives near Glasgow airport with his wife. The owner of a floor-tiling company, with two grown-up children, he's proud of his hard-won achievements since moving west. Between them, they have differing memories of their upbringing and their parents and definite opinions about each other. But these are left unsaid because Morna and Athol haven't spoken a word to each other in fourteen years . . . When Morna's son Joshua travels to see his uncle, he sets off a remarkable and life-changing series of events. A Slow Air by David Harrower premiered at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in April 2011, and transferred to the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Government Inspector

The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy.

Government Inspector

Author: David Harrower

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571280490

Page: 114

View: 392

The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy. A simple case of mistaken identity exposes the hypocrisy and corruption at the heart of the town in this biting moral satire. David Harrower's version of Nikolai Gogol's Government Inspector premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre in May 2011 and transferred to Young Vic, London in June.

Ciara

By confronting the past, her future blows wide open. Ciara by David Harrower premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2013.

Ciara

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571311083

Page: 80

View: 276

'I'm taking your eyes', he'd say, 'and keeping them safe.' 'I'm taking your ears and keeping them safe.' Ciara's father Mick kept her as his hidden treasure, making sure his only daughter was shielded from what he did and the men and women with whom he associated. Now Mick is dead and his legacy, so bound up in the landscape of Glasgow, that infamous no mean city, must be faced. As Ciara seeks to further the reputation of her art gallery, her world starts to fragment. Marked by the deep contradictions of her father, the art world and the place that made them all, she stands on a threshold. By confronting the past, her future blows wide open. Ciara by David Harrower premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2013.

Transnational Environmental Crime

... sick ones are separated and either gassed to death or thrown in machines with several fast moving knives. The chickens are placed in cages, 50 in each.

Transnational Environmental Crime

Author: Rob White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351538535

Page: 568

View: 200

The essays selected for this volume illustrate the growing interest in and importance of crime that is both environmental and transnational in nature. The topics covered range from pollution and waste to biodiversity and wildlife crimes, and from the violation of human rights associated with the exploitation of natural resources through to the criminogenic implications of climate change. The collection provides insight into the nature and dynamics of this type of crime and examines in detail who is harmed and what can be done about it. Differential victimisation and contemporary developments in environmental law enforcement are also considered. Collectively, these essays lay the foundations for a criminology that is forward looking, global in its purview, and that deals with the key environmental issues of the present age.

Theatre Record

Scotland TRAVERSE , EDINBURGH 3 June 1995 KNIVES IN HENS A play by DAVID HARROWER play is probably the least effective , and loses direction towards the end ...

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Good with People

Haunted by his past and afraid of his future, he finds Helen working at the Seaview Hotel. GOOD WITH PEOPLE is a haunting two-hander from one of Scotland's great writers, tracing one town's path of personal and political destruction.

Good with People

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822229781

Page: 26

View: 290

Evan returns to Helensburgh, West Scotland, home to the nation's nuclear defense program and once a thriving holiday resort. A place he's been trying to avoid. Haunted by his past and afraid of his future, he finds Helen working at the Seaview Hotel. GOOD WITH PEOPLE is a haunting two-hander from one of Scotland's great writers, tracing one town's path of personal and political destruction.

Sweet Nothings

The doorbell rings. The husband enters the room. Based on Schnitzler's play Liebelei, David Harrower's Sweet Nothings captures the power of sexual longing, the cruelty of tradition and the vulnerability of those in love.

Sweet Nothings

Author: David Harrower

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571268935

Page: 96

View: 787

A young man has an affair with a married woman. He is terrified her husband will challenge him to a duel and kill him. Meanwhile he toys with the affections of another and, for a moment, life seems full of joy. The doorbell rings. The husband enters the room. Based on Schnitzler's play Liebelei, David Harrower's Sweet Nothings captures the power of sexual longing, the cruelty of tradition and the vulnerability of those in love. The play premieres at the Young Vic, London, in March 2010. 'I write of love and death. What other subjects are there?' Arthur Schnitzler.

Theatre and Scotland

In this cutting-edge text, Trish Reid offers a concise overview of the shifting roles of theatre and theatricality in Scottish culture.

Theatre and Scotland

Author: Trish Reid

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137296119

Page: 120

View: 279

In this cutting-edge text, Trish Reid offers a concise overview of the shifting roles of theatre and theatricality in Scottish culture. She asks important questions about the relationship between Scottish theatre, history and identity, and celebrates the recent emergence of a generation of internationally successful Scottish playwrights.

Ivanov

Ivanov, a driving force in local government and a visionary landowner, feels burnt out at thirty-five.

Ivanov

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1783192682

Page: 80

View: 709

Ivanov, a driving force in local government and a visionary landowner, feels burnt out at thirty-five. Once the pioneer of scientific farming methods and of education for the peasants, he now drowns in bureaucracy and debt, his large estate neglected. While his wife is dying, Sasha, a young, educated woman, falls in love with Ivanov and determines to save him. Set in a country suffering from political, ideological and spiritual stagnation, Chekhov's first full-length play anticipates the explosive revolutionary atmosphere of Russia at the turn of the century. Ivanov was performed at the National Theatre (Cottesloe) in September 2002.