Twenty-First Century Drama: The First Decade, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414490429
  • ISBN-13: 9781414490427
  • DDC: 808.8205
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 953 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Twenty-First Century Drama: The First Decade provides comprehensive coverage of 200 of the most important dramatic works and musicals first produced between 2000 and 2009. Perfect for students and general researchers as well as scholars, this new resource combines analysis with thorough discussions of biographical, literary and cultural/historical context. Signed entries bring major works into focus, exploring plot, characters, themes, style, and critical reception, in addition to listings of major and minor characters, adaptations, works cited, and works of further interest. Contextual discussions support multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and multicultural curricula, bringing insight to readers of contemporary global literature.

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Features and Benefits

  • An easy-to-read layout includes standardized rubrics, helpful sidebars and 250 photographs and illustrations.
  • Coverage of major authors – like Tom Stoppard and Caryl Churchill – supplemented by entries focusing on new and emerging talent, such as David Auburn and Saartjie Botha.
  • Spotlight on global authors whose works have been written or performed in English.
  • Easy-to-follow layout to engage users.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414490402 | ISBN-13: 9781414490403

Table of Contents

10 Days on Earth by Ronnie Burkett.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin.
365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks.
36 Views by Naomi Iizuka.
The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow.
52 Degrees South by Andrew Farrell and Kevin Fegan.
Additional Particulars by Ed Simpson.
The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God by Djanet Sears.
Afterimage by Robert Chafe, adapted from the 1998 short story by Michael Crummey.
Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths.
Agokwe by Waawaate Fobister.
The Alice Trilogy by Tom Murphy.
Altyd Jonker by Saartjie Botha, with lyrics by Ingrid Jonker and music by Janine Neethling.
And Did Those Feet by Les Smith and Martin Thomasson.
Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins by Brian Christopher Williams.
Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz.
Another Home Invasion by Joan MacLeod.
August: Osage County by Tracy Letts.
Avenue Q by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.
Batavia by Richard Mills and Peter Goldsworthy, with music and lyrics by Richard Mills and Peter Goldsworthy.
Behzti (Dishonour) by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti.
Belfast Blues by Geraldine Hughes.
Betrayed by George Packer.
Bigger Than Jesus by Rick Miller.
Billy Elliot: The Musical by Lee Hall.
Blackbird by David Harrower.
Black Watch by Gregory Burke.
blood.claat by d'bi.young.
The Blue Light by Mieko Ouchi.
Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall.
Bone Cage by Catherine Banks.
born bad by debbie tucker green.
Breakfast with Mugabe by Fraser Grace.
Breathing In by Reza de Wet.
Brothers in Blood by Michael van Graan.
Building Jerusalem by Michael Redhill.
Burning by Verity Laughton.
The Carnivores by Ian Wilding.
Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner.
Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Alan Wilkins.
Cast Iron by Lisa Codrington.
Caught Red Handed by Tim Loane.
China Doll by Marjorie Chan.
Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker.
The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl.
Cloudstreet Adapted by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo from the novel written by Tim Winton.
Clubland by Roy Williams.
The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard.
Cock by Mike Bartlett.
Copper Thunderbird by Marie Clements.
Curfew by Michael Holgate.
Cut Flowers by Gavin Lawrence.
'da Kink in My Hair by Trey Anthony.
Damascus by David Greig.
The Dark Things by Ursula Rani Sarma.
Dead City by Sheila Callaghan.
The December Man (L'homme de décembre) by Colleen Murphy.
Democracy by Michael Frayn.
A Disappearing Number by Simon McBurney.
Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley.
East of Berlin by Hannah Moscovitch.
Eclipsed by Danai Gurira.
Eden by Eugene O'Brien.
Einstein's Gift by Vern Thiessen.
Elizabeth Rex by Timothy Findley.
Elmina's Kitchen by Kwame Kwei-Armah.
Enron by Lucy Prebble.
Exits and Entrances by Athol Fugard.
Fabulation: or, The Re-Education of Undine by Lynn Nottage.
Familiar by Kirsten Greenidge.
Far Away by Caryl Churchill.
The Far Side of the Moon by Robert Lepage, with music by Laurie Anderson.
Fela! By Bill T. Jones and Jim Lewis, with lyrics by Fela Kuti, Jim Lewis, Aaron Johnson, and Jordan McLean.
Flesh Wound by Ché Walker.
The Force of Change by Gary Mitchell.
Four Places by Joel Drake Johnson.
Free Outgoing by Anupama Chandrasekhar.
From These Green Heights by Dermot Bolger.
A Gift for Mom by Basil Dawkins.
Girl in the Goldfish Bowl by Morris Panych.
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? By Edward Albee.
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, translated into English by Christopher Hampton.
Grace by Craig Wright.
Habitat by Judith Thompson.
Hairspray by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 film.
Half Life by John Mighton.
Harbour by Katherine Thomson.
Harvest by Richard Bean.
Heaven by George F. Walker.
Heroes Translated by Tom Stoppard from the original 2005 French play by Gerald Sibleyras.
The History Boys by Alan Bennett.
Holding the Man by Tommy Murphy, based on the memoir by Timothy Conigrave.
Holy Day by Andrew Bovell.
Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner.
How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found by Fin Kennedy.
Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones.
I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright.
In a World Created by a Drunken God by Drew Hayden Taylor.
In Flagrante Gothico by Alice Dodd and Jillian Armenante.
Inheritance by Hannie Rayson.
In On It by Daniel MacIvor.
The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow: An Instant Message with Excitable Music by Rolin Jones.
In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
James Joyce's The Dead by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey, based on a 1914 short story by James Joyce.
James X by Gerard Mannix Flynn.
Jerry Springer: The Opera by Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee, with lyrics and music by Richard Thomas.
Jersey Boys by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth.
Keating! By Casey Bennetto.
Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire.
The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman.
Lidless by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh.
Life after George by Hannie Rayson.
The Lost Echo by Barrie Kosky and Tom Wright.
Love Loves a Pornographer by Jeff Goode.
The Modern International Dead by Damien Millar.
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall.
My Name Is Rachel Corrie Adapted by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, from original letters, emails, and journals by Rachel Corrie.
Myth, Propaganda, and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America by Stephen Sewell.
The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh.
Noah and the Tower Flower by Sean McLoughlin.
Nothing but the Truth by John Kani.
A Number by Caryl Churchill.
O Go My Man by Stella Feehily.
On the Shore of the Wide World by Simon Stephens.
Opus by Michael Hollinger.
Orson's Shadow by Austin Pendleton.
Outlying Islands by David Greig.
Palace of the End by Judith Thompson.
The People Next Door by Henry Adam.
The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh.
The Pitmen Painters Adapted by Lee Hall from the book by William Feaver.
The Play What I Wrote by Hamish McColl, Sean Foley, and Eddie Braben, with music by Gary Yershon.
Pornography by Simon Stephens.
The Producers Adapted by Mel Brooks from the film written by Mel Brooks.
Proof by David Auburn.
Pumpgirl by Abbie Spallen.
Purlie by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose, and Peter Udell, based on the 1961 play by Ossie Davis.
Pyaasa by Anusree Roy.
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Radio Golf by August Wilson.
Rafta, Rafta by Ayub Khan-Din.
Rapture by Joanna Murray-Smith.
References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by José Rivera.
Rock 'n' Roll by Tom Stoppard.
The Rubenstein Kiss by James Phillips.
Ruined by Lynn Nottage.
The Sapphires by Tony Briggs.
Scarborough by Fiona Evans.
Scenes from the Big Picture by Owen McCafferty.
The Serpent's Teeth by Daniel Keene.
The Seven by Will Power, adapted from a play by Aeschylus.
Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill.
Shades by Alia Bano.
Shane Warne: The Musical by Eddie Perfect, with music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect.
Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat by Mark Ravenhill.
[sic] by Melissa James Gibson.
Small Tragedy by Craig Lucas.
Snake in Fridge by Brad Fraser.
Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven by Young Jean Lee.
Spamalot by Eric Idle.
Spectacular by Forced Entertainment.
Spring Awakening by Steven Sater, based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind.
Stage Directions by L. Trey Wilson.
Still Angela by Jenny Kemp.
Stockholm by Bryony Lavery.
Strangers in Between by Tommy Murphy.
Stuff Happens by David Hare.
The Suitcase by Es'kia Mphahlele.
Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg.
That Face by Polly Stenham.
This Wide Night by Chloë Moss.
Thoroughly Modern Millie by Richard Morris.
The Thugs by Adam Bock.
Times Like These by John O'Keefe.
Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks.
Toy Symphony by Composed by Michael Gow.
The Twentieth-Century Way by Tom Jacobson.
The Unconquered by Torben Betts.
Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr.
Urinetown by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann.
Victory by Athol Fugard.
Vincent in Brixton by Nicholas Wright.
Void Story by Forced Entertainment.
Walkabout by Bangarra Dance Theatre, with music by David Page and Steve Francis.
The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh.
War Horse by Nick Stafford, based on the 1982 novel by Michael Morpurgo.
War of the Roses Adapted by Tom Wright and Benedict Andrews from the plays of William Shakespeare.
wAve by Sung Jung Rno.
Well by Lisa Kron.
What Happened Bridgie Cleary by Tom MacIntyre.
When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell.
Where Do We Live by Christopher Shinn.
Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring.
Which Way Is Out? By Basil Dawkins.
Wicked: The Musical by Stephen Schwartz, based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire.
The Wonderful World of Dissocia by Anthony Neilson.
Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang.
The York Realist by Peter Gill.