National Theatre Connections 2013

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Drawing together the work of ten leading playwrights - a mixture of established and current writers - National Theatre Connections 2013 offers young performers between the ages of thirteen and nineteen everywhere an engaging selection of plays to perform, read or study.

Each play is specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department and reflects the past year's programming at the venue in the plays' ideas, themes and styles. The plays are performed by ...

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Overview

Drawing together the work of ten leading playwrights - a mixture of established and current writers - National Theatre Connections 2013 offers young performers between the ages of thirteen and nineteen everywhere an engaging selection of plays to perform, read or study.

Each play is specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department and reflects the past year's programming at the venue in the plays' ideas, themes and styles. The plays are performed by approximately 200 schools and youth theatre companies across the UK and Ireland, in partnership with multiple professional regional theatres where the works are showcased.

The volume features an introduction by Anthony Banks, Associate Director for the National Theatre Discover Programme, and each play includes notes from the writer and director addressing the themes and ideas behind the play, as well as production notes and exercises.

Published to coincide with the 2013 Connections festival, and the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, this year's collection features work from Howard Brenton, Jim Cartwright, Lucinda Coxon, Ryan Craig, Stacey Gregg, Jonathan Harvey, Lenny Henry, Jemma Kennedy, Morna Pearson, and Anya Reiss.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408184363
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/16/2013
  • Series: Plays and Playwrights Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Banks is Associate Director for the National Theatre Discover Programme, where he commissions scripts for the Connections seasons, the Primary Theatre programme and Shakespeare Schools Festival, and curates a variety of projects and events for lifelong learning.

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Table of Contents

Soundclash by Lenny Henry; Forty-Five Minutes by Anya Reiss; I’m Spilling My Heart Here by Stacey Gregg; Ailie and the Alien by Morna Pearson; Mobile Phone Show by Jim Cartwright; What Are They Like? by Lucinda Coxon; Don’t Feed the Animals by Jemma Kennedy; The Guffin by Howard Brenton; Tomorrow I’ll Be Happy by Jonathan Harvey; We Lost Elijah by Ryan Craig

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