Methuen Drama Book of 21st Century British Plays : "Blue/orange"; "Elmina's Kitchen"; "Realism"; "Gone Too Far!"; "Pornography" Paperback
Edited by Aleks Sierz
Part of the Play Anthologies series
The Methuen Drama Book of 21st Century British Plays showcases five of the best new plays from the first decade of the twenty-first century.
A perfect reminder of the relevance, vitality and innovation of British theatre, this collection represents some of the most exciting plays to emerge in recent years.
Joe Penhall's multi-award-winning Blue/Orange was heralded as 'one of the best new plays in the National's history' (Sunday Times).
Set in a mental hospital it provides a riveting exploration of racism, health and power, and was the winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play 2001.
Elmina's Kitchen by Kwame Kwei-Armah, about gun crime and the struggle to make a living on Hackney's Murder Mile, marked the emergence of a major new writing talent. 'An exquisite tragi-comedy for our times' (Herald) Neilson's Realism dramatises the everyday life and increasingly bizarre fantasies and thoughts of its protagonist with comic zeal and inspired inventiveness.
Gone Too Far! explores a London community divided by race and prejudice. The first play to be written about the London 7/7 terrorist bombings, Simon Stephens' Pornography tells seven entwining stories of people's lives during the day leading up to the catastrophic event.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 26/02/2010
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9781408123911