Events

100 Great Plays for Women: Women Behaving Badly

In her groundbreaking book 100 Great Plays for Women, director Lucy Kerbel set out to challenge the commonly-held assumption that 'there are no good plays for women'.

In a series of thought-provoking sessions, well-known, obscure, much-loved and forgotten plays, all included in the book, are discussed and performed.

Women Behaving Badly

Plays covered: The Killing of Sister George by Frank Marcus, The Maids by Jean Genet, The Boston Marriage by David Mamet, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball and Attempts on her Life by Martin Crimp

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Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Saturday 8th November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

100 Great Plays for Women: War

In her groundbreaking book 100 Great Plays for Women, director Lucy Kerbel set out to challenge the commonly-held assumption that 'there are no good plays for women'.

In a series of thought-provoking sessions, well-known, obscure, much-loved and forgotten plays, all included in the book, are discussed and performed.

War

Plays covered: Cockroach by Sam Holcroft, Women of Troy by Euripides, Goodbye My Fancy by Fay Kanin, Pax by Deborah Levy and Summer by Edward Bond

With guest speaker Sam Holcroft.

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Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Saturday 15th November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

Howard Brenton at the October Gallery

No One Speaks The Language Of Those YearS: An Evening of Speculation with Howard Brenton & Michael March

Acclaimed British Dramatist Howard Brenton and the renowned poet and writer Michael March combine forces for this special event. Brenton will read from several of his historical plays. 'To show how a dramatisation can try to reach out to mind sets we no longer share, views of the world we cannot grasp - a British Celt two thousand years ago, a King who believes in his divine right to rule, a patriarchal politician etc. These two masters of language collaborate to create an evening 'rich in gold'.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the October Gallery website.

Contributor/Speaker:
Howard Brenton

Date:  Wednesday 19th November 2014 7.00pm
Location:  October Gallery, London

100 Great Plays for Women: The World of Work

In her groundbreaking book 100 Great Plays for Women, director Lucy Kerbel set out to challenge the commonly-held assumption that 'there are no good plays for women'.

In a series of thought-provoking sessions, well-known, obscure, much-loved and forgotten plays, all included in the book, are discussed and performed.

The World of Work

Plays covered: A Chat with Mrs Chicky by Evelyn Glover, Nine Till Six by Aimee and Philip Stuart, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, Contractions by Mike Bartlett and The Stepmother by Gita Sowe

With guest speak Gilli Bush-Bailey.

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Book:
100 Great Plays for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Lucy Kerbel

Date:  Saturday 22nd November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London

In Context: Documentary & Verbatim Theatre

A session exploring documentary and verbatim theatre from the 1960s to the present day through the work of Alecky Blythe, David Hare, Max Stafford-Clark and others.

Speakers including Alecky Blythe (London Road), Bella Merlin (Professor of Acting, University of California, Davis) and Chris Megson (Royal Holloway, University of London) consider the development and popularity of the form as well as methods used by playwrights, directors and actors.

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Contributors/Speakers:
Alecky Blythe, Bella Merlin

Date:  Tuesday 25th November 2014 11.30am
Location:  Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London