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Theatre

I am a playwright. I show
What I have seen.
In the man markets
I have seen how men are traded. That
I show, I, the playwright.

Bertolt Brecht

Burning Books
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 09 October 2018 13:15

Burning Books

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There will be a performance of “Burning Books” at Quorn Grange Hotel, Loughborough, Leics., on 23rd November. Jess Green’s most recent story of protest, teaching and what is happening in today’s schools has struck a chord with many, and we hope that you are able to come along. Ask yourself,…
The Political History of Smack and Crack: thrills, spills and the need for revolution
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 19 August 2018 23:04

The Political History of Smack and Crack: thrills, spills and the need for revolution

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Ed Edwards contributes an essay on the political background to his brilliant new play, after a short review by Mike Quille. The Review: An outstanding dramatisation of the social consequences of neoliberal capitalism on young men and women by Mike Quille There have been many stimulating plays with political themes…
Wonderland
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 26 February 2018 16:04

Wonderland

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Ross Bradshaw reviews a recent play at the Nottingham Playhouse about the 1984 Miners' Strike. Wonderland, written by Beth Steel, was the first play of the new artistic director at Nottingham Playhouse, Adam Penford. It ended with a full house and an almost completely standing ovation. It was, I gather, not the first…
Delacroix, Hamlet and Horatio before the Gravediggers, 1843
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 11:04

Shakespeare’s Gravediggers – the first appearance of working people on the world stage

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Jenny Farrell discusses the prophetic politics of the Gravedigger scene in Shakespeare's Hamlet, in which class-based justice and fundamental human equality are discussed by those whose task it will be to 'set right the time' by revolutionary upheaval. The scene is the first appearance of working people on the world stage.…
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