The Theatre of Simon Stephens

The Theatre of Simon Stephens

Author: Jacqueline Bolton

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 1474238645

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Simon Stephens is one of Britain's and arguably Europe's pre-eminent playwrights. He has garnered numerous awards for both his original works and his adaptations, with his adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time winning 7 Olivier Awards including Best Play and enjoying acclaim on Broadway. In the first book to provide a critical account of the full variety of Stephens's work, Jacqueline Bolton gives a detailed analysis of his plays and their production, reviews current discourses around his work and offers a framework for future enquiry. Essays from Basil Chiasson (University of Calgary), James Hudson (University of Lincoln) and Cristina Delgado-Garcia (Manchester Metropolitan University) provide additional international perspectives, while contributions from theatre practitioners Sean Holmes, Marianne Elliot, Sarah Frankcom and Sebastian Nuebling illuminate the work from a director's viewpoint. Since the beginning of his professional career in 1998, Stephens's award-winning plays have been translated into over a dozen languages, been produced on four continents, and feature prominently in the repertoires of theatres across Europe. His collaborations with actors, directors, dramaturgs, designers, novelists, musicians and choreographers have produced a dramaturgically diverse body of plays, musicals, adaptations, texts and monologues. As Bolton demonstrates, this extensive oeuvre has been animated by a search for optimism within chaos and violence. In its coverage of work from 1998's Bluebird to Carmen Disruption in 2015, the Companion contextualizes Stephens's ouevre through his embrace of aesthetics and processes encountered in European theatre and, in particular, the impact this has had upon attitudes towards the function of writing and the role of the audience in live performance. The Companion serves as an engaging study of one of the most restlessly creative and important dramatists of our generation.
The Theatre of Simon Stephens
Language: un
Pages: 304
Authors: Jacqueline Bolton
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-23 - Publisher: Methuen Drama

Simon Stephens is one of Britain's and arguably Europe's pre-eminent playwrights. He has garnered numerous awards for both his original works and his adaptations, with his adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time winning 7 Olivier Awards including Best Play and enjoying acclaim
Simon Stephens: A Working Diary
Language: un
Pages: 312
Authors: Simon Stephens
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-21 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

2014 was a spectacular year for playwright Simon Stephens, who has been described by the Independent as 'a brilliant writer of immense imagination' and by the Financial Times as having 'emerged in this millennium as an outstanding playwright'. 2014 was a year for Simon Stephens which featured a high number
The Theatre of Simon Stephens
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Jacqueline Bolton
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-17 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Simon Stephens is one of Britain's and arguably Europe's pre-eminent playwrights. He has garnered numerous awards for both his original works and his adaptations, with his adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time winning 7 Olivier Awards including Best Play and enjoying acclaim
Stephens Plays: 1
Language: un
Pages: 352
Authors: Simon Stephens
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-01 - Publisher: A&C Black

First collection from the 2004 Pearson Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens Plays: 1 brings together four of the early plays from the winner of the 2002 Pearson Best New Play Award. Since Bluebird in 1998, Stephens has gained recognition for humane plays that display a sharp observation and compassionate response to
Rage
Language: un
Pages: 80
Authors: Simon Stephens
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-06 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Simon Stephens' explosive play Rage was written as a counterpoint for Elfriede Jelinek's Wut. Composed as 31 high-energy scenes, each one is based on a series of photos by Joel Goodman which captured the excitement and the mayhem of New Year's Eve 2015/16 in Manchester city centre. Published in the