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Description - Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors by Fin Kennedy

Six Ensemble Plays for Young Actors, published to coincide with YPPT International Conference in Liverpool (Capital of Culture) July 2008, will appeal to a wide and varied audience for young people's work within the age range 11-25 years old. Hattie Naylor's The Odyssey, is an ambitious adaptation that will challenge and appeal to young actors. Fin Kennedy's East End Tales, offers a series of innovative and adaptable monologues portraying life in the east end of London. The Playground, by Kay Adshead, explores the innocent and imaginative world of a school playground. John Retallack's Sweetpeter, deals with the issue of slavery in a lyrical, mythical way combining verse and music. Kevin Fegan's Wan2tlk, is a fast-paced, lively and streetwise play that deals with many issues including split families, peer pressure, crime, love and communication. Mike Bartlett's Stuff I Buried in a Small Town, is a traditional, naturalistic play that deals with a wide variety of issues in a convincing and authentic way.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781408106730
ISBN-10: 1408106736
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Fin Kennedy

Fin Kennedy's plays include How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found, (Sheffield Crucible Studio, 2007). Mike Bartlett's debut, My Child, (Royal Court, 2007), saw him hailed by the Stage as "one of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent times". John Retallack is the artistic director for Company of Angels. Hattie Naylor, Kay Adshead and Kevin Fegan will have their work published for the first time in this anthology.

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