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'The intention is always to arrive at the truth.' - Nicolas Kent 'This book, based on interviews with people who are actively employed in the field is both engaging and practical.
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Five specially commissioned discussions of verbatim theatre - in the words of the people who make it. 'What a verbatim play does is flash your research nakedly. It’s like cooking a meal but the meat is left raw.’ - Max Stafford-Clark Plays which use people’s actual words as the basis for their drama are not a new phenomenon. But from the stages of national theatres to fringe venues and universities everywhere, ‘verbatim’ theatre, as it has come to be known, is currently enjoying unprecedented attention and success. It has also attracted high-profile criticism and impassioned debate. In these wide-ranging essays and interviews, six leading dramatists describe their varying approaches to verbatim, examine the strengths and weaknesses of its techniques and explore the reasons for its current popularity. They discuss frankly the unique opportunities and ethical dilemmas that arise when portraying real people on stage, and consider some of the criticisms levelled at this controversial documentary form. 'The intention is always to arrive at the truth.' - Nicolas Kent 'This book, based on interviews with people who are actively employed in the field is both engaging and practical. The discussions are as wide ranging as verbatim theatre itself.' - Youth Drama Ireland
The Doonesbury gang careens towards middle age in the 1990s, with Boopsie and B.D. in relationship therapy, Mike joining the ranks of the unemployed, and Zonker moving back home
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Grab your Dramamine--it's Silly Season, and the election handicappers are losing their shirts. Kudos to Rick Redfern for the first bombshell: His evidence that Quayle handlers conspired to silence a federal prisoner causes Dano to wail and editors to bail. Out on the campaign trail, Mark Slackmeyer tracks His Incumbency, causing a stir by serving up accurate--if incomprehensible--transcripts of primo Bushspeak. Meanwhile, over in aisle two of the Cosmic Supermarket, Jerry Brown, Insider, has doubled his shelf-life by repackaging himself as Jerry Brown, Outsider. And as Roland and Rick find themselves in the tank for the semi-flawed character from Arkansas ("Look out, Mt. Rushmore!"), the two Dukes, David and Uncle, conspire as only distant cousins can.Of course, things are tough all over--as everyone but Poppy has noticed. Of the core Doonesbury cast in What Is It, Tink, Is Pan in Trouble? only one has a job that requires getting out of bed. As Mike enters his second year of full unemployment, and B.D. realizes he needs to get a post-Ground War life, ex-nanny Zonker finesses the recession by returning home to his terrified parents.