Noughts Crosses

" "Premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Noughts & Crosses has been adapted for the stage by Dominic Cooke from Malorie Blackman's best-selling novels."--BOOK JACKET.

Noughts   Crosses

With echoes of Romeo and Juliet, Noughts & Crosses is an electrifying, bittersweet love story set in a society divided by racial bigotry and a world rocked by terrorism. Sephy (a Cross) is the daughter of the Deputy Prime Minister. Callum is the son of a Nought agitator. United by a shared sense of injustice as children, and separated by intolerance as they grow up, their desire to be together begins to eclipse all family loyalty - sparking a political crisis of unimaginable proportions. Premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Noughts & Crosses has been adapted for the stage by Dominic Cooke from Malorie Blackman's best-selling novels.

Eurydice

... Noughts and Crosses (Royal Shakespeare Company), Silverland(Lacuna, ... Award Commendation for Marina in Dominic Cooke's RSC production of Pericles.

Eurydice

An inventive take on the classic myth, Eurydice is by the highly-acclaimed US playwright Sarah Ruhl and includes magical, dreamlike surrealism, lyrical beauty and heart-rending pathos. Eurydice is in love with Orpheus. Her dead father has advice for her wedding but his letters can't get through to the land of the living. At last one does. With her father's words in her hand, she crashes down a flight of stairs and wakes in the underworld, her memory wiped. How will she ever get home? With a style that is light and precise, but also wildly imaginative, this play sees Alice in Wonderland meet Greek myth. Eurydice is a playful and highly original take on a timeless tale of loss, grief and redemption. When she received her MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grant, she was given this verdict: "Sarah Ruhl, 32, playwright, New York City. Playwright creating vivid and adventurous theatrical works that poignantly juxtapose the mundane aspects of daily life with mythic themes of love and war."

Theatre Record

Theatre Record


Affair of the Heart

Noughts. and. Crosses. Adapted. by. Dominic. Cooke ... I haven't read the Malorie Blackman novel which Dominic Cooke has adapted and directed for the RSC; ...

Affair of the Heart

A book of selected theatre reviews from 1992 to 2020 from one of the foremost authorities on British theatre. Starting each chapter is a brief commentary on the developments of that era and the social, political and cultural context within which this theatre was being produced. Also included are key obituaries and letters in response to reviews written, providing a rich collection of curated archival material. Following on from his first collection, One Night Stands, Michael Billington's chronicle offers a rich, authoritative insight into British theatre over the last 3 decades from his unique professional perspective. It begins with Tony Kushner's UK premiere of Angels in America at the National Theatre in 1992 and culminates with Inua Ellams's celebrated adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters at the same venue almost 30 years later. En route, we're exposed to the fallibility of theatre criticism through his much-regretted original criticism of Sarah Kane's Blasted and its role in identifying major talents at the first opportunity. Having recently retired from his 48-year position as the Guardian newspaper's drama critic during which time he wrote around 10,000 theatre reviews, Michael Billiington was Britain's longest-serving theatre critic. Through his work, he was present at an eye-watering number of premieres during this time and witnessed first-hand the exciting developments in British theatre over the past 30 years and the substantial pressures it faced - never more so than today.

Hybrid Cultures Nervous States

... Days of Significance by Roy Williams (transfer of RSC production, March 2008); ... Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman, adapted by Dominic Cooke ...

Hybrid Cultures  Nervous States

While cultural diversity and hybridity have often been celebrated, they also challenge traditional concepts of national and cultural identity OCo challenges which have caused considerable anxiety. Various disciplines have often investigated the impact of cultural hybridity, multiculture, and (post)colonialism in relative isolation and with a tendency towards over-theorization and loss of specificity. Greater interdisciplinary cooperation can counter this tendency and encourage sustained comparisons between different former empires and across language boundaries. This volume contributes to such developments by combining contributions from history, English and German studies, cultural geography, theatre studies, and film studies; by covering both the colonial and the postcolonial period; and by looking comparatively at two different (post)colonial contexts: the United Kingdom and Germany.The result is productive dialogue across the distinct colonial and migration histories of the UK and Germany, which brings out divergent concepts of cultural difference OCo but, importantly, without neglecting similarities and transnational developments. The interdisciplinary outlook extends beyond political definitions of identity and difference to include consumer culture, literature, film, and journalism OCo cultural and social practices that construct, represent, and reflect personal and collective identities. Section I discusses the historical and contemporary role of colonial experience and its remembrance in the construction of national identities. Section II follows on by tracing the reflections of (post)coloniality and twentieth-century migration in the specific fields of economic history and consumer culture. Section III centres on recent debates about multiculture and national/cultural identity in politics, literature, and film."

Hidden Gems Contemporary Black British Plays

... Days of Significance by Roy Williams ( transfer of RSC production , March 2008 ) , Soho Theatre : trade by debbie tucker ... Hackney Empire : De Botty Business by Benjamin Zephaniah ( 5 March 2008 ) , Noughts and Crosses by Malorie ...

Hidden Gems  Contemporary Black British Plays

This is a collection of six extraordinary plays, all of which experiment with form, subject matter, and genre in order to comment on the modern black experience in terms of culture, politics, and performance. It includes: B is for Black, Moj of the Antarctic, The Sons of Charlie Paora, Brown Girl in the Ring, Something Dark, and 35 Cents.

Plays International

The RSC's Civic Hall season does not open till late November and runs till early February next year . Dominic Cooke , now the new artistic director of the Royal Court in London , has adapted and directs Noughts and Crosses from Malorie ...

Plays International