Weldon Rising Disappeared

"Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is the finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Alistair Macaulay, Financial Times) Weldon Rising: Downtown New York.

 Weldon Rising     Disappeared

"Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is the finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Alistair Macaulay, Financial Times) Weldon Rising: Downtown New York. The temperature is soaring. In the meat-packing district, Natty Weldon's lover is casually butchered by a homicidal homophobe. The witnesses do not intervene. Natty flees in terror, two lesbians watch from their apartment window and a flamboyant transvestite prostitute cowers in the street below. But life changes for them after the murder. Disappeared: Sarah Casey, a travel agent who has never been anywhere, meets the mysterious Elston Rupp in a bar in New York's Hell's Kitchen. They walk out together and she is never seen again. Was she murdered, has she escaped from the city of loners, or has she simply vanished? Nagy is "the laconic laureate of this spiritual wasteland" (Paul Taylor, Independent)

Weldon Rising Disappeared

822.8 N152we Methuen Modern Plays First published in Great Britain 1996 by Methuen Drama an imprint of Reed International Books Ltd Michelin House , 81 Fulham Road , London SW3 6RB and Auckland , Melbourne , Singapore and Toronto and ...

 Weldon Rising     Disappeared

Weldon Rising. Downtown New York. The temperature is soaring. In the meat-packing district, Natty Weldon's lover is casually butchered by a homicidal homophobe. The witnesses do not intervene. Natty flees in terror, two lesbians watch from their apartment window and a flamboyant transvestite prostitute cowers in the street below. But life changes for them all after the murder. Disappeared. Sarah Casey, a travel agent who has never been anywhere, meets the mysterious Elston Rupp in a bar in New York's Hell's Kitchen. They walk out together and she is never seen again. Was she murdered, has she escaped from the city of loners, or has she simply disappeared?

Nagy Plays 1

"Young playwrights don't come much hotter than Phyllis Nagy" (Daily Telegraph) Includes her three Royal Court -performed plays Weldon Rising "Here is the best new play I have seen in many months.

Nagy Plays  1

"Young playwrights don't come much hotter than Phyllis Nagy" (Daily Telegraph) Includes her three Royal Court -performed plays Weldon Rising "Here is the best new play I have seen in many months...This play is exciting because it is well written, unusually constructed and morally serious." (Financial Times); in Butterfly Kiss "Nagy captures the texture of a life and writes short, vivid, often disturbingly erotic scenes...it's a play that leaves me proclaiming Nagy a writer of real talent" (Guardian), Disappeared (winner of the Mobil Prize,1995) "A piece that gets right under your skin...There's no neat solution to Nagy's conundrum, just a fog of fear, despair, and most remarkably of all, a final mirage of escape. Spine-tingling stuff" (Daily Telegraph) The Strip, "kaleidoscopic and hugely accomplished dissection of fate, love and chance" (Independent) "Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is the finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Financial Times)

Nagy Plays 1

Weldon Rising; Disappeared; The Strip; Butterfly Kiss Phyllis Nagy. Introduction. The four plays collected in this volume emergedinLondon(one of them, Disappeared, at first on tour) in a concentrated period of just over three years in ...

Nagy Plays  1

"Young playwrights don't come much hotter than Phyllis Nagy" (Daily Telegraph) Includes her three Royal Court -performed plays Weldon Rising "Here is the best new play I have seen in many months...This play is exciting because it is well written, unusually constructed and morally serious." (Financial Times); in Butterfly Kiss "Nagy captures the texture of a life and writes short, vivid, often disturbingly erotic scenes...it's a play that leaves me proclaiming Nagy a writer of real talent" (Guardian), Disappeared (winner of the Mobil Prize,1995) "A piece that gets right under your skin...There's no neat solution to Nagy's conundrum, just a fog of fear, despair, and most remarkably of all, a final mirage of escape. Spine-tingling stuff" (Daily Telegraph) The Strip, "kaleidoscopic and hugely accomplished dissection of fate, love and chance" (Independent) "Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is the finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Financial Times)

In Yer Face Theatre

Billington, Michael, One Night Stands: A Critic's View of Modern British Theatre, Nick Hern, 1993. Billington, Michael, 'Fabulous five', ... Nagy, Phyllis, Plays: 1 – Weldon Rising; Butterfly Kiss; Disappeared; The Strip, Methuen, 1998.

In Yer Face Theatre

The most controversial and newsworthy plays of British theatre are a rash of rude, vicious and provocative pieces by a brat pack of twentysomethings whose debuts startled critics and audiences with their heady mix of sex, violence and street-poetry. In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression by what in other contexts has been called Generation X, or Thatcher's Children, the 'yoof' who grew up during the last Conservative Government. The book argues that, for example, Trainspotting, Blasted, Mojo and Shopping and F**king are much more than a collection of shock tactics - taken together, they represent a consistent critique of modern life, one which focuses on the problem of violence, the crisis of masculinity and the futility of consumerism. The book contains extensive interviews with playwrights, including Sarah Kane (Blasted), Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and F**king), Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney), Patrick Marber (Closer) and Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane).

Theatre in Crisis

... a young playwright Phyllis Nagy Phyllis Nagy's plays include Weldon Rising , Disappeared , The Strip , Never Land ... The contemporary theatre is decadent because it has lost the feeling on the one hand for seriousness and on the ...

Theatre in Crisis

Theatre in Crisis? Performance Manifestos for a New Century is a wide-ranging look at the state of contemporary theater practice, economics, and issues related to identity, politics, and technology. The volume offers a snapshot dissection of where theater is, where it has been and where it might be going through the voices of established and emerging theater artists and scholars from the UK, US, and elsewhere. Contributors: Maria M. Delgado & Caridad Svich • Oliver Mayer, Jorge Cortiñas, Neena Beber, & Craig Lucas • Jim Carmody • Roberta Levitow • Peter Lichtenfels & Lynette Hunter • Michael Billington • Claire H. Macdonald • Anna Furse • Phyllis Nagy • Max Stafford-Clark • Len Berkman • DD Kugler • Tori Haring-Smith • John London • Kia Corthron • Alice Tuan • Ricardo Szwarcer • Peter Sellars • Dragan Klaic • Lisa D’Amour • Paul Heritage • Matthew Causey • Andy Lavender • Jon Fosse • Erik Ehn • Matthew Maguire • Shelley Berc • Ruth Margraff • Martin Epstein • Mac Wellman • Goat Island

Never Land

"Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is the finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Alistair Macaulay, Financial Times) Nagy's latest play is a blend of chilling humour and surrealism, interconnected ...

Never Land

Nagy's latest play is a blend of chilling humour and surrealism, interconnected issues of sex, truth, sincerity, psychology and mystery. "Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is the finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Alistair Macaulay, Financial Times) "Whereas much contemporary playwriting is egregious, anorexic, short-winded and uncluttered, Nagy writes sinuously and elegantly, working towards a theatrical coalescence of plot, dialogue and swiftly changing scenic representation that is as exciting as it is unusual" (Michael Coveney)

Blood on the Stage 1975 2000

She is particularly attuned to the moral and spiritual apathy of modern life, especially in urban culture. ... Nagy's Weldon Rising (first produced at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, 1992) is a dark comedy unfolding on the ...

Blood on the Stage  1975 2000

Discussing more than 80 full-length plays, this volume provides an overview of the most important and memorable theatrical works of crime and detection produced between 1975 and 2000. Each entry includes a plot synopsis, production data, and the opinions of well-known and respected critics and scholars.

Blasted Phaedra s Love

Methuen Modern Plays also available Claire Dowie Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt ? and other stand - up ... Hearts Club Phyllis Nagy Weldon Rising & Disappeared Joe Penhall Some Voices & Pale Horse Stephen Poliakoff Sweet Panic ...

Blasted   Phaedra s Love

In January 1995, Sarah Kane's first full-length play, Blasted, opened at the Royal Court Theatre. It became the cause celebre of the theatrical year, making front-page headlines and outraging critics with its depiction of rape, torture and violence in civil war. This two-play volume brings together Blasted and Phaedra's Love, Kane's radical reworking of Seneca's classical tragedy of incest and unrequited lust, which premiered at the Gate Theatre, London, in May 1996.

Plays 1

954009 Weldon Rising first published by Plays International in 1992 , by Methuen Drama in Plays by Women : Ten in 1994 , in one volume with Disappeared in 1996. Copyright © 1992 , 1994 by Phyllis Nagy Butterfly Kīss first published by ...

Plays  1

This collection, which includes Nagy's best-known and highly acclaimed plays, is published to tie in with the major production of her new play Neverland at the Royal Court Theatre where she is the writer in residence.

Rage And Reason

have been Weldon Rising in which I veered away from my usual method of writing plays and just made a deliberate decision to write the play right now, and as a result it ... So, yes, Ava is my commentary on modern womanhood gone berserk.

Rage And Reason

Women playwrights speak about their art and the theatre in this collection of interviews about a key decade of British drama. Twenty leading contemporary dramatists discuss their work from the perspective of being both writers and women. Each talks about the state of the theatre now, the craft of playwrighting, and the pressures of working within a male dominated environment. The book also features Sarah Kane's very last public interview. 'What I think is so exciting about the response to a number of the plays written by women in the last ten years is that they are popular with audiences - because they've got this quality, this energy and this culture that hasn't been seen much on stage before: a humour, sexiness and wit that's been missing' - Charlotte Keatley

Some Voices Pale Horse

... Bang - A - Bang & Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club 0 413 70450 5 ************** Phyllis Nagy Weldon Rising & Disappeared ... Drama Michelin House 81 Fulham Road London SW3 ORB Some Voices & Pale Horse Methuen Drama Methuen Modern Plays.

 Some Voices     Pale Horse

A volume containing the scripts of two Joe Penhall plays which were premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs during 1994 and 1995.

Alternatives within the Mainstream II

... Nagy moved to London in the nineties, where many of her plays subsequently premiered. Her work for the stage includes Weldon Rising (1992), Butterfly Kiss (1994), Trip's Cinch (1994), The Scarlet Letter (1995), Disappeared (1995), ...

Alternatives within the Mainstream II

Alternatives Within the Mainstream II follows from the first volume’s dedication to a critical appreciation of and a tracing of trajectories of the theatres of our Others on the British stage. The first volume Alternatives Within the Mainstream: British Black and Asian Theatres traced a history of Black and Asian British plays, playwrights, theatre companies and theatre voices. The two volumes celebrate the plurality on the post-war British stage in terms of class, gender, race and sexualities. Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: Queer Theatres in Post-war Britain is an introduction to queer sexualities and their presence on the post-war British stage. From an introduction which addresses the possibilities of an undoing of repressiveness in desiring another, this volume charts a history of queer on the British stage, from a climate of sexual repressiveness and criminalisation, to a period of legal acceptance of homosexual desire. It covers gay, les, trans and queer British theatres, the influence of American queer theatre, AIDS consciousness, black queer theatre and television drama. Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: Queer Theatres in Post-war Britain is aimed as an introductory text which introduces the several plays, playwrights, theatre companies and queer theorists to students and scholars of contemporary queer British theatres. This book is dedicated to Anthony Blair and the Labour government for bringing in the Civil Partnerships Act.

The Talented Mr Ripley

The first stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's famous crime novel Tom Ripley is a criminal with an ambiguous past.

The Talented Mr Ripley

The first stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's famous crime novel Tom Ripley is a criminal with an ambiguous past. He is sent to Italy by a wealthy financier to try and coax home the rich man's son. In the process Ripley becomes both attracted and seduced, finding the murder the only way to deal with the situation. From that point Ripley tries to cover up his crime. Patricia Highsmith's beguiling tale of morality and amorality is given a dramatic rendering by contemporary dramatist Phyllis Nagy, who knew Highsmith in her later years in Paris. "Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is the finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Financial Times)

Bondagers The Straw Chair

Methuen Modern Plays also available Claire Dowie Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt ? and other stand - up ... Hearts Club Phyllis Nagy Weldon Rising & Disappeared Joe Penhall Some Voices & Pale Horse Stephen Poliakoff Sweet Panic ...

Bondagers   The Straw Chair

Bondagers, a story of women workers on the great Borders farms in the last century, is a play about land and the misuse of land.

Theatre Record

... Phyllis Nagy , Plays 1 : Weldon Rising , Butterfly Kiss , Disappeared and The Strip in the Classical Greek Dramatists series , Aeschylus , Plays 2 -Oresteia , translated by Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish , Sophocles , Plays 1 ...

Theatre Record


Europe The Architect

... Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club Shane Kane Blasted & Phaedra's Love Phyllis Nagy Weldon Rising & Disappeared Joe Penhall ... 81 Fulham Road London SW3 ORB David Greig Europe & The Architect Methuen Drama Methuen Modern also available.

 Europe     The Architect

EUROPE is set in a railway station at an unnamed border town where old and new Europeans weave a tale of love, loss and longing. THE ARCHITECT charts the rise and fall of Leo Black, once an idealistic and idolised designer, whose magnificent visions are now crumbling, along with his family, in the light of grubby reality.

Plays International

PICK OF THE MONTH Phyllis Nagy - Plays : 1 ( Methuen , £ 9.99 ) [ . wish I could go with the flow . ... in Weldon Rising , the transvestite who speaks of himself in the third person : ' Marcel forgets nothing .

Plays International


International Who s who of Authors and Writers

1967-68 ; Cofounder Princeton Project 55 1989 ; launched political movt Democracy Rising 2001 ; presidential cand . ... Publications : Eisenhower and the Jews , 1953 ; Menachem Ribalow : The Flowering of Modern Hebrew Literature ( trans ...

International Who s who of Authors and Writers