The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$18.25
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Drama- Women and Ethnic

'Ten Plagues' and 'The Coronation of Poppea' (Modern Plays)

by

'Ten Plagues' and 'The Coronation of Poppea' (Modern Plays) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In London
Came the plague in sixteen sixty five
One hundred thousand dead
But I alive.

London is infected. The dead fall in the streets. As the plague pits fill, the people of London struggle to maintain a society in the face of overwhelming mortality. Based on eye-witness accounts from 1665 and drawing poetic parallels with modern epidemics, Ten Plagues relates one man's journey through a city in crisis.

Told entirely through a series of songs, Ten Plagues explores humanity's struggle with sickness and death and celebrates our capacity for survival.

This volume also contains The Coronation of Poppea, a new version of Monteverdi's opera depicting the triumphant adultery between Poppea and Roman Emperor Nero. Tackling this tale of epic lives, Ravenhill updates Tacitus' scathing portrayal of decadence and imperial degeneracy with language which is contemporary, spare and brutally powerful.

Taking opera librettos as a foundation, this volume presents two texts for modern music theatre by the seminally controversial playwright Mark Ravenhill.

Mark Ravenhill's introduction to the volume explains the inspiration and writing process behind the two pieces.

Synopsis:

Two texts for music theatre by distinctive playwright Mark Ravenhill. Told through a series of songs, Ten Plagues explores humanity's struggle with sickness and death and The Coronation of Poppea is a new version of Monteverdi's opera depicting the triumphant adultery between Poppea and Emperor Nero.

About the Author

Mark Ravenhill is one of the most distinctive contemporary UK playwrights. He burst on to the theatre scene in 1996 with the huge hit Shopping and Fucking. He has continued to garner critical acclaim for plays that include Some Explicit Polaroids, Mother Clap's Molly House, and most recently Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat (National Theatre, Royal Court, Paines Plough, The Gate Theatre, April 2008).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781408160541
Author:
Ravenhill, Mark
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Plays
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.81 x 5.09 x 0.28 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » British and Irish Anthologies
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Women and Ethnic
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General
Transportation » Nautical » Boats » Boating

'Ten Plagues' and 'The Coronation of Poppea' (Modern Plays) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$18.25 In Stock
Product details 96 pages Methuen Publishing - English 9781408160541 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Two texts for music theatre by distinctive playwright Mark Ravenhill. Told through a series of songs, Ten Plagues explores humanity's struggle with sickness and death and The Coronation of Poppea is a new version of Monteverdi's opera depicting the triumphant adultery between Poppea and Emperor Nero.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.