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Royal Court Theatre

Works: 667 works in 966 publications in 2 languages and 20,477 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Historical drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Performer, Other, Publisher, Editor, Actor
Classifications: PR6065.S18, 822.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Royal Court Theatre
Our country's good : based on the The playmaker, a novel by Thomas Keneally by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Country's Good is a 1990 play written by British playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel The Playmaker. The story concerns a group of Royal Marines and convicts in a penal colony in New South Wales, in the 1780s, who put on a production of The Recruiting Officer. First staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 10 September 1988, directed by Max Stafford-Clark. It ran on Broadway in 1991
The beauty queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Student Edition of Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane features expert and helpful annotation, including a scene-by-scene summary, a detailed commentary on the dramatic, social and political context, and on the themes, characters, language and structure of the play, as well a list of suggested reading and questions for further study and a review of performance history. Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely spinster in her early forties, and Mag her devilishly manipulative age
Iranian nights by Tariq Ali( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A protest, in the form of a drama, against the banning of Salman Rushdies' Satanic Verses
German plays : plays from a changing country( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hysteria : or fragments of an analysis of an obsessional neurosis by Terry Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribes by Nina Raine( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Billy's family, like every other, is a club, with its own private language, jokes and rules. You can be as rude as you like, as possessive as you like, as critical as you like. Arguments are an expression of love, and after all, you love each other more than anyone in the world. Don't you? But Billy, who is deaf, is the only one who actually listens. When he meets Sylvia, he decides he finally wants to be heard."--Publisher's description
Enron by Lucy Prebble( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are you kidding me? Did we take Advantage? That's what we do, that's how the world works! When you Ask, 'Did you take Advantage?', I hear 'Do you make A living?', 'Do you breathe in And out?', 'Are you A man?'! Yes, we took Advantage! And the only difference between me And the people judging me is they weren't smart enough to do what we did.'' One of the most infamous scandals in financial history becomes A theatrical epic in Lucy Prebble's new play. Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, it follows A group of flawed men And women in A narrative of greed And loss which reviews the tumultuous 1990s And casts A new light on the financial turmoil in which the world finds itself in 2009
Road by Jim Cartwright( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Danish and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scullery, clochard Céleste, est le guide éthylique d'une odyssée nocture le long d'une rue lépreuse du vieux Lancashire. Il nous trimballe de la chambre à la cuisine, du salon aux pavés de la rue, dans un monde de sexe et d'alcool où jeunes, moins jeunes, vieux, clochards, chômeurs, prostituées, skins et laissés pour compte se heurtent et se côtoient, sans jamais s'apitoyer sur leur sort. Road aborde de front notre époque avec un humour féroce et caustique, une impertinence corrosive, une vraie violence sociale. On passe du réalisme sordide à la poésie baroque
The steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United KingdomTheatre Programs. Sydney Festival
Greenland by Howard Brenton( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greenland is set on the eve of the General Election last June. A Labour candidate, a Peer of the Realm, a drunk, and a middle-aged woman much concerned with the decline of the nation all become involved in an unfortunate series of incidents. The second half is set 700 years into the future and dramatises the gap between their expectations of Utopia and its realisation
Coming on strong : new writing from the Royal Court Theatre by Nick Grosso( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume contains a preface by Stephen Daldry, Artistic Director at the Royal Court, and an introduction from Dominic Tickell, Director of the Royal Court Young People's Theatre, on the background and continued success of their programme to generate and encourage new writing for the theatre
Not quite Jerusalem by Paul Kember( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry and me by Nigel Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cries from the mammal house by Terry Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My night with Reg by Kevin Elyot( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een groepje homoseksuele vrienden ontdekt dat ze allemaal met ene Reg naar bed geweest zijn, die echter het AIDS-virus bleek te dragen
Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Caryl Churchill's play about the deliberate choices women must make about their own presentation for advancement in a patriarchal world. Includes commentary before the play and interviews with the playwright, director and cast members after the play
Talking to terrorists by Robin Soans( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Talking to Terrorists' is a play commissioned by the Royal Court and Out of Joint. The writer, director Max Stafford-Clark, and actors interviewed people from around the world who have been involved in terrorism. They wanted to know what makes ordinary people do extreme things." "As well as those who crossed the line, they met peacemakers, warriors, journalists, hostages and psychologists. Their stories take us from Uganda, Israel, Turkey, Iraq and Ireland - to the heart of the British establishment."--BOOK JACKET
Breathing corpses by Laura Wade( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One mangled woman's body is rotting in a storage crate and another has been dumped in a city park
The heretic by Richard Bean( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new play from award winning and prolific British playwright Richard Bean
Aunt Dan and Lemon : a play by Wallace Shawn( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aunt Dan & Lemon takes us into the world of a young recluse named Lemon (alias Leonora) who spends her nights reading chronicles of Nazi atrocities. Lemon tells the audience about the overwhelming influence in her life of her parents' friend "Aunt Dan," an eccentric, passionate professor whose stories and seductive opinions enthrall Lemon from the time she is a young girl. The relationship that develops between Lemon and Aunt Dan and the conversations that went on in a small house on the bottom of an English garden form the focus of this play about political orientation and the allure of certain ideas-even if they lead to murder. A forceful play exposing the banality of society's evil, Aunt Dan & Lemon explores the ease with which good and bad become reconciled in the human mind
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Alternative Names

controlled identityEnglish Stage Company

Court Theatre

Court Theatre London

Divadlo Royal Court

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

Karaliskais galma teātris (Londona, Lielbritānija)

London (England). Royal Court Theatre

Londonas Karaliskais galma teātris

Royal Court.

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

Royal Court Theatre

Royal Court Theatre (London)

Royal court theatre Londres

Royal Court Theatre Upstairs


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The beauty queen of LeenaneIranian nightsGerman plays : plays from a changing countryHysteria : or fragments of an analysis of an obsessional neurosisTribesEnronThe steward of ChristendomComing on strong : new writing from the Royal Court Theatre