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Royal Court Theatre

Works: 790 works in 1,236 publications in 2 languages and 20,927 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical drama  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Other, Editor, Actor, Publisher
Classifications: PR6065.S18, 822.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Royal Court Theatre
The heretic by Richard Bean( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new play from award winning and prolific British playwright Richard Bean
Our country's good : based on the The playmaker, a novel by Thomas Keneally by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 473 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
Alaska by D. C Moore( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank is an ordinary bloke who likes smoking, history and playing House of the Dead 3. He can put up with his job on a cinema kiosk until a new supervisor arrives who is younger than him. And Asian. The conflict that arises provokes a spiral of lies and eventual violence that uncovers Frank's façade and raises questions about identity and race in modern Britain
The beauty queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play's terrifying denouement
Iranian nights by Tariq Ali( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 233 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 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road by Jim Cartwright( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and Danish and held by 208 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
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 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribes by Nina Raine( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 204 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 195 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
Talking to terrorists by Robin Soans( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 193 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
The steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the county home in Baltinglass, Co. Dublin, in about 1932, The Steward of Christendom sees Lear-like Thomas Dunne, ex-Chief Superintendent of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, trying to break free of history and himself." "The Steward of Christendom premiered to great acclaim at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, in April 1995, and returned to the main stage in September."--BOOK JACKET
Greenland by Howard Brenton( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 183 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
Not quite Jerusalem by Paul Kember( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming on strong : new writing from the Royal Court Theatre by Nick Grosso( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 170 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
Cries from the mammal house by Terry Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry and me by Nigel Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My night with Reg by Kevin Elyot( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin Elyot's 'My Night with Reg' follows the ups and downs of a circle of gay friends in London over a period of several years, and tackles with brutal honesty the impact that AIDS/HIV had on the gay community during its height in the 1980s, as well as examining the pain of unrequited love and the joy of friendship. The play was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 31 March 1994
Breathing corpses by Laura Wade( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 163 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 lonesome West by Martin McDonagh( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers living alone in their father's house after his death find it impossible to exist without violent disputes over even the most mundane topics. The young local priest tries to reconcile them before their squabbling leads to carnage
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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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Our country's good : based on the The playmaker, a novel by Thomas KeneallyAlaskaThe beauty queen of LeenaneIranian nightsGerman plays : plays from a changing countryHysteria : or fragments of an analysis of an obsessional neurosisTribesEnron