Scene da:
Shopping and Fucking di Mark Ravenhill, regia di Max Stafford-Clark
prima rappresentazione: 26.09.1996, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
una coproduzione Royal Court/Out-of-Joint
con Kate Ashfield, Pearce Quigley, Nicolas Tennant



La trama:

When Mark sets off for a drug rehabilitation centre to get help for his heroin habit, his flatmates, Lulu and Robbie, have to look for a way to earn money.
An interview for a shopping channel leads to Lulu being given three hundred ecstasy tablets to sell. Meanwhile Mark is thrown out of the centre for taking up a "personal relationship" and meets up with an underage rent-boy, Gary. Things go badly with Robbie and Lulu's drug-dealing: in debt to Brian, a drugs baron, they try to make the money back through telephone sex.
When Mark brings Gary home, he offers to pay off their debts if they will play out his masochistic fantasies. Lulu and Robbie realise too late how violent Gary's fantasies are and, ultimately, it is Mark who brings Gary's life to an end.

Mark Ravenhill,

His first work, Fist (1995), is a monologue written for a charity performance for the AIDS research.
His first full-lenght play, Shopping and Fucking, was produced by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre. His second play, Faust, was produced by Actors Touring Company in 1997 and in 1998 Paines Plough produced Sleeping Around.

Scene da:

Mojo di Jez Butterworth, regia di Ian Rickson
con Kate Ashfield, Pearce Quigley, Nicolas Tennant


La trama:

Mojo is set in a club in Soho in 1958. Ezra, the owner, tries unsuccessfully to protect himself (in the end, he is chopped up and put in a fridge) and his protégé Silver Johnny, whom he wants to turn into a rock star, from a gang of small-time crooks and his psychotic son, Baby. The slang may be from the period, but the personal relationships belong more to the 1990s, with a mixture of black humour and exciting, witty exchanges. In The Sunday Times, John Peter described it as "almost as if Tarantino and young Pinter had got together to write a comedy-thriller."

Jez Butterworth
Drammaturgo/Playwright/Auteur dramatique/Bühnenautor
Mojo is Jez Butterworth's first play, for which he received the 1995 George Devine Award for Promising Playwright, the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the 1995 Oliver Award for Best Comedy. Mojo ha debuttato per la regia di Ian Rickson al RCT nel 1995. Il film tratto da Mojo è stato presentato alla Mostra del Cinema di Venezia.

Lettura in italiano di brani da:

Attempts on her Life di Martin Crimp,
regia di Tim Albery
con Silvia Guidi, Fabio Mascagni, Barbara Nativi


La trama:

A symbolic character, Anna, a dramatic and convincing variation of Zelig, takes on multiple identities, sometimes turning into a porno star, the girl from next door, a terrorist... This all happens without her ever appearing on stage, whilst all the other characters (or rather, the voices to whom the director gives voice and identity) continue to talk about her obsessively. A recurrent theme of Crimp's work is the threatening presence of modern communications: answering machines, televisions and cameras constantly waiting to pounce. The characters continue to talk about things they know nothing about because they have all constructed their own personal images.

Martin Crimp
He began as a playwright in 1982 with Living Remains. His most successful works include: Definitely the Bahamas, 1987; Dealing with Clair, 1988 (starring Tom Courtenay); Play with Repeats, 1989; No One Sees The Video, 1990; Getting Attention, 1991; The Treatment, 1993; Attempts To Her Life, 1997 directed by Tim Albery. In 1996 he wrote an adaptation of Le Misanthrope by Molière, for the Young Vic.


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