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Neil Bartlett

NEIL BARTLETT

  (1958 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  represented by Leah Schmidt

Neil Bartlett is one of his generation's most respected and innovative Theatre directors. His highly individual translations of French and German classical Theatre, and charcteristically theatrical adaptations of Dickens, most of them originated while he was Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith in London, have been played around the world. His plays have premiered at the Royal Court, at the Manchester International Festival and at the National Theatre in London.

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        Angela Carter's Cinderella         Berenice         Camille         Christmas Carol, A         d(ARE) / Here Be Lions         Dispute, The         Don Juan         Dressing Up         Elsa Edgar         Everybody Loves A Winner         For Alfonso         Game Of Love And Chance, The         Girl I Left Behind Me, The         Great Expectations         Helpless         In Extremis / De Profundis         Island Of Slaves, The         Judgement In Stone, A         La Casa Azul         Lady Audley's Secret         Let them Call It Jazz         Little Match Girl, The         Magic Flute, The         MAIDS, The         Miracles         Misanthrope, The         More Bigger Snacks Now         Night After Night         Oliver Twist         Opening Of the Mouth, The         Or You Could Kiss Me         Picture Of Dorian Gray, The         Pornography         Prince Of Homburg, The         Remarkable Rocket, The         Right Pair, A         Sarrasine         School For Wives, The         Scrooge         Servant, The         Seven Sacraments Of Nicholas Poussin, The         Sleeping Beauty         Splendid's         Threesome, The         Treasure Island         Vision Of Love Revealed In Sleep, A (Part Three)         What Can You Do         Where Is Love



Angela Carter's Cinderella

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Improbable Theatre

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Pantomime

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Berenice

Berenice
emperor Vespasian has died and his son Titus has taken over. Titus is now free to marry Berenice Queen of Palestine. Titus' friend Antiochus is also in love with Berenice. the Romans object to their emperor marrying a foreigner and Titus decides not to marry Berenice. He sends Antiochus to tell her but as the Queen knows that Antiochus is in love with her she does not believe him

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Racine

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1st Published:
Absolute Classics, Bath, 1990   978-0948230301

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Translation

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Camille

Camille
all I ever wanted was a man who wouldn't ask me questions across the foyer of a crowded theatre, a handsome young man catches sight of the most expensive prostitute in town. When they meet, a mutual obsession is ignited - one that tears both their worlds apart. Set amidst the glittering splendours and miseries of 19th century Paris, Camille has scandalised and fascinated audiences and theatres, cinemas and opera houses for over a hundred and fifty years. Neil Bartlett's new version returns to the original novel for its shockingly frank and emotional portrayal of a woman who can afford anything - except to fall in love.

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Original Playwright - Alexandre Dumas fils (La Dame Aux Camelias)

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    978-1840023602

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adaptation

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Christmas Carol, A

Christmas Carol, A
Oh, but he was a squeezing, wrenching, scraping, grasping kind of a Scrooge; a clutching, covetous old sinner. . . Using only Charles Dickens' extraordinary words and a chameleon ensemble of eight actors, Neil Bartlett's 'a Christmas Carol' brings a boldly theatrical imagination to bear on a classic story.

Notes:
from book by Charles Dickens

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    978-1840023992

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adaptation

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  with doubling

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d(ARE) / Here Be Lions

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d(ARE) / Here Be Lions was borne out of a collaboration between French artist, choreographer and dancer Sandrine Buring, and playwright and director Stéphane Olry. It is inspired by Burings and Olrys artist residencies at the Hôpital de la Roche-Guyon, a hospital for children with multiple and severe neurological difficulties in France. The piece fuses dance and immersive theatre to explore with beauty and subtlety the experiences, thoughts and sensations of these enigmatic young people. There will be dance from inside a suspended glass laboratory bell jar, and voices from eight different characters attempting to vocalise disability. These two mediums  movement and text  are presented to the audience as ways in which to imagine a world that is often deemed unimaginable. Like the Latin cartographers who wrote in the spaces of the yet unexplored deserts, hic sunt leones: here are the lions.

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d(ARE) / Here Be Lions received rave reviews at the Festival dAvignon in 2012 and, profoundly moved by the experience, Theatre of Europe approached the Print Room to bring this delicate and uplifting creation to the UK, in an English translation by Neil Bartlett.

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Oberon Books, London   -

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piece

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Dispute, The

Synopsis:
What if four children had been kept locked away in darkness and complete isolation since birth? What if, tonight, they were to be released? How would bodies and minds reared in darkness respond to the first words, the first lies, the first kisses? What if you got to watch? Cruel, erotic and elegant by turn

Notes:
Original Playwright - Marivaux

1st Produced:
Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon    24 Feb 1999

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Genre:
Translation

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Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Don Juan

Synopsis:
He's a beast I tell you - a real animal. . .' What happens when you've lived only for pleasure, and you finally run out of time? When you've broken every promise, outraged every decency and slept your way through half of europe - where do you turn as the clock starts to tick towards midnight?

Notes:
Original Playwright - Moliere

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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>, 2004   978-1840024395

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Genre:
Translation

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Dressing Up

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London    1983

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Elsa Edgar

Synopsis:
elsa Maxwell high society party hostess friend of Noel Coward, the Windsors, Cole Porter. edgar Hoover head of the FBI and part time transvestite. Both compiling lists of who is in and who is out

Notes:
Written by Bob Kingdom And Neil Bartlett

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Genre:
Monologue play

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Everybody Loves A Winner

Synopsis:
fun in the bingo hall

Notes:
created by Neil Bartlett, Simon Deacon And Struan Leslie for Manchester International Festival

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Manchester International Festival

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Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  16            Other:  -

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For Alfonso

Synopsis:
In 1888, Oscar Wilde published a childrens story called the Remarkable Rocket, about a firework who fails to understand the true nature of love. On 27 September 1894, he took a boy called alfonso Conway (whom hed picked up on Worthing Pier) back to a hotel room in Brighton. Six months later, alfonso was in a solicitors office, being forced to give evidence.

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performer was Bette Bourne

1st Produced:
Brighton, Theatre Royal    21 May 2011

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Play/Drama

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Game Of Love And Chance, The

Game Of Love And Chance, The
the most famous of the hilarious, heartbreaking comedies with which Marivaux shocked and delighted eighteenth-century Paris

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Original Playwright - Marivaux

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NT

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Genre:
Translation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  cast of 6

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Girl I Left Behind Me, The

Girl I Left Behind Me, The
. . . I'm sure I'm not the only one who's thinking; hang on a minute; I seem to have the knack of pleasing ladies. In trousers? With short hair? In public? Was that allowed? Indeed it was.' a cool and contemporary look at one of the most intriguing aspects of musical theatre just what is it that makes a woman in trousers so appealing? accompanied by a piano, mezzo-soprano Jessica Walker dons a few well-chosen items of male attire, giving a supremely well-sung performance that conjures up an entire world, from the swaggering cross-dressers of the Victorian Music Hall to the ambiguous boy-heroes of Mozart and Strauss, to the back-room bulldykes of the Harlem Renaissance. Commissioned and produced by Opera North Projects with the Southbank Centre touring partner Welcome to Yorkshire. the Girl I Left Behind Me is a provocative, flirtatious, personal one woman-guide which deliciously recalls a forgotten chapter of female performance.

Notes:
written by Neil Bartlett, Jessica Walker

1st Produced:
Howard Assembly Room, Leeds    15 May 2010

Organisations:
Opera North

1st Published:
Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978-1849431972

Music:
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Genre:
musical theatre

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  musician

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Using only Charles Dickens' extraordinary words and a chameleon ensemble of eight actors, Neil Bartlett's powerful stage version of this much-loved story brings its settings and characters to thrilling theatrical life. From its opening image of little Pip, alone on the windswept marshes, to the haunted darkness of mad Miss Haversham's cobweb-strewn lair, this brand-new adaptation especially commissioned by aberystwyth Arts Centre takes its audience on a journey right to the heart of Dickens' great exploration of childhood terrors and hopes - and of adult dreams and regrets.

Notes:
from book by Charles Dickens

1st Produced:
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales    2007

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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>, 2007   978-1840027266

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

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Helpless

Helpless
although his mainstream career has recently included majorwork for the RSC and the National, the five new pieces collected here show just how close playwright and director Neil Bartlett has stayed to the radical queer cultural roots that first brought him to prominence in the early 1980s. Commissioned to be performed in spaces as various as South London's notorious Vauxhall Tavern, Brighton's theatre Royal and the pulpit of Westminster abbey, these hit-and-run Dramatic monologues bring all of his trademark wit and passion to bear on the issues that run throughout his work  the power of love, and the necessity for anger. Together, they make up a trenchantly personal take on what it feels like to have spent nearly thirty years standing up and speaking one's mind.

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1st Produced:
Vauxhall Tavern, London    -

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for World aids day

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Genre:
monologue - Gay, one act

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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In Extremis / De Profundis

In Extremis / De Profundis
On the night of 24 March 1895, Mrs Robinson, a society palm-reader, agreed to see Oscar Wilde in her London flat. Wilde's lover, Lord alfred Douglas, Bosie', was urging him to sue the Marquis of Queensberry (Bosie's father) for criminal libel. But Wilde's friends, wary of Queensberry's power, were warning him to leave town. In extremis reveals the strange turmoil of that night, as a man at the height of his fame turns to a complete stranger for advice about a potentially life-changing decision. First presented at the National theatre alongside De Profundis to mark the centenary of Oscar Wilde's death.

Notes:
Oscar Wilde

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    978-1840022056

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Genre:
Short Plays One act. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Island Of Slaves, The

Island Of Slaves, The
What will become of us? Four people, the sole survivors of a shipwreck, crawl out of the sea. Two of them are masters, and two of them are servants; and all four are about to discover what life feels like when the boot is on the other foot.

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Original Playwright - Marivaux

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1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>,    978-1840022971

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-

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Genre:
Translation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  4 actors

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Judgement In Stone, A

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novel by Ruth Rendell. Director And librettist - Neil Bartlett; music by Nicolas Bloomfield

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Genre:
adaptation Musical

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La Casa Azul

La Casa Azul
I took my tears and turned them into paintings' La Casa azul. In the electric calm of a blue-painted room, a dying woman reassembles the images of an extraordinary life. the woman is Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. the life is one of struggle - with love, with the body, with her country, and most of all, with her art. La Casa azul is a collaboration between Quebecois playwright Sophie Faucher, who also plays Frida Kahlo, and internationally acclaimed director Robert Lepage

Notes:
Sophie Faucher (text - inspired by the writings of [Frida Kahlo]). Translation Neil Bartlett. Director Robert Lepage

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Organisations:
ex-Machina (in association with the Lyric Hammersmith and Cultural Industry)

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    978-1840023480

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-

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Genre:
translation

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Lady Audley's Secret

Synopsis:
Period 1850's husband discovers wife lives and has remarried a rich old man, murder ensues

Notes:
novel by Mary e Braddon

1st Produced:
London    1988

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adaptation

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Let them Call It Jazz

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story by Jean Rhys

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Little Match Girl, The

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Notes:
From H C Andersen

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adaptation

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Magic Flute, The

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opera by Mozart

1st Produced:
London    1985

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MAIDS, The

Synopsis:
claustrophobic three-hander, with its power-plays, lesbian incest and homicide

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Genet

1st Produced:
Brighton, Old Ship Hotel    2007

Organisations:
Fairbanks Productions and Play On Words Theatre

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-

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Translation

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Miracles

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1st Produced:
Manact    1987

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Misanthrope, The

Misanthrope, The
comedy of manners centres on highly principled man who cannot bring himself to temper the truth with tact

Notes:
Original Playwright - Moliere

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Absolute Classics, Bath, 1990   978-0948230301

Music:
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Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  -

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More Bigger Snacks Now

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-

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-

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Organisations:
Theatre de Complicite

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-   -

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Piece

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Night After Night

Synopsis:
in 1958 a young married man is looking forward to a night out in London, years later his son looks back at that night

Notes:
music by Nicolas Bloomfield

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Genre:
Play with Music. - - Gay, full length

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist
In this powerful new adaptation of Dickens' classic novel, Neil Bartlett brings back to the theatre one of the angriest, funniest and most deeply felt stories about childhood ever written. Taking inspiration from the vivid world of Victorian music-hall, thirteen actors conjure up a host of unforgettable characters - Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sikes, the artful Dodger and, of course, little Oliver himself. Dickens' original words bring the dark underbelly of nineteenth-century London back to thrilling life - a city teeming with images of danger and fear, of innocence and of hope - all seen through the eyes of an astonished child.

Notes:
from book by Charles Dickens

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Oberon Books, London >>>, 2004   978-1840024272

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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Opening Of the Mouth, The

Opening Of the Mouth, The
the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) is a foundation stone of the english language. the KJV was composed as a collective project and written to be spoken. Sixty-Six Books has been created, in the spirit of the original, in the same way. Pulpit to print; stage to page; mediated through many forms oral and written, the KJV has, since its inception, been a fundamental part of written and spoken english.This is a work that has travelled to every continent of the globe. It has been shared as a melodic instrument of inspiration, illumination and mutual understanding; and it has also been wielded as a tool of colonial oppression. Sixty-Six Books is a fresh interpretation of the KJV for the new millennium, celebrating and challenging the traditions and achievements of this great work on the occasion of its 400th anniversary. the curators of this project have gathered together a formidable and inspiring line-up of the best established and emerging writing talent to produce a new version of the KJV for thetwenty-first century. each writer has created anew a book of the KJV - as prose, poetry, Drama, performance, song, or ground-breaking digital form. each writer has spoken back to the KJV with untrammeled inventiveness of the imagination. the voices of Sixty-Six Books, drawn from across five continents, innovate, transmute, transpose, reinvent and talk back to four hundredyears of history. all the works that make up Sixty-Six Books are written to be spoken. Culminating in major performance events at the Bush theatre and Westminster abbey in 2011 in London, Sixty-Six Books is a contribution towards the mutual curiosity, tolerance, and force of collective enterprise and shared humanity that characterizes the international and ancient Arts of writing and spoken performance

Notes:
Part of Sixty-Six Books: 21st-century writers speak to the King James Bible. Play is A response to the King James Bible book of Numbers

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Or You Could Kiss Me

Or You Could Kiss Me
In the winter of 2036, in a shabby apartment in Port Elizabeth, two old men search for a way to say goodbye after a lifetime spent together. In the perfect summer of 1971, in a very different South Africa, their handsome younger selves search for the courage to fall in love. and poised halfway between these two stories - one imagined, one remembered - their real-life counterparts bear witness to both the beginning and ending of an incredible journey.

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By Neil Bartlett And Handspring Puppet Company

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Handspring Puppet Company

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Oberon Books, London >>>, 2010   978-1849431002

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Play/Drama

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Picture Of Dorian Gray, The

Picture Of Dorian Gray, The
Believe me, no civilised man ever regrets a pleasure. . .As London slides from one century into the next, a young man is cursed with the uncanny ability to remain both young and beautiful while descending into a life of heartless debauchery. With its glittering dialogue, provocative imagery and radical questioning of sexual and moral freedoms all brought sharply into focus by this brand-new adaptation, Oscar Wildes infamous parable has lost none of its power to provoke and disturb.

Notes:
From Oscar Wilde. Director And librettist Neil Bartlett, music by Nicolas Bloomfield. A new stage version of Wildes black-hearted parable was commissioned by and first produced at the Abbey Theatre, Irelands national theatre in the autumn season of 2012.

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Gloria

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Oberon Books (2012) >>>    978-1849434546

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Pornography

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London    1984

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Prince Of Homburg, The

Prince Of Homburg, The
Tell me, please - is this a dream?'the night before he leads his troops into battle, the prince of Homburg strips off his uniform and goes sleepwalking. Moonstruck, his mind races with a young man's fantasies - love, ambition and victory. But when the morning comes, a single reckless act of disobediance sets in motion a chain of events that leads inexorable to the one thing he never dreamt would happen; his own death.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Heinrich von Kleist. Translated by David Bryer. Adapted by Neil Bartlett

1st Produced:
the Swan, Stratford, UK >>>    24 Jan 2002

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Royal Shakespeare Company

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Oberon Books, London >>>,    978-_1840022671

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Translation

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Remarkable Rocket, The

Remarkable Rocket, The
although his mainstream career has recently included majorwork for the RSC and the National, the five new pieces collected here show just how close playwright and director Neil Bartlett has stayed to the radical queer cultural roots that first brought him to prominence in the early 1980s. Commissioned to be performed in spaces as various as South London's notorious Vauxhall Tavern, Brighton's theatre Royal and the pulpit of Westminster abbey, these hit-and-run Dramatic monologues bring all of his trademark wit and passion to bear on the issues that run throughout his work  the power of love, and the necessity for anger. Together, they make up a trenchantly personal take on what it feels like to have spent nearly thirty years standing up and speaking one's mind.

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from story by Oscar Wilde

1st Produced:
Brighton Festival    2011

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monologue - Gay, one act

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Right Pair, A

Synopsis:
Bette Bourne and Paul Shaw have been partners both offstage and on since the late 1970s. In this whistle stop tour of their life together they explore some of their favourite scenes, some obscure gems and some things completely new. Join them for the triumph and despair, the giddy high heel moments and occasional down at heel moments of what it means to be A Right Pair.

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the show was put together with the help of Neil Bartlett and features some classic moments from gay theatre troupe Bloolips and from Gloria theatre Company (Neil Bartlett and Nicolas Bloomfield) together with excerpts from Resident Alien (Bette Bourne as Quentin Crisp) Oscar Wilde, Cavafy and Dorothy Parker - all interwoven with, and reflecting on, the story of their life together as a gay couple - plus some stunning hats and costume surprises.

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Brighton Festival Fringe    May 2012

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piece

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Sarrasine

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story by Honore de Balzac. Director And librettist Neil Bartlett, music by Nicolas Bloomfield

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School For Wives, The

School For Wives, The
Period 1660, lovers united at end amidst background of infidelity

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Original Playwright - Moliere

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Absolute Classics, Bath, 1990   978-0948230301

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Translation

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Scrooge

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based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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Christmas Show

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Servant, The

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Playwright - Robin Maugham

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Seven Sacraments Of Nicholas Poussin, The

Synopsis:
How do we mark and celebrate particular moments in our lives - the arrival of a child, the joining together of two lovers, the last goodbye? 'seven Sacraments' is a powerful piece of music theatre that searches for an answer to this question.

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Music Nicolas Bloomfield

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London Hospital, London    1997

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
although his mainstream career has recently included majorwork for the RSC and the National, the five new pieces collected here show just how close playwright and director Neil Bartlett has stayed to the radical queer cultural roots that first brought him to prominence in the early 1980s. Commissioned to be performed in spaces as various as South London's notorious Vauxhall Tavern, Brighton's theatre Royal and the pulpit of Westminster abbey, these hit-and-run Dramatic monologues bring all of his trademark wit and passion to bear on the issues that run throughout his work  the power of love, and the necessity for anger. Together, they make up a trenchantly personal take on what it feels like to have spent nearly thirty years standing up and speaking one's mind.

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Vauxhall Tavern, London    -

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monologue - Gay, one act

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Splendid's

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Original Playwright - Jean Genet

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Threesome, The

Threesome, The
Paris, 1870. adultery ought to be a serious business. . . But it's hard to keep your dignity when the cleaning lady has a fireman in your kitchen and she suspects that something is up. Not to mention the fact that your lover is not only stuck halfway up a drainpipe but is also your husband's very best friend. and as for the blackmailing taxi driver - he knows everything! the Threesome is a feast of finely tuned extra-marital mayhem from the master of French farce.

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Original Playwright - Eugene Labiche (Le Plus Hereux Des Trois)

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606 Theatre

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Oberon Books, London >>>, 2000   978-1840021554

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Treasure Island

Synopsis:
classic story of pirates and treasure. x marks the spot.

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From R L Stevenson

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Vision Of Love Revealed In Sleep, A (Part Three)

Synopsis:
Three drag queens and a naked playwright come together to tell the story of the Victorian artist Simeon Solomon. However, they go off at tangents and tell of things from their own lives and recite parts of the Song of Solomon and even do a medley of Marie Lloyd's greatest hits.

Notes:
from poem by Simeon Solomon, 1871. This replaces A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep parts one And two  both of which were one man performances

1st Produced:
Drill Hall London    1989

Organisations:
Gloria Theatre Company

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Performance Piece Piece. - - Gay, full length

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What Can You Do

What Can You Do
although his mainstream career has recently included majorwork for the RSC and the National, the five new pieces collected here show just how close playwright and director Neil Bartlett has stayed to the radical queer cultural roots that first brought him to prominence in the early 1980s. Commissioned to be performed in spaces as various as South London's notorious Vauxhall Tavern, Brighton's theatre Royal and the pulpit of Westminster abbey, these hit-and-run Dramatic monologues bring all of his trademark wit and passion to bear on the issues that run throughout his work  the power of love, and the necessity for anger. Together, they make up a trenchantly personal take on what it feels like to have spent nearly thirty years standing up and speaking one's mind.

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-

1st Produced:
Brighton    2012

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monologue - Gay, one act

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Where Is Love

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-

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1st Produced:
-    1987

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-

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