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Dancing Bears (NHB Modern Plays)

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Dancing Bears (NHB Modern Plays)

Lunghezza:
55 pagine
32 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jun 14, 2015
ISBN:
9781780014487
Formato:
Libro

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The twisted loyalties and violence in teenage gangs is laid bare.

This play was originally published in the volume Charged, a collection of plays about the lives of women in the criminal justice system, and was commissioned and premiered by Clean Break, a theatre and education company working with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system.

Pubblicato:
Jun 14, 2015
ISBN:
9781780014487
Formato:
Libro

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Dancing Bears (NHB Modern Plays) - Sam Holcroft

Sam Holcroft

DANCING BEARS

NICK HERN BOOKS

London

www.nickhernbooks.co.uk

Contents

Title Page

Original Production

Characters

Dancing BearsSam Holcroft

About the Author

Copyright and Performing Rights Information

Dancing Bears was originally performed as part of Charged, a cycle of six plays produced by Clean Break and first performed at Soho Theatre, London, on 10 November 2010. The cast was as follows:

DANCING BEARS

Sam Holcroft

Characters

AARON, teenager, male

DEAN / RAZOR KAY, teenager, male / teenager, female

RETARD / CHARITY, teenager, male / teenager, female

ANGRY / BABYMOTHER, teenager, male / teenager, female

Three of the four actors will play both a male and female.

Setting

The stage floor is a bed of hot coals. The characters firewalk across the coals, stepping from foot to foot to distribute the pain. Different behaviours alleviate or aggravate the pain; sometimes the pain is acute, sometimes so subtle as to be almost imperceptible.

The floor is alive with red-hot coals.

AARON emerges out of the dark. He wears tracksuit trousers and a sweatshirt covering his head with its hood pulled up. He treads across the coals. It is clear they burn his feet through his shoes. He shuffles from foot to foot to distribute the pain. But his enthusiasm for football distracts from the pain.

AARON. The problem with the English is their lack of cooperation: instead of passing to each other, yeah, they hold the ball. I don’t know whether it’s the love of football that makes them see nothing but the football, or whether it’s something to do with the way we learn in schools. Because, like, in Brazil, even before you get to school, even if you don’t never go to school, you’ll be playing football on the streets as kids. But it’s different, it’s called Futsal there, and it’s not so

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