Harvey Plays: 1

Beautiful Thing; Babies; Boom Bang-a-Bang; Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408177722

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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Jonathan Harvey's most popular plays collected in one volume for the first time. Contains the smash hit plays Beautiful Thing - a bittersweet tale of the joys and trials of living cheek-by-jowl in a Thamesmead housing estate; Babies - based on the playwright's experiences as a teacher which was 'mercilessly robbed from a particular night when I arrived at a pupil's birthday party to be entertained by a drag queen dressed as the Queen'; The Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club - set among the low-life of Soho, centring on the Marti, a gay man of a certain age, who can't believe that anyone might fancy him; and Boom Bang-A-Bang - a play about a gathering to view the Eurovision song contest.

Beautiful Thing

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822217176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 70

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THE STORY: Jamie and Ste (short for Steve) are teenage neighbors in a working-class housing project in London. Jamie is bookish and shy while Ste is more athletic. Neither one has an ideal home life: Jamie's mother Sandra is bitter over her financi

Harvey Plays: 2

Guiding Star; Hushabye Mountain; Out in the Open

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474279201

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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A new collection of the latest plays from the writer of Beautiful Thing and TV's Gimme, Gimme, Gimme "JONATHAN HARVEY has an athletic and fantastical imagination, bawdy, funny and joyously blasphemous" Sunday Times GUIDING STAR: "Dry, funny, truthful, the writing buzzes with graceful perception and Scouse sarcasm...one of the best new plays of the year" Daily Mail HUSHABYE MOUNTAIN: "You would have to have a heart hewn from granite not to respond warmly to Jonathan Harvey's latest play" Guardian OUT IN THE OPEN: "A touching exploration of grief, the secrets and lies that evolve in friendships and the difficulty of telling the truth to those we love" The Times

National Theatre Connections 2013

The Guffin; Mobile Phone Show; What Are They Like?; We Lost Elijah; I'm Spilling My Heart Out Here; Tomorrow I'll Be Happy; Soundclash; Don't Feed the Animals; Ailie and the Alien; Forty-Five Minutes

Author: Howard Brenton,Jim Cartwright,Lucinda Coxon,Ryan Craig,Stacey Gregg,Jonathan Harvey,Lenny Henry,Jemma Kennedy,Morna Pearson,Anya Reiss

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140818494X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 592

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Drawing together the work of ten leading playwrights Â? a mixture of established and current writers Â? National Theatre Connections 2013 offers young performers between the ages of thirteen and nineteen everywhere an engaging selection of plays to perform, read or study. Each play is specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department and reflects the past year's programming at the venue in the plays' ideas, themes and styles. The plays are performed by approximately 200 schools and youth theatre companies across the UK and Ireland, in partnership with multiple professional regional theatres where the works are showcased. The volume features an introduction by Anthony Banks, Associate Director for the National Theatre Discover Programme, and each play includes notes from the writer and director addressing the themes and ideas behind the play, as well as production notes and exercises. Published to coincide with the 2013 Connections festival, and the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, this year's collection features work from Howard Brenton, Jim Cartwright, Lucinda Coxon, Ryan Craig, Stacey Gregg, Jonathan Harvey, Lenny Henry, Jemma Kennedy, Morna Pearson, and Anya Reiss.

Out In The Open

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140811805X

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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The brilliant new play from the writer of Beautiful Thing "What you don't know, don't hurt you" Tony's ready to live-it-large and love again. But his efforts to step back on to the scene are hampered by a secret his friends, Monica and Kevin, should have told him a long time ago. Out in the Open is a funny and caustic exploration of love and the limits of friendship set over a long, hazily hot summer weekend in London. Directed by Kathy Burke, Out in the Open premiered at London's Hampstead Theatre in March 2001 and transferred to Birmingham Rep.

Babies

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140815529X

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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Winner of the George Devine Award in 1993, Babies premiered at the Royal Court theatre, London in September 1994 Liverpudlian Joe Casey is twenty-four, gay and a form tutor at a south-east London comprehensive. Joe's life is spliced between the drug-using excesses of his lover Woodie and the advances of his female pupils (and their mothers). A warm and funny comedy by the author of the 1993 hit Beautiful Thing.

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man LP

What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

Author: Steve Harvey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061999571

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Steve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years, whether it's through the "Strawberry Letters" segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can't figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it's because they're asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve lets women inside the mindset of a man and sheds light on concepts and questions such as: The Ninety Day Rule: Ford requires it of its employees. Should you require it of your man? The five questions every woman should ask a man to determine how serious he is. And much more . . . Sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book you must read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships.

Canary

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408135108

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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Canary is multi-award winning playwright Jonathan Harvey's long-awaited return to the stage: a deeply moving, funny, unflinching, and often magical story about love, honesty and being brave enough to sing out at the top of your voice - with style. In 1960s Liverpool two lovers hide their homosexuality in the closet, then go their separate ways. While pits close and dole queues grow, a couple of runaways find Heaven in 1980s London. And today the paparazzi chase a love story that could tear a family apart. Then a grieving mother gets lost up a mountain, with a vicar for some dubious consolation. With a unique richness of texture and range, Canary combines pathos and humour with a wildly ambitious scope crossing decades through cyclical family histories. The diverse character list includes a primetime TV host, Queen Isabella, Eleanor Rigby, an 'aversion therary' doctor, Mary Whitehouse and striking miners. Skilfully pulling these wide-ranging threads together, Canary provides a social overview of Britain during the last 50 years, with a focus on the struggle against homophobia. Jonathan Harvey's trademark style of warmth, poignancy, humour and imagination is obvious in this epic, Liverpudlian Angels in America for the 21st century.

Harvey

A Comedy in Three Acts

Author: Mary Chase

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822205005

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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THE STORY: When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him c

The Lovely Bones

Author: Alice Sebold

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759527737

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. The Lovely Bones is such a book - a phenomenal #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its narrative artistry, its luminous clarity of emotion, and its astoniishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world. "My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973." So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on eath continue without her - her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable traged and loss, The Lovely Bones succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy "A stunning achievement." -The New Yorker "Deeply affecting. . . . A keenly observed portrait of familial love and how it endures and changes over time." -New York Times "A triumphant novel. . . . It's a knockout." -Time "Destined to become a classic in the vein of To Kill a Mockingbird. . . . I loved it." -Anna Quindlen "A novel that is painfully fine and accomplished." -Los Angeles Times "The Lovely Bones seems to be saying there are more important things in life on earth than retribution. Like forgiveness, like love." -Chicago Tribune

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Author: Barbara Robinson

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573617454

Category: Drama

Page: 53

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The six mean Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke cigars (even the girls) and then become involved in the community Christmas pageant.

The Confusion of Karen Carpenter

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230770584

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2001

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Hello. There are two things you should know about me: 1) My name is Karen Carpenter. 2) Just before Christmas my boyfriend left me. I’m not THE Karen Carpenter. I just have the most embarrassing name in Christendom. Particularly as I’m no skinny minny and don’t play the drums. I can’t even sing. I’m tone deaf. I work in a school in the East End. (Where I came third in a ‘Teacher we’d most like to sleep with’ competition amongst the Year 11 boys) My Mum’s driving me mad. She’s come to stay and is obsessed with Scandi crime shows and Zumba. Oh yeah. The boyfriend. After eleven ‘happy’ years he left me. No explanation just a post it on the kettle when I got in from work. I think I’m handling it really well. I don’t think I’m confused at all. What was my name again?

Guiding Star

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9780413736109

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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A major play from one of Britain's best young dramatists On 15 April 1989 Terry Fitzgibbon and his two sons survived the Hillsborough disaster. Nine years later, his struggle to come to terms with the tragedy that shook a city is tearing his family apart. Haunted by survivor's guilt, Terry is oblivious to the conflict in his own home, the pain he is inflicting on his wife and the very real tragedy that is unfolding for his neighbours. Guiding Star premièred at the Everyman Theatre Liverpool, in September 1998 and transferred to the Royal National Theatre in November of that year.

All She Wants

Author: Jonathan Harvey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230765432

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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‘Laugh out loud’ Marian Keyes ‘Hugely Enjoyable’ Kathy Burke There are some things in life you can always rely on. Living in the shadow of your ‘perfect’ brother Joey, getting the flu over Christmas, and your Mother showing you up in the supermarket. Then there are some things you really don’t count on happening: a good dose of fame, getting completely trashed at an awards ceremony, and catching your fella doing something unmentionable on your wedding day. This is my story, it’s dead tragic. You have been warned... Jodie Xx

The Treachery of Beautiful Things

Author: Ruth Long

Publisher: Speak

ISBN: 0142426067

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 363

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Years after the forest seemingly swallowed her brother whole, Jenny, whose story about Tom's disappearance has never been believed, sets out to finally say goodbye, but instead she is pulled into a world of faeries and other creatures.

Song of Renewal

Author: Emily Sue Harvey

Publisher: Fiction Studio Books

ISBN: 1936558963

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Song of Renewal received glowing acclaim upon its hardcover release. Now, Emily Sue Harvey has dramatically expanded this extraordinarily touching work to allow us to experience its riches at new levels.The Wakefields seem to have everything. Garrison is a hugely successful graphic artist. Liza is an active member of the community and a patron of the arts. Their 16-year-old daughter Angel is bright, beautiful, and a gifted dancer. At the same time, though, they have traded away many of their dreams. Garrison gave up a future as an accomplished painter to make money. Liza suspended her own dancing career to raise a family. And Angel is setting aside her ambitions to live her mother’s dream.When Angel gets into a car accident that kills her first love, the Wakefields’ lives turn on a dime. While Angel lies in a coma from which even the best prognosis is devastating, Garrison and Liza sit by her side, their once-passionate marriage in tatters. As their heartache over Angel builds, Garrison and Liza struggle to rediscover who they once were—and who they were meant to be. They come to realize that it will take everything they have within themselves to heal Angel, heal their hearts, and renew the power of their love.At once romantic, inspiring, and empowering, Song of Renewal is a rare bauble of a novel, one with something to say to every family.

Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844678822

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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Explores cities as the origin of revolutionary politics, where social and political issues are always at the surface, using examples from such cities as New York City and Mumbai to examine how they can be better ecologically reorganized.

Haunting Violet

Author: Alyxandra Harvey

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408816725

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts, especially since her mother has worked as a fraudulent medium for a decade. Violet has taken part in enough of her mother's tricks to feel more than a little jaded about anyhting supernatural. The ghosts, however, believe in Violet and she's been seeing them everywhere. One ghost in particular needs Violet to use her emerging gift to solve her murder . . . and prevent the ghost's twin sister from suffering the same fate.

The Wilderness

A Novel

Author: Samantha Harvey

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385529481

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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An Orange Prize Finalist A Man Booker Prize Nominee Winner of the 2009 Betty Trask Prize A Guardian First Book Award Nominee Jake is in the tailspin of old age. His wife has passed away, his son is in prison, and now he is about to lose his past to Alzheimer’s. As the disease takes hold of him, Jake’s memories become increasingly unreliable. What happened to his daughter? Is she alive, or long dead? Why is his son imprisoned? And why can’t he shake the memory of a yellow dress and one lonely, echoing gunshot? Like Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, The Wilderness holds us in its grip from the first sentence to the last with the sheer beauty of its language and its ruminations on love and loss. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Out on Stage

Lesbian and Gay Theatre in the Twentieth Century

Author: Alan Sinfield

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300081022

Category: Social Science

Page: 407

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This intriguing, authoritative book tracks stage representations of lesbians and gay men from Oscar Wilde to the present day and examines scores of British and American plays and playwrights, including works by Wilde, Maugham, Coward, Hellman, O'Neill, Le Roi Jones, and Joe Orton.