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David Short

DAVID SHORT  

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below is a list of David Short's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Eva         Gods Don't Play (Ice-)Hockey, The         Jenufa



Eva

Synopsis:
The premiere of Gabriela Preissovas Czech masterpiece, later forming the basis for J.B. Foersters famous opera, Eva, in its first ever English translation. Written in 1890, this epic drama charts impoverished seamstress Evas downfall. Evas expectations are put to the test as the limitations of love become clear. The claustrophobic class hierarchies, prejudices and gossip of a small village are dissected in this moving tale of sacrifice, loss and hope. This is a script-in-hand performance by the Invertigo Take-over ensemble.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Garbriela Preissova. Adapted by Steffan Donnelly from a translation by David Short

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Invertigo Take-over ensemble

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

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Gods Don't Play (Ice-)Hockey, The

Synopsis:
Tomas is a full back in a local extra-league ice-hockey team famous for his tough and unyielding approach. In his private life, though, he is a very sensitive, poem-writing man. Kristian is a folk singer neither very well known nor successful. He is in fact a total opposite of Tomas: he tries to write lyric songs but is very cynical in his personal life. One day they both meet in a bar, become friends after an initial quarrel, and their lives are changed. Moreover, an 18 year old Gypsy called Zaneta gets involved in their lives. . .A comedy with some elements of Ancient Greek tragedy is set in the milieu of the lowest classes in an industrial town in the North of the Czech Republic.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Petr Kolecko

1st Produced:
Drama Studio, usti nad Labem    2008

Organisations:
Cinoherni studio

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama Translation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Jenufa

Synopsis:
Gabriela Preissov„ was just 28 when her Drama of love, jealousy and possession thrilled and scandalised Prague audiences in 1890. Despite becoming familiar as the basis of Janacek's opera Jenufa, Preissova's play Her Stepdaughter has not been performed in Britain until no~ in this new adaptation by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Irma Brown. It's a stark, cruel tale that ought to seethe with frustration and desire; so how have Wertenbaker and Brown contrived to make it so slow and sludgy? Inspired by real-life events, the story is set in a claustrophobic Moravian village. Two halfbrothers, Steva and Latsa, are at loggerheads over the ownership of their dead mother's mill, left to the feckless, drunken Steva by his equally irresponsible father. Their need for possession extends also to Jenufa, their beautiful cousin, who is the stepdaughter of the socially respected widow Kostelnichka. Between them, the three people who claim to love Jenufa destroy her. Latsa slashes her face with a knife and permanently mars her beauty; Steva and Kostelnichka attack her even more horribly, the former by impregnating and abandoning her and the latter by murdering her baby.
- Sam Marlowe, The Times

Notes:
Adaptation by Timberlake Wertenbaker from "Her Stepdaughter' by Gabriela Preissova. Literal translation by David Short

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Natural Perspective

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2007   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  7            Other:  -

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