The Fastest Clock in the UniverseThe Fastest Clock in the Universe



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Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408135846

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It's Cougar's birthday. He's having a party. And the gift he'd kill for is youth... In a strange room in East London the party preparations are under way. Everything has been planned to the last detail. Surely nothing can go wrong? After all, there's the specially made birthday cake, the specially written cards, the specially chosen guest of honour... and a very, very sharp knife. Philip Ridley's edgy and provocative drama caused a sensation when it premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1992, winning the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer to the Stage and the Meyer Whitworth Prize. It is now regarded as a contemporary classic. 'A bit like a ride on a ghost train... you find yourself shuddering with shock and laughing uproariously... horror has rarely been so much fun' Daily Telegraph 'Scorchingly nasty... fingers an age and its icons with terrifying accuracy' Guardian

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This volume contains Ridley's first three plays, which heralded the arrival of a unique and disturbing voice in the world of contemporary drama.

Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408142332

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This volume contains Ridley's first three plays, which heralded the arrival of a unique and disturbing voice in the world of contemporary drama. They are seminal works in the development of the 'in yer face' theatre that emerged in Britain during the mid-1990s. The three plays here all manifest Ridley's vivid and visionary imagination and the dark beauty of his outlook. They resonate with his trademark themes: East London, storytelling, moments of shocking violence, memories of the past, fantastical monologues, and that strange mix of the barbaric and the beautiful he has made all his own. The Pitchfork Disney was Ridley's first play and is now seen as launching a new generation of playwrights who were unafraid to shock and court controversy. This unsettling, dreamlike piece has surreal undertones and thematically explores fear, dreams and story-telling. The Fastest Clock in the Universe is a multi-award-winning play which caused a sensation when it premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1992. An edgy and provocative drama, it is now regarded as a contemporary classic. Ghost from a Perfect Place is a scorchingly nasty blend of comedy, spectacle and terror where a monster from the past meets the monsters of the present.

The Mathematics of Relativity for the Rest of UsThe Mathematics of Relativity for the Rest of Us



In as much as “proper time” is the time measured on a clock in its own frame of
reference, an alternative term is “local” time or relatively-stationary time. We will
use the term ... Upon cross-comparison, you own the fastest clock in the universe.

Author: Louis S. Jagerman

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781552125670

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The Mathematics of Relativity for the Rest of Us is intended to give the generally educated reader a thorough and factual understanding of Einstein's theory of relativity - including the difficult mathematical concepts, even if the reader is not trained in higher mathematics.

Played in BritainPlayed in Britain



Universe. b THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE 147 a b. a wriTTeN by
Philip Ridley (1964–) DirecTeD by Matthew Lloyd DesigNeD by Moggie Douglas
• First performed at the Hampstead Theatre, London, 14 May 1992. oTher works ...

Author: Kate Dorney

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408164808

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Published in collaboration with the V&A, Modern British Theatre in 100 Plays explores the best and most influential plays from 1945 to date. Fully illustrated with photos from the V&A's collections, the book includes essays, review excerpts, plot summaries, extracts and insight into stage and costume designs.

The Contemporary Monologue WomenThe Contemporary Monologue Women



The Fastest Clock in the Universe Philip Ridley Act 2. A dilapidated room above
an abandoned abattoir in the East End of London. Sherbet Gravel 'is seventeen
years old, long curly red hair, with lots of glamorous make-up. She is wearing a ...

Author: Michael Earley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136754548

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The Contemporary Monologue" is an invaluable resource for acting classes, competitions, auditions and rehearsals. It is an affordable and necessary tool for serious actors everywhere.

Ghost From A Perfect PlaceGhost From A Perfect Place



... the multiawardwinning The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Ghost from a Perfect
Place, Vincent River, Mercury Fur, Leaves of Glass, Piranha Heights, Tender
Napalm (nominated for the London Fringe Best Play Award), Shivered (
nominated ...

Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474227636

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If you think I'm threatened by you, you're wrong. I'm Travis Flood. I was threatening people before you were born. Back in the sixties, Travis Flood and his gang terrorised Bethnal Green. Now, after an absence of 25 years, Travis returns and meets Rio, whose haunting beauty leads him to confront a story that bears no relation to his own distorted memory. And then there's the Cheerleaders . . . a present-day gang, more vicious and terrifying that anything Travis led in the past. This edition of Ghost from a Perfect Place was published to coincide with the first major revival of the play at the Arcola Theatre, London, in September 2014.

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British PlaywrightsThe Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights



... these characters met, a chain of thought that led to his first play The Pitchfork
Disney. This play, opening in 1991 at the Bush Theatre, achieved. The Pitchfork
Disney; The Fastest Clock in the Universe; Brokenville; Vincent River; Mercury
Fur.

Author: Martin Middeke

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408159675

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The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights is an authoritative guide to the work of twenty-five playwrights who have risen to prominence since the 1980s. Written by an international team of scholars, it will be invaluable to anyone interested in, studying or teaching contemporary drama. Among the many playwrights whose work is examined are Sarah Daniels, Terry Johnson, Martin Crimp, Sarah Kane, Anthony Neilson, Mark Ravenhill, Simon Stephens, Debbie Tucker Green, Tanika Gupta and Richard Bean. Each essay features: A biographical sketch and introduction to the playwright A discussion of their most important plays An analysis of their stylistic and thematic traits, the critical reception and their place in the discourses of British theatre A bibliography of texts and critical material

Feathers in the SnowFeathers in the Snow



... stage plays: The Pitchfork Disney, the multi-award-winning The Fastest Clock
in the Universe, Ghost from a Perfect Place, Vincent River, the highly
controversial Mercury Fur, Leaves of Glass, Piranha Heights, Tender Napalm (
nominated for ...

Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472515148

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Feathers in the Snow, a family show by acclaimed playwright and children's author Philip Ridley, is an epic story of magic and migration.

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1991 1992 1994 1997 1998 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 Philip
Ridley Chronology The Pitc/yrorh Disney (Bush Theatre, London) The Fastest
Clock in the Universe (Hampstead Theatre, London) Ghost from a Perfect Place ...

Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472517371

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This second volume of Ridley's stage plays confirms him as one of the most imaginative, daring and unique voices currently working in theatre. All four plays collected here resonant with Ridley's trademark themes - East London, storytelling, moments of shocking violence, memories of the past, fantastical monologues, and that strange mix of the barbaric and the beautiful he has made all his own. Vincent River: '... a grieving mother and a traumatized teenager meet as adversaries, rough each other up and eventually bond over a barbaric act of cruelty...Ridley asks questions, lots of them, about how people respond to the loss of innocence in their lives, how they hold onto their sanity in the face of savagery and how they fight to keep the bonds of humanity intact in a mad, mad world.' Variety Mercury Fur: '...depicts a scary, post-apocalyptic London where, in their struggle to survive, a group of youths are reduced to organising parties that cater for the most perverted tastes.' Independent Leaves of Glass: 'There is a different kind of murder going on here: the murder of truth that goes on in all families to a lesser or greater degree. As with nations, a family's history is written by the victors.' Guardian Piranha Heights: 'The extravagance of Ridley's dark vision suggests a dangerously confused society in which individuals seize on random gobbets of semi-digested information and use them to construct their own personal narrative.' The Times

The American DreamsThe American Dreams



His second stage play, The Fastest Clock in the Universe, was premiered at the
Hampstead Theatre, London, in 1992 and won the Meyer-Whitworth Prize, a
Time Out Award, and both the Critics' Circle and the Evening Standard Award for
 ...

Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472537416

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"Philip Ridley is a singular writer, a prolific polymath, probably a genius, and the creator of some of the most peculiar, grotesque and compelling British plays (and films) of the last several years" (Time Out) Ridley's film debut The Reflecting Skin caused a sensation at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival and went on to win eleven international awards. Set in the Idaho farmlands of the 1950s, the film follows eight-year-old Seth through a mythical summer where reality is heightened to the level of an hallucinogenic, quasi-fantasy. The Passion of Darkly Noon is a modern fable; echoing the surrealist style of Ridley's dazzling and innovative debut film. A young man roaming the American countryside, the victim of a savage attack on his religious cult, is rescued by Callie, for whom he develops a dangerous obsession. "Provocative, shocking and disturbing, a true original...a masterpiece." (What's On)

The KraysThe Krays



... second stage play, The Fastest Clock in the Universe, was premiered at the
Hampstead Theatre, London, in 1992 and won the Meyer-Whitworth Prize, a
Time Out Award, and both the Critics' Circle and the Evening Standard Award for
Most ...

Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472574152

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Winner of the 1990 Evening Standard Film Award for Best Film Post-war East End London. Ronnie and Reggie Kray are school ground bullies brought up by a domineering mother and two devoted aunts. National Service and spells in prison expose the brutality that helps establish the twin brothers as the kings of 1960s gangland London. Philip Ridley's original, uncut screenplay, almost as notorious as its subject matter is a stylised meditation on maternal love, childhood, violence and homoeroticism and takes its place as one of the masterpieces of contemporary cinema."Ridley...reveals himself most welcomely as a genuinely innovative film maker, untrammelled by conventions and with an individualistic imagination firing on all cylinders." (The Evening Standard)

MoonfleeceMoonfleece



... multiaward-winning The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Ghost from a Perfect
Place, Vincent River, the highly controversial Mercury Fur, Leaves of Glass and
Piranha Heights, plus several plays for young people: Karamazoo, Fairytaleheart,
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Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408132777

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Moonfleece is an intense and thrilling exploration of memory and identity, with themes of contemporary resonance: racism, homophobia, and how those in authority distort both the truth and the past. This play is Philip Ridley's most direct representation yet of his hopes and fears for disadvantaged, diverse communities across the UK, as two groups of teenagers are forced to judge for themselves the prejudices and preconceptions of their parents. This is a vital, relevant and compelling story for the whole country and especially young people from all backgrounds in the UK. The plot follows Curtis, who has arranged a secret meeting in a flat of a derelict tower block. Years ago, when he was a child, Curtis lived here before tragedy struck in the form of his elder brother's death. Now Curtis is seeing his brother's ghost. With the aid of Gavin and Tommy, fellow members of the right wing political party of which he is a leading figure, and his ex-girlfriend, Sarah, Curtis aims to find out why this ghost is haunting him. Things, however, do not go as planned and a hitherto secret story has to be revealed. A story that will change Curtis's life forever.

In Yer Face TheatreIn Yer Face Theatre



(Cougar in Philip Ridley's The Fastest Clock in the Universe) Because they
dramatize the messy jumble of events, metaphors make goodhistory, andmost
accounts oftheatre arefull ofthem: writers explode onto the scene; revolutions
break out ...

Author: Aleks Sierz

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571318490

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The most controversial and newsworthy plays of British theatre are a rash of rude, vicious and provocative pieces by a brat pack of twentysomethings whose debuts startled critics and audiences with their heady mix of sex, violence and street-poetry. In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression by what in other contexts has been called Generation X, or Thatcher's Children, the 'yoof' who grew up during the last Conservative Government. The book argues that, for example, Trainspotting, Blasted, Mojo and Shopping and F**king are much more than a collection of shock tactics - taken together, they represent a consistent critique of modern life, one which focuses on the problem of violence, the crisis of masculinity and the futility of consumerism. The book contains extensive interviews with playwrights, including Sarah Kane (Blasted), Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and F**king), Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney), Patrick Marber (Closer) and Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane).

Mercury FurMercury Fur



... stage plays: The Pitchfork Disney, the multi-awardwinning The Fastest Clock in
the Universe, Ghost from a Perfect Place, Vincent River, the highly controversial
Mercury Fur, Leaves of Glass, Piranha Heights, Tender Napalm (nominated for ...

Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408141526

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Challenging new play by the enfant terrible of dark, disturbing drama Elliot is panicking. The party that he and his brother Darren have been planning has been brought forward - to tonight. In a lawless, ravaged city, where memories of the past have been brutally erased, the boys and their team survive by realising their clients' darkest fantasies. But just how far are they prepared to go in trading humanity for information? As the light fades and events spiral out of control it becomes clear that on the success of the evening hangs not just their security, but their existence. The world is at its worst...let the party begin. Mercury Fur is a challenging new work containing some explicit scenes that may cause offence. Published to tie-in with the play's premier at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth and The Chololate Factory, London in February 2005, produced by Paines Plough. "Philip Ridley is a singular writer, a prolific polymath, probably a genius, and the creator of some of the most peculiar, grotesque and compelling British plays (and films) of the last several years" Time Out

Celebrity Biographies The Amazing Life Of Jude Law Famous ActorsCelebrity Biographies The Amazing Life Of Jude Law Famous Actors



Over the next few years, Jude was working in theatre and had been doing roles
in a touring production of Pygmalion and Philip Ridley's provocative and edgy
drama, 'The Fastest Clock in the Universe' in London. It was one of his major
roles ...

Author: Matt Green

Publisher: Matt Green

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Ever wondered how Jude Law rose to stardom? David Jude Heyworth Law, professionally known as Jude Law was born on 29 December, 1972 in Lewisham, London, England. Both of his parents, Peter and Maggie Law were school teachers. Later in his life, at one point of time, he commented that his father was the youngest Head Master in the schools of London in his time. He was raised in the locality of south London. His earlier years were spent in Blackheath and he was being educated in John Ball Primary School and Kidbrooke School in early stages, but soon he felt that the school environment did not suit him and he immediately changed the school. He has got a great voice, a classically handsome face and a great acting talent. He was nominated for Academy Awards a number of times and has been awarded with many other reputed awards of the world cinema. His personal life, unfortunately has been a matter of gossips since long and he was not as successful in his personal life as he was in professional life. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

The PoltergeistThe Poltergeist



This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere performance at London's Southwark Playhouse, which was performed live and live-streamed around the world in November 2020.

Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350241176

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'Art's my hobby too.' Hobby?! Sasha was destined to take the art world by storm. At the age of fifteen pop stars wanted his paintings, and a new exhibition was going to make him a rich man. But now he serves in a stationers, and no one's even heard of him... what went wrong? Philip Ridley's darkly comic new play is about art, family, memory, and being haunted by the life we never lived. This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere performance at London's Southwark Playhouse, which was performed live and live-streamed around the world in November 2020.

Sex on StageSex on Stage



... Loot (UK), What the Butler Saw (UK), Mark Ravenhill Some Explicit Polaroids,
Philip Ridley The Pitchfork Disney and The Fastest Clock in the Universe; Simon
Kane, Casarotto Ramsay and A & C Black for Sarah Kane Blasted and Cleansed
 ...

Author: Andrew Wyllie

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841502038

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Examines how British playwrights, actors, and directors brought women's sexuality and gay and lesbian issues to the cutting-edge of drama after World War II. This book combines close reading of plays with descriptions of the theoretical and socio-political context of their first productions and subsequent reception.

DisgracedDisgraced



... Let the Wind Carry Me Home (NT Studio and Southwark Playhouse); The
Permanent Way (Guildhall); Phaedra (National Theatre Studio); Bloodline (
Synergy Theatre Company); Fastest Clock in the Universe (Oval House and
Shunt Vaults); ...

Author: Ayad Akhtar

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472525468

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Page: 112

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Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2013. New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life. But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging. After taking US audiences by storm in a sold out run in New York, Disgraced transferred to the Bush Theatre in London in 2013.

Theatre RecordTheatre Record



... The Fastest Clock in the Universe , Ghost from a Perfect Place ( with an
autobiographical introduction that ' s a novella in itself ) French ' s : Terence
Frisby : Funny About Love ; Noel Gay / Abi Grant et al : Radio Times ; John
Godber : Perfect ...

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