Red Velvet

John Logan
A play of imagined experiences based on the true story of successful 19th-century black actor Ira Aldridge, Red Velvet explores a vivid life that had disappeared from public consciousness and theatre history.
Talking About Plays
(2016)
Interview

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2012

Racing Demon

David Hare
Four clergymen seek to make sense of their mission while being torn in all directions by the Church of England. After a critically lauded debut in 1990 at London’s National Theatre, Racing Demon went on to earn universal acclaim.
Racing Demon
LA Theatre Works
(2014)
Audio Theatre

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1990

Radio Mambo

Culture Clash
The acclaimed comedy troupe Culture Clash spent three months interviewing about 70 Miami residents for this mix of vignettes about urban renewal, crime, hurricanes and immigration, as well as where to get a plate of arroz con pollo served by a six foot drag queen.
LA Theatre Works
(2001)
Audio Theatre

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Rage

Akala .
10by10 is a project developed and produced by Eclipse Theatre - Britain's leading black-led national touring company. 10 writers. 10 cities. 10 films. North London: Raymond sits in a prison cell reflecting on life on the outside.
Eclipse Theatre
(2012)
Production

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2012

Rajdarshan

Manoj Mitra
This CinePlay adaptation highlights issues of social inequality and portrays the damaging effects of power.
CinePlay
(2016)
Production

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2016

Reasons to be Happy

Neil LaBute
In the sequel to Reasons to be Pretty, Greg, Steph, Carly, and Kent return a little older, but not necessarily wiser. And don’t worry if you haven’t met them before―there’s more than enough humour and humanity to usher you into the second act of their lives.
LA Theatre Works
(2013)
Audio Theatre

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2013

Reasons to be Pretty

Neil LaBute
What does it mean to be pretty? Do you really need someone to validate your appearance? Neil LaBute tackles our obsession with physical beauty head-on in a work nominated for multiple Tony® and Drama Desk Awards.
LA Theatre Works
(2013)
Audio Theatre

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2009

Red

John Logan
The artist Mark Rothko has just hired Ken, an aspiring artist, to be his assistant—and errand boy. Ken discovers that Rothko’s temper can run hot; but as he gets to know his boss better, he finds that Rothko has opened him up to more than just painting.
LA Theatre Works
(2013)
Audio Theatre

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Reunion

David Mamet
A series of one-act plays from one of the master stage writers of our time. Through the darkly comedic Bobby Gould in Hell, Reunion and The Shawl, Mamet explores fate, divorce, family, affection and clairvoyance...
LA Theatre Works
Audio Theatre

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1976

Richard II

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s Richard II draws on Holinshed’s Chronicles, as well as Samuel Daniel’s verse history of the Wars of the Roses, with the notable addition of the garden scene.

 

Bullingbrook is banished by King Richard II – only to return with an army at his heels – in this twisting and tortuous take on how vanity, naivety and entitlement led to the betrayal and downfall of a misguided monarch.

BBC Studios
(1978)
Production
Richard II - RSC 2013
RSC
(2013)
Production

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1596

Richard III

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s history plays were written out of sequence, and Richard III was written before Richard II, its first printing describing it as a ‘tragedy’. Unusually, the play opens with a soliloquy from its protagonist.

 

The Wars of the Roses are raging and the Machiavellian Richard of York, Duke of Gloucester, is plotting to seize the throne from his brother, the undisputed King Edward IV.

BBC Studios
(1978)
Production

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1592

Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi
The jester Rigoletto is cursed after he encourages the Duke of Mantua to seduce a courtier's daughter. When Rigoletto's daughter Gilda falls in love with the Duke, the curse begins to take effect.
Carlos Álvarez and Marcelo Álvarez in Rigoletto (Photo: A Bofill)
Gran Teatre del Liceu
(2004)
Production

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1851

Rinaldo

George Frideric Handel
Robert Carsen's new version of Handel's classic fantasy of lovesick warriors and avenging witches transplants Rinaldo into a new era.
The cast of Rinaldo © Glyndebourne. Photographer: Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne
(2011)
Production

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1711

Romance

David Mamet
In this outrageous comedy, playwright David Mamet skewers everything from sexuality to the justice system to world peace. In a world where nothing is as it seems, prepare to be offended!
LA Theatre Works
(2006)
Audio Theatre

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2005

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet is one of William Shakespeare's most popular and frequently performed plays. The most iconic love story of all time, this is an epic-scale tragedy of desire and revenge.

 

Despite the bitter rivalry that exists between their families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet have fallen madly in love. But when the feud escalates into violence, the young couple embark on a dangerous mission to preserve their love at any cost.

BBC Studios
(1978)
Production
Adetomiwa Edun and Ellie Kendrick as Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's Globe
(2009)
Production
British Council
(2016)
Production
Romeo and Juliet
Audio Theatre
1595