Dark Vanilla Jungle and other monologues

Dark Vanilla Jungle and other monologues

by Philip Ridley

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It was a very hot day – dazzling sunshine! – and Mum – she was wiping sweat from her neck. No, not wiping. Dabbing . . . Dab . . . Dab. Mum was a beauty. Not like me. And don't tell me I am because you'll be lying and I won't thank you for it. Not today. Not when this whole thing – us, here - is about me telling the truth.

The latest from Philip Ridley is a beautiful, breathtaking new drama about one girl's craving for family and home, and the lengths she will go to achieve them.

Dark Vanilla Jungle embarked on a national tour of Great Britain in spring 2014.

This edition also features a selection of previously unpublished monologues by Philip Ridley alongside the play.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472530837
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2014
Series: Modern Plays
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
File size: 459 KB

About the Author

Philip Ridley was born in the East End of London, where he still lives and works. He is a contemporary artist, poet, novelist, film-maker and one of the country's most celebrated living playwrights. Ridley has been described as 'probably a genius' (Time Out), 'a visionary' (Rolling Stone), 'the master of modern myth' (Guardian) and 'the best British playwright of the last 20 years' (Aleks Sierz, author of In-Yer-Face Theatre). His plays include Ghost From A Perfect Place, Leaves of Glass, Mercury Fur, Moonfleece, Piranha Heights, The Pitchfork Disney, Tender Napalm, The Fastest Clock in the Universe, The Krays, Shivered and Vincent River.
Philip Ridley was born and grew up in the East End of London. He studied painting at St Martin's School of Art. He has written many highly regarded and hugely influential stage plays: the seminal The Pitchfork Disney (published as a Methuen Modern Classic), The Fastest Clock in the Universe (winner of a Time Out Award, the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, and the Meyer-Whitworth Prize), Ghost from a Perfect Place (nominated for The Evening Standard Best New Play Award), Vincent River (nominated for the London Festival Fringe Best Play Award),the highly controversial Mercury Fur, Leaves of Glass, Piranha Heights (nominated for the WhatsOnStage Mobius Award for Best Off West End Production), Tender Napalm (nominated for the London Fringe Best Play Award), Shivered (nominated for the Off-West End Best New Play Award), Dark Vanilla Jungle (winner of an Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award), Radiant Vermin, Tonight With Donny Stixx and Karagula (nominated for the Off-West End Best New Play Award), plus several plays for young people (collectively known as The Storyteller Sequence): Karamazoo, Fairytaleheart, Moonfleece (named as one of the 50 Best Works About Cultural Diversity by the National Centre for Children's Books), Sparkleshark, and Brokenville, as well as Feathers in the Snow, and Daffodil Scissors. He has also directed three feature films from his own screenplays: The Reflecting Skin – winner of eleven international awards – The Passion of Darkly Noon (winner of the Best Director Prize at the Porto Film Festival), and Heartless (winner of The Silver Meliers Award for Best Fantasy Film). In 2012 What's On Stage named him a Jubilee Playwright (one of the most influential British writers to have emerged in the past six decades). Philip has won both the Evening Standard's Most Promising Newcomer to British Film and Most Promising Playwright Awards. The only person ever to receive both prizes.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Part One: Introductory Essay 1
The Political Economies of Media and the Transformation of the Global Media Industries
Dwayne Winseck, Carleton University
Part Two: From the Singular to the Plural-Theorizing the Digital and Networked Media Industries in the
Twenty-First Century
Principal ongoing mutations of Cultural and Informational Industries
Bernand Miège, Carleton University
Media Ownership, Oligarchies, and Globalization: Media Concentration in South America
Guillermo Mastrini and Martín Becerra, University of Buenos Aires
Media as Creative Industries: Conglomeration and Globalization as Accumulation Strategies in an Age of Digital Media
Terry Flew, Queensland University of Technology
The Structure and Dynamics of Communications Business Networks in an Era of Convergence: Mapping the Global Networks of the Information Business
Amelia Arsenault, Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania
Part Three The Conquest of Capital or Creative Gales of Destruction?
Hard Jobs in Hollywood: How Concentration in Distribution Affects the Production Side of the Media Entertainment Industry 123
Susan Christopherson, Cornell University
Financialization and the "Crisis of the Media": The Rise and Fall of (Some) Media Conglomerates in Canada
Dwayne Winseck, Carleton University
Deconvergence and Deconsolidation in the Global Media Industries: The Rise and Fall of (Some) Media Conglomerate(s)
Dal Yong Jin, Simon Fraser University
Navigational Media: The Political Economy of Online Traffic
Elizabeth Van Couvering, Leicester University
The Contemporary World Wide Web: Social Medium or New Space of Accumulation?
Christian Fuchs, Uppsala University
Part Four Communication, Conventions, and "Crises"
Running on empty?: The Uncertain Financial Futures of Public Service Media in the Contemporary Media Policy
Peter A. Thompson, University of Wellington
Mediation, Financialization, and the Global Financial Crisis: An Inverted Political Economy Perspective
Aeron Davis, University of London
The Wizards of Oz: Peering Behind the Curtain on the Relationship
Between Central Banks and the Business Media
Marc-André Pigeon, Carleton University
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