British Theatre of the 1990s: Interviews with Directors, by Mireia Aragay, Hildegard Klein, Enric Monforte, Pilar Zozaya

By Mireia Aragay, Hildegard Klein, Enric Monforte, Pilar Zozaya (eds.)

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But you cannot predict what you will find. 38 British Theatre of the 1990s Notes 1. Serious Money, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, opened at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs on 21 March 1987. 2. Duck, set in Dublin, is the first full-length play by Stella Feehily. Feehily was born in London and grew up in Bundoran, Co. Donegal. She trained at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. Duck, an Out of Joint/Royal Court coproduction, was premiered at the Theatre Royal (Bury St Edmunds) on 24 July 2003, and it opened at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs on 26 November 2003.

I’d rather do that than I would a play with two distinguished actresses in Sydney. What are your plans for the near future? I have no future, only a present and a past. You hope you learn something and that you may get better. When you start as a young director, you clearly are ignorant. You learn from people who are older than you. But the difficulty, as you get older, is that you have to start learning from people younger than yourself. In a way, as a director of new work, you stand more chance of exposing yourself to the work of young people than you do if you stick to the classics.

It opened at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs on 29 February 1996 and transferred Downstairs at the Duke of York’s on 29 November 1996, where it reopened on 17 July 1997 as part of McDonagh’s Leenane Trilogy (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara and The Lonesome West). Ayub KhanDin’s East is East, directed by Christine Landon-Smith, premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs at the Ambassadors on 25 November 1996. It transferred Downstairs at the Duke of York’s on 26 March 1997, and was turned into a film directed by Damien O’Donnell in 1999.

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