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Revolt. She said. Revolt again.

Revolt. She said. Revolt again.
Your Price: $13.95 CDN
Author: Alice Birch
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 64
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 0573705534
ISBN-13: 9780573705533

About the Play:

Finalist in the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Revolt. She said. Revolt again. is a full-length drama by Alice Birch. Feminism has fought big, brutal battles in history: for the right to work, the right to vote, and for women to control over their own bodies. So now, as the dust settles, what might a new war cry look like?

Revolt. She said. Revolt again. is a theatrical assault on the language that has reinforced violence against women for centuries, and an explosion of what womanhood means in the 21st century. In a series of equally funny and disturbing events – the everyday is turned upside down, dirty talk is stripped naked, a marriage proposal is interrogated, and nudity is embraced in the dairy aisle – playwright Alice Birch rallies language to revolt upon itself, commanding it to bear arms against the conventions of work, sex, motherhood, aging, and love.

Revolt. She said. Revolt again. premiered in 2014 by the Royal Shakespeare Company as a part of the Midsummer Mischief Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon. It was a huge success and transferred to the Royal Court Upstairs. The American premiere was produced off-Broadway in 2016 at New York’s Soho Rep. Its Scottish premiere was in 2016 at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Cast: 3 women, 1 man

What people say:

"Revolt unfolds in a series of fragments that recall the form-bending virtuosity of Caryl Churchill [...] Ms. Birch’s work finds the theatrical exhilaration in civil disobedience." — The New York Times

"Alice Birch's Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. lobs a theatrical grenade into the struggle of being a woman in the 21st century, exploding treacherous language, life-denying myths and stereotypes, in a play as energised by hilarity as ferocity, by anger as anguish." — Sydney Morning Herald

"A puckish, yet deadly serious meditation on how language molds our experience of sex and gender, a scalding cascade of interconnected vignettes exploring words and their limits." — Slate

"Alice Birch provides a bracing reminder that our language, customs, and basic ideas about work and life are all encoded with the legacy of brutality." — The Village Voice

"Brevity is power [...] Birch leaves you emotionally winded yet still engaged." — Time Out New York

About the Playwright:

Alice Birch is an award-winning British playwright, who is the co-winner of the 2014 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright. She also won the Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting 2014 and was a finalist in 2012 and 2015 for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize honouring the best English-language women writers worldwide. Also a screenwriter, she was the winner of the International Critic’s Prize at San Sebastian Film Festival in 2016, the Best First Feature at Zurich Film Festival in 2016 and the winner of Best Screenplay at Turin Film Festival in 2016.