DNA (School Edition)

DNA (School Edition)

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A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where's the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.

A new play for younger people DNA opened at the National Theatre in February 2008. Includes notes for teachers and those studying the play for GCSE English, as written by Anthony Banks theatre director and Associate Director of the National Theatre Discover Programme.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 127 x 209 x 7.62mm | 90g
  • Oberon Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1840029528
  • 9781840029529
  • 11,363

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One of the best plays we have read this year...perfect for Key Stage Three students... If you don't teach this play at least buy a copy for your students to read. Rarely do you find a play that upon reading just the first two pages, you know that your students will love...not much will top this one for Key Stage Three, even for GCSE. -- EHd Ltd * EHd Ltd * A taut, compelling thriller and a modern-day spin on Lord of the Flies, exploring group behaviour and moral equivocation. -- Financial Times * Financial Times * Tension so gripping you could almost taste it. Highly recommended. FOUR STARS --What's On Stage * What's On Stage * Dennis Kelly's short, sharp shocker of a play cleverly piles on the twists... [his] sharp, reflective writing gets inside the characters' heads. FOUR STARS -- The Guardian * The Guardian * Dennis Kelly's cruel teaser of a play; Anthony Banks's snappy production sets the temperature at chilling. FOUR STARS -- The Sunday Times * The Sunday Times *
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About Dennis Kelly

Dennis Kelly's plays include Debris (Theatre503/Battersea Arts Centre, 2003), Osama the Hero (Hampstead Theatre, 2004), After the End (Paines Plough/Traverse Theatre/Bush Theatre, 2005), Love and Money (Young Vic/Manchester Royal Exchange, 2006), Taking Care of Baby (Hampstead Theatre/Birmingham Repertory, 2006), DNA (National Theatre, 2008), Orphans (Paines Plough/Traverse Theatre/Soho Theatre/Birmingham Rep, 2009), The Gods Weep (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2010), The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas (Royal Court, 2013), Matilda the Musical (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2010) and Pinocchio (National Theatre, 2017). His plays have been performed all over the world and have been translated into nearly thirty languages. For television he co-wrote and created Pulling (Silver River/BBC 3) and has written and created Utopia (Kudos) for Channel Four.
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641 ratings
3.4 out of 5 stars
5 18% (118)
4 28% (182)
3 34% (215)
2 14% (92)
1 5% (34)
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