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Simon Stone Simon Stone i(A130188 works by)
Born: Established: Basel,
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Switzerland,
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
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1 1 Yerma Simon Stone , 2016 single work drama

'London, the present day. A woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child

'Written and directed by Simon Stone, this radical new version of Lorca's tragedy of yearning and loss won universal critical acclaim when it premiered at the Young Vic in 2016 and triumphed at the the 2017 Olivier Awards. ' (Production summary)

1 32 form y separately published work icon The Daughter Simon Stone , ( dir. Simon Stone ) Australia : Fate Films Pty Ltd , 2015 8225015 2015 single work film/TV

'The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.' (Production summary)

1 3 The Government Inspector Simon Stone , Emily Barclay , 2014 single work drama humour

'Nikolai Gogol was a nutcase. Bonkers. And in between bouts of nuttiness he just happened to write what are unquestionably the two funniest plays of the nineteenth century: The Diary of a Madman and The Government Inspector. Ever since then, actors and directors have been using his plays as a leaping off point for their own journeys into theatrical madness.

'Now, a new generation of comic geniuses sink their teeth into The Government Inspector. Under the direction of the ever-inventive Simon Stone, this ridiculous, laugh-out-loud comedy will take a mad-cap turn toward twenty-first century Australia. It may not entirely resemble the play Gogol wrote in 1836, but this new The Government Inspector is an implausible masterpiece for our implausible times.'

1 The Philadelphia Story Simon Stone , 2014 single work drama

'Tracy Samantha Lord Haven is rich and smart and famous and she is getting married to George Kittredge. C.K. Dexter Haven is her ex-husband and he has invited himself to the wedding. Macaulay Corner is the joumalist C.K. Dexter Haven has brought with him to document the nuptial lead-up. As it's a comedy you can be sure it ends with a wedding ... but who will Tracy Samantha Lord Haven marry?

'The Philadelphia Story is a first-class screwball-type midsummer night's pre-marital freakout comedy. Its dialogue simmers with winks and nods and verbal parries, its characters are fabulous, its plot is a lesson in the craft, and the cast and creatives of this production are going to have a ball. Join them.

'Simon Stone and co turn a radical new lens on this effervescent Hollywood classic about love and celebrity and love and f**cking up in public and love and excess with some extra love thrown in for good measure.'

Source: Belvoir.

1 1 Miss Julie Simon Stone , 2013 single work drama

'Julie is still in her teens. She is rich because her father is rich. Jean is not rich - he works for the family, in a lowly way - but he would quite like to be. They have this much in common: they would both like to rule their own lives, they both think they can get that from each other, and they both think sex is the way to do it.

'A red-blooded new Miss Julie about men and power, about extreme privilege, about freedom, and about how cruel we can be to each other in the interests of self-preservation.'

(Source: http://belvoir.com.au/productions/miss-julie/ )

1 form Reunion Andrew Upton , 2013 single work film/TV
— Appears in: The Turning 2013;

'Carol Lang joins Vic and Gail for Christmas Day. They are invited to their relatives for lunch and end up at the wrong house in the wrong swimming pool. They experience brings Gail and Carol together after many years of strained relations.'

Source: The Turning website (http://www.theturningmovie.com.au/#!/reunion/). (Sighted: 6/12/2013)

1 2 Face to Face Andrew Upton , Simon Stone , 2012 single work drama 'Jenny is a woman who seems to have it all: she's smart, sassy, with a brilliant career and a wonderful family. So, why can't she sleep at night? And when she does why is she plagued by vivid, terrifying dreams? When she least expects it, her world turns on its head, and she begins to spiral out of control. Will she regain her grip on reality?' Source: www.sydneytheatre.com.au/ (Sighted 27/07/2012).
1 2 Strange Interlude Simon Stone , 2012 single work drama 'Twenty-year-old Nina Leeds has lost the love of her life in the war. Overcome with grief, she quits university, falls out with her father and moves away from home. What follows is a breathtaking journey through 25 years in Nina’s life, as she pursues a series of sexual flings to console herself, eventually settles down in a comfortable but unexciting marriage with Sam Evans, then begins a 15-year affair with his best friend Ned Darrell. One of the few modern plays to interweave soliloquy and dialogue, Strange Interlude offers a touching insight into the minutiae of our daily worries, joys and hopes, set against the vast backdrop of life’s irreversible decisions.' Source: www.belvoir.com.au/ (Sighted 15/05/2012).
1 New Directions Simon Stone (interviewer), Emily Barclay (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 April 2012; (p. 6-7)
An interview between director Simon Stone and British actor Emily Barclay. (The interview was conducted prior to the 2012 Sydney opening of Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude, directed by Stone and starring Barclay.)
1 3 Baal Stefan Gregory (composer), Simon Stone (translator), Tom Wright (translator), 2011 single work drama 'Baal is pure pleasure principle. Meet Baal. Outsider poet, schizophrenic singer/songwriter, middle-class bum. With an insatiable appetite for sex and booze, Baal lives his life for the moment. From strip joint to sewer he leaves a trail of devastation and recklessly dispensed lyricism in his wake. Bertolt Brecht's first play, Baal, rages with the fire of youth. Nothing escapes young Brecht's burning wit and self-immolating irony here. An anti-hero and cult artist at odds with the world, Baal indulges in fleshy decadence spewing surreal poetry and bawdy libretto. Drunken and depraved, he strips romanticism bare.' Source: www.malthousetheatre.com.au/ (Sighted 14/04/2011).
1 5 The Wild Duck Simon Stone , Chris Ryan , 2011 single work drama

'Are there some truths it’s better not to know?

Winner of three Helpmann Awards (2011) and four Sydney Theatre Awards (2011), this taut, stripped-back rendition of a modern classic never lets up. Director Simon Stone has developed from a wunderkind of Melbourne’s indie theatre to an established force on Australia’s mainstages. Here he transplants Ibsen’s characters into the contemporary world in a new play tailor-made for an astonishing cast led by Ewen Leslie.

Hjalmar Ekdal grew up rich but scandal cast him into poverty. Now he lives in a tiny flat with his father, his wife, his daughter and a duck. When his old friend Gregers Werle returns with unfinished business, the truth Gregers brings could shatter the world Hjalmar has built around himself.

A bittersweet portrait of family dysfunction, deception and denial, The Wild Duck resounds for a new age.' (Source: Malthouse Theatre website)

1 7 y separately published work icon Thyestes Simon Stone , 2010 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2012 Z1726681 2010 single work drama 'Treating mythological atrocity as contemporary reality, The Hayloft Project's retelling of this Greco-Roman epic unfolds as a series of domestic scenes exploring the mundanity of violence. Terrifyingly observed, savagely comic and ultimately heartrending, "Thyestes" is a modern journey through the darkest days of history.' Source: http://www.malthousetheatre.com.au/ (Sighted 21/09/2010).
1 2 The Suicide Simon Stone , 2010 single work drama humour

'The world is in the midst of a huge environmental and economic crisis. Semyon Semyonovich can't find a job and he's stuck living with his mother-in-law. When, in a heated argument, his wife refuses him a slice of sausage for his midnight snack, it's the final straw. He disappears naked onto the streets and his wife is convinced he's off to kill himself.

'Their opportunistic neighbour sees the chance to make some money and embarks on a scheme to sell off Semyon's suicide rights to various political lobbyists. The highest bidder will win a handwritten suicide note dedicated to their cause. In anticipation of his sacrifice, the community hosts a party to send him off in style. A comedy of despair and longing, "The Suicide" combines high farce and poetic insight.'

Source: Belvoir Street Theatre website,
Sighted: 23/03/2010

1 The Only Child Simon Stone , Thomas Henning , 2009 single work drama

'Since the accident that injured their child, Alfred and Rita's marriage has degenerated into a mess of recriminations, sexual frustration and misdirected fury. Then one day their son goes missing. What follows is this young couple's sometimes shocking, sometimes hilarious struggle to stay together despite the odds.'

Source: The Hayloft Project website, http://www.hayloftproject.com/
Sighted: 04/01/2010

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