Oberon Books

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Oberon Books
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Founded 1985
Founder James Hogan
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location Islington, London
Publication types Books
Nonfiction topics Drama and performing arts
Official website Oberon Books

Oberon Books is an independent publisher which specialises in drama and the performing arts. Whilst the majority of Oberon's catalogue is made up of play texts, in recent years it has begun to publish theatrical biographies as well as books on ballet, opera, illustration, photography and cinema.

Oberon is one of the most prolific publishers of drama in the UK, with over 800 titles in its back catalogue and approximately 80 new books going into production each year. In 2009/10 plays were published alongside productions at the Royal Court, the National Theatre, RSC, Trafalgar Studios, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Belgrade Theatre, National Theatre Wales, Tricycle Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Soho Theatre, the West End and Broadway.[1]

Notable contemporary authors[edit]

Theatre group partners[edit]

Oberon also publishes plays from the following theatre companies:

Critical acclaim and awards[edit]

John Logan's Red was the winner of six Tony Awards in 2010, including Best Play and Best Direction (Michael Grandage). Red was also the winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. The following Oberon plays were also nominated for Olivier Awards in 2010:[2][3][4]

A number of Oberon playwrights have been nominated for the 2010 Evening Standard Awards:[5]

  • Richard Bean's The Big Fellah for Best New Play.
  • Laura Wade's Posh for Best New Play.
  • Anya Reiss and Atiha Sen Gupta, both nominated for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright

Nominees for the 2010 TMA Theatre Awards include:[6]

Oberon's previous award winners include:

John Osborne discovery[edit]

In September 2008 two early playscripts by John Osborne, previously thought to be lost, were discovered in the British Library's archives. Both plays predated Look Back in Anger and were published together for the first time by Oberon Books, as Before Anger.[11]


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