• 101 Greatest Plays from Antiquity to the Present
    101 Greatest Plays from Antiquity to the Present
    ISBN: 9781783350315
    Title: 101 Greatest Plays from Antiquity to the Present
    Author: BILLINGTON MICHAEL

    Having surveyed post-war British drama in "State of the Nation," Michael Billington now looks at the global picture. In this provocative and challenging new book, he offers his highly personal selection of the 101 greatest plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day.
    But his book is no mere list. Billington justifies his choices in extended essays and even occasional dialogues that put the plays in context, explain their significance and trace their performance history. In the end, it's a book that poses an infinite number of questions. What makes a great play? Does the definition change with time and circumstance? Or are certain common factors visible down the ages? It's safe to say that it's a book that, in revising the accepted canon, is bound to stimulate passionate argument and debate.
    Everyone will have strong views on Billington's chosen hundred and one and will be inspired to make their own selections. But, coming from Britain's longest-serving theatre critic, these essays are the product of a lifetime spent watching and reading plays and record the adventures of a soul amongst masterpieces."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • 101 Greatest Plays: from Antiquity to the Present
    101 Greatest Plays: from Antiquity to the Present
    ISBN: 9781783350308
    Title: 101 Greatest Plays: from Antiquity to the Present
    Author: BILLINGTON MICHAEL

    Having surveyed post-war British drama in State of the Nation, Michael Billington now looks at the global picture. In this provocative and challenging new book, he offers his highly personal selection of the 101 greatest plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day...But his book is no mere list. Billington justifies his choices in extended essays - and even occasional dialogues - that put the plays in context, explain their significance and trace their performance history. In the end, it's a book that poses an infinite number of questions. What makes a great play? Does the definition change with time and circumstance? Or are certain common factors visible down the ages? It's safe to say that it's a book that, in revising the accepted canon, is bound to stimulate passionate argument and debate...Everyone will have strong views on Billington's chosen hundred and one and will be inspired to make their own selections. But, coming from Britain's longest-serving theatre critic, these essays are the product of a lifetime spent watching and reading plays and record the adventures of a soul amongst masterpieces.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 1599: a Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
    1599: a Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780571214815
    Title: 1599: a Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
    Author: SHAPIRO JAMES

    An intimate life of Shakespeare and his age, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature
    How did Shakespeare go from being a talented writer of comedies and histories to become one of the greatest writers of tragedies who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw and who he worked with as he rebuilds the Globe theatre and writes four of his most famous plays - Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It and, most remarkably, Hamlet.

    James Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare's staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599: sending off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathering an Armada threat from Spain, gambling in a fledgling East India Company, and waiting to see who would succeed their ageing and childless Queen.

    This book brings the news, intrigue and flavour of the times together with wonderful detail about how Shakespeare worked as a showman, businessman and playwright, to create an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of a fascinating and inspiring moment in history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • 20 NZ Playwrights
    20 NZ Playwrights
    ISBN: 9780908607471
    Title: 20 NZ Playwrights
    Author: FORSTER MICHELANNE & PLUMB VIVIENNE(EDITORS)

    Engaging, astute and sometimes eccentric minds are revealed in these interviews with twenty of New Zealand’s best-loved playwrights. This book offers compelling insights – Roger Hall’s opinions on language and laughter, Hone Kouka’s mission to shatter racial stereotypes, Renée’s impact on sexuality and feminism in theatre – among lively discussion of the processes, pitfalls and triumphs of twenty playwrights.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • 3 Winters
    3 Winters
    ISBN: 9781848424494
    Title: 3 Winters
    Author: ŠTIVICIC TENA

    World premiere for an epic family drama exploring the 50 turbulent years in Eastern Europe since the Second World War.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • 30 Great Myths About Shakespeare
    30 Great Myths About Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780470658512
    Title: 30 Great Myths About Shakespeare
    Author: MAGUIRE LAURIE & SMITH EMMA

    Think you know Shakespeare? Think again . . . Was a real skull used in the first performance of Hamlet? Were Shakespeare′s plays Elizabethan blockbusters? How much do we really know about the playwright′s life? And what of his notorious relationship with his wife? Exploring and exploding 30 popular myths about the great playwright, this illuminating new book evaluates all the evidence to show how historical material-or its absence-can be interpreted and misinterpreted, and what this reveals about our own personal investment in the stories we tell.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 30 Second Shakespeare: 50 Key Aspects of His Work, Life, & Legacy, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30 Second Shakespeare: 50 Key Aspects of His Work, Life, & Legacy, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782402602
    Title: 30 Second Shakespeare: 50 Key Aspects of His Work, Life, & Legacy, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: BARBER ROS

    The bestselling 30-Second series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one image, all digestible in just 30 seconds. 30-Second Shakespeare uses this unique approach to grapple with the worlds most famous playwright. From what we know of his life and the intrigue of the authorship question, to uncoding the meanings of key concepts, themes and motifs, and the Bards extraordinary enduring literary and linguistic legacy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 30-second Shakespeare: the 50 Most Significant Ideas, Themes & Events, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    30-second Shakespeare: the 50 Most Significant Ideas, Themes & Events, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782405153
    Title: 30-second Shakespeare: the 50 Most Significant Ideas, Themes & Events, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: BARBER ROS


    The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one image, all digestible in just 30 seconds.


    30-Second Shakespeare uses this unique approach to grapple with the world's most famous playwright. From what we know of his life and the intrigue of the authorship question, to uncoding the meanings of key concepts, themes and motifs, and the Bard's extraordinary enduring literary and linguistic legacy.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • Acting Companies & Their Plays in Shakespeare's London
    Acting Companies & Their Plays in Shakespeare's London
    ISBN: 9781408146637
    Title: Acting Companies & Their Plays in Shakespeare's London
    Author: KEENAN SIOBHAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $61.00
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  • Actor Prepares
    Actor Prepares
    ISBN: 9781408100035
    Title: Actor Prepares
    Author: STANISLAVSKI CONSTANTIN

    In An Actor Prepares Stanislavski deals with the inward preparation an actor must undergo in order to explore a role to the its full. He introduces the concepts of the 'magic of' units and objectives, of emotion memory, of the super-objective and many more now famous rehearsal aids. ""An Actor must work all his life, cultivate his mind, train his talents systematically, develop his character; he may never despair and never relinquish this main pupose - to love his art with all his strength and love it unselfishly."" (Constantin Stanislavski)

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Actor Prepares
    Actor Prepares
    ISBN: 9781780938431
    Title: Actor Prepares
    Author: STANISLAVSKY KONSTANTIN

    Stanislavski's 'system' or interpretations of it - has become the central force determining almost every performance we see on stage or screen. A classic text, this work has stood the test of time as an inspirational guide for actors all over the world and was the original English language translation.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
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  • Admirable Crichton
    Admirable Crichton
    ISBN: 9780809515684
    Title: Admirable Crichton
    Author: BARRIE J M


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    Price: $28.00
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  • All My Sons
    All My Sons
    ISBN: 9780141189970
    Title: All My Sons
    Author: MILLER ARTHUR

    In Joe and Kate Keller's family garden, an apple tree - a memorial to their son Larry, lost in the Second World War - has been torn down by a storm. But his loss is not the only part of the family's past they can't put behind them. Not everybody's forgotten the court case that put Joe's partner in jail, or the cracked engine heads his factory produced which caused it and dropped twenty-one pilots out of the sky . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • All My Sons a Drama in Three Acts
    All My Sons a Drama in Three Acts
    ISBN: 9780141185460
    Title: All My Sons a Drama in Three Acts
    Author: MILLER ARTHUR

    Joe Keller and Herbert Deever, partners in a machine shop during the war, turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went on to make a lot of money. In a work of tremendous power, a love affair between Keller's son, Chris, and Ann Deever, Herbert's daughter, the bitterness of George Keller, who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, and the reaction of a son to his father's guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity.
    Winner of the Drama Critics' Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theater. All My Sons introduced themes that thread through Miller's work as a whole: the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics.



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  • All's Well that Ends Well
    All's Well that Ends Well
    ISBN: 9780141396262
    Title: All's Well that Ends Well
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It is traditionally believed to have been written between 1604 and 1605,[1][2] and was originally published in the First Folio in 1623.Though originally the play was classified as one of Shakespeare's comedies, the play is now considered by some critics to be one of his problem plays, so named because they cannot be neatly classified as tragedy or comedy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • Angels in America Part One Millennium Approaches
    Angels in America Part One Millennium Approaches
    ISBN: 9780881456516
    Title: Angels in America Part One Millennium Approaches
    Author: KUSHNER TONY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Anthony & Cleopatra
    Anthony & Cleopatra
    ISBN: 9780199535781
    Title: Anthony & Cleopatra
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


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    Price: $16.00
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  • Antigone
    Antigone
    ISBN: 9780413308603
    Title: Antigone
    Author: ANOUILH JEAN


    Jean Anouilh, one of the foremost French playwrights of the twentieth century, replaced the mundane realist works of the previous era with his innovative dramas, which exploit fantasy, tragic passion, scenic poetry and cosmic leaps in time and space. Antigone, his best-known play, was performed in 1944 in Nazi-controlled Paris and provoked fierce controversy. In his allegorical tale, Antigone defies the tyrant Creon and is sent to her death. Antigone conveyed to Anouilh's compatriots a covert message of heroic resistance to Nazi occupation; but the author's characterisaation of Creon also seemed to exonerate Marshal Petain and his fellow collaborators. More ambivalent than his ancient model, Sophocles, Anouilh uses Greek myth to explore the disturbing moral dilemmas of our times.


    Commentary and notes by Ted Freeman.



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  • Antigone #55
    Antigone #55
    ISBN: 9780141397702
    Title: Antigone #55
    Author: SOPHOCLES

    'It's a dreadful thing to yield...but resist now?Lay my pride bare to the blows of ruin?That's dreadful too.'The remarkable story of Greek tragedy's most intrepid heroine.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $3.00
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  • Applied Drama: a Facilitator's Handbook for Working in Community
    Applied Drama: a Facilitator's Handbook for Working in Community
    ISBN: 9781841507408
    Title: Applied Drama: a Facilitator's Handbook for Working in Community
    Author: PRENDERGAST MONICA

    Applied Drama is a companion volume to the award-winning Applied Theatre (Distinguished Book Award, American Alliance for Theatre and Education and offers practitioners and students an overview of the field of applied drama followed by a series of ten drama workshops. The authors adapt drama structures from their decades-long teaching practice in schools and universities to create scaffolded and developmental drama experiences for use in community settings. Workshops focus on movement, role play, storytelling, improvisation and many other drama-based skills that allow a facilitator to guide a participant group toward and through an investigation of a topic or theme of interest to that particular community. Applied Drama is a handbook of accessible and effective practice that supports those who wish to use drama as a means to engage with community. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Arcadia
    Arcadia
    ISBN: 9780571169344
    Title: Arcadia
    Author: STOPPARD TOM


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    Price: $29.00
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  • Art of Movement: NYC Dance Project
    Art of Movement: NYC Dance Project
    ISBN: 9780316318587
    Title: Art of Movement: NYC Dance Project
    Author: ORY DEBORAH & BROWAR KEN

    A stunning celebration of movement and dance in hundreds of breathtaking photographs of more than 70 dancers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, the Royal Ballet, and many more.
    "The Art of Movement" is an exquisitely designed, beautifully produced book that captures the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. These are the artists, from all walks of life, who are defining dance today. Here they are frozen in time in the most exquisite poses, and yet there's a feeling of movement in every photograph that makes the appear to be dancing across the pages. Accompanying the photographs are intimate and inspiring words from the dancers, as well as from choreographers and artistic directors, on what dance means to them.
    Dance is experiencing an unprecedented moment in popular culture. "The Art of Movement" is the perfect book for newly avid fans, as well as long-time lovers of dance.
    Ken Browar is a renowned fashion and beauty photographer whose work has appeared in "Vogue," "Elle," "Marie Claire," and many other European fashion magazines. His passion for dance began when he lived in Paris and photographed dancers for the Paris Opera Ballet. Deborah Ory has been a dancer since age seven. She began her photography career while injured as a dancer, photographing rehearsals. She has worked as a photo editor at "House & Garden" and "Mirabella," and has shot editorial work for "Self," "Health," "Martha Stewart Living," and "Real Simple." Browar and Ory are the creative team behind NYC Dance Project. NYC Dance Project's work has been featured in magazines worldwide including "Harper's Bazaar," "Vogue Italia," "L'Uomo Vogue," and "Glamour."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
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  • Arthur Miller Collected Plays 1987-2004
    Arthur Miller Collected Plays 1987-2004
    ISBN: 9781598533538
    Title: Arthur Miller Collected Plays 1987-2004
    Author: MILLER ARTHUR & KUSHNER TONY (ED)

    For Arthur Miller's centennial year, The Library of America and editor Tony Kushner present the final volume in the definitive collected edition of the essential American dramatist.Here are eleven masterful, haunting, funny, and provocative later plays, from the double-bill Danger: Memory (1987) to Finishing the Picture (2004), Miller's final stage work, based loosely on events around the filming of The Misfits, in 1960, with Marilyn Monroe. In between, Miller revisits the perennially rich themes that define his work--the vagaries of fate and chance, the press of public events on private lives--with such plays as The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Last Yankee, Broken Glass, Mr. Peters' Connections, and Resurrection Blues. Also presented in the volume are the early play The Golden Years, about the conquest of Mexico, which Miller revised for its first production in 1987; several shorter one-act plays and never-before-published early works and radio plays; and a selection of Miller's incisive prose reflections on his art, among them 'On Screenwriting and Language' and 'About Theatre Language.'

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Artificial Hells: Participatory Art & the Politics of Spectatorship
    Artificial Hells: Participatory Art & the Politics of Spectatorship
    ISBN: 9781844676903
    Title: Artificial Hells: Participatory Art & the Politics of Spectatorship
    Author: BISHOP CLAIRE


    Since the 1990s, critics and curators have broadly accepted the notion that participatory art is the ultimate political art: that by encouraging an audience to take part an artist can promote new emancipatory social relations. Around the world, the champions of this form of expression are numerous, ranging from art historians such as Grant Kester, curators such as Nicolas Bourriaud and Nato Thompson, to performance theorists such as Shannon Jackson.


    Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as social practice. Claire Bishop follows the trajectory of twentieth-century art and examines key moments in the development of a participatory aesthetic. This itinerary takes in Futurism and Dada; the Situationist International; Happenings in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Paris; the 1970s Community Arts Movement; and the Artists Placement Group. It concludes with a discussion of long-term educational projects by contemporary artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Tania Bruguera, Pawe Althamer and Paul Chan.


    Since her controversial essay in Artforum in 2006, Claire Bishop has been one of the few to challenge the political and aesthetic ambitions of participatory art. In Artificial Hells, she not only scrutinizes the emancipatory claims made for these projects, but also provides an alternative to the ethical (rather than artistic) criteria invited by such artworks. Artificial Hells calls for a less prescriptive approach to art and politics, and for more compelling, troubling and bolder forms of participatory art and criticism



    Price: $57.00
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  • As You Like It
    As You Like It
    ISBN: 9780141396279
    Title: As You Like It
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    William Shakespeare's exuberant comedy As You Like It is his playful take on the Renaissance tradition of pastoral romance, edited by H.J. Oliver with an introduction by Katherine Duncan-Jones. 'All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players' When Rosalind is banished by her uncle Duke Frederick, who has usurped her father's throne, she flees to the forest of Arden where her exiled father holds court. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man she loves - Orlando, similarly forced into exile by his older brother Oliver - and resolves to remain in disguise to test his feelings or her. A gloriously sunny comedy, As You Like It is an exuberant combination of concealed identities and verbal jousting, reconciliations and multiple weddings. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to As You Like It, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. If you enjoyed As You Like It, you might like Much Ado About Nothing, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. 'At once sublime poet and master dramatist' Simon Callow

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • As You Like It
    As You Like It
    ISBN: 9781907360602
    Title: As You Like It
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM ET AL

    When Rosalind is banished by her uncle, who has usurped her father's throne, she flees to the forest of Arden where her exiled father holds court. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man she loves - now a fellow exile - and resolves to remain in disguise to test his feelings for her. A gloriously sunny comedy, As You Like It is an exuberant combination of concealed identities and verbal jousting, reconciliations and multiple weddings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
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  • As You Like It Oxford Worlds Classics
    As You Like It Oxford Worlds Classics
    ISBN: 9780199536153
    Title: As You Like It Oxford Worlds Classics
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
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  • Attitude to Acting
    Attitude to Acting
    ISBN: 9781848421127
    Title: Attitude to Acting
    Author: TIDMARSH ANDREW & SWART TARA

    A ""how to"" book for actors who want to develop a ""can do"" attitude to their profession in the face of rejection and intense competition. This book will inspire you to break out of the cycle of despondency and start to view yourself as a creative and autonomous individual who is valuable and employable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Author
    Author
    ISBN: 9781840029505
    Title: Author
    Author: CROUCH TIM

    Tim Crouch s new play is about the abuse carried out in the name of the spectator; it is a story of hope, violence, and exploitation. Laugh with the actors, tap your feet to the music, and turn to your neighbor."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00

    $31.00
  • Bacchae
    Bacchae
    ISBN: 9780099577379
    Title: Bacchae
    Author: EURIPIDES & ROBERTSON ROBIN (TRANS)

    A new god has come to Thebes - Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy - and the women are streaming out of the city to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing in wild Bacchic frenzy. The king, Pentheus, is furious, denouncing this so-called 'god' as a charlatan, an insurgent - but no mortal can deny a god and no man can ever stand against Dionysus. How the god exacts his terrible revenge, drawing Pentheus to his own destruction, is as devastating now as it was in the fifth century BC. This stunning translation, by the award-winning poet Robin Robertson, reinvigorates Euripides' masterpiece for contemporary readers, bringing the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Bacchae & Other Plays
    Bacchae & Other Plays
    ISBN: 9780140447262
    Title: Bacchae & Other Plays
    Author: DAVIE JOHN (TRANSL)


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    Price: $13.00
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  • Backstage Mandalay : the Netherworld of Burmese Performing Arts
    Backstage Mandalay : the Netherworld of Burmese Performing Arts
    ISBN: 9786167339221
    Title: Backstage Mandalay : the Netherworld of Burmese Performing Arts
    Author: EHRLICH DANIEL


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    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • Bakkhai
    Bakkhai
    ISBN: 9781783199150
    Title: Bakkhai
    Author: EURIPIDES & CARSON ANNE (TRANS)


    A powerful new translation of the Greek classic by award-winning Classics scholar, poet, and writer Anne Carson. Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to persuade him to change his mind. Euripides's electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god.

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    Price: $29.00
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  • Barber Shop Chronicles
    Barber Shop Chronicles
    ISBN: 9781786821782
    Title: Barber Shop Chronicles
    Author: ELLAMS INUA

    Inspired in part by the story of a Leeds barber, the play invites the audience into a unique environment where the banter may be barbed, but the truth always telling. The barbers of these tales are sages, role models and father figures who keep the men together and the stories alive.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
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  • Bearkeeper
    Bearkeeper
    ISBN: 9781407105437
    Title: Bearkeeper
    Author: LACEY JOSH


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    Price: $19.00
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  • Beautiful Thing
    Beautiful Thing
    ISBN: 9780822217176
    Title: Beautiful Thing
    Author: HARVEY JONATHAN


    Premiered at the Bush theatre in 1993 Beautiful Thing was released as a feature film by Channel Four films in 1996 directed by Hettie Macdonald and featuring Meera Syal


    Beautiful Thing explores pre-teenage homo-erotic sensuality and the frictions and intimacies of living cheek by jowl on a Thamesmead housing estate.



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  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    ISBN: 9780415375092
    Title: Bertolt Brecht
    Author: MUMFORD MEG


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    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance.


    Bertolt Brecht is amongst the world "s most profound contributors to the theory and practice of theatre. His methods of collective experimentation and his unique framing of the theatrical event as a forum for aesthetic and political change continue to have a significant impact on the work of performance practitioners, critics and teachers alike. This is the first book to combine:

    • & an overview of the key periods in Brecht's life and work
    • a clear explanation of his key theories, including the renowned ideas of Gestus and Verfremdung
    • an account of his groundbreaking 1954 production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle
    • an in-depth analysis of Brecht's practical exercises and rehearsal methods

    As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today "s student.


    Meg Mumford is a lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies at The University of New South Wales, Australia. She has published widely on the subject of Brecht "s theatre and contemporary appropriations of his theory and practice.



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  • Best Playwriting Book Ever: Writing Your First Play Second Ed
    Best Playwriting Book Ever: Writing Your First Play Second Ed
    ISBN: 9780908607600
    Title: Best Playwriting Book Ever: Writing Your First Play Second Ed
    Author: HALL ROGER


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    Price: $22.00
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  • Betrayal
    Betrayal
    ISBN: 9780571305483
    Title: Betrayal
    Author: PINTER HAROLD

    'Betrayal is a new departure and a bold one . . . Pinter has found a way of making memory active and dramatic, giving an audience the experience of the mind's accelerating momentum as it pieces together the past with a combination of curiosity and regret. He shows man betrayed not only by man, but by time - a recurring theme which has found its proper scenic correlative . . . Pinter captures the psyche's sly manoeuvres for self-respect with a sardonic forgiveness . . . a master craftsman honouring his talent by setting it new, difficult tasks' New Society'There is hardly a line into which desire, pain, alarm, sorrow, rage or some kind of blend of feelings has not been compressed, like volatile gas in a cylinder less stable than it looks . . . Pinter's narrative method takes "what's next?" out of the spectator's and replaces it with the rather deeper "how?" and "why?" Why did love pass? How did these people cope with the lies, the evasions, the sudden dangers, panic and the contradictory feelings behind their own deftly engineered masks? The play's subject is not sex, not even adultery, but the politics of betrayal and the damage it inflicts on all involved.' The TimesFirst staged at the National Theatre in 1978, Betrayal was revived at the Almeida Theatre, London, in 1991. Twenty years after its first showing, it returned to the National in 1998.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Birthday Party
    Birthday Party
    ISBN: 9780571160785
    Title: Birthday Party
    Author: PINTER HAROLD

    Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding house by strangers, Goldberg and McCann. An innocent-seeming birthday party for Stanley turns into a nightmare. The Birthday Party was first performed in 1958 and is now a modern classic, produced and studied throughout the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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