• Waiting for Godot
    Waiting for Godot
    ISBN: 9780571244591
    Title: Waiting for Godot
    Author: BECKETT SAMUEL


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  • When the Rain Stops Falling
    When the Rain Stops Falling
    ISBN: 9781848420342
    Title: When the Rain Stops Falling
    Author: BOVELL ANDREW

    A heartrending drama about family, betrayal and forgiveness, spanning four generations and two hemispheres. From the writer of the award-winning filmLantana. It interweaves a series of connected stories as seven people confront the mysteries of their past in order to understand their future, revealing how patterns of betrayal, love and abandonment are passed on. Until finally, as the desert is inundated with rain, one young man finds the courage to defy the legacy.

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  • White Devil & Other Plays: With the Duchess of Malfi, the Broken Heart & 'tis Pity She's a Whore
    White Devil & Other Plays: With the Duchess of Malfi, the Broken Heart & 'tis Pity She's a Whore
    ISBN: 9780141392233
    Title: White Devil & Other Plays: With the Duchess of Malfi, the Broken Heart & 'tis Pity She's a Whore
    Author: WEBSTER JOHN & FORD JOHN

    'Oh, that I were a man, or that I had power& To execute my apprehended wishes, & I would whip some with scorpions.'& Seen as anarchic and amoral in their time, these four tragedies of murder and politics continue to resonate with their dark, horrific vision of humanity. Featuring strangulations, poisonings, stabbings and incest, the plays explore violence, transgression and destructive sexual jealousy, while also satirising the dangerous times in which they were written. This new edition illuminates Webster's and Ford's plays further by putting them in context with one another, highlighting the complexity of their morally ambiguous female protagonists.& Edited with an introduction by Jane Kingsley-Smith

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  • Why Stand-up Matters: How Comedians Manipulate & Influence
    Why Stand-up Matters: How Comedians Manipulate & Influence
    ISBN: 9781472578921
    Title: Why Stand-up Matters: How Comedians Manipulate & Influence
    Author: QUIRK SOPHIE

    Funny, lively and unpredictable, stand-up comedy is above all a medium to be enjoyed. Popular as a good night out and packing the TV schedules, stand-up permeates British society and culture.Ubiquitous though it is, we are generally reluctant to consider comedy's social consequences. When comedians offend we seem ready to consider the potential for stand-up to do some wider harm, yet we rarely consider the good that it might do.This book looks at the social and political impact of stand-up comedy in both its positive and negative forms. Drawing on exclusive interviews with comedians such as Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Joe Wilkinson and Mark Thomas, and examples of comic material on everything from revolution, terrorism and homosexuality, to knitting and the inefficiency of the home shower, it explores comedy's role in determining our attitudes and opinions. While revealing the conventions comics use to manage audience response, Sophie Quirk demonstrates how comedy audiences allow themselves to be manipulated, and the potential harm - and real benefits - that may arise from 'just' being funny.

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  • Wicked: the Life & Times of the Wicked Witch of the West #1 Wicked Years
    Wicked: the Life & Times of the Wicked Witch of the West #1 Wicked Years
    ISBN: 9780061350962
    Title: Wicked: the Life & Times of the Wicked Witch of the West #1 Wicked Years
    Author: MAGUIRE GREGORY

    When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

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  • Wild Duck
    Wild Duck
    ISBN: 9780882950464
    Title: Wild Duck
    Author: IBSEN HENRIK

    The idealistic son of a corrupt merchant exposes his father's duplicity, but in the process destroys the very people he wishes to save. Gregers Werle forces his friends, the Ekdals, to confront the truth about their lives but the truth only serves to wound them further."

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  • Wild Duck
    Wild Duck
    ISBN: 9781514390672
    Title: Wild Duck
    Author: IBSEN HENRIK

    The Wild Duck is an 1884 play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Guided by a fervent strain of idealism, Gregers endeavors to reveal the truth to Hjalmar, and thereby free him from the mendacity which surrounds him. To that end, Gregers takes up residence in the Ekdal Home. He meddles in the affairs of a strange family, producing disastrous results. Figuratively speaking, he lives in a house whose closets are full of skeletons. Over the course of the play the many secrets that lie behind the Ekdals' apparently happy home are revealed to Gregers, who insists on pursuing the absolute truth, or the "Summons of the Ideal." This family has achieved a tolerable modus vivendi by ignoring the skeletons (among the secrets: Gregers' father may have impregnated his servant Gina then married her off to Hjalmar to legitimize the child, and Hjalmar's father has been disgraced and imprisoned for a crime the elder Werle committed.) and by permitting each member to live in a dreamworld of his own-the feckless father believing himself to be a great inventor, the grandfather dwelling on the past when he was a mighty sportsman, and little Hedvig, the child, centering her emotional life around an attic where a wounded wild duck leads a crippled existence in a make-believe forest.

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  • Will & Me How Shakespeare Took Over My Life
    Will & Me How Shakespeare Took Over My Life
    ISBN: 9780141020075
    Title: Will & Me How Shakespeare Took Over My Life
    Author: DROMGOOLE DOMINIC

    'An absolute delight ... boozy, bawdy, generous-hearted ... utterly original and relishable' Sunday TimesShakespeare has always been a big part of Dominic Dromgoole's life. This is the story of how he has stumbled, shambled and occasionally glided through the years with Shakespeare as his guide - whether reading Julius Caesar aloud to cows as a boy, listening to Peter O'Toole crack dirty jokes at his parents' kitchen table, acting in car-crash student productions or putting on his own. Along the way he shows us what Shakespeare's rough-and-ready genius can teach us about love, war, sex, death, drunkenness, friendship ... and just about everything. 'Friendly, inclusive, I warmed to it immediately ... A terrific book' Evening Standard'The book is clearly a triumph ... You laugh out loud and cringe in equal measure' Spectator'Superb ... thrillingly entertaining ... throbs with vigour, honesty and passion' Daily Telegraph'A record of a lifelong obsession - articulate, intelligent and passionately set down ... Dromgoole's enthusiasm has a sincerity and warmth that are infectious' Observer'Irresistibly seductive' Independent on Sunday

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  • Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
    Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780393352603
    Title: Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
    Author: GREENBLATT STEPHEN

    A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement of this magnitude to be explained? Stephen Greenblatt brings us down to earth to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, could have become the world’s greatest playwright.

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  • William Shakespeare & Others Collaborative Plays
    William Shakespeare & Others Collaborative Plays
    ISBN: 9781137271440
    Title: William Shakespeare & Others Collaborative Plays
    Author: BATE JONATHAN

    The first edition& in over 100 years of the body of plays known as "The Shakespeare Apocrypha", a& work that Shakespeare is reputed to have had a significant hand in writingAmong the plays staged at the Globe and published in Shakespeare's lifetime were The London Prodigal by William Shakespeare, A Yorkshire Tragedy written by W. Shakespeare and Thomas Lord Cromwell written by W. S. Could Shakespeare really have written these plays? Why were they excluded from the First Folio of his collected works? Edited by renowned Shakespeare scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen and published in coordination with the Royal Shakespeare Company, this is the first edition& in over& 100 years of the fascinatingly varied body of plays that has become known as "The Shakespeare Apocrypha". Among the highlights are the whole text of Sir Thomas More, which includes the only scene from any play to survive in Shakespeare's own handwriting; the history play Edward III, including a superb seduction scene by Shakespeare; and the domestic murder tragedy Arden of Faversham, in which Shakespeare's hand has been detected by recent computer-assisted analysis. This is also the first ever Shakespeare edition to include the 1602 edition of Thomas Kyd's pioneering The Spanish Tragedy, with "additions" that the latest research attributes to Shakespeare.& Included is a& comprehensive account of the authorship and attribution of each play.Featuring introductions and background on each play, key fact boxes with information on sources and the distribution of parts, on-page notes explaining difficult or obsolete vocabulary, and interviews with directors and actors who have staged the plays, this work will be an essential addition to the library of any Shakespeare buff.&

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    Price: $71.00
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  • Winters Tale
    Winters Tale
    ISBN: 9780199535910
    Title: Winters Tale
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    The Winter's Tale, one of Shakespeare's later romantic comedies, offers a striking and challenging mixture of tragic and violent events, lyrical love-speeches, farcical comedy, pastoral song and dance, and, eventually, dramatic revelations and reunions. Thematically, there is a rich orchestration of the contrasts between age and youth, corruption and innocence, decline and regeneration. Both Leontes' murderous jealousy and Perdita's love-relationship with Florizel are eloquently intense. In the theatre, The Winter's Tale often proves to be diversely entertaining and deeply moving.

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    Price: $21.00
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  • Winter's Tale
    Winter's Tale
    ISBN: 9780141396569
    Title: Winter's Tale
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


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  • Winter's Tale
    Winter's Tale
    ISBN: 9780198393368
    Title: Winter's Tale
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


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  • Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies
    Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies
    ISBN: 9780007549894
    Title: Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies
    Author: MANTEL HILARY & POULTON MIKE

    MIKE POULTON'S TWO-PART STAGE ADAPTATION OF HILARY MANTEL'S ACCLAIMED NOVELS WOLF HALL AND BRING UP THE BODIES

    Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell novels are the most formidable literary achievements of recent times, both recipients of the Man Booker Prize. Adapted by Mike Poulton, the plays were premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan Theatre, Straford-upon-Avon, in December 2013, directed by Jeremy Herrin.
    & & & & This edition contains a substantial set of notes by Hilary Mantel on each of the principal characters, offering a unique insight into the plays and an invaluable resource to any theater companies wishing to stage them.
    & & & & Wolf Hall begins in England in 1527. Henry has been King for almost twenty years and is desperate for a male heir; but Cardinal Wolsey cannot deliver the divorce he craves. Yet for a man with the right talents, this crisis could be an opportunity. Thomas Cromwell is a commoner who has risen in Wolsey's household-and he will stop at nothing to secure the King's desires and advance his own ambitions.
    & & & & In Bring Up the Bodies, the volatile Anne Boleyn is now Queen, her career seemingly entwined with that of Cromwell. But when the King begins to fall in love with plain Jane Seymour, the ever-pragmatic Cromwell must negotiate within an increasingly perilous Court to satisfy Henry, defend the nation, and above all, to secure his own rise in the world.



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  • Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies
    Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies
    ISBN: 9781250064172
    Title: Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies
    Author: MANTEL HILARY & POULTON MIKE (ADAPTED BY)

    A new, revised edition for the London transfer of Mike Poulton's expertly adapted two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's hugely acclaimed novels, featuring a substantial set of character notes by Hilary Mantel. Mike Poulton's 'expertly adapted' (Evening Standard) two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's acclaimed novels 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies' is a gripping piece of narrative theatre ... history made manifest' (Guardian). The plays were premiered to great acclaim by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2013, before transferring to the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End in May 2014. 'Wolf Hall' begins in England in 1527. Henry has been King for almost twenty years and is desperate for a male heir; but Cardinal Wolsey is unable to deliver the divorce he craves. Yet for a man with the right talents this crisis could be an opportunity. Thomas Cromwell is a commoner who has risen in Wolsey's household - and he will stop at nothing to secure the King's desires and advance his own ambitions. In 'Bring Up the Bodies', the volatile Anne Boleyn is now Queen, her career seemingly entwined with that of Cromwell. But when the King begins to fall in love with self-effacing Jane Seymour, the ever-pragmatic Cromwell must negotiate within an increasingly perilous Court to satisfy Henry, defend the nation and, above all, to secure his own rise in the world. Hilary Mantel's novels are the most formidable literary achievements of recent times, both recipients of the Man Booker Prize. This volume contains both plays and a substantial set of notes by Hilary Mantel on each of the principal characters, offering a unique insight into the adaptations and an invaluable resource to any theatre companies wishing to stage them.

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  • World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
    World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
    ISBN: 9781635571769
    Title: World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America
    Author: BUTLER ISAAC

    The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale.When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s.Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.

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    Price: $45.00
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  • Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe
    Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe
    ISBN: 9781847922458
    Title: Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe
    Author: DICKSON ANDREW


    Andrew Dicksonâe(tm)s startlingly original and joyously entertaining Worlds Elsewhere traverses centuries and continents to reveal Shakespeare and his works in a fantastic array of new guisesâe¦

    âe~Extraordinarily exhilarating âe¦ like no other Shakespeare criticism you have ever readâe(tm) (Margaret Drabble) ~ âe~A tour de force by any standardsâe(tm) (David Crystal) ~ âe~Revelatoryâe(tm) (James Shapiro) ~ âe~Brilliantly originalâe(tm) (Michael Pye)


    Anti-apartheid activist, Bollywood screenwriter, Nazi pin-up, hero of the Wild West: this is Shakespeare as you have never seen him before.


    From the sixteenth-century Baltic to the American Revolution, from colonial India to the skyscrapers of modern-day Shanghai, Shakespeareâe(tm)s plays appear at the most fascinating of times and in the most unexpected of places. No other writerâe(tm)s work has been performed, translated, adapted and altered in such a remarkable variety of cultures and languages. But what is it about William Shakespeare âe" a man from Warwickshire who never once set foot outside England âe" that has made him at home in so many places around the globe?


    Travelling across four continents, six countries and 400 years, Andrew Dickson takes us on a personal journey rich in insight and surprise. We enter the air-conditioned vault deep beneath Capitol Hill where the worldâe(tm)s largest collection of First Folios is stored; discover the shadowy history of Joseph Goebbelsâe(tm)s obsession with Shakespeare; and uncover the true story behind the scuffed edition in which Nelson Mandela and fellow Robben Island prisoners inscribed their names. Both cultural history and literary travelogue, Worlds Elsewhere is an attempt to understand how Shakespeare has become the international phenomenon he is âe" and why.



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    Price: $85.00
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  • Wrecks & Other Plays
    Wrecks & Other Plays
    ISBN: 9780865479708
    Title: Wrecks & Other Plays
    Author: LABUTE NEIL


    Can someone honestly love a person whom they have deceived for thirty years? This is the central question behindWrecks, Neil LaBute's latest foray into the dark side of human nature. Meet Edward Carr: loving father, successful businessman, grieving widower. In this concise powerhouse of a play, LaBute limns the boundaries of love, exploring the limits of what society will accept versus what the heart will desire. This collection also features rarely staged short plays, including "Liars' Club," "Coax," and the never-before-seen "Falling in Like."



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    Price: $27.00
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  • Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
    Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
    ISBN: 9781932907360
    Title: Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
    Author: VOGLER CHRISTOPHER

    Christopher Vogler explores the powerful relationship between mythology and storytelling in his clear, concise style that's made this book required reading for movie executives, screenwriters, playwrights, fiction and non-fiction writers, scholars, and fans of pop culture all over the world. Discover a set of useful myth-inspired storytelling paradigms like ""The Hero's Journey,"" and step-by-step guidelines to plot and character development. Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, The Writer's Journey is a must for all writers interested in further developing their craft.

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    Price: $58.00
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  • Y Is for Yorick: a Slightly Irreverent Shakespearean Abc Book for Grown Ups
    Y Is for Yorick: a Slightly Irreverent Shakespearean Abc Book for Grown Ups
    ISBN: 9781423607540
    Title: Y Is for Yorick: a Slightly Irreverent Shakespearean Abc Book for Grown Ups
    Author: ADAMS JENNIFER

    The perfect gift for Shakespeare fans, Y Is for Yorick is full of witty references to the Bard's unforgettable plots and characters. Readers will love perusing the cheeky illustrations and reading such entries as ""J is for Juliet. Juliet teaches all young girls that if you truly love someone, wholly and completely, it will be the death of you.""

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Yerma
    Yerma
    ISBN: 9780713683264
    Title: Yerma
    Author: LORCA FREDERICO GARCIA

    One of Lorca's best known plays tells the story of a young
    peasant wife in rural Spain whose sole conscious desire is to
    embody what she regards as the natural, moral and social laws
    governing her life as a woman in motherhood. The tragedy of
    Yerma, which literally means 'barren', in this powerful and
    emotive drama, is that she remains childless and so is denied the
    dignity and the emotional fulfilment which traditionally only the
    role of mother could bring. The frustration of Yerma's maternal
    instinct, the only acceptable channel for her sexuality in her
    repressive society, leads her through humiliation and despair to
    an erosion of her whole personality which culminates at the end
    of the play in violence and death.
    It is not only the strong feminist theme that accounts for the
    play's great popular appeal today. With the highly charged
    emotion are blended poetic imagery and lyricism which haunt the
    imagination of modern audiences as much as those of fifty years
    ago when Lorca was murdered. Spanish text with facing-page
    translation, introduction and notes.

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    Price: $38.00
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  • Yerma
    Yerma
    ISBN: 9781786822635
    Title: Yerma
    Author: LORCA FREDERICO GARCIA ; STONE SIMON (TRANS)

    ★★★★★ "An extraordinary theatrical triumph" The Times, London A radical new version of Federico Garcia Lorca's masterpiece, set in contemporary London. Billie Piper won the Olivier award for best actress for her portrayal of a young woman driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child. Piper repeated the role in the New York production, which played at the Park Avenue Armory in March and April 2018. Simon Stone is an award-winning Australian film and theater director, writer and actor.

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    Price: $29.00
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  • Young Chekhov: Platonov; Ivanov; the Seagull
    Young Chekhov: Platonov; Ivanov; the Seagull
    ISBN: 9780571313020
    Title: Young Chekhov: Platonov; Ivanov; the Seagull
    Author: CHEKHOV ANTON

    Young Chekhov contains a trilogy of plays by the Russian writer Anton Chekhov, written as he emerged as the greatest playwright of the late nineteenth century. The three works, Platanov, Ivanov and The Seagull, in contemporary adaptations by David Hare, will be staged at the Chichester Festival Theatre in the summer of 2015.

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    Price: $40.00
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