• Dennis Kelly - Plays One Debris - Osama the Hero - After the End - Love & Money
    Dennis Kelly - Plays One Debris - Osama the Hero - After the End - Love & Money
    ISBN: 9781840028034
    Title: Dennis Kelly - Plays One Debris - Osama the Hero - After the End - Love & Money
    Author: KELLY DENNIS

    The four plays in this first collection by Dennis Kelly are linked by their characters' desperate need to believe that there is more to life than the often brutal worlds in which they found themselves.
    Kelly's remarkable debut "Debris" finds humour and pathos in a spectacularly dysfunctional family unit. The harrowing "Osama the Hero" shows a group of neighbours taking ill-defined revenge on an odd-ball teenager in a climate of fear. In "After the End "a woman discovers she has been rescued from Armageddon by a paranoid ex-colleague with a nuclear bunker in his garden. And in a fractured narrative "Love and Money" portrays a marriage driven to brutal destruction by financial pressures.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00

  • Dennis Kelly - Plays Two Taking Care of Baby - Dna - Orphans - the Gods Weep - Our Teacher's a Troll
    Dennis Kelly - Plays Two Taking Care of Baby - Dna - Orphans - the Gods Weep - Our Teacher's a Troll
    ISBN: 9781783190126
    Title: Dennis Kelly - Plays Two Taking Care of Baby - Dna - Orphans - the Gods Weep - Our Teacher's a Troll
    Author: KELLY DENNIS

    Dennis Kelly (Tony Award-winner for "Matilda the Musical") is one of the UK's finest contemporary dramatists. This second volume of his work collects together: "Our Teacher's a Troll," "Orphans," "Taking Care of Baby," "DNA" and "The Gods Weep." Also features a foreword by journalist, author and critic, Aleks Sierz.
    "Without doubt, Kelly is one of the most multi-talented British playwrights to emerge in the last decade" - Aleks Sierz (from the foreword)

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
  • Dialogue: the Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, & Screen
    Dialogue: the Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, & Screen
    ISBN: 9781455591916
    Title: Dialogue: the Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, & Screen
    Author: MCKEE ROBERT

    The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially bestselling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling. Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Oscars runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his singular book, Story, which has defined how we talk about the art of story creation. Now, in DIALOGUE, McKee offers the same in-depth analysis for how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways. From Macbeth to Breaking Bad, McKee deconstructs key scenes to illustrate the strategies and techniques of dialogue. DIALOGUE applies a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech. Famous McKee alumni include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Different Every Night: Putting the Play on Stage & Keeping It Fresh
    Different Every Night: Putting the Play on Stage & Keeping It Fresh
    ISBN: 9781854599674
    Title: Different Every Night: Putting the Play on Stage & Keeping It Fresh
    Author: ALFREDS MIKE

    A top-ranking director sets out his rehearsal techniques in this invaluable handbook for actors and directors.

    Mike Alfreds' Different Every Night is the culmination of a lifetime of work in the theatre, the most complete rehearsal methodology in print since Stanislavsky. It offers a vital masterclass for actors and directors, full of sound practical advice and guidance, and is packed with techniques for bringing the text to life and keeping it alive - both in rehearsal and performance.

    'Most of what I am as an actress I owe to Mike Alfreds. He gave me the language and the tools I needed for my craft' Pam Ferris, from her Foreword

    'If I was allowed to train again to be an actor, but I was only allowed one teacher, it would have to be Mike Alfreds. To me he is a genius when it comes to acting and storytelling' Mark Rylance

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
  • Dinner
    ISBN: 9780571218516
    Title: Dinner

    An artist, a scientist and a sexpot are coming for dinner. Paige, hostess extraordinaire, is celebrating the publication of her husband's best seller. The arrival of Mike, marooned in the foggy lane having crashed his van, provides an unexpected addition to the evening's entertainment.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Directing Professionally: A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today's Theatre
    Directing Professionally: A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today's Theatre
    ISBN: 9781474288767
    Title: Directing Professionally: A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today's Theatre

    How do you develop both the craft of directing as well as a professional career in freelance directing in today's theatre industry? Drawing on his own extensive experience and that of other theatre professionals from the US and UK, Kent Thompson illuminates a pathway from training, apprenticeship and assistant directing to an established career as a director. Directing Professionally first lays out paths for aspirant directors to train, grow and succeed as directors, then advises freelance directors on how to establish and accelerate their professional careers. It also reveals the most significant ways those directors become artistic directors today. With a frank, thoughtful and often humorous examination of the job of professional direction and artistic direction, Thompson writes about the passion, commitment, artistic vision, directorial experience, leadership skills, and powerful persuasive gifts needed to succeed in this extraordinary field. Featuring case studies and brief interviews with professional theatre directors, artistic directors, producers, critics, managing/executive directors, and theatre leaders currently working in the field in the UK and the US, this volume will equip you to develop your career as a professional director in today's theatre.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-Up
    Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-Up
    ISBN: 9781350035522
    Title: Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-Up
    Author: HEAD CHRIS

    Stand-up: it's the ultimate solo art form. Yet, behind the scenes, you will increasingly find the shadowy figure of a director. For comics themselves and for those who support them, this is the first book to give the director's perspective on creating and performing stand-up comedy. Drawing on his own experience of directing stand-up alongside speaking to comedians and their directors, Chris Head produces a revealing perspective on the creative process, comic persona, writing stand-up, structuring material and delivering a performance.

    Directors interviewed include Logan Murray, John Gordillo and Simon McBurney, who between them have directed Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, Milton Jones, Lenny Henry and French & Saunders. With a foreword by BBC arts editor Will Gompertz and contributions from many other interviewees including Oliver Double (author of Getting the Joke), this is the only book that goes all the way from one-liners to theatre via comedy club sets and full-length shows.

    Perfect for stand-ups from newbies to pros, students of comedy, academics studying and teaching stand-up and for directors themselves, A Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-up offers hundreds of inspiring practical insights and shows how creating the comedian's highly personal, individual act can be a deeply collaborative process.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
  • Doll's House & Other Plays
    Doll's House & Other Plays
    ISBN: 9780140441468
    Title: Doll's House & Other Plays
    Author: IBSEN HENRIK

    The plays in this volume, each written a decade apart, demonstrate different sides of Henrik Ibsen s genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention. A Doll s House (1879) portrays a woman questioning her duty to her husband and seeking to escape from the stifling confines of her marriage a theme that shocked contemporary audiences and established Ibsen s name outside Scandinavia. In The League of Youth (1869), his first prose drama, Ibsen created a vivid comedy about a hypocritical politician, and in The Lady from the Sea (1888) he depicts a woman who longs for the life she enjoyed by the sea before she was married. Peter Watts lively modern translation is accompanied by an introduction in which he examines Ibsen s life and times, with individual discussions of the three plays."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
  • Doll's House & Other Plays
    Doll's House & Other Plays
    ISBN: 9780141194561
    Title: Doll's House & Other Plays

    The Pillars of Society/A Doll's House/Ghosts/An Enemy of the People

    'Our home has never been anything other than a play-house. I've been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Daddy's doll-child'

    These four plays established Ibsen as the leading figure in the theatre of his day, sending shockwaves throughout Europe and beyond. A Doll's Housescandalized audiences with its heroine Nora's assertion that she is 'first and foremost a human being', rather than a wife, mother or fragile doll. Ibsen's even more radical follow-up, Ghosts,exposes family secrets and sexual double-dealing, while The Pillars of Societyand An Enemy of the Peopleboth explore the hypocrisy and dark tensions at the heart of society. This new translation, the first to be based on the latest critical edition of Ibsen's works, offers the best version available in English.

    A new translation by Deborah Dawkin and Eril Skuggevik
    With an introduction by Tore Rem
    General Editor Tore Rem

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Downstage Upfront
    Downstage Upfront
    ISBN: 9780864734891
    Title: Downstage Upfront
    Author: SMYTHE JOHN

    New Zealand's first and longest running professional theater company, the Downstage Theatre in Wellington, is celebrated in this large and lavishly illustrated document of its 40-year life span. From conception to maturity, this history covers the theater's dramas both on- and off-stage, the larger-than-life personalities involved throughout, and the groundbreaking theatrical productions that for four decades have brought extraordinary life to New Zealand's theater community.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Drama Games for Devising
    Drama Games for Devising
    ISBN: 9781848420373
    Title: Drama Games for Devising

    As part of the ever-growing, increasingly popular Drama Games& series, Jessica Swale returns with another dip-in, flick-through,& quick-fire resource book, packed with dozens of drama games that& can be used in the process of devising theatre.

    The games will be invaluable to directors and theatre companies at all& levels who are creating new pieces of theatre from scratch and need& lively, dynamic games to fire the imagination. They will particularly& appeal to school, youth theatre and community groups where devising& is a growing trend - and a core element of the drama curriculum.

    Written with clear instructions on How to Play, notes on the Aim of& the Game, and illuminating examples from professional productions,& the games cover every aspect of the devising process and develop& all the skills required: generating ideas, creating characters and& scenarios, using stimuli, structuring the piece, and creating an ensemble.

    Mike Leigh, the most dedicated and celebrated creator of& devised work, hails the book in his foreword as 'highly original& and massively useful'.

    'A remarkable compendium of games and exercises... a lively& starting point for rich invention' Mike Leigh, from his Foreword

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Dramatic Critic: Selected Reviews (1922-1939)
    Dramatic Critic: Selected Reviews (1922-1939)
    ISBN: 9781849431354
    Title: Dramatic Critic: Selected Reviews (1922-1939)

    Charles Morgan was the dramatic critic of The Times for most of the years between 1922 and 1939. The reviews for this small selection are taken from thousands written for The Times and from his weekly articles for the New York Times on the London theatre. Morgan was widely regarded as the most influential critic of his day. His fellow critic, James Agate, wrote "When Morgan is on form he has us all beat." Though most were written overnight for the following days paper, they were given space allowed to no modern critic. Beautifully written, they bring to life many of the great actors and actresses and the dramatists, old and new, as the theatre moved from the frivolous Twenties into the shadow of another war and towards the modern theatre of today. As they mirror the development of English theatrical taste in the inter-war years, they are as much a delight to read, both witty and erudite, as they are an important historical record.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $53.00
  • Dylan Thomas Omnibus
    Dylan Thomas Omnibus
    ISBN: 9781780227283
    Title: Dylan Thomas Omnibus
    Author: THOMAS DYLAN

    This is a generous selection of Dylan Thomas's poems and most important stories, including Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog and Under Milk Wood.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Electra & Other Plays
    Electra & Other Plays
    ISBN: 9780140449785
    Title: Electra & Other Plays

    Four seminal tragedies by the master Greek dramatist, in sparkling new translations

    Of the more than one hundred plays Sophocles wrote over the course of his long life, only seven survive. This volume collects four of them, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother's lover. Ajax depicts the enigma of power and weakness vis-avis the fall of the great hero. Women of Trachis dramatizes the tragic love and error of Heracles's deserted wife, Deianeira; Philoctetes examines the conflict between physical force and moral strength.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00

  • Enemy of the People
    Enemy of the People
    ISBN: 9780241198865
    Title: Enemy of the People

    When Dr Stockmann discovers that the water in the small Norwegian town in which he is the resident physician has been contaminated, he does what any responsible citizen would do: reports it to the authorities. But Stockmann's good deed has the potential to ruin the town's reputation as a popular spa destination, and instead of being hailed as a hero, Stockmann is labelled an enemy of the people. Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama is a classic in itself, a penetrating exploration of what happens when the truth comes up against the will of the majority.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Enemy of the People a New Version by Christopher Hampton
    Enemy of the People a New Version by Christopher Hampton
    ISBN: 9780571194292
    Title: Enemy of the People a New Version by Christopher Hampton
    Author: IBSEN HENRIK

    "An Enemy of the People "concerns the actions of Doctor Thomas Stockmann, a medical officer charged with inspecting the public baths on which the prosperity of his native town depends. He finds the water to be contaminated. When he refuses to be silenced, he is declared an enemy of the people. Stockmann served as a spokesman for Ibsen, who felt that his plays gave a true, if not always palatable, picture of life and that truth was more important than critical approbation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

  • Ensemble Theater Making: a Practical Guide
    Ensemble Theater Making: a Practical Guide
    ISBN: 9780415530095
    Title: Ensemble Theater Making: a Practical Guide

    This is a diagnostic handbook for building, caring for, and maintaining an ensemble. Candid and direct, it considers: how to plan and prepare for ensemble work; the essential building blocks of ensemble; how to identify ensemble behaviours; techniques for responding to, and positively redirecting those behaviours.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Euripedes: Bacchae
    Euripedes: Bacchae
    ISBN: 9780715634301
    Title: Euripedes: Bacchae
    Author: MILLS SOPHIE

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
  • Everyman
    ISBN: 9780571326884
    Title: Everyman

    Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. Forced to abandon the life he has built, he embarks on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, this new adaptation by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy was presented at the National Theatre, London, in April 2015.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Exit the King, Killer & Macbett: Three Plays by Eugene Ionesco
    Exit the King, Killer & Macbett: Three Plays by Eugene Ionesco
    ISBN: 9780802151100
    Title: Exit the King, Killer & Macbett: Three Plays by Eugene Ionesco

    Exit the King is a highly stylized, ritualized death rite unfolding the final hours of the once-great king Berenger the First. As he dies, his kingdom also dies. His armies suffer defeat, the young emigrate, the seasons change overnight, and his kingdom s borders shrink to the outline of his throne. At last, as the curtain falls, the king himself dissolves into a gray mist. The Killer is a study of pure evil. Berenger, a conscientious citizen, finds himself in a radiantly beautiful city marred only by the presence of a killer. Berenger s determination to find the murderer in the face of official indifference and his final defeat at the hands of an impersonal, pitiless cruelty speak with the universality of Kafka s The Trial. Macbett, inspired by Shakespeare s play, is a grotesque joke . . . and] a very funny play. . . . Ionecso maliciously undermines sources and traditions, spoofing Shakespeare along with tragedy. Mel Gussow, The New York Times"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Faber Pocket Guide to Shakespeares Plays
    Faber Pocket Guide to Shakespeares Plays
    ISBN: 9780571237456
    Title: Faber Pocket Guide to Shakespeares Plays

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Faust Part 1
    Faust Part 1
    ISBN: 9780199536214
    Title: Faust Part 1

    The legend of Faust grew up in the sixteenth century, a time of transition between medieval and modern culture in Germany. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) adopted the story of the wandering conjuror who accepts Mephistopheles's offer of a pact, selling his soul for the devil's greaterknowledge; over a period of 60 years he produced one of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature.David Luke's recent translation, specially commissioned for The World's Classics series, has all the virtues of previous classic translations of Faust, and none of their shortcomings. Cast in rhymed verse, following the original, it preserves the essence of Goethe's meaning without sacrifice toarchaism or over-modern idiom. It is as near an 'equivalent' rendering of the German as has been achieved.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Faust Part 2
    Faust Part 2
    ISBN: 9780199536207
    Title: Faust Part 2
    Author: GOETHE

    Loosely connected with Part One and the German legend of Faust, Part Two is a dramatic epic rather than a strictly constructed drama. It is conceived as an act of homage to classical Greek culture and inspired above all by the world of story-telling and myth at the heart of the Greektradition, as well as owing some of its material to the Arabian Nights tales. The restless and ruthless hero, advised by his cynical demon-companion Mephistopheles, visits classical Greece i search of the beautiful Helen of Troy. Returning to modern times, he seeks to crown his career by gaining control of the elements, and at his death is carried up into the unkown regions,still in pursuit of the 'Eternal Feminine'. David Luke's translation of Part One won the European Poetry Translation Prize. Here he again imitates the varied verse-forms of the original, and provides a highly readable - and actable - translation, supported by an introduction, full notes, and an index of classical mythology.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Feminism & Gender
    Feminism & Gender
    ISBN: 9780333716526
    Title: Feminism & Gender

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $76.00
  • Fifth Column & Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War
    Fifth Column & Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War
    ISBN: 9780099586623
    Title: Fifth Column & Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War

    This book is set during the Spanish Civil War. Its main character, Philip Rawlings, is an American-born secret agent for the Second Spanish Republic. The play was poorly received upon publication and has been overshadowed by many of the stories in the anthology.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Fifty Playwrights on Their Craft
    Fifty Playwrights on Their Craft
    ISBN: 9781474239028
    Title: Fifty Playwrights on Their Craft

    In a series of interviews with fifty playwrights from the US and UK, this book offers a fascinating study of the voices, thoughts, and opinions of today's most important dramatists.

    Filled with probing questions, Fifty Playwrights on their Craft explores ideas such as how does playwriting help a global dialogue; where do dramatists find the ideas that become the stories and narratives within their plays; how can the stage inform the writer's creative process; how does crossing boundaries between art forms push the living art form of theatre-making forward; and will there be playwrights in another 50 years? Through these interrogating interviews we come to understand how and why playwrights write what they do and gain insight into their processes and motivations. Together, the interviews provide an inter-generational dialogue between dramatists whose work spans over six decades.

    Featuring interviews with playwrights such as Edward Bond, Katori Hall, Chris Goode, David Greig, Willy Russell, David Henry Hwang, Alecky Blythe, Anne Washburn and Simon Stephens, Jester and Svich offer an unprecedented view into the multiple perspectives and approaches of key playwrights on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $63.00
  • First Folio of Shakespeare
    First Folio of Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780393039856
    Title: First Folio of Shakespeare

    When it was published in 1968, The Norton Facsimile set a new standard for scholarly accuracy. It was the first facsimile in which every page had been selected from a large number of copies in an attempt to find a clean, clear example with minimal show-through. Even more important, it offered the latest, most corrected state of pages known to vary from copy to copy because of correction at press. Finally, it introduced a standard system of reference, "through line numbering," based on the lines printed in the 1623 edition rather than on the acts, scenes, and lines of a modern edition. These improvements, the meticulous work of the great Folio scholar Charlton Hinman made possible by the extensive Folger Library Collection, established The Norton Facsimile as an indispensable volume for book collectors and serious readers of Shakespeare.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $246.99
  • Flick
    ISBN: 9781848425620
    Title: Flick
    Author: BAKER ANNIE

    Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

    "Funny, heartbreaking, sly and unblinking...The Flick may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity and profound uniqueness of theater." --Jesse Green, New York

    "Hilarious and ineffably touching...Ms. Baker's peerless aptitude for exploring how people grope their way toward a sense of equanimity, even as they learn to accept disappointment, is among the things that make her such a gifted writer...This lovingly observed play will sink deep into your consciousness." --Charles Isherwood, New York Times

    "This hypnotic, heartbreaking micro-epic about movies and moving on is irreducibly theatrical." --David Cote, TimeOut New York

    In a rundown movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees sweep up popcorn in the empty aisles and tend to one of the last thirty-five-millimeter projectors in the state. With keen insight and a ceaseless attention to detail, The Flick pays tribute to the power of movies and paints a heartbreaking portrait of three characters and their working lives. A critical hit when it premiered Off-Broadway, this comedy, by one of the country's most produced and highly regarded young playwrights, was awarded the coveted 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an Obie Award for Playwriting and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

    ANNIE BAKER'S works include The Aliens (Obie Award), Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation (Obie Award), Nocturama, and an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Her work has been produced at more than a hundred theaters in the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries. Recent honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Steinberg Playwright Award and a New York Drama Critics Circle Award. She is a resident playwright at Signature Theatre.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • Four French Plays: Cinna, the Misanthrope, Andromache, Phaedra
    Four French Plays: Cinna, the Misanthrope, Andromache, Phaedra
    ISBN: 9780141392080
    Title: Four French Plays: Cinna, the Misanthrope, Andromache, Phaedra

    'Just be sincere, and as a man of honour, Say nothing that does not come from the heart'The plays in this volume - Cinna, The Misanthrope, Andromache and Phaedra - span only thirty-seven years, but make up the defining period of French theatre. In Corneille's Cinna (1641), absolute power is explored in ancient Rome, while Molière's The Misanthrope (1666), the only comedy in this collection, sees its anti-hero reject society for its hypocrisy. Here also are two key plays by Racine: Andromache (1667), recounting the tragedy of Hector's widow after the Trojan War, and Phaedra (1677), showing a mother crossing the bounds of love with her stepson.John Edmunds's new verse translations have been written with performance in mind and capture all the intensity and drama of the originals. In his introduction, Joseph Harris examines how these groundbreaking plays became the models for much of European theatre, and explains their social and cultural context. This edition also contains the dramatists' own prefaces, explanatory notes, a genealogical table and pronunciation guide, as well as a chronology and suggested further reading.Translated with notes by John EdmundsWith an introduction by Joseph Harris

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
  • Four Revenge Tragedies
    Four Revenge Tragedies
    ISBN: 9780199540532
    Title: Four Revenge Tragedies

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Frogs & Other Plays
    Frogs & Other Plays
    ISBN: 9780140449693
    Title: Frogs & Other Plays

    The master of ancient Greek comic drama, Aristophanes combined slapstick, humour and cheerful vulgarity with acute political observations. In The Frogs, written during the Peloponnesian War, Dionysus descends to the Underworld to bring back a poet who can help Athens in its darkest hour, and stages a great debate to help him decide between the traditional wisdom of Aeschylus and the brilliant modernity of Euripides. The clash of generations and values is also the object of Aristophanesrs"" satire in The Wasps, in which an old-fashioned father and his loose-living son come to blows and end up in court. And in The Poet and the Women, Euripides, accused of misogyny, persuades a relative to infiltrate an all-women festival to find out whether revenge is being plotted against him.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Frogs: Little Black Classics
    Frogs: Little Black Classics
    ISBN: 9780241250389
    Title: Frogs: Little Black Classics

    This riotous play from ancient Greece's greatest comic dramatist blends fancy dress, earthy slapstick and political debate.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $7.00
  • Gasping
    ISBN: 9780573017735
    Title: Gasping
    Author: ELTON BEN

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre & Why She Is a Hit in Hollywood
    Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre & Why She Is a Hit in Hollywood
    ISBN: 9780008225698
    Title: Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre & Why She Is a Hit in Hollywood
    Author: BYRNE PAULA

    A radical look at Jane Austen As you've never seen her - as a lover of farce, comic theatre and juvenilia. The Genius of Jane Austen celebrates Britain's favourite novelist 200 years after her death and explores why her books make such awesome movies, time after time. Jane Austen loved the theatre. She learned much of her art from a long tradition of English comic drama and took joyous participation in amateur theatricals. Her juvenilia, then Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma were shaped by the arts of theatrical comedy. Her admiration for drama's dialogue, characterisation, plotting, exits and entrances is why she has been dramatised so successfully on screen in the last twenty years - and these versions are at the centre of her continuing fame, culminating in her celebration on #65533;10 note. Austen expert and author of The Real Jane Austen, Paula Byrne looks at stage adaptations of Austen's novels (including one called Miss Elizabeth Bennet by A. A. Milne) to modern classics, including the BBC Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, Emma Thompson's Sense and Sensibility, and the phenomenally brilliant and successful Clueless, The Genius of Jane Austen presents an Austen not of prim manners and genteel calm, but filled with wild comedy and outrageous behaviour.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Genius of Shakespeare
    Genius of Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9781509822546
    Title: Genius of Shakespeare

    With an introduction by Simon CallowJudgements about the quality of works of art begin in opinion. But for the last two hundred years only the wilfully perverse (and Tolstoy) have denied the validity of the opinion that Shakespeare was a genius. Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? And what makes it so endlessly adaptable to different times and cultures? Exploring Shakespeare's life, including questions of authorship and autobiography, and charting how his legacy has grown over the centuries, this extraordinary book asks how Shakespeare has come to be such a powerful symbol of genius. Written with lively passion and wit, The Genius of Shakespeare is a fascinating biography of the life - and afterlife - of our greatest poet. Jonathan Bate, one of the world's leading Shakespearean scholars, has shown how the legend of Shakespeare's genius was created and sustained, and how the man himself became a truly global phenomenon. 'The best modern book on Shakespeare' Sir Peter Hall

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Glass Menagerie
    Glass Menagerie
    ISBN: 9780141190266
    Title: Glass Menagerie

    Few plays have explored the byways of the human heart as poignantly and poetically as Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. In this touching audio, we meet the embattled Wingfield family: Amanda-faded southern belle, abandoned wife, dominating mother, who hopes to match her daughter with an eligible "gentleman caller;" Laura-lame and painfully shy, she evades her mother's schemes and reality by retreating to a world of make-believe; Tom-sole support of the family, he eventually leaves home to become a writer but is forever haunted by the memory of Laura.

    Also included on this audio are priceless recordings of Tennessee Williams bringing his own interpretations to the wistful opening monologue and the tragic ending, as well as to his own brilliantly charming poetry and his uproariously wicked short story, The Yellow Bird.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Globe Guide to Shakespeare the Plays, the Productions, the Life
    Globe Guide to Shakespeare the Plays, the Productions, the Life
    ISBN: 9781781256343
    Title: Globe Guide to Shakespeare the Plays, the Productions, the Life

    The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world's greatest playwright: William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 39 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and in-depth background guide for theatre goers, students, film buffs and lovers of literature alike. The Globe Guide to Shakespeare also explores Shakespeare's sonnets and the narrative poems, combined with fascinating accounts of Shakespeare's life and theatre, exploring in colourful detail each play's original performances. This comprehensive guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings of each play, from Laurence Olivier to Baz Luhrmann, Kozintsev to Kurosawa. The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is a celebration of all things Shakespearian.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Goethe: Faust I & Ii
    Goethe: Faust I & Ii
    ISBN: 9780691036564
    Title: Goethe: Faust I & Ii

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00
  • Goethe's Faust
    Goethe's Faust
    ISBN: 9780385031141
    Title: Goethe's Faust

    The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic beauty and rhythm as well as the complex depth of Goethe's language. Includes Part One and selections from Part Two.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Good Person of Szechwan
    Good Person of Szechwan
    ISBN: 9780413582409
    Title: Good Person of Szechwan

    Brecht's famous parable, written in exile in 1939-41, shows that in an unjust society good can only survive by means of evil. In it, the gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justify their existence. They find Shen Teh, a good-hearted but penniless prostitute, and make her a gift that enables her to set up her own business. But her goodness brings ruin and she must disguise herself as a man in order to muster sufficient ruthlessness to survive.

    "One of the greatest poets and dramatists of our century" - Observer

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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