• Great Night
    Great Night
    ISBN: 9781847081865
    Title: Great Night
    Author: ADRIAN CHRIS


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  • Greek Plays Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, & Euripides
    Greek Plays Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, & Euripides
    ISBN: 9780812993004
    Title: Greek Plays Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, & Euripides
    Author: LEFKOWITZ MARY


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    Price: $85.00
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  • Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles & Euripides
    Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles & Euripides
    ISBN: 9780812983098
    Title: Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles & Euripides
    Author: LEFKOWITZ MARY (EDITOR)

    A landmark edition, with modernized translations, cutting-edge annotations, in-depth appendices, and a very readable and practical interior design, this is the ideal 21st century single-volume of Greek drama from today's top English translators. Some of the plays included are such classics as Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus Rex.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides
    Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides
    ISBN: 9781590172537
    Title: Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides
    Author: EURIPIDES & CARSON A (TRANS)


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  • Hamlet
    Hamlet
    ISBN: 9780141013077
    Title: Hamlet
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    A young prince meets with his father's ghost, who alleges that his own brother, now married to his widow, murdered him. The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost's accusation, feigning wild madness while plotting a brutal revenge. But his apparent insanity soon begins to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike.

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  • Hamlet
    Hamlet
    ISBN: 9780199535811
    Title: Hamlet
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Hamlet's combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare's tragedies. It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes, making it one of his most widely discussed plays.Professor Hibbard's illuminating and original introduction explains the process by which variant texts were fused in the eighteenth century to create the most commonly used text of today. Drawing on both critical and theatrical history, he shows how this gusion makes Hamlet seem a much more'problematic' play than it was when it originally appeared in the First Folio of 1623.The Oxford Shakespeare edition presents a radically new text, based on that First Folio, which printed Shakespeare's own revision of an earlier version. The result is a 'theatrical' and highly practical edition for students and actors alike.

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  • Hamlet
    Hamlet
    ISBN: 9781107615489
    Title: Hamlet
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    William Shakespeare: Hamlet (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark) Die Tragodie in funf Akten in Versen und Prosa entstand um das Jahr 1600 und wurde 1602 uraufgefuhrt. Der Erstdruck erschien 1603. Claudius strebt nach der Krone Danemarks. Er meuchelt seinen Bruder, den Konig und heiratet dessen Frau Gertrude. Der Geist des ermordeten Vaters erscheint seinem Sohn, dem Prinzen Hamlet und offenbart ihm den Hintergrund seines Todes. Hamlet gelobt Rache. Die deutsche Erstauffuhrung erfolgte 1773 in Wien. Die in dieser Ausgabe zugrunde gelegte Ubersetzung stammt von August Wilhelm Schlegel und wurde erstmals 1798 bei Johann Friedrich Unger in Berlin gedruckt. Zur Schlegel-Tieck-Ubersetzung: August Wilhelm Schlegel begann 1796 eine Gesamtubersetzung der Werke William Shakespeares, musste das Vorhaben jedoch 1810 nach 14 Dramen abbrechen. 1825 setzte Ludwig Tieck das Projekt unter Mitarbeit seiner altesten Tochter Dorothea und Wolf Graf von Baudissins fort. 1833 schloss Dorothea Tieck mit der deutschen Fassung von Macbeth die bis heute als massgeblich geltende sogenannte Schlegel-Tieck-Ubersetzung ab. Ich empfehle dringend die sogenannte Schlegel-Tieck-Ubersetzung. Marcel Reich-Ranicki The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark / Die Tragodie von Hamlet, Prinz von Danemark. Erstmals ins Deutsche ubersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland (1766). Die vorliegende Ubersetzung stammt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Ubersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel, Bd. 3, Berlin (Johann Friedrich Unger) 1798. Vollstandige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Samtliche Werke in vier Banden. Band 4, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlosser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgefuhrt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Willi, Tim Tempelhofer, 2015. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro,"

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  • Hamlet
    Hamlet
    ISBN: 9780230217874
    Title: Hamlet
    Author: SHAKESPEARE

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. Set in Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow. Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play, and is considered among the most powerful and influential works of world literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others." The play likely was one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime, and still ranks among his most performed, topping the performance list of the Royal Shakespeare Company and its predecessors in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1879. It has inspired many other writers-from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Charles Dickens to James Joyce and Iris Murdoch-and has been described as "the world's most filmed story after Cinderella." This is a Green Bird Publication of a quality soft cover. It is suitable for repertoire companies, libraries, home libraries, gifts, and keepsakes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • Hamlet
    Hamlet
    ISBN: 9781472518385
    Title: Hamlet
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet's mother. Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness from overwhelming grief to seething rage and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
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  • Hamlet: Globe to Globe Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play
    Hamlet: Globe to Globe Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play
    ISBN: 9781782116929
    Title: Hamlet: Globe to Globe Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play
    Author: DROMGOOLE DOMINIC

    NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017In the middle of the sprawling Zaatari refugee camp, Dominic Dromgoole watches from the makeshift wings as Hamlet delivers one of his celebrated soliloquies. Four years earlier, Dromgoole, the Artistic Director of the Globe, had come up with a wildly ambitious idea . . . to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death by taking his most famous play to every country on the planet.Over two full years, Dromgoole and the Globe players toured all seven continents performing Hamlet in sweltering deserts, grand Baltic palaces and heaving marketplaces - despite food poisoning in Mexico, the threat of ambush in Somaliland, an Ebola epidemic in West Africa and political upheaval in Ukraine.Hamlet: Globe to Globe tells the fascinating story of this unprecedented theatrical adventure in which Dromgoole shows us the world through the prism of Shakespeare's universal drama. We see what the Danish prince means to the students of Cambodia, the effect of Polonius on the citizens of the tiny African nation of Djibouti and how a sixteenth-century play can touch the lives of Syrian refugees. Shakespeare's timeless power to transcend borders, to touch the human heart, and to bring the world closer together, has rarely been demonstrated in such a bold and brilliant way.

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  • Hamlet: Pelican Shakespeare
    Hamlet: Pelican Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780143128540
    Title: Hamlet: Pelican Shakespeare
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare's time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With stunning new covers, definitive texts, and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.

    This edition of Hamlet is edited with an introduction by series editor A. R. Braunmuller.

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    Price: $16.00
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  • Harold Pinter Plays 4
    Harold Pinter Plays 4
    ISBN: 9780571288403
    Title: Harold Pinter Plays 4
    Author: PINTER HAROLD


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  • Harry Potter & The Cursed Child - Parts One & Two the Official Playscript of the Original West End Production
    Harry Potter & The Cursed Child - Parts One & Two the Official Playscript of the Original West End Production
    ISBN: 9780751565362
    Title: Harry Potter & The Cursed Child - Parts One & Two the Official Playscript of the Original West End Production
    Author: ROWLING J.K. & TIFFANY JOHN & THORNE JACK


    The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


    It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.


    While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.


    The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.


    This revised paperback edition updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.



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  • Harry Potter & the Cursed Child: the Journey Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production
    Harry Potter & the Cursed Child: the Journey Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production
    ISBN: 9780751576108
    Title: Harry Potter & the Cursed Child: the Journey Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production
    Author: HARRY POTTER PRODUCTIONS

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London's West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018 and in Melbourne in 2019 - and with more productions worldwide still to come (including San Francisco later this year) - the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night after night. Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show's journey to the stage - from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne, and to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harry's story to life.

    With stunning photography, insightful interviews and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos and more, this full-colour deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production, and is a beautiful gift for Harry Potter fans and theatre-lovers alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
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  • Heart of the World
    Heart of the World
    ISBN: 9781784872298
    Title: Heart of the World
    Author: COHN NIK

    Nik Cohn had planned a trip around the world, but when a friend told him that Broadway is 'the world within itself', he started walking up the Great White Way, from Battery Park to Times Square. Escorted by a drum-playing Russian taxi driver, fuelled by duck soup and whiskey and sleeping in crackhouse hotels, Cohn encountered pickpockets, dancers, old magicians, disgraced politicians, epic storytellers, part-time messiahs, and an unforgettable transvestite called Lush Life. Hallucinogenic history, rogues' gallery, personal odyssey, this extraordinary saga is also an extended love letter to a dream of New York now lost.

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    Price: $30.00
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  • Hedda Gabler
    Hedda Gabler
    ISBN: 9780413770707
    Title: Hedda Gabler
    Author: IBSEN HENRIK

    Filled with a passion for life that cannot be confined by her marriage or "perfect home," Hedda Gabler strives to find a way to fulfill her desires by manipulating those around her. Former artistic director of the National Theatre and top-flight director of both stage and screen, Richard Eyre helms his own new version of Ibsen's classic at London's Almeida Theatre in Spring 2005.

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    Price: $28.00
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  • Hedda Gabler & Other Plays
    Hedda Gabler & Other Plays
    ISBN: 9780140440164
    Title: Hedda Gabler & Other Plays
    Author: IBSEN HENRIK

    In these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the problems of personal and social morality that he perceived in the world around him and, in particular, the complex nature of truth. The Pillars of the Community (1877) depicts a corrupt shipowner's struggle to hide the sins of his past at the expense of another man's reputation, while in The Wild Duck (1884) an idealist, believing he must tell the truth at any cost, destroys a family by exposing the lie behind his friend's marriage. And Hedda Gabler (1890) portrays an unhappily married woman who is unable to break free from the conventional life she has created for herself, with tragic results for the entire family.


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  • Henry  V
    Henry V
    ISBN: 9780141396675
    Title: Henry V
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    'Henry V' is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It is based on the life of King Henry V of England, and focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War.

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    Price: $24.00
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  • Henry Iv Part 1
    Henry Iv Part 1
    ISBN: 9780143130208
    Title: Henry Iv Part 1
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


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  • Henry Iv Part One
    Henry Iv Part One
    ISBN: 9780141396682
    Title: Henry Iv Part One
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


    'Come, sing me a bawdy song, make me merry. I was as virtuously given as a gentleman need to be. Virtuous enough. Swore little. Diced not above seven times a week'

    Prince Hal, the son of King Henry IV, spends his time in idle pleasure with dissolute friends, among them the roguish Sir John Falstaff. But when the kingdom is threatened by rebellious forces, the prince must abandon his feckless ways. Ranging from taverns and brothels to the royal court and the battlefield, Shakespeare's masterful drama shows a prodigal son rising to meet his destiny as a ruler of men.

    'The finest, most representative instance of what Shakespeare can do.' Harold Bloom

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by Peter Davison
    Introduction by Charles Edelman



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  • Henry IV Part One
    Henry IV Part One
    ISBN: 9780199536139
    Title: Henry IV Part One
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


    One of the most popular of all Shakespeare's history plays, Henry IV, Part I re-creates actual events from early-15th-century English history as King Henry deals a rebellion inside with his kingdom led by Harry Percy ("Hotspur") and other notables. Besides this mutinous action, the king must also contend with the dissolute ways of his son, Prince Hal, who spends much of his time in the company of the witty, rotund, tavern-haunting Sir John Falstaff, one of Shakespeare's immortal comic characters. During the rebellion against his father, however, Hal acquits himself honorably in battle, portending the eventual transformation in later plays of the wild prince into a great warrior-king.
    These various themes are woven together here in a superb blend of brilliantly staged scenes depicting the king's attempts to pacify the rebels and maintain his power, the plotting of Percy and other insurgents, grim action on the battlefield, and the low comedy of Falstaff and his comrades -- all brought to life in some of Shakespeare's finest blank verse and raciest prose.



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  • Henry Iv Part Two
    Henry Iv Part Two
    ISBN: 9780141396699
    Title: Henry Iv Part Two
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


    'Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown'

    The old king Henry IV, sick and weary, must send out his forces - including the unruly Falstaff - to meet another rebellion that threatens to bring the country to the brink of civil war. But as the conflict grows, he must also confront a more personal problem - how to make his troublesome son Prince Hal accept his duty as heir and leave his carousing companions behind. Pitting youth against old age, father against son, carefree hope against the realities of ruling, this is an elegiac drama of pathos and regret.

    'This, of the history plays, is The Tragedy . . . the most lyrical Shakespeare ever wrote.' Simon Schama

    General Introduction by Stanley Wells
    Edited by Peter Davison
    Introduction by Adrian Poole



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  • Henry V
    Henry V
    ISBN: 9781907360114
    Title: Henry V
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM


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  • Henry Vi Part One
    Henry Vi Part One
    ISBN: 9780199537105
    Title: Henry Vi Part One
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Henry VI is tricked into marrying Margaret lover of the Earl of Suffolk, who hopes to rule the kingdom through her influence. There is one great obstacle in Suffolk's path, however the noble Lord Protector, who he slyly orders to be murdered. Discovering this betrayal, Henry banishes Suffolk, but with his Lord Protector gone the unworldly young King must face his greatest challenge- impending Civil War and the rising threat of the House of York.

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  • Henry VI Part One
    Henry VI Part One
    ISBN: 9780143132257
    Title: Henry VI Part One
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Henry VI, Part 1 presents a kind of story that was popular before Shakespeare began writing, tracing the fall of powerful individuals to their untimely deaths. The first to go is the Duke of Gloucester, Lord Protector of England and the most powerful man in the kingdom, who is murdered after his wife goes into exile.

    Next to meet a bad end is the Duke of Suffolk, the queen's lover, who rules England through her. After Suffolk conspires with the cardinal of Winchester to kill Gloucester, he is banished and assassinated. The cardinal dies raving of his own guilt.

    Ultimately, the king's weakness lies behind these events. Preferring spiritual contemplation, he has left others to contend for power. Now his liberty is at risk as Jack Cade, and then the Duke of York, rise against him. The play leaves us in suspense about Henry's fate by ending with the start of the Wars of the Roses--a conflict setting the white rose of the Duke of York against the red rose of King Henry, of the House of Lancaster.

    The authoritative edition of Henry VI, Part 2 from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include:

    · The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference
    · Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation
    · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
    · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
    · Scene-by-scene plot summaries
    · A key to famous lines and phrases
    · An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
    · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
    · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

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  • Henry VIII
    Henry VIII
    ISBN: 9780143132264
    Title: Henry VIII
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    Henry the Eighth is a play by William Shakespeare, one of his historical chronicles dedicated to the life of English monarchs. The plot of Henry the Eighth is mostly built around the process of the king's divorce. Shakespeare knew from open sources that for the first time Henry's fancy for Anne Boleyn and rumours about the divorce were mentioned in 1526-1527, and christening of Elisabeth, that became the final scene, was in September 1533. Although the author in his play describes two episodes that don't belong to this period (one of them is the execution of Buckingham in 1521, another one is the conflict between Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop Gardiner and other persons of title, but historically this happened after the christening of Elisabeth), nevertheless they are naturally braided to the plot of the play.

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  • History Boys
    History Boys
    ISBN: 9780571224647
    Title: History Boys
    Author: BENNETT ALAN

    After a sell-out national tour and an extended stage run, Alan Bennett s phenomenally successful play transferred to BBC Radio 3, with Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, and Frances de la Tour starring as part of the National Theatre cast. At a boys grammar school in Sheffield, eight boys are being coached for the Oxbridge entrance exams. It is the mid-1980s, and the main concern of the unruly bunch of bright sixth-formers is getting out, starting university and starting life. At the heart of "The History Boys" are four characters, each with contrasting outlooks on teaching and school: Hector, an eccentric English teacher with no interest in exams; Irwin, a young supply teacher who sees history as "entertainment;" Mrs. Lintott, a traditionalist, who teaches "history, not histrionics;" and a Headmaster obsessed with results. Described as "the richest play Bennett has ever written" ("Financial Times"), staff-room rivalry, and the anarchy of adolescence collide in an intensely moving and thought-provoking play. Winner of the Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics Circle and South Bank Show Awards for Best New Play.

    2 CDs. 2 hrs 30 mins."

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    Price: $29.00

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  • House of Bernarda Alba a Modern Adaptation
    House of Bernarda Alba a Modern Adaptation
    ISBN: 9781408126967
    Title: House of Bernarda Alba a Modern Adaptation
    Author: LORCA FEDERICO GARCIA

    Following the gangland execution of her husband, the formidable matriarch Bernarda Alba will do anything to safeguard her family's dubious fortune and the future of her five daughters. A deal is struck - a marriage of convenience between her eldest girl and the son of a business rival. All Bernarda has to do is ensure that the wedding happens, and quickly. Five headstrong daughters cooped up in the family home in an emotionally charged atmosphere of bitter rivalry and repressed sexuality make that an epic challenge.One of the most celebrated European dramas of the 20th century, the play was finished by Lorca shortly before he was executed in Spain for his left-wing politics. He described it as a "drama of women in the villages of Spain" - a theme that is electrifyingly transposed in this version to the tough communities of Glasgow's East End. Faithfully preserving Lorca's sense of boiling tension and impending tragedy, this adaptation brings a classic text thrillingly up to date. This text was published to coincide with the world premiere of the adaptation, a production by the National Theatre of Scotland in 2009.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

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  • How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage Power and Succession in the History Plays
    How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage Power and Succession in the History Plays
    ISBN: 9780300222715
    Title: How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage Power and Succession in the History Plays
    Author: LAKE PETER

    A masterful, highly engaging analysis of how Shakespeare s plays intersected with the politics and culture of Elizabethan England
    With an ageing, childless monarch, lingering divisions due to the Reformation, and the threat of foreign enemies, Shakespeare s England was fraught with unparalleled anxiety and complicated problems. In this monumental work, Peter Lake reveals, more than any previous critic, the extent to which Shakespeare s plays speak to the depth and sophistication of Elizabethan political culture and the Elizabethan imagination. Lake reveals the complex ways in which Shakespeare s major plays engaged with the events of his day, particularly regarding the uncertain royal succession, theological and doctrinal debates, and virtue and "virtu" in politics. Through his plays, Lake demonstrates, Shakespeare was boldly in conversation with his audience about a range of contemporary issues. This remarkable literary and historical analysis pulls the curtain back on what Shakespeare was really telling his audience and what his plays tell us today about the times in which they were written."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $83.00
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  • How the Classics Made Shakespeare
    How the Classics Made Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780691161600
    Title: How the Classics Made Shakespeare
    Author: JONATHAN BATE


    From one of our most eminent and accessible literary critics, a groundbreaking account of how the Greek and Roman classics forged Shakespeare's imagination


    Ben Jonson famously accused Shakespeare of having "small Latin and less Greek." But he was exaggerating. Shakespeare was steeped in the classics. Shaped by his grammar school education in Roman literature, history, and rhetoric, he moved to London, a city that modeled itself on ancient Rome. He worked in a theatrical profession that had inherited the conventions and forms of classical drama, and he read deeply in Ovid, Virgil, and Seneca. In a book of extraordinary range, acclaimed literary critic and biographer Jonathan Bate, one of the world's leading authorities on Shakespeare, offers groundbreaking insights into how, perhaps more than any other influence, the classics made Shakespeare the writer he became.


    Revealing in new depth the influence of Cicero and Horace on Shakespeare and finding new links between him and classical traditions, ranging from myths and magic to monuments and politics, Bate offers striking new readings of a wide array of the plays and poems. At the heart of the book is an argument that Shakespeare's supreme valuation of the force of imagination was honed by the classical tradition and designed as a defense of poetry and theater in a hostile world of emergent Puritanism.


    Rounded off with a fascinating account of how Shakespeare became our modern classic and has ended up playing much the same role for us as the Greek and Roman classics did for him, How the Classics Made Shakespeare combines stylistic brilliance, accessibility, and scholarship, demonstrating why Jonathan Bate is one of our most eminent and readable literary critics.



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  • How to Disappear Completely & Never be Found
    How to Disappear Completely & Never be Found
    ISBN: 9781854599643
    Title: How to Disappear Completely & Never be Found
    Author: KENNEDY FIN


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    Price: $31.00
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  • I, Daniel Blake
    I, Daniel Blake
    ISBN: 9781901927672
    Title: I, Daniel Blake
    Author: LAVERTY PAUL


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  • I, Shakespeare
    I, Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9781849431262
    Title: I, Shakespeare
    Author: CROUCH TIM

    Brings together Tim Crouch's take on four Shakespeare classics: Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream. These solo pieces are written for younger audiences but their originality and strength make them suitable for any age.


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  • Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays
    Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays
    ISBN: 9781509827848
    Title: Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays
    Author: WILDE OSCAR

    Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and then at Magdalen College Oxford where he started the cult of 'Aestheticism'. He published several books of stories ostensibly for children and one novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891).Wilde's first success as a playwright was with Lady Windemere's Fan in 1892. He followed this with A Woman of No Importance , An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest , all performed on the London stage. Wilde lost a libel suit against the man who exposed his homosexual relationship and was sentenced to two year's imprisonment. He fled to France after his release where he died in 1900.


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  • Importance of Being Earnest Large Print Edition
    Importance of Being Earnest Large Print Edition
    ISBN: 9781494291723
    Title: Importance of Being Earnest Large Print Edition
    Author: WILDE OSCAR

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a terrific play by Oscar Wilde. It stands the test of time. While it deals with Victorian society, it also hits on the universal truths about the lengths to which some men will go to avoid certain social obligations. It does so with humor and satire. The play was first performed in 1895, and the text here is from 1915.

    This Large Print Edition is presented in easy-to-read 16 point type.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00

    $22.00
  • Impro Improvisation & the Theatre
    Impro Improvisation & the Theatre
    ISBN: 9780713687019
    Title: Impro Improvisation & the Theatre
    Author: JOHNSTONE KEITH

    "A hundred practical techniques for encouraging spontaneity and originality by catching the subconscious unawares...;here is an inexhaustible supply of zany suggestions for unfreezing the petrified imagination" Daily Telegraph A leading figure in the theatre, Keith Johnstone lays bare his techniques and exercises to foster spontaneity and narrative skill for actors. These techniques and exercises were evolved in the actors' studio, when he was Associate Director of the Royal Court and then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers called The Theatre Machine. Divided into four sections, "Status", "Spontaneity", "Narrative Skills" and "Masks and Trance", arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific approaches which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity. "If teachers were honoured in the British theatre along-side directors, designers and playwrights, Keith Johnstone would be as familiar a name as are those of...;Jocelyn Herbert, Edward Bond and other young talents who were drawn to the great lodestone of the Royal Court Theatre in the late 1950s. As head of the script department, Johnstone played a crucial part in the development of the 'writers' theatre...;" Irving Wardle

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Impro: Improvisation & the Theatre
    Impro: Improvisation & the Theatre
    ISBN: 9781350069039
    Title: Impro: Improvisation & the Theatre
    Author: JOHNSTONE KEITH

    In this landmark work Keith Johnstone provides a revelatory guide to rediscovering and unlocking the imagination. Admired for its clarity and zest, Impro lays bare the techniques and exercises used to foster spontaneity and narrative skill for actors. These techniques and exercises were evolved in the actors' studio, when he was Associate Director of the Royal Court and then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers called The Theatre Machine.
    Divided into four sections, 'Status', 'Spontaneity', 'Narrative Skills' and 'Masks and Trance', arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific approaches which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity.
    'If teachers were honoured in the British theatre along-side directors, designers and playwrights, Keith Johnstone would be as familiar a name as are those of . . . Jocelyn Herbert, Edward Bond and other young talents who were drawn to the great lodestone of the Royal Court Theatre in the late 1950s. As head of the script department, Johnstone played a crucial part in the development of the 'writers' theatre.' Irving Wardle

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Improv Book: Improvisation for Theatre, Education and Life
    Improv Book: Improvisation for Theatre, Education and Life
    ISBN: 9781783191802
    Title: Improv Book: Improvisation for Theatre, Education and Life
    Author: GOLDIE ALISON


    The Improv Bookcovers classic improve games and their variations, and lists improvisation scenarios to use directly or to trigger ideas for new ones. Author Alison Goldie outlines how improv can be used for making theater and comedy, from monologues to full-scale productions, but also highlights the practical application of improv in education--and in all areas of life.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • In a Dark Dark House
    In a Dark Dark House
    ISBN: 9780571248261
    Title: In a Dark Dark House
    Author: NEIL LABUTE

    Brothers Terry and Drew are worlds apart. The extraordinary circumstances of their reunion force them to relive the carefully forgotten memories of their childhood.An encounter with a pretty girl putting holes on her father's miniature golf course sends out shockwaves that mean their lives will never be the same again.Exploring the depths of family loyalty, In a Dark Dark House received its European premiere at the Almeida Theatre, London, in November 2008. It is published here together with an introduction by Neil LaBute and his own short story, which inspired the play.

    Price: $29.99
    $29.99
  • Inheritance
    Inheritance
    ISBN: 9780571352364
    Title: Inheritance
    Author: LOPEZ MATTHEW

    You have to wonder why there isn't a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you've wanted for years. Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend. A generation after the height of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for the different kinds of pain, the different kinds of love? Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance premiered in two parts at the Young Vic Theatre, London, in March 2018. The play transferred to the No l Coward Theatre, London, in September 2018.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
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