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Boesman And Lena (Paperback): A. Fugard Boesman And Lena (Paperback)
A. Fugard
R195 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R22 (11%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

Fugard's well-known play about two squatters.

The Hunt (Paperback, Main): David Farr The Hunt (Paperback, Main)
David Farr
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We are a small community. The happiness of our children is everything. Our hopes and dreams rest in these tiny souls. In a small town in northern Denmark, the children celebrate Harvest Festival. In the forest by the water the men of the lodge stand naked in the cold. This is their country. This is their song. In the shadows, a lonely child gives a strange man her heart. The hunt begins. Based on Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm's Danish film thriller Jagten, David Farr's The Hunt opened at the Almeida, London, in June 2019.

Peter Gynt (Paperback, Main): Henrik Ibsen Peter Gynt (Paperback, Main)
Henrik Ibsen; Translated by David Hare
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Uncle Vanya (Paperback, Main): David Hare Uncle Vanya (Paperback, Main)
David Hare
R231 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R52 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Zinnie Harris Plays 1 (Paperback, Main): Zinnie Harris Zinnie Harris Plays 1 (Paperback, Main)
Zinnie Harris
R463 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R119 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
How to Transcend a Happy Marriage (Tcg Edition) (Paperback): Sarah Ruhl How to Transcend a Happy Marriage (Tcg Edition) (Paperback)
Sarah Ruhl
R282 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Our Country's Good - Based on the Novel "The Playmaker" by Thomas Kenneally (Paperback, New edition): Timberlake... Our Country's Good - Based on the Novel "The Playmaker" by Thomas Kenneally (Paperback, New edition)
Timberlake Wertenbaker; Edited by Bill Naismith
R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Australia 1789. A young married lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country. With only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts, and one leading lady who may be about to be hanged, conditions are hardly ideal...Winner of the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award in 1988, and many other major awards, Our Country's Good premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1988 and opened on Broadway in 1991. 'Rarely has the redemptive, transcendental power of theatre been argued with such eloquence and passion.' Georgina Brown, Independent Methuen Student Editions are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoires. As well as the complete text of the play itself, the volume contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work; an introduction giving the background to the play; a discussion of the various interpretations; and notes on individual words and phrases in the text.

The History Boys - With GCSE and A Level study guide (Paperback, Education Edition): Alan Bennett The History Boys - With GCSE and A Level study guide (Paperback, Education Edition)
Alan Bennett; Contributions by Andrew Bruff 1
R230 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R39 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Designed to meet the requirements for students at GCSE and A level, this accessible educational edition offers the complete text of The History Boys with a comprehensive study guide. Highlights of Andrew Bruff's guide include: - detailed analyses of character, theme and structure; - a clear introduction to the context of the play and its author; - key quotations and activities both for the student working alone and in the classroom. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. In Alan Bennett's award-winning and hugely popular play, staffroom rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it, about education and its purpose.

The Tempest (Paperback, Washington Square Press new Folger's ed): William Shakespeare The Tempest (Paperback, Washington Square Press new Folger's ed)
William Shakespeare
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Each edition includes:

- 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

- An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

- Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

Essay by Barbara A. Mowat

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

Medea (Paperback, New edition): Euripides Medea (Paperback, New edition)
Euripides; Translated by Rex Warner
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One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, masterfully portraying Medea's pursuit of vengeance. Warner translation.

Henry IV (Paperback, annotated edition): William Shakespeare Henry IV (Paperback, annotated edition)
William Shakespeare
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FOLGER Shakespeare Library
THE WORLD'S LEADING CENTER FOR SHAKESPEARE STUDIES
"Each edition includes: "
- 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
- An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
- Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
"Essay by" Alexander Leggatt
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

Philadelphia, Here I Come (Paperback, Main): Brian Friel Philadelphia, Here I Come (Paperback, Main)
Brian Friel
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Fed up with the dreary round of life in Ballybeg, with his uncommunicative father and his humiliating job in his father's grocery shop, with his frustrated love for Kathy Doogan who married a richer, more successful young man and with the total absence of prospect and opportunity in his life at home, Gareth O'Donnell has accepted his aunt's invitation to come to Philadelphia. Now, on the eve of his departure, he is not happy to be leaving Ballybeg.

With this play Brian Friel made his reputation and it is now an acknowledged classic of modern drama.

Sweat (Paperback): Lynn Nottage Sweat (Paperback)
Lynn Nottage
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In 2011, Lynn Nottage began spending time with the people of Reading, Pennsylvania: officially one of the poorest cities in the USA. During the following two years, she dug deep into the forgotten heart of middle America, finding a city divided by racial tension and the collapse of industry. Sweat is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that Lynn Nottage wrote following her experience. Her tale of friends pitted against each other by big business, and the decline of the American Dream receives its UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, London in December 2018.

Citysong and Other Plays (Paperback): Dylan Coburn Gray Citysong and Other Plays (Paperback)
Dylan Coburn Gray
R253 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R62 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Briefcase Warriors - Stories for the Stage (Hardcover): E.Donald Two-Rivers Briefcase Warriors - Stories for the Stage (Hardcover)
E.Donald Two-Rivers
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In Briefcase Warriors, a collection of six fast-paced, thought-provoking plays, E. Donald Two-Rivers presents an intricate and multifaceted view of contemporary American Indian urban life. Alternately sad, humorous, or discomfiting, these plays range from one-act vignettes accessible to young adults to extended portrayals of the seedier side of urban existence. Fast-talking and hard-living, the characters depicted by Two-Rivers struggle to survive the sometimes hostile environs of a society whose members think of them as a vanishing race.

The plays included are: Winter Summit or the Bang-Bang Incident; Forked Tongues; Chili Corn; Coyote Sits in Judgment; Shattered Dream; and Old Indian Trick (An Old Urban Indian Story as Told by an Old Urban Indian Who May Have Lied).

Salt (Paperback, Main): Selina Thompson Salt (Paperback, Main)
Selina Thompson
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Where our real home might be is tricky to say. In a way that is the point. Some people say that it is the body, but I think the body is more of a channel that leads us home. Ultimate reality is our home. It is here and now. In 2016, two artists embarked a cargo ship and retraced a route of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle - Europe, Africa, the Caribbean - all the while contemplating the notion of home. Both real and imagined, it was a journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, propelled by questions and grief; a journey backwards in order to go forwards, a diaspora. This show is what they brought back. Selina Thompson's Salt premiered at Southbank Centre in July 2017, and went on to tour in the UK, Australia, Canada and Brazil. Winner of The Stage Edinburgh Award, The Total Theatre Award for Experimentation, Innovation and Playing with Form, and The Filipa Braganca Award. Shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

The Twelve Plays of Christmas - A Dozen Sketches for Yuletide Occasions (Paperback): Martha Bolton The Twelve Plays of Christmas - A Dozen Sketches for Yuletide Occasions (Paperback)
Martha Bolton
R370 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R75 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Filling the request for more sketches for Christmas, Martha Bolton's The Twelve Plays of Christmas proves to be as worthy as its predecessor, Tangled in the Tinsel . A collection of sketches and monologues based on the popular classic carol, each script can be performed individually or together as a full evening of entertainment. The reason for the season is brought to life through such themes and topics as reconciling with family, giving, holiday burnout, and more.

The Theban Plays - Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone (Paperback): Sophocles The Theban Plays - Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone (Paperback)
Sophocles; Translated by George Young
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The stirring tale of a legendary royal family's fall and ultimate redemption, the Theban trilogy endures as the crowning achievement of Greek drama. Sophocles' 3-play cycle, chronicling Oedipus's search for the truth and its tragic results, remains essential reading for English and classical studies majors as well as for all students of Western civilization.

Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae - Four Plays (Paperback): Stephen Esposito Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae - Four Plays (Paperback)
Stephen Esposito; Edited by Stephen Esposito; Translated by Michael R. Halleran, Anthony J. Podlecki
R469 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R83 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A collection of Euripides' most important plays in one volume. Translations are taken in full text from other single volumes in the Focus Classical Library, by authors Michael Halleran, Anthony Podlecki, and Stephen Esposito, with notes and a new introduction. As with all Focus Classical Library titles, this anthology has been designed with the student of Ancient Drama in mind, including modern translations close to the original, informed by the latest scholarship, and with an extensive introduction, interpretive essay, and footnotes -- all to the purpose of allowing the student to understand Greek drama, Greek mythology, and the context of Greek culture. This book is useful for courses in ancient drama, classical civilization, Greek tragedy, Classical mythology, etc.

Twelve Angry Men (Paperback): Reginald Rose Twelve Angry Men (Paperback)
Reginald Rose
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The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival
Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, "Twelve Angry Men" holds at its core a deeply patriotic belief in the U.S. legal system. The story's focal point, known only as Juror Eight, is at first the sole holdout in an 11-1 guilty vote. Eight sets his sights not on proving the other jurors wrong but rather on getting them to look at the situation in a clear-eyed way not affected by their personal biases. Rose deliberately and carefully peels away the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture of America, at its best and worst, to form.

Saturday Night at the Palace - A Play in One Act (Paperback): Paul Slabolepszy Saturday Night at the Palace - A Play in One Act (Paperback)
Paul Slabolepszy
R90 R71 Discovery Miles 710 Save R19 (21%) In stock

Saturday Night at the Palace won the Amstel Award for Best Play in 1981, and the AA Mutual Life Vita Award for Best Production in 1984.

'Rave., rave, rave! It's a long time since I've seen a local play as powerful, and effective '
- Sunday Times
Waiting for Godot - A Tragicomedy in Two Acts (Paperback): Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot - A Tragicomedy in Two Acts (Paperback)
Samuel Beckett
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From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama. As Clive Barnes wrote, "Time catches up with genius ... Waiting for Godot is one of the masterpieces of the century." The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone--or something--named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind's inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett's language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.

Prometheus Bound (Paperback, New edition): Aeschylus Prometheus Bound (Paperback, New edition)
Aeschylus
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One of the greatest of the classical Greek dramas, based on the Greek legend of the Titan demi-god who, against the will of Zeus, stole fire from the gods for the benefit of man. His terrible punishment by Zeus, and his continuing defiance of Zeus in the face of that punishment, remain universal symbols of man's vulnerability in any struggle with the gods. Reprinted from a standard translation.

The Ferryman (Paperback): Jez Butterworth The Ferryman (Paperback)
Jez Butterworth 1
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County Armagh, Northern Ireland, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor... Developed by Sonia Friedman Productions, The Ferryman premiered to huge acclaim at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in April 2017, before transferring to the West End. The production was directed by Sam Mendes. It went on to win the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play and the Critics' Circle, Olivier and WhatsOnStage Awards for Best New Play.

The Brute and Other Farces (Paperback, New Ed): Anton Chekhov, Eric Bentley The Brute and Other Farces (Paperback, New Ed)
Anton Chekhov, Eric Bentley
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All the farces of Russia's greatest dramatist are rendered here in the classic lively translations which audiences and scholars alike applaud on the stage and in the classroom. The blustering, stuttering eloquence of Chekhov's unlikely heroes has endured to shape the voice of contemporary theatre. This volume presents seven minor masterpieces: Harmfulness of Tobacco, Swan Song, The Brute, Marriage Proposal, Summer in the Country, A Wedding, The Celebration.

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