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Fifty More Professional Scenes & Monologs for Student Actors - A Collection of Short One- & Two-Person Scenes (Paperback):... Fifty More Professional Scenes & Monologs for Student Actors - A Collection of Short One- & Two-Person Scenes (Paperback)
Garry Michael Kluger
R306 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R57 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Anyone who needs monologues and/or short two-person scenes for auditions and competitions will find this book to be a valuable resource. Designed for professional actors seeking roles in TV shows, commercials and sgate productions, it may also be used by student performers who wish to work at a profesional level. Most scenes are generic, easily adaptable for use by male or female actors. Emphasis is on believable characters, no cartoon types.

August: Osage County (Paperback): Tracy Letts August: Osage County (Paperback)
Tracy Letts
R228 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R55 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

"A tremendous achievement in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a tough land and a tougher people."--"Time Out New York"

"Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" is what O'Neill would be writing in 2007. Letts has recaptured the nobility of American drama's mid-century heyday while still creating something entirely original."--"New York" magazine

One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, "August: Osage County" is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest--and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed. The three-act, three-and-a-half-hour mammoth of a play combines epic tragedy with black comedy, dramatizing three generations of unfulfilled dreams and leaving not one of its thirteen characters unscathed. After its sold-out Chicago premiere, the play has electrified audiences in New York since its opening in November 2007.

Tracy Letts is the author of "Killer Joe," "Bug," and "Man from Nebraska," which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His plays have been performed throughout the country and internationally. A performer as well as a playwright, Letts is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where "August: Osage County" premiered.

The Lady in the Van (Paperback, Main): Alan Bennett The Lady in the Van (Paperback, Main)
Alan Bennett 2
R135 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R28 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Alan Bennett is the author of Writing Home, The Madness of George III, Talking Heads, The Clothes They Stood Up In and much else besides. Miss Shepherd lived in a Robin Reliant opposite Bennett's house in Camden Town. After a series of attacks on her van, he suggested she move, with her van, to his front drive. Initially reluctant, she agreed - and Bennett landed himself a tenancy that went on for fifteen years. The Lady in the Van is probably Alan Bennett's best-known work of non-fiction, and follows his other little blockbuster The Clothes They Stood Up In.

BU21 (Paperback): Stuart Slade BU21 (Paperback)
Stuart Slade
R228 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R44 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Six young people are caught in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London. By turns terrifying, inspiring, brutal, heartbreaking and hilarious, BU21 is verbatim theatre from the very near future.

Chekhov's First Play (Paperback): Dead Centre Chekhov's First Play (Paperback)
Dead Centre
R224 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R47 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

During the turmoil of the Russian Revolution in 1917, Maria Chekhov, Anton's sister, placed many of her late brother's manuscripts and papers in a safety deposit box in Moscow. In 1921 Soviet scholars opened the box, and discovered a play. The title page was missing. The play they found has too many characters, too many themes, too much action. All in all, it's generally dismissed as unstageable. Like life. A new play by Dead Centre, creators of the OBIE / Fringe First winning LIPPY.

Moth (Paperback): Declan Greene Moth (Paperback)
Declan Greene
R224 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R56 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sebastian is that kid at high school. He's weird. He smells. He's obsessed with comics, and talks to himself. But after a catastrophic fallout with his only friend, Claryssa, he wakes up with a moth in a jar by his bed, and a calling to save the souls of all humanity. And so begins the Passion of Sebastian: a journey into a terrifying and starless night. By turns dark and shimmering, Moth is a firework of a play. Channelling Donnie Darko and Disco Pigs, it is a fast, funny and heartbreaking story about two young people with nowhere to go. From one of Australia's foremost emerging playwrights.

Ernie's Incredible Illucinations (Paperback, New edition): Alan Ayckbourn Ernie's Incredible Illucinations (Paperback, New edition)
Alan Ayckbourn
R223 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R36 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is a bright comedy by the famous English comic playwright about the extraordinary powers of Ernie Fraser, a dreamer with a difference. Ernie has a vivid imagination; and his thoughts have the disconcerting habit of turning into reality....

Sophocles I - Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): David Grene, Richmond Lattimore Sophocles I - Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
David Grene, Richmond Lattimore; Edited by Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides' "Medea", "The Children of Heracles", "Andromache", and "Iphigenia among the Taurians", fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles' satyr-drama "The Trackers". New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

Antony and Cleopatra (Paperback, annotated edition): William Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra (Paperback, annotated edition)
William Shakespeare
R122 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R21 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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 Cynthia Marshall
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.

Inside Bitch (Paperback): Deborah Pearson, Stacey Gregg Inside Bitch (Paperback)
Deborah Pearson, Stacey Gregg
R228 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R46 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"You've seen Orange is the New Black. You've seen Locked Up. You've seen Bad Girls. So, what have we got that's different? Well, for one, we've been to prison." Working collaboratively with Deborah Pearson and Stacey Gregg, four Clean Break Members who are artists with prison experience created Inside Bitch: a playfully subversive take on the representation of women in prison. This show challenges societal perceptions by challenging the stories we tell through television, the media, and to ourselves. Inside Bitch questions what is lost when we try to tell a story.

This is How We Die (Paperback): Christopher Brett Bailey This is How We Die (Paperback)
Christopher Brett Bailey
R224 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R47 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. Tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence - from the desk of Christopher Brett Bailey comes a spiralling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose. THIS IS HOW WE DIE is a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it is dying -

Euripides I - Alcestis, Medea, the Children of Heracles, Hippolytus (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): David Grene, Richmond... Euripides I - Alcestis, Medea, the Children of Heracles, Hippolytus (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
David Grene, Richmond Lattimore; Edited by Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides' "Medea", "The Children of Heracles", "Andromache", and "Iphigenia among the Taurians", fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles' satyr-drama "The Trackers". New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

The Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Sea (Paperback, New edition): J. M Synge The Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Sea (Paperback, New edition)
J. M Synge
R61 R51 Discovery Miles 510 Save R10 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Two beautifully crafted dramas set among the folk of the Aran Islands and western Irish coastlands. The Playboy of the Western World deals with its young hero's progress, in the eyes of others, from timid weakling to paragon of bravery. Riders to the Sea is a dark elegy to the fragile existence of those who live at the mercy of the sea. Reprinted from authoritative editions, complete with Synge's preface to The Playboy of the Western World. New introductory Note.

"the Lonesome West" (Paperback): Martin McDonagh "the Lonesome West" (Paperback)
Martin McDonagh
R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Lonesome West was first presented as a Druid Theatre company and Royal Court co-production in the summer of 1997. 'The play combines manic energy and physical violence in a way that is both hilarious and viscerally exciting' Daily Telegraph Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics. Only father Welsh, the local young priest, is prepared to try to reconcile the two before their petty squabblings spiral into vicious and bloody carnage.

All Our Children (Paperback): Stephen Unwin All Our Children (Paperback)
Stephen Unwin
R228 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R56 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"I used to be scared of them. They seemed so different. They don't scare me anymore. They're just children, aren't they? Just children." January 1941. A terrible crime is taking place in a clinic for disabled children. The perpetrators argue that it will help struggling parents and lift the financial burden on the mighty German state. One brave voice is raised in objection. But will the doctor listen?

New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays (Paperback, New): Robert A Barker, Kim Solga New Canadian Realisms: Eight Plays (Paperback, New)
Robert A Barker, Kim Solga
R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A collection of contemporary Canadian plays. Includes Gwen Pharis Ringwood's "Still Stands the House," Trey Anthony's "'da Kink in my hair," Tara Beagan's "Miss Julie: Sheh'mah," Madeleine Blais-Dahlem's "La Maculees Tain," Hillar Liitoja's "The Last Supper," selections from the Impromptu Splendour series, Theatre Replacement's "BIOBOXES," and Zuppa Theatre's "Penny Dreadful."

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Paperback): William Shakespeare The Merry Wives of Windsor (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
R120 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R21 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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 Natasha Korda
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.

All the President's Men? - Scenes from the Senate Confirmation Hearings of President Trump's Cabinet (Paperback):... All the President's Men? - Scenes from the Senate Confirmation Hearings of President Trump's Cabinet (Paperback)
Nicolas Kent
R229 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R46 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In January, one week before the President's inauguration a fierce fight erupted in the Senate between Republicans and Democrats over the confirmation of the key figures for President Trump's cabinet. These four powerful men lead the Trump administration's policy on Russia, the Middle East, Iran and North Korea, on human rights worldwide, on the Paris Climate control agreement, as well as on the civil rights and the health of millions of Americans. They are: Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon/Mobil, nominee for Secretary of State responsible for America's foreign policy; Jeff Sessions, a leading campaigner for the President and now his chief law officer; Dr Tom Price, a strident critic of Obamacare and nominee for Health Secretary; and Scott Pruitt, a climate change sceptic nominated as Director of the Environmental Protection Agency. In front of four separate Senate committees the nominees were subjected to tough and relentless cross-examination. They were questioned forensically about their ethics, beliefs and political philosophies. Each of them had to fend off accusations ranging from corruption to deceit or racism. These gripping and dramatic verbatim Senate sessions probed their fitness for office, and give us a vital insight into the future policies and direction of a Trump Presidency.

Sparkleshark (Paperback, New edition): Philip Ridley Sparkleshark (Paperback, New edition)
Philip Ridley
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
"Antigone" (Paperback, New edition): Jean Anouilh "Antigone" (Paperback, New edition)
Jean Anouilh; Translated by Barbara Bray; Edited by Dan Freeman, Ted Freeman
R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

'Anouilh is a poet, but not of words: he is a poet of words-acted, of scenes-set, of players-performing' Peter Brook Jean Anouilh, one of the foremost French playwrights of the twentieth century, replaced the mundane realist works of the previous era with his innovative dramas, which exploit fantasy, tragic passion, scenic poetry and cosmic leaps in time and space. Antigone, his best-known play, was performed in 1944 in Nazi-controlled Paris and provoked fierce controversy. In defying the tyrant Creon and going to her death, Antigone conveyed to Anouilh's compatriots a covert message of heroic resistance; but the author's characterisaation of Creon also seemed to exonerate Marshal Petain and his fellow collaborators. More ambivalent than his ancient model, Sophocles, Anouilh uses Greek myth to explore the disturbing moral dilemmas of our times. Commentary and notes by Ted Freeman.

The Spanish Tragedy (Revels Student Edition) - Thomas Kyd (Paperback, Revels Student Ed): David Bevington The Spanish Tragedy (Revels Student Edition) - Thomas Kyd (Paperback, Revels Student Ed)
David Bevington
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The "revenge" play became the most durable and commercially successful type of drama on the Elizabethan stage. This example by Thomas Kyd, who was one of the originators of the genre, brings to life the intrigues of the Spanish court, dramatically juxtaposing romantic passion with sudden violent death and clandestine politics. The ghost of Dan Andrea and his guide Revenge observe the dark and bloody action throughout, provoking questions about the nature of the human condition. -- .

Front Lines - Political Plays by American Women (Paperback): Shirley Lauro, Alexis Greene Front Lines - Political Plays by American Women (Paperback)
Shirley Lauro, Alexis Greene
R427 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R97 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Front Lines" is a pathbreaking collection of the most important, critically acclaimed plays written by the country's leading contemporary female playwrights. Including seven full scripts and accompanying materials, "Front Lines" provides both major examples of the playwright's craft and an essential introduction to the politically inspired work of female dramatists of the twenty-first century.

Here is Jessica Blank's widely heralded "The Exonerated" (written with Erik Jensen), based on interviews with American prisoners incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. Also included is Nilaja Sun's outstanding "No Child . . .," winner of the Outer Critics Circle's 2007 John Gassner Award for Best New Play--a funny, stirring one-woman show centering on an inner-city teacher's success at involving her rebellious students in their own education by putting on a play. Rounding out the collection are Emily Mann's "Mrs. Packard"; Paula Vogel's "Hot 'n' Throbbing"; Shirley Lauro's "Clarence Darrow's Last Trial"; Quiara Alegria Hudes's "Eliot: A Soldier's Fugue"; and Cindy Cooper's "Words of Choice," co-adapted with Suzanne Bennett.

With a preface by distinguished playwright Shirley Lauro and an introduction by theater critic Alexis Greene, "Front Lines" also includes short biographies of the playwrights and a production photo of each play.

Rhinoceros (Paperback): Eugene Ionesco Rhinoceros (Paperback)
Eugene Ionesco; Translated by Derek Prouse
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Die Rauber (German, Paperback): Die Rauber (German, Paperback)
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A Lie of the Mind (Paperback): Sam Shepard A Lie of the Mind (Paperback)
Sam Shepard
R204 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R23 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dramatizes how individuals misperceive the world.

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