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Enda Walsh Plays: One (Paperback): Enda Walsh Enda Walsh Plays: One (Paperback)
Enda Walsh
R346 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R84 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A collection of cutting-edge plays from the award-winning author of Penelope, The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom. Contains: The Ginger Ale Boy (1995), Disco Pigs (1996, George Devine and Steward Parker Awards), misterman (1999), bedbound (2000, Edinburgh Fringe Festival First), The Small Things (2005) and Chatroom (2005).

Hey, Girlfriend - 75 Monologues for Girls (Paperback): Kimberly A. McCormick Hey, Girlfriend - 75 Monologues for Girls (Paperback)
Kimberly A. McCormick
R303 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R57 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

At last, a book of insightful monologues for girls only! Similar in style to her popular book The Way I See It, this collection of monologues deals with the dilemmas that teenage girls face everyday at school, at home, and in general society. Sometimes real-life events can be funny, but more often they are difficult. These monologues reflect struggles and triumphs. Sample titles include: Is He Worth it?, Is Our Family Falling Apart?, Don't Let My Mother Die, Texting Terror, I Don't Want to Move, A Selfish Generation, Let's Get Fit, Making the Grade, Will I Ever Fit In?, Does Anyone Know What Love Means?, Negative People and No One Likes a Bully. With each monologue there are discussion questions for classroom use. These monologues are unique In style and are superb for speech and drama classes or for contest use.

Top Girls (Paperback): Caryl Churchill Top Girls (Paperback)
Caryl Churchill
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Serious Comedy / Castin: 7f. with doubling / Ints.

Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. The symbolic luncheon is attended by women in legend or history who offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. In a time warp, these ladies are also her co workers, clients and relatives. Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite: she has become, figuratively speaking, a male oppressor and even coaches female clients on adopting odious male traits. Marlene has also abandoned her illegitimate and dull witted daughter. Her emotional and sexual life has become as barren as Lady Macbeth's.

"A blistering yet sympathetic look at women who achieve success by adopting the worse traits of self made men.... Truly original." N.Y. Times.

"Very funny and provocative.... A mind lifting experience." N.Y. Post.

Master Harold and the Boys (Paperback): Athol Fugard Master Harold and the Boys (Paperback)
Athol Fugard
R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Drama / 3m (1 white, 2 black) / Int.

The role that won Zakes Mokae a Tony Award brought Danny Glover back to the New York stage for the Roundabout Theatre's revival of this searing coming of age story, considered by many to be Fugard's masterpiece. A white teen who has grown up in the affectionate company of the two black waiters who work in his mother's tea room in Port Elizabeth learns that his viciously racist alcoholic father is on his way home from the hospital. An ensuing rage unwittingly triggers his inevitable passage into the culture of hatred fostered by apartheid.

"One of those depth charge plays that] has lasting relevance and] can triumphantly survive any test of time...The story is simple, but the resonance that Fugard brings to it lets it reach beyond the narrative, to touch so many nerves connected to betrayal and guilt. An exhilarating play...It is a triumph of playmaking, and unforgettable."-New York Post

"Fugard creates a blistering fusion of the personal and the political."-The New York Times

"This revival brings out the play's] considerable strengths."-New York Daily News

Forget Me Not (Paperback): Tom Holloway Forget Me Not (Paperback)
Tom Holloway
R229 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R44 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In Australia, Gerry hopes to meet his mother for the first time. Despite being almost sixty, he has spent his whole life believing he's an orphan. In Liverpool, Mary brews a good, strong pot of tea. Nothing posh. But she's as nervous as a pig at a butcher's. Determined to uncover his past, Gerry and his daughter Sally embark on an extraordinary journey home - halfway across the world - in a precarious bid to bring their family together. Through a program created by the British Government and eagerly supported by an Australia in the throes of its 'White Australia' policy, between 1945 and 1968 over three thousand British children were told they were orphans and sent to Australia on a promise of warmth, fresh air, abundant food and opportunity. Instead they arrived to deprived institutions where neglect and abuse were the norm. Tom Holloway's tender new play unearths a secret buried by time that, in turn, exposes a world of historical injustices currently in the limelight.

The Flu Season (Paperback): Will Eno The Flu Season (Paperback)
Will Eno
R225 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R44 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

No one in the middle of being in love ever sat down to write a love story. It's only after the belongings are sorted and the shirts returned that the pencils are sharpened and the notebooks opened. So, in a serious way, love stories are never love stories. Love is their inspiration, yes, but the end of love is the reason for their existence. This is a problem. It proposes anti-journeys where we saw only journeys, directs things toward a new negative we hadn't intended. The Flu Season tries to be a love story, anyway. It has a strategy. The play revels in it's ambivalence, lives in fits and starts, and derives a flailing energy from its doubts about itself. But these come at a price, which is paid by the characters in the play. A kind of clarity finally comes. In the end, is the end.

Box of Delights (Paperback, Main): Piers Torday Box of Delights (Paperback, Main)
Piers Torday; Originally written by John Masefield
R228 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R50 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Kay Harker is heading home for the school holidays. Recently orphaned, he knows this Christmas will be different but nothing could prepare him for the journey that lies ahead. On the train he meets an old magician, Cole Hawlings, who charges Kay with safeguarding a wondrous device that has time-travelling powers. It's an instrument that Cole's nemesis, the wicked sorcerer Abner Brown, will stop at nothing to steal for himself. And so when the old man mysteriously disappears, Kay faces the fight of his life. He must protect both the Box of Delights and, with it, the people he loves. The Box of Delights is a magical and festive adventure in which one boy must confront the secrets of the past to defeat the evil in his present. The future of Christmas itself depends upon him. Adapted for the stage for the first time by Piers Today, John Masefield's much-loved classic The Box of Delights premiered at Wilton's Music Hall in December 2017. 'One of the greatest children's books ever written.' The Times

The Cutting, The (Paperback): Maureen O'Brien The Cutting, The (Paperback)
Maureen O'Brien
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Judith is on remand suspected of killing her mother. From the moment the police came to question her she has not spoken. Alex, a child psychiatrist with experience of mutism is called in as a last resort to make a psychiatric assessment. He battles against her silence until at last he breaks the dam. The woman speaks directly to another human being for perhaps the first time in her life. An extraordinary story is revealed, and a relationship forged. The Cutting was nominated for the London Fringe Awards (Best First Play) and the London Evening Standard Awards.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Hardcover): William Shakespeare, John Lotherington The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Hardcover)
William Shakespeare, John Lotherington
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Girl on the Sofa (Paperback): Jon Fosse Girl on the Sofa (Paperback)
Jon Fosse
R227 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R44 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A girl sits on a sofa, not knowing what to do with herself. She argues with her mother and envies her older sister. She also longs for her absent father, a seaman. A middle-aged woman paints a portrait of herself as a young girl, sitting on a sofa, but she's beginning to doubt her artistic ability. Still at odds with her sister and her mother and haunted by her dead father, she's unable to shake the continuing presence of the past in her life -

Faust (German, Paperback): Faust (German, Paperback)
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Running on the Cracks (Paperback): Julia Donaldson Running on the Cracks (Paperback)
Julia Donaldson; Adapted by Andy Arnold
R228 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R43 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Run. Keep running. You're doing the right thing. Lay low. Head down. Don't look back. Just keep running. And whatever you do, don't tread on the cracks..." Leo's world has been turned upside down. Her parents are gone and her bird-loving uncle is getting too close for comfort. She is only sure of one thing...she must get out. In a desperate bid to find the grandparents she never knew, Leo jumps on a train to Glasgow, penniless and stealing food to survive. A nationwide hunt for her begins. Will she track down her grandparents, or will her uncle get to her first?

Verlobung in St Domingo / Das Bettelweib Von Locarno / Der Findling (German, Paperback): Heinrich Von Kleist Verlobung in St Domingo / Das Bettelweib Von Locarno / Der Findling (German, Paperback)
Heinrich Von Kleist
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The Heart of Robin Hood (Paperback, Main): David Farr The Heart of Robin Hood (Paperback, Main)
David Farr
R226 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R43 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The notorious Robin Hood and his band of outlaws steal from the rich, creating a fearsome reputation amongst those who dare to travel through the mighty forest of Sherwood. But they do not share their spoils with the poor and are unloved by the people, who must also pay unfair taxes to the evil Prince John as he plots to steal his brother's crown. In this time of chaos and fear, it is down to Marion to boldly protect the poor and convince Robin that he must listen to his heart if they are to save the country. The Heart of Robin Hood, David Farr's spirited new version of the great English legend, was premiered by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2011.

The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men (Paperback): Catherine Weate The Oberon Book of Modern Monologues for Men (Paperback)
Catherine Weate
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This is a collection of over 50 speeches for men, taken from plays from the last 20 years. Featured dramatists include Will Eno, Howard Barker, Richard Bean and Abi Morgan. The speeches are arranged according to age suitability - teens, twenties, thirties, etc. - and each monologue is placed in its dramatic context.

For All I Care (Paperback): Alan Harris For All I Care (Paperback)
Alan Harris
R230 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mental health nurse Nyri's woken up hungover with a younger man. Meanwhile, Clara has developed a compulsive wink and can't remember if she's taken her meds. Nyri needs to get to Ebbw Vale Hospital via Greggs, and Clara is dodging signs telling her - rather rudely - to kill herself, so she can get cracking with her shoplifting list for The Devil. Unexpected connections collide in this fast-moving, touchingly funny one-woman show by Alan Harris. For All I Care was first staged by National Theatre Wales in 2018, and is published alongside performances at Summerhall, Edinburgh, in August 2019

The Diver (Paperback): Hideki Noda, Colin Teevan The Diver (Paperback)
Hideki Noda, Colin Teevan
R226 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R44 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

""This is a highly unusual theatrical gem . . . both beautiful and beguilingly idiosyncratic."--"Time Out ""

Drawing on the themes of cruelty, imperialism, and betrayal, Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan's new play "The Diver" ingeniously links the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji with a Noh theater play and a contemporary murder.

Check Up: Our NHS at 70 (Paperback): Mark Thomas Check Up: Our NHS at 70 (Paperback)
Mark Thomas
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An analysis - and celebration - of the NHS as it turns 70. Based on a series of interviews with leading experts in and on the NHS and residencies in hospitals and surgeries and with director Nick Kent, Thomas uses his own demise to explore the state we're in, and what the future might hold for all of us.

Hungry Ghosts (Paperback): Jean Tong Hungry Ghosts (Paperback)
Jean Tong
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Alice (Paperback): Lewis Carroll, Laura Wade Alice (Paperback)
Lewis Carroll, Laura Wade
R230 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R43 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The White Rabbit is late for the Duchess. The Cheshire Cat won't stop grinning. And the Hatter is, well, mad. In the middle of it all is Alice, a young girl with a vivid imagination and a family life that's less than perfect. In this new adaptation by renowned playwright and Sheffield native, Laura Wade, you can follow Alice as she escapes her bedroom to find adventure in a topsy-turvy world. Based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Wade's adaptation breathes fresh life into a much-loved story about rabbit holes, pocket watches and talking caterpillars. Visit Samuel French for amateur performance enquiries

The White Card - A Play (Paperback): Claudia Rankine The White Card - A Play (Paperback)
Claudia Rankine 1
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Little Eyolf (Paperback): Richard Eyre Little Eyolf (Paperback)
Richard Eyre; Originally written by Henrik Ibsen
R225 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R54 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ibsen's forensic examination of a marriage as it falls apart, in a version by Richard Eyre. How is a life well-lived? Alfred Allmers comes home to his wife Rita and makes a decision. Casting aside his writing, he dedicates himself to raising his son. But one event is about to change his life forever. Little Eyolf was first performed in 1894. This new version, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in 2015. The third in a trilogy of revelatory Ibsens, Little Eyolf follows Richard Eyre's multi-award-winning adaptations of Ghosts (Almeida, West End and BAM, New York), and Hedda Gabler (Almeida and West End).

Saint Joan (Paperback, New Ed): George Bernard Shaw Saint Joan (Paperback, New Ed)
George Bernard Shaw; Edited by Dan H. Laurence; Introduction by Joley Wood
R213 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R80 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

‘I might almost as well have been a man … I should not have bothered you all so much then’

With Saint Joan, Shaw reached the height of his fame as a dramatist, and it was this play that led to his Nobel Prize for Literature for 1925. This powerful historical drama distils many of the ideas Shaw had been exploring in earlier works on the subjects of politics, religion, feminism and creative evolution. Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc, but unhappy with the way she had traditionally been depicted, Shaw wanted to remove ‘the whitewash which disfigures her beyond recognition’. He presents a realistic Joan: proud, intolerant, naive, foolhardy and brave – a rebel and a woman for his time – and ours.

This is the definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence. This volume includes Shaw’s Preface of 1924 and the cast list of the first production of Saint Joan.

 

The Who & the What - A Play (Paperback): Ayad Akhtar The Who & the What - A Play (Paperback)
Ayad Akhtar
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Forest Fringe - The First Ten Years (Paperback): Forest Fringe Forest Fringe - The First Ten Years (Paperback)
Forest Fringe
R356 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R71 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Andy Field, Deborah Pearson and Ira Brand began Forest Fringe as a totally independent, not-for-profit space in the midst of the Edinburgh Festival. Since then they have built a community of artists and playwrights, and are consistently rated as being a festival highlight. This collection collates the best of their work from the past decade and celebrates a remarkable body of work.

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