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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > General

Protestacion de la Fe (Spanish, Paperback): 'Pedro Calderon De La Barca Protestacion de la Fe (Spanish, Paperback)
'Pedro Calderon De La Barca
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Los autos sacramentales son obras religiosas de caracter alegorico representadas sobre todo en Espana y Portugal durante el Corpus Christi. Este genero ocupa un papel muy interesante en la tradicion teatral de Occidente, pues coexistio, antes de desaparecer, con una incipiente y cada vez mas popular narrativa escenica interesada en los individuos, y en los sucesos mundanos.

Contra Valor No Hay Desdicha (Spanish, Paperback): Felix Lope de Vega y Carpio Contra Valor No Hay Desdicha (Spanish, Paperback)
Felix Lope de Vega y Carpio; Foreword by Sergio Aguilar Gimenez
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Felix Lope de Vega y Carpio (Madrid, 1562-Madrid, 1635). Espana. Nacio en una familia modesta, estudio con los jesuitas y no termino la universidad en Alcala de Henares, parece que por asuntos amorosos. Tras su ruptura con Elena Osorio (Filis en sus poemas), su gran amor de juventud, Lope escribio libelos contra la familia de esta. Por ello fue procesado y desterrado en 1588, ano en que se caso con Isabel de Urbina (Belisa). Paso los dos primeros anos en Valencia, y luego en Alba de Tormes, al servicio del duque de Alba. En 1594, tras fallecer su esposa y su hija, fue perdonado y volvio a Madrid. Alli tuvo una relacion amorosa con una actriz, Micaela Lujan (Camila Lucinda) con la que tuvo mucha descendencia, hecho que no impidio su segundo matrimonio, con Juana Guardo, del que nacieron dos hijos. Entonces era uno de los autores mas populares y aclamados de la Corte. En 1605 entro al servicio del duque de Sessa como secretario, aunque tambien actuo como intermediario amoroso de este. La desgracia marco sus ultimos anos: Marta de Nevares una de sus ultimas amantes quedo ciega en 1625, perdio la razon y murio en 1632. Tambien murio su hijo Lope Felix. La soledad, el sufrimiento, la enfermedad, o los problemas economicos no le impidieron escribir.

El Militar Cristiano Contra El Padre Hidalgo (Spanish, Paperback): Francisco Estrada El Militar Cristiano Contra El Padre Hidalgo (Spanish, Paperback)
Francisco Estrada
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Texto de referencia del independentismo de Mexico. Esta escrito desde la vision de las fuerzas politicas que estaban a favor de la presencia de Espana en Mexico y tiene cierto tono de denuncia ante los acontecimientos de la guerra.

Dona Rosita La Soltera (Spanish, Paperback): Federico Garcia Lorca Dona Rosita La Soltera (Spanish, Paperback)
Federico Garcia Lorca; Foreword by Sergio Aguilar Gimenez
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Oxford Student Texts: Tis Pity She's a Whore (Paperback): John Ford Oxford Student Texts: Tis Pity She's a Whore (Paperback)
John Ford
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One of a series designed to provide a new, accessible approach to the works of great poets and playwrights. Each text includes general notes on the text; discussion of themes, issues and context; and suggestions for further reading.

Welcome Home, Captain Fox! (Paperback, Main): Anthony Weigh Welcome Home, Captain Fox! (Paperback, Main)
Anthony Weigh
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It's the legendary hot summer of 1959 and while the Cold War rages and America tunes into I Love Lucy, Captain Jack Fox - believed missing in action in the fields of France fifteen years before - is about to be reunited with his family in the Hamptons. But is this really Jack Fox? And if it isn't, who is this man? And why are there twenty-two other families so intent on claiming him as their own? A sparkling comedy of identity, lost and found, based on Jean Anouilh's hit 1937 play, Le Voyageur sans bagage, Anthony Weigh's Welcome Home, Captain Fox! premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in February 2016.

In Lipstick (Paperback, Main): Annie Jenkins In Lipstick (Paperback, Main)
Annie Jenkins
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Things don't change no matter how much you want them to. You try, you run away, you make things new but they're not. It's just the same old shit covered in lipstick. Maud, a woman on the run from her damaged past, has sheltered Cynthia from the outside world for the last few years. But while Cynthia is a recluse, living for their dressing-up box, their fairy tales and Shirley Bassey on YouTube, Maud meets Dennis, a security guard at her office. As Cynthia clings, Maud begins to dream of escaping their isolated and claustrophobic world. Annie Jenkins' debut play In Lipstick gives savage, funny and heartfelt voice to two women trapped in a fractured city, not quite knowing how to love each other.

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary (Paperback): Gustave Flaubert The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary (Paperback)
Gustave Flaubert; Adapted by John Nicholson, Javier Marzan
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Peepolykus bring their exhilarating combination of verbal slapstick, visual surprise and anarchic comedy to Gustave Flaubert's seminal nineteenth-century masterpiece Madame Bovary. Laugh and cry in equal measure as Emma Bovary chooses the wrong husband. Lose yourself in mesmeric love scenes featuring a procession of devastatingly attractive men. Rail at the fate of women in a patriarchal society, if you will. Prepare yourself for vermin, moustaches, wild animals, lots of French people and a nun. Written for a bijou cast of four playing multiple roles, The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary was a co-production between Peepolykus, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, the Nuffield in Southampton, Bristol Old Vic and the Royal & Derngate in Northampton. It premiered at the Everyman in Liverpool in 2016 before touring to all those other places too. Like their tremendously popular Hound of the Baskervilles, Peepolykus's Bovary offers abundant opportunities for comedy and slapstick - plus some massive tragedy - to any theatre company or drama group looking for a loving derailment of a classic novel.

Lovesong (Paperback): Abi Morgan Lovesong (Paperback)
Abi Morgan
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'That is the story of our beginning. And this is the story of.the end' Lovesong is the story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives - as young lovers in their 20s and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship. Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness. All relationships have their ups and downs; the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience. Love is a leap of faith. Lovesong is the newest play from acclaimed playwright Abi Morgan and will be produced by Frantic Assembly.

Slim Chance (Paperback): Peter Gordon Slim Chance (Paperback)
Peter Gordon
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Cyrano de Bergerac - A Heroic Comedy in Five Acts (Paperback): Edmond Rostand Cyrano de Bergerac - A Heroic Comedy in Five Acts (Paperback)
Edmond Rostand; Translated by Lowell Bair; Introduction by Eteel Lawson; Afterword by Cynthia B Kerr
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Regarded as one of the greatest dramas ever written, this story of the silver-tongued soldier whose unfortunate looks drive him to woo his love by speaking for his handsome but dull-witted rival is beloved around the world. Revised reissue.

Closer (Paperback, Reissue): Patrick Marber Closer (Paperback, Reissue)
Patrick Marber
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Love and sex are like politics: it's not what you say that matters, still less what you mean, but what you do. Patrick Marber understands this perfectly, and in Closer he has written one of the best plays of sexual politics in the language: it is right up there with Williams' Streetcar, Mamet's Oleanna, Albee's Virginia Woolf, Pinter's Old Times and Hare's Skylight.' (The Sunday Times) "Patrick Marber's searing follow-up to Dealer's Choice establishes him as the leading playwright of his generation." (Independent on Sunday)

10 Days on Earth (Paperback): Ronnie Burkett 10 Days on Earth (Paperback)
Ronnie Burkett
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Darrel is a middle-aged mentally challenged man who lives with his mother. When she dies in her sleep, Darrel does not realize she is gone, and, for ten days, he lives alone. Tandem to Darrel's day to day routine are the adventures of his favorite children's book characters, Honeydog and Little Burp. The newest play from puppeteer Ronnie Burkett who garnered critical acclaim for Provenance.

Dreary & Izzy (Paperback): Tara Beagan Dreary & Izzy (Paperback)
Tara Beagan
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Another drama from Dora-winning playwright of "The Neighbour's Wife"

Three Plays - Rechnitz, the Merchant's Contracts, Charges (the Supplicants) (Paperback): Elfriede Jelinek Three Plays - Rechnitz, the Merchant's Contracts, Charges (the Supplicants) (Paperback)
Elfriede Jelinek; Translated by Gitta Honegger
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For much of her career, Elfriede Jelinek has been maligned in the press for both her unrelenting critique of Austrian complicity in the Holocaust and her provocative deconstructions of pornography. Despite this, her central role in shaping contemporary literature was finally recognized in 2004 with the award of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Although she is an internationally recognized playwright, Jelinek's plays are difficult to find in English, which makes this new volume, which includes "Rechnitz: The Exterminating Angel," "The Merchant's Contracts" and "Charges (The Supplicants)" all the more valuable. In "Rechnitz," a chorus of messengers reports on the circumstances of the massacre of 180 Jews, an actual historical event that took place near the Austrian/Hungarian border town of Rechnitz. In "The Merchant's Contracts," Jelinek brings us a comedy of economics, where the babble and media spin of spectators leave small investors alienated and bearing the brunt of the economic crisis. In "Charges (The Supplicants)," Jelinek offers a powerful analysis of the plight of refugees, from ancient times to the present. She responds to the immeasurable suffering among those fleeing death, destruction, and political suppression in their home countries and, drawing on sources as widely separated in time and intent as up-to-the-minute blog postings and Aeschylus's "The Supplicants," Jelinek asks what refugees want, how we as a society view them, and what political, moral, and personal obligations they impose on us.

Unofficial Roxelana - And Other Plays (Paperback): zen       Yula Unofficial Roxelana - And Other Plays (Paperback)
zen Yula; Translated by Irem Secil Reel Sen
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At a time when Turkey is struggling for its secular identity, resisting the influence of ISIS, and finding itself at the heart of the European refugee crisis, accomplished Turkish playwright Ozen Yula offers a deep, artistic portrait of the country and its culture. Yula, whose work focuses on marginalized individuals within oppressive social systems, has a lot to say about the problems facing global democracies issues like failures in the social contract, human rights conflicts, territorial security, religious strife, and nationalism.Unofficial Roxelana is a collection of Yula's most significant work. It illustrates how problematic power structures emerge regardless of different governmental configurations, always resulting in the repression of marginalized members of society in this case, from renowned Turkish historical figures, like Roxelana and Rumi, to the pariahs of modern Turkey. With a contextualizing introduction by Marvin Carlson and a lengthy interview with Yula, this first-of-its-kind anthology is an invaluable glimpse into the tempestuous and deeply artistic modern Turkey.

East is East (Paperback, New edition): Ayub Khan-Din East is East (Paperback, New edition)
Ayub Khan-Din
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Re-issue of this intensely likeable best-selling comedy to coincide with extensive nationwide tour from Sept 05 to April 06. In Salford 1970: the Khan children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, are buffeted this way and that by their Pakistani father's insistence on tradition, their English mother's laissez-faire and their own wish to be citizens of the modern world. Successfully filmed, after a rags-to-riches stage career that began in Birmingham in 1996, went on to a London premiere at the Royal Court, and culminated in the West End, "East is East" is a firm favourite with schools and theatres alike. It is one of NHB's top ten best-selling plays.

The Duchess of Malfi - By John Webster (Revels Student Editions) (Paperback, New Ed): John Brown The Duchess of Malfi - By John Webster (Revels Student Editions) (Paperback, New Ed)
John Brown
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More widely studied and more frequently performed than ever before, John Webster's" The Duchesss of Malfi "is here presented in an accessible and thoroughly up-to-date edition. Based on the often reprinted "Revels Plays Edition "of 1964, the notes have been augmented to cast further light on Webster's amazing dialogue and on the stage action which it implies. An entirely new introduction sets the tragedy in the context of pre-Civil War England and gives a revealing view of its themes, action and visual imagery. From its well-documented early performances to the two productions seen in the West End of London in the 1995-96 season, a stage history gives an account of the play in performance. Students, actors, directors and theatre-goers will fiind here a reappraisal of Webster's artistry in the tragedy which stands in the very first rank of plays from perhaps the greatest age of English theatre, and reasons why it has lived on stage with renewed force in the last decades of the twentieth century.

Beat Down - Three Plays (Paperback): Joseph Jomo Pierre Beat Down - Three Plays (Paperback)
Joseph Jomo Pierre
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Hole (Paperback): Ellie Kendrick Hole (Paperback)
Ellie Kendrick
R226 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R44 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A hole in the ground. Three women are forcing their way out. They're singing. They're moving. They're taking up space. And they refuse to apologise. "We're harpies. We're a three-headed bitch. We've been guarding the gates. Now we're throwing them open." Using word, music and movement in equal parts, Royal Court Young Writers' Programme alumna Ellie Kendrick's debut Hole play asks how power is created. Hole is a new play by Royal Court Young Writers' Programme alumna Ellie Kendrick, asking how power is created through words, music and movement.

Plays (Paperback): Anton Chekhov Plays (Paperback)
Anton Chekhov; Translated by Elisaveta Fen; Introduction by A.D.P. Briggs; Series edited by Tom Griffith
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Translated, with an introductory essay, by Elisaveta Fen, and with an Introduction by A.D.P. Briggs. Anton Chekhov's popularity in the west is without parallel for a foreign writer. He has been absorbed into our culture, and accepted as one of our own. His plays lend themselves easily to the stage, calling for actors with intelligence and common sense rather than a dramatic voice or histrionic skills. He takes from everyday life themes of frustration which apply to us all - the difficulty of carving out a happy existence, the problems of love, the fading of hope, the universal feeling that time passes and we never quite get things right. This seems pessimistic, and yet Chekhov claimed he was writing comedy. Readers, actors and directors must decide for themselves which way to play these pieces. They are full of sadness, but a sadness described as the 'darkness of the last hour before the dawn'. Whether tragic or comic, however, they are works of the first importance. The Cherry Orchard has been described as 'the best play since Shakespeare', Three Sisters as 'the best play in the world'.

Like a Virgin (Paperback): Gordon Steel Like a Virgin (Paperback)
Gordon Steel
R225 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R44 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A romp through the bubble-gum years of teenage life. Angela and Mazine, besotted with Madonna, play truant from school, form a band, attempt to write songs and, with hairbrushes in hand, live out their adolescent dreams of becoming famous. Meanwhile Angela's mother, Viv, struggles to come to terms with her marriage break-up and her daughter's explosive lifestyle, as the play rollercoasters through hope, sex, ambition, despair, and, most of all, love.

Plays of the 50s: Volume 1 (Paperback): Katharine Brisbane Plays of the 50s: Volume 1 (Paperback)
Katharine Brisbane
R573 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R218 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Four plays from the 1950s: "Sky Without Birds" by Oriel Gray; "Shipwreck" by Douglas Stewart; "The Night of the Ding-Dong" by Ralph Peterson; and "The Day Before Tomorrow" by Ric Throssell. Introduced by Katharine Brisbane.

Timberlake Wertenbaker Plays 1, Volume 1: "New Anatomies", "The Grace of Mary Traverse", "Our Country's Good", "The Love... Timberlake Wertenbaker Plays 1, Volume 1: "New Anatomies", "The Grace of Mary Traverse", "Our Country's Good", "The Love of a Nightingale", "Three Birds Alighting on a Field" (Paperback, Main)
Timberlake Wertenbaker
R435 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R108 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A collection of Timberlake Wertenbaker plays which spans her work from 1984 to 1992, including Our Country's Good, which won the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award in 1988.

The Plays of Margaret Drabble - A Critical Edition (Paperback): Jose Francisco Fernandez The Plays of Margaret Drabble - A Critical Edition (Paperback)
Jose Francisco Fernandez
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Award-winning British novelist Margaret Drabble is renowned for her fiction, stories that gave voice to the new woman of the 1960s and continue to illuminate the conflicting roles of women in the twenty-first century. Drabble's long affiliation with the theatrical world also inspired her to experiment with the dramatic form. She wrote two plays?one for television, Laura (1964), and one for the stage, Bird of Paradise (1969). Fernandez's penetrating new critical edition makes both plays available for the first time, giving Drabble fans a new vantage point from which to understand her work. In Laura and Bird of Paradise, Drabble mines the familiar territory of social class, domestic life, and questions of destiny, which have been the hallmark of her writing. As in her novels, both plays reveal a deep curiosity about the world and a piercing commentary on the social issues of her time. The volume's introduction and accompanying critical essays give valuable insight into the plays' historical and social context, and explore the artistic solutions that an accomplished author of fiction found when writing for the stage. Offering a fascinating complement to Drabble's prodigious oeuvre, this volume also provides a glimpse into a specific period in English letters, one that shaped an influential generation of writers.

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