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

The Dresser (Paperback): Ronald Harwood The Dresser (Paperback)
Ronald Harwood
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Richard Bean - Plays Five (Paperback): Richard Bean Richard Bean - Plays Five (Paperback)
Richard Bean
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Great Britain: An anarchic and foul-mouthed satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Paige Britain is the ambitious, morally-bankrupt young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers. The Nap: Dylan isn't your typical snooker player. He's a vegetarian, for starters. This is the biggest week of his life and everybody wants a piece of him - his ex-con Dad, local gangster Waxy Chuff and the snooker corruption squad. Pitcairn: In the southern Pacific Ocean on the remote island of Pitcairn, the infamous mutineers of The Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian (or should it be Titreano?) begin to establish a new society alongside their Tahitian followers. Tensions quickly swell as the British settlers refuse to relinquish the vices of their past. Social, racial and sexual schisms render the once paradisiac island into a hotbed of discord and bloody violence. Pub Quiz is Life: Lee, a soldier returning to Hull from two tours of Afghanistan, joins a losing pub quiz team. The team is: Lee, specialist subject - "how to kill a man with your bare hands"; Woody, specialist subject - "hallucinogenic drugs"; and Bunny, specialist subject - "the containerisation of Hull docks"! What they need is a bit of class, a bit of history of art, a bit of literature, a bit of posh totty. Melissa has come to Hull to regenerate the city. Maybe she can be a shot of Viagra for a particular East Hull pub quiz team. A murderous black comedy, set in Hull's black economy, with too many questions and all the wrong answers. Kiss Me: A desperate woman. A man with an unusual job. And a forbidden kiss that changes everything. Richard Bean's new play is a beautiful and unorthodox love story about two people struggling to escape the guilt and ghosts of the past, set against the shifting world of London post-World War I.

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Paperback, Main): Peter Nichols A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Paperback, Main)
Peter Nichols
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'This remarkable play is about a nightmare all women must have dreamed at some time, and most men...' Ronald Bryden, Observer (1967) 'Joe Egg is unlike any play I've seen; concerns about whether it's dated fade next to the claims that can now be made for it. It's in the collisions between pious and rogue thoughts that the play's energy lies. We don't know what to feel. Which is why, once seen, Joe Egg won't go away.' Robert Butler, Independent on Sunday (1993)

Easter Program Builder - Creative Resources for Program Directors (Paperback): Heidi Petak Easter Program Builder - Creative Resources for Program Directors (Paperback)
Heidi Petak
R133 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R25 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

(Lillenas Publications). The events surrounding Easter undoubtedly stirred the hearts of those who knew Jesus during His short time on earth. Mary, Peter, Thomas, even Pilate's wife was moved by an encounter with the Messiah. With their perspectives in mind, this Easter Program Builder is packed with recitations, readings, scripts, and service ideas. This Easter, stir the hearts of your congregation and community with dramatic pieces that encourage an encounter with Christ the Risen Christ

El Conde don Pero Velez y don Sancho el Deseado - Comedia en Tres Actos (Paperback, Minne Ed.): Richard Olmsted El Conde don Pero Velez y don Sancho el Deseado - Comedia en Tres Actos (Paperback, Minne Ed.)
Richard Olmsted
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El Conde don Pero Velez y don Sancho el Deseado translated by Richard Hubbell Olmsted was first published in 1944. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.This scholarly and critical edition of Velez de Guevara's comedy was first scheduled for publication as volume ten of the famous Spanish series of plays called "Teatro Antiguo," edited by the Spanish scholar, Ramon Menedez Pidal. But during the Spanish Civil War the plates disappeared from the publishing house in Madrid. However, part of a set of page proofs had been forwarded to Dr. Olmsted for checking and it is from these page proofs, in part, that the type for this volume has been set. The remainder of the text has been taken from a careful transcription which Dr. Olmsted had made from the original manuscript in Madrid.Luis Velez de Guevara, who died in 1644, was one of the most prolific authors of the Golden Age of Spanish drama, and El Conde don Pero Velez y don Sancho el Deseado has most of the characteristics typical of its period - it shows the customs and standards of the time, abounds in puns and humor, and unfolds a central love plot. The play is centered around the familiar theme of the jealous zeal of a king to protect the honor of his sister. The story comes from the popular lore of the nation's history and balladry, being one of the best examples of the drama derived directly from the romancero.An edition of El Conde don Pero Velez y don Sancho el Deseado was printed in the 17th century, and one copy (apparently only one surviving) is in the possession of the University of California. Dr. Olmsted, in Chapter V, indicates many of the errors in that rare volume, and thus makes the present publication the only reliable edition in existence.

New Plays from the Abbey Theatre - Volume Three, 1999-2001 (Paperback, 1st ed): Judy Friel New Plays from the Abbey Theatre - Volume Three, 1999-2001 (Paperback, 1st ed)
Judy Friel
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This anthology--a companion to New Plays from the Abbey Theatre, Volume One (1993-1995) and Volume Two (1996-98)--offers the best new plays from Ireland's Abbey Theatre. In Hugh Leonard's Love in the Title, a woman's visit to the Irish countryside leads to a surreal meeting with her own mother as a thirty-year-old in 1964 and her grandmother as a twenty-year-old in 1932. The frank exchanges that mark this meeting allow the women to remain in and represent their times, yet still communicate with each other. The next play, Frank McGuinness's Dolly West's Kitchen is set a small house in Donegal, 1944, a meeting place where two American GI's, a British Army captain and the fiercely nationalistic West family share meals and talk of love, war and betrayal. Finally, The Muesli Belt by Jimmie Murphy examines the ramifications of renewal and relocation in the urban centers of western Ireland, as a greedy property developer bent on buying up everything in sight to build high-rent flats and chic eateries throws locals into dispair.

New Plays from the Abbey Theatre - Volume Three, 1999-2001 (Hardcover, 1st ed): Judy Friel New Plays from the Abbey Theatre - Volume Three, 1999-2001 (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Judy Friel
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This anthology--a companion to New Plays from the Abbey Theatre, Volume One (1993-1995) and Volume Two (1996-98)--offers the best new plays from Ireland's Abbey Theatre. In Hugh Leonard's Love in the Title, a woman's visit to the Irish countryside leads to a surreal meeting with her own mother as a thirty-year-old in 1964 and her grandmother as a twenty-year-old in 1932. The frank exchanges that mark this meeting allow the women to remain in and represent their times, yet still communicate with each other. The next play, Frank McGuinness's Dolly West's Kitchen is set a small house in Donegal, 1944, a meeting place where two American GI's, a British Army captain and the fiercely nationalistic West family share meals and talk of love, war and betrayal. Finally, The Muesli Belt by Jimmie Murphy examines the ramifications of renewal and relocation in the urban centers of western Ireland, as a greedy property developer bent on buying up everything in sight to build high-rent flats and chic eateries throws locals into dispair.

Anna Christie (Paperback): Eugene O'Neill Anna Christie (Paperback)
Eugene O'Neill
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This 1922 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama from O'Neill's early career concerns the reunion of a barge captain and his daughter after 20 years. The father's disaffection for the seafaring life and the daughter's love for a sailor elicit a shocking confession. Students and enthusiasts of modern theater will prize this inexpensive edition of a moving drama of social realism.

Run the Beast Down (Paperback): Titas Halder Run the Beast Down (Paperback)
Titas Halder
R226 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R44 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Charlie has stopped sleeping. His neighbour's cat has been dismembered. And worse, he's being haunted by an urban fox. In a haze of neon-soaked insomnia, lines blur between reality and fantasy. What are they up to? Whatever it is, it's big. The mystery twists its way towards a dead rabbit, a city in flames and a Kendal mint cake-fueled murderous showdown.

Brecht and the Writer's Workshop - Fatzer and Other Dramatic Projects (Paperback, Annotated edition): Bertolt Brecht Brecht and the Writer's Workshop - Fatzer and Other Dramatic Projects (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn, Charlotte Ryland
R591 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R37 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Brecht was never inclined to see any of his plays as completely finished, and this volume collects some of the most important theatrical projects and fragments that were always to remain 'works in progress'. Offering an invaluable insight into the writer's working methods and practices, the collection features the famous Fatzer as well as The Bread Store and Judith of Shimoda, along with other texts that have never before been available in English. Alongside the familiar, 'completed' plays, Brecht worked on many ideas and plans which he never managed to work up even once for print or stage. In pieces like Fleischhacker, Garbe/Busching and Jacob Trotalong we see how such projects were abandoned or interrupted or became proving grounds for ideas and techniques. The works collated here span over thirty years and allow the reader to follow Brecht's creative process as he constantly revised his work to engage with new contexts. This treasure-trove of new discoveries is also annotated with dramaturgical notes to present readable and useable texts for the theatre. The volume is edited by Tom Kuhn and Charlotte Ryland, with the translation and dramaturgical edition of each play provided by a team of experienced writers, scholars and translators.

The Witch of Edmonton - By William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford (Paperback, New Ed): Peter Corbin, Douglas Sedge The Witch of Edmonton - By William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford (Paperback, New Ed)
Peter Corbin, Douglas Sedge
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The multi-authored text "The Witch of Edmonton" has received considerable attention recently both from scholars and critics interested in witchcraft practices and also from the directors in the theatre. The play, based on a sensational witchcraft trial of 1621, presents Mother Sawyer and her local community in the grip of a witch-mania reflecting popular belief and superstition of the time. This edition offers a thorough reconsideration of the text, comprehensive notes and glossary, together with a complete transcription of the original pamphlet by Henry Goodcole, "The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer, A Witch, Late of Edmonton, Her Conviction and Condemnation and Death (1621)," which the dramatists used as a source.

Pipeline (Tcg Edition) (Paperback): Dominique Morisseau Pipeline (Tcg Edition) (Paperback)
Dominique Morisseau
R277 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hotel (Paperback, Main): Polly Stenham Hotel (Paperback, Main)
Polly Stenham
R225 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R51 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

And what does sorry mean? Nothing really. It's just a word. It's what people say when it's too late. It's a sorry little stick of a word. Slick with your spit at my feet. Secluded, isolated, the perfect desert-island escape. Just what Robert and the family need. But beyond the white sand and beautiful sunsets, a storm is gathering. A thriller that explores the cost of integrity, Hotel by Polly Stenham premiered at the National Theatre, London, in June 2014.

Electra and Other Plays (Paperback): Sophocles Electra and Other Plays (Paperback)
Sophocles 2
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Demonstrating Sophocles' aptitude for humanising figures from Greek myth and transforming simple fables into complex high tragedy, Electra and Other Plays is translated by David Raeburn with an introduction and notes by Pat Easterling. The plays collected in this volume show Sophocles' ability to create complex human characters struggling with profound moral issues. In Women of Trachis the agonizing death of the mighty Heracles is brought about by a tragic mistake made by his jealous wife Deianeira, as she attempts to regain his love. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, Ajax depicts a warrior driven into a homicidal rage that leads to his undoing, and Electra shows the grief-stricken children of the murdered Agamemnon and their plot to avenge him, while Philoctetes portrays the cunning Odysseus' attempt to convince a famed archer to rejoin the Greek expedition against Troy, undermined by the honesty of his young comrade Neoptolemus. David Raeburn's translation captures the rhythms of the original Greek, while remaining accessible to modern readers. Pat Easterling's general introduction discusses Athenian dramatic festivals, and the structure and tensions of the plays and their characters. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading, prefaces to each play and notes. Sophocles (496-405 BC) was born at Colonus, just outside Athens. His long life spanned the rise and decline of the Athenian Empire; he was a friend of Pericles, and though not an active politician he held several public offices, both military and civil. The leader of a literary circle and friend of Herodotus, Sophocles wrote over a hundred plays, drawing on a wide and varied range of themes, and winning the City Dionysia eighteen times; though only seven of his tragedies have survived, among them Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Ajax and Oedipus at Colonus. If you enjoyed Electra and Other Plays, you might like Sophocles' The Three Theban Plays, also available in Penguin Classics.

Revolt/Compassion - Six Scripts for Contemporary Performance (Paperback): Michael Springate Revolt/Compassion - Six Scripts for Contemporary Performance (Paperback)
Michael Springate
R370 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R132 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Adler & Gibb (Paperback): Tim Crouch Adler & Gibb (Paperback)
Tim Crouch
R233 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'You'd like that, would you, your most private, pinkest, tenderest - small bird, small bird, small fragile - stolen from you, slammed down onto the slab, the block, poked at and paraded.' The children swing their legs on the chairs. The student delivers the presentation. The older woman stands with the gun. The young couple arrives at the house. The house is returning to nature. A movie is being made. The truth is being plundered. But the house is still lived in and the spirit to resist is strong. Adler & Gibb tells the story of a raid - on a house, a life, a reality and a legacy. The play takes Tim Crouch's fascination with form and marries it to a thrilling story of misappropriation. Janet Adler and Margaret Gibb were conceptual artists working in New York at the end of the last century. They were described by art critic Dave Hickey as the 'most ferociously uncompromising voice of their generation'. With Adler's death in 2004, however, the compromise began. This play opens at the Royal Court Theatre in June 2014.

Blue Stockings (Paperback, New): Jessica Swale Blue Stockings (Paperback, New)
Jessica Swale
R228 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R53 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage. Cambridge 1896, and Girton College, home to the country's first female students, is an object of annoyance and derision to the rest of the university. The year's intake of new women face economic difficulty, the distractions of men and radical politics, and the jaw-dropping prejudice that blights every aspect of academic life. Meanwhile, there looms the prospect of a controversial vote to decide: should these 'blue stockings' be allowed to graduate?

Pygmalion (Paperback, New Ed): George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion (Paperback, New Ed)
George Bernard Shaw; Volume editing by Dan H. Laurence; Introduction by Nicholas Grene 2
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‘Yes, you squashed cabbage leaf … you incarnate insult to the English language: I could pass you off as the Queen of Sheba’

Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw’s feminist views. In Shaw’s hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his ‘creation’ has a mind of her own.

This is the definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence, with an illuminating introduction by Nicholas Grene, discussing the language and politics of the play. Included in this volume is Shaw’s preface, as well as his ‘sequel’ written for the first publication in 1916, to rebut public demand for a more conventionally romantic ending.

Secrecy, Magic, and the One-Act Plays of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Taylor Hagood Secrecy, Magic, and the One-Act Plays of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Taylor Hagood
R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Paperback, New): Simon Stephens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Paperback, New)
Simon Stephens
R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears's dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But Christopher's detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down. Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestselling, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale. This edition contains some strong language and may not be suitable for all school curricula. Other editions are available.

One Jewish Boy (Paperback): Stephen Laughton One Jewish Boy (Paperback)
Stephen Laughton
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Jesse is paranoid and frightened, and it's messing up his relationship, his job, his daughter and his life. But Jesse has every reason to be frightened, increasingly feeling the sting of rising prejudice in every part of his life. Stephen Laughton's play One Jewish Boy explores key moments over a four-year relationship between a nice Jewish boy from North London and the nice, not-so-Jewish woman with whom he falls desperately in love. This edition also includes the short play Three.

"a Raisin in the Sun" (Paperback, New edition): Lorraine Hansberry "a Raisin in the Sun" (Paperback, New edition)
Lorraine Hansberry
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A black family's struggle for equality in 1950s Chicago. In south side Chicago, Walter Lee, a black chauffer, dreams of a better life, and hoes to use his father's life insurance money to open a liquor store. His mother, who rejects the liquor business, uses the money to secure a proper house for the family. Mr Lindner, a representative of the all-white neighbourhood, tries to buy them out. This volume is published as a programme-text to tie in with the Young Vic's revival of the play in May 2001.

Hansel and Gretel - Schools Edition (Paperback, School edition): Anthony Banks Hansel and Gretel - Schools Edition (Paperback, School edition)
Anthony Banks; Carl Grose
R227 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R44 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New revised schools' edition with teacher's notes by Anthony Banks.

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

Master of transformation Kathryn Hunter brings to life an extraordinary fable of corruption, avarice and the collapse of absolute power. A world premiere based on the astonishing book by legendary journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski about the decline and fall of Haile Selassie's regime in Ethiopia, from the team that brought you Kafka's Monkey. Hunter creates a mesmerising cast of characters, all servants to a despotic ruler on the brink of downfall. In a kingdom obsessed with title and tradition, the lowly and the loyal have incredible stories to tell.

The Price (Paperback): Arthur Miller The Price (Paperback)
Arthur Miller
R225 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R67 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Victor, a New York cop nearing retirement, moves among furniture in the disused attic of a house marked for demolition. Cabinets, desks, a damaged harp, an overstuffed armchair - the relics of a lost life of affluence he's finally come to sell. But when his brother Walter, who he hasn't spoken to in years, arrives, the talk stops being just about whether Victor's been offered a fair price for the furniture, and turns to the price that one and not the other of them paid when their father lost both his fortune and the will to go on ... Fraught, but cut through with humour, The Price is one of Arthur Miller's finest plays.

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