Plays and Playwrights books: Literary Studies

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  • Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
    A Streetcar Named Desire (English, Paperback) Tennessee Williams

    Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley.

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  • The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
    The Pillowman (English, Paperback) Martin McDonagh

    A writer in a totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders that are happening in his town.

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  • Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
    Emilia (English, Paperback) Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

    This new play explores Emilia Bassano, Shakespeare's `Dark Lady of the Sonnets' in her own right as poet, mother and feminist. For the first time, the focus will be on this brilliant woman who managed to outlive all the men the history books tethered her to. Introducing to the world: Emilia! She's going to make you remember her name.

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  • The Complete Brecht Toolkit by Stephen Unwin
    The Complete Brecht Toolkit (English, Paperback) Stephen Unwin

    A practical, hands-on guide - for actors, directors, teachers and students - to Brecht's history and practice of theatre.

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  • The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works by David Wilkins
    The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works (English, Paperback) David Wilkins, Eric Rasmussen

    Developed in partnership with The Royal Shakespeare Company, this edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare combines exemplary textual scholarship with elegant writing and design.

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  • "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen
    "A Doll's House" (English, Paperback) Henrik Ibsen

    The Student Edition of Ibsen's classic play, in Michael Meyer's definitive translation.

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  • Shakespearean Insults 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar by Andrews McMeel Publishing
    Shakespearean Insults 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar (English, Calendar) Andrews McMeel Publishing

    Each page of this calendar features an insult from one of thirty-five Shakespeare plays that will amuse theater geeks, literature lovers, anglophiles, and sharp-tongued, quick-witted conversationalists. As an added bonus, the back of each page includes Daily Extra content such as puzzles, jokes, lists, tips, and trivia.

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  • The Comedy About a Bank Robbery by Henry Lewis
    The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (English, Paperback) Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer

    "First published 2016. This version of the script updated 2017"--Colophon.

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  • Doctor Faustus by Paul Menzer
    Doctor Faustus (English, Paperback) Paul Menzer

    In Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus a distinguished scholar turns away from learning and embraces necromancy to satisfy his yearning for knowledge, power and influence. Faustus trades his soul to Lucifer for the secrets of the universe, only to find that satisfaction remains beyond his grasp. His quest for fame and thirst for knowledge eventually results in his damnation....

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  • Upstart Crow by Ben Elton
    Upstart Crow (English, Paperback) Ben Elton

    "This does indeed deserve comparisons with Blackadder" Radio Times"A knockabout, well-researched take on the working and domestic life of Shakespeare." William Shakespeare - brought to life on screen by the inimitable David Mitchell - is at the start of his career.

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  • Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    "The play plus a translation anyone can understand"--Cover.

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  • Shakespeare's Language by Frank Kermode
    Shakespeare's Language (English, Paperback) Frank Kermode

    The true biography of Shakespeare is in the plays. The great English tragedies were all written in the first decade of the seventeenth century. They are often in language that is difficult to us, and must have been hard even for contemporaries. How and why did Shakespeare's language develop as it did?

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  • "The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare
    "The Merry Wives of Windsor" (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare's only thoroughly English comedy, created an archetypal literary figure in the shape of the devious, irrepressible John Falstaff. This stimulating new edition celebrates the play as a joyous exploration of language, but also places elements of its plot firmly in a continental, specifically Italian, tradition of romantic comedy. It draws out the complexities...

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  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
    The Glass Menagerie (English, Paperback) Tennessee Williams

    Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentleman callers'. Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories.

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  • Constellations by Nick Payne
    Constellations (Paperback) Nick Payne

    it's about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey. Constellations premiered at the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in January 2012. It transferred to the Duke Of York's Theatre, London, in November, and was awarded the Evening Standard award for Best New Play 2012.

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  • Art Of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri
    Art Of Dramatic Writing (English, Paperback) Lajos Egri

    Amid the hundreds of 'how-to' books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does just that.

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  • Othello (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Othello (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

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  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (English, Paperback) Tennessee Williams

    'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday. His two sons have returned home for the occasion: Gooper, his wife and children, Brick, an ageing football hero who has turned to drink, and his feisty wife Maggie. This is a portrayal of family tensions.

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  • King Richard III by William Shakespeare
    King Richard III (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    This comprehensive edition of King Richard III offers all the features associated with the Arden Shakespeare. Richard is one of Shakespeare's great villains and the play that bears his name is one of his most popular in performance and in classrooms.

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