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  • Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama: Aristophanes: Frogs by Judith Affleck
    Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama: Aristophanes: Frogs (English, Paperback) Judith Affleck, Clive Letchford

    Treating ancient plays as living drama.

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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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  • 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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  • I and You by Lauren Gunderson
    I and You (English, Paperback) Lauren Gunderson

    Housebound because of illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months. Confined to her room, she has only Instagram and Facebook for company. That is until classmate Anthony bursts in ? uninvited and armed with waffle fries, a scruffy copy of Walt Whitman's poetry and a school project due the next day? Caroline is unimpressed all around....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
    A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps Shakespeare's most popular play, particularly as a first introduction to Shakespeare for children--filled as it is with a marvelous mixture of aristocrats, workers, and fairies. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few...

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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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  • Macbeth by Eric Rasmussen
    Macbeth (English, Paperback) Eric Rasmussen, Jonathan Bate

    From the Royal Shakespeare Company - a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare's great drama of ambition, desire and guilt.

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  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
    Much Ado About Nothing (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Much Ado About Nothing presents a battle of the sexes in more ways than one: as both a lightning-fast skirmish of wits between two famously disputatious lovers, and a near-deadly conflict built on conventions of gender and male rivalry....

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  • The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
    The Duchess of Malfi (English, Paperback) John Webster

    A major revision of this classic revenge tragedy. The comprehensive introduction covers recent developments in criticism and key theatre productions, as well as relating the play to other early modern tragedies. The edition gives students and teachers a reliable, annotated text and a stimulating overview of the play's context, critical perspectives and an exploration of its stage history. An...

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  • Plays by Women from the Contemporary American Theater Festival by Susan Miller
    Plays by Women from the Contemporary American Theater Festival (English, Paperback) Susan Miller, Eleanor Burgess

    "This anthology represents the voices of women who range from two-time Obie Award-winning authors to emerging writers just beginning their careers. It's a group of women who vary in age, race and sexual orientation, representing a selection of society that is inclusive. One of the Festival's core values is "to tell diverse stories". This play anthology represents the success of that value by...

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  • Duncan Macmillan: Plays One by Duncan MacMillan
    Duncan Macmillan: Plays One (English, Paperback) Duncan MacMillan

    The first collection from critically-acclaimed UK playwright Duncan Macmillan.

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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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  • 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 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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  • Speaking the Speech by Giles Block
    Speaking the Speech (English, Paperback) Giles Block

    The most authoritative, most comprehensive book yet written on speaking Shakespeare's words

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  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
    Romeo and Juliet (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    A major new edition of Shakespeare's tragedy arguing that the play is ultimately Juliet's. The illustrated introduction discusses the play's stage and screen history, its language and the many critical issues surrounding it.It gives a comprehensive, penetrating introduction to the play.On-page notes to deepen understanding.

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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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