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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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  • 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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  • "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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Everyman and Mankind by Douglas Bruster
    Everyman and Mankind (English, Paperback) Douglas Bruster

    Everyman and Mankind are morality plays that mark the turn of the medieval period to the early modern, with their focus on the individual. Both plays are modernised here with full on-page commentaries, a detailed, illustrated introduction and all the scholarly qualities associated with Arden editions

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  • The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca
    The House of Bernarda Alba (Multiple languages, Paperback) Federico Garcia Lorca

    Lorca's tragic tale of the destruction of Bernarda Alba's family following the death of her husband. This Student Edition includes a commentary, chronology, notes and bibliography.

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

    The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play which is often performed and studied at A level and university. This Arden edition brings all the scholarship and comprehensive analysis associated with the series and offers readers a deeper understanding of the play than competing editions.

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  • Blood Brothers by Willy Russell
    Blood Brothers (English, Paperback) Willy Russell, Jim Mulligan

    This Student Edition of Willy Russell's successful folk opera, the story of two Liverpudlian brothers who grow up on opposite sides of the social tracks, includes biographical notes and an introduction to the play with guidance on its interpretation.

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  • Othello by William Shakespeare
    Othello (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    This second edition of Othello has a new, illustrated introduction by leading American scholar Ayanna Thompson, which addresses such key issues as race, religion and gender, as well as looking at ways in which the play has been adapted in more recent times....

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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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  • All My Sons by Arthur Miller
    All My Sons (Paperback) Arthur Miller

    In Joe and Kate Keller's family garden, an apple tree - a memorial to their son Larry, lost in the Second World War - has been torn down by a storm. But his loss is not the only part of the family's past they can't put behind them.

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  • OCR Classical Civilisation AS and A Level Components 21 and 22 by Robert Hancock-Jones
    OCR Classical Civilisation AS and A Level Components 21 and 22 (Paperback) Robert Hancock-Jones, James Renshaw

    This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specification for AS and A-Level Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017). It covers Components 21 and 22 from the 'Culture and the Arts' Component Group:...

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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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  • 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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  • The Merchant of Venice (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    The Merchant of Venice (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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  • "Measure for Measure" by William Shakespeare
    "Measure for Measure" (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden guides you a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays.This edition of Measure for Measure provides, a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing...

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  • As You Like it by William Shakespeare
    As You Like it (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare, Juliet Dusinberre

    With its cross-dressed heroine, gender games and explorations of sexual ambivalence, its Forest of Arden and melancholy Jacques, this book speaks directly to the twenty-first century. It connects the play to the Elizabethan court and its dynamic queen and demonstrates that the play's vital roots in its own time give it new life in ours.

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  • Twelfth Night (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Twelfth Night (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    Read Shakespeare's plays in all their brilliance?and understand what every word means!...

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