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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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  • A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
    A View from the Bridge (English, Paperback) Arthur Miller

    Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, straight off the boat from Italy.

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

    'A Streetcar Named Desire is a play of mythological centrality, redefining American Theatre with its indelible heightened poetic naturalism, breaking down the taboo that sexual obsession and sexual violence could not be shown on stage...' Trevor Nunn

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  • Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good by Max Stafford-Clark
    Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good (English, Paperback) Max Stafford-Clark

    A study guide on Timberlake Wertenbaker's modern classic play Our Country's Good. In the Page to Stage series of authoritative introductions to classic texts by theatre professionals. Ideal for A-Level students and their teachers, as well as actors, directors and theatregoers encountering the play.

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  • Yerma by Federico Garcia Lorca
    Yerma (Multiple languages, Paperback) Federico Garcia Lorca

    Follows a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of infertility. The woman's barrenness becomes a metaphor for her marriage in a traditional society that denies women sexual or social equality. Her desperate desire for a child drives her to commit a terrible crime.

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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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  • 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 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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  • Year of the Mad King by Antony Sher
    Year of the Mad King (English, Hardback) Antony Sher

    Antony Sher's honest, illuminating and witty account of researching, rehearsing and performing one of Shakespeare's greatest roles. A fascinating perspective on the process of one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of his generation.

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  • The History Boys by Alan Bennett
    The History Boys (English, Paperback) Alan Bennett

    An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. In Alan Bennett's classic play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it;

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  • Labour of Love by James Graham
    Labour of Love (English, Paperback) James Graham

    Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and "electability"... his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker cares about principles and her community. Set away from the Westminster bubble in the party's traditional northern heartlands, this is a clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the Labour Party over 25 years, as it moves from Kinnock through Blair into Corbyn... and...

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  • Much Ado About Nothing (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    Much Ado About Nothing (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    These updated editions of classic plays feature new cover art along with the complete text of each work, full explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, a key to famous lines and phrases, and illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books. Reissue. (Plays/Drama)

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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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  • Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
    Our Country's Good (Paperback) Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Set in Australia in 1789, a young lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country. With only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts, and one leading lady who may be about to be hanged, conditions are hardly ideal.

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  • Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp
    Attempts on Her Life (English, Paperback) Martin Crimp

    Attempts on her Life 17 scenarios for the theatre by Martin Crimp Attempts to describe her? Attempts on her Life 17 scenarios for the theatre by Martin Crimp

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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 Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare) by SparkNotes
    The Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare) (English, Paperback) SparkNotes

    No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of The Tempest on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare contains The complete text of the original play A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language A complete list of characters with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary

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  • Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness by Rhodri Lewis
    Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness (English, Hardback) Rhodri Lewis

    Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness is a radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language. By exploring Shakespeare's engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, Rhodri Lewis reveals a Hamlet unseen for centuries: an innovative, coherent, and exhilaratingly bleak tragedy in which the governing ideologies of Shakespeare's age are scrupulously...

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