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  • 101 GREATEST PLAYS : FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT
    101 GREATEST PLAYS : FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT
    BILLINGTON MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781783350315
    Title: 101 GREATEST PLAYS : FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT
    Author: BILLINGTON MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The essential companion to the greatest plays ever written.

    Having surveyed post-war British drama in State of the Nation, Michael Billington now looks at the global picture. In this provocative and challenging new book, he offers his highly personal selection of the 101 greatest plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day. But his book is no mere list. Billington justifies his choices in extended essays - and even occasional dialogues - that put the plays in context, explain their significance and trace their performance history. In the end, it's a book that poses an infinite number of questions. What makes a great play? Does the definition change with time and circumstance? Or are certain common factors visible down the ages?

    It's safe to say that it's a book that, in revising the accepted canon, is bound to stimulate passionate argument and debate. Everyone will have strong views on Billington's chosen hundred and one and will be inspired to make their own selections. But, coming from Britain's longest-serving theatre critic, these essays are the product of a lifetime spent watching and reading plays and record the adventures of a soul amongst masterpieces.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 13
    13
    BARTLETT MIKE
    ISBN: 9781408171912
    Title: 13
    Author: BARTLETT MIKE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • 1984   -   In an Adaption by Duncan Macmillan
    1984 - In an Adaption by Duncan Macmillan
    ORWELL GEORGE
    ISBN: 9781783190614
    Title: 1984 - In an Adaption by Duncan Macmillan
    Author: ORWELL GEORGE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The classic story from George Orwell is adapted for the stage by Duncan Macmillan in this new version of 1984. The idea of the big-brother world and being constantly under surveillance is just as relevant now as when Orwell penned this classic.

    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • A NUMBER
    A NUMBER
    CHURCHILL CARYL
    ISBN: 9781854597434
    Title: A NUMBER
    Author: CHURCHILL CARYL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With her finger as always on the pulse of our deepest concerns, in "A Number", Caryl Churchill turns her extraordinary dramatic gifts to the subject of human cloning - how might a son feel to discover that he is only one of a number of identical copies. And how would the father feel confronted by these reproachful clones ...? First staged in 2002 to huge acclaim at the Royal Court Theatre, London, with Michael Gambon as the father and Daniel Craig as the sons, "A Number" is revived at Sheffield in October 2006 with real-life father and son, Timothy and Samuel West, playing the leads.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • ABI MORGAN : PLAYS ONE
    ABI MORGAN : PLAYS ONE
    MORGAN ABI
    ISBN: 9781783191819
    Title: ABI MORGAN : PLAYS ONE
    Author: MORGAN ABI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2015 NEW RELEASE

    The first collection from multi-award-winning playwright and screenwriter Abi Morgan. Contains the plays Skinned, Tiny Dynamite, Splendour, Tender, Lovesong and 27.

    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $37.95

    Price: $37.95
  • ABSENCE OF WAR
    ABSENCE OF WAR
    HARE DAVID
    ISBN: 9780571325894
    Title: ABSENCE OF WAR
    Author: HARE DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Absence of War offers a meditation on the classic problems of leadership, and is the third part of a critically acclaimed trilogy of plays (Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges) about British institutions.

    Its unsparing portrait of a Labour Party torn between past principles and future prosperity, and of a deeply sympathetic leader doomed to failure, made the play hugely controversial and prophetic when it was first presented at the National Theatre, London, in 1993.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ACCRINGTON PALS
    ACCRINGTON PALS
    WHELAN PETER
    ISBN: 9781408137109
    Title: ACCRINGTON PALS
    Author: WHELAN PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Accrington Pals is a poignant and harrowing play set in the early years of the First World War, as the country's jingoistic optimism starts to wane and the true horror of warfare gradually becomes clear. The play looks at both the terrifying experiences of the men at the front and the women who were left behind to face social changes, deprivation and the lies of propaganda. While often comic vignettes portray the everyday life of a town denuded of men, the men face the terror that is the Battle of the Somme. This compassionate play portrays the devastating effects of war on a typical Lancashire mill town and the suffering of everyday people. This Modern Classic edition includes a new preface by the author, plus a full introduction exploring the themes, the social and historical context and the characters. It also includes a chronology of key events mentioned in the play and classroom activities.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $23.00
    Price: $23.00
  • ACTION REPLAY
    ACTION REPLAY
    WELDON FAY
    ISBN: 9780573110016
    Title: ACTION REPLAY
    Author: WELDON FAY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: SAMUEL FRENCH
    RRP: $25.95
    Price: $25.95
  • AFTER OCTOBER
    AFTER OCTOBER
    ACKLAND RODNEY
    ISBN: 9781786820549
    Title: AFTER OCTOBER
    Author: ACKLAND RODNEY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hampstead, 1936. In a shabby basement flat, aspiring playwright Clive Monkhams dreams of a West End hit and winning Francie’s heart.

    With opening night approaching and finances fast running out, everything rides on the success of the play and, for Clive, the future looks all too glittering…

    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • AFTER THE FALL / METHUEN STUDENT EDITIONS
    AFTER THE FALL / METHUEN STUDENT EDITIONS
    MILLER ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9781408123126
    Title: AFTER THE FALL / METHUEN STUDENT EDITIONS
    Author: MILLER ARTHUR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    After the Fall is embedded in historical events that were bound up with Arthur Miller's personal life. It is an intensely personal psychological study of its protagonist and a moral and philosophical commentary on the Holocaust, McCarthyism, and the career and death of Marilyn Monroe. This scholarly edition is perfect for students. It features extensive notes, commentary, further reading and questions for students. Methuen Student Editions are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoires.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • AFTERLIFE
    AFTERLIFE
    FRAYN MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781408108338
    Title: AFTERLIFE
    Author: FRAYN MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Afterlifeis Michael Frayn's first new play for the National Theatre since Democracy, which premiered at the National in 2003 before West End and Broadway transfers.

    Investigating the life of the Austrian impresario and founder of the Salzburg Festival, Max Reinhardt, Afterlifeis a grand epic and a highly theatrical work that will be directed by Frayn's long-term collaborator Michael Blakemore. With his morality play 'Everyman', Reinhardt captivated first the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, and then the city itself, with the play opening the Salzburg festival each year from 1920 until the accession of the Nazis in 1938. As Reinhardt and his company are forced into exile, 'Everyman' is taken to America until life imitates art and Death comes for first Reinhardt's master of ceremonies and chief associate, Kommer, and then for Reinhardt himself.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
  • AGNES OF GOD : A DRAMA
    AGNES OF GOD : A DRAMA
    PIELMEIER JOHN
    ISBN: 9780573630224
    Title: AGNES OF GOD : A DRAMA
    Author: PIELMEIER JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: SAMUEL FRENCH
    RRP: $22.95
    Price: $22.95
  • AKBAR AHMED : TWO PLAYS
    AKBAR AHMED : TWO PLAYS
    AHMED AKBAR
    ISBN: 9780863564352
    Title: AKBAR AHMED : TWO PLAYS
    Author: AHMED AKBAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "Noor" is the tale of three brothers attempting to rescue their sister Noor, who has been kidnapped during Ramadan. Each brother represents a different ideological position in the contemporary Islamic world. While exploring the crisis of modern Islam, "Noor" is a heartfelt treatise for religious tolerance. Ahmed points out that the play could be set in Baghdad but also Cairo, Karachi or Kabul. "The Trial of Dara Shikoh" tells the story of the eldest son of 17th century Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Heir apparent, Dara Shikoh is a learned scholar with a strong belief in the unity of different faiths: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity and Judaism. Ahmed's play highlights the complex issue of religious interpretation within a human context, set in the 17th century, its text resonating just as strongly for the contemporary reader.

    Imprint: SAQI
    RRP: $32.95

    Price: $32.95
  • ALAN AYCKBOURN : PLAYS 1
    ALAN AYCKBOURN : PLAYS 1
    AYCKBOURN ALAN
    ISBN: 9780571176809
    Title: ALAN AYCKBOURN : PLAYS 1
    Author: AYCKBOURN ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $49.95
    Price: $49.95
  • ALAN BENNETT : PLAYS TWO
    ALAN BENNETT : PLAYS TWO
    BENNETT ALAN
    ISBN: 9780571194421
    Title: ALAN BENNETT : PLAYS TWO
    Author: BENNETT ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This second volume of plays by Alan Bennett includes his two Kafka plays, one an hilarious comedy, the other a profound and searching drama. Also included is An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution. The fascination of these two plays lies in the way they question our accepted notions of treachery and, in different ways, make a sympathetic case for Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND : A PLAY
    ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND : A PLAY
    READE SIMON / CARROLL LEWIS
    ISBN: 9781472572608
    Title: ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND : A PLAY
    Author: READE SIMON / CARROLL LEWIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: PRINT ON DEMAND

    When Alice falls down a mysterious rabbit hole she stumbles upon a magical fantasy world where anything can happen ...Take tea with the Mad Hatter, meet the White Rabbit, grin with the Cheshire Cat, and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts, but whatever you do ...don't lose your head! Lewis Carroll's classic characters spring to life in an enchanting show for the whole family, bursting with music, madness and mystery. Simon Reade's adaptation of Lewis Carroll's much-loved fantasy classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a witty and brilliantly inventive re-working, which won the TMA Award for Best Show for Young People.

    Review: [Former director/designer Melly] Still and Reade boldly resist temptations to create a cute, fluffy, Disneyfied landscape, instead embracing the physical limitations of theatre as a catalyst for the audience's collective imagination ... It's a fresh, idiosyncratic pleasure. Daily Telegraph on the original production



    Author Biography: Simon Reade is Associate Producer for Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Producer for Filter Theatre Company. His plays for the theatre include: Austen's Pride & Prejudice; Rushdie's Midnight's Children, Hughes's Tales from Ovid and Epitaph for the Official Secrets Act, Geraldine McCaughrean's Not the End of the World, Jill Tomlinson's The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, Pullman's Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp and The Scarecrow and His Servant, Morpurgo's Private Peaceful, The Mozart Question and Toro! Toro! His books include a history of the international touring company Cheek by Jowl and Dear Mr Shakespeare: Letters to a Jobbing Playwright. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was previously published by Methuen Drama in Producer's Choice: Six Plays for Young Performers (2010).


    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
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