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  • 'Michael Field'by Marion Thain

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    Marion Thain recounts the development of this fascinating poetic persona, created by two female writers. more...

  • #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiweiby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A timely play based on the true story of an imprisoned Nobel Laureate. On 3 April 2011, as he was boarding a flight to Taipei, the Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at Beijing Airport. Advised merely that his travel “could damage state security?, he was escorted to a van by officials after which he disappeared for 81 days. On his release, the... more...

  • 1956 and All Thatby Dan Rebellato

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    It is said that British Drama was shockingly lifted out of the doldrums by the 'revolutionary' appearance of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court in May 1956. But had the theatre been as ephemeral and effeminate as the Angry Young Men claimed? Was the era of Terence Rattigan and 'Binkie' Beaumont as repressed and closeted as it seems?... more...

  • 55 Daysby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57

    A gripping historical drama that dramatises a crucial moment of English history. Premiered at Hampstead Theatre in October 2012. December 1648. The Army has occupied London. Parliament votes not to put the imprisoned king on trial, so the Army moves against Westminster in the first and only military coup in English history. What follows over the... more...

  • Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Timeby John H. Astington

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    Perfect for courses, this book is an account of the first actors in the plays of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Jonson. more...

  • The Adelphi Playersby Dr Cecil Davies; Peter Billingham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Cecil Davies' The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons represents a uniquely interesting contribution to our understanding of touring British theatre in the mid-twentieth-century, post-war period. This book will interest everyone - whether student, academic or general reader - who wants to know more about issues concerning the recent history of... more...

  • Aesthetic Hysteriaby Ankhi Mukherjee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Aesthetic Hysteria is a deconstructive psychoanalytic study of hysteria, using literary texts to foreground a telling encounter between two growing discourses within English studies: that of emotion/affect and trauma studies. It brings together several academic foci - the history of medicine, aesthetic theory, speech act theory, feminism, and gender... more...

  • Alan Ayckbourn Plays 4by Alan Ayckbourn

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    The Revengers' Comedies A hugely entertaining pitch that recalls the old movies to which it frequently pays homage - Strangers on a Train , Rebecca , Kind Hearts and Coronets - and expands after intermission to reveal an immensely disturbing vision of contemporary middle-class England poisoned by the rise of economic ruthlessness and the... more...

  • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa: Script (and Scrapped)by Steve Coogan; Rob Gibbons; Neil Gibbons; Armando Iannucci; Peter Baynham; Steve Coogan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    The official script for the box-office smash movie, featuring every ruddy word (and stage direction) of Alan?s seamless transformation from natural-born broadcaster into fully fledged and occasionally fully dressed hostage negotiator. Contains deleted scenes and an exclusive Foreword by Steve Coogan. more...

  • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa: Script (and Scrapped)by Steve Coogan; Rob Gibbons; Neil Gibbons; Armando Iannucci; Peter Baynham; Steve Coogan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    The official script for the box-office smash movie, featuring every ruddy word (and stage direction) of Alan?s seamless transformation from natural-born broadcaster into fully fledged and occasionally fully dressed hostage negotiator. Contains deleted scenes and an exclusive Foreword by Steve Coogan. more...