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  • The Theory of the Modern Stageby none

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    In The Theory of the Modern Stage , leading drama critic, Eric Bentley, brings together landmark writings by dramatists, directors and thinkers who have had a profound effect on the theatre since the mid nineteenth century, from Adolphe Appia to Émile Zola. Here, Antonin Artaud sets out a manifesto for a Theatre of Cruelty, Bertolt Brecht discusses... more...

  • No Symbols Where None Intendedby Mark Axelrod

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    An homage to Nabokov's Lectures on Literature , this collection of essays sheds new light on canonical authors such as Ibsen, Beckett, and Strindberg. Using style and structure as the connective thread, Mark Axelrod joins a wide and deep conversation on writers on writing. more...

  • Drama, Theater und Psychiatrie im 19. Jahrhundertby Annette Bühler-Dietrich

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 76.00

    Psychisch kranke Figuren bevölkern die Bühne des 19. Jahrhunderts. Im Bemühen um die hohe Form der Tragödie beleben die Dramatiker tradierte Stoffe wie die Orestie oder die römische Geschichte unter dem Vorzeichen der Krankheit neu. Wahnsinn wird zum effektvollen Auslöser oder Resultat von Handlungen. Für Schauspieler sind dies begehrte Rollen, weil... more...

  • Three Uses of the Knifeby David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    The purpose of theater, like magic like religion?ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the tendency to dramatize... more...

  • Shakespeare and Co.by Stanley Wells

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    'Enjoyable, lively ? such a pleasure to read ? renders the drama of Shakespeare?s contemporaries more than fringe entertainment? Independent Shakespeare is one of the greatest of all English figures, considered a genius for all time. Yet as this enthralling book shows, he was at heart a man of the theatre, one among a community of artists... more...

  • Alan Ayckbourn Plays 5by Alan Ayckbourn

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    Snake in the Grass A terrific piece - brilliant, bizarre and yet totally believable . . . In fact, it's more than classic; it's close to the top of its class. Yorkshire Post If I Were You A blissfully funny comedy that's also filled with sadness, a devilishly simple theatrical idea that spins out all kinds of complex truths about... 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...

  • Reasons To Be Prettyby Neil LaBute

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    Greg is overheard admitting that his girlfriend Steph is no beauty, but that he wouldn't change her for the world. She is devastated; he can't see what he's done wrong. Meanwhile, Greg's friend Kent alternates between boasting about how gorgeous his wife Carlyis and chasing after a hot new colleague. The final part of Neil LaBute's 'beauty trilogy'... more...

  • Griefby Mike Leigh

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    1957. War widow Dorothy lives in a London suburb with her 15-year-old daughter Victoria and her older bachelor brother Edwin. More and more isolated from her married friends with their successful children, Dorothy tries to cope with Victoria's increasingly hostile behaviour. But is she doing her best, as she thinks, or is she in fact responsible... more...

  • Britannicusby Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    Impetuous Nero has lost all restraint: bored with being loved, he wants to be feared. Agrippina, widow of Emperor Claudius, has paved the way for her son Nero to succeed to the throne ahead of his step-brother Britannicus. But as his taste for power grows, Nero begins to slip from his mother's control. Britannicus's life is threatened and Rome moves... more...