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Drama

  • On Directingby Gabriella Giannachi; Mary Luckhurst; Peter Brook

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance? What methods are used in rehearsal? Is the director an enabler, a collaborator or dictator? As we enter the new millennium, is the very concept... more...

  • A Commentary on The Complete Greek Tragedies. Aeschylusby James C. Hogan

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 22.50

    This commentary offers a rich introduction and useful guide to the seven surviving plays attributed to Aeschylus. Though it may profitably be used with any translation of Aeschylus, the commentary is based on the acclaimed Chicago translations, The Complete Greek Tragedies , edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore. James C. Hogan provides... more...

  • Tom Stoppard: Faber Critical Guideby Jim Hunter

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65

    Are you fascinated by Stoppard's plays but want an informed view into their complexities? Are you studying his plays and looking for help with interpretation? Do you teach Stoppard and need a reliable guide? A Faber Critical Guide to Tom Stoppard's major work gives us all this and more: - an introduction to the distinctive features of the... more...

  • Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatistsby Maggie B. Gale; John F. Deeney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 31.95

    Fifty Modern and Contemporary and Dramatists is a critical introduction to the work of some of the most important and influential playwrights from the 1950s to the present day. The figures chosen are among the most widely studied by students of drama, theatre and literature and include such celebrated writers as: ? Samuel Beckett ? Caryl... more...

  • Caryl Churchillby Mary Luckhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    One of Europe's greatest playwrights, Caryl Churchill has been internationally celebrated for four decades. She has exploded the narrow definitions of political theatre to write consistently hard-edged and innovative work. Always unpredictable in her stage experiments, her plays have stretched the relationships between form and content, actor and... more...

  • Another Door Closedby Peter Gill

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    'Have you grown hard? Is that it? You were never hard then, you know. Just two spoiled daughters. Two little, selfish daughters. Two unemancipated daughters. Without her you have become hard, is that it? She was so soft, you see.' Two elderly sisters get an unexpected visit from a younger man. It appears, many years ago, the sisters' mother had... more...

  • Peter Gill Plays 2by Peter Gill

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 24.78

    Cardiff East 'As scene melts into scene, oneā?Ts appetite for knowing more and more about these people is constantly whetted, even for the ones one would avoid in real life. Each and every [character] rings true and resonates further. . . A play which is never less than gripping.' Mail on Sunday Certain Young Men 'The play is marked... more...

  • Damn You Englandby John Osborne

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    Well-known playwright and acerbic wit, John Osborne was a man of trenchant opinions which he was unafraid to express. Ranging from his infamous 1961 letter to Tribune which provides the book with its title to columns written in the last decade of his life, the prose on offer here bear witness to the rage, fury - and great tenderness - that inspired... more...

  • Amongst Friendsby April de Angelis

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    Journalist Lara, and her ex-MP and crime-writer husband Richard, are happy and successful. Having moved to a fashionable gated community they invite their old neighbours Caitlin and Joe to dinner. When the security system fails, the food is delivered by a stranger and the dinner party takes quite a different turn. April De Angelis's darkly comic... more...

  • Marina Carr: Plays 2by Marina Carr

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 24.78

    On Raftery's Hill 'This is a play that howls to be seen; its courage is matched only by its dramatic power.' Sunday Independent Ariel 'An astonishing piece of theatre. Interweaving themes drawn from Irish, Greek and biblical myth, she spins a tale of power that is honest, emotional, dark and true . . . Die to see it.' Irish Examiner ... more...