Plays

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A screenplay set in Paris in the late 1800s and featuring two celebrated poets. Paul Verlaine is a volatile alcoholic torn between his lovely yet conventional wife and the seductive and brilliant Arthur Rimbaud, whose life and poetry is fuelled by an insatiable hunger for intense experience.

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The play revolves around eight gay men who gather for three summer weekends at a lakeside house in Dutchess County, New York, where they relax, reflect, and plan for survival in an era plagued by AIDS. Love! Valour! Compassion! won the 1995 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for best Play, along wit...

The fruit of an extraordinary project, Love's Fire reimagines seven of Shakespeare's immortal love sonnets as one-act plays by seven of the best playwrights in America. These short gems, paired with the sonnets that inspired them, are published here for the first time.

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This sequel edition contains new works from plays produced in the U.S. and Europe. It offers young actors a broad spectrum of challenges with contemporary styles and relevant topics in a variety of lengths.

In addition to the scenes and monologs, the book includes nineteen useful exercises...

Daniel MacIvor's "How it Works" introduces us to four unforgettable people: Al, his ex-wife Donna, his new partner Christine, and his troubled daughter Brooke. Brilliantly weaving past and present, this play illuminates these four lives as they come to terms with their own stories.

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Jeanne d’Arc en Gilles de Rais. Op het eerste gezicht zijn deze twee historische figuren elkaars absolute tegenpool, maar ze hebben een ding gemeen: ze zijn terechtgesteld na een religieus proces. Het eenvoudige Franse boerenmeisje Jeanne d’Arc sterft na enkele spectaculaire overwinningen op Enge...

A top-ranking director sets out his rehearsal techniques in this invaluable handbook for actors and directors. Different Every Night is the culmination of a lifetime of work in the theatre, the most complete rehearsal methodology in print since Stanislavsky. It offers a vital masterclass for acto...

When Sally Benson wrote Meet Me in St. Louis in 1941, Europe and Asia were embroiled in a war into which the United States of America would soon be drawn. Her delightful story took readers back to a simpler place and time: St. Louis and the Smith family on the eve of the 1904 World's Fair. The no...

"Afterlife "is 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. "Afterlife "opens in the NT Lyttelton in June. Investigating the life of the Austrian impresario and founder of the Salzburg Fe...

Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres. This book is written for those beginning a study of American literature as part of an advanced course in English, or for anyone interested in American drama in the 20th century. It aims to encourage readers to explore beyond the few...

1776 is an inspiring and imaginative re-creation of the events from May 8 to July 4 in Philadelphia, when the second Continental Congress argued about, voted on, and signed the Declaration of Independence. From John Adams's opening diatribe to the signing of the document, 1776 is a classic musica...

Lanseloet van Denemerken is een van de abele spelen die zijn overgeleverd in het bekende handschrift Van Hulthem. De abele spelen dateren uit de veertiende eeuw en zijn hiermee het oudst overgeleverde ernstige wereldlijke toneel van West-Europa. In Lanseloet van Denemerken is Lanseloet, de kroonp...

Steph and Stewart are celebrating their first anniversary.

She's an English teacher; he's a high-school librarian. At the heart of the occasion, though, is a terrible sorrow. You see, Steph and Stewart arrived home from their blissful honeymoon to find that something terrible had happened....

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award This powerful drama of prison life is set in a house of detention where a group of young convicts-predominantly black and Puerto Rican-taunt, fight, insult, and entertain one another in an attempt to preserve their sanity and to create a semblance...

A collection of plays which includes "The Winter Guest", "Borders of Paradise", "When I Was a Girl..." and "When We Were Women".

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One of Ireland's most innovative writers, Enda Walsh "possesses a truly original theatrical voice" (Guardian). This collection includes the critically acclaimed Disco Pigs, misterman, bedbound, and The Small Things, as well as four previously unpublished plays (The Ginger Ale Boy, Chatroom, Lynnd...