Plays & playscripts

    Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

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    In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before. Drawing from...

    Neil LaBute: Plays 2: The Shape of Things; Fat Pig; In a Dark Dark House; In a Forest, Dark and Deep

    By Neil LaBute

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    'LaBute takes us to shadowy places we don't like to talk about, sometimes even to think about.' NewsdayObsession with surface and secrets runs through this second collection of Neil LaBute's work. The Shape of Things peels back the skin of modern-day relationships to ask how far someone might change themselves...


    By August Wilson

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    By two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning and Oscar-nominated writer of Fences, premiering on Broadway in 2017


    By Margaret Atwood

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    LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017Selected as a Book of the Year - Observer, Sunday Times, Times, Guardian, i magazine Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival.


    By Lucy Kirkwood

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    Alice is a scientist. Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton. She spends a lot of time Googling. When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens everyone with chaos. A new play from the award-winning writer of Chimerica.

    Calderon: Jealousy the Greatest Monster

    By Pedro Calderón de la Barca

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    As the title indicates, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's Jealousy tragically dramatizes the same key themes and emotions that preoccupied Shakespeare in Othello. His portrayal of the mind and passion of King Herod, a ruler traditionally vilified in Catholic Spain during Calderon's age, reveals a compassionate understanding and lack of...

    Humorous Day's Mirth

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    George Chapman's An Humorous Day's Mirth is one of the Elizabethan theatre's most successful comedies. In his new Revels edition, Charles Edelman presents a play that will delight today's readers and audiences as much as it did those of 1597. -- .

    Seneca: Thyestes: Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

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    Seneca's Thyestes is the only literary or dramatic account of the Greek myth of Thyestes and his brother Atreus to have survived since antiquity. This new edition comprises an extensive introduction, Latin text, English verse translation, and detailed commentary.

    Trick to Catch the Old One

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    First single edition of one of Thomas Middleton's most popular plays; for all students and academics of early modern drama and Renaissance literature -- .

    Family Circles: A Comedy

    By Alan Ayckbourn

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    "We all marry the wrong people" announces Edward Gray, looking at his three daughters and their unsuitable partners. But when his daughters change partners and then again - every combination is played out. The outcome being that none of them works any better than any of the others.

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