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      About O'Casey: The Playwright and the Work.

      Provides a useful introduction to the life and work of the Irish playwright. It includes interviews with the man himself and the theatre practitioners who have put his work on stage. It concludes with an annotated biography. Publisher Description In...

      Was: $26.95
      Now: $3.95
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      Alcestis: In a New Version by Ted Hughes.

      King Admetus escapes death when his wife Alcestis volunteers to die in his place. This is the basic premise of the ancient play which Ted Hughes reworked to create his own vision of human suffering. Publisher Description Alcestis is the story of a king,...

      Was: $21.95
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    • Birds and Other Plays.

      The plays comprise Lysistrata, Assembly-Women and Wealth. His plays are exuberant, satirical, and frequently obscene. Of course he was extremely popular. Birds is thought to be his masterpiece. It is set in a delightfully improbable kingdom of birds and...

      Now: $3.95
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      Hamlet: Fold on Fold.

      One of the best critics of the Bard's monumental play, Josipovici writes in a language so simple and clear that even the casual admirer of Shakespeare's masterpiece will find it easy to approach the fascinating essays. His commentary on every scene in...

      Was: $59.95
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      Ideal.

      The novel was written in 1934 but Rand thought the theme would be better realised as a play. Now both versions are available in the one volume. Kay Gonda is a beautiful but tormented actress accused of murder and on the run. She asks for help from six...

      Was: $39.99
      Now: $7.95
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      Iphigenia at Aulis.

      The Greek expeditionary force against Troy is becalmed at Aulis. Agamemnon is told that only the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia will cause the wind to change. The themes of war and humanity are just as relevant today as when the play was written...

      Was: $26.95
      Now: $5.95
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      Landscape with Weapon.

      This play, with four male characters, was premiered in London in 2007. Ned's family is shocked to discover he has invented a new military technology that will revolutionise warfare. But when the Ministry of Defence demands intellectual ownership and Ned...

      Was: $26.95
      Now: $4.95
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      Lorca: Living in the Theatre.

      Edwards deals not only with Lorca's plays themselves but includes material on the social, political and cultural background of the 1920s and 30s, on Lorca's friendships with Dali and Bunuel in particular, and on the performances of the plays in his...

      Was: $29.99
      Now: $5.00
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      Miss Julie and Other Plays.

      The Swedish author and playwright lived an emotional, tortured life, which is reflected in his work. Miss Julie, a one-act play, deals with the love-hate conflict in the relationships of men and women. The protagonist is a young, aristocratic woman who...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $3.95
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      Speed-The-Plow.

      A title in the Methuen Drama - Modern Plays series this was first presented on Broadway in 1988. Fox comes up with a brilliant idea for a blockbuster movie. For one blissful day he and Gould think they've made it. 'A cunningly satirical piece of writing....

      Was: $26.95
      Now: $4.95
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      The Businessman.

      The Turkish playwright brings to life the dilemmas we all face in this play about a super-rich, super-successful businessman who bases his life on money and power. One day he finds out he has an untreatable illness, and learns that money and power are...

      Was: $16.95
      Now: $3.95
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      The Cherry Orchard: In a New English Version by Tom Stoppard.

      Publisher Description The play focuses on an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family's estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage. While presented with...

      Was: $29.95
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    • The Importance of Being Earnest.

      Wilde called his famous play ÔA Trivial Comedy for Serious People'. It satirises birth, love, marriage, death, and respectability. This edition contains substantial excerpts from the original four-act version of the play which was never produced, as well...

      Now: $4.95
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      The Only True History of Lizzie Finn.

      Publisher Description This volume contains the three most recent plays by the playwright credited with bringing poetic drama back to the Irish stage. The plays are White Woman Street, Steward of Christendom and The Only True History of Lizzie Finn.

      Was: $26.95
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      Wedding Album.

      This funny, poignant and deeply unsettling play reveals the Indian middle class family as never seen before. It deals with an impending 'arranged' marriage of a girl to a 'suitable' expat boy. 'Irreverent, subversive and radical'. From OUP. Publisher...

      Was: $25.00
      Now: $7.95
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      Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

      Hilary Mantel won the Man Booker Prize for both novels. Mike Poulton was charged with adapting them for the stage. This is the text of both plays. Poulton said: 'I have tried to replace the private pleasure of reading with the communal excitement of live...

      Was: $24.99
      Now: $5.00
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      Women Beware Women.

      A classic English play exploring class and morality. Power and lust become one for the ruling class, but all does not end well. Although traditionally considered a tragedy, critics are beginning to argue its case as a satire. Detailed critical, staging...

      Was: $16.95
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