A writer of short stories is in police custody. He doesn't know why he is being held but assumes it must be something to do with the fact that many of his stories involve children being killed and tortured. As the play unfolds, the police tell him that someone is enacting his stories.
'Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.' This line, from the play, was adopted by Jean Anouilh, to characterize the first production of "Waiting For Godot" at the Theatre de Babylone, in 1953. He went on to predict that the play would, in time, represent the most important premiere to be staged in Paris for f... read more
Produced at Hampstead Theatre, London, in 1980. This play was revived by the National Theatre, London, in July 2007.
Krapp's "Last Tape" was first performed by Patrick Magee at the Royal Court Theatre in October 1958, and described as 'a solo, if that is the word, for one voice and two organs: one human, one mechanical. It fills few pages. It is perhaps the most original and important play of its length ever written.' - (Roy Walker). The pr... read more
If theatre were a religion, explains David Mamet in his opening chapter, 'many of the observations and suggestions in this book might be heretical'. As always, Mamet delivers on his promise: in "Theatre", the acclaimed author of "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Speed the Plow", calls for nothing less than the death of the director ... read more
Auden often said that metre and rhyme led him down unexpected paths to thoughts he wouldn't otherwise have had, and in this respect versification and fornication are not so different. Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, "Death in Venice", seeks advice from his former collaborator and ... read more
CALLING ALL GLEEKS! Get more of your favourite characters in this official Glee prequel! All great performances deserve a warm-up! Enroll early at McKinley High to find out what went on before New Directions was even a glimmer in Mr Schuester's eye. When did Rachel first decide Finn was more than just a jock? When did Puck an... read more
Before disappearing over the Pacific Ocean in 1937, famed aviator Amelia Earhart was a national treasure. A noted author, publisher, fashion designer, public speaker, and businesswoman, she traveled in all circles of life, from the Midwest farmlands of her youth to the New York society, which embraced her as one of their own.... read more
|Series:||Grove Press Eastern Philosophy and Literature|
Harold Pinter is one of our most profound poers and playwrights, with work ranging from his plays The Caretaker, The Homecoming, and Betrayal to such poems as "The Bombs" and "Death." A writer known for his searing exploration of power, Pinter gives us an electrifying look into the often uncomfortable relationships between pe... read more
|Series:||Theatre Arts Book|
A great actor can bring us to tears without saying a word. What makes the actor great? Total Physical Awareness - it's what every actor needs to seize the creative moment and steal the show. Veteran acting trainer David Zinder has spent a career helping actors at all stages of their careers fine-tune their stage presence and ... read more
A revised student edition of classic American text, A Streetcar Named Desire shows a turbulent confrontation between traditional values in the American South - an old-world graciousness and beauty running decoratively to seed - set against the rough-edged, aggressive materialism of the new world. Through the vividly character... read more
'A small jewel of a book, a knowleageable introduction to both Stanislavski's personal development and to the content and range of his writings.''Theatre Journal' shows the System to be a practical process - drama school students and actors will be grateful for it' Times Eductational Supplement'A carefully documented study of... read more
|Series:||Longman Schools Shakespeare|
* Fully updated to meet the needs of the 2010 GCSE specifications. * Exclusive awarding-body specific support to help students realise their full potential. * The most accessible texts with supportive notes, activities and advice to engage students. * Reamins the best value for money available.
|Series:||Collector's Library Editions in Colour|
This title includes more than five hundred full colour illustrations by Sir John Gilbert. It features the Complete Works, reset using the famous Shakespeare Head text. All of Shakespeare's works in one volume. It also includes Shakespeare's world been captured by the titan of Victorian illustration, Sir John Gilbert RA. Gilbe... read more
"Romeo and Juliet" - Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers who "Do with their death bury their parents' strife" - is one of the first two works in the "Signature Shakespeare" series. It includes contextualizing essays and timelines by scholar Mario DiGangi, in collaboration with one of the world's foremost Shakes... read more
In his poetry, short stories, novels, and plays, Denis Johnson has explored the story of America - especially of the West, land of self-made men and self-perpetuating myths - with a searing honesty and genuine sympathy. In these two plays, written in verse both hypnotic and clear, he confirms his position as one of our great ... read more