Post-Colonial English Drama: Commonwealth Drama since 1960 by Bruce King

By Bruce King

Post-Colonial English Drama is the 1st serious survey of up to date Commonwealth drama. along with essays on such person dramatists as Wole Soyinka, Derek Walcott, David Williamson, Louis Nowra, Athol Fugard, George Walker, Sharon Pollock and Judith Thompson there are surveys of the dramatic literature and advancements within the theatre in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Jamaica and Trinidad. Canadian lady dramatists and the hot radical South African theatre also are one of the topics.

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Mirror to Nature: Drama, Psychoanalysis and Society by Margaret Rustin, Michael Rustin

By Margaret Rustin, Michael Rustin

This, the newest quantity within the Tavistock medical institution sequence, is a considerate and finished research of drama and psychoanalysis, written within the lucid and available demeanour that epitomises the Rustins sort. those recognized authors and psychotherapists discover intensive the level to which psychoanalysis can remove darkness from and provides clean standpoint to parts of drama, and the way a long way this extends within the different course. targeting famous playwrights together with Ibsen, Shakespeare,Harold Pinter, this well-researched and interesting publication.

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Educational Drama and Language Arts: What Research Shows by Betty J Wagner

By Betty J Wagner

Not like different books on academic drama, academic Drama and Language Arts specializes in its results. it's the first complete evaluation of the main study within the box, delivering illuminating descriptions of lecture room drama in motion. during this ebook, Betty Jane Wagner summarizes fresh examine on drama in schooling and artistic drama, that includes experiences that exhibit drama's impact on pondering, oral language, studying, and writing. lots of the reviews solution the large query, "Does lecture room drama really train anything?" Wagner provides the simplest reports in either the qualitative and quantitative learn paradigms. academic Drama and Language Arts is a entire and authoritative ebook with huge attraction. it's a convenient source for drama educators who want examine proof to help their advocacy of drama in class. it's also a simple evaluation for doctoral scholars and others who're leaping into the icy waters of study on drama. certainly, academics of all topics will locate this publication an insightful advisor for educating and reflecting on their perform.

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The History Boys by Alan Bennett

By Alan Bennett

An unruly bunch of vibrant, humorous sixth-form boys in pursuit of intercourse, activity and a spot at college. A maverick English instructor at odds with the younger and clever offer instructor. A headmaster enthusiastic about effects; a heritage instructor who thinks he's a idiot. In Alan Bennett's new play, employees room competition and the anarchy of youth galvanize insistent questions on historical past and the way you educate it; approximately schooling and its function. The background Boys premièred on the nationwide in might 2004.

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Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy by Scott McMillin

By Scott McMillin

This moment version builds on its predecessor’s strengths by means of including a 6th play, Aphra Behn’s The Rover, a comedy that has in actual fact come into prominence in contemporary years. The performs are totally annotated for the fashionable reader and are followed via six illustrations. The shut courting among theater and society throughout the interval remains to be the point of interest of “Contexts.” The editor bargains modern discussions of the next themes: “On Wit, Humour, and Laughter: 1660–1775,” “The Collier Controversy: 1698,” “Steele and Dennis: On the guy of Mode and The wakeful Lovers,” and “Stages, Actors, and Audiences.” “Criticism” has been revised to mirror ways in scholarly interpretations. seminal essays from the 1st version were retained—Charles Lamb’s appreciation of the period’s comedy and L. C. Knights’s condemnation of it. New essays by means of Jocelyn Powell, Harriet Hawkins, Elin Diamond, Martin expense, and Laura Brown were additional. Illustrated.

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The Miser and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) by Molière

By Molière

Molière mixed the entire conventional components of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly refined and enduringly renowned dramas. The Miser is the tale of Harpagon, a mean-spirited outdated guy who turns into captivated with being profitable out of the wedding of his youngsters, whereas The Hypochondriac, one other examine in obsession, is a superb satire at the clinical occupation. the varsity for other halves, during which an getting old household tyrant is foiled in his plans to marry his younger ward, provoked such an outcry that Molière it with the college for better halves Criticized - a witty retort to those that disapproved of the play's meant immorality. And whereas Don Juan is the darkest and such a lot tragic of the entire performs during this assortment, it nonetheless mocks the soullessness of the skinflint with scathing irony.

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Winners and Losers by Marcus Youssef, James Long

By Marcus Youssef, James Long

Pals, theatre artists and long-time pals Marcus and James, sit down at a desk and cross the time jointly taking part in a made-up online game during which they identify humans, areas, or things" Pamela Anderson, microwave ovens, their fathers, Goldman Sachs" and debate whether or not they are winning or no longer; in different phrases, whether or not they are winners or losers. every one good friend seeks to defeat the opposite, and since the sort of males grew up economically privileged, and the opposite didn't, the contest veryquickly provides up. Winners and Losers showcases the paintings of 2 giants of the Vancouver indie theatre scene. James Longâe(tm)s Theatre alternative develops paintings particular to specific locations and the folks who reside in them. Marcus Marcus Youssef's Neworld Theatre investigates questions of energy, tradition, and belonging. Their first collaborative paintings is a staged dialog that embraces the ruthless common sense of capitalism, and checks its impression on our closest own relationships in addition to our such a lot intimate studies of self.

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Fish In The Dark by Larry David

By Larry David

Fish at nighttime is the outstanding playwriting debut by way of Larry David, the a number of Emmy-winning superstar of reduce Your Enthusiasm and co-creator of Seinfeld. This sidesplitting play, a sworn statement to David's nice writing expertise, is usually his first time on Broadway, in truth, his first time performing on degree on account that 8th grade. In Fish at nighttime Larry David stars as Norman Drexel, a guy in his 50s who's usual in such a lot respects with the exception of his hyperactive libido. As Norman and his relations try and navigate the loss of life of a friend, previous neighbors and unsettled arguments resurface with hilarious consequences.
Fish at midnight has its global preferable on Broadway on the Cort Theatre on March five, 2015, starring Larry David.

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Plays 3 by Harold Pinter

By Harold Pinter

This revised 3rd quantity of Harold Pinter's paintings contains The Homecoming, previous instances, No Man's Land, 4 shorter performs, six revue sketches and a quick tale. It additionally includes the speech given by way of Pinter in 1970 on being provided the German Shakespeare Prize.

The Homecoming

'Of all Harold Pinter's significant performs, The Homecoming has the main robust narrative line... you're involved, lured on, sucked into the vortex.' Sunday Telegraph

'The so much excessive expression of compressed violence to be discovered anyplace in Pinter's plays.' The Times

Old Times

'A infrequent caliber of excessive stress is obvious, revealing in outdated instances a superbly managed and expressive formality that has seldom been accomplished because the performs of Racine.' monetary Times

'Harold Pinter's poetic, Proustian previous instances has the inscrutability of a mysterious photograph, and the stress of an excellent thriller.' Independent

No Man's Land

'The paintings of our greatest dwelling playwright in its command of the language and its energy to erect a coherent constitution in a twilight region of bewilderment and dismay.' the days

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