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  • by Lorraine Hansberry
    £11.99 - 13.49

    An expertly annotated edition of the classic American text A Raisin in the Sun: exploring the politics, context and themes of this important dramatic work.

  • by Caryl Churchill
    £11.99 - 13.99

    A play which looks at the political costs of women rising to the top. This volume is published in the Student Edition series and as well as the text of the play there is a chronology of the playwright's life and work, an introduction giving the theatrical and social content of the play and questions for study.

  • by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema & Barney Simon
    £11.99

    The classic satire about what would happen if the Second Coming of Christ occurred in South Africa

  • by Carlo Goldoni & Lee Hall
    £11.99 - 12.99

    This is a adaptation of Carlo Goldini's 18th century comedy about a wily servant who gets the best of his masters by hook and crook.

  • by Michael Frayn
    £11.99 - 12.99

    The story is of one of the most famous investigations ever conducted by science into the mysteries of the world - and its disastrous ending in the even stranger mysteries of the world within.

  • by Henrik Ibsen
    £11.99 - 39.99

    Hedda is an intelligent and ambitious woman, trapped in the stifling environment of a bourgeois 19th-century marriage. When writer Eilert Loevborg, an old flame returns to Hedda's life with a masterpiece that might threaten her husband's career, Hedda decides to take drastic and fatal action.

  • by Bertolt Brecht
    £11.99 - 12.99

    In John Willett's translation, this edition contains expert notes on the author's life and work, historical and political background to the play, photographs from stage productions and a glossary of difficult words and phrases

  • by Dario Fo
    £11.99 - 13.99

    A reissue of Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo's play, Accidental Death of an Anarchist - a sharp satire on police corruption. The play concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, 'fell' to his death from a police headquarters' window.

  • by Henrik Ibsen & Amelia Bullmore
    £11.49 - 15.49

    Ghosts is published to coincide with the Gate Theatre's production of Amelia Bullmore's new translation of Ibsen's classic.

  • by Laura (Author) Wade
    £13.99

    In an oak-panelled room in a rural Oxford gastropub, ten young undergraduates with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule - and on getting totally "chatueaued". Members of The Riot Club, an elite student dining society, the fraternity starts to fray when they discover they're a guinea-fowl short and the prostitute they've hired is suddenly banished. An apparent spoof on Oxford's notorious Bullingdon Club, whose past members include Boris Johnson, George Osborne and David Cameron, Posh is a satirical play about power, politics and privilege, and how these elements interact within British institutions. The play is published here as a Methuen Drama Student Edition with commentary and notes by Henry Bell. Posh premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2010 and two years later opened in the West End. It was nominated for Best New Play at both the Evening Standard Awards and for the Theatregoers' Choice Awards. It was subsequently made into a film called The Riot Club (2014), starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons and Douglas Booth.

  • by Katori Hall
    £13.49 - 13.99

    The Mountaintop is published here as a Methuen Drama Student Edition, featuring notes and commentary by Harvey Young, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Boston University, USA. The introduction offers a discussion of key themes including race, identity, politics, magical realism, one-act plays, historical figures and martyrs.The night before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. retires to room 306 in the now-famous Lorraine Motel after giving an acclaimed speech to a massive church congregation. When a mysterious young maid visits him to deliver a cup of coffee, King is forced to confront his past and the future of his people.Portraying rhetoric, hope and ideals of social change, The Mountaintop also explores being human in the face of inevitable death. The play is a dramatic feat of daring originality, historical narration and triumphant compassion.

  • by Anton Chekhov
    £11.99 - 39.99

    Two years after its disastrous opening in 1896, "The Seagull" was successfully revived at the Moscow Art Theatre. Checkhov's self-mocking description of the play was: "A comedy - 3F, 6M, four acts, rural scenery (a view over a lake); much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love".

  • by Arthur Miller
    £13.99

  • by Arthur Miller
    £10.49

  • by Euripides
    £11.99 - 39.99

  • by Willy Russell
    £11.99

    'One way of describing Educating Rita would be to say that it was about the meaning of education ... Another would be to say that it was about the meaning of life. A third, that it is a cross between Pygmailion and Lucky Jim. A fourth, that it is simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hilarious social documentary; a fairy-tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.' Sunday TimesThis new student edition includes an introduction covering the play's context; chronology; dramatic devices; critical reception; production history; and key themes such as class and identity, popular culture and education. Educating Rita portrays a working-class Liverpool woman's hunger for education. It premiered at the RSC Warehouse, London, in 1980 and won the SWET award for Best Comedy of the Year. It was subsequently made into a highly successful film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters and won the 1983 BAFTA award for Best Film.Commentary and notes by Katie Beswick, University of the Arts London.

  • by Mr Roy Williams
    £13.99

  • by Arthur Miller
    £11.99

    Jew is only the name we give to that stranger. Each man has his Jew; it is the other. And the Jews have their Jews.Arthur Miller's largely forgotten masterpiece, Incident at Vichy is a prescient examination of the evil that exists in us all, inspired by a real-life incident in France in which a Gentile gave a Jew his identity pass during a check, which would have resulted in the Jew otherwise being sent to a concentration camp.This Methuen Drama Student Edition of the play includes commentary and notes by Joshua Polster, Emerson College, US, which investigate the politics of the play in the context of the African-American civil rights movement happening at the time; the Vietnam War; The House Committee on Un-American Activities; and the murder of Kitty Genovese, as well as exploring Miller's own relationships that were central to the play including with psychoanalyst Dr Rudolf Loewenstein, his wife Inge Morath and his friend Elia Kazan.

  • by Arthur Miller
    £10.49

  • - Screenplay
    by Arthur Miller
    £10.49 - 18.49

    This screenplay is Miller's own adaption of his 20th century classic play about the Salem witch trials of 1692. The book includes twenty stills from the Twentieth Century Fox film starring Daniel Day Lewis and Winona Ryder,

  • by Reginald Rose
    £11.99 - 14.49

    In this play a man is dead, and the life of another is at stake. A guilty verdict seems a foregone conclusion, but Juror Number Nine confronts the ignorant prejudice of some of his fellow members, and a fierce conflict ensues.

  • by Federico Garcia Lorca
    £12.99 - 13.49

    Follows a woman's Herculean struggle against the curse of infertility. The woman's barrenness becomes a metaphor for her marriage in a traditional society that denies women sexual or social equality. Her desperate desire for a child drives her to commit a terrible crime.

  • by Inua (Author) Ellams
    £12.99

    Barber Shop Chronicles is a generously funny, heart-warming and insightful new play set in five African cities, Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra, and in London

  • by Bertolt Brecht
    £11.99

    A Student Edition of Brecht's series of inter-connected playlets that describes events which took place in German households under the rise of the Nazis. The text of the play is accompanied by an extensive commentary and study notes.

  • by Jean Anouilh
    £10.49

    "Antigone" was originally produced in Paris in 1942, when France was an occupied nation and part of Hitler's Europe. The play depicts an authoritarian regime and the play's central character, the young Antigone, mirrored the predicament of the French people in the grips of tyranny.

  • by Bertolt Brecht
    £12.99 - 13.99

    Repackaged and reissued, this is Brecht's classic interpretation of John Gay's The Beggars Opera. It is a vicious satire on the bourgeois capitalist society of the Weimar Republic, married with the jazz music of Kurt Weill. The text is accompanied by Brecht's original notes.

  • by Oscar Wilde
    £11.49 - 39.99

    A student edition of Wilde's classic comedy, with full introduction, commentary and questions for study.

  • by Mike Bartlett
    £12.99 - 13.99

    An all-pervasive fear of the future and a guilty pleasure in the excesses of the present drive Mike Bartlett's epic rollercoaster of a play from 1968 to 2525 and back again.

  • by Georg Buchner
    £11.99 - 26.99

    Buchner is often considered the father of modern German drama, and "Woyzeck"was his most influential work. Beneath the utter simplicity of itsbasic story, there are complex themes of human motivation, victimisation, guilt, class, and the meaning and nature ofexistence. This edition incorporates recent research and full Introduction and Notes."

  • by UK) McDonagh & Martin (Playwright
    £11.99 - 12.99

    The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag her manipulative ageing mother whose interference in Maureen's first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that is as gothically funny as it is horrific.

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