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A Tempest: Based on Shakespeare's 'The Tempest;' Adaptation for a Black Theatre

By: Aimé Césaire; Richard Miller [Translator]

Price: $13.52

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group/TGC Translations: 2002-05-01

Seller ID: 9781559362108


A troupe of black actors perform their own "Tempest." Cesaire's rich and insightful adaptation draws on contemporary Caribbean society, the African-American experience and African mythology to raise questions about colonialism, racism and their lasting effects.Aime Cesaire, who was born in Martinique in 1913, is one of this century's major writers. In his poetry, plays and political activities he has waged a lifelong struggle to restore dignity to colonized people.... View more info

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Becket

By: Anouilh, Jean

Price: $14.46

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 1995-09-01

Seller ID: 9781573225083


The celebrated play that draws from historical events in the Norman conquest of England to create a profound portrait of a man's soul--and a transcendent vision of the human spirit From its powerful opening scene, of a naked King Henry II praying at the tomb of Thomas Becket, to the final wrenching act of ultimate self-sacrifice, Jean Anouilh's "Becket" remains a towering achievement in the history of the theatre. Winner of the Antoinette Perry Award for Best Play o... View more info

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The Assembly of Women (Literary Classics)

By: Aristophanes; Robert Mayhew [Translator]

Price: $12.68

Publisher: Prometheus Books: 1997-04-01

Seller ID: 9781573921336


The women of Athens concoct a daring scheme: penetrate the male-dominated Assembly disguised as men and vote themselves into power, after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new society where all are equal and where property and sex, too is shared. This new translation of Aristophanes' last extant play recaptures the spirit, the bawdiness, and the brilliance of this rollicking farce, which is at the same time a profound critique of contemporary Greek ... View more info

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Noughts & Crosses (Royal Shakespeare Company)

By: Blackman, Malorie; Cooke, Dominic [Adapter]

Price: $24.84

Publisher: Nick Hern Books: 2008-04-01

Seller ID: 9781854599391


Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society. Sephy is a Cross -- a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought -- a " colourless" member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that's as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don't mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, i... View more info

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The Essential Bogosian: Talk Radio, Drinking in America, FunHouse and Men Inside

By: Bogosian, Eric

Price: $15.30

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 1994-04-01

Seller ID: 9781559360821


"What Lenny Bruce was to the 1950s, Bob Dylan to the 1960s, Woody Allen to the 1970s--that's what Eric Bogosian is to this frightening moment of drift in our history."--Frank Rich, The New York Times View more info

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Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century

By: Bonney, Jo [Editor]

Price: $18.89

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 1999-02-01

Seller ID: 9781559361552


"Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century," edited by director Jo Bonney, features the work of 42 solo artists spanning the century-from Beatrice Herford in 1869 to Dawn Akemi Saito in 1994. Each artists' work is introduced by a journalist, artist, critic, agent, producer or educator who is intimately familiar with the material and its links to other forms such as vaudeville, theatre, cabaret, music, standup comedy, poetry, the ... View more info

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Far Away (Nick Hern Books Drama Classics)

By: Churchill, Caryl

Price: $12.62

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 2001-04-01

Seller ID: 9781559361996


handle]The newest work by the playwright Tony Kushner calls "the greatest living English playwright." body]The newest work by the playwright Tony Kushner calls "the greatest living English playwright." "Far Away" is a howl of anguish at the increasing--and increasingly accepted--levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict, whether in Chechnya or Sierra Leone, Fiji or Zimbabwe. But is it all as Far Away as we would like to think.C... View more info

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Cloud 9

By: Churchill, Caryl

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 1994-12-01

Seller ID: 9781559360999


"Cloud 9" not only marked the theatrical breakthrough of preeminent British playwright Caryl Churchill, but proved a milestone in the portrayal of sexual liberation and feminism. "A playwright of genuine audacity and assurance, able to use her considerable wit and intelligence in ways at once unusual, resonant and dramatically riveting."--Benedict Nightingale View more info

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The Skriker

By: Churchill, Caryl

Price: $13.52

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 1994-09-01

Seller ID: 9781559360975


Premiered at the Royal National Theatre, this extraordinary new play by one of Britain's leading playwrights combines English folk tales with scenes from modern urban life to follow the Skriker, "a shapeshifter and death portent, ancient and damaged," in its search for love and revenge as it pursues two young women from Lancaster to London, changing its shape with each encounter. View more info

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A Number

By: Churchill, Caryl

Price: $12.62

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 2003-05-01

Seller ID: 9781559362252


Caryl Churchill, hailed by Tony -Kushner as "the greatest living English language playwright," has turned her extraordinary dramatic gifts to the subject of human cloning--how might a man feel to discover that he is only one in a number of identical copies. And which one of him is the original. . . ? "A Number "opens in London's Royal Court Theatre in October, directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot).Caryl Churchill is the author of some twenty plays including "Cl... View more info

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Anna in the Tropics (TCG Edition)

By: Cruz, Nilo

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 2003-09-01

Seller ID: 9781559362320


Winner of the 2003 Pulitizer Prize for Drama." . . there are many kinds of light.The light of fires. The light of stars.The light that reflects off rivers.Light that penetrates through cracks.Then there's the type of light that reflects off the skin."--Nilo Cruz, "Anna in the Tropics"This lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of America in the midst of the Depression. Se... View more info

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La muerte y la doncella: Death and the Maiden, Spanish Edition

By: Dorfman, Ariel

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Siete Cuentos: 2001-06-09

Seller ID: 9781583220788


La muerte y la doncella, la obra latinoamericana mas representada en la historia del mundo, ha llegado a constituirse en un clasico sobre la justicia y el perdon, la memoria y el olvido. Dorfman se ha propuesto a explorar preguntas pocas veces hechas en voz alta: "Como pueden los represores y los oprimidos cohabitar una misma tierra, compartir una misma mesa?" preguntas que hoy dia siguen tan vigentes como cuando Dorfman escribia esta obra. View more info

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Imaginary Friends: A Play with Music

By: Ephron, Nora

Price: $12.66

Publisher: Vintage: 2003-03-01

Seller ID: 9781400034222


Although Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy probably only met once in their lives, their names will be linked forever in the history of American literary feuds: they were legendary enemies, especially after McCarthy famously announced to the world that every word Hellman wrote was a lie, "including 'and' and 'the.'" The public battle, and the legal squabbling, that ensued ended, unsatisfactorily for all, with Hellman's death. In Imaginary Friends," " Nora Ephron brill... View more info

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"Life Is a Dream" and Other Spanish Classics (Eric Bentley's Dramatic Repertoire Volume Two)

By: Eric Bentley [Editor]; Roy Campbell [Translator];

Price: $15.33

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books: 1985-04-01

Seller ID: 9781557830067


(Applause Books). Translations of four great Spanish dramas: Calderon de la Barca Life Is a Dream; Miguel de Cervantes Siege of Numantia; Lope de Vega Fuente Ovejuna; Tirso de Molina The Trickster of Seville . View more info

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Take Ten II: More Ten-Minute Plays

By: Eric Lane; Nina Shengold

Price: $17.15

Publisher: Vintage: 2003-11-11

Seller ID: 9781400032174


A ten-minute play is a blaze of theatrical energy. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking collection Take Ten, editors Eric Lane and Nina Shengold have put together a veritable bonfire of talent. Take Ten II: More 10-Minute Plays""provides a fast-track tour of the current theatrical landscape, from the slapstick ingenuity of David Ives' "Arabian Nights" to the searing tension of Diana Son's 9/11 drama "The Moon, Please," to Susan Miller's luminous fable "The Grand Des... View more info

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We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! And Other Works: The Collected Plays of Dario Fo, Volume One (Collected Plays of Dario Fo (Paperback))

By: Fo, Dario; Jenkins, Ron [Translator]

Price: $18.89

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 2000-05-01

Seller ID: 9781559361828


Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature In the words of his translator, Ron Jenkins: "The Nobel committee's decision to honor Fo as a master of literature is a historic tribute to the theatre, which is still viewed by many as literature's bastard child; it is also the first time that the Nobel for the literary arts has been awarded to an actor. This courageous and controversial choice indirectly expands the modern definition of literature to include the power of the ... View more info

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Promenade and Other Plays (PAJ Books)

By: Fornes, Maria Irene

Price: $16.20

Publisher: PAJ Publications: 2001-07-01

Seller ID: 9781555540142


Fornes' early work is collected in this volume, including "The Sucessful Life of 3, " which was produced by the Judson Poets Theatre; "Tango Palace, " a San Francisco Actors Workshop production, directed by Herbert Blau; and "Promenade, " an Open Theatre production directed by Joseph Chaikin before going on to a successful Off-Broadway run. "Dr. Kheal, A Viertnamese Wedding, " and "Molly's Dream " round out the volume, demonstrating the continuity of Fornes's vision and ... View more info

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Noises Off: A Play in Three Acts

By: Frayn, Michael

Price: $14.46

Publisher: Anchor: 2002-08-27

Seller ID: 9781400031603


Noises Off," "the classic farce by the Tony Award--winning author of "Copenhagen, "is not one play but two: simultaneously a traditional sex farce, "Nothing On, " and the backstage "drama" that develops during "Nothing On"'s final rehearsal and tour. The two begin to interlock as the characters make their exits from "Nothing On" only to find themselves making entrances into the even worse nightmare going on backstage. In the end, at the disastrous final performance, the ... View more info

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My Children! My Africa!

By: Fugard, Athol

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 1989-01-01

Seller ID: 9781559360142


The search for a means to an end to apartheid erupts into conflict between a black township youth and his "old-fashioned" black teacher. View more info

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Cherry Docs (Scirocco Drama)

By: Gow, David

Price: $15.30

Publisher: Scirocco Drama: 1998-10-16

Seller ID: 9781896239378


Finalist for the Chalmers Play Award. A neo-Nazi skinhead is charged with murder, and Legal Aid has assigned him a Jewish lawyer. Over the course of developing a defense for the skinhead, the lawyer is forced to examine the limits of his own liberalism, and the demons underlying it. An unblinking examination of hatred, the explosive effect it has on our society, and the hurdles that confront us as we set about eradicating it. View more info