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Plays, playscripts

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William Davenant's The Platonic Lovers

William Davenant's The Platonic Lovers

Author: Wendell W. Broom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

First published in 1987, this 23rd volume in the Renaissance Imagination series had the objective of establishing the text of William Davenant's The Platonick Lovers that most closely represents the author's final vision for his work. Wendell W. Broom Jr documents the history of the publication of The Platonick Lovers and the manner in which the present text was produced. Copies of all relevant editions have been collated and curated to bring together the definitive authorial version of the text.

Now You See Her

Now You See Her

Author: Lisa Karen Cox, Maggie Huculak, Raha Javanfar, Amy Nostbakken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

It would be difficult to overstate how brilliantly realized and intricately crafted Now You See Her is. Everything means something, even the most casual choices are revealed to contribute to the braid of the story... If you're not sure what theatre is for anymore, this show will restore your faith in the art form. -- S. Bear Bergman, Mooney on Theatre Now You See Her radiates wit, urgency, and theatricality. --Jose Teodoro, Now Magazine They are the invisible, the vanishing, and the disappeared. In an insurrectionary outburst of original music, words, and movement, the six characters in Now You See Her explore some of the diverse ways women fade from sight in our culture. They sing, dance, and thrust themselves into the elements as they travel through the seasons of their lives. Their voices are defiant. Their question is simple: why and how do we allow our power to disappear without a fight? Now You See Her follows Quote Unquote Collective's acclaimed international hit Mouthpiece.

Humana Festival 2018 The Complete Plays

Humana Festival 2018 The Complete Plays

Author: Amy Wegener Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2020

The Humana Festival of New American Plays has been a leading home for extraordinary playwrights and their imaginations for more than four decades, making Actors Theatre of Louisville one of the nation's preeminent powerhouses for new play development. For six weeks every spring, Louisville exerts a gravitational pull on producers and theatre lovers from around the country, who travel from far and wide for the adventure of seeing a diverse slate of fully-produced new plays. Many Humana Festival plays have gone on to garner awards and subsequent productions, making a sustained impact on the international dramatic repertoire. Humana Festival 2018: The Complete Plays brings together all six scripts from the 42nd annual cycle of world premieres, featuring a remarkable array of work by some of the most exciting voices in the American theatre. This anthology makes the Humana Festival plays available to an even wider audience, allowing readers to experience the collision of perspectives, styles and stories that makes the festival such an invigorating celebration of the art form. This compilation features the full-length plays Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, Evocation to Visible Appearance by Mark Schultz, we, the invisibles by Susan Soon He Stanton, Marginal Loss by Deborah Stein, and God Said This by Leah Nanako Winkler, as well as You Across from Me, a collaboratively-written play by four writers-Jaclyn Backhaus, Dipika Guha, Brian Otano, and Jason Gray Platt.

Richard Bean: Plays Six One Man, Two Guvnors; Young Marx; The Hypocrite

Richard Bean: Plays Six One Man, Two Guvnors; Young Marx; The Hypocrite

Author: Richard (Author) Bean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/04/2020

The sixth collection of plays from award-winning playwright Richard Bean, including the world-conquering hit One Man, Two Guvnors, as well as Young Marx, his riotous take on Karl Marx's life in London, which launched London's new Bridge Theatre and The Hypocrite, a historical-farcical romp that lit up Hull's year as City of Culture.

Cain v. Abel A Jewish Courtroom Drama

Cain v. Abel A Jewish Courtroom Drama

Author: Dan Ornstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Enter the packed courtroom and take your seat as a juror on the Cain v. Abel trial. Soon, the prosecution and defense attorneys (angels from Jewish legend) will call Cain, Abel, Sin, Adam, Eve, and God to the witness stand to present their perspectives on the world's first murder. Great Jewish commentators throughout the ages will also offer contradictory testimony on Cain's emotional, societal, and spiritual influences. As jurors, when we mete out Cain's punishment, must we factor in his family history, psychological makeup, and the human impulse to sin? In this highly eclectic and gripping compilation of insights by Jewish commentators on the Cain and Abel story, courtroom scenes are juxtaposed with the author's commentary, advancing novel insights and introspection. As each of us grapples with Cain's actions, we confront our own darkest traits. If Cain is a symbol for all humanity, what can we do to avoid becoming like him? Furthering this conversation, Rabbi Dan Ornstein includes a discussion and activity guide to promote open dialogue about human brokenness and healing, personal impulses, and societal responsibility.

Jack Absolute Flies Again

Jack Absolute Flies Again

Author: Richard (Author) Bean, Oliver Chris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his intrepid young Hurricane squadron. Back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. Setting his sights on winning her heart, Jack's advances turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own terms. Sheridan's classic comedy of manners, The Rivals, is given an uproarious Battle of Britain update by Richard Bean, the award-winning writer of One Man, Two Guvnors.

The Plays of George Colman the Younger Volume 2

The Plays of George Colman the Younger Volume 2

Author: George Colman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Originally composed and published in 1981, this second book makes up two volumes of the plays of George Colman the Younger. Versatile, industrious, talented, Goerge Colman the Younger (1762-1836) followed Sheridan as England's most popular playwright. He wrote not only monologues, farces, pantomimes, comic operas, and straight comedies, but also hybrid three-act anticipations of melodrama.

The Plays of George Colman the Younger Volume 1

The Plays of George Colman the Younger Volume 1

Author: George Colman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Originally composed and published in 1981, this second book makes up two volumes of the plays of George Colman the Younger. Versatile, industrious, talented, Goerge Colman the Younger (1762-1836) followed Sheridan as England's most popular playwright. He wrote not only monologues, farces, pantomimes, comic operas, and straight comedies, but also hybrid three-act anticipations of melodrama.

Clare Barron: Plays One

Clare Barron: Plays One

Author: Clare Barron Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

The first published collection by award-winning American playwright Claire Barron, this volume contains the plays Dance Nation, You Got Older and I'll Never Love Again.

Hanoch Levin: Selected Plays Three

Hanoch Levin: Selected Plays Three

Author: Hanoch Levin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin (1943-1999) is, by almost unanimous consent, Israel's greatest playwright ever, and he remains, to this day, one of Hebrew culture's most important and diverse artists. His work includes comedies, tragedies, and satirical cabarets, many of which he directed himself. Levin died of cancer on August 18, 1999, continuing to work in the hospital on the staging of his play The Lamenters. During his lifetime he composed more than sixty plays and directed twenty-two of them. His plays have been translated into over twenty languages, and are staged around the world. Published in brand-new English translations, these selected volumes of Hanoch Levin, one of Israel's leading dramatists, aim to bring one of the most important playwrights of the Middle East to English speaking audiences. Plays Three contains the plays The Thin Soldier, Bachelors and Bachelorettes, Everyone Wants to Live, The Constant Mourner and The Lamenters.

Hanoch Levin: Selected Plays Two

Hanoch Levin: Selected Plays Two

Author: Hanoch Levin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin (1943-1999) is, by almost unanimous consent, Israel's greatest playwright ever, and he remains, to this day, one of Hebrew culture's most important and diverse artists. His work includes comedies, tragedies, and satirical cabarets, many of which he directed himself. Levin died of cancer on August 18, 1999, continuing to work in the hospital on the staging of his play The Lamenters. During his lifetime he composed more than sixty plays and directed twenty-two of them. His plays have been translated into over twenty languages, and are staged around the world. Published in brand-new English translations, these selected volumes of Hanoch Levin, one of Israel's leading dramatists, aim to bring one of the most important playwrights of the Middle East to English speaking audiences. Plays Two contains the plays Suitcase Packers, The Lost Women of Troy, The Labour of Life, Walkers in the Dark and Requiem.

Hanoch Levin: Selected Plays One

Hanoch Levin: Selected Plays One

Author: Hanoch Levin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin (1943-1999) is, by almost unanimous consent, Israel's greatest playwright ever, and he remains, to this day, one of Hebrew culture's most important and diverse artists. His work includes comedies, tragedies, and satirical cabarets, many of which he directed himself. Levin died of cancer on August 18, 1999, continuing to work in the hospital on the staging of his play The Lamenters. During his lifetime he composed more than sixty plays and directed twenty-two of them. His plays have been translated into over twenty languages, and are staged around the world. Published in brand-new English translations, these selected volumes of Hanoch Levin, one of Israel's leading dramatists, aim to bring one of the most important playwrights of the Middle East to English speaking audiences. Plays One contains the plays Krum, Schitz, The Torments of Job, A Winter Funeral, and The Child Dreams.