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Oh My Sweet Land

by Amir Nizar Zuabi

They call it a civil war, but there is nothing civil in this. Nothing civil at all.

They came from Damascus, from Halab, from Banias where the bombs fall day and night and the wounded children look like sleeping...


My Name Is . . .

by Sudha Bhuchar

When Gaby disappears from her Scottish home, it is assumed that her Pakistani father, Farhan, has kidnapped her. The spiralling headlines are only momentarily silenced when it emerges that Gaby may have fled...


Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

by Amnon Kabatchnik

This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue),...


Not the Worst Place

by Sam Burns

I ain't got a city named for me . . . The swans have though, haven't they. They got a city named for them.

Seventeen-year-old Emma dreams of travelling adventures beyond her Swansea home. Rhys, her boyfriend,...


A Double Heart for His Single One. A “Much Ado About Nothing” Experience

by Germana Maciocci

This is a story about love (for Shakespeare of course, English Theatre, the UK, and yes, for “Doctor Who” too). It is also a diary about a journey to London, and a literature essay (it includes a complete...


The Best American Short Plays 2012-2013

by William W. Demastes

(Applause Books). For over 70 years, The Best American Short Plays has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. From its inception, it has identified cutting-edge playwrights who have gone...


Birdland

by Simon Stephens

Everything can be quantified. All worth can be quantified. Artistic worth. Human worth. Material worth. Everything. Some food is simply better than other food. Isn't it? Some clothes are better than other clothes....


Impossible Plays: Adventures with the Cottesloe Company

by Jack Shepherd & Keith Dewhurst

This is the story of the Cottesloe Company of actors, operating from

the National Theatre, told by two of its leading members. It includes

accounts of all the major productions including The Mysteries and

Larkrise...


Peddling

by Harry Melling

A boy wakes up in a field somewhere in London. He's a door-to-door salesman: a pedlar boy. An encounter with an old acquaintance sends him into a frenzied questioning of everything: his life, his world, where...


Rage and Reason: Women Playwrights on Playwriting

by Heidi Stephenson

Women playwrights speak about their art and the theatre in this collection of interviews about a key decade of British drama


Mise En Scene French Theatre Now

by Annie Sparks, Annie Stephenson & David Bradby

Divided into two parts, this book provides a historical and critical survey of drama and theatre in France since 1968. It also features a listings guide to major theatre companies, institutions, festivals, training...


Occupied

by Carla Grauls

We are making little territories in your country, a hostile take-over of your garden sheds, your abandoned houses and your toilets. The occupation has begun!

Driven by a desire for belonging, two Romanian immigrants...


The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

by Laurence Senelick & Sergei Ostrovsky

In this monumental work, Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky offer a panoramic history of Soviet theater from the Bolshevik Revolution to the eventual collapse of the USSR. Making use of more than eighty...


Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers

by William Ferrara & Martha Ferrara

In Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers, opera director William Ferrara offers the perfect resource for the dramatic preparation of opera scenes for directors and student...


How to Direct a Musical

by David Young

How to Direct a Musical is a lively and practical guide to the seemingly overwhelming task of directing a musical. David Young brings to this handbook his extensive experience as a director of over 100 productions...


Horton Foote: A Casebook

by Gerald C. Wood

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Mannequins' Ball

by Daniel Gerould & Bruno Jaslenski

This play, by Futurist poet Bruno Jasienski, is an outstanding example of the joining of left-wing politics and avant-garde interest in human mechanization that characterized the experimental theatre of Poland...


Eastern European Theatre After the Iron Curtain

by Kalina Stefanova

An important new survey of Eastern European theater after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Explores all aspects of theater, from playwriting, directing and acting, to repertoire creation and theatre management....


Representing Shakespeare: England, History and the RSC

by Robert Shaughnessy

This text traces the changing theatrical and cultural identity of the History plays in the context of postwar social and political conflict, crisis and change. Since the company's inception in the early 1960s,...


The Well-Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes

by Cheralyn Lambeth

Costumes are an integral part of any performance, adding believability, conveying setting, or establishing the tone, a fact that is no less true when your performer is a puppet! The only book of its kind, The...