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Feelgood

by Alistair Beaton

Alistair Beaton's new play, part farce, part biting satire, on modern politics, New Labour and the fine art of spin is set in the plush seaside hotel of a party conference as anti-capitalist riots rage in the...


A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen & Simon Stephens

'I think I'm a human being before anything else. I don't care what other people say. I don't care what people write in books. I need to think for myself.'

Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House premiered in 1879 in Copenhagen,...


Shakespeare and the Language of Translation

by Ton Hoenselaars

Shakespeare's international status as a literary icon is largely based on his masterful use of the English language, yet beyond Britain his plays and poems are read and performed mainly in translation. Shakespeare...


Shakespeare Up Close: Reading Early Modern Texts

by Nicholas D Nace, Russ McDonald & Travis D Williams

This landmark collection of newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars, offers expert close reading of Shakespeare and other early modern authors. A major contribution to the current revaluation...


Pornography

by Simon Stephens

A programme play text of Simon Stephens' play that captures the euphoria and promise at London being awarded the 2012 Olympics and the chaos and tragedy of the London bombings of 7/7. The play is published for...


'pool (no water)' and 'Citizenship'

by Mark Ravenhill

Two exhilarating plays by the author of Shopping and F***ing: pool (no water) is a visceral and shocking new play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success; Citizenship...


The Arbitration (Routledge Revivals): The Epitrepontes of Menander

by Gilbert Murray

Gilbert Murray translated and made available to modern readers The Epitrepontes of Menander or The Arbitration for the first time in 1945. The Arbitration is among the most frequently quoted and most famous...


A God in Need of Help

by Sean Dixon

Four men carry a painting over a mountain: a play about faith and mystery during The Enlightenment.


Kingston 14

by Roy Williams

Set in modern-day Jamaica, Kingston 14 follows the story of James, a black British police officer, who is sent to Kingston to investigate the murder of an English tourist in a local hotel. Tied to Jamaica by...


A Consequence of Greed: 30th Anniversary--5th Edition (E Version)

by Jack Eadon

When Marcus Ramsay is promoted to fix an ailing company division, he uncovers the details of a decade-old murder. Driven by the spirit of murdered James Post, he uncovers the plot and identifies the co-conspirators....


'Weldon Rising' & 'Disappeared'

by Phyllis Nagy

"Weldon Rising" is Nagy's debut which takes a surreal look at the

soulless poverty of urban life. "Disappeared" won the 1992 Mobil

Playwriting competition.


Once In A While

by Paul Godfrey

Based on Benjamin Britten's life and personal interviews with his sister Beth, this play reveals the composer's sense of humanity and his relationships with W.H.Auden and Peter Pears. It culminates in the premiere...


Nichols Plays: 2: Chez Nous; Privates on Parade; Born in the Gardens; Passion Play; Poppy

by Peter Nichols

Includes, among others, the plays, "The Freeway", "Privates on Parade" and "Passion Play". Each play is introduced by the author with extracts from his diary. This edition is being published alongside "Nichols...


Nichols Plays: 1: Day in the Death of Joe Egg;The National Health; Hearts and Flowers; The Freeway; Forget-me-not Lane

by Peter Nichols

Includes the early plays, "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg", "The National Health" and "Forget-Me-Not Lane". Each play is introduced by the author with extracts from his diary. This edition is being published...


Realism

by Anthony Neilson

Neilson's exquisite tragi-comic play about the bizarre fantasies and day dreams of a man during an average day which delighted audiences at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2006 and is published for...


Tender Napalm

by Philip Ridley

Tender Napalm is a high-impact, high-concept two handed play which explores the landscape that is a relationship between a man and a woman. Explosive, poetic, brutal and ultimately redemptive, the play weaves...


Ion

by Euripides

A new translation of Euripides' play in which the young hero, a foundling engaged to keep the Temple of Apollo tidy, meets the Queen of Athens. She tells him of "a friend" who was seduced by Apollo and had a...


The Play That Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields

Good evening. I'm Inspector Carter. Take my case. This must be Charles Haversham! I'm sorry, this must've given you all a damn shock.

After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident-prone...


McDonagh Plays: 1: The Beauty Queen of Leenane; A Skull of Connemara; The Lonesome West

by Martin McDonagh

One of the most exciting young dramatists to emerge in Britain during the 1990s. His three most important plays in one volume


Design for Living

by No¿l Coward

'The actual facts are so simple. I love you. You love me. You love Otto. I love Otto. Otto loves you. Otto loves me. There now! Start to unravel from there.'

Design for Living is a wickedly witty dark romantic...