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Barking in Essex

by Clive Exton

<p>Freedom finally beckons for Algie Packer, Essex's most notorious gangster. He's done seven years inside and now he's coming home to collect his reward – £3,672,000 in untraceable notes.</p> <p>But there's something Algie's family have ...

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Barney Norris: Plays One

by Barney Norris

<p><strong>Visitors:</strong> On a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain, a family is falling apart. Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into care; Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife. When a young stranger with ...

ISBN: 9781786824141

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Baroque, Venice, Theatre, Philosophy

by Will Daddario

<p>This book theorizes the baroque as neither a time period nor an artistic style but as a collection of bodily practices developed from clashes between governmental discipline and artistic excess, moving between the dramaturgy of Jesuit ...

ISBN: 9783319495231

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Beat Drama

Playwrights and Performances of the 'Howl’ Generation

by Prof. Enoch Brater & Mark Taylor-Batty

<p>Readers and acolytes of the vital early 1950s-mid 1960s writers known as the Beat Generation tend to be familiar with the prose and poetry by the seminal authors of this period: Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane Di ...

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Beckett's Creatures

Art of Failure after the Holocaust

by Joseph Anderton

<p>In the shadow of the Holocaust, Samuel Beckett captures humanity in ruins through his debased beings and a decomposing mode of writing that strives to 'fail better'. But what might it mean to be a 'creature' or 'creaturely' in Beckett's ...

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Becoming an Actor

by Thomasina Unsworth

A practical guide to training as an actor, helping you get the most out of drama school and survive in the world beyond. Are you thinking of applying to drama school Do you have a place already and want to get the most out of your ...

ISBN: 9781848421561

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Behind the Scenes at the Ballets Russes

Stories from a Silver Age

by Michael Meylac & John Neumeier

<p>The Ballets Russes was perhaps the most iconic, yet at the same time mysterious, ballet company of the twentieth century. Inspired by the unique vision of their founder Sergei Diaghilev, the company gained a large international following. In ...

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Ben Jonson

His Craft and Art

by Rosalind Miles

<p>Though he is one of the undisputed giants of English literature, Ben Jonson is known to most people only as the author of one or two masterly plays which regularly appear in the drama repertory. He is much less well-known for his whole ...

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Ben Jonson

by John Palmer

<p>While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner ...

ISBN: 9781315302171

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Ben Jonson

His Vision and His Art

by Alexander Leggatt

<p>While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner ...

ISBN: 9781315304892

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Ben Jonson

His Life and Work

by Rosalind Miles

<p>The extraordinary character of Ben Jonson has only recently been brought into the light. Critics traditionally exalted Shakespeare, at Jonson’s expense. In this biography, first published in 1986, the author presents a full and accurate ...

ISBN: 9781351997935

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Ben Jonson, John Marston and Early Modern Drama

Satire and the Audience

by Rebecca Yearling

<p>This book examines the influence of John Marston, typically seen as a minor figure among early modern dramatists, on his colleague Ben Jonson. While Marston is usually famed more for his very public rivalry with Jonson than for the quality of

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Bernard Shaw in Brazil

The Reception of Theatrical Productions, 19272013

by Rosalie Rahal Haddad

<p>In 1927, the first production of <em>Pygmalion</em> was staged in Brazil. At the time, over 65 per cent of the adult Brazilian population was illiterate, which makes it all the more surprising that directors and producers dared to stage such ...

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Bernard Shaw's Marriages and Misalliances

by Robert A. Gaines

<p>This book combines the insights of thirteen Shavian scholars as they examine the themes of marriage, relationships and partnerships throughout all of Bernard Shaw’s major works. It also connects Shaw’s own experiences of love and marriage to ...

ISBN: 9781349951703

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Bernard Shaw, W. T. Stead, and the New Journalism

Whitechapel, Parnell, Titanic, and the Great War

by Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel

<p>This book explores Bernard Shaw’s journalism from the mid-1880s through the Great War—a period in which Shaw contributed some of the most powerful and socially relevant journalism the western world has experienced. In approaching Shaw’s ...

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Bernard Shaw’s Fiction, Material Psychology, and Affect

Shaw, Freud, Simmel

by Stephen Watt

<p>This book traces the effects of materiality - including money and its opposite, poverty - on the psychical lives of George Bernard Shaw and his characters. While this study focuses on the protagonists of the five novels Shaw wrote in the late

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Bertolt Brecht's Me-ti

Book of Interventions in the Flow of Things

by Bertolt Brecht & Tom Kuhn

<p>Bertolt Brecht's <em>Me-ti,</em> which remained unpublished in his own lifetime, now appears for the first time in English. Me-ti counselled against 'constructing too complete images of the world'. For this work of fragments and episodes, ...

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Between Jerusalem and Athens

Israeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

by Nurit Yaari

<p>How does a theatrical tradition emerge in the fields of dramatic writing and artistic performance? How can a culture in which theatre played no part in the past create a theatrical tradition in the modern world? How do political and social ...

ISBN: 9780191093142

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Between Two Silences

Talking with Peter Brook

by Mr Peter Brook

<p>This unusually candid volume of Brook in dialogue provides an uninhibited encounter with contemporary theatre's most influential director</p> <p>The result of twelve hours of spontaneous question and answer sessions, Between Two Silences ...

ISBN: 9781350058323

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Beyond representation

Television drama and the politics and aesthetics of identity

by Geraldine Harris

<p>Beyond representation explores whether the last thirty years witnessed signs of 'progress' or 'progressiveness' in the representation of 'marginalised' or subaltern identity categories within television drama in Britain and the US. In doing ...

ISBN: 9781847796684

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