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    Girandoli

    Narrated by Sara Oddo ...

    Unabridged

    52 min

    Atto unico a teatro dalla trilogia di Ludovica Masci. In questa pièce, è rappresentato il dialogo non rassegnato tra due malati di AIDS.Consapevolezza della malattiaAffronta un tema drammatico come l’AIDS, con una forte tensione drammatica, costruita nel dialogo serrato tra i protagonisti.Una drammaturgia che tratta problematiche esistenziali senza dimenticare le tematiche sociali.Girandoli, è un ... Read more

    $28.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Telling Tales

    by Alan Bennett ...
    Narrated by Alan Bennett ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 11 min

    Following on from the phenomenal success of Writing Home, Alan Bennett reminisces about his early years from his schooldays to undergraduate life at Oxford University. It was an ordinary childhood - growing up in Leeds taught Alan early on that 'life is generally something that happens elsewhere'. Yet the children who long for German bombs to lend their city some wartime glamour; the working class ... Read more

    $11.36 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    George Bernard Shaw

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Roger Clark ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 41 min

    George Bernard Shaw has been called the second greatest playwright in English (after William Shakespeare) and one of the inventors of modern celebrity as the most famous public intellectual of his time. Beginning in the 1880s, as a critic and as a playwright, he transformed British drama, bringing to it intellectual substance, ethical imperatives, and modernity itself, setting the theatrical ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lynn Nottage: Ruined

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    4 min

    Playwright Lynn Nottage talks to Jeffrey Brown about her Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Ruined, set during Congo's civil war. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Playwriting 101

    A Quick Guide on Writing and Producing Your First Play Step by Step from A to Z

    Narrated by Phillip Goodchild ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 21 min

    To write for the theatre you need to know about theatre. Ideas are easy to come by. Examine your background, interest, and beliefs. Examine the world around you. Exercises can help you come up with ideas. Choose the audience you want to reach and write to that audience. To learn to write dialogue listen to and record everyday conversations. Dialogue should sound like ordinary conversations but has ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Gaslight

    Unabridged

    1 hour 57 min

    This classic Victorian thriller was first produced in 1935. Jack Manningham is slowly, deliberately driving his wife, Bella, insane. He has almost succeeded when help arrives in the form of a former detective, Rough, who believes Manningham to be a thief and murderer. Aided by Bella, Rough proves Manningham's true identity and finally Bella achieves a few moments of sweet revenge for the suffering ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Craft of Scene Writing

    Beat by Beat to a Better Script

    by Jim Mercurio ...
    Narrated by Stephen Bowlby ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 49 min

    A professional screenwriter's master class in writing the most critical and challenging script element-the individual scene. No one comes out of a movie talking about structure. What audiences love and remember about a movie are great scenes. Marlon Brando in the back seat in On the Waterfront giving his "I could'a been a contender" speech. Meg Ryan's fake orgasm in Katz's Deli in When Harry Met ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Women Rising: A Stratford Festival Forum Production

    series Stratford Festival Forum #1

    Unabridged

    1 hour 8 min

    In this time that sees more women writers being produced and celebrated, acclaimed playwrights Hannah Moscovitch (Bunny), Anusree Roy (Pyaasa, Brothel #9) and Kate Hennig (The Last Wife, The Virgin Trial) discuss what being women has meant to them as writers at the various stages of their careers. ... Read more

    $2.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Lamplighter

    by Jackie Kay ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours

    ‘Ambitious, defiant, angry and gripping . . . the bitter story of slavery through the experience of four women’ – Guardian'Jackie Kay’s work, formally expansive and inclusive . . . is always about the opening up of our notions of identity' – Ali Smith, author of How to Be BothIn The Lamplighter award-winning poet and Scottish Makar Jackie Kay takes us on a journey into the dark heart of Britain’s ... Read more

    $13.23 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    Narrated by Edward Albee ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 19 min

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof first heated up Broadway in 1955 with its gothic American story of brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance amid a whirlwind of sxuality, untethered in the person of Maggie the Cat. The play also daringly showcased the burden of sxuality repressed in the agony of her husband, Brick Pollitt. In spite of the public controversy Cat stirred up, it was awarded the ... Read more

    $20.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy, The

    Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected

    by Edwin Wong ...
    Narrated by Greg Patmore ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 18 min

    WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, BIRNAM WOOD COMES TO DUNSINANE HILLThe Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy presents a profoundly original theory of drama that speaks to modern audiences living in an increasingly volatile world driven by artificial intelligence, gene editing, globalization, and mutual assured destruction ideologies. Tragedy, according to risk theatre, puts us face to face with the unexpected ... Read more

    $11.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    MEA CULPA

    A Play Based on a True Story

    Unabridged

    1 hour 10 min

    What may be hiding behind the closed doors of a house?What is the true relationship of family members?How do people face their fellow human beings who have disabilities? What is right and what is wrong?In the early ' 70, Zoe, looks after her son Stavros who was born with mental retardation in an era without social support and possibilities of integration and special education. ... Read more

    $17.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

    by Lajos Egri ...
    Narrated by Troy W. Hudson ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 40 min

    Among the many "how-to" playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri's classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay.Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: its ... Read more

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Lady in the Van

    A BBC Radio 4 adaptation

    by Alan Bennett ...
    Narrated by Alan Bennett, Full Cast, Maggie Smith ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 31 min

    Maggie Smith stars in this BBC radio adaptation of Alan Bennett's highly acclaimed autobiographical stage playAn eccentric old lady moves into a quiet street in Camden Town. There she remains, installed in her van in glorious self-sufficiency, until the council instructs her to move on. Then a kind homeowner invites her to move her van into his garden – where she stays for the next fifteen years. ... Read more

    $9.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Working on a Song

    The Lyrics of HADESTOWN

    Narrated by Anaïs Mitchell, Steve Earle ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 2 min

    **"Working On A Song is one of the best books about lyric writing for the theater I've read."—Lin-Manuel MirandaAnaïs Mitchell named to TIME's List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2020An illuminating book of lyrics and stories from Hadestown—the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical—from its author, songwriter Anaïs Mitchell with a foreword by Steve Earle**On ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    No Harm Done

    Three Plays About Medical Conditions

    Unabridged

    4 hours 2 min

    No Harm Done contains three ensemble performances of plays by Eugene Stickland about medical conditions — Closer and Closer Apart, Alzheimer disease; Fade to Light, Stargardt, a form of blindness; and The Last Dance, Parkinson disease. The first section of the audiobook contains the plays themselves and Stickland’s introductions to them, supplemented by commentaries by medical experts and ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fiction Writing: How To Write Your First Best Selling Novel; A Step By Step Beginner's Guide To Narrative Writer's Craft

    by Helena Smith ...
    Narrated by Nick Dolle ...

    Unabridged

    28 min

    Wherever you are, whenever suits you, start your novel the right way. Learn your style of writing and get that first book out of your head.Today only, get this bestseller for a special price.When you have a book inside you crying to be told, you need help. Knowing what the 'experts' do isn't always helpful. Sometimes you just need a guide to lead you through the aspects of storytelling. This book ... Read more

    $7.47 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    William Shakespeare's Brexit

    A Political Sh*tstorm in Five Acts

    Unabridged

    2 hours 58 min

    All Brexit's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. . . Written by the Bard himself, with a little help from novelist Boris Starling, this wonderful comedy of errors retells the tragic story of the UK's acrimonious break from the EU, written in wonderful iambic pentameter.From Cameron and Osborne, through May and Gove, to Cummings and Boris, this is a story of cynical electioneering ... Read more

    $38.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    WARHOLCAPOTE

    A Non-Fiction Invention

    by Rob Roth ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours

    An enthralling play based on lost tapes between two cultural giants and friends—Andy Warhol and Truman Capote.In 1978 Andy Warhol and Truman Capote decided to write a Broadway play. Andy suggested that he record their private conversations over the period of a few months, and that these tapes would be the source material for the play. The tapes were then filed away and forgotten. Their play was ... Read more

    $22.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Vi racconto Giovanna

    Parole e pause su Giovanna d’Arco

    Unabridged

    1 hour 14 min

    Vi racconto Giovanna. Parole e pause su Giovanna d’Arco è una narrazione per voce sola del personaggio più famoso del quattrocento, nata per la rappresentazione scenica dall’appassionato studio delle fonti e degli atti dei processi. Ne emerge una Giovanna diversa: militante, adolescente, fragile, determinata, strega e, alla fine, persino santa.Un’immersione in un tempo cruento, distante e, per ... Read more

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    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Unabridged

    1 hour 46 min

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with ... Read more

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    keepingabreast

    Unabridged

    1 hour 30 min

    Mina is single, young and has been diagnosed with breast cancer. This special audio-only presentation follows Mina and her journey to explore society’s emphasis on breasts as she makes a difficult decision regarding her treatment. Young women face many different struggles than older breast cancer patients. They are still in the their child-bearing years and the effects of cancer treatment can ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Tragedy of King Lear

    Narrated by Mark Bowen ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 50 min

    King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It tells the tale of a king who bequeaths his power and land to two of his three daughters, after they declare their love for him in an extremely fawning and obsequious manner. His third daughter gets nothing, because she will not flatter him as her sisters had done. When he feels disrespected by the two daughters who now have his wealth and ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    Narrated by Mark Bowen ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 39 min

    Macbeth and his wife show how bad the evil that can possess human souls is. But evil is not all powerful. On the one hand, Macbeth is the gloomiest of the great Shakespeare's tragedies; on the other hand, it's more encouraging than Hamlet, Othello or King Lear. In no other tragedy as in Macbeth the evil is confronted by so many people, and nowhere else they are so active. Shakespeare is the author ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial