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    The Man Who Pays The Rent


    12 hours 5 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Discover the work of the greatest writer in the English language as you've never encountered it before by pre-ordering internationally renowned actor Dame Judi Dench's SHAKESPEARE: The Man Who Pays The Rent - a witty, insightful journey through the plays and tales of our beloved Shakespeare'A MAGICAL LOVE LETTER TO SHAKESPEARE' Sir Kenneth Branagh__________Read by Ba... ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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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 ...


    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

    $8.99 AUD

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    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

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    My Broken Language: A Memoir. The captivating true-life story that inspired In the Heights


    10 hours 44 min

    “Quiara Hudes is in her own league. Her sentences will take your breath away. How lucky we are to have her telling our stories.” – Lin-Manuel MirandaFrom the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright behind IN THE HEIGHTS comes a spellbinding coming-of-age story, and a vibrant and life-affirming celebration of the women who guide us.Born in Philadelphia to a Jewish father and an enigmatic Puerto Rican ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy, The

    Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected

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


    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

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    William Shakespeare's Brexit

    A Political Sh*tstorm in Five Acts


    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

    $38.99 AUD $34.99 AUD

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    Women Writing Musicals

    The Legacy That the History Books Left Out


    11 hours

    From the women who pounded the pavement selling their songs in Tin Pan Alley at the turn of the twentieth century; to the women who broke new ground writing shows during the Great Depression; to the women who penned protest musicals fighting for social justice during the 1970s; to those who are revitalizing the landscape of American musicals today, Women Writing Musicals: The Legacy That the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD


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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 ...


    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

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    A Play Based on a True Story


    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

    $17.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Working on a Song

    The Lyrics of HADESTOWN

    Narrated by Anaïs Mitchell, Steve Earle ...


    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

    $25.99 AUD

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    Art of Dramatic Writing, The

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


    8 hours 19 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

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Country Wife (Unabridged)

    Narrated by AI Marcus ...


    4 hours 21 min

    Please note: This audiobook has been created using AI voice. The Country Wife was first performed in January 1672 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. It traces several plot lines, the principle of which follows notorious rake Harry Horner’s attempt to carry on affairs by spreading a rumor that he was now a eunuch and no longer a threat to any man’s wife. It was controversial for its sexual ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

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    Lynn Nottage: Ruined

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


    4 min

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

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Author's Craft, The

    Narrated by Charles Featherstone ...


    2 hours 9 min

    Why do we write? What does it mean to be a writer?This book contains no useful tips on grammar, style, or plot. Instead, it focuses on the observation and perspective that is needed to be a good writer - on the fact that writing is an expression of the art of living. A lovely journey through a very Edwardian world. ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Home Truths

    Narrated by David Williamson ...


    16 hours 53 min

    The revealing and candid memoir of Australia's legendary playwright and screenwriterThe definitive memoir of David Williamson, author of iconic dramas such as The Removalists, The Club, Don's Party, Emerald City and Travelling North, as well as more than fifty other plays, explores the life of the writer and the true stories and real lives that inspired his works. A powerful force in theatre since ... Read more

    $52.99 AUD

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    Theatre of the Unimpressed

    In Search of Vital Drama

    Narrated by Johnnie Walker ...


    5 hours 25 min

    How dull plays are killing theatre and what we can do about it.Had I become disenchanted with the form I had once fallen so madly in love with as a pubescent, pimple-faced suburban homo with braces? Maybe theatre was like an all-consuming high school infatuation that now, ten years later, I saw as the closeted balding guy with a beer gut he’d become. There were of course those rare moments of ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Antony and Cleopatra

    Narrated by Sir Anthony Quayle ...


    2 hours 41 min

    Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. READ BY SIR ANTHONY QUAYLE AND CASTAntony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Life of Marcus ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    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

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    No Harm Done

    Three Plays About Medical Conditions


    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 Kobo Plus

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    Narrated by Sara Oddo ...


    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

    $20.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    A Non-Fiction Invention


    3 hours 22 min

    An enthralling play based on lost tapes between two cultural giants and friends—Andy Warhol and Truman Capote—read by the stars of the acclaimed original stage production, Stephen Spinella and Dan Butler.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 ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    King Lear

    Narrated by Edward James Beesley ...


    4 hours 15 min

    “When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”King Lear has lived a long and difficult life as a king and decides that he wants to retire of his duties. To absolve himself of power, Lear decides to split his kingdom among his three daughters based on their affections toward him. While two of his daughters flatter their father and declare their fealty and respect, his ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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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 ...


    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

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    La roche


    1 hour 8 min

    Un homme aux racines emmêlées entame la quête de son identité alors que sur la terre qu’il vient d’acheter, sa pelle bute sur une pierre impossible à extraire du sol. Entre un père basque fantomatique, une mère sorcière, un frère surgi des limbes, une fille qui est et n’est pas la sienne et une femme qui après tout n’est peut-être pas la sienne non plus, le protagoniste fait le récit de sa vie. ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD