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Drama History & Criticism eBooks

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  • The Crucible

    A Play in Four Acts

    by Arthur Miller ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - 'one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history' - and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Untold Stories

    by Alan Bennett ...
    Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since Writing Home takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. Bennett, as always, is both amusing and poignant, whether he's discussing his modest childhood or his work ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Waiting for Godot

    A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

    Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts', and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', En attendant Godot was first performed at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955.'Go and see Waiting for Godot. At the worst you will ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ulysses

    by James Joyce ...
    series James Joyce - Starbooks Classics Collection
    Ulysses is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach in February 1922, in Paris. It is considered to be one of the most important works of Modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". "Before ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    by Tom Stoppard ...
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords. The National Theatre production in April 1967 made Tom Stoppard's reputation virtually overnight. Its wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating as they were then and the play has become a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Twelve Angry Men

    by Reginald Rose ...
    series Student Editions
    The Methuen Drama Student Edition of Twelve Angry Men is the first critical edition of Reginald Rose's play, providing the play text alongside commentary and notes geared towards student readers.In New York, 1954, a man is dead and the life of another is at stake. A 'guilty' verdict seems a foregone conclusion, but one member of the jury has the will to probe more deeply into the evidence and the ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Constellations

    by Nick Payne ...
    One relationship. Infinite possibilities.'Let's go for a drink. I don't know what I'm doing here anyway. One drink. And if you never want to see me again you never have to see me again.'Nick Payne's Constellations is a play about free will and friendship; it's about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey.Constellations premiered at the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • WAR AND PEACE

    Full Version, illustrations and Free Audiobook Links

    by Leo Tolstoy ...
    series Famous Novels Publishing
    Original illustrationsFree Audiobook LinksWar and Peace (1865-1869) is Tolstoy's greatest novel, and his most expansive one. He wrote it during the happiest period of his life. He was living continuously at Iasnaia Poliana with his wife and growing family, hunting in the fall and summer, improving his farm and entertaining frequent guests, most either relatives or close friends. It is no accident ... Read more

    $4.45 AUD

  • The History Boys

    by Alan Bennett ...
    An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.In Alan Bennett's new play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Crucible

    by Arthur Miller ...
    series Student Editions
    This Student Edition of The Crucible is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled guide to Miller's classic play. It features an extensive introduction by Susan C. W. Abbotson which includes: a chronology of Miller's life and times; a summary of the plot and commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and production history of the play. Together with over ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Arcadia

    by Tom Stoppard ...
    In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus Hodge. Through the window may be seen some of the '500 acres inclusive of lake' where Capability Brown's idealized landscape is about to give way to the 'picturesque' Gothic style: 'everything but vampires', as the garden historian Hannah Jarvis remarks to Bernard Nightingale ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 1606

    William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear

    by James Shapiro ...
    1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear traces Shakespeare's life and times from the autumn of 1605, when he took an old and anonymous Elizabethan play, The Chronicle History of King Leir, and transformed it into his most searing tragedy, King Lear.1606 proved to be an especially grim year for England, which witnessed the bloody aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot, divisions over the Union of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Writing Home

    by Alan Bennett ...
    Already a bestseller, this is a wonderfully entertaining collection of Alan Bennett's prose writings. Writing Home brings together diaries, reminiscences and reviews to give us a unique and unforgettable portrait of one of England's leading playwrights. As a memoir it covers the production of his very first play, Forty Years On, which starred John Gieldgud. His television series 'Talking Heads' ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A View from the Bridge

    by Arthur Miller ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece begins to fall for one of them, it's clear that it's not just, as Eddie claims, that he's too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong, and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Will In The World

    How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

    Stephen Greenblatt's Will in the World is widely recognised to be the fullest and most brilliant account ever written of Shakespeare's life, his work and his age.Shakespeare was a man of his time, constantly engaging with his audience's deepest desires and fears, and by reconnecting with this historic reality we are able to experience the true character of the playwright himself. Greenblatt traces ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Three Theban Plays

    Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

    Translated by Robert Fagles ...
    The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C.Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and *Oedipus at Colonus—*are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare

    With 30+ Original Illustrations,Summary and Free Audio Book Link

    series The Comedy Plays of William Shakespeare Series - Kiddy Monster Publication
    A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare - With 30+ Original Illustrations,Summary and Free Audio Book Link FEATURES:      •     Title contains every original Illustrations from Danziel Brothers.           •     Title contains Summary      •     FREE audio book link at... ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Shakespeare After All

    A brilliant and companionable tour through all thirty-eight plays, Shakespeare After All is the perfect introduction to the bard by one of the country’s foremost authorities on his life and work.Drawing on her hugely popular lecture courses at Yale and Harvard over the past thirty years, Marjorie Garber offers passionate and revealing readings of the plays in chronological sequence, from The Two ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Translations

    by Brian Friel ...
    The action takes place in late August 1833 at a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag, an Irish-speaking community in County Donegal. In a nearby field camps a recently arrived detachment of the Royal Engineers, making the first Ordnance Survey. For the purposes of cartography, the local Gaelic place names have to be recorded and rendered into English. In examining the effects of this ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Shakespeare in a Divided America

    A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

    by James Shapiro ...
    A New York Times Notable Book of 2020Shakespeare's position as England's national poet is established and unquestionable.But as James Shapiro illuminates in this revelatory new history, Shakespeare has long held an essential place in American culture. Why, though, would a proudly independent republic embrace England's greatest writer? Especially when his works enact so many of America's darkest ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Euripides' Medea

    A New Translation

    Euripides' Medea comes alive in this new translation that will be useful for both academic study and stage production. Diane J. Rayor's accurate yet accessible translation reflects the play's inherent theatricality and vibrant poetry. The book includes an analytical introduction and comprehensive notes, and an essay on directing Medea by stage director Karen Libman. The play begins after Medea, a ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Taming of the Shrew By William Shakespeare

    With 30+ Original Illustrations,Summary and Free Audio Book Link

    series The Comedy Plays of William Shakespeare Series - Kiddy Monster Publication
    Taming of the Shrew By William Shakespeare - With 30+ Original Illustrations,Summary and Free Audio Book LinkFEATURES:• Title contains every original Illustrations from Danziel Brothers.• Title contains Summary• FREE audio book link at the end of the book• William Shakespeare's Biography• William Shakespeare's Top Quotes• Easy to navigated Active Table of Contents• High formatting quality and ... ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • War and Peace (Illustrated + Audiobook Download Link + Active TOC)

    by Leo Tolstoy ...
    FEATURES:• Includes beautiful artworks and illustrations• A link of a FREE audio book to download at the end of the book• Active Table of Contents for an easy navigation within the book• Manually coded and crafted by professionals for highest formatting quality and standardsCheck out ngims Publishing's other illustrated literary clazzics. The vast majority of our books have original illustrations, ... Read more

    $1.45 AUD

  • Our Country's Good

    series Modern Plays
    Observed by a lone, mystified Aboriginal Australian, the first convict ship arrives in Botany Bay, 1788, crammed with England's outcasts. Colony discipline in this vast and alien land is brutal. Three proposed public hangings incite an argument: how best to keep the criminals in line, the noose or a more civilised form of entertainment?The ambitious Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark steps forward with ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD