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  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

    The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

    The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • How Plays Work

    by David Edgar ...
    Distinguished playwright David Edgar examines the mechanisms and techniques which dramatists throughout the ages have employed to structure their plays and to express their meaning.Written for playwrights and playgoers alike, Edgar's analysis starts with the building blocks of whole plays - plot, character creation, genre and structure - and moves on to scenes and devices. He shows how plays share ... Read more

    $17.37 AUD

  • Rebus: Long Shadows

    The New Play

    by Ian Rankin ...
    From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMESThe stage debut for the legendary detective John Rebus in this brand new, original story by Ian Rankin, written alongside the award-winning playwright Rona Munro.John Rebus is not as young as he was, but his detective instincts have never left him. And after the daughter of a murder victim turns up outside his flat, he's going to need ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Hello, Beautiful!

    Scenes from a Life

    by Hannie Rayson ...
    A memoir in parts, from one of Australia's best-loved playwrights.Hannie Rayson - writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife, romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist - has spent a lifetime giving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stage and television.In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself. This collection of stories from a dramatic life radiate with the great ... Read more

    $25.51 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

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Penelopiad

    As portrayed in Homer's Odyssey, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War. As she fends off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors, travelling minstrels regale her with news of Odysseus' epic adventures around the Mediterranean - ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Lady in the Van

    by Alan Bennett ...
    Adapted by the author from his autobiographical memoir, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Mary Shepherd, whom Alan Bennett first came across when she was living in the street near his home in Camden Town. Taking refuge with her van in his garden originally for three months, she ended up staying fifteen years. Funny, touching and unexpectedly spectacular, The Lady in the Van marked the ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • 123 Character Development Questions: A systematic way to develop phenomenal fictional characters.

    Developing rich, vibrant, realistic and multidimensional characters is the aim of all budding writers. This brief guide offers 123 useful character questions for authors. Questions span a range of topics from biographical questions to questions on family, relationships, money and spiritual beliefs.This is the first book in a 123 series that offers ideas on a given topic. ... Read more

    $1.56 AUD

  • Yes Prime Minister

    a play

    Yes, Minister, and the equally successful sequel Yes, Prime Minister captured a niche in the political consciousness of the nation. First broadcast thirty years ago, the original writers of these classic series have reunited to create a bang up to date Yes, Prime Minister for the stage.Spin, blackberries, sexed-up dossiers, sleaze, global warming and a country on the brink of financial meltdown ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Country Girls

    by Edna O'Brien ...
    Edna O'Brien's wonderful, wild and moving novel shocked the nation on its publication in 1960. Adapted for the stage by the author, The Country Girls, the play, is a highly theatrical and free-flowing telling of this classic coming of age story. ... Read more

    $9.01 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

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Secret Life of Plays

    by Steve Waters ...
    A guide to the hidden workings of plays and the trade secrets that govern their writing - by the acclaimed playwright Steve Waters.Drawing on a wide range of drama, both historical and modern, Waters takes the reader through the key elements of dramatic writing - scenes, acts, space, time, characters, language and images - to show how a play is more than the sum of its parts, with as much inner ... Read more

    $20.56 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

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Art of Dramatic Writing

    Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

    by Lajos Egri ...
    Learn the basic techniques every successful playwright knows! Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books out there, there have been very few which attempted 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 ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Reasons to Be Pretty

    by Neil LaBute ...
    Greg is overheard admitting that his girlfriend Steph is no beauty, but that he wouldn't change her for the world. She is devastated; he can't see what he's done wrong. Meanwhile, Greg's friend Kent alternates between boasting about how gorgeous his wife Carlyis and chasing after a hot new colleague.The final part of Neil LaBute's 'beauty trilogy' (following The Shape of Things and Fat Pig) about ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Works of William Butler Yeats: (60+ works) Inclds. The Celtic Twilight, Four Years, The Hour Glass, Rosa Alchemica, Stories of Red Hanrahan, Ego Dominus Tuus, The Lake Isle Of Innisfree, Sailing to Byzantium and MORE

    Table of Contents:Fiction :: Non-Fiction :: Plays :: Short Stories :: PoetryFictionThe Celtic TwilightNon-FictionFour YearsPlaysCathleen Ni HoulihanThe Countess CathleenThe Hour GlassThe Land Of Heart's DesireThe Unicorn from the StarsShort StoriesThe Crucifixion Of The OutcastThe Curse of the Fires and o... ... Read more

    $6.48 AUD

  • Endgame

    Originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett, Endgame was given its first London performance at the Royal Court Theatre in 1957.HAMM: Clov!CLOV: Yes.HAMM: Nature has forgotten us.CLOV: There's no more nature.HAMM: No more nature! You exaggerate.CLOV: In the vicinity.HAMM: But we breathe, we change! We lose our hair our teeth! Our bloom! Our ideals!</em... ... Read more

    $13.63 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

    $13.63 AUD

  • War Horse

    I want you to do yourself proud, Joey. You go and drive those Germans back where they've come from, and then come home to me.At the outbreak of World War one, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Caught up in enemy fire, fate takes Joey on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Works Of John Galsworthy: The Forsyte Saga, The Fugitive, The Mob, End Of The Chapter, The Patrician, Concerning Life & More (Mobi Collected Works)

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books and stories. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a ... Read more

    $7.69 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

    $13.63 AUD

  • Shakespeare's Ear

    Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Theater

    by Tim Rayborn ...
    Shakespeare’s Ear presents dark and sometimes funny pieces of fact and folklore that bedevil the mostly unknown history of theater. All manner of skullduggery, from revenge to murder, from affairs to persecution, proves that the drama off-stage was just as intense as any portrayed on it. The stories include those of:An ancient Greek writer of tragedies who dies when an eagle drops a tortoise on ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Detroit

    by Lisa D'Amour ...
    In a suburb of a mid-sized American city, Ben and Mary welcome to the neighbourhood Sharon and Kenny who have moved in to the long-empty house next door. Fuelled by alcohol and backyard barbecues, their new friendship veers rapidly out of control as inhibitions are obliterated, laying bare the fragility of Ben and Mary's off-the-shelf lifestyle.Originally produced by Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Uncollected Plays of Shaun Micallef

    Shaun Micallef is without doubt Australia's premier comedian, writer, producer, presenter, actor, author, broadcaster, bon vivant, gadfly, troubadour, dancer, impresario, acrobat, lion tamer, poet and elite sportsman. But did you know that he is also an internationally renowned playwright? No? Typical. It really is a stain on our national character that this doyen of theatre doesn't get the credit ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD