This second edition of the Companion offers students up-to-date factual and interpretative material about the principal theatres, playwrights and plays of the most important period of English drama, from 1580-1642. All the essays have been revised and their references updated; the substantial biographical and bibliographical section has been expanded.
Consequently, hundreds of thousands had fled from the Pale of Settlement and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt.
Tom Stoppard's new play is a passionate drama of love and endurance, an intimate play with an epic sweep, the story of a family who made good.
This edition contains an introduction which looks at the special place of the play in Jonson's own life, his interest in London, the theatrical setting of the play and its sources and analogues. It also includes critical and explanatory commentaries and a glossarial index.
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'Given the opportunity to revisit the characters from Talking Heads I've added a couple more, both of them ordinary women whom life takes by surprise.
Contains all of Beckett's less-than-full-length works (or 'Dramaticules') for the stage, radio, and television. Arranged in chronological order of composition, this book presents shorter plays, which demonstrate the laconic means and compassionate ends of Beckett's dramatic vision.
A novel in three parts, written in short paragraphs, which tell (abruptly, cajolingly, bleakly) of a narrator lying in the dark, in the mud, repeating his life as he hears it uttered - or remembered - by another voice.
Krapp's Last Tape was first performed by Patrick Magee at the Royal Court Theatre in October 1958, and described as 'a solo, if that is the word, for one voice and two organs: one human, one mechanical. Box - [Pause.] - three, spool - [Pause.] - five.
Features four last prose fictions by Samuel Beckett that were originally published individually, and their composition spanned the final decade of his life. This edition also includes several short prose texts such as: "Heard in the Dark" I & II, "One Evening", "The Way", and, "Ceiling".
Mrs Kay's 'Progress Class' are unleashed for a day's coach trip to Conway Castle in Wales - in an exuberant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up and being footloose, fourteen and free from school. This edition contains the music for the play.
A collection of four plays by Willy Russell. The plays are "Educating Rita", "Breezeblock Park", "Our Day Out" and "Stags and Hens". All the plays are concerned with working class people striving to enjoy life or improve themselve
Twin brothers are seperated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends, in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath.
But Rafi's own shady past threatens to haunt him.
London Kills Me (1991)
A weekend in the lives of homeless Clint and his pal Muffdiver, youthful veterans of the streets of London, whose chief source of income derives from selling drugs to the wealthier denizens of Notting Hill.
Here presented in its original 1916 version, with a wealth of extra material, including the author's subsequent revisions and additions to the text, Pygmalion has spawned a great number of screen adaptations and shows ancient myth's undiminishing ability to find new incarnations in modern life.
These surreal compositions have been considered as forerunners to the theatre of the absurd of the 1950s, as exemplified by Beckett, Ionesco and Adamov. This volume also contains the accompanying illustrations by Picasso himself.
Dr Faustus is a highly popular text, this student edition uses the A text, widely excepted as the most authentic published edition. Fully revised by leading Renaissance scholar, Ros King, it contains a completely new Introduction containing the latest criticism and stage history and revised commentary and notes.
Locked into a bloody cycle of murder and reprisal, Electra, haunted by her father's assassination, is consumed by grief and a thirst for vengeance. When her brother Orestes at last returns, she urges him to a savage and terrifying conclusion.
Formerly part of the "World Dramatists" series of play collections by classic and modern playwrights, including foreign works in workable and accurate translations, this title and seven others are reissued in a new format under the heading, "World Classics".