Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise The History Boys throughout the course.
This fully annotated version makes available on one of the most popular and influential plays by Beaumont and Fletcher, young contemporaries of Shakespeare. In discussing sources and stage history, the critical introduction challenges the common modern devaluation of these playwrights and offers a fresh, historically informed interpretation.
A fifth collection containing: Uncle Vanya (after Chekhov) (1998); The Yalta Game (after Chekhov) (2001); The Bear (after Chekhov) (2002); Afterplay (after 2002); Performances (2003); The Home Place (2005); and, Hedda Gabler (after Ibsen) (2005).
Tom Stoppard's reputation as a playwright was made when his dazzling debut, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, opened at the National Theatre. Fifty years later, the play's wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating as they were in 1967. This edition aims to coincide with a fiftieth anniversary production at The Old Vic, London.
Attempts to describe her? Attempts to destroy her? Or attempts to destroy herself? Is Anne the object of violence? This title includes everything from pornography and ethnic violence, to terrorism and unprotected sex.
This edition brings together four eighteenth-century comedies that illustrate the full variety of the century's drama: Fielding's The Modern Husband, Garrick and Colman's The Clandestine Marriage, Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer, and O'Keeffe's Wild Oats.
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), a man of extreme passions and a playwright of immense talent, is the most important of Shakespeare's contemporaries. This edition offers his five major plays, which show the radicalism and vitality of his writing in the few years before his violent death.
Pirandello is a seminal figure in modern drama. This is the only one-volume edition of his two most famous plays, Six Characters in Search of an Author and Henry IV, and his last unfinished masterpiece The Mountain Giants, in lively and performable new translations that remain faithful to the letter and spirit of the originals.
In John Willett's translation, this edition contains expert notes on the author's life and work, historical and political background to the play, photographs from stage productions and a glossary of difficult words and phrases