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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Hardcover): J. K. Rowling Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Hardcover)
J. K. Rowling 1
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At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the wizarding world, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

(Please note: This is the screenplay edition, so it's written in a movie script format and not a novelized format.)

Contemporary Plays by African Women - Niqabi Ninja; Not That Woman; I Want to Fly; Silent Voices; Unsettled; Mbuzeni; Bonganyi... Contemporary Plays by African Women - Niqabi Ninja; Not That Woman; I Want to Fly; Silent Voices; Unsettled; Mbuzeni; Bonganyi (Paperback)
Yvette Hutchison, Amy Jephta; Sophia Kwachuh Mempuh, Jc Niala, Adong Judith, …
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This volume uniquely draws together seven contemporary plays by a selection of the finest African women writers and practitioners from across the continent, offering a rich and diverse portrait of identity, politics, culture, gender issues and society in contemporary Africa.

Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi (Egypt) is set in Cairo during the chaotic time of the Egyptian uprising.

Not That Woman by Tosin Jobi-Tume (Nigeria) addresses issues of violence against women in Nigeria and its attendant conspiracy of silence. The play advocates zero-tolerance for violence against women and urges women to bury shame and speak out rather than suffer in silence.

I Want To Fly by Thembelihle Moyo (Zimbabwe) tells the story of an African girl who wants to be a pilot. It looks at how patriarchal society shapes the thinking of men regarding lobola (bride price), how women endure abusive men and the role society at large plays in these issues.

Silent Voices by Adong Judith (Uganda) is a one-act play based on interviews with people involved in the LRA and the effects of the civil war in Uganda. It critiques this, and by implication, other truth commissions.

Unsettled by JC Niala (Kenya) deals with gender violence, land issues and relations of both black and white Kenyans living in, and returning to, the country.

Mbuzeni by Koleka Putuma (South Africa) is a story of four female orphans, aged eight to twelve, their sisterhood and their fixation with death and burials. It explores the unseen force that governs and dictates the laws that the villagers live by.

Bonganyi by Sophia Kwachuh Mempuh (Cameroon) depicts the effects of colonialism as told through the story of a slave girl: a singer and dancer, who wants to win a competition to free her family.

Each play also includes a biography of the playwright, the writer's own artistic statement, a production history of the play and a critical contextualisation of the theatrical landscape from which each woman is writing.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child: Parts I & II - The Official Playscript (Paperback): J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne Harry Potter And The Cursed Child: Parts I & II - The Official Playscript (Paperback)
J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne 1
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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 weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.

This revised paperback edition updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

(Please note: This is written in a screenplay format and not a novelized format.)

A Raisin In The Sun (Paperback): Deirdre Osborne A Raisin In The Sun (Paperback)
Deirdre Osborne; Lorraine Hansberry; Volume editing by Deirdre Osborne
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A Raisin in the Sun is a classic American play: a groundbreaking 1950s civil rights drama and has a strong claim to be the greatest play of the black American experience. Deeply committed to the black struggle for equality and human rights, Lorraine Hansberry's brilliant career as a writer was cut short by her death when she was only 34. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway and won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Hansberry was the youngest and the first black writer to receive this award. She was also the first person to be called 'young, gifted and black'. The play is set in south side Chicago, where Walter Lee, a black chauffeur, dreams of a better life, and hopes to use his father's life insurance money to open a liquor store. Humane and heart-rending, the play depicts characters and a whole society with complexity and reality. This Student Edition features expert and helpful annotation, including a scene-by-scene summary, a detailed commentary on the dramatic, social and political context, and on the themes, characters, language and structure of the play, as well as a list of suggested reading and questions for further study and a review of performance history.

Hag-Seed - The Tempest Retold (Paperback): Margaret Atwood Hag-Seed - The Tempest Retold (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood 1
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Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge.

After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?

Margaret Atwood's novel take on Shakespeare's play of enchantment, revenge and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child: Parts I & II (Hardcover): J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany Harry Potter And The Cursed Child: Parts I & II (Hardcover)
J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany 16
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

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 weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

(Please note: This is the special script rehearsal edition, so it's written in a screenplay format and not a novelized format.)

Acts Of Transgression - Contemporary Live Art In South Africa (Paperback): Jay Pather, Catherine Boulle Acts Of Transgression - Contemporary Live Art In South Africa (Paperback)
Jay Pather, Catherine Boulle
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In this ground-breaking collection of critical essays, 15 writers explore the experimental, interdisciplinary and radically transgressive field of contemporary live art in South Africa.

Set against a contemporary South African society that is chronologically `post' apartheid, but one that continues to grapple with material redress, land redistribution and systemic racism, Acts of Transgression finds a representation of the complexity of this moment within the rich potential of a performative art form that transcends disciplinary boundaries and aesthetic conventions. The collection probes live art's intersection with crisis and socio-political turbulence, shifting notions of identity and belonging, embodied trauma and loss, questions of archive, memory and the troubling of colonial systems of knowing,

an interrogation of narratives of the past and visions for the future.These diverse essays, analysing the work of more than 25 contemporary South African artists and accompanied by a striking visual record of more than 50 photographs, represent the first major critical study of contemporary live art in South Africa; a study that is as timeous as it is imperative.

Raisin in the Sun (Paperback, Reissued Reprint): Lorraine Hansberry Raisin in the Sun (Paperback, Reissued Reprint)
Lorraine Hansberry
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When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever."--The New York Times.

Manga Shakespeare Julius Caesar (Paperback): William Shakespeare Manga Shakespeare Julius Caesar (Paperback)
William Shakespeare; Adapted by Richard Appignanesi; Illustrated by Mustashrik Mahbub 2
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This manga recreation of Shakespeare's text transfers the action from Ancient Rome to a future Iraq, once again facing dictatorship after its prolonged struggles to establish a democracy. Part of the successful Manga Shakespeare series, a fusion of classic Shakespeare with manga visuals.

Bos (Afrikaans, Paperback): Malan Steyn Bos (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Malan Steyn
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Hierdie drama handel oor tien tieners in ’n bos by ’n oorlewingskamp waar spoke, hormone, groepsdruk en goggas die senuwees behoorlik laat knyp. KAMP KOERSHOU is nie vir sissies nie. Want grootword is nie “lekker” nie. Grootword is pyn. En “verwonding".

Die tien jeugdiges vertrek op 'n oorlewingskamp, in 'n bos, onder toesig van 'n paramilitaire instrukteur. Dit is hulle rite of passage sodat hulle weerbaar ‒ paraat! ‒ die grens na volwassenheid kan oorsteek. Maar hoe hou jy koers as jy nie weet waarheen jy wil gaan nie?

Die toneelstuk is in 2012 by die KKNK opgevoer met regie deur Marthinus Basson en Stian Bam in die hoofrol.

Woyzeck Leonce (Paperback): Na Woyzeck Leonce (Paperback)
Na
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Boetman Is Die Bliksem In (Afrikaans, Paperback): Pieter Fourie Boetman Is Die Bliksem In (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Pieter Fourie
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In Mei 2000 skryf die joernalis Chris Louw ’n ope brief aan Willem de Klerk waarin hy sy griewe lug teenoor die regering wat aan bewind was in die tyd van die Grensoorlog (ongeveer 1966–1989).

Chris Louw, oftewel “Boetman”, is ontnugter deur die patriargale leiding van die Afrikanermans van daardie tyd.

Pieter Fourie het Chris Louw se brief omskryf tot ’n drama waarin verskillende stemme en menings gehoor kan word, onder andere dié van ’n ma wat haar seun in die Grensoorlog verloor het, die joernalis Annesu de Vos wat met Chris Louw ’n debat op LitNet gevoer het en ’n swart aktivis.

Under Milk Wood - The Definitive Edition (Paperback): Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood - The Definitive Edition (Paperback)
Dylan Thomas 1
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Commissioned by the BBC, and described by Dylan Thomas as 'a play for voices', UNDER MILK WOOD takes the form of an emotive and hilarious account of a spring day in the fictional Welsh seaside village of Llareggub. We learn of the inhabitants' dreams and desires, their loves and regrets. The play introduces us to characters such as Captain Cat who dreams of his drowned former seafellows and Nogood Boyo who dreams of nothing at all. It is a unique and touching depiction of a village that has 'fallen head over bells in love'. The First Voice narration reveals the ordinary world of daily happenings and events, while the Second Voice conveys the intimate, innermost thoughts of the fascinating folk of Llareggub. There have been myriad productions of UNDER MILK WOOD over the years and Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Tom Jones have all starred in radio, stage or film adaptations. Dylan Thomas's classic radio play reprinted to celebrate the centenary of his birth. A true masterpiece that has never been out of print.

So moes die liefde ly - 'n Passiespel (Afrikaans, Paperback): Charles Fryer So moes die liefde ly - 'n Passiespel (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Charles Fryer
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So moes die Liefde ly is aanvanklik op versoek geskryf vir opvoering as ‘n projek om die lyding van Christus uit te beeld. Die opvoerings was baie geslaagd en nadat Charles Fryer die stuk verwerk het, word dit in die vroee negentigerjare in die Kangogrotte by Oudtshoorn opgevoer. Dit is elke tweede Paasseisoen aangebied en behalwe Suid-Afrikaners, het mense van regoor die wereld – Duitsers, Amerikaners en Nederlanders – hierdie weergawe van Jesus se lydingsgeskiedenis ervaar. Die teks is na die eerste opvoering heelwat uitgebrei en het nuwer en groter dimensies bygekry. Liedere, asook danstonele, is ingevoeg en die koor is vergroot van 20 tot ongeveer 50.

My Children! My Africa! and Selected Shorter Plays (Paperback): Athol Fugard My Children! My Africa! and Selected Shorter Plays (Paperback)
Athol Fugard; Edited by Stephen Gray
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In his introduction to this collection, Stephen Gray states that `there can be no artistic grounds on which to uphold a belief that "short" implies "lesser"'; he goes on to make the point that `Fugard seems naturally to be most at ease when working in compact dense forms'. This collection brings together all the available shorter plays by Athol Fugard not accessible to readers and performers, and demonstrates through these plays the crucial stages of Fugard's development as a great man of the theatre.

In glas (Afrikaans, Paperback): Nicola Hanekom In glas (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Nicola Hanekom
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Die drama In glas handel oor ‘n kinderlose egpaar wat in vitro-bevrugting ondergaan en die uitwerking van hul versugting na ‘n kind op hulle as individue, hul huwelik en hul verhoudings met ander. Nicola Hanekom wys die vernedering van herhaalde besoeke aan onsimpatieke dokters, die monotomie van seks wat gemonitor word, die aftakeling van ‘n man en vrou wat gereduseer word tot hul voortplantingsorgane. In glas wen beste regie, beste nuutgeskepte Afrikaanse produksie en beste aanbieding. Stian Bam wen beste akteur en Tinarie van Wyk Loots wen beste aktrise. is in 2015 op die kortlys vir die toekenning van die ATKV-prys vir ’n dramateks.

Kaburu (Afrikaans, Paperback, Nuwe Uitgawe): Deon Opperman Kaburu (Afrikaans, Paperback, Nuwe Uitgawe)
Deon Opperman
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In hierdie drama word die leser/gehoor gekonfronteer met die gevolge van keuses waarmee bykans alle Suid-Afrikaners kan identifiseer: kwessies soos emigrasie, die behoud van bande met die geboorteland, nagevolge van die Angolese bosoorlog, moorde op bejaardes en sosiale onsekerhede as gevolg van kriminele geweld. Hiermee gee Opperman dramaties gestalte aan die gedagte dat die persoonlike dikwels 'n politieke strekking het. Ook ander verwysingsraamwerke tree na vore, waaronder die invloed van die geskiedenis en die soeke na identiteit.

Die Vrou Wat Alleen Bly - Twee Draaiboeke (Afrikaans, Paperback): Karel Schoeman Die Vrou Wat Alleen Bly - Twee Draaiboeke (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Karel Schoeman
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By geleentheid van die gevierde skrywer Karel Schoeman se 75ste verjaardag in Oktober 2014 publiseer Protea Boekhuis twee televisiedraaiboeke, wat, hoewel hulle geruime tyd gelede reeds geskryf is, nie voorheen gepubliseer is nie. In die voorwoord tot die twee draaiboeke meld Karel Schoeman dat die twee draaiboeke in 1985 ontstaan het, toe daar bewerkings van sy romans verfilm is. Die twee dramatekste sou miskien eerder as leestekste en nie as speeltekste nie beskou kon word, maar Schoeman sluit nie die moontlikheid van verfilming uit nie. Hy skryf verder: “Die betrokke manuskripte het onlangs aan die lig gekom nadat ek gemeen het dat dit lankal nie meer bestaan nie, en word nou gepubliseer soos hulle geskryf is, aangesien dit nie sinvol gelyk het om na verloop van meer as 'n kwarteeu nog daaraan te probeer verander of verbeter nie.” Die eerste van die twee tekste, “'n Vrou wat alleen bly”, speel op 'n klein plattelandse dorpie af. Dit handel oor die raaiselagtige skietdood van 'n geliefde dominee en oor die versteuring van verhoudings tussen mense wat mekaar reeds lank ken wanneer 'n nuweling die gemeenskap binnekom. Die tweede teks, “Hier was huise, hier 'n pad” speel in 1908 af in en om 'n hotelletjie aan die Suid-Kaapse kus. In hierdie draaiboek bevind 'n aantal uiteenlopende karakters hulle toevallig en kortstondig in mekaar se geselskap. Sommige van die karakters reik huiwerig na mekaar uit, maar die verhoudings wat ontstaan, bly vervlietend. Soos in 'n Tsjechow-drama toon Karel Schoeman in hierdie twee tekste watter intensiteit daar in klein menslike gebare, huiwerende gesprek en versigtige uitreik na ander kan le.

The Merchant of Venice (Paperback, New edition): William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice (Paperback, New edition)
William Shakespeare; Introduction by Cedric Watts; Notes by Cedric Watts; Edited by Cedric Watts; Series edited by Keith Carabine
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal. The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. The text may seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. In his intensity he can dominate the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations. What results is a bitter-sweet drama. Though The Merchant of Venice offers some of the traditional pleasures of romantic comedy, it also exposes the operations of prejudice. Thus Shakespeare remains our contemporary.

Macbeth (Paperback): William Shakespeare Macbeth (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
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This Scholastic Classics edition of Shakespeare's well-known tragedy is perfect for students and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike. By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. When three sinister witches tell Macbeth that power and glory could be within his grasp, he murders the king in a bid to ensure his future. But he soon sees the error of his ways, for if you kill once, you will kill again - and the dead will return to haunt you for your sins. War, power, witchcraft, deadly deeds, relationships and risks are themes that run through this enduring play.

Post mortem (Afrikaans, Paperback): Pieter Fourie Post mortem (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Pieter Fourie
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Drie hopies grond van drie grafte en die drie mense aan wie die grafte behoort: Vytjie, Basjan en Gulu. Elkeen moet vertel hoe hy of sy aan sy dood gekom het. Trien is die sameroeper van hierdie byeenkoms na die dood. Sy behartig die post mortem. Hoe het dit gebeur dat haar man, haar huiswerker en plaaswerker dood is? In hierdie drama deur Pieter Fourie moet Basjan, Vytjie en Gulu aan Trien vertel en demonstreer wat gelei het tot hul dood. Dit word duidelik dat Trien se pienk pilletjies haar blind gemaak het vir die dinge wat rondom haar gebeur ...

Das Drama (Paperback): Dr. Bruno Buffe Das Drama (Paperback)
Dr. Bruno Buffe
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?akoontal - Or, the Lost Ring; An Indian Drama (Paperback): K?lid?sa Monier Monier-Williams Śakoontal - Or, the Lost Ring; An Indian Drama (Paperback)
Kālidāsa Monier Monier-Williams
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An Account of the Harvard Greek Play (Hardcover): Henry Norman An Account of the Harvard Greek Play (Hardcover)
Henry Norman
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Prometheus Unbound - A Lyrical Drama (Paperback): Vida Dutton Scudder Per Bysshe Shelley Prometheus Unbound - A Lyrical Drama (Paperback)
Vida Dutton Scudder Per Bysshe Shelley
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