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Stukke Teater (Afrikaans, Paperback): Pieter-Dirk Uys Stukke Teater (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Pieter-Dirk Uys
R365 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R55 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Hierdie bundel bevat vyf van Pieter-Dirk Uys se Afrikaanse dramas wat by verskyning aandag getrek het oor Uys se se satiriese uitbeelding van en kritiek op die apartheid-stelsel, nl. Selle ou storie, Karnaval, Die Van Aardes van Grootoor, Panorama en die Die vleiroos. Die selle ou storie en Karnaval is destyds deur die Publikasieraad verbied.

Bent (Paperback): Martin Sherman Bent (Paperback)
Martin Sherman
R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Midsummer Nights Dream Made Easy (Paperback, Annotated edition): William Shakespeare, Alan Durband Midsummer Nights Dream Made Easy (Paperback, Annotated edition)
William Shakespeare, Alan Durband
R163 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R28 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

The Diver (Paperback): Hideki Noda, Colin Teevan The Diver (Paperback)
Hideki Noda, Colin Teevan
R226 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R52 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

""This is a highly unusual theatrical gem . . . both beautiful and beguilingly idiosyncratic."--"Time Out ""

Drawing on the themes of cruelty, imperialism, and betrayal, Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan's new play "The Diver" ingeniously links the ancient Japanese Tale of Genji with a Noh theater play and a contemporary murder.

The Invisible Hand (Paperback): Ayad Akhtar The Invisible Hand (Paperback)
Ayad Akhtar
R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

We are prisoners of a corrupt country of our own making American banker Nick Bright knows that his freedom comes at a price. Confined to a cell within the depths of rural Pakistan, every second counts. Who will decide his fate? His captors, or the whims of the market? Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar has written an intense, fast-moving political thriller, which lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance. The Invisible Hand received its world premiere at the New York Theatre Workshop on 8 December 2014 and its UK premiere at the Tricycle Theatre, London, on 12 May 2016.

The Other Four Plays of Sophocles - <I>Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, </I>and <I>Philoctetes</I> (Paperback): Sophocles The Other Four Plays of Sophocles - <I>Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, </I>and <I>Philoctetes</I> (Paperback)
Sophocles; Translated by David Slavitt
R392 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R44 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There are seven surviving tragedies by Sophocles. Three of them form the Theban Plays, which recount the story of Thebes during and after the reign of Oedipus. Here, David Slavitt translates the remaining tragedies-the "other four plays:" Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes. Punchy and entertaining, Slavitt reads Athena's opening line in Ajax as: "I've got my eye on you, Odysseus. Always." By simplifying the Greek and making obscure designations more accessible-specifying the character Athena in place of "aegis-wearing goddess," for example-his translations are highly performable. The Other Four Plays of Sophocles will help students discover underlying thematic connections across plays as well. Praise for David R. Slavitt "Slavitt's translation is... lively and sometimes witty."-Times Literary Supplement, reviewing Slavitt's translation of Seneca "The best version of Ovid's Metamorphoses available in English today... It is readable, alive, at times slangy, and actually catches Ovid's tone."-Philadelphia Inquirer, reviewing Slavitt's translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid "Slavitt's ability is clearly in evidence... These translations are rendered in lucid, contemporary English, bringing before us the atrocities, horrors, and grotesqueries of Imperial Rome."-Classical Outlook, reviewing Slavitt's translation of Seneca "Excellent translations that suit the ear and strengthen the feeble spirit of the time... One will do well to read these hymns, these poems, and find nourishment in them in Slavitt's translations."-Anglican Theological Review, reviewing Slavitt's translation of Hymns of Prudentius

I Sing a Song of the Saints of God (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Lesbia Scott I Sing a Song of the Saints of God (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Lesbia Scott; Illustrated by Judith Gwyn Brown
R323 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A page of music is included for this hymn praising the saints who have gone before us and those we meet in our daily lives. Also includes brief biographies of six saints.

Sweat (Paperback): Lynn Nottage Sweat (Paperback)
Lynn Nottage
R228 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R62 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 2011, Lynn Nottage began spending time with the people of Reading, Pennsylvania: officially one of the poorest cities in the USA. During the following two years, she dug deep into the forgotten heart of middle America, finding a city divided by racial tension and the collapse of industry. Sweat is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that Lynn Nottage wrote following her experience. Her tale of friends pitted against each other by big business, and the decline of the American Dream receives its UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, London in December 2018.

Jarman (All This Maddening Beauty) and Other Plays (Paperback): Caridad Svich Jarman (All This Maddening Beauty) and Other Plays (Paperback)
Caridad Svich
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"JARMAN (all this maddening beauty") and Other Plays is a collection of three radically poetic works for live performance by OBIE Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich. The playtexts includes a lyrical meditation on the legacy of iconic queer artist Derek Jarman, a meditation on displacement and human suffering (Carthage/Cartagena), and an intimately operatic reflection on Penelope and Odysseus (The Orphan Sea). Accompanied by scholarly essays placing the plays in context, this book showcases the beautiful strangeness and profound resistance in Svich's work. "Svich is one of the finest poet/playwrights of this generation. . . . She is a playwright whose plays perform like dramatic poems that are wondrous to the ear and moving to the heart."--Seth Gordon, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Oorsee - die drama (Afrikaans, Paperback): Tertius Kapp Oorsee - die drama (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Tertius Kapp
R225 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R31 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
For the Land  they Loved - Irish Political Melodramas, 1890-1925 (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): Cheryl Herr For the Land they Loved - Irish Political Melodramas, 1890-1925 (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Cheryl Herr
R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the complete texts of four ideologically complex and theatrically effective Irish melodramas produced at the Queen's Theatre in Dublin during the late 19th and 20th centuries. This edition, complete with period illustrations of playbills, pictorial ads, and protraits, includes a detailed critical introduction that weaves the separate narratives of the plays into a sustained story of Irish sociopolitical life in the revolutionary 1790s. All four plays focus on the '98 Rising. J.W.Whitbread's "Lord Edward, Or '98" (1894) and "Wolfe Tone" (1898) dramatize the consequences of heroism from the aristocratic and United Irish point of view, while P.J.Bourke's "When Wexford Rose" (1910) and "For the Land She Loved" (1915) engage resistance from working class and feminist-nationalist perspectives. These plays, shown constantly in Irish cities and small towns, as well as overseas were to become part of the social dialogue that produced another rising in 1916 and beyond.

Escape the Scaffold (Paperback): Titas Halder Escape the Scaffold (Paperback)
Titas Halder
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Escape the Scaffold is a dark and dangerous psychological thriller set against the background of a rapidly changing world. Three best friends hunker down in their student house, forced to make decisions that will mark them for the rest of their lives. Get a job. Get married. Put down the tequila and take the money. Save yourself. Love triangle turns to murderous betrayal. Youthful idealism is tested, paranoia takes hold, and real life melts into a nightmare world. The basement is filling with water and there is a monster in the house.

Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern (Paperback, Main): Rebecca Lenkiewicz Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern (Paperback, Main)
Rebecca Lenkiewicz
R227 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R58 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Walkern, 1712. England has been free from witch-hunts for decades until Jane Wenham is blamed for a tragic death and charged with witchcraft. A terrifying ordeal begins, as the village is torn between those who want to save Jane's life and those who claim they want to save her soul. Inspired by events in a Hertfordshire village, the play explores sex and society's hunger to find and create witches. Rebecca Lenkiewicz's Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern premiered at Watford Palace Theatre before going on UK tour in September 2015, in an Out of Joint, Watford Palace Theatre and Arcola Theatre co-production, in association with Eastern Angles.

Oxford Student Texts: The Way of the World (Paperback): Diane Maybank Oxford Student Texts: The Way of the World (Paperback)
Diane Maybank; Series edited by Steven Croft
R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Oxford Student Texts offer an accessible route into the study of texts for A Level including line-by-line notes, and detailed sections covering key themes, issues and contexts. This edition focuses on The Way of the World by William Congreve.

Plaques and Tangles (Paperback, Main): Nicola Wilson Plaques and Tangles (Paperback, Main)
Nicola Wilson
R227 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R58 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

I do not accept there is anything wrong with me. Days before her wedding Megan discovers she has a 50-50 chance of developing early onset Alzheimer's. Years later she's offered a genetic test. But if she's got the gene does she really want to know? Megan, 21. Megan, 47. Megan, 32. Megan, 27. One woman lurches through time while her young family deal with the consequences. I can't think. But I still feel. And most of the time I feel scared. Scared because it's too soon. I haven't finished yet. Plaques and Tangles by Nicola Wilson premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in October 2015.

Around the World in 80 Days (stage version) (Paperback): Jules Verne Around the World in 80 Days (stage version) (Paperback)
Jules Verne; Adapted by Laura Eason
R228 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R61 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The fabulously wealthy Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg wagers his life's fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days. Along with his hapless valet Passepartout, he sets out on a dazzling escapade that takes him from the misty alleys of London to the exotic subcontinent and on to the Wild West as they race against the clock on a dizzying succession of trains, steamers, a wind-propelled sledge and an elephant. Laura Eason's celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel was seen at the New Vic Theatre, Stoke, and Manchester's Royal Exchange before receiving its London premiere at the St. James Theatre in 2015. Packing in more than fifty unforgettable characters, this imaginative version was written for an ensemble cast of eight, but can be performed by a much larger cast - making it perfect for any theatre company or drama group looking for a high-spirited adventure.

All Our Children (Paperback): Stephen Unwin All Our Children (Paperback)
Stephen Unwin
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"I used to be scared of them. They seemed so different. They don't scare me anymore. They're just children, aren't they? Just children." January 1941. A terrible crime is taking place in a clinic for disabled children. The perpetrators argue that it will help struggling parents and lift the financial burden on the mighty German state. One brave voice is raised in objection. But will the doctor listen?

An Ideal Husband (Paperback, New edition): Oscar Wilde An Ideal Husband (Paperback, New edition)
Oscar Wilde
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Wilde's scintillating drawing-room comedy revolves around a blackmail scheme that forces a married couple to reexamine their moral standards. A supporting cast of young lovers, society matrons, and a formidable femme fatale exchange sparkling repartee, keeping the action of the play at a lively pace.

Jagveld - En Ander Draaiboeke (Afrikaans, Paperback): Deon Meyer Jagveld - En Ander Draaiboeke (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Deon Meyer 4
R330 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R47 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Vir die eerste keer is vier van Deon Meyer se Afrikaanse filmdraaiboeke nou saam gebundel.

Jakhalsdans:
Die jong weduwee en onderwyseres Mara Malan wil keer dat die skooltjie op Loxton sy deure sluit. ’n Musiekkonsert kan uitkoms bring, maar Ruan Landman, die beroemde sanger wat hier woon en die ideale hoofkunstenaar sou wees, het ontaard in ’n stuurs kluisenaar.

Die laaste tango:
NŠ hy die boosaardige reeksmoordenaar Basson aanrand, word werkverslaafde speurder Herkules de Wet na ’n klein dorpie gestuur om te gaan afkoel. Hier ontmoet hy vir Ella Winter, ’n mooi, passievolle vrou wat sterwend is aan kanker. Op die nag van hul laaste dans saam, maak Basson sy opwagting op die dorp.

Die ballade van Robbie de Wee:
Voorheen suksesvolle musiekvervaardiger Len van Jaarsveld het in volslae ellende verval. Sy ontdekking van die briljante rockster Robbie de Wee bied aan hom ’n tweede, lŠŠste kans, maar net toe Len behoorlik op sy voete begin kom, dreig die dood van ’n jong meisie om alles weer in duie te laat stort.

Jagveld:
Die gewetenlose Bosman se bevele word Šltyd deur sy manne uitgevoer, meedoŽnloos. Maar nou het Emma gesien wat hulle gedoen het . . . en word sy hier in die Groot-Karoo soos ’n dier gejag. Tog skuil daar ’n donkerte agter haar oŽ wat hulle nie verwag het nie . . .

Dr Faustus: the A- and B- Texts (1604, 1616) - A Parallel-Text Edition (Paperback, A Parallel-Text Edition): David Bevington,... Dr Faustus: the A- and B- Texts (1604, 1616) - A Parallel-Text Edition (Paperback, A Parallel-Text Edition)
David Bevington, Eric Rasmussen
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dr. Faustus is one of the jewels of early modern English drama, and is still widely performed today. Interestingly, the play has come down to the contemporary audience in two distinct versions that have become known as the 'A' and the 'B' texts. David Bevington and Eric Rasmussen, who edited the original Revels edition over twenty years ago (and are two of the most eminent editors currently working), have hit upon the fascinating idea of presenting both texts on facing pages. This allows readers to compare the two 'versions', the 'A' text which is the one closest to Marlowe, and the longer 'B' text with additions by Samuel Rowley; in this unique edition, the reader is made aware of the changing tastes of audiences, the stage history of the play, and of just how intricate 'editing' a play can be. With a concise and illuminating introduction, and relevant notes and images, this Revels Student Edition of the 'A' and 'B' texts of Dr. Faustus will prove to be an enthralling document, and an excellent edition for student and theatre-goer alike. -- .

Pah-La (Paperback): Abhishek Majumdar Pah-La (Paperback)
Abhishek Majumdar
R225 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R52 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"I just lit up. I did not burn" In a remote Tibetan village, Deshar, a young runaway has disowned her father Tsering and become a Buddhist nun. In Lhasa, Chinese Commander Deng is working for the future of the country, unable to meet the needs of his wife and daughter. When Deshar carries out an act of defiance it reverberates across the whole country and a new freedom struggle is born with life changing consequences for Deshar, Deng and their families. "Tell that girl, she has changed Tibet forever." Pah-la, based on real stories during the 2008 Lhasa riots, is an examination of the future of non-violence.

The Duchess of Malfi (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): John Webster The Duchess of Malfi (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
John Webster; Edited by Brian Gibbons
R105 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R7 (7%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A major revision of this classic revenge tragedy. The comprehensive introduction covers recent developments in criticism and key theatre productions, as well as relating the play to other early modern tragedies. The edition gives students and teachers a reliable, annotated text and a stimulating overview of the play's context, critical perspectives and an exploration of its stage history. An invaluable resource for study and performance.

The Magistrate (Paperback): Arthur Wing Pinero The Magistrate (Paperback)
Arthur Wing Pinero
R227 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R51 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"With his louche air and a developed taste for smoking, gambling, port and women, it's hard to believe Cis Farringdon is only fourteen. And that's because he isn't. Agatha, his mother, lopped five years from her true age and his when she married the amiable Posket. Well, when I heard the new dad was a police magistrate, I was scared. Said I to myself, 'If I don't mind my Ps and Qs, the Guv'nor - from force of habit - will fi ne me all my pocket-money.' The imminent arrival of Cis' godfather sends Agatha incognito to the Hotel des Princes to warn him of her deception. But it's also where her son has cajoled his otherwise staid stepfather into joining him for a binge. High-spirited carousing leads to a police raid and a night of outrageous mishap as the trapped guests make desperate attempts to conceal themselves from the law and from each other. Indignities escalate at court the next day where Posket, the police magistrate, must preside."

Playing Jane Austen - Parlour Plays for Drawing-Room Performance (Hardcover): Rosina Filippi Playing Jane Austen - Parlour Plays for Drawing-Room Performance (Hardcover)
Rosina Filippi 1
R273 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R89 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The grasping social climber, the tiresome neighbour, the spirited heroine, the most unsuitable of suitors, and, of course, the perfect love match, are all some of Jane Austen's timeless literary inventions. Mistress of a sharp wit, Austen's observations on society and the roles and rights of women are familiar today not only through her novels but from countless screen and stage adaptations. However, the original dramatisation of Austen was first published in 1895, by Victorian feminist and actor Rosina Filippi, who skilfully adapted iconic scenes from Austen's novels into one-act plays for performance. Playing Jane evokes the romance of Victorian drawing-room entertainment at its best, and with accompanying stage directions and advice on the correct silks and muslins to wear, you too can learn how to play Jane.

Die laaste karretjiegraf (Afrikaans, Paperback): Athol Fugard, Riana Steyn Die laaste karretjiegraf (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Athol Fugard, Riana Steyn
R230 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R32 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Athol Fugard het met die koms van sy tagtigste verjaarsdag besluit om ín toneelstuk in sy ma se moedertaal te skryf, soos sy hom jare gelede gevra het. Met behulp van Riana Steyn se kennis en navorsing oor die karretjiemense het hierdie toneelstuk tot stand gekom. Dit is die verhaal van die Geduld-gesin, wat, na die dood van hul ouma Mieta, haar in die Karoo-veld onder klippe begrawe, soos die gebruik onder die karretjiemense is. Haar kleinkinders se enigste vooruitsig blyk die plakkerskamp naby Colesberg te wees. Hul pa, Koot, was op sy dag die voorste skaapskeerder, maar nou is hy in die tronk vir die moord op hy sy tweede vrou. Na sy vrylating spoor Sarah, ín navorser wat jare gelede met die gesin te doen gehad het, hom op. Saam neem hul bestekopname van die karretjiemense se verlede en toekoms.

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