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On Poetry (Paperback): Glyn Maxwell On Poetry (Paperback)
Glyn Maxwell 1
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A bestseller in hardback, this critically acclaimed collection of short essays and reflections on poetry is now available in paperback. llustrating Maxwell's poetic philosophy with examples from canonical poets, this is a beautiful, accessible guide to the most ancient and sublime of the realms of literature.

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
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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.

Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics - Sophocles: Antigone (Paperback, Annotated Ed): Sophocles Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics - Sophocles: Antigone (Paperback, Annotated Ed)
Sophocles; Edited by Mark Griffith
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In this new edition of Sophocles' tragedy Antigone, Mark Griffith combines sophisticated literary and cultural interpretation with close attention to language, meter, and issues of performance, and thus makes the play more fully available to readers of Greek than ever before. The introduction requires no knowledge of Greek and will interest all students of drama and literature.

Plaques and Tangles (Paperback, Main): Nicola Wilson Plaques and Tangles (Paperback, Main)
Nicola Wilson
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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.

Jagveld - En Ander Draaiboeke (Afrikaans, Paperback): Deon Meyer Jagveld - En Ander Draaiboeke (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Deon Meyer 4
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Vir die eerste keer is vier van Deon Meyer se Afrikaanse filmdraaiboeke nou saam gebundel.

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:
Ná 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, lááste 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.

Die gewetenlose Bosman se bevele word áltyd deur sy manne uitgevoer, meedoënloos. 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 oë wat hulle nie verwag het nie . . .

Dance Nation (Paperback): Clare Barron Dance Nation (Paperback)
Clare Barron
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Somewhere in America, a revolution is coming, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plot to take over the world one routine at a time. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron's raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plie and jete is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power. With a pre-teen battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, Dance Nation is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery.

Uncle Vanya (Paperback, Main): Anton Chekhov Uncle Vanya (Paperback, Main)
Anton Chekhov
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Don't be miserable, you wonderful woman; be a mermaid. There's the ocean; throw yourself in. Fall in love with some poor mortal and drag him down with you. Astonish us! On an isolated country estate, Sonia and her Uncle Vanya are committed to a life of ceaseless toil. But when the ageing invalid Serebriakov and his bewilderingly beautiful young wife take up residence, a yearning envelops the household and disturbs the accustomed tedium. Friend and confidant Astrov grows lovelorn, Sonia's heart breaks and even Vanya falls under the spell. And so they fight, bond, belittle, lament, make peace and contemplate the odd murder. Featuring sex, comedy and unbearable sadness in nineteenth-century Russia, this version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya was written and directed by Terry Johnson and opened at Hampstead Theatre, London, in November 2018. And having weathered the storm, what's left? My feelings for you; a few droplets on a window pane, catching the sun, running down a way, drying to nothing.

After the End (Paperback): Dennis Kelly After the End (Paperback)
Dennis Kelly
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I think the biggest threat isn't from what people do to you, it's from what you do to yourself. They were all in the pub when the explosion happened. Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark, who has saved her life. Mark is always prepared for the worst and has everything he thinks they will need to survive; tinned chilli, Dungeons and Dragons and a knife - now all they need to do is to wait until it's safe to go outside. Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other? Dennis Kelly burst onto the scene with his brilliantly twisted debut "Debris" at Theatre 503 in 2003. Since then he has had productions of his work throughout Europe, as well as at the BAC, Traverse, Arcola and the National Theatre, and most recently "Osama The Hero" at Hampstead Theatre (developed by Paines Plough in their Wild Lunch season, 2004). "After the End" receives its world premiere at The Traverse Theatre on 5th August 2005 and also plays at The Bush Theatre, London.

The Magistrate (Paperback): Arthur Wing Pinero The Magistrate (Paperback)
Arthur Wing Pinero
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"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."

Die laaste karretjiegraf (Afrikaans, Paperback): Athol Fugard, Riana Steyn Die laaste karretjiegraf (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Athol Fugard, Riana Steyn
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Athol Fugard het met die koms van sy tagtigste verjaarsdag besluit om ’n 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, ’n navorser wat jare gelede met die gesin te doen gehad het, hom op. Saam neem hul bestekopname van die karretjiemense se verlede en toekoms.

Langbourne's Loyalty (Paperback): Alan P Landau Langbourne's Loyalty (Paperback)
Alan P Landau
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Rienzi el Tribuno (Spanish, Paperback): Rosario de Acuna y Villanueva Rienzi el Tribuno (Spanish, Paperback)
Rosario de Acuna y Villanueva
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Rosario de Acuna y Villanueva (Madrid, 1 de noviembre de 1851-Gijon, 5 de mayo de 1923).

Faust: Part One (Paperback): J. W. von Goethe Faust: Part One (Paperback)
J. W. von Goethe; Volume editing by David Luke
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The legend of Faust grew up in the sixteenth century, a time of transition between medieval and modern culture in Germany. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) adopted the story of the wandering conjuror who accepts Mephistopheles's offer of a pact, selling his soul for the devil's greater knowledge; over a period of 60 years he produced one of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature. David Luke's recent translation, specially commissioned for The World's Classics series, has all the virtues of previous classic translations of Faust, and none of their shortcomings. Cast in rhymed verse, following the original, it preserves the essence of Goethe's meaning without sacrifice to archaism or over-modern idiom. It is as near an `equivalent' rendering of the German as has been achieved. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Attempts on Her Life (Paperback, Main): Martin Crimp Attempts on Her Life (Paperback, Main)
Martin Crimp
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Attempts on her Life 17 scenarios for the theatre by Martin Crimp Attempts to describe her? Attempts to destroy her? Or attempts to destroy herself? Is Anne the object of violence? Or its terrifying practitioner? Martin Crimps 17 scenarios for the theatre, shocking and hilarious by turn, are a rollercoaster of late 20th-century obsessions. From pornography and ethnic violence, to terrorism and unprotected sex, its strange array of nameless characters attempt to invent the perfect story to encapsulate our time. Since its premiere 10 years ago, Attempts on her Life has been translated into more than 20 languages. This is its first major UK revival. Attempts on her Life 17 scenarios for the theatre by Martin Crimp

Terror (German, Paperback): Ferdinand Von Schirach Terror (German, Paperback)
Ferdinand Von Schirach
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Sophocles I - Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): David Grene, Richmond Lattimore Sophocles I - Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
David Grene, Richmond Lattimore; Edited by Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most
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Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides' "Medea", "The Children of Heracles", "Andromache", and "Iphigenia among the Taurians", fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles' satyr-drama "The Trackers". New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life.

Mamet Plays: 5 - Boston Marriage; Dr Faustus; Romance (Paperback): David Mamet Mamet Plays: 5 - Boston Marriage; Dr Faustus; Romance (Paperback)
David Mamet 1
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A collection of outstanding plays from one of America's greatest playwrights"Romance"Wildly humorous and often gob-smackingly outrageous, "Romance "is an uproarious courtroom farce, which lampoons the American judicial system and exposes the hypocrisy surrounding personal prejudices and political correctness."An exhilarating spectacle" New Yorker"It made me weep with delight. . . . "Romance "is funny. Extremely funny." Wall Street Journal"Boston Marriage"David Mamet conquers new territory with this droll comedy of errors set in a Victorian drawing-room. Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming ladies of fashion who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation."Devastatingly funny . . . exceptionally clever" New York Times"Brilliant . . . One of Mamet's most satisfying and accomplished plays, and one of the funniest American comedies in years" New York Post"Faustus"A modern retelling of the classic tale of pride, folly and the ultimate wager. Faustus has it all - fame, success, a loving family. But a careless pact with a beguiling magician threatens everything. In language, scope and theatrical sensibility, "Faustus "represents a big departure for Mamet, melding resplendent language and metaphysics in an eerie and moving retelling of the tragedy of Doctor Faustus.

Master Harold and the Boys - A Play (Paperback): Athol Fugard Master Harold and the Boys - A Play (Paperback)
Athol Fugard
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This play about a young white boy and two African servants is at once a compelling drama of South African apartheid and a universal coming-of-age story. Originally produced in 1982, it is now an acknowledged classic of the stage, whose themes of injustice, racism, friendship, and reconciliation traverse borders and time.

Punch Up (Paperback): Kat Sandler Punch Up (Paperback)
Kat Sandler
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Oxford Student Texts: Tis Pity She's a Whore (Paperback): John Ford Oxford Student Texts: Tis Pity She's a Whore (Paperback)
John Ford
R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One of a series designed to provide a new, accessible approach to the works of great poets and playwrights. Each text includes general notes on the text; discussion of themes, issues and context; and suggestions for further reading.

Keith? - Or Moliere Rewired (Paperback): Patrick Marmion Keith? - Or Moliere Rewired (Paperback)
Patrick Marmion
R226 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R23 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

... A South African gunrunner turned Buddhist monk. ... A gullible startup millionaire. ... His radical feminist ex wife. ... Their aid worker daughter. ... The young British Muslim she met in Syria. ... An ethical Serbian hitman. And an unstable Brazilian cleaner. Modern Britain. Moral chaos. Total nightmare. A new comedy about life in Brexit Britain, the lies we tell to each other - and to ourselves.

The Three Theban Plays - Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Paperback, Reissue): Sophocles The Three Theban Plays - Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Paperback, Reissue)
Sophocles; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by Bernard M.W. Knox
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Antigone defending her integrity and ideals to the death, Oedipus questing for his identity and achieving immortality - these heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC.

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters.

Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) (Paperback): Suzan-Lori Parks Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) (Paperback)
Suzan-Lori Parks
R230 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R61 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An epic dramatic trilogy set during the American Civil War, by one of America's leading playwrights. America, 1862, during the Civil War. Hero, a slave, is promised his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy against the Union. In a nation at war with itself, he must fight against those striving to abolish slavery. The family he leaves behind debates whether to escape or await his return, and they fear that, for Hero, freedom is an empty promise that may come at a great cost. Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) received its UK premiere in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2016, directed by Jo Bonney. The trilogy premiered at The Public Theater, New York, in 2014, was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and won the Edward M Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.

Howard Barker: Plays 10 (Paperback): Howard Barker Howard Barker: Plays 10 (Paperback)
Howard Barker
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Howard Barker is Barker is an internationally renowned dramatist. The latest volume in Oberon's Howard Barker series comprises the plays Ahno, Distance, Critique of Pure Feeling, Irrespective,Immense kiss, Exquisite.

The Changeling - Thomas Middleton & William Rowley (Paperback, New Ed): N.W. Bawcutt, Thomas Middleton, William Rowley The Changeling - Thomas Middleton & William Rowley (Paperback, New Ed)
N.W. Bawcutt, Thomas Middleton, William Rowley; Series edited by David Bevington; Volume editing by N.W. Bawcutt
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This classic text is the tale of a woman who becomes involved in murder without realizing the terrible price she will pay for it. This edition includes an introduction which analyzes the play in detail, and a commentary illuminating difficulties in the play for the modern reader.

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