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Now That We're Men - A Play and True Life Accounts of Boys, Sex & Power (UPDATED EDITION) (Paperback): Katie Cappiello Now That We're Men - A Play and True Life Accounts of Boys, Sex & Power (UPDATED EDITION) (Paperback)
Katie Cappiello; Foreword by Marquis Rodriguez; Introduction by Dominic Fumusa
R425 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R39 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

*EXCERPT FEATURED IN TEEN VOGUE* A rich resource with potential to support courageous exploration among high school and college students. -KIRKUS REVIEWS Following up Slut, her explosive 2015 play and guidebook for combating sexism and sexual violence, Katie Cappiello turns her perceptive eyes and ears to the lived experiences of young men as they try on sexuality and masculinity.Compassionate and piercingly insightful, this play and guidebook razes rape culture, interrogates traditional notions of masculinity, and breeds accountability-without sacrificing boys. The guidebook contains the play, an activist guide, and raw dispatches from teenagers and young men.

Cloud Nine (Paperback, New edition): Caryl Churchill Cloud Nine (Paperback, New edition)
Caryl Churchill
R247 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R57 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. Set in both colonial Africa and modern day Britain, Cloud Nine is about relationships ' between women and men, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, and money. Caryl Churchill's play Cloud Nine was first staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979. It has since been staged all over the world. 'Sharp comedy and a serious purpose are splendidly combined... It unlocks the imagination, liberates the mind, and leaves you weak with laughter' - Time Out 'The play that established Caryl Churchill as the most imaginatively daring of our major dramatists; and, nearly 30 years after its premiere, it still seems not only remarkably inventive but as sharp about the contradictions of gender as anything that has been written since' - The Times

NaGL (Not a Good Look) (Paperback): Lech Mackiewicz NaGL (Not a Good Look) (Paperback)
Lech Mackiewicz
R457 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R171 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Returning to Haifa (Paperback, Main): Naomi Wallace, Ismail Khalidi Returning to Haifa (Paperback, Main)
Naomi Wallace, Ismail Khalidi
R273 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R61 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You haven't asked, but yes, you both may stay in our house for the time being. And use our things. I figure it'll take a war to settle it all. A compelling story of two families - one Palestinian, one Israeli - forced by history into an intimacy they didn't choose. In 1948, Palestinian couple Said and Safiyya fled their home during the Nakba. Now, in the aftermath of the 1967 Six Day War, the borders are open for the first time in twenty years, and they dare to return to their home in Haifa. They are ready to find someone else living where they once did, but nothing can prepare them for the encounter they both desire and dread with the son they had to leave behind. Ghassan Kanafani's classic novella Returning to Haifa has been adapted for the stage by Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi. The play premiered at the Finborough Theatre, London, in February 2018 to coincide with the seventieth anniversaries of both the Nakba or 'catastrophe' - the mass dispossession of the Palestinians in 1948 - and the foundation of the State of Israel. '[Returning to Haifa] offers a moving confrontation between two sets of displaced people and an utterly unsentimental exploration of the complexities of home, history and parenthood... its call for reciprocal awareness and acknowledgement of past injustice seems more necessary than ever.' Guardian '...As quietly shattering as it is gently complex.' WhatsOnStage 'The adaptation demonstrates the control power and pain exert over individual lives.' Upcoming 'An electrifying eighty minutes of theatre...The beauty of the writing lies in the amalgam of the political and the personal; the connection between individual and global struggles.' Spy In The Stalls 'Kanafani's parable of this contested land is even-handed enough to explore the agony of both the exiled Palestinian couple and the Jewish widow...and to empathize with all of them.' Jewish Renaissance 'Returning to Haifa is a beautiful and important play portraying the personal tragedies created because of much bigger acts between humans.' Exeunt Magazine

She Stoops to Conquer (Paperback, New edition): Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer (Paperback, New edition)
Oliver Goldsmith
R58 R51 Discovery Miles 510 Save R7 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Charming satire of the sentimental comedies of the day has entertained audiences since 1773. A young lady poses as a serving girl to win the heart of a young gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. Many delightful deceits, hilarious turns of plot must be played out before the play concludes happily. This edition based on an authoritative edition published in 1773. Notes.

Pap with an Hatchet by John Lyly - An Annotated, Modern-Spelling Edition (Hardcover, Annotated Ed): Leah Scragg Pap with an Hatchet by John Lyly - An Annotated, Modern-Spelling Edition (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
Leah Scragg
R2,136 R1,923 Discovery Miles 19 230 Save R213 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first fully annotated, modern-spelling edition of Lyly's Pap with an Hatchet, this volume in the Revels Plays Companion Library series opens a window on the most neglected item in the Lylian canon. A response to a series of late sixteenth-century anti-episcopalian pamphlets issued under the pseudonym 'Martin Marprelate', Pap with an Hatchet seeks to beat Martin at his own game, employing all the devices deployed in the tracts to deride and subvert the Martinist position. Written in a racy, colloquial style, and at variance in its format with twenty-first century printing conventions, the pamphlet has remained difficult to access for the modern reader, and it is this barrier to a fuller understanding that the present edition has been designed to overcome. Re-edited from the earliest witnesses, brought into line with contemporary printing practice, richly annotated, and equipped with a substantial introduction, it enables a new insight into the witty interaction between the work and the Martinist tracts, the care underlying its composition, and the relish that Lyly brought to his task. -- .

Kindertransport (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Diane Samuels Kindertransport (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Diane Samuels
R275 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R64 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Eva's parents fail to escape Germany, the child changes her name and begins the process of denial of her roots. It is only when her own daughter discovers some letters in their attic that Eva is forced to confront the truth about the past.

Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (Paperback): Tomson Highway Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (Paperback)
Tomson Highway
R301 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R20 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing" tells another story of the mythical Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve, also the setting for Tomson Highway's award winning play "The Rez Sisters." Wherein "The Rez Sisters" the focus was on seven "Wasy" women and the game of bingo, "Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing" features seven "Wasy" men and the game of hockey. It is a fast-paced story of tragedy, comedy, and hope.

Blood Brothers (Paperback, New edition): Willy Russell, Jim Mulligan Blood Brothers (Paperback, New edition)
Willy Russell, Jim Mulligan 1
R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Liverpool-set "West Side Story," " Blood Brothers "is the tale of twin brothers separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. One of them is given away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and grows up to be a successful government official. The other winds up unemployed and in prison. They grow up as friends in ignorance of their fraternity until they both fall in love with the same woman and the inevitable quarrel unleashes a bloodbath. "Blood Brothers" was first performed in London in 1983 and opened on Broadway in 1993.

Bacchae and Other Plays (Paperback): Euripides Bacchae and Other Plays (Paperback)
Euripides; Edited by James Morwood; Introduction by Edith Hall
R253 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Iphigenia among the Taurians Bacchae Iphigenia at Aulis Rhesus The four plays newly translated in this volume are among Euripides' most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape and contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered emotion. This tragedy, which above all others speaks to our post-Freudian era, is one of Euripides' two last surviving plays. The second, Iphigenia at Aulis, centres on the ultimate dysfunctional family as natural emotion is tested in the tragic crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. Lastly, Rhesus, probably the work of another playwright, is a thrilling, action-packed Iliad in miniature, dealing with a grisly event in the Trojan War. 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.

The Fishermen (Paperback): Chigozie Obioma The Fishermen (Paperback)
Chigozie Obioma
R275 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R65 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a small Nigerian town, Ben and Obembe, along with their two older brothers, slip away to fish at a forbidden river. Unnoticed and carefree, they continue until one day the prophecy of a madman changes the course of their lives forever. Based on the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel by one of Africa's major new voices, New Perspectives, in association with HOME, present Chigozie Obioma's powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate in a new adaptation by Fringe First-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan.

Oedipus (Paperback): Sophocles Oedipus (Paperback)
Sophocles; Translated by Kenneth McLeish
R141 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R27 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex. King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.

"Our Day Out" (Paperback, Revised edition): Bob Eaton, Chris Mellors, Willy Russell "Our Day Out" (Paperback, Revised edition)
Bob Eaton, Chris Mellors, Willy Russell
R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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. 'The skill and zest of the show ...derive from its success in following the adult argument through while preserving all the fun of a story mainly played by children ...I have rarely seen a show that combined such warmth and such bleakness.' The Times This edition contains the music to the play.

Prometheus Bound (Paperback): Aeschylus Prometheus Bound (Paperback)
Aeschylus; Translated by Deborah Roberts
R301 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R41 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Prometheus Bound; Clarendon Press Series 2 Aeschylus null Clarendon Press, 1886 Drama; Continental European; Drama / Ancient, Classical & Medieval; Drama / Continental European

York Mystery Plays - A Selection in Modern Spelling (Paperback): Richard Beadle, Pamela M. King York Mystery Plays - A Selection in Modern Spelling (Paperback)
Richard Beadle, Pamela M. King
R255 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R49 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume offers 22 of the central pageants which make up York's famous Corpus Christi cycle. The York cycle is the oldest and best-known of the English mystery cycles, and its depth and scope are reflected in the selection printed here. The shape of the cycle was governed by subject matter of enduring spiritual significance, both to its contemporary audience and in later literary and artistic tradition, and the selection reflects these concerns. Included are plays on the Creation, the Fall of Man, the Incarnation, Passion, and Resurrection of Christ, and the Last Judgement. The Passion sequence has been expanded by six of the eight plays generally attributed to the great poetic dramatist known as the York Realist: the authentic text of these plays is not otherwise available in paperback. As well as providing detailed annotation, this edition offers an introduction which examines the history of the cycle and discusses the immensely popular modern productions in York and elsewhere. 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.

War Horse (Paperback, Main): Nick Stafford War Horse (Paperback, Main)
Nick Stafford; Originally written by Michael Morpurgo
R274 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R61 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

I want you to do yourself proud, Joey. You go and drive those Germans back where they've come from, and then come home to me. At the outbreak of World War one, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Caught up in enemy fire, fate takes Joey on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Nick Stafford's adaptation for the stage of the celebrated novel by the Children's Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo leads us on a gripping journey through history. War Horse premiered at the National Theatre, London, in October 2007.

Collected Plays 1 (Paperback, Reissue): Wole Soyinka Collected Plays 1 (Paperback, Reissue)
Wole Soyinka
R521 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R120 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Wole Soyinka won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. In this volume the five plays are all concerned with the spiritual and the social; with belief and ritual as integrating forces for social cohesion. Whether considering the corruption of urban life or the power of superstition, Soyinka's language and imagination transcend the plays' immediate social contexts.

Contains: A Dance of the Forests; The Swamp Dwellers; The Strong Breed; The Road; The Bacchae of Euripides.

Tales from the Greek Drama (Paperback, New edition): H.R. Jolliffe Tales from the Greek Drama (Paperback, New edition)
H.R. Jolliffe
R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tales from the Greek Drama provides an excellent introduction to ten of the best known works of Greek drama. The book includes compelling renditions of Medea, Alcestis, Oedipus the King, Iphigenia at Aulis, Oedipus at Colonus, Agamemnon, Antigone, Electra, Hippolytus.

Outings & The Act (Paperback): Matthew Baldwin, Thomas Hescott Outings & The Act (Paperback)
Matthew Baldwin, Thomas Hescott
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE ACT Sex and politics collide in The Act, a ground-breaking cabaret-style play comprised of personal anecdotes, verbatim House of Commons speeches and song. 1967. In Westminster the men in suits are putting the finishing touches to the freedoms we take for granted. In Soho, the men in bars are putting the finishing touches to their hairdos. Caught between these worlds is Matthews, a civil servant with a big heart and a big secret. OUTINGS The world's first show based on coming-out stories. A powerful, funny and confessional collation of over twenty true stories. Few comings-out attract millions of YouTube views like Tom Daley's did. But for whoever's saying 'I'm gay' it's a life-changing moment. Inspired by recent high-profile 'comings out' Outings is based on stories from gay men and women across the world.

Sweet Bird of Youth (Paperback, Revised): Tennessee Williams Sweet Bird of Youth (Paperback, Revised)
Tennessee Williams; Introduction by Landford Wilson
R342 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The acclaimed classic in a new edition, now with an insightful new introduction, the author's original foreword, and the one-act play, "The Enemy: Time," on which "Sweet Bird of Youth" was based.
Sometime actor and full-time male hustler Chance Wayne returns to the Gulf Coast town of St. Cloud in an attempt to retrieve his lost innocence by reuniting with his high school girlfriend, Heavenly Finley. But Chance arrives there with his current employer, the drug-addicted, over-the- hill movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, who uses Chance, teaches him to use others, and doesn't intend to let him go. Chance learns that when he left St. Cloud years before, he left Heavenly with a crippling venereal disease. Heavenly's brother and her father--the powerful Boss Finley, a politician who has been responsible for local lynchings--have marked Chance as "a criminal degenerate" and plan to castrate him. Williams knew how to tell a good tale, and this gritty and wrenching play also reveals the dark side of the American dreams of youth and fame by implicating small town injustice, systemic racism, and the depth of suffering that results from personal and public corruption.

Playwrights Before the Fall - Eastern European Drama in Times of Revolution (Paperback): Daniel Gerould Playwrights Before the Fall - Eastern European Drama in Times of Revolution (Paperback)
Daniel Gerould
R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first multi-author international anthology of Eastern European plays to deal with the fall of Communism. Includes: "Portrait" by Slawomir Mrozek (Poland); "Chickenhead" by Gyorgy Spiro (Hungary); "Military Secret" by Dusan Jovanovic (Slovenia); "Horses at the Window" by Matei Visniec (Romania); and "Sorrow, Sorrow, Fear, the Rope, and the Pit "by Karel Steigerwald (Czechoslovakia).

"the Lonesome West" (Paperback): Martin McDonagh "the Lonesome West" (Paperback)
Martin McDonagh
R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Lonesome West was first presented as a Druid Theatre company and Royal Court co-production in the summer of 1997. 'The play combines manic energy and physical violence in a way that is both hilarious and viscerally exciting' Daily Telegraph Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics. Only father Welsh, the local young priest, is prepared to try to reconcile the two before their petty squabblings spiral into vicious and bloody carnage.

An Honourable Man (Paperback): Michael McManus An Honourable Man (Paperback)
Michael McManus
R278 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R96 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Story of Joseph - A Fourteenth-Century Turkish Morality Play by Sheyyad Hamza (Hardcover): Sheyyad Hickman The Story of Joseph - A Fourteenth-Century Turkish Morality Play by Sheyyad Hamza (Hardcover)
Sheyyad Hickman
R591 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R48 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At the heart of this volume is the translation of a fourteenth-century Turkish version of the Joseph story, better known to Western readers from the version in Genesis, first book of the Hebrew Bible. Hickman provides us with a new lens: we see the drama of the Old Testament prophet Joseph, son of Jacob, through Muslim eyes. The poem's author, Sheyyad Hamza, lived in Anatolia during the early days of the Ottoman Empire. Hamza's composition is rooted in the recondite and little-studied tradition of oral performance-a unique corner of Turkish verbal arts, situated between minstrelsy and the ""divan"" tradition-combining the roles of preacher and storyteller. A cultural document as well as a literary text that reflects the prevailing values of the time, Hamza's play reveals a picture of Ottoman sensibility, both aesthetic and religious, at the level of popular culture in premodern Turkey. To supplement and contextualise the story, Hickman includes an introduction, a historical-literary afterword, and notes to the translation, all ably assisting an unfamiliar reader's entry into this world.

An Oresteia (Paperback): Anne Carson An Oresteia (Paperback)
Anne Carson
R391 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this innovative rendition of "The Oresteia", the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions - Aischylos' 'Agamemnon', Sophokles' 'Elektra', and Euripides' 'Orestes' - giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphigeneia by her husband, Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's actions, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father's death with the help of his sister Elektra. In the end, Orestes is driven mad by the Furies for his bloody betrayal of family. Condemned to death by the people of Argos, he and Elektra must justify their actions - signaling a call to change in society, a shift from the capricious governing of the gods to the rule of man-made law. Carson's accomplished rendering combines elements of contemporary vernacular with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, opening up the plays to a modern audience. In addition to its accessibility, the wit and dazzling morbidity of her prose sheds new light on the saga for scholars. Carson's "Oresteia" is a watershed translation, a death dance of vengeance and passion not to be missed.

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