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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights

The Road to Mecca (Paperback, Main): Athol Fugard The Road to Mecca (Paperback, Main)
Athol Fugard 4
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book features a South African pastor and a young teacher from Cape Town battle over the fate of an eccentric elderly widow. The play won the 1988 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.

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, …
R630 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R54 (9%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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.

The Shakespeare Book (Hardcover): Dk The Shakespeare Book (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R627 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R157 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Shakespeare Book is the perfect primer to the works of William Shakespeare, packed with witty illustrations and inspirational quotes.

This bold book covers every work, from the comedies of Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the tragedies of Julius Caesar and Hamlet, plus lost plays and less well-known works of poetry. Easy-to-understand graphics and illustrations bring the themes, plots, characters and language of Shakespeare to life, including illustrated timelines which offer an at-a-glance summary of the action for each play. With detailed plot summaries and an in-depth analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets and poetry.

Whether you're a Shakespeare scholar or a student of the great Bard, The Shakespeare Book offers a fuller appreciation of his phenomenal talent and lasting legacy.

Oxford Literature Companions: Dr Faustus (Paperback): Graham Elsdon Oxford Literature Companions: Dr Faustus (Paperback)
Graham Elsdon
R252 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R14 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure, performance and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe and is suitable for the most recent AS/A level specifications.

Oxford Literature Companions: Measure for Measure (Paperback): Annie Fox Oxford Literature Companions: Measure for Measure (Paperback)
Annie Fox; Series edited by Peter Buckroyd
R254 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R14 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure, performance and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, is suitable for all exam boards and for the most recent AS/A level specifications.

Twelfth Night: York Notes for AS & A2 (Paperback): Emma Smith Twelfth Night: York Notes for AS & A2 (Paperback)
Emma Smith
R238 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE ULTIMATE GUIDES TO EXAM SUCCESS from York Notes - the UK's favourite English Literature Study Guides. York Notes for AS & A2 are specifically designed for AS & A2 students to help you get the very best grade you can. They are comprehensive, easy to use, packed with valuable features and written by experienced experts to give you an in-depth understanding of the text, critical approaches and the all-important exam. An enhanced exam skills section which includes essay plans, expert guidance on understanding questions and sample answers. You'll know exactly what you need to do and say to get the best grades. A wealth of useful content like key quotations, revision tasks and vital study tips that'll help you revise, remember and recall all the most important information. The widest coverage and the best, most in-depth analysis of characters, themes, language, form, context and style to help you demonstrate an exhaustive understanding of all aspects of the text. York Notes for AS & A2 are available for these popular titles: The Bloody Chamber (9781447913153) Doctor Faustus (9781447913177) Frankenstein (9781447913214) The Great Gatsby (9781447913207) The Kite Runner (9781447913160) Macbeth (9781447913146) Othello (9781447913191) Wuthering Heights (9781447913184) Jane Eyre (9781447948834) Hamlet (9781447948872) A Midsummer Night's Dream (9781447948841) Northanger Abbey (9781447948858 Pride & Prejudice (9781447948865) Twelfth Night (9781447948889)

Macbeth: York Notes for AS & A2 (Paperback): Alisdair Macrae Macbeth: York Notes for AS & A2 (Paperback)
Alisdair Macrae 1
R236 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R41 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE ULTIMATE GUIDES TO EXAM SUCCESS from York Notes - the UK's favourite English Literature Study Guides. York Notes for AS & A2 have been specifically designed to help AS and A2 studnets to get the very best grade you can. They are comprehensive, easy to use, packed with valuable features and written by experienced examiners and teachers to give you an expert understanding of the text, critical approaches and the all-important exam. This edition covers Macbeth and includes: An enhanced exam skills section which includes essay plans, expert guidance on understanding questions and sample answers. You'll know exactly what you need to do and say to get the best grades. A wealth of useful content like key quotations, revision tasks and vital study tips that'll help you revise, remember and recall all the most important information. The widest coverage and the best, most in-depth analysis of characters, themes, language, form, context and style to help you demonstrate an exhaustive understanding of all aspects of the text. York Notes for AS & A2 are also available for these popular titles: The Bloody Chamber(9781447913153) Doctor Faustus(9781447913177) Frankenstein (9781447913214) The Great Gatsby(9781447913207) The Kite Runner(9781447913160) Othello(9781447913191) WutheringHeights(9781447913184)

Shakespeare (Paperback): Bill Bryson Shakespeare (Paperback)
Bill Bryson 2
R287 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R102 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From bestselling author Bill Bryson comes this compelling short biography of William Shakespeare, our greatest dramatist and poet. Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces. As he leads us through the crowded streets of Elizabethan England, he brings to life the places and characters that inspired Shakespeare's work. Along the way he delights in the inventiveness of Shakespeare's language, which has given us so many of the indispensable words and phrases we use today, and celebrates the Bard's legacy to our literature, culture and history. Drawing together information from a vast array of sources, this is a masterful account of the life and works of William Shakespeare, one of the most famous and most enigmatic people ever to have lived - not to mention a classic piece of Bill Bryson.

Oxford Playscripts: The Crucible (Paperback): Arthur Miller Oxford Playscripts: The Crucible (Paperback)
Arthur Miller
R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This brand new schools' edition of Arthur Miller's classic tragedy brings the play alive for students whether in the classroom or drama studio. With activities that target exactly the right level plus in-depth biographical and contextual information to deepen students' understanding of the play, this edition provides comprehensive, relevant and engaging support for 14-16 students. The brand new design ensures that the text and supporting materials are the clearest and most accessible available. Set during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, The Crucible exposes the tensions caused by gossip and rumour within a tight-knit community, where eventually no one is safe from accusation and vengeance. Seen as a parallel to McCarthyism and the fear of communism in 1950s America, the play's themes of truth, justice, honour, mass hysteria and individuality still resonate with audiences around the world today.

Top Girls: York Notes Advanced (Paperback): Caryll Churchill Top Girls: York Notes Advanced (Paperback)
Caryll Churchill 2
R223 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you're studying, whether it's poetry, a play or a novel. You'll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways. Full glossaries, self-test questions and suggested reading lists will help you fully prepare for your exam, while internet links and references to film, TV, theatre and the arts combine to fully immerse you in your chosen text. York Notes offer an exciting and accessible key to your text, enabling you to develop your ideas and transform your studies!

The Duchess of Malfi: York Notes Advanced (Paperback): Stephen Sims, & X The Duchess of Malfi: York Notes Advanced (Paperback)
Stephen Sims, & X 2
R227 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. This market-leading series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced intorduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

Nineteen Eighty Four: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, New Ed): George Orwell Nineteen Eighty Four: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, New Ed)
George Orwell
R223 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. This market-leading series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced intorduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

Translations: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2): John Brannigan Translations: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2)
John Brannigan
R222 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms

Portraits of Shakespeare (Paperback): Katherine Duncan-Jones Portraits of Shakespeare (Paperback)
Katherine Duncan-Jones
R429 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R79 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Within Shakespeare's lifetime there was already some curiosity about what the writer of such brilliant poems, sonnets and plays looked like. Yet like so much else about him, Shakespeare's appearance is mysterious. Why is it so difficult to find images of him that were definitely made during his life? Which images are most likely to have been made by those close to Shakespeare, and why do these differ from each other? Also, why do newly 'discovered' images claimed as representations of the playwright emerge with such regularity? Shakespeare scholar Katherine Duncan-Jones examines these questions, beginning with an analysis of the tradition of the 'author portrait' before, during, and after Shakespeare's life. She provides a detailed critique of the three images of Shakespeare likeliest to derive from life-time portrayals: the bust in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon; the 'Droeshout engraving' from the First Folio edition of Shakespeare's plays published in 1623; and the 'Chandos portrait', painted in oil on canvas in the early seventeenth century. Through a fresh exploration of the evidence and groundbreaking research, she identifies a plausible new candidate for the painter of 'Chandos'. This also throws new light on the last years of Shakespeare's life. This generously illustrated book also examines the afterlife of these three images, as memorials, in advertising and in graphic art, together with their adaptation in later commemorative statues: all evidence of a continuing desire to put a face to one of the most famous names in literature.

Dr Faustus (Paperback): C Marlowe Dr Faustus (Paperback)
C Marlowe 2
R225 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. This market-leading series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced intorduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

Measure for Measure: York Notes Advanced (Paperback): Emma Smith Measure for Measure: York Notes Advanced (Paperback)
Emma Smith 2
R224 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. This market-leading series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced intorduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

The Glass Menagerie: York Notes Advanced (Paperback): Rebecca Warren The Glass Menagerie: York Notes Advanced (Paperback)
Rebecca Warren
R225 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. This market-leading series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced intorduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

Twelfth Night: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 3rd edition): Emma Smith Twelfth Night: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Emma Smith
R223 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, 'York Notes Advanced' introduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

Richard II: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition): N Keeble Richard II: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition)
N Keeble
R225 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book has been specially written for the needs of A-level and undergraduate students. This book enables students to appreciate contrasting interpretations of the text and develop their own critical thinking.Key Features: *Study methods *Introduction to the text *Summaries with critical notes *Themes and techniques *Textual analysis of key passages *Author biography *Historical and literary background *Modern and historical critical approaches *Chronology *Glossary of literary term

Saint Joan (Paperback, 2nd edition): Julian Cowley Saint Joan (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Julian Cowley
R226 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Key Features: * Study methods * Introduction to the text * Summaries with critical notes * Themes and techniques * Textual analysis of key passages * Author biography * Historical and literary background * Modern and historical critical approaches * Chronology * Glossary of literary terms

A Midsummer Night's Dream: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition): Michael Sherborne A Midsummer Night's Dream: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Michael Sherborne
R223 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced introduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

The Winter's Tale: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition): Jeffrey Wood The Winter's Tale: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Jeffrey Wood
R226 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced introduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

As You Like It: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition): Robin Sowerby As You Like It: York Notes Advanced (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Robin Sowerby
R224 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R43 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced introduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

Starting Shakespeare (Paperback): Linda Marsh, Michael Marland Starting Shakespeare (Paperback)
Linda Marsh, Michael Marland
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Includes everything students need for their first encounter with Shakespeare - well-chosen scenes from his most famous plays, plus lively accessible activities for discussion, drama, language study and comparison. It's the ideal starting-point for exploring Shakespeare, his theatre and his language. Extracts from: Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice.

Hobson's Choice: York Notes for GCSE (Paperback, 2nd edition): Brian Dyke Hobson's Choice: York Notes for GCSE (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Brian Dyke
R168 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R30 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Key features of this text: How to study the text Author and historical background General and detailed summaries Commentary on themes, structure, characters, language and style Glossaries Test questions and issues to consider Essay writing advice Cultural connections Literary terms Illustrations Colour design

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