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Diane Samuels' Kindertransport: The Author's Guide to the Play (Page to Stage)
Diane Samuels' Kindertransport: The Author's Guide to the Play (Page to Stage)
by Diane Samuels
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An invaluable and uniquely informative guide for anyone studying, teaching or performing Kindertransport. Playwright Diane Samuels investigates the historical background, drawing on the personal testimony of those whose lives were transformed by the... (read more)

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Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
by Lajos Egri
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If you begged me to give you the title of one "how-to" book on the topic of screenwriting and wouldn't give up until I told you, then it would have to be this classic introduction to the craft. Often used as a textbook in screenwriting classes, Lajos... (read more)

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Zoot Suit and Other Plays
Zoot Suit and Other Plays
by Luis Valdez
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Drama. Latino American Studies. Luis Valdez is a leading figure in Hispanic theater with outstanding achievements from a variety of venues from flatbed truck and conventional stages to the silver and small screens. With his many successes Valdez has... (read more)

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Out of the Shadows: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung
Out of the Shadows: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung
by Elizabeth Clark-Stern
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The year is 1910. Sigmund Freud and his heir-apparent, Carl Jung, are changing the way we think about human nature and the mind. Twenty-two year old Toni Wolff enters the heart of this world as Jung's patient. His wife, Emma Jung, is twenty-six, a mother... (read more)

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Naked Playwriting: The Art, the Craft, and the Life Laid Bare
Naked Playwriting: The Art, the Craft, and the Life Laid Bare
by Robin U. Russin
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Naked Playwriting is a complete playwriting course?from developing a theme through plotting and structuring a play, developing characters, creating dialog, formatting the script, and applying methods that aid the actual writing and rewriting processes... (read more)

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Performing the Goat: A Collection of One Act Plays
Performing the Goat: A Collection of One Act Plays
by Darren Brealey
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This book holds a very interesting group of plays. They seem to hold their targets very precisely, as the settings do not have a locale-specific context. Fergus' Envy invites us to the eccentric Lord Florien Thrust's mansion where a week-long birthday... (read more)

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Playwriting Across the Curriculum
Playwriting Across the Curriculum
by Caroline Jester
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This book is a guide to introducing the craft of playwriting into the secondary English curriculum at key stage 3, using the TEEP (Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme) framework. The authors also provide a particular focus on applying this... (read more)

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Panto for Beginners - Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back to the Theatre - Pantomimes and Plays for Schools, Classrooms and Theatres
Panto for Beginners - Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back to the Theatre - Pantomimes and Plays for Schools, Classrooms and Theatres
by Hugh Cooke
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If you are looking for a simple and easy way to prepare a play or pantomime then this is the book for you. With readymade stories that can be easily updated to suit your performance this is more than a 'how to' book - it gets you most of the way there... (read more)

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Writing Musical Theater
Writing Musical Theater
by Allen Cohen
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This complete guide to the modern musical covers the entire process of creating a show, from finding and working out the initial idea, through the writing of both songs and libretto, to the ways in which writers can market a finished show and get it... (read more)

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Women Writing Plays: Three Decades of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Women Writing Plays: Three Decades of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Alexis Greene
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A comprehensive overview of women's playwriting in English and a celebration of the most respected award given to women playwrights.... (read more)

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Modern Plays)
Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Modern Plays)
by Jonathan Sayer
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Tonight Neverland is fleshed out with plenty of plant life, certainly bettering 2011's production of Jack and the Bean-Cactus. So, with no further ado, please put your hands together for J.M. Barrie's Christmas classic: Peter Pan!The inept and accident... (read more)

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The Topic of Cancer
The Topic of Cancer
by Mary Cunning
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The Topic of Cancer is a play, based on interviews of real cancer survivors. The play takes place in a therapist's office as ten characters discuss their different relationships with Cancer and all it implies. The monologues are intimate, raw... (read more)

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The Nativity Goes Wrong (Modern Plays)
The Nativity Goes Wrong (Modern Plays)
by Henry Lewis
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The Christian Humanitarian Reading Initiative for Spiritual Theatre (or C.H.R.I.S.T. for short) are putting on a production of The Nativity Story. It's opening night and nothing is going to plan. Despite a collapsing manger, a deranged donkey, and a... (read more)

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Plays: Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The Cherryorchard (Penguin Classics)
Plays: Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The Cherryorchard (Penguin Classics)
by Anton Chekhov
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Anton Chekhov wrote that "narrative is my legal wife and drama a flamboyant, rowdy, impudent, exhausting mistress." At a time when the Russian stage was dominated by farces, formulaic melodramas, and vaudevilles, Chekhov created plays that focused on... (read more)

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Miss Julie and the Stronger (00 Edition)
Miss Julie and the Stronger (00 Edition)
by August Strindberg
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Frank McGuinness presents scintillating new versions of two of August Strindberg's plays -- one a major work, the other less well known. Miss Julie is Strindberg's examination of power, sex, and class, set on a midsummer's eve in a nobleman's house and... (read more)

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The Play Within the Play: The Performance of Meta-Theatre and Self-Reflection.
The Play Within the Play: The Performance of Meta-Theatre and Self-Reflection.
by Gerhard Fischer
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The thirty chapters of this innovative international study are all devoted to the topic of the play within the play. The authors explore the wide range of aesthetic, literary-theoretical and philosophical issues associated with this rhetorical device... (read more)

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The Chair Plays: Have I None, the Under Room and Chair (Modern Plays)
The Chair Plays: Have I None, the Under Room and Chair (Modern Plays)
by Edward Bond
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'I am nothing. Nobody. One day I could forget what I have done. Then I am nothing with no past. My knife is to tell me who I am. It is my passport to myself.' The Chair Plays are three one-act plays that Edward Bond has combined into one continuous drama... (read more)

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Characters in Action
Characters in Action
by Marsh Cassady
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The twelve chapters of this book provide a complete survey of every step in playwriting from the germination of an idea to its complete development into a theatrical production. The book covers the basics of writing for theatre, creating characters in... (read more)

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Men at Play: Masculinities in Australian Theatre Since the 1950s.
Men at Play: Masculinities in Australian Theatre Since the 1950s.
by Jonathan Bollen
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How are masculinities enacted in Australian theatre? How do Australian playwrights depict masculinities in the present and the past, in the bush and on the beach, in the city and in the suburbs? How do Australian plays dramatise gender issues like father-... (read more)

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Beautiful Senoritas and Other Plays
Beautiful Senoritas and Other Plays
by Dolores Prida
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The anthology contains: Beautiful Senoritas, Coser y Cantar, Savings, Pantallas and Botanica.... (read more)

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