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Travesties, a Play
Travesties, a Play
by Tom Stoppard
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Travesties was born out of Stoppard's noting that in 1917 three of the twentieth century's most crucial revolutionaries -- James Joyce, the Dadaist founder Tristan Tzara, and Lenin -- were all living in Zurich. Also living in Zurich at this time was a... (read more)

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Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays)
Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays)
by Arthur Miller
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesmans deferred American dream   Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing... (read more)

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Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
by Samuel Beckett
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From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Théâtre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment by American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become one of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a... (read more)

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Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part
Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part
by Michael Shurtleff
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The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you how you can find your dream! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment... (read more)

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Copenhagen
Copenhagen
by Michael Frayn
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Arcadia
Arcadia
by Tom Stoppard
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Now this is important theatre. Yes, a play, and I recommend seeing it performed if you ever get the chance to, but read it beforehand if you want to have a chance of understanding it. I actually played Valentine in a production of Arcadia (I had a... (read more)

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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
by Stephen Greenblatt
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Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about [Shakespeare] than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented... (read more)

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The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Signet Classics)
The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Signet Classics)
by William Shakespeare
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There is arguably no work of fiction quoted as often as William Shakespeare's Hamlet. This haunting tragedy has touched audiences for centuries. In addition to the play, this edition includes an overview of Shakespeare's life; commentary by Samuel Taylor... (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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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
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Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worms-eve view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeares play. In... (read more)

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Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
by Tony Kushner
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Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama, 1993. The first part of Tony Kushner's epic drama of America in the 1980s. "A vast, miraculous play.... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting.... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama."--Frank... (read more)

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Julius Caesar (Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare)
Julius Caesar (Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare)
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No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of Julius Caesar on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line-by-line... (read more)

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The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker
by William Gibson
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NO ONE COULD REACH HER Twelve-year-old Helen Keller lived in a prison of silence and darkness. Born deaf, blind, and mute, with no way to express herself or comprehend those around her, she flew into primal rages against anyone who tried to help her... (read more)

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The Glass Menagerie (New Directions Book)
The Glass Menagerie (New Directions Book)
by Tennessee Williams
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When it opened in Chicago in 1944, The Glass Menageriemarked a turning point in American theater and in the life of its then unknown author. Tennessee Williams’s elegiac masterpiece brought a radical new lyricism to Broadway—and today the... (read more)

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Othello (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Othello (Folger Shakespeare Library)
by William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare's tragedy about Othello the Moor is presented in this freshly edited text with full explanatory notes, scene-by-scene plot summaries, an Introduction to reading Shakespeare's language, and much more. Reissue.... (read more)

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King Lear (Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare)
King Lear (Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare)
by William Shakespeare
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No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of King Lear on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare containsThe complete text of the original playA line-by-line... (read more)

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Hamlet (Annotated Shakespeare)
Hamlet (Annotated Shakespeare)
by William Shakespeare
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Backwards and Forwards : a Technical Manual for Reading Plays (83 Edition)
Backwards and Forwards : a Technical Manual for Reading Plays (83 Edition)
by David Ball
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This guide to playreading for students and practitioners of both theater and literature complements, rather then contradicts or repeats, traditional methods of literary analysis of scripts. Ball developed his method during his work as Literary Director... (read more)

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Sanford Meisner on Acting
Sanford Meisner on Acting
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Iceman Cometh
Iceman Cometh
by Eugene Oneill
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The Place: Harry Hope's bar, a cheap gin-mill of the five-cent whiskey, last-resort variety situated downtown on the West Side of New York. The Time: Salesman Hickey's birthday celebration, two days during the summer of 1912 -- a time when all tomorrows... (read more)

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