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  • VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTER
    VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTER
    MCDONAGH MARTIN
    ISBN: 9780571346912
    Title: VERY VERY VERY DARK MATTER
    Author: MCDONAGH MARTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Hans Christian Andersen, a teller of exquisite and fantastic children's tales beloved by millions. But the true source of his stories dwells in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world.

    Dangerous, twisted and funny, Martin McDonagh's new play travels deep into the abysses of the imagination. A Very Very Dark Matter premieres at the Bridge Theatre, London, in October 2018.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • VIA DOLOROSA AND WHEN SHALL WE LIVE?
    VIA DOLOROSA AND WHEN SHALL WE LIVE?
    HARE DAVID
    ISBN: 9780571197521
    Title: VIA DOLOROSA AND WHEN SHALL WE LIVE?
    Author: HARE DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'My whole life, it's been assumed, Western civilisation is an old bitch gone in the teeth. And so people say, go to Israel. Because in Israel at least people are fighting. In Israel, they're fighting for something they believe in.' Via Dolorosa

    In 1997, after many invitations, the 50-year-old British playwright resolved finally to visit the 50-year-old State of Israel. The resulting play, written to be performed by the author himself, offers a meditation on an extraordinary trip to both Israel and the Palestinian territory, which leaves Hare questioning his own values as searchingly as the powerful beliefs of those he met.

    Accompanying Via Dolorosa is the 1996 lecture When Shall We Live?, which also addresses questions of art and faith. Originally given in Westminster Abbey as the Eric Symes Memorial Lecture, it attracted record correspondence when an abridged version was published in the Daily Telegraph.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE   -   Methuen Student Editions
    VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Methuen Student Editions
    MILLER ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9781408108406
    Title: VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Methuen Student Editions
    Author: MILLER ARTHUR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This Student Edition of A View from the Bridge is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled guide to Miller's play. It features an extensive introduction by Steve Marino which includes- a chronology of Miller's life and times; a summary of the plot and commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and production history of the play. Together with over twenty questions for further study and detailed notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the definitive edition of the play.


    Set among Italian-Americans on the Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge is the story of longshoreman Eddie Carbone. When his wife's cousins arrive as illegal immigrants from Italy, he is honoured to take them into his house. But when his niece begins to fall in love with one of them Eddie grows increasingly suspicious, eventually precipitating his violation of the moral and cultural codes of his community and leading to the play's tragic finale. With its examination of the themes of sexuality, responsibility, betrayal and vengeance, the play is vintage Miller and a modern classic.



    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • VILLETTE     -     Apapted by Linda Marshall-Griffiths
    VILLETTE - Apapted by Linda Marshall-Griffiths
    MARSHALL-GRIFFITHS LINDA
    ISBN: 9781786820495
    Title: VILLETTE - Apapted by Linda Marshall-Griffiths
    Author: MARSHALL-GRIFFITHS LINDA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel by fellow Yorkshire writer Linda Marshall Griffiths, on the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's birth. With echoes of the illness and loss that wracked Bronte's own life, both novel and play explore the redemptive power of love and the uncertainty of holding on to it.

    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • VINEGAR TOM
    VINEGAR TOM
    CHURCHILL CARYL
    ISBN: 9780573619731
    Title: VINEGAR TOM
    Author: CHURCHILL CARYL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: SAMUEL FRENCH
    RRP: $22.00
    Price: $22.00
  • VOLPONE
    VOLPONE
    JONSON BEN
    ISBN: 9781350007796
    Title: VOLPONE
    Author: JONSON BEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: June 2019 New Release

    The sharpest, funniest comedy about money and morals in the 17th century is still the sharpest and funniest about those things in the 21st. The full, modernised play text is accompanied by incisive commentary notes which communicate the devastating comic energy of Volpone's satire. The introduction provides a firm grounding in the play's social and literary contexts, demonstrates how careful close-reading can expand your enjoyment of the comedy, shows the relevance of Jonson's critique to our modern economic systems, and provides a clear picture of how the main relationships in the play function on the page and stage.
    Supplemented by a plot summary and annotated bibliography, it is ideal for students of Jonson, city comedy and early modern drama.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • VOTES FOR WOMEN AND OTHER PLAYS
    VOTES FOR WOMEN AND OTHER PLAYS
    CROFT SUSAN
    ISBN: 9781906582012
    Title: VOTES FOR WOMEN AND OTHER PLAYS
    Author: CROFT SUSAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: AURORA BOOKS
    RRP: $26.00
    Price: $26.00
  • VOYSEY INHERITANCE
    VOYSEY INHERITANCE
    GRANVILLE-BARKER HARLEY
    ISBN: 9780413776099
    Title: VOYSEY INHERITANCE
    Author: GRANVILLE-BARKER HARLEY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Financial chicanery and ethical conflict in early twentieth-century classic being revived at the National Theatre. Edward''s highly principled world is turned upside down when his father reveals that he has been illegally speculating with clients'' money.

    To make matters worse, he soon discovers his large, scandal-fearing family would perpetuate the crime rather than risk public dishonour. ''Of course it''s pleasant and comfortable to keep within the law . . . then the law will look after you. Otherwise you have to look pretty sharp after yourself. You have to cultivate your own sense of right and wrong . . . deal with your own justice. But that makes a bigger man of you, let me tell you.''

    This magnificently observed, hugely enjoyable portrait of an upper-middle-class family was written by the father of 20th-century British theatre, Harley Granville Barker, ten years before the First World War finally sent old values flying. The play was first staged at the Court Theatre, London, in 1904. It opens at the Royal National Theatre on 18 April 2006.'

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $26.95

    Price: $26.95
  • WAITING FOR GODOT
    WAITING FOR GODOT
    BECKETT SAMUEL
    ISBN: 9780571244591
    Title: WAITING FOR GODOT
    Author: BECKETT SAMUEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts', and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', En attendant Godot was first performed at the Theatre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WAITING FOR GODOT : A TRAGICOMEDY IN TWO ACTS
    WAITING FOR GODOT : A TRAGICOMEDY IN TWO ACTS
    BECKETT SAMUEL
    ISBN: 9780571329656
    Title: WAITING FOR GODOT : A TRAGICOMEDY IN TWO ACTS
    Author: BECKETT SAMUEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The wonderfully surreal and thought provoking black comedy - in French with the English version on the opposite page.


    Written in French and first performed at the Theatre de Babylon in Paris in 1953, En attendant Godot was subsequently translated by Samuel Beckett into English as Waiting for Godot. It was performed at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955, and first published by Faber in 1956.

    To mark the centenary of Beckett's birth and the fiftieth anniversary of its original publication, Faber published for the first time a bilingual edition of this great masterpiece. Subtitles 'a tragicomedy in two acts', and once famously described by the Irish critic Vivian Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', Waiting for Godot is also a play that was written twice. Here, on facing pages, the reader can watch it unfold simultaneously in two languages.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT
    WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT
    HANSON DAVE
    ISBN: 9781786820419
    Title: WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT
    Author: HANSON DAVE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Turns out, the only people who truly understand Beckett's Waiting For Godot, are the understudies... A brilliant comedy looking at Beckett, art, and a life spent waiting in the wings.

    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • WE WANT YOU TO WATCH
    WE WANT YOU TO WATCH
    BIRCH ALICE
    ISBN: 9781783199259
    Title: WE WANT YOU TO WATCH
    Author: BIRCH ALICE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An unsettling, powerful new piece of theatre tackling pornography and violence against women.

    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • WESKERS SOCIAL PLAYS
    WESKERS SOCIAL PLAYS
    WESKER ARNOLD
    ISBN: 9781840028898
    Title: WESKERS SOCIAL PLAYS
    Author: WESKER ARNOLD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $49.95
    Price: $50.00
  • WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF
    WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF
    BISSETT CORA
    ISBN: 9781786825490
    Title: WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF
    Author: BISSETT CORA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Based on her meticulously detailed, pull-no-punches teenage diaries, this is the true story of Cora Bissett's rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be.

    Imprint: OBERON
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • WHEN THE WIND BLOWS : A PLAY
    WHEN THE WIND BLOWS : A PLAY
    BRIGGS RAYMOND
    ISBN: 9780573114960
    Title: WHEN THE WIND BLOWS : A PLAY
    Author: BRIGGS RAYMOND
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: SAMUEL FRENCH
    RRP: $28.95
    Price: $28.95
  • WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER : Twelve Variations on Saumel Richardsons Pamela
    WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER : Twelve Variations on Saumel Richardsons Pamela
    CRIMP MARTIN
    ISBN: 9780571353965
    Title: WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER : Twelve Variations on Saumel Richardsons Pamela
    Author: CRIMP MARTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Go on then: lock the doors and see what happens. Show me how much power you really have.

    When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play.

    Using Samuel Richardson's novel Pamela as a provocation, six characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance.

    When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other premiered at the National Theatre, London, in January 2019.


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
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