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  • 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
  • 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
  • WHITE LIARS
    WHITE LIARS
    SHAFFER PETER
    ISBN: 9780573123023
    Title: WHITE LIARS
    Author: SHAFFER PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: SAMUEL FRENCH
    RRP: $17.95
    Price: $17.95
  • WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
    WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
    ALBEE EDWARD
    ISBN: 9780099285694
    Title: WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
    Author: ALBEE EDWARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    When middle-aged Martha and her husband George are joined by the younger Nick and Honey for late-night drinks after a party, the stage is set for a night of drunken recriminations and revelations. Battle-lines are drawn as Martha and George drag their guests into their own private hell of a marriage.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • WIFE
    WIFE
    ADAMSON SAMUEL
    ISBN: 9780571354825
    Title: WIFE
    Author: ADAMSON SAMUEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    And your husband forgave you. But what did you do? Decided that forgiveness was offensive and walked out on your marriage. With nothing. Into nothing.

    Into everything, I think.

    It's 1959. Robert leaves Ibsen's A Doll's House outraged by its attack on the sanctity of marriage; his wife Daisy dashes round to the stage door, in love with both Nora and the actress who plays her, thrilled by their promise of escape.

    Daisy is at the crossroads. Her moral compass tells her to go one way, society the other. What she chooses to do next will have consequences not just for her and Robert, but for four couples who come after them over ninety years.

    The truth is we have to give up parts of ourselves if we want to be with someone. And what if, before you know this, you run away from the wrong person?

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WILLY RUSSELL : PLAYS 1
    WILLY RUSSELL : PLAYS 1
    RUSSELL WILLY
    ISBN: 9780413702203
    Title: WILLY RUSSELL : PLAYS 1
    Author: RUSSELL WILLY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Breezeblock Park is set on a northern council estate and takes a look at the suffocating effect of possessions and possessiveness.

    ''Trenchantly observed.hilarious, upsetting and somewhat seditious.'' (Variety);

    Our Day Out is about a school coach trip, an exuberant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up ''a Dickensian fairytale.

    I have rarely seen a show that combined such warmth and such bleakness''.(The Times);

    Stags and Hens takes place in the gents and Ladies loos of a tacky Liverpool club, where Dave and Linda have decided, unbeknownst to each other to hold their stag and hen parties.

    ''a bleakly funny and perceptive study of working-class misogyny, puritanism and waste'' (Guardian);

    Educating Rita: ''one way of describing Educating Rita would be to say that it was about the meaning of education.another would be to say that it was about the meaning of life. A third, that it is a cross between Pygmalion and Lucky Jim. A fourth, that it is simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious: a hilarious social documentary; a fairy-tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.'' (Sunday Times)'

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • WITCHES : THE PLAYS
    WITCHES : THE PLAYS
    WOOD DAVID
    ISBN: 9780141374321
    Title: WITCHES : THE PLAYS
    Author: WOOD DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl adapted for school plays. Dare you take on the role of the Grand High Witch? Children will have a splendiferous time - and their friends won't believe their gogglers! Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide booksales are over 100 million!


    Imprint: Puffin Books
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • WOMEN OF TROY : A VERSION BY DON TAYLOR
    WOMEN OF TROY : A VERSION BY DON TAYLOR
    EURIPIDES
    ISBN: 9781408103869
    Title: WOMEN OF TROY : A VERSION BY DON TAYLOR
    Author: EURIPIDES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    An industrial port of a war-torn city. Women survivors wait to be shipped abroad. Officials come and go. A grandmother, once Queen, watches as her remaining family members are taken from her one by one. The city burns around them.Euripides' great anti-war tragedy is published in Don Taylor's translation features an introduction by the translator setting the play in its historical and dramaturgical context.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $26.95

    Price: $26.95
  • WRITING FOR NOTHING
    WRITING FOR NOTHING
    CRIMP MARTIN
    ISBN: 9780571354009
    Title: WRITING FOR NOTHING
    Author: CRIMP MARTIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Martin Crimp's Writing for Nothing collects texts written over the last thirty years. Included here are short plays, unmistakably the work of the internationally acclaimed author of Attempts on Her Life; texts for opera, beginning with the modern masterpiece Written on Skin, created with composer George Benjamin; and two stories that provide a new perspective on Crimp, revealing a writer capable of bringing all of his brilliance to prose.

    Unsettling, elegant and incisive, Writing for Nothing is a vibrant and varied anthology, celebrating a writer with a rare talent for illuminating the power structures behind our everyday world.

    Imprint: Faber and Faber
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ZEAL THEATRE VOL 2 : KING HIT / LUCKY COUNTRY
    ZEAL THEATRE VOL 2 : KING HIT / LUCKY COUNTRY
    NANTSOU STEFO
    ISBN: 9781760621872
    Title: ZEAL THEATRE VOL 2 : KING HIT / LUCKY COUNTRY
    Author: NANTSOU STEFO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    King Hit examines violence amongst young people, the perpetrators, victims, witnesses and the so-called ‘innocent bystanders’ and offers alternative perspectives to reckless and abusive behaviour. It’s Tula’s birthday party and the theme is a Blues Brothers Pizza Night. Heaps of people arrive, the music is pumping and everyone is having a great time. When Tula’s parents leave the party, things change. Two boys begin a feud and what starts as a bit of fun quickly escalates into an alcohol-fuelled war reaching a shocking climax.

    Lucky Country was created with the assistance of students from the International Grammar School in Sydney and is a timely look at multi-cultural Australia, current global debates on the refugee crisis and the role the media plays in shaping public opinion. When a young refugee boy arrives at Cook Vale High School, he is given the name ‘Lucky’ by the enthusiastic and open-hearted principal of the school. Two boys in his class are not so open-hearted and their ‘special welcome’ of the new student triggers a chain of events which engulfs the whole community.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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