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The Case for Terence Rattigan, Playwright

The Case for Terence Rattigan, Playwright [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319409972
Publisher: Springer
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The Case for Terence Rattigan, Playwright by Book Resume:

This book asserts the extraordinary quality of mid-twentieth century playwright Terence Rattigan’s dramatic art and its basis in his use of subtext, implication, and understatement. By discussing every play in chronological order, the book also articulates the trajectory of Rattigan’s darkening vision of the human potential for happiness from his earlier comedies through his final plays in which death appears as a longed for peace. New here is the exploration through close analysis of Rattigan’s style of writing dialogue and speeches, and how that style expresses Rattigan’s sense of life. Likewise, the book newly examines how Rattigan draws on sources in Greek and Roman history, literature, and myth, as well as how he invites comparison with the work of other playwrights, especially Bernard Shaw and Shakespeare. It will appeal broadly to college and university students studying dramatic literature, but also and especially to actors and directors, and the play-going, play-reading public.

Shakespeare on Page and Stage

Shakespeare on Page and Stage [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191090107
Author: Stanley Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Shakespeare on Page and Stage by Stanley Wells Book Resume:

This volume presents a winning selection of the very best essays from the long and distinguished career of Stanley Wells, one of the most well-known and respected Shakespeare scholars in the world. Wells's accomplishments include editing the entire canon of Shakespeare plays for the ground-breaking Oxford Shakespeare, and over his lifetime he has made significant contributions to debates over literary criticism of the works, genre study, textual theory, Shakespeare's afterlife in the theatre, and contemporary performance. The volume is introduced by Peter Holland, and its thirty chapters are divided into themed sections: 'Shakespearian Influences', 'Essays on Particular Works', 'Shakespeare in the Theatre', and 'Shakespeare's Text'. An afterword by Margreta de Grazia concludes the volume.

Bare Essentials

Bare Essentials [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1664141278
Author: Sylvia Tascher,James D. Navratil
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Bare Essentials by Sylvia Tascher,James D. Navratil Book Resume:

This epic drama opens in Boulder, Colorado, at the home of Oxford-educated Robert Dalton, an internationally known chemistry professor. His houseguest is Jozef Bardowski, head of the analytical laboratory of Warsaw’s Nuclear Energy Institute. Knowing that Dalton, accompanied by his Polish-born wife, Helena, will shortly embark upon a year’s sabbatical at the University of Vienna, Bardowski expresses his fears that someone is introducing mind-altering drugs into Poland’s natural gas to subdue the Polish people. To present the matter to the United Nations, he asks Dalton to analyze gas samples to be smuggled from Warsaw into the Austrian capital. Dalton agrees, unaware that by doing so, he will subject both himself and Helena to acts of terror, including an attempt on his own life.

Twentieth Century Drama

Twentieth Century Drama [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 134917064X
Author: Simon Trussler
Publisher: Springer
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Twentieth Century Drama by Simon Trussler Book Resume:

A compendium of information on all the main events, individuals, political groupings and issues of the 20th century. It provides a guide to current thinking on important historical topics and personalities within the period, and offers a guide to further reading.

Terence Rattigan

Terence Rattigan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498598749
Author: Peter Wolfe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Terence Rattigan by Peter Wolfe Book Resume:

Terence Rattigan examines the ways in which Rattigan’s works turn audiences into participants, encouraging intellectual independence and freeing them to decide for themselves the deeper meanings of the works. It examines the unique methods by which he conveys meaning to audiences within a changing sociocultural context.

The Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett

The Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1848547692
Author: Compton Mackenzie
Publisher: John Murray
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The Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett by Compton Mackenzie Book Resume:

With the spirited and unforgettable Sylvia Scarlett, a character acclaimed as being 'one of the few really great women in fiction', Compton Mackenzie brings us his very own Becky Sharp. Originally published in two volumes, this complete edition follows her fortunes from childhood and marriage, through her escape into prostitution and her later career as a singer and cabaret artiste, until at last she finds romance with Michael Fane. A tale weaved with Dickensian skill and humour in characterisation, THE ADVENTURES OF SYLVIA SCARLETT holds its place as one of the most vital and picaresque romances of the twentieth century.

American Theatre

American Theatre [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0195352556
Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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American Theatre by Thomas S. Hischak Book Resume:

Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century.

After Independence

After Independence [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 135000796X
Author: May Sumbwanyambe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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After Independence by May Sumbwanyambe Book Resume:

Let us not dwell on the past . . . I'm an old man, Charles. Old enough to know the past is only good for one thing – destroying the future. Guy and Kathleen grow their crops, raise their daughter, and pay their taxes. But Africa is changing, country by country. White farmers in Zimbabwe must now answer for history's crimes. When Charles arrives with a smile and a purchase order, there's more than just land at stake. With violence threatening to erupt, he will do whatever it takes to restore their farm to the 'native' population. As truths are revealed and moralities questioned, are things ever more than simply black and white? Inspired by real events in Zimbabwe, May Sumbwanyambe's debut play is an unflinching examination of land ownership, dispossession and justice in a post-colonial world. After Independence received its world premiere at the Arcola Theatre, London, on 4 May 2016, in a production by Papatango Theatre Company.

Suffragette Planners and Plotters

Suffragette Planners and Plotters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1526722976
Author: Kathryn Atherton
Publisher: Pen and Sword
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Suffragette Planners and Plotters by Kathryn Atherton Book Resume:

Emmeline and Frederick Pethick-Lawrence were an extraordinary couple and theirs is an extraordinary political and personal story. Emmeline was treasurer of Mrs Pankhurst’s militant Women’s Social and Political Union. Fred was the only man to achieve leadership status in the organization. Without their wealth, determination and skills we might never have heard of the ‘suffragettes’.Emmeline was always at Mrs Pankhurst’s side whilst Fred was the ‘Godfather’ who stood bail for a thousand women. Both were imprisoned and force-fed. They provided the militant movement with its colors, its home, and much of its vision, and it was their associates who initiated the hunger strike and who brought force-feeding to national attention. But in 1912 the couple were dramatically ousted from the organization by the Pankhursts in a move that has often been misrepresented. This book is a portrait of the couple and their relationship with the Pankhursts, and of their inspirational fight, not just for the vote for women, but for freedom and equality across the world.The Pethick-Lawrences were once as well known as the Pankhursts. But they have been neglected by history. This is the first book to give the Pethick-Lawrences the recognition that their part in the fight for the vote deserves, shedding new light on the development of the militant campaign. It is also the first to address in detail the complexities of the dramatic split with the Pankhursts which has been misunderstood for a hundred years.

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465587802
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare Book Resume:

VALENTINE._Cease to persuade, my loving Proteus:_Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits._Were't not affection chains thy tender days_To the sweet glances of thy honour'd love,_I rather would entreat thy company_To see the wonders of the world abroad,_Than, living dully sluggardiz'd at home,_Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness._But since thou lov'st, love still, and thrive therein,_Even as I would, when I to love begin._ PROTEUS._Wilt thou be gone? Sweet Valentine, adieu!_Think on thy Proteus, when thou haply seest_Some rare noteworthy object in thy travel:_Wish me partaker in thy happiness_When thou dost meet good hap; and in thy danger,_If ever danger do environ thee,_Commend thy grievance to my holy prayers,_For I will be thy headsman, Valentine.

Girl, 20

Girl, 20 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1590176901
Author: Kingsley Amis
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis Book Resume:

Kingsley Amis, along with being the funniest English writer of his generation was a great chronicler of the fads and absurdities of his age, and Girl, 20 is a delightfully incisive dissection of the flower-power phase of the 1960s. Amis’s antihero, Sir Roy Vandervane, a conductor and composer who bears more than a passing resemblance to Leonard Bernstein, is a pillar of the establishment whohas fallen hard for protest, bellbottoms, and the electric guitar. And since vain Sir Vandervane is a great success, he is also free to pursue his greatest failing: a taste for younger and younger women. Highborn hippie Sylvia (not, in fact, twenty) is his latest infatuation and a threat to his whole family, from his drama-queen wife, Kitty, to Penny, his long-suffering daughter. All this is recounted by Douglas Yandell, a music critic with his own love problems, who finds that he too has a part in this story of botched artistry, bumbling celebrity, and scheming family, in a time that for all its high-minded talk is as low and dishonest as any other.


Author: All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
Publisher: All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi
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THE INDIAN LISTENER by All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi Book Resume:

The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 december, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it was published by All India Radio,New Delhi.In 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes,who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artistS. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: The Indian Listener LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 22-08-1937 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Fortnightly NUMBER OF PAGES: 52 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. II, No.17. BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 758-787 ARTICLE: 1. Short-Wave Simplicity (No-1 Adaptors And Converters) 2. Indian Braodcasting And The Press AUTHOR: 1. Trouble Shooter 2. Unknown KEYWORDS: 1. Adaptor, Converter, Wiring The Adaptor, Broadcast Receiver 2. Broadcasting In India, Indian Peasantry, ederal Government, The Pioneer Document ID: INL -1936-37 (D-D) Vol -I (17)


X [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1350088463
Author: Alistair McDowall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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X by Alistair McDowall Book Resume:

“McDowall masterfully plants ideas that grow until they explode into extraordinary shapes. Filthy humour breaks down into a cracked algorithm of letters and loss ... a play that will gnaw away at you. It's sci-fi – and theatre – at its best.” The Stage Billions of miles from home, the lone research base on Pluto has lost contact with Earth. Unable to leave or send for help, the skeleton crew sit waiting. Waiting. Waiting long enough for time to start eating away at them. To lose all sense of it. To start seeing things in the dark outside. X premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2016. This new Modern Classics edition features an introduction by Dr Cristina Delgado-García.

Invisible Friends

Invisible Friends [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571325777
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Invisible Friends by Alan Ayckbourn Book Resume:

Alan Ayckbourn's play is about a very ordinary teenager called Lucy. With her father glued to the cowboys on the telly, her mother preoccupied with neighbourly gossip and her brother enclosed in his ear-phones, no one wants to know about her place in the school swimming team. So Lucy revives her childhood fantasy friend, Zara, setting a place for her at the very ordinary tea table. This time Zara materializes, bringing with her an idealized father and brother, and showing Lucy how to make her real family vanish. The moral of this cautionary tale is carefully spelt out - that when you get what you want it's not what you wanted - as Lucy's dream family turns out to be a nightmare. The play is supposedly for children of seven upwards, but there's a message here for parents, too, about listening to kids.

Harper Regan

Harper Regan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472574680
Author: Simon Stephens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Harper Regan by Simon Stephens Book Resume:

If you go, I don't think you should come back. On a startlingly bright autumn night in 2006, Harper Regan walked away from her home, her husband and daughter, and kept walking. She told nobody that she was going. She told nobody where she was going. She put everything she ever built at risk. For two lost days and nights, until it looked as though her entire life might unravel, she didn't turn back. From Uxbridge to Stockport to Manchester and back again, Harper Regan navigates the UK, exploring family, love and delusion. It received its world premiere at the National Theatre, London, in 2008.

Pocket Playhouse

Pocket Playhouse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571333168
Author: Michael Frayn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Pocket Playhouse by Michael Frayn Book Resume:

Pocket Playhouse is Michael Frayn's latest imaginative offering that brings the stage to the page. In thirty-six comic sketches, he provides a tour de force of theatrical imagination and satire. Each sketch reveals the author's infectious delight in writing between the lines of theatre, fiction and comedy. Charmingly packaged and published with flair, Pocket Playhouse is the perfect gift for all theatre and comedy writers.

Hide-And-Seek With Angels

Hide-And-Seek With Angels [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409066991
Author: Lisa Chaney
Publisher: Random House
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Hide-And-Seek With Angels by Lisa Chaney Book Resume:

When James Matthew Barrie died, in 1937, his funeral was an occasion for national mourning. Crowds gathered; reporters and newsreel men came to record the day, and many well-known figures followed the coffin to its resting place in the little churchyard up on the hill. In London, a month later at St Paul's Cathedral a memorial service was held for the Scottish weaver's son who died Britain's playwright extraordinaire. A succession of novels and long-running plays had brought Barrie enormous wealth, critical acclaim, an hereditary Baronetcy and the Order of Merit. His public following extended to Hollywood where his work was performed by the stars of the silver screen. Unhappily such achievements did little to ameliorate the strains in Barrie's private life. Hampered by a stigmatising divorce, he was also struck by a series of tragic bereavements from which he never fully recovered. At the same time as savouring his public image, Barrie gave no more than a handful of interviews. During his lifetime this inscrutable, enigmatic man succeeded in his desire to remain only partially known. Barrie was already famous for sophisticated political satires and social comedies when, with the creation of Peter Pan, his immense artistic gift was displayed at its extraordinary best. In the play, where 'All children except one grow up', Barrie had touched on a universal nerve, the problem of growing up. With Peter Pan he created one of the greatest twentieth-century myths and a work of art quite unlike anything that had gone before. It became a part of the common culture of the Western world, and is as relevant today as on that first performance one hundred years ago.

Innocent Flowers

Innocent Flowers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1405525738
Author: Julie Holledge
Publisher: Virago
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Innocent Flowers by Julie Holledge Book Resume:

The Edwardian actress, glamorous and privileged, was the sex symbol of her time. Yet her life was a paradox: off stage she could marry, divorce and take lovers with impugnity; on stage she had to play dutiful wives or daughters or 'scarlet women'. Thousands of these spirited women set out to change the conventional roles they played - and to change the world. Some of them were famous - Athene Seyler, Kitty Marion, Elizabeth Robins, Edy Craig, many others unknown. Managing their own companies, they put on hundreds of plays all over the country - many on taboo subjects such as divorce, sex, venereal disease, prostitution - by little known playwrights as well as established dramatists like Shaw, Ibsen, Barrie. They took the establishment theatre by storm; and they made their mark on the political stage too, forming the Actresses' Franchise League and joining the battle for the vote. Innocent Flowers tells the story of these astonishing women (and includes some of their plays). By tracing their lives and loves, Julie Holledge has rediscovered an inspiring period in the history of women and the theatre.

Literature of the Women's Suffrage Campaign in England

Literature of the Women's Suffrage Campaign in England [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770481710
Author: Carolyn Christensen Nelson
Publisher: Broadview Press
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Literature of the Women's Suffrage Campaign in England by Carolyn Christensen Nelson Book Resume:

During the British women's suffrage campaign of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women wrote plays to convert others to their cause; they wrote essays to justify their militant actions; and they wrote fiction and poetry about their prison experiences. This volume is a diverse collection of these writings, focused on the women's suffrage campaign in England and written primarily during the brief period between the New Woman writers of the 1890s and the modernists of the twentieth century. Many of these works have not been reprinted since they were first published. This important collection includes essays reflecting a variety of opinions and political positions; excerpts from autobiographies by women involved in the movement; suffrage poetry; the song that became the official song of the British suffrage movement; several one-act plays that were written and performed specifically to advance the suffrage cause; and short stories and excerpts from novels about suffrage.