The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

Author: Michael Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192518496

Category: Performing Arts

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The Oxford Dictionary of Plays provides essential information on the best-known, best-loved, and most important plays in world theatre. Each entry includes details of the title, author, date of writing, date of first performance, genre, setting, and composition of cast; there is also a summary of the play's plot, and a brief commentary. Genres covered include: burlesque, comedy, farce, historical drama, kabuki, masque, melodrama, morality play, mystery play, No, romantic comedy, tragicomedy, satire, and tragedy. The perfect guide for students and scholars of drama and literature, theatre professionals, and directors looking for plays for performance.
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Anger and After (Routledge Revivals)

A Guide to the New British Drama

Author: John Russell Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317917057

Category: Drama

Page: 392

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When it was first published in 1962, Anger and After was the first comprehensive study of the dramatic movement which began in 1956 with the staging of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger and has since brought forward such dramatists as Brendan Behan, Harold Pinter, N. F. Simpson, John Arden and Arnold Wesker. Thoroughly revised in 1969, this book remains important reading for theatre students in need of a comprehensive and authoritative guide to post-Osborne drama in Britain.
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Putting It On

Author: Michael Codron

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715643401

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Michael Codron is undoubtedly the leading producer of postwar British theatre. Still active after an astonishing half-century in the industry - he is 80 this year - every major British dramatist of the period has had a production under the Codron banner: Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Bennett, Michael Frayn, Simon Gray, David Hare, Joe Orton, John Mortimer, Harold Pinter and Patrick Marber, to name just a few. Describing himself as 'A man of vulgar taste with an impeccable streak', he has had many hits with lighter entertainment as well as serious plays. Aware of his own homosexuality from an early age, Codron grew up in an era of prejudice and intolerance; his experiences parallel the enormous shifts in metropolitan gay life since the 1950s. In 'Putting It On' he talks frankly of the most important relationships of his life, from early flings with older, sophisticated figures like David Hicks to David Sutton, the main love of his life and his business partner for over twenty-five years. Codron's CV reads like a concise history of the post-war stage, and the book examines the sea-changes in the commercial sector and the rise of the subsidised theatre, revealing, too, what it was like working with the greatest actors of our time, including Alec Guiness, John Gielgud, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Richard Briers, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Felicity Kendall, Penelope Keith, Julie Waters and Victoria Wood. A fascinating insight into the victorious ups and hair-raising downs of the theatre, 'Putting it On' is a testament to an extraordinary career, dramatic in every sense of the word, and unlikely to be parallelled in our time.
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The Second Wave (Routledge Revivals)

British Drama for the Seventies

Author: John Russell Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131791709X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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In the 1970s the revolution that had swept the British theatre in the 1950s had already become accepted as the new establishment. Areas that had been previously regarded as remote ideals - including permanent repertory companies, a lively provincial theatre and an extensive spread of avant-garde and fringe theatrical activities - were now considered commonplace. In this title, first published in 1971, John Russell Taylor assesses the prospects of the British theatre at the start of the 1970s and indicates its points of weakness and its strengths. In this context are placed the key figures among the Second Wave of dramatists, and detailed critical commentaries on the work of writers such as David Mercer, Tom Stoppard and Peter Terson. This is an indispensable introduction for any student with an interest in the history and development of the British theatre and the people who have played instrumental roles in this.
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William Golding

a bibliography 1934-1993

Author: R. A. Gekoski,Peter A. Grogan

Publisher: Not Avail


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

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Posted in Literary Criticism

Using Libraries

Author: Kenneth Whittaker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliothèques - Guides, manuels, etc

Page: 144

View: 7094

Posted in Bibliothèques - Guides, manuels, etc

The coincidence of opposites

William Golding's later fiction

Author: Kevin McCarron

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 206

View: 8067

The principal assertion of The Coincidence of Opposites is that all of William Golding's later fiction (from Darkness Visible to Fire Down Below) moves towards a state of synthesis, a denial of distinctions, which the author achieves through the reconciliation of ostensibly antithetical positions. Throughout this sequence of novels it is consistently implied that apparently intractable polarities have no genuine a priori existence. McCarron's study is both thoretically inflected and heavily interdisciplinary, incorporating philosophy, sociology, anthropology and theology, in addition to literary theory.
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Country Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



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Foundations of Indian Moral Thought

Author: Kusuma Jaina

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethics

Page: 185

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Contributed two national level seminar papers; Special issues of Journal of Foundational research
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Collected Shorter Fiction, vol. 2

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307819914

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoy’s short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russia’s great novelist. Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of extraordinary late masterpieces that equal anything in the earlier novels for intensity and power. Readers of The Death of Iván Ilých, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, Master and Man, and Hadji Murád will recognize the brilliant novelist now transfigured by his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness. Aylmer and Louise Maude’s classic translations are supplemented by new translations by Nigel J. Cooper of six stories, including two that have never before appeared in English. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition.
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Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

Author: Modern Language Association of America

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philology, Modern

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Vols. for 1921-1969 include annual bibliography, called 1921-1955, American bibliography; 1956-1963, Annual bibliography; 1964-1968, MLA international bibliography.
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The plays of Edward Bond

Author: Richard G. Scharine

Publisher: Bucknell Univ Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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Professor Scharine, in this volume, provides a sympathetic interpretation and attempts to explain the philosophy that underlies the theatrical art of the contemporary English playwright, Edward Bond. Beginning with an overall view of the history and effect that Bond's plays have had in his homeland and the world, Dr. Scharine deals with all of Bond's plays.
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