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A Bold Stroke for a Wife

Written by

Susanna Centlivre

~playauthor~Written by~ Susanna Centlivre

Aurora Metro Books, 2009

Aurora Metro Books

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (11), Female (3), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Though critics and literary historians have always had to admit that Susanna Centlivre’s comedies were extremely popular, they have tended to devote themselves to a search for evidence in them of supposed deficiencies of ‘the female pen...

David Garrick

Peter Holland

Peter Holland holds the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre and is Associate Dean for the Arts at the University of Notre Dame. He was formerly Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon and is editor of Shakespeare Survey and co-general editor of the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series. Peter Holland is McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, US.A Peter Holland is the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies and the Associate Dean for the Arts at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Garrick, Kemble, Siddons, Kean Volume II : Great Shakespeareans

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

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...Statues There are many well-known events with which my consideration of Shakespeare and David Garrick might begin: with the extraordinary impact of Garrick’s first performances in Shakespeare roles in London in 1741, for example...

Serious Drama

Sarah Grochala

Sarah Grochala is a lecturer in writing for theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK, and teaches playwriting on their MFA/MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media. Her plays, which have been staged nationally and internationally, include: S-27 (Amnesty International/iceandfire Protect the Human Award 2007) and Smolensk (Adopt a Playwright Award 2011). She is currently an associate artist with the theatre company Headlong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Contemporary Political Play : Rethinking Dramaturgical Structure

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...This chapter explores the political character of the form which currently dominates mainstream understandings of what a political play is in Britain, ‘serious drama’. It considers the term ‘serious drama’ and traces the history of its use...

The Beggar's Opera

Edited by

David Lindley

and

Vivien Jones

~playauthor~Written by~ John Gay , David Lindley , Vivien Jones ~playauthor~Edited by~ David Lindley , Vivien Jones

Methuen Drama, 2010

New Mermaids

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 45, Roles: Total (26), Female (12), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...Gay’s ‘ballad opera’ set in eighteenth-century London’s underworld is at once a vigorous satire on the moral and financial corruption of a fast-growing commercial society, and a groundbreaking piece of theatre. Combining spoken dialogue...

The Servant of Two Masters

Translated by

Stephen Mulrine

~playauthor~Written by~ Carlo Goldoni , Stephen Mulrine ~playauthor~Translated by~ Stephen Mulrine

Nick Hern Books, 2012

Drama Classics

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (14), Female (3), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters (Il servitore di due padroni) is a classic Italian comedy in the Commedia dell'Arte tradition, focussing on the attempts of the resourceful and ever-hungry Truffaldino to serve two different...

The Recruiting Officer

Edited by

Tiffany Stern

~playauthor~Written by~ George Farquhar , Tiffany Stern ~playauthor~Edited by~ Tiffany Stern

Methuen Drama, 2011

New Mermaids

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (18), Female (4), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...Farquhar’s warm-hearted comedy combines satire and bonhomie to depict the army’s exploitation of sex, money, law and class in a provincial town. The dashing Captain Plume, a recruiting officer for the Grenadiers, and his...

Double Falsehood or the Distressed Lovers (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Brean Hammond

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Brean Hammond ~playauthor~Edited by~ Brean Hammond

The Arden Shakespeare, 2010

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (18), Female (3), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...Double Falsehood, or The Distressed Lovers has long been the subject of scholarly and theatrical doubt. In 1728, Lewis Theobald, Shakespeare editor and struggling man of letters, published the play, claiming it to be his revision of a work...

Introduction

Peter Holland

Peter Holland holds the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre and is Associate Dean for the Arts at the University of Notre Dame. He was formerly Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon and is editor of Shakespeare Survey and co-general editor of the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series. Peter Holland is McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, US.A Peter Holland is the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies and the Associate Dean for the Arts at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Garrick, Kemble, Siddons, Kean Volume II : Great Shakespeareans

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

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...It always seems to have been better in the past, whatever ‘it’ may be. As Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, wrote to a friend,Nothing more palpably shows that we are miserably lost to a sense of true delicacy, and refinement, than...

The Lottery of Love

Written by

Pierre Marivaux

and

John Fowles

Translated by

John Fowles

~playauthor~Written by~ Pierre Marivaux , John Fowles ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Fowles

Faber and Faber, 2017

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...An eligible suitor has been found for Sylvia but, determined to judge him for herself, she swaps roles with her maid. Meanwhile the suitor and his manservant have the same idea. Before long each believes they are fatally attracted...

The Beaux' Stratagem

Written by

George Farquhar

and

Ann Blake

Edited by

Ann Blake

~playauthor~Written by~ George Farquhar , Ann Blake ~playauthor~Edited by~ Ann Blake

Methuen Drama, 2005

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (16), Female (5), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...The Beaux’ Stratagem (1707) is George Farquhar’s last play: it premiered a month and a half before his untimely death aged 30, at the Queen’s Theatre in Haymarket, a new venue built by dramatist and architect John Vanbrugh on the Western...