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...In this surprisingly modern psychological portrait, a prosperous Edwardian family is torn apart when young Edward Voysey discovers that his family’s wealth was obtained through three generations of deceit and theft. A captivating study...
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...Orson Bean and Alley Mills star in the story of a man who becomes the town hero after he boasts of murdering his father. Riots greeted the first performance of this 1907 comic masterpiece of the Irish Literary Renaissance. An L.A. Theatre...
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...A full-cast performance of Chekhov’s masterpiece starring Jennifer Westfeldt, Tessa Thompson, Sarah Zimmerman and Jon Hamm. Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow...

Actors and Acting

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...Craig lost interest in being an actor. Despite looks and a physique which fitted him for playing the leading classical roles, he parted company with acting with equanimity. In Index to the Story of My Days he recalled how he began to find...

Theatre Present and Future

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...‘Public taste was never better than it’s going to be tomorrow’ has a fine Craigian ring to it. Disenchanted with the theatre of his own time, Irving excepted, Craig took every opportunity to lambast the English theatre for refusal to take...

Introduction

Craig on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1983

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...from Woodcuts and Some Words (1924) I can but count it a blessing that I meddled with wood-engraving. It may be said that had I not had the inclination for it, nor given it so much of my time, I should have been obliged to keep my...
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...Taking place on a single day in May 1909, a self-made millionaire and his family invite their future nobleman-in-law for a visit to their estate in Surrey, England. In this delightfully clever play, issues of gender, class, politics...

A Playwright’s Perspective

The Theatre of D.H. Lawrence : Dramatic Modernist and Theatrical Innovator

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Stephen Lowe is a playwright and theatre director, who was born in Nottingham in 1947. He is the founder and co-artistic director of the experimental Meeting Ground Theatre. He has written more than fifty plays, including Touched (which...

An Anti-Suffragist or The Other Side

Written by

H.M. Paull

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Naomi Paxton

Edited by

Naomi Paxton

~playauthor~Written by~ H.M. Paull , Naomi Paxton ~playauthor~Edited by~ Naomi Paxton

Methuen Drama, 2013

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...A monologue about an inexperienced young woman, An Anti-Suffragist or The Other Side is a clever monologue describing the growing incomprehension of a critic of the Suffragette movement as she struggles to undersand why she was against...

The New Drama: Social Challenge and Poetic Theatre from W.B. Yeats to Terence Gray

Irene Morra

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Irene Morra is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Verse Drama in England, 1900–2015 : Art, Modernity and the National Stage

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The brief critical and mainstream success of the early dramas of Stephen Phillips and of Hassan did very little to establish verse drama as a continuous or contemporary tradition on the twentieth-century commercial stage. Nonetheless...