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...Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home...
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..."A group of low-ranking real estate salesmen are trying to survive in a cut-throat office culture. But when two of them devise a plot to redress the company’s wrongs, the resulting turmoil increases the pressure to unbearable levels. A 1984...
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...This darkly satirical drama by Gore Vidal finds two presidential contenders seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-president, and explores how personal agendas can change the course of a nation's destiny. The political intrigues rampant...
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...In 17th Century Sicily, a clever valet named Mascarille tries to help his boss Lélie win the girl of his dreams -- only to find that Lélie is a monumental dunce who ruins every one of his intricate schemes. Undaunted, Mascarille invents...

The Humours of Bandon

Written by

Margaret McAuliffe

~playauthor~Written by~ Margaret McAuliffe

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (9), Female (7), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Nobody knows where their five year old will take that first after-school activity. To the surprise of her mother, Annie takes it all the way to the top – of the Irish Open Dancing Championships. Armed with optimism, drive and passion...

Glengarry Glen Ross

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1996

Contemporary Dramatists

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

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...Glengarry Glen Ross is a spikey, powerful, and nerve-wracking story of four real estate salesmen, colleagues in the same firm, who are engaged in a sales competition to try and sell off as many units of real estate as possible. But when...

Ode to Leeds  

Written by

Zodwa Nyoni

~playauthor~Written by~ Zodwa Nyoni

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Five young poets from Leeds are selected to compete at the world's most prestigious international poetry slam competition in New York City. Fuelled by love, pride and passionate protest, their words light fires to show...

Mankind

Written by

G.A. Lester

Edited by

G.A. Lester

~playauthor~Written by~ G.A. Lester ~playauthor~Edited by~ G.A. Lester

Methuen Drama, 2002

New Mermaids

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Roles: Total (7), Female (0), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The eponymous character of Mankind is a plain, honest farmer struggling against worldly and spiritual temptation in a morality play that is remarkable for its bawdy and energetic humour. The instructive sermon from the figure of Mercy which...

Charolais

Written by

Noni Stapleton

~playauthor~Written by~ Noni Stapleton

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (2), Female (2), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...A dark comedy of love, longing and an intense rivalry with a Charolais cow. Siobhán is forced to share the affections of her farmer boyfriend with his beloved, prize-winning French heifer. Overcome with desire, Siobhán develops a homicidal...

A Life in the Theatre

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1996

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 1, Scenes: 26, Roles: Total (2), Female (0), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...A Life in the Theatre shows the relationship between two stage actors – Robert, the older, and John, the younger – who are playing side by side in a season of plays. We see them both off stage and on as their relationship evolves from one...