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...Lillian Hellman examines a wealthy southern family and the greed that tears them apart. Regina’s brothers have inherited their father’s wealth, while after years of neglect, her dying husband is determined to see she gets nothing...
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...Age recommendation: 9+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 22nd January, 2015. It's a dark and stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet...
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...Italian shoes, a house in the hills, a gift for stretching the truth, and a petulant assistant to pick the scallions out of his Szechuan noodles – Hollywood producer Davis Mizlansky has it all. But he’s about to lose it to the IRS unless he...
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..."Simon Godwin has taken exactly the right approach to this new production of one of the Bard's most obscure, least performed plays. With a swashbuckling candour and refreshing energy, he's filleted and reformed the piece as a brisk...
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...Stacy Keach stars in this shocking tale of a Polk Street dentist and his wife in 1899 San Francisco. Frank Norris’ powerful insights into the depths of the human soul make this a story of compelling narrative force. This seminal novel about...
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...Fasten your seatbelts for a rapid-fire, sophisticated thrill-ride that propels you through one of the most infamous financial scandals in history! With a spicy blend of humor, pathos and music, the big biz machinations of Kenneth Lay...

The Critical Backstory

The Alchemist : A Critical Reader

The Arden Shakespeare, 2013

Books

...‘Upon my word’, declared Coleridge in 1834, ‘I think the Oedipus Tyrannus, The Alchemist, and Tom Jones the three most perfect plots ever planned.’ The Table Talk and Omniana of Samuel...

Mr Incredible

Written by

Camilla Whitehill

~playauthor~Written by~ Camilla Whitehill

Nick Hern Books, 2016

Playtext

Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (2), Female (0), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Camilla Whitehill's Mr Incredible is a one-man play about modern love and old-fashioned entitlement. It was first produced by Longsight Theatre at the Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, on 4 August 2016. An earlier version...
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...The price of accidental fame is hashed out in this comedy about a famous bank robber and the clerk who foiled his biggest heist. Ayckbourn’s 1988 play anticipates the popularity - and absurdity - of reality TV. An L.A. Theatre Works...
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...Volpone has long been a popular choice as a set text for students. Written by Ben Jonson, it was first produced in 1606 and billed as a comedy, although it also includes elements of tragedy and even animal fable (Volpone is Italian...