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Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson, a designer in television for many years, was responsible for the costumes of the now classic series Upstairs, Downstairs. A former teacher she was ideally placed to offer advice on the costume problems which arise in all kinds of production, advice she shared in Costumes for the Stage (1978, 2001) and More Costumes for the Stage (1998). She lived in Camden Town, London, her garden providing the inspiration for her 1994 book Blooming Small: A City Dweller’s Garden. She died in 2011, one month shy of her 89th birthday. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Costumes for the Stage : A complete handbook for every kind of play

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2001

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...Costumes for Greek plays are easy to make and can be made on a fairly low budget from butter muslin (cheesecloth), old sheets, towelling (terrycloth) and old curtains. If you can afford them, soft crêpe (particularly wool crêpe) and various...

Cyclops

Written by

Euripides

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides

Methuen Drama, 2002

Classical Dramatists

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Roles: Total (5), Female (0), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Silenus, father of the Satyrs, has been trapped on Sicily, held prisoner by the Cyclops son of Poseidon, Polyphemus. Silenus is despondent: his captive fate was found when seeking to rescue another god, Dionysus. Instead, it is Silenus...

Menander

Kenneth McLeish

Kenneth McLeish studied Classics and Music at Worcester College, Oxford. Once a full-time translator, author and dramatist, he published extensively including The Good Reading Guide, Shakespeare's People, The Theatre of Aristophanes, Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century, Myth, The Listener's Guide to Classical Music and Crucial Classics (both with Valerie McLeish) and The Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought (as general editor). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide To Greek Theatre And Drama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Life Menander, the son of Diopeithes and Hegestrate, came from a wealthy Athenian family. He was born in 342/1 and educated at the Lyceum by Theophrastos, Aristotle’s successor. In 317 the kingdom of Macedon imposed Demetrios of Phaleron...
...In English one encounters two terms to describe the act of theatre criticism. One is ‘review’, which concentrates on a particular performance – it is not very analytical (given the space restrictions and time pressure) and it is published...

Jason In Colchis

Sara Hudston

Sara Hudston is a writer and freelance journalist. She was born in 1968 and educated at St John’s College, Oxford, where she gained a first in English. She has also published Islomania, a book about the fascination of islands. She lives in Dorset. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Theatricals : From menageries to melodrama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...Extravaganzas were another distinct variety of entertainment designed to amuse and divert. Related to burletta, pantomime and older forms of masque, these were witty and glamorous with a strong element of burlesque. James Robinson Planché...

Aristotle’s Poetics and Greek Tragedy

Kenneth McLeish

Kenneth McLeish studied Classics and Music at Worcester College, Oxford. Once a full-time translator, author and dramatist, he published extensively including The Good Reading Guide, Shakespeare's People, The Theatre of Aristophanes, Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century, Myth, The Listener's Guide to Classical Music and Crucial Classics (both with Valerie McLeish) and The Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought (as general editor). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide To Greek Theatre And Drama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2011

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...Aristotle (384-22 BC) Aristotle developed a research method which could be applied to subjects of all kinds: animal movement, the nature of the gods, ethics, politics, the phenomena of the physical universe. The method consisted...
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..."The body of Polynices, Antigone's brother, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Antigone's faithfulness to her dead brother and his proper burial, and her defiance of the dictator Creon, seals her fate...

Prometheus Bound

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

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Frederic Raphael

~playauthor~Written by~ Aeschylus , Kenneth McLeish , Frederic Raphael ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish , Frederic Raphael

Methuen Drama, 1991

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

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...Prometheus the Titan, cousin of Zeus, has given mankind fire. Further, he has thwarted Zeus's plan to obliterate the human race, and, in saving them, has taught them many arts, from writing to agriculture, architecture to medicine. His...

Introduction

Alison Findlay

Alison Findlay is Professor of Renaissance Drama and Director of the Shakespeare Programme at Lancaster University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vassiliki Markidou

Vassiliki Markidou is an Assistant Professor in English Literature and Culture at the Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Athens, Greece. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and Greece

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...Part of the introduction is based on Vassiliki Markidou, ‘Shakespeare’s Greek Plays’, Ph.D. diss., Lancaster University, 1998. Available at EThOS (British Library e-theses online service...

Antigone

Written by

Owen McCafferty

and

Sophocles

From an original work by

Sophocles

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty , Sophocles ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Sophocles

Nick Hern Books, 2008

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...Owen McCafferty's version of Sophocles’ Antigone is a muscular take on the ancient Greek tragedy that offers a reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. It was first performed by Prime Cut Productions at the Waterfront...