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...A delightful comedy from the wonderful world of Wodehouse! The perpetually misguided Bertie finds himself embroiled in a madcap adventure sparked by the abrupt departure of his beloved Jeeves. Featuring ‘Hizzoner’ Richard Riordan...

“Every Man his Specialty”: Beckett, Disability, and Dependence

Disability Theatre and Modern Drama : Recasting Modernism

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...I “To decompose is to live, too” In Bending Over Backwards Lennard Davis coins the term “dismodernism” to describe the ways that disability challenges ideas of liberal autonomy and able-bodied normalcy that underwrite contemporary identity...

‘The Cenci’ (1935)

Artaud on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1989

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...The Cenci On 10 February 1935 Artaud wrote to Gide that he had recently put the final touches to a tragedy, The Cenci, adapted from Shelley’s five-act tragedy written in 1819 and from Stendhal’s translation of a sixteenth-century...

The NRF Theatre Project (1931-3)

Artaud on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1989

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...To Jean-Richard Bloch 23 April 1931 Dear Sir, Could you not see a way, thinking seriously for a moment, of getting a project off the ground which would assist the creation of a new kind of theatre. Careful reading of your book Le...

Reclaiming the Ordinary Extraordinary Body: Or, The Importance of The Glass Menagerie for Literary Disability Studies

Disability Theatre and Modern Drama : Recasting Modernism

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In late 2010, I saw the movie The King’s Speech with my mother. At the end of the movie, she turned to me in surprise and said, “That’s not how I expected the movie to end!” What she meant was that the portrayal of the stuttering King...
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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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...The story of two single mothers—one Japanese, the other Appalachian—who struggle to raise their mixed-race children in a Chicago tenement. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Lira Angel as Penny, Takayo Fischer...
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...Written by Susan Glaspell in 1916, Trifles is a one-act play about a woman accused of strangling her husband. Based on an actual murder case reported by Glaspell for the Des Moines News, the play represented an early exploration of gender...

Meyerhold – the First Five Years

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...In the years immediately following the turn of the century Symbolism came to its peak in Russian literature, but until 1906 it yielded no drama of any consequence and had little impact on the theatre, where the Moscow Art Theatre remained...
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..."The passion of a coal barge captain’s daughter and a rough-hewn sailor takes a tumultuous turn when her secret past is revealed. Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill won the second of his four Pulitzer Prizes for this heroic classic. An L...