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...Renowned theater critic John Lahr created a bold reworking of Richard Condon’s political thriller, updating the action to the 1990s while retaining the core premise of a brainwashed war hero who’s programmed to become an assassin. Kelsey...
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...Angela Arden wants to be free of her suffocating marriage to film producer Sol Sussman. What better way than poison! Distraught by her father’s death and convinced of her mother’s guilt, Edith Sussman plots to get the truth out of Angela...
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...Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new...

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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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...Sensational scenes on stage were always a popular draw. When Planché looked back in old age on his long career he was anxious to dissociate himself from what he regarded as a degraded trend. In his 1872 Recollections, Planché condemnedwhat...

New Directions: Seneca and The Spanish Tragedy

The Spanish Tragedy : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...A line in the first chorus of Seneca’s Agamemnon foresees the killing of the king of Argos: ‘placet in uulnus maxima ceruix’ (line 100; the greatest neck invites wounding). In the original this is one item in a brisk catalogue illustrating...

The Play That Goes Wrong

~playauthor~Written by~ Henry Lewis , Henry Shields , Jonathan Sayer

Methuen Drama, 2015

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (1)

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...Good evening. I'm Inspector Carter. Take my case. This must be Charles Haversham! I'm sorry, this must've given you all a damn shock. After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept...

Richard III, an Arab Tragedy  

Edited by

Graham Holderness

~playauthor~Written by~ Sulayman Al Bassam , Graham Holderness ~playauthor~Edited by~ Graham Holderness

Methuen Drama, 2014

Bloomsbury Publishing

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 30, Roles: Total (20), Female (5), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's classic revenge tragedy, reworked and transplanted into the scorching oil-rich Islamic world of the Gulf...

Pedagogy and Resources: The Devil is in the Details

The White Devil : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...Provoking thought: Complexity, curiosity, selectivity Why bother to teach The White Devil? In my own case the main reason is that the play illuminates some fascinating complexities of human experience: the sometimes intricate...

New Directions: Ritual Dissonance in The White Devil

The White Devil : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...Discord, dissonance and the uncanny How might we understand the religious, legal and cultural ceremonies and rituals in The White Devil? Do they bring or represent order or disorder? Although undoubtedly...

New Directions: Female Mourning, Revenge and Hieronimo’s Doomsday Play

The Spanish Tragedy : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...Missing from studies of The Spanish Tragedy is a consideration of perhaps the most evocative influence upon a drama in which a bloodied corpse becomes the focus of incessant, agonized lamentation, cries for vengeance and concludes...