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...Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home...
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...In this biting comedy of errors, the hapless Arnolphe is undone by his own double dealing and double standards. The School for Wives was first performed at the Palais Royal theatre on December 26, 1662, and is considered by many...
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...Adapted from the diaries of Richard Wagner, Beethoven’s music soars in the background as a poor young composer named Richard Wagner struggles toward Vienna to meet the composer he idealizes. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance...
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...Richard Dreyfuss and Stacy Keach star in this full-cast performance of Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible, a central work in the canon of American drama. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing...
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...Prize-winning author Joyce Carol Oates turns her satiric eye to Tobias Harte, a man obsessed with perfection in everything from ethics to egg salad. Rollicking comedy ensues as Harte struggles with his highly imperfect family and friends...

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2008

Short Guides and Biography

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...Every day, in some part of the world, an Arthur Miller play is performed. In the nearly 60 years since its first production, the Pulitzer Prizewinning Death of a Salesman has been become a classic, a staple...
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...Age recommendation: 15+ (contains nudity and one scene of sexual violence) Recorded through National Theatre Live on 24th March, 2011. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out...

The House They Grew Up In  

Written by

Deborah Bruce

~playauthor~Written by~ Deborah Bruce

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (11), Female (5), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Deborah Bruce's play The House They Grew Up In is about a co-dependent relationship between a reclusive brother and a sister, and how they cope when the world bursts in on them. It was first performed at Chichester Festival Theatre (in...
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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...

Prairie du Chien

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1996

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 1, Roles: Total (6), Female (0), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...In Prairie du Chien a railway carriage speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a violent story of obsessive jealousy, murder and suicide, told within shooting distance of a card-hustler and his victim...