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The Properties of the Piano and the Legacy of Human Property: The Piano Lesson

Alan Nadel

Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair in American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon, and has edited two collections of essays on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates: Essays on the Drama of August Wilson and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle. He has written several other books including Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity. His essays on post-World War II American literature, film, drama, and culture have appeared in numerous journals, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of August Wilson

Methuen Drama, 2018

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... Starletta DuPois as Berniece, Carl Gordon as Doaker, Rocky Carroll as Lymon, Tommy Hollis as Avery, and Lou Myers as Wining Boy. With the same cast, other than Jackson, who had been replaced by Charles Dutton, the play had a Boston production...

The Plays

Ralph Alan Cohen

Ralph Alan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director of the American Shakespeare Center and Professor of Shakespeare in Performance at Mary Baldwin College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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ShakesFear and How to Cure It : The Complete Handbook for Teaching Shakespeare

Arden Shakespeare, 2018

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... dramatic terms, the answer is ‘not very’, but according to Gordon McMullan, ‘it was performed in every decade, and in every year of some decades, from the mid-seventeenth century well into the nineteenth century . . .’Henry VIII, ed. Gordon...

Life and Beth

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Alan Ayckbourn

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Ayckbourn

Faber and Faber, 2011

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (8), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...‘A wise, humane, funny play about the inevitability of death and the continuity of life.’ Guardian Life and Beth was first performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough...

Garden

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Alan Ayckbourn

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Ayckbourn

Faber and Faber, 2011

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (14), Female (7), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...House & Garden The triumph of his ingenuity lies in the fact that you have to see both plays . A second time round, in whichever order you take them, characters will deepen, while those you know become...

A Brief History of Women  

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Alan Ayckbourn

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Ayckbourn

Faber and Faber, 2018

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (24), Female (11), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...A Brief History of Women charts the life of Anthony Spates: from his first job as an adolescent footman at a country manor house through to his retirement as manager of the hotel the manor house became. Over the course of six decades...

Sketching

~playauthor~Written by~ James Graham , Naomi Westerman , Sumerah Srivastav , Himanshu Ojha , Ella Langley , Chloe Mi Lin Ewart , Alan Gordon , Adam Hughes , Aaron Douglas

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

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Acts: 12, Scenes: 68, Roles: Total (63), Female (24), Male (39), Unassigned (0)

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...Charles Dickens' London is reimagined for the 21st century. Twenty-four hours in the life of a city that has 371 people in every square kilometer, where every street and square...