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The Dutch Courtesan

Written by

John Marston

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David Crane

Edited by

David Crane

~playauthor~Written by~ John Marston , David Crane ~playauthor~Edited by~ David Crane

Methuen Drama, 1997

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (18), Female (7), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...The eponymous Dutch courtesan Franceschina, passionate and vengeful, is at the centre of Marston’s volatile morally complex play about irrepressible lust. The young gentleman Freevill has been intimately involved...

The Critic

Edited by

David Crane

~playauthor~Written by~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan , David Crane ~playauthor~Edited by~ David Crane

Methuen Drama, 1989

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (26), Female (7), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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...The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed is a political and literary satire, following in the vein of George Villiers’ The Rehearsal (1671), which takes jovial aim at the vanities of authors and politicians and at the foibles of the theatre...

Marriage A-La Mode

Written by

John Dryden

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David Crane

Edited by

David Crane

~playauthor~Written by~ John Dryden , David Crane ~playauthor~Edited by~ David Crane

Methuen Drama, 2003

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (14), Female (7), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Half comic and half serious, Marriage A-la-Mode is a spirited study of the trials and passions of love and marriage, and generally considered John Dryden’s finest comedy. The play is set in the Sicilian court, and consists...

Musical Thematics: Twelfth Night and The Tempest

Shakespeare and Music : The Arden Critical Companions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2006

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... of the most successful of all the English lutenist songs’, imitated and parodied in Scotland, and on the continent, and referred to in other plays. See David Greer...

Song

Shakespeare and Music : The Arden Critical Companions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2006

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... of the play’s conclusion, Both T.W. Craik and David Crane, the most recent editors of the play for Oxford (1990) and Cambridge (1997) respectively, have little time for such readings. but the function of music in generating...

The Performance History

Doctor Faustus: A Critical Guide

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

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... history in David Bevington and Eric Rasmussen , eds, ‘ Doctor Faustus ’: A- and B-texts (1604, 1616)...

paper SERIES

Written by

David Yee

~playauthor~Written by~ David Yee

Playwrights Canada Press, 2012

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Acts: 6, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... in this series of six monologues that revolve around paper. From drama to comedy to crime-thriller, playwright David Yee brings us a variety of plots and characters in a series of imaginative, thought-provoking vignettes....

Daughters of the Revolution

Written by

David Edgar

~playauthor~Written by~ David Edgar

Nick Hern Books, 2004

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 9, Roles: Total (47), Female (19), Male (28), Unassigned (0)

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...David Edgar's Daughters of the Revolution is one part of a two-play cycle under the collective title Continental Divide, set against the background of a bitterly fought American governor’s election in an unspecified Pacific-coast state....

The Critical Backstory

The Alchemist : A Critical Reader

The Arden Shakespeare, 2013

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... Richard Hurd , Ars Poetica (1753–7) ; qtd in Craig (ed.), Critical Heritage, 441. David Erskine Baker, in 1764, hails The Alchemist, along with Volpone...

Relaxation, Release, Alignment

David Carey

David Carey is a resident voice and text director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has been a senior voice tutor at RADA and was previously Principal Lecturer of Voice Studies at Central School of Speech and Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rebecca Clark Carey

Rebecca Clark Carey is the head of voice and text at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She was a senior voice tutor at RADA and has extensive theatre experience as an actor and voice coach. Together, they are the authors of The Vocal Arts Workbook + Video (2008) and The Shakespeare Workbook and Video (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Vocal Arts Workbook and Video : A practical course for achieving clarity and expression with your voice

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2008

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... teach us not to swing our legs so freely. Being teased about being tall teaches us to slouch. Trying to see over crowds if we’re short teaches us to crane our necks. Fashion magazines teach us to hold in our stomachs and thrust our hips...