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Government Inspector  

Written by

Nikolai Gogol

and

David Harrower

Adapted by

David Harrower

~playauthor~Written by~ Nikolai Gogol , David Harrower ~playauthor~Adapted by~ David Harrower

Faber and Faber, 2011

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (20), Female (6), Male (10), Unassigned (4)

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... moral satire. David Harrower's version of Nikolai Gogol's Government Inspector premiered at the Warwick Arts Centre in May 2011 and transferred to Young Vic, London in June....

Julius Caesar (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

David Daniell

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , David Daniell ~playauthor~Edited by~ David Daniell

The Arden Shakespeare, 1998

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (40), Female (2), Male (38), Unassigned (0)

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...Shakespeare’s dramatization of the assassination of Julius Caesar sees rhetoric give way to cruelty, revenge and war. The tragedy is a complex treatment of the conspiracy, prompting discussions about power, tyranny, rivalry, gender...

Mother Courage and Her Children

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

David Hare

Translated by

David Hare

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , David Hare ~playauthor~Translated by~ David Hare

Methuen Drama, 1995

Modern Plays

Playtext

Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (34), Female (5), Male (29), Unassigned (0)

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...This version of Brecht's great anti-war play by playwright David Hare was premiered by the National Theatre, London, in November 1995. It adopts a freer approach to the text than many editions, adapting the original rather than offering...

The Bacchae

Written by

Euripides

and

David Greig

Translated by

David Greig

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , David Greig ~playauthor~Translated by~ David Greig

Faber and Faber, 2007

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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... god – returns home with his cult of female followers to exact his revenge, unleashing the full force of female sexuality on the city. David Greig's version of The Bacchae premiered at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2007 in a co-production between the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Scotland....

‘Unkind abuse’: The Legalization of Usury

David Hawkes

David Hawkes is Professor of English at Arizona State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and Economic Theory

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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... the things which of themselves satisfy no natural need, for example, money’. Thomas Aquinas, Summae Theologiae 1a2ae, 2, 1, vol.41, p. 33, in Wood (2002), 73. This was one of the logical reasons behind the ban on usury:...

‘Knaves of common hire’: Wage Labour, Slavery and Reification

David Hawkes

David Hawkes is Professor of English at Arizona State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and Economic Theory

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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... enterprises. Customary rights to graze animals, chop wood, or harvest nuts and berries were eroded or abolished, as the English environment was incrementally privatized. This was more than the commodification of ‘land’; it amounted...

Introducing the Playwrights

David Pattie

David Pattie is Professor of Drama at the University of Chester, UK. Series editors: Richard Boon, Emeritus Professor of Drama, the University of Hull, UK, and Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... to Vivienne Haigh-Wood; attracted by what then appeared to him as her frankness and impulsiveness, he married her in June 1915. Eliot’s family were shocked and upset – even more so when they discovered (as Eliot himself had) that Vivien had...

Playwrights and Plays

David Pattie

David Pattie is Professor of Drama at the University of Chester, UK. Series editors: Richard Boon, Emeritus Professor of Drama, the University of Hull, UK, and Philip Roberts, Emeritus Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: The 1950s

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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... T. S. Eliot , ‘The Possibility of a Poetic Drama’, in The Sacred Wood ( London : Methuen, 1967), p. 70....

‘Lear’s shadow’: Identity, Property and Possession

David Hawkes

David Hawkes is Professor of English at Arizona State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and Economic Theory

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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... 1525) . The Ploughman does not distinguish between theft ‘by vyolence’ and giving ‘for theyr landis money a porcyon’. Both are forms of ‘extorcyon’, and both are illegitimate. As Diana Wood...

Conclusion: Magic and Alienation

David Hawkes

David Hawkes is Professor of English at Arizona State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and Economic Theory

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

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... slavery and wage labour. We first encounter both Ariel and Caliban as they bemoan Prospero’s exploitation of their labour. ‘There’s wood enough within’ (1.2.315) are Caliban’s opening words, while Ariel first appears complaining ‘Is there more...