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Antony and Cleopatra (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

John Wilders

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , John Wilders ~playauthor~Edited by~ John Wilders

The Arden Shakespeare, 1995

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 42, Roles: Total (38), Female (6), Male (32), Unassigned (0)

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... those who desired a neater retelling of the famous love story. John Dryden took it upon himself to rewrite the tragedy in his play All for Love, first performed in 1677: covering only the last day of the lives of Antony and Cleopatra, the play...

The Merchant of Venice (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

John Drakakis

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , John Drakakis ~playauthor~Edited by~ John Drakakis

The Arden Shakespeare, 2011

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (23), Female (3), Male (20), Unassigned (0)

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... characters (with the exception of Shylock) are resolved by the close of the play. The Arden Third Series edition of The Merchant of Venice is based on the first quarto text printed in 1600....

The Winter's Tale (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

John Pitcher

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , John Pitcher ~playauthor~Edited by~ John Pitcher

The Arden Shakespeare, 2010

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 15, Roles: Total (29), Female (5), Male (23), Unassigned (0)

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...Composed between 1609 and 1611, towards the end of Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale was recorded by Elizabethan playgoer and astrologer, Simon Forman, as having been performed at the Globe in 1611. The play is not seen in print...

King Henry VI Part 3 (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

John D. Cox

and

Eric Rasmussen

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , John D. Cox , Eric Rasmussen ~playauthor~Edited by~ John D. Cox , Eric Rasmussen

The Arden Shakespeare, 2001

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 28, Roles: Total (46), Female (3), Male (43), Unassigned (0)

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...King Henry VI Part 3 is effectively shaped from dense historical narratives, drawing out the complexities of morality and justice in the chaos of the Wars of the Roses. Criticism has examined integrity of characters, on feminist...

The Workhouse Donkey

Written by

John Arden

~playauthor~Written by~ John Arden

Methuen Drama, 2002

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (37), Female (11), Male (19), Unassigned (7)

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...Of The Workhouse Donkey Steve Nicholson writes: "Arden's text [is] a sprawling, Rabelaisian comedy about local town-hall corruption, [that] focuses on the downfall of 'the Napoleon of the North', Alderman Charlie Butterthwaite . . ....

The Happy Haven

Written by

John Arden

~playauthor~Written by~ John Arden

Methuen Drama, 1994

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... that they’d like their youth back. A farcical depiction of institutional life, The Happy Haven explores whether it really is better to be forever young or if wisdom does indeed come with age. John Arden’s first collaboration with his wife, Margaretta D’Arcy, The Happy Haven was produced at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 1960....

Madame Rubinstein  

Written by

John Misto

~playauthor~Written by~ John Misto

Methuen Drama, 2017

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Set against the glamorous skylines of 1950s Manhattan, world-leading cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein is locked in a power struggle with rivals Elizabeth Arden and Revlon. From humble beginnings...

Hospitality, Friendship and Republicanism in Timon of Athens

John Drakakis

John Drakakis is Professor of English Studies at the University of Stirling, UK. He is editor of Alternative Shakespeares, Shakespearean Tragedy, the Arden 3 edition of The Merchant of Venice, General Editor of Routledge's New Critical Idiom series, and joint editor and contributor to Gothic Shakespeares. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and Greece

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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... William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, ed. John Drakakis, Arden Shakespeare, Third Series (London: Bloomsbury, 2010), 3–4....

The case of Auden

John Willett

John Willett (1917–2002) was the greatest English language authority on Brecht the writer and man of the theatre. The foremost translator and editor of Brecht’s drama, poetry, letters, diaries, theatrical essays and fiction, Willett produced a dozen volumes for Methuen Drama on the greatest modern German writer. –This text refers to the Digital edition. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brecht in Context : Comparative Approaches

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1998

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... sure who Stern was, though I seemed to recall a story by him appearing in the late 1930s in John Lehmann’s New Writing, which had also printed a poem and a short scene by Brecht. But I had seen various parallels between Auden and Brecht –...

Rodgers and Hammerstein, a New Beginning (1940–60): “They Couldn’t Pick a Better Time”

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... three Southampton housewives (Vivian Vance, Edith Meiser, and Eve Arden) who get even with their philandering husbands by setting out to seduce three inductees from the local army base. Brooklyn-born comedian Danny Kaye (1913–87) scored...