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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

Playtext

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...

Tartuffe, the Imposter

Written by

John Donnelly

and

Moliere

Adapted by

John Donnelly

From an original work by

Moliere

~playauthor~Written by~ John Donnelly , Moliere ~playauthor~Adapted by~ John Donnelly ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Moliere

Faber and Faber, 2019

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 1, Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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... he appears. John Donnelly's ferocious version of Molière's comic masterpiece looks at the lengths we go to find meaning - and what happens when we find chaos instead. Tartuffe, the Imposter opened at the National Theatre, London, in February 2019....

The Speculator

Translated by

John London

~playauthor~Written by~ David Greig , Lluïsa Cunillé , John London ~playauthor~Translated by~ John London

Methuen Drama, 1999

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 27, Roles: Total (19), Female (4), Male (14), Unassigned (1)

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... with love and chance, having an affair with his leading lady. And John Law, a Scot from Edinburgh, is the richest and most powerful man in the world: he’s persuaded everyone that pieces of paper are worth more than gold. France has given up...

The Threepenny Opera (Student Edition)

Translated by

John Willett

and

Ralph Manheim

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , John Willett , Ralph Manheim ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Willett , Ralph Manheim

Methuen Drama, 2005

Student Editions

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (14), Female (5), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...This student edition includes in-depth commentary, notes and questions for study to contextualise the work and allow students expand their understanding of Brecht's classic play. Brecht’s adaptation of John Gay’s...

The Threepenny Opera (Modern Classic)

Translated by

John Willett

and

Ralph Manheim

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , John Willett , Ralph Manheim ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Willett , Ralph Manheim

Methuen Drama, 1979

Modern Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (14), Female (5), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Brecht’s adaptation of John Gay’s eighteenth century The Beggar’s Opera anatomises bourgeois capitalist society with a sharp cocktail of comic satire, musical profanity and social criticism. First staged in 1928...

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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... Clifford is killed. Margaret and Prince Edward flee to France; Henry is captured and imprisoned in the Tower of London; Edward (York’s son) is made King. Both the Lancastrian Margaret and the Yorkist Warwick entreat...

Fringe and Alternative Theatre Companies, 1965–79

British Theatre Companies: 1965–1979 : Cast, The People Show, Portable Theatre, Pip Simmons Theatre Group, Welfare State International, 7:84 Theatre Companies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... Recreation Ground (16,500); The People Show (16,000); Triple Action (15,000); John Bull Puncture Repair Kit, London Theatre Group and Phantom Captain (13,000...

Historical, Political And Cultural Context

British Theatre Companies: 1965–1979 : Cast, The People Show, Portable Theatre, Pip Simmons Theatre Group, Welfare State International, 7:84 Theatre Companies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... the London Headquarters of EMI records. However, while John, Paul and George are already sporting the mop-cut hairstyle that would soon become iconic, Ringo – who had recently replaced Pete Best as drummer and was poached from another...

After Oklahoma! (post-1943): Broadway’s Golden Age

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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... Gladiola Girl,” a spoof of 1920s musicals. London in the 1940s Damaged by Nazi bombs during the war, London’s Drury Lane Theatre was barely repaired in time to house a production written and directed by Noel Coward and starring American...

The 1990s: “The American Dream”

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

Books

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... with postmistress Jodi Benson. Despite a Tony for Best Musical and a run of almost four years, it took a London production for investors to see a profit.Kander and Ebb’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman (1993, 922 performances) mixed the showbiz dazzle of Chita...