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Confusions

Edited by

Russell Whiteley

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Ayckbourn , Russell Whiteley ~playauthor~Edited by~ Russell Whiteley

Methuen Drama, 2007

Student Editions

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Acts: 5, Roles: Total (20), Female (9), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...This series of Alan Ayckbourn's plays, for four-to-five actors, typifies his particular brand of black comedy on human behaviour. The plays are alternately naturalistic, stylised and farcical, but underlying each is the echoing problem...

Serjeant Musgrave's Dance

Written by

John Arden

and

Glenda Leeming

Edited by

Glenda Leeming

~playauthor~Written by~ John Arden , Glenda Leeming ~playauthor~Edited by~ Glenda Leeming

Methuen Drama, 1982

Student Editions

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (15), Female (2), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance is an ‘unhistorical parable’, a fabular interrogation of the ethics and consequences of war loosely set in the late 19th century. Serjeant Musgrave and three other deserters return the body...

Top Girls

Edited by

Bill Naismith

and

Nick Worrall

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill , Bill Naismith , Nick Worrall ~playauthor~Edited by~ Bill Naismith , Nick Worrall

Methuen Drama, 2008

Student Editions

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (16), Female (16), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Set in the early Thatcher years, Top Girls is a seminal play of the modern theatre, revealing a world of women's experience at a pivotal moment in British history. The play opens with an anachronistic dinner party hosted...

Lear

Written by

Edward Bond

and

Patricia Hern

Edited by

Patricia Hern

~playauthor~Written by~ Edward Bond , Patricia Hern ~playauthor~Edited by~ Patricia Hern

Methuen Drama, 1983

Student Editions

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (53), Female (5), Male (48), Unassigned (0)

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...Edward Bond recasts the story of King Lear into a fundamentally political epic, which reveals the violence endemic in all unjust societies. He exposes corrupted innocence as the core of social morality, and this false morality as a source...

Educating Rita (Student Edition)

Written by

Willy Russell

and

Steve Lewis

Edited by

Steve Lewis

~playauthor~Written by~ Willy Russell , Steve Lewis ~playauthor~Edited by~ Steve Lewis

Methuen Drama, 2007

Student Editions

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...This Student Edition of Educating Rita provides a wealth of scholarly information, annotation and background to aid the study of Russell's much-loved play. Educating Rita is a play for two actors...

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

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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...

Copenhagen

Written by

Michael Frayn

and

Robert Butler

Edited by

Robert Butler

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Frayn , Robert Butler ~playauthor~Edited by~ Robert Butler

Methuen Drama, 2003

Student Editions

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

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...In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a strange trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. They were old friends and close colleagues, and they had revolutionised atomic physics in the 1920s with their work...

Elektra

Written by

Euripides

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Euripides , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2004

Student Editions

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Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Elektra is a story of revenge, of children on their mother, and the grief and fury of a woman when her filial duties are split down the middle. When the victorious King Agamemnon returns from Troy, carting his new mistress...

A Doll’s House (Student Edition)

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 2008

Student Editions

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (1)

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...This Student Edition of A Doll's House provides a wealth of scholarly information, annotation and background to aid the study of Ibsen's seminal play. The slamming of the front door at the end of Ibsen’s electrifying play...

Our Country's Good

Edited by

Bill Naismith

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker , Bill Naismith ~playauthor~Edited by~ Bill Naismith

Methuen Drama, 1995

Student Editions

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 22, Roles: Total (22), Female (5), Male (17), Unassigned (0)

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...In Australia, 1788, a young lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country – with only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts and a leading lady who is about to be hanged. When...