Little Boy Blue by Paul Reakes

By Paul Reakes

It’s the day of the grand fête in Merrydale, and Willard “Wiggles” Wigglesworth has

brought his scorching air balloon alongside to offer rides to the townsfolk. Johnnie Blue has fallen

in love with Susie Sidebottom, the Mayor’s daughter, but if the pair offend the

evil witch Halloweena she is decided to designated revenge. quickly Johnnie and Susie,

together with Wiggles and Bessie, Johnnie’s larger-than-life mom, nd themselves a

very good distance from home.

Little Boy Blue is a riotous pantomime showcasing Paul Reakes’s trademark winning

combination of laughter, thrills, magic, track and dance.

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In Arden: Editing Shakespeare - Essays In Honour of Richard by Gordon McMullan,Ann Thompson

By Gordon McMullan,Ann Thompson

a suite of recent and particularly commissioned essays by means of an eminent crew of Shakespeare students, targeting the actual concerns in relation to the enhancing of Shakespeare and different Renaissance texts. The modifying of dramatic and different literary texts has regularly been a major element of literary experiences. lately, modifying and the theoretical frameworks that underlie modifying practices became a full of life and arguable concentration of dialogue, sparked either by way of philosophical discussions on 'the demise of the writer' and by means of the technological demanding situations provided through the chances of digital texts. so much nationwide and foreign meetings on literature and drama comprise periods on textual reviews and modifying, and a few monographs tackle specific matters in relation to the modifying of Shakespeare and different Renaissance texts, yet this can be the 1st total survey of the present country of the sector. The essays were commissioned to honour Professor Richard Proudfoot, Senior normal Editor of the Arden Shakespeare, and an across the world regarded authority within the box of Shakespeare textual scholarship, who retired from King's collage London in 1999 after 35 years. this can be a well-planned, targeted and co-ordinated quantity makes an important contribution to Shakespeare reviews. The participants are an impressive and international staff of students, representing either conventional and modern viewpoints. They comprise a few Arden editors, prior and current, in addition to students who've edited texts for the most competitors.

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The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama (Oxford Handbooks of by Greg Walker,Thomas Betteridge

By Greg Walker,Thomas Betteridge

The Oxford guide to Tudor Drama is the authoritative secondary textual content on Tudor drama. It either integrates contemporary vital examine throughout diverse disciplines and classes and units a brand new schedule for the long run research of Tudor drama, wondering many of the significant assumptions of prior experiences. Balancing the pursuits and issues of students in theatre background, drama, and literary reviews, its scope displays the vast achieve of Tudor drama as a subject,inviting readers to work out the Tudor century as an entire, instead of made from synthetic and deceptive divisions among medieval and renaissance, non secular and secular, pre- and post-Shakespeare. The individuals, either the validated leaders of their fields and the brightest younger students, attend tothe contexts, highbrow, theatrical and ancient during which drama was once written, produced and staged during this interval, and ask us to contemplate afresh this most crucial and intricate of sessions in theatre background. The e-book is split into 4 sections: spiritual Drama; Interludes and Comedies, Entertainments, Masques, and Royal Entries; and Histories and political dramas.

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Reza de Wet: Two Plays: "A Worm in the Bud" , "Concealment" by Reza de Wet

By Reza de Wet

Set in England’s colonial outposts in South Africa throughout the nineteenth century, either one of the performs during this quantity function sisters compelled via a deeply conservative, patriarchal society to withstand the strong name in their brilliant atmosphere and to stifle the calls for in their personal wealthy, female sexuality.

In Concealment, Amy and her father commute to South Africa to retrieve her lately widowed sister, yet are disturbed to discover her untouched by way of grief, unwilling to come and drawn in its place to the wild, normal great thing about her moonlit backyard. In Fever, Emma corresponds with Katy again in England, who learns the total and negative quantity of her sister's craving and isolation while she discovers her hidden diary.

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English Tragedy before Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals): The by Wolfgang Clemen

By Wolfgang Clemen

First released in English in 1961, this reissue relates the issues of shape and elegance to the improvement of dramatic speech in pre-Shakespearean tragedy. The paintings deals confident criteria through which to evaluate the improvement of pre-Shakespearean drama and, through tracing convinced features in Elizabethan tragedy which have been to have a relating Shakespeare’s dramatic strategy, is helping to light up the rules on which Shakespeare equipped his dramatic oeuvre.

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Liz Lochhead Five Plays (NHB Modern Plays) by Liz Lochhead

By Liz Lochhead

Five performs from the the makar (national poet) of Scotland, one of many country's best-known (and best-loved) residing playwrights.

Liz Lochhead is the writer of many hugely artistic unique performs, diversifications and translations, all crafted together with her specified mix of the vividly colloquial and the energetically poetic. This quantity brings jointly 5 of her top unique performs ranging over 3 many years and several other, contrasting styles.

Her first play, Blood and Ice (1982), is ready the production of Frankenstein, and weaves a spider's net of connections among the literary monster and Mary Shelley's personal turbulent life.

The glossy vintage Mary Queen of Scots obtained Her Head Chopped Off (1987) retells the wide-spread story of enmity among Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, with Lochhead's personal model of ferocious iconoclasm and boundless wit.

Quelques Fleurs (1991) is a portrait of a wedding, either humorous and tragic, and instructed via interlaced monologues.

The final performs, Perfect Days (1998) and Good Things (2004), mark a woman's worry of turning, respectively, 40 and fifty. within the first, Barbs, 39, a star hairdresser, determines to do anything to drown out the ticking of her organic clock. within the moment, Susan, forty nine, units out to discover love the second one (or is it 3rd or fourth?) time round'

This wealthy choice of performs consists of a brand new and candid creation via the writer, particularly written for the volume.

'Funny, feisty, lady, packed with feeling' Liz Lochhead possesses the deeply Scottish characteristics of independence, inquisitiveness and inventiveness' Carol Ann Duffy

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Plays by August Strindberg: The Dream Play - The Link - The by August Strindberg

By August Strindberg

August Strindberg is taken into account the daddy of contemporary Swedish literature. listed here are accrued 3 of his best performs, written in the course of what he known as his 'Inferno period', a interval simply following a sequence of psychotic episodes, they're jam-packed with wild imagery, severe and strong characters and contact on realism and naturalism in a groundbreaking method for the time. the various earliest books, rather these courting again to the 1900s and earlier than, are actually super scarce and more and more dear. Hesperides Press are republishing those vintage works in reasonable, prime quality, glossy variants, utilizing the unique textual content and artwork.

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At Work in the Early Modern English Theater: Valuing Labor by Matthew Kendrick

By Matthew Kendrick

At paintings within the Early sleek English Theater: Valuing Labor explores the economics of the theater by means of reading how drama seeks to make experience of adjusting conceptions of work. With the expansion of trade and marketplace kin in 16th- and seventeenth-century England got here the corresponding degradation and exploitation of employees, lots of whom made their frustrations identified via petitions and pamphlets. Poverty affected all sectors of society in early smooth England and lots of workers, even London electorate from extra filthy rich trades, may perhaps count on to event classes of impoverishment. This workforce of precarious workers incorporated actors and playwrights, lots of whom had direct connections to London’s extra demonstrated trades and occupations.

Scholars have argued that dispossessed workers became to other kinds of work in lieu in their conventional livelihoods, together with brigandage, piracy, begging, and cozening. To this checklist of different groups and functions of work within the early sleek interval, Matthew Kendrick’s scholarship provides the London theaters. every one bankruptcy is guided via the significant premise that nervousness over the objectification and dispossession of work in its a variety of kinds is enacted on level, and that drama is helping to formulate, by way of benefit of the theater’s socioeconomic id, an rising laboring subjectivity engendered via the violent improvement of capitalism. because the nexus of a declining feudal social constitution and an rising capitalist regime of commodity construction, a situation during which dispossessed exertions intersected with traditions of expert exertions and the unwieldy consumerist energies of undefined, the gap of the theater was once uniquely positioned to channel and provides dramatic shape to the becoming antagonisms and tensions that formed exertions. The level deals an area during which to barter the price and which means of work in an more and more exploitative society.

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The Tragedy of Mariam (New Mermaids) by Elizabeth Cary,Karen Britland

By Elizabeth Cary,Karen Britland

The Tragedy of Mariam, the reasonable Queen of Jewry is a Jacobean closet drama by way of Elizabeth Tanfield Cary. First released in 1613, it was once the 1st paintings through a girl to be released lower than her actual identify. by no means played in the course of Cary's lifetime, and it sounds as if by no means meant for functionality, the Senecan revenge tragedy tells the tale of Mariam, the second one spouse of Herod. The play exposes and explores the topics of intercourse, divorce, betrayal, homicide, and Jewish society lower than Herod's tyrannous rule.

The wide-ranging creation discusses the play within the context of closet drama, girl dramatists and feminist feedback, delivering a terrific version for learn and educating. it is a significant version of an strange and provocative play no longer extensively to be had elsewhere.

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