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The One Day of the Year [Play]

By: Alan Seymour

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 1982

Seller ID: 9780207133305

ISBN: 0207133301

Condition: New


Undoubtedly one of Australia's favourite plays, the One Day of the Year explores the universal theme of father-son conflict against the background of the beery haze and the heady, nostalgic sentimentality of Anzac Day. It is a play to make us question a standard institution - Anzac Day, the sacred cow among Australian annual celebrations - but it is the likeability and genuineness of the characters that give the play its memorable qualities: Alf, the nobody who becomes a somebody on this day of days; Mum, the anchor of the family; Hughie, their son, with all the uncertainties and rebelliousnes... View more info

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The Crucible [play]

By: Arthur Miller

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2000

Seller ID: 9780141182551

ISBN: 0141182555

Condition: New


The Crucible is a powerful indictment of McCarthyism and the 'frontier mentality' of Cold War America, published in Penguin Modern Classics.Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 - 'one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history' - and the American anti-communist purges led by Senator McCarthy in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and th... View more info

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The Crucible [play] [Methuen Student Editions]

By: Arthur Miller

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Methuen Drama: 2010

Edition: Methuen Students

Seller ID: 9781408108390

ISBN: 1408108399

Condition: New


In a small tight-knit community gossip and rumour spread like wildfire inflaming personal grievances until no-one is safe from accusation and vengeance. Seen as a chilling parallel to the McCarthyism and repressive culture of fear that gripped America in the 1950s, The Crucible's timeless appeal and universal themes remain as strong today as when the play opened on Broadway in 1953. This Student Edition features an extensive introduction by Susan Abbotson which includes a chronology of Miller's life and times, a summary of the plot, commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and ... View more info

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No Worries : Three Plays for Children - No Worries, The Small Poppies, Beauty and the Beast

By: David Holman

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Currency Press: 1989

Seller ID: 9780868191812

ISBN: 0868191817

Condition: New


Three vibrant and varied plays for children. No Worries shows a family forced to the city by drought. This story of displaced children coming to terms with a new life has moved audiences. The Small Poppies is a touching story about a traumatic experience many of us relate to: the first day of school. Beauty and the Beast is the classic fairytale placed in an Australian context—an outsider is brought back into the fold. View more info

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Dead White Males [play]

By: David Williamson

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Currency Press: 1995

Seller ID: 9780868194431

ISBN: 0868194433

Condition: New


Postmodernism verses liberal humanism—can an older male academic convert a young female student to a post-structural, post-patriarchal view of literature and seduce her at the same time? About the Author: DAVID WILLIAMSON’s first full-length play, The Coming of Stork, premiered at Melbourne's La Mama Theatre in 1970. He went on to pen over thirty plays and become Australia’s most successful playwright. His plays have been produced throughout Australia and internationally. A number of his stage works have been adapted for the screen, including The Removalists, Don’s Party, The Club, Tr... View more info

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A Doll's House and Other Plays: A Doll's House / The League of Youth / The Lady from the Sea

By: Henrik Ibsen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin Classics: 2008

Seller ID: 000580

ISBN: 0140441468

Condition: New


The three plays in this volume, each written a decade apart, demonstrate different sides of Henrik Ibsen's genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention. A Doll's House (1879) portrays a woman questioning her duty to her husband and seeking to escape the stifling confines of her marriage - a theme that shocked contemporary audiences and established Ibsen's name outside Scandinavia. In The League of Youth (1869), his first prose drama, Ibsen created a vivid comedy about a hypocritical politician, and in The Lady from the Sea (1888), he depicts a... View more info

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Hedda Gabler and Other Plays: The Pillars of the Community / The Wild Duck / Hedda Gabler

By: Henrik Ibsen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin Books Ltd: 2010

Seller ID: 000581

ISBN: 0141195215

Condition: New


IIn these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the problems of personal and social morality that he perceived in the world around him and, in particular, the complex nature of truth. The Pillars of the Community (1877) depicts a corrupt shipowner's struggle to hide the sins of his past at the expense of another man's reputation, while in The Wild Duck (1884) an idealist, believing he must tell the truth at any cost, destroys a family by exposing the lie behind his friend's marriage. And Hedda Gabler (1890) portrays an unhappily married woman who is unable to break free from... View more info

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The Sapphires : The Screenplay

By: Keith Thompson and Tony Briggs

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Phoenix Education: 2013

Seller ID: 9781921586712

ISBN: 1921586710

Condition: New


1968 was the year the planet went haywire. All around the globe, there were riots and revolution in the streets. There were hard drugs, soft drugs, free love and psychedelic music. There was the shock of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy's assassinations. And dominating every other news story...There was Vietnam. For four gorgeous young women from a remote Aboriginal mission, 1968 was the year that changed their lives forever. Sisters Gail, Julie and Cynthia, together with their cousin Kay, are discovered by Dave, a down-on-his-luck Irish musician with attitude, a taste for Irish Whisky and... View more info

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The Drover's Wife [play]

By: Leah Purcell

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Currency Press: 2017

Seller ID: 9781760620974

ISBN: 1760620971

Condition: New


Tarantino meets Deadwood in this full throttle drama of our colonial past, written by the indomitable Leah Purcell. Henry Lawson’s story of the drover’s wife pits the stoic silhouette of a woman against the unforgiving Australian landscape, staring down a serpent—it’s our frontier myth captured in a few pages. In Leah’s new play the old story gets a very fresh rewrite. Once again the drover’s wife is confronted by a threat in her yard in Australia’s high country, but now it’s a man. He’s bleeding, he’s got secrets, and he’s black. She knows there’s a fugitive wanted for... View more info

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Oxford Playscripts : My Swordhand is Singing

By: Marcus Sedgwick and Adrian Flynn

Price: $25.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2014

Seller ID: 9780198307808

ISBN: 0198307802

Condition: New


In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust and despite the inhospitability of the villagers settle there as woodcutters. Tomas digs a channel of fast-flowing waters around their hut so they have their own little island kingdom. Peter doesn't understand why his father has done this, nor why his father carries a long battered box everywhere they go, and why he is forbidden to know its contents. But when a band of gypsies comes to the village Peter's drab existence is turned upside down. He is infatuated by the beautiful gypsy princess, Sofia, intoxicate... View more info

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Ruby Moon [play]

By: Matt Cameron

Price: $23.95

Publisher: Australia, Currency Press: 2005

Seller ID: 9780868197746

ISBN: 0868197742

Condition: New


In Flaming Tree Grove, life appears to be picture perfect. Security and privacy are coveted and seclusion is its own reward. Until the day when little Ruby sets off to visit her grandmother at the end of the cul de sac and is never seen again. The neighbourhood fractures into grief and suspicion in the search for answers to a terrible deprivation. Then a parcel arrives on her parents' doorstep ... About the Author: Matt Cameron is a playwright, screenwriter and director based in Melbourne. He has won a number of awards, including the Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award, the ANPC/New Dramatists ... View more info

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Away [play]

By: Michael Gow

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Currency Press: 1986

Seller ID: 9780868192116

ISBN: 0868192112

Condition: New


‘Away was a revelation. For here was an Australian play set in the summer of 1967 68 that was truthful, fantastical, satirical and deeply touching. The characters were immediately recognisable and grounded in reality yet Gow’s quest opened up its claustrophobic, flawed, bittersweet domestic terrain to wider horizons enabling change and self awareness.’ — Bryce Hallett, Sydney Morning Herald One of the great Australian classics, Away opens with a school performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the timeless Shakespearean themes of suffering, regeneration and reconciliation persist... View more info

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The Laramie Project [Play] Acting Edition for Theater Productions

By: Moises Kaufman

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Dramatists Play Service: 2010

Seller ID: 9780822217800

ISBN: 0822217805

Condition: New


THE STORY: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial... View more info

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Twelve Angry Men : Samuel French Acting Edition

By: Reginald Rose

Price: $28.50

Publisher: UK, Samuel French: 1989

Edition: Acting Edition

Seller ID: 9780573040122

ISBN: 0573040125

Condition: New


A young delinquent is on trial for the murder of his aggressive father. The judge has directed the jury to find the boy guilty if there is no reasonable doubt. Eleven of the jurors declare there is no reasonable doubt, but one of them, while far from convinced of the boy's innocence, feels that some of the evidence against him has been ambiguous. At the end of a long afternoon he wins, all the others round to his view. View more info

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Twelve Angry Men [play][Methuen Student Editions]

By: Reginald Rose

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Methuen Drama: 2016

Edition: Student Edition

Seller ID: 9781474232326

ISBN: 1474232329

Condition: New


The Methuen Drama Student Edition of Twelve Angry Men is the first critical edition of Reginald Rose's play, providing the play text alongside commentary and notes geared towards student readers. In New York, 1954, a man is dead and the life of another is at stake. A 'guilty' verdict seems a foregone conclusion, but one member of the jury has the will to probe more deeply into the evidence and the courage to confront the ignorance and prejudice of some of his fellow jurors. The conflict that follows is fierce and passionate, cutting straight to the heart of the issues of civil liberties and s... View more info

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Box the Pony

By: Scott Rankin and Leah Purcell

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Hachette: 1999

Seller ID: 9780733610691

ISBN: 0733610692

Condition: New


The semi-autobiographical story of Leah Purcell - or her alter ego Stephanie - which traces the events of her life growing up on an impoverished Aboriginal mission in Queensland. Despite the poverty, violence, lack of education and opportunity, Stepanie is nurtured through the love of her family. View more info

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof [play]

By: Tennessee Williams

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2009

Seller ID: 9780141190280

ISBN: 0141190280

Condition: New


'One of the hottest, sultriest plays ever written' Guardian 'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday. His two sons have returned home for the occasion- Gooper, his wife and children, Brick, an ageing football hero who has turned to drink, and his feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of happy family life and Southern gentility gradually slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies, jealousy and suppressed sexuality threaten to reach boiling point. Made into a film starring Eliz... View more info

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [play][Methuen Student Editions]

By: Tennessee Williams

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Methuen Drama: 2010

Edition: Methuen Student Edition

Seller ID: 9781408114391

ISBN: 1408114399

Condition: New


In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a Southern family meet to celebrate 'Big Daddy' Pollit's birthday- Gooper with his wife and children, his brother Brick - an ageing, broken football star - and his wife Maggie. But as the party unfolds the facade of a happy family gathering is fractured by sexual frustration, repressed love, and greed in the light of their father's impending death. This Student Edition provides an extensive introduction and notes by Philip C. Kolin, a world authority on Williams. The introduction includes- a chronology of Williams' life and times; a summary of the plot, commentary... View more info

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Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams: The Glass Menagerie; A Streetcar Named Desire; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Sweet Bird of Youth

By: Tennessee Williams

Price: $33.95

Publisher: UK, Methuen Drama: 2014

Seller ID: 9781472521866

ISBN: 1472521862

Condition: New


A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams provides the essential guide to Williams' most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on four of Williams' plays- The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth. A consistent framework of analysis ensures that whether readers are wanting a summary of the play, a commentary on the themes or characters, or a discussion of the work in performance, they can readily find what they need to develop their understan... View more info

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 2007

Seller ID: 004394

ISBN: 1840225572

Condition: New


William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is acknowledged as the greatest dramatist of all time. He excels in plot, poetry and wit, and his talent encompasses the great tragedies of "Hamlet", "King Lear", "Othello", and "Macbeth" as well as the moving history plays and the comedies such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Taming of the Shrew" and "As You Like It" with their magical combination of humour, ribaldry and tenderness. This volume is a reprint of the Shakespeare Head Press edition, and it presents all the plays in chronological order in which they were written. It also includes Shakespeare's ... View more info