Among the most popular of Shakespeare's comedies, this enchanting play humorously celebrates the vagaries of love as it focuses upon the intertwined romances of several pairs of lovers. Explanatory footnotes.
The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, "Twelve Angry Men" holds at its core a deeply patriotic belief in the U.S. legal system. The story's focal point, known only as Juror Eight, is at first the sole holdout in an 11-1 guilty vote. Eight sets his sights not on proving the other jurors wrong but rather on getting them to look at the situation in a clear-eyed way not affected by their personal biases. Rose deliberately and carefully peels away the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture of America, at its best and worst, to form.
Incorporating definitive text and cutting-edge notes from "William Shakespeare: Complete Works"--the first authoritative, modernized edition of Shakespeare's First Folio in more than 300 years--this remarkable series of individual plays from the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company is edited by two brilliant, younger generation Shakespeare scholars. Combining Jonathan Bate's insightful critical analysis with Eric Rasmussen's renowned textual expertise, these stunning paperbacks set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the 21st century. Each edition includes a new section that explores the play's theatrical history and features interviews with today's leading directors and theatrical professionals.
This new version will open at The Albery Theatre (an Almeida Theatre production) will open October 1998, with Diana Rigg and Toby Stephens.
Stella Kirby spent nine years running away; leaving home to find her freedom as an actress. Now she has decided that the only role left to play is the prodigal daughter returned, hoping to discover herself in the familiar surroundings of her childhood home.
A bittersweet play about the rich complexities of life, love and death.
The most durable of medieval morality plays, along with 3 other classics: "The Second Shepherd's Play, Noah's Flood" and "Hickscorner." All from standard texts.
Includes the first publication of "Sugar in the Morning, " performed in 1959 at the Royal Court Theatre.
About Mrs. Patrick Campbell, England's most celebrated and notorious actress.
These "87 Raps "are the key speeches from the ten plays that make up "The Warp," representing many different themes and styles, and helping to explain why "The Warp "is an enduring success. The author says "The Warp ""is a script aimed at encouraging intuitive souls to continuously embody The Fresh.
Hard-hitting new drama by acclaimed playwright about South Africa's past and present.
A vicious and unsparing look at the talent agencies that remake Hollywood stars. Cast of 3 women and 4 men.
From an urgent new black British writing talent.
Inspired by a true story, Florence Gibson MacDonald digs at the secrets that hide behind family bonds.