Tonight at 8.30

Hands Across the Sea; Still Life; Fumed Oak; Ways and Means; The Astonished Heart; Red Peppers; We W


Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408113457

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 8400

A collection of Coward's ambitious series of ten one-act plays - a sparkling, fast paced and remarkably varied selection of theatrical gems.

Ways and Means


Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573625770

Category: Drama

Page: 39

View: 5283

Comedy Chararcters: 5 male, 4 female Interior set One of the "Tonight at 8:30" series produced in London and New York. In a bedroom in Mrs. Lloyd Ransome's fabulous villa on the Cote d'Azur are heiress Stella Cartwright and her husband, a gambler. They are plagued by debts and their prolonged stay at the villa is becoming embarrassing when a scandalous chauffeur attempts to rob them and ends up saving their honor.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition)


Author: J.K. Rowling,John Tiffany,Jack Thorne

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781107041

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 6565

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play received its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Contemporary Drama

Eleven Plays


Author: Bradlee E. Watson,Ernest Bradlee Watson,Benfield Pressey

Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: 9780024246202

Category: Drama

Page: 341

View: 800

A collection of 11 modern Western plays including Pygmalion, Antigone, The Madwoman of Chaillot, and Death of a Salesman

The Compass

The Improvisational Theatre that Revolutionized American Comedy


Author: Janet Coleman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226113456

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 347

View: 4545

Janet Coleman brilliantly recreates the time, the place, the personalities, and the neurotic magic whereby the Compass made theater history in America. The Compass began in a storefront theater near the University of Chicago campus in the summer of 1955 and lasted only a few years before its players—including David Shepherd, Paul Sills, Elaine May, Mike Nichols, Barbara Harris, and Shelley Berman—moved on. Out of this group was born a new form: improvisational theater and a radically new kind of comedian. "They did not plan to be funny or to change the course of comedy," writes Coleman. "But that is what happened." "For anyone who is interested in theatre, underground theatre, improvisational theatre, and the sheer madness of trying something new with a repertory group, The Compass will prove a welcome history with fascinating details."—Norman Mailer "Janet Coleman has done a spectacular job of capturing the history, the almost alarmingly diverse cultural influences, and the extraordinary people who made up the Compass."—Neal Weaver, Los Angeles Village View "Engrossing. . . . An open window on a part of the theater that should be known."—Arthur Miller "A valuable chronicle of an important chapter in the history of comedy and theater."—William Wolf, New York Observer "The eruptive, disruptive talents who made the theater memorable are the same ones who make The Compass a good read."—Jay Cocks, Time "A moving, inspirational, anecdote-studded feast."—Publishers Weekly

Something Wonderful Right Away


Author: Jeffrey Sweet

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0879100737

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 383

View: 4627

A brief description of the history and goals of two improvizational comedy groups, the Compass and Second City, accompanies interviews with past members from Mike Nichols to Gilda Radner

The Mousetrap

A Play in Two Acts


Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573619236

Category: Drama

Page: 70

View: 7190

Melodrama / 5m, 3f / Int. The author comes forth with another hit about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions that are in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, than the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Critical Edition


Author: Eugene O'Neill

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300190182

Category: Drama

Page: 224

View: 6029

divEugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play Long Day’s Journey into Night is regarded as his masterpiece and a classic of American drama. With this new edition, at last it has the critical edition that it deserves. William Davies King provides students and theater artists with an invaluable guide to the text, including an essay on historical and critical perspectives; glosses of literary allusions and quotations; notes on the performance history; an annotated bibliography; and illustrations. "This is a worthy new edition, one that I'm sure will appeal to many students and teachers. William Davies King provides a thoughtful introduction to Long Day's Journey into Night—equally sensitive to the most particular and most encompassing of the play's materials."—Marc Robinson/DIV

The Letters of Noel Coward


Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307537420

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 800

View: 3061

Lavishly illustrated and annotated, this first and definitive collection of letters to and from Coward provides a divine portrait of an age, from the Blitz to the Ritz and beyond. The incomparable Noël Coward loved to correspond with friends, enemies, the famous and infamous, the talented and the powerful, including Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo, Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Lawrence of Arabia, Somerset Maugham, and many more. Granted unlimited access to the Coward archive, Barry Day presents many never-published letters and has unearthed new, startling evidence of Coward's wartime work as a spy. Along with 191 rare photographs, these letters bring to life the people and events that shaped the twentieth century—and a remarkable man who made his own indelible mark at the heart of it. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical


Author: Jonathan Larson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557837370

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 141

View: 4534

(Applause Libretto Library). Finally, an authorized libretto to this modern day classic! Rent won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for Jonathan Larson. The story of Mark, Roger, Maureen, Tom Collins, Angel, Mimi, JoAnne, and their friends on the Lower East Side of New York City will live on, along with the affirmation that there is "no day but today." Includes 16 color photographs of productions of Rent from around the world, plus an introduction ("Rent Is Real") by Victoria Leacock Hoffman.

Broadway Plays and Musicals

Descriptions and Essential Facts of More Than 14,000 Shows through 2007


Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786453095

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 644

View: 2501

New York City’s Broadway district is by far the most prestigious and lucrative venue for American performers, playwrights, entertainers and technicians. While there are many reference works and critical studies of selected Broadway plays or musicals and even more works about the highlights of the American theater, this is the first single-volume book to cover all of the activities on Broadway between 1919 and 2007. More than 14,000 productions are briefly described, including hundreds of plays, musicals, revivals, and specialty programs. Entries include famous and forgotten works, designed to give a complete picture of Broadway’s history and development, its evolution since the early twentieth century, and its rise to unparalleled prominence in the world of American theater. The productions are identified in terms of plot, cast, personnel, critical reaction, and significance in the history of New York theater and culture. In addition to a chronological list of all Broadway productions between 1919 and 2007, the book also includes approximately 600 important productions performed on Broadway before 1919.

Coward The Playwright


Author: John Lahr

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408177544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9250

A reissue in hardback of critic John Lahr's famous 1982 study of Noël Coward's plays "Noël Coward," said Terence Rattigan, "is simply a phenomenon, and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history." A phenomenon he certainly was, and it is part of John Lahr's purpose in this book to show how that phenomenon called "Noël Coward" was largely Coward's own careful creation. Lahr's penetrating critical study of Coward's drama investigates all the major and minor plays of "The Master". Private Lives, Design for Living and Hay Fever make a fascinating group of "Comedies of Bad Manners". Blithe Spirit and Relative Values raise the "Ghost in the Fun Machine". Lahr then goes on to explore the "politics of charm" oozing through The Vortex, Easy Virtue and Present Laughter. In all Coward's plays Lahr uncovers a coherent philosophy in which charm is both the subject of Coward's comedies and the trap which made his very public life a perpetual performance. "A smashing, thoughtful and very good guide to Coward's plays" (Sheridan Morley)

Masters of modern drama


Author: Haskell M. Block,Robert Gordon Shedd

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College


Category: Drama

Page: 1198

View: 4232

This anthology of 45 plays begins with Ibsen and ends with the 1950s.

The Book of Mormon

Another Testament of Jesus Christ


Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Harmony Books

ISBN: 9780385513166

Category: Religion

Page: 586

View: 557

The first authorized trade edition of the sacred Mormon scripture, first published in 1830, includes the complete text of this gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 100,000 first printing.