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

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Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408113457

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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

Contemporary Drama

Eleven Plays

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

Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: 9780024246202

Category: Drama

Page: 341

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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

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Author: Janet Coleman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226113456

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 347

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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

Coward The Playwright

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Author: John Lahr

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408177544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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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)

Masterpieces

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Author: Christopher Luscombe,Malcolm McKee,Noël Coward

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9780413755209

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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A selection of Noël Coward's most memorable lyrics, quotes, and play-scenes woven seamlessly together into a brillant review by Christopher Luscombe. A unique selection of Coward's most critically acclaimed scenes and lyrics gathered together for the first time. This text also contains the script of the review which premiered at the Yves Arnaud Theatre in November 2000. It includes all the best-loved lyrics from Mrs. Worthington to Stately Homes of England and I Travel Alone, along with scenes from Cavalcade, Private Lives, and Bitter Sweet.

Broadway Plays and Musicals

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

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Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786453095

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 644

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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.

Julius Caesar

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Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150098165

Category: Assassins

Page: 214

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Masters of modern drama

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Author: Haskell M. Block,Robert Gordon Shedd

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 1198

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

Hilfe, die Herdmanns kommen

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Author: Barbara Robinson

Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger

ISBN: 3960520395

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Das kann ja heiter werden! Im ganzen Viertel ist man sich einig: Die Kinder der Familie Herdmann sind die schlimmsten Kinder aller Zeiten. Sie lügen, klauen, rauchen Zigarren (auch die Mädchen), bringen die Nachbarn zur Verzweiflung und können ein Klassenzimmer mit Hilfe ihrer halbwilden Katze in Rekordzeit vollkommen leer fegen. Zu allem Überfluss haben sie es auch noch geschafft, alle Hauptrollen im weihnachtlichen Krippenspiel zu bekommen. Womöglich steht damit die schlimmste Aufführung aller Zeiten bevor. Der etwas andere Weihnachtsklassiker von Barbara Robinson, übersetzt von Erfolgsduo Paul und Nele Maar, mit neuen, ebenso pfiffigen wie farbigen Illustrationen von Anke Kuhl, die ihre ganz eigene Geschichte im Detail erzählen.

Cue

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

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Stage

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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