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    Seven Expressionist Plays

    By Oskar Kokoschka, Franz Kafka, Ernst Barlach, Georg Kaiser et al.

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    This volume contains even plays, written between 1906 and 1926, which demonstrate the basic forms, tenets and preoccupations of German Expressionist drama, which has been described as the forerunner of Absurdist theatre and is characterized by both visual and verbal violence. These plays, taken toge…

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    Racine and Shakespeare

    By Stendhal

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    This major critical work by the great French novelist reveals Stendhal’s decisive role in the literary renaissance called Romanticism. Written sixteen years before ‘The Charterhouse of Parma’, it marked the beginning of his illustrious career and established him at the forefront of the French Romant…

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    The Wallace

    By Sydney Goodsir Smith

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    The Wallace is a historical play dramatizing the life of one of Scotland’s greatest heroes, William Wallace, whose revolt against England in the early fourteenth century led to his capture and execution, but, also through the continuing and successful rebellion of his successor, Robert the Bruce, to…

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    The Two Friends

    By Alessandro Gallenzi and Peter Benson

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    A theatrical retelling of Gogol’s famous story of the two Ivans squabbling over a trifling insult, The Two Friends transposes the action to the village of Newington Green on the outskirts of London in the year 1722, when Daniel Defoe was a resident of the parish, the South Sea Bubble had recently bu…

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    Plays: Vol 2

    By Georg Kaiser

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    This second volume of plays by Georg Kaiser contains five plays ranging from his early work through the time of his prolific maturity in the 1920s to his last period as an exile in Switzerland, where he died in 1945. David and Goliath is set in Denmark and deals with the power of money over men. The…

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    Plays: Vol 1

    By Georg Kaiser

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    These five plays provide an excellent introduction to Kaiser’s vision of the regeneration of man, which he illustrated in his works by a total paring down of detail, penetrating to the core of the matter and revealing man’s true potential. In From Morning to Midnight the cashier, downtrodden victim…

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    The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs

    By Simone Benmussa

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    Set in a big Dublin hotel of the mid-nineteenth century, The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs is a total theatre creation. In it, we discover that Albert, the perfect waiter – who never drinks, smokes or flirts with the chambermaids – is in fact a woman who once dressed as a man to avoid poverty and is…

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    Four Plays

    By Copi

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    This collection brings together four of Copi’s best-known works for the stage: Eva Perón, The Homosexual, The Four Twinsand Loretta Strong. Set on the borderline between reality and delirium, and featuring such charismatic icons as Eva Perón and Greta Garbo, Copi’s plays are imbued with his trademar…

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