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100 Great Plays for Women

Foreword   Kate Mosse Introduction   Lucy Kerbel What You Will Find in this Book Criteria for Selecting Plays Variety 100 Great Plays for Women 10 Great Plays for One Woman Finally … Plays by title Plays by date of first performance

A Good Night Out

Foreword   Raymond Williams Preface Preface to Second Edition Behind the Clichés of Contemporary Theatre Towards a Working-Class Theatre Mediating Contemporary Reality Theatre Has Begun to Take Place Theatre as Political Forum The Challenge of Cinema and Television Appendix: 7:84 Theatre Company

His Dark Materials

Production Note Original Casts His Dark Materials Part One Part Two Afterword    Nicholas Wright

Mary Stuart

Introduction    Gaynor Macfarlane Eighteenth-Century German Drama and Sturm und Drang Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) Themes in Mary Stuart Schiller’s Dramatic Theory Performance History Mary Stuart

Prefaces to Shakespeare: King Lear

Shakespeare Alive!   Richard Eyre Introduction The Study and the Stage Shakespeare’s Stagecraft The Convention of Place The Speaking of the Verse The Boy-Actress The Soliloquy Costume The Integrity of the Text King Lear The Main Lines of Construction The Method of the Dialogue The Characters and Their Interplay Lear Goneril, Regan and Cordelia Kent The …

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Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies

Introduction   Mike Poulton Notes on Characters   Hilary Mantel Thomas Cromwell Elizabeth Cromwell Cardinal Archbishop Thomas Wolsey King Henry VIII Anne Boleyn Katherine of Aragon Princess Mary Stephen Gardiner William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer, Incoming Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas More Rafe Sadler Harry Percy Christophe Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk Charles Brandon, Duke of …

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Author’s Note   Lucy Kirkwood

The English Shakespeare Company: The story of ‘The Wars of the Roses’ 1986-1989

List of illustrations Introduction Part One Setting Up (September 1985-September 1986)   Michael Pennington The Henrys (January-November 1986)   Michael Bogdanov The First Tour (November 1986-March 1987)   Michael Pennington The Old Vic and Toronto (April-July 1987)   Michael Bogdanov and Michael Pennington Part Two The Wars of the Roses (July-December 1987)   Michael Bogdanov The Second Tour (January-March 1988)   …

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