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DRAMA & PERFORMANCE STUDIES NEW BOOKS CATALOGUE 2017-18


THE ARDEN SHAKESPEARE

Arden Performance Editions A new series from The Arden Shakespeare! Providing the trustworthy scholarship that Arden is known for, all of the major plays are now in a format designed for performance. Ideal for actors, directors, and students in the classroom or the rehearsal room. Oct 2017 Publishing 2018: Much Ado About Nothing 9781474272094 January 2018

Othello 9781474253888

9781474280143

9781474245197

9781474272346 May 2018

• Large format and font size for easy reading, with space to add notes • Facing-page notes with short definitions of words • Short introductions to each play covering metre, key performance moments and textual histories

Series Editors: Michael Dobson, The Shakespeare Institute, UK, Abigail Rokison-Woodall, The Shakespeare Institute, UK and Simon Russell Beale, distinguished actor.

All £6.99 / $9.95

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Contents Drama & Performance Studies Theatre Studies

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Performance Studies

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Performance Practice

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Theatre Makers........................................................ 11 Modern Drama – Modern Plays

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Modern Drama – Play Collections.............................. 21 Modern Drama – Student Guides............................... 23 Shakespeare & Early Modern Drama......................... 25 Major Reference Works............................................ 32 Representatives, Agents & Distributors..................... 34 Editorial Contacts.................................................... 35

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T H E AT R E S T U D I E S

Introduction to Arts Management

Musical Theatre

Jim Volz, California State University, Fullerton, USA

A History

Adapted by adaptor

This volume offers a unique, dynamic and savvy guide to managing a performing or visual arts organization, be that an arts center theatre, museum, art gallery, symphony orchestra, or other arts company. For those training to enter the industry, workers in arts administration, or those seeking to set up their own company, the wealth of expert guidance and direct, accessible style of this authoritative manual will prove indispensable. Gathering best practices in strategic planning, marketing, fundraising and finance for the arts, the author shares practical, proven processes and valuable tools from his work with over 100 arts companies. UK September 2017 • US November 2017 • 296 pages PB 9781474239783 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474239790 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474239806 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474239813 Series: Introductions to Theatre • Methuen Drama

Scenography Expanded An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design Edited by Joslin McKinney, University of Leeds, UK & Scott Palmer, University of Leeds, UK Adapted by adaptor

Scenography Expanded is a foundational text offering readers a thorough introduction to contemporary performance design, both in and beyond the theatre. It examines the potential of the visual, spatial, material and environmental in performance to shape performative encounters and to offer a site for imaginative exchange. The international range of contributors and case studies provide clear perspectives on why scenographic design has become a central consideration for performance makers today. Across its three sections - Space, Site and Spectatorship - the volume provides examples and case-studies which analyse the various ways in which it is used in global cultural contexts. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 240 pages • 34 colour and 4 bw illus PB 9781474244398 • £22.99 / $31.95 • HB 9781474244381 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781474244404 • £22.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781474244411 Series: Performance and Design • Methuen Drama

Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience Edited by Clelia Falletti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Gabriele Sofia, Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3, France & Victor Jacono, Independent scholar and practitioner Adapted by adaptor

This is the first volume to provide a detailed introduction to some of the main areas of research and practice in the interdisciplinary field of art and neuroscience. With contributions from neuroscientists, theatre scholars and artists from seven countries, it offers a rich and rigorous array of perspectives as a springboard to further exploration. While illustrating the remarkable growth of interest in the performing arts for cognitive neuroscience, this volume also reveals the extraordinary richness of exchange and debate born out of different approaches to the topics. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 280 pages PB 9781350035591 • £27.99 / $37.95 Previously published in HB 9781472584786 Individual eBook 9781472584793 • £27.99 / $29.99 Library eBook 9781472584809 Series: Performance and Science: Interdisciplinary Dialogues • Methuen Drama

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John Kenrick, Steinhardt School, New York University, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Kenrick demonstrates his considerable knowledge in this enjoyable, well-written volume ... Specific examples about particular performers and shows enliven the text ... In place of references, the author lists titles cited in a useful annotated bibliography. Summing Up: Recommended. Upperdivision undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers." Choice New to the second edition are a new foreword by Oscar Hammerstein III; a 28-chapter format mapping to the typical 14 week, 28 session academic course; and listening and reading lists for every chapter. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 352 pages • 24 bw illus PB 9781474267007 • £18.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781474266994 • £60.00 / $82.00 Individual eBook 9781474267014 • £18.99 / $20.99 Library eBook 9781474267021 Methuen Drama

Disobedient Theatre Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play Chris Johnston, Artist, UK Adapted by adaptor

"Following the seismic events of recent years we have possibly never had a greater need for disobedience, and this book is a timely and invaluable overview of the vital role that critical and creative thinking can play in both imagining and shaping new worlds." Lois Keidan, Live Art Development Agency, London, UK Theatre is at its best when it is disobedient. Drawing from both practice and theory, and conversations with recognized practitioners from across the UK, this book provides answers and makes an impassioned call for artists to reimagine, question and disrupt. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 264 pages PB 9781350014541 • £18.99 / $25.95 • HB 9781350014534 • £60.00 / $82.00 Individual eBook 9781350014527 • £18.99 / $20.99 Library eBook 9781350014558 Series: Performance Books • Methuen Drama

The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen Critical Approaches from 'Snow White' to 'Frozen' Edited by George Rodosthenous, University of Leeds, UK Adapted by adaptor

The first critical treatment of the corporation's hugely successful musicals both on screen and on the stage. Covering early 20th century works such as Alice’s Egg Plant (1914) and all the major musicals from the first full-length feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), to The Lion King - Broadway's highest grossing production in history, and Frozen (2013), this edited collection offers a diverse range of theoretical engagements that will appeal to readers of film and media studies, musical theatre, cultural studies, and theatre and performance. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 272 pages PB 9781474234160 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781474234177 • £80.00 / $108.00 Individual eBook 9781474234184 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781474234191 Methuen Drama

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Series Editors: Mark Taylor-Batty, Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds, UK and Enoch Brater, The University of Michigan, USA Methuen Drama Engage offers original reflections about key practitioners, movements and genres in the fields of modern theatre and performance. Each volume seeks to challenge mainstream critical thought through the introduction of original and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain

Performing Architectures

Staging Crisis

Edited by Andrew Filmer, Aberystwyth University, UK & Juliet Rufford, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Vicky Angelaki, University of Birmingham, UK Adapted by adaptor

"In so far as theatre holds up the mirror to our society, this detailed examination of plays from writers concerned with the current crises of individual alienation ... makes the book a timely exercise." Morning Star Built around a series of case-studies of seminal contemporary plays exploring issues of social and political crisis, the volume is augmented by interviews with UK and international directors, artistic directors and playwrights. Angelaki analyses international productions by writers including Caryl Churchill, Mike Bartlett, Dennis Kelly, Simon Stephens, Martin Crimp, debbie tucker green, Duncan Macmillan, Nick Payne and Lucy Prebble. UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 280 pages PB 9781474213165 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474213172 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474213189 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474213196 Series: Methuen Drama Engage • Methuen Drama

Watching War on the TwentyFirst Century Stage Spectacles of Conflict Clare Finburgh, University of Kent, UK Adapted by adaptor

Projects, Practices, Pedagogies

T H E AT R E S T U D I E S

Methuen Drama Engage

Adapted by adaptor

The volume offers a coherent introduction to the fields of performance and contemporary architecture, exploring the significance of architecture for performance theory and theatre and performance practice. It maps the diverse relations that exist between these disciplines and demonstrates how their aims, concerns and practices overlap through shared interests in space, action and event. Through a wide range of international examples and contributions from scholars and practitioners, it offers readers an analytical survey of current practices and equips them with the tools for analyzing sitespecific and immersive theatre and performance. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 240 pages • 20 bw illus HB 9781474247986 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474247993 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474248006 Series: Methuen Drama Engage • Methuen Drama

Christoph Schlingensief Staging Chaos, Performing Politics and Theatrical Phantasmagoria Anna Teresa Scheer, University of New England, NSW, Australia Adapted by adaptor

This volume is the first publication to examine how theatre in the UK has staged, debated and challenged the ways in which spectacle is habitually weaponized in times of war. Clare Finburgh’s interdisciplinary interrogation provides a richly provocative account of the structuring role that spectacle plays in warfare, engaging with the works of philosopher Guy Debord, cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard, visual studies specialist Marie-José Mondzain and performance scholar Hans-Thies Lehmann. She offers coherence to an expanding field of theatrical war representation by analysing a spectrum of works as diverse as expressionist drama, documentary theatre, comedy, musical satire and dance theatre. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 376 pages • 15 bw illus HB 9781472598660 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781472598677 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781472598684 Series: Methuen Drama Engage • Methuen Drama

This is the first book to focus specifically on the late German artist Christoph Schlingensief’s theatre work, which subversively merges art, politics and everyday life to imbue his productions both inside and outside the theatre with a re-energized concept of the political in art. The book proposes the pluralistic concept of the phantasmagoria as a means to decoding Schlingensief’s unique theatrical vision and examines how it achieves its political radicality, yet retains a critical ambivalence in regard to an explicitly political intention. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 288 pages HB 9781350001053 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781350001060 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781350001077 Series: Methuen Drama Engage • Methuen Drama

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Staging Beckett in Great Britain Edited by David Tucker, University of Chester, UK & Trish McTighe, University of Birmingham, UK Adapted by adaptor

Uniquely placing performance history at the centre of its analysis, this volume examines Samuel Beckett’s drama as it has been staged in Great Britain, bringing to light a wide range of untold histories and in turn illuminating six decades of drama in Britain. Ranging from studies of the first English tour of Waiting for Godot in 1955 to Talawa’s 2012 all-black co-production of the same play, it excavates a host of archival resources in order to historicize how Beckett’s drama has interacted with specific theatres, directors and theatre cultures in the UK. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 288 pages PB 9781474240161 • £27.99 / $37.95 Previously published in HB 9781474240178 Individual eBook 9781474240185 • £27.99 / $29.99 Library eBook 9781474240192 Methuen Drama

Beckett's Creatures

Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland Edited by Trish McTighe, University of Birmingham, UK & David Tucker, University of Chester, UK Adapted by adaptor

Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials and re-examining familiar narratives, this volume traces the history of Beckett’s drama at Dublin’s Abbey and Gate Theatres as well as bringing to light littleknown productions such as those performed in the Irish language, Druid Theatre Company’s productions, and those of Dublin’s Focus Theatre. Leading scholars in Beckett studies and in Irish drama, including Anna McMullan and Anthony Roche, and renowned dramatic interpreters of Beckett’s work such as Barry McGovern, explore Beckett’s drama within the context of Irish creative theatrical practice and heritage, and point towards the legacies that follow in its wake. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 288 pages PB 9781474240543 • £27.99 / $37.95 Previously published in HB 9781474240550 Individual eBook 9781474240567 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474240574 Methuen Drama

Art of Failure after the Holocaust Joseph Anderton, University of Nottingham, UK Adapted by adaptor

In the shadow of the Holocaust, Samuel Beckett captures humanity in ruins through his debased beings and a decomposing mode of writing that strives to 'fail better'. But what might it mean to be a 'creature' or 'creaturely' in Beckett's world? In the first full-length study of the concept of the creature in Beckett's prose and drama, this book traces the suspended lives and melancholic existences of Beckett's ignorant and impotent creatures to assess the extent to which political value marks the divide between human and inhuman. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 264 pages PB 9781350054431 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474234535 Individual eBook 9781474234542 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781474234559 Methuen Drama

Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama Edited by David Palmer, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, USA Adapted by adaptor

For students of American literature and theatre studies, the assembled essays in this volume offer a clear framework for exploring the work of many of the most studied and performed playwrights of the modern era. Following a contextual introduction that offers a survey of conceptions of tragedy, scholars examine the dramatic work of major playwrights in chronological succession, beginning with Eugene O'Neill and ending with Suzan-Lori Parks. A final chapter provides a study of American drama since 1990 and its ongoing engagement with concepts of tragedy. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 288 pages PB 9781474276931 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474276924 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474276948 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474276962 Methuen Drama

The Late Work of Sam Shepard Shannon Blake Skelton, Kansas State University, USA Adapted by adaptor

Hailed by critics during the 1980s as the decade’s 'Great American Playwright', Sam Shepard continued in later years to produce work in a wide array of media including short prose, films, plays, performances and screenplays. This is the first volume to consider Shepard's later work and career in detail. It ranges across all his work produced since the late 1980s, beginning with his directorial debut Far North, taking in stage plays including States of Shock, The God of Hell and Kicking a Dead Horse, as well as analysing his work in films, including Hamlet, Black Hawk Down, and Brothers. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 272 pages PB 9781350035607 • £27.99 / $37.95 Previously published in HB 9781474234726 Individual eBook 9781474234733 • £27.99 / $29.99 Library eBook 9781474234740 Methuen Drama

Gao Xingjian’s Post-Exile Plays Transnationalism and Postdramatic Theatre Mary Mazzilli, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Adapted by adaptor

"The mere publication of [Mazzilli's] book serves as an important step in bringing Gao to a wider audience ... [and] has created a new lens through which to consider dramaturgy and expanded the larger academic conversations surrounding the postdramatic." Modern Chinese Literature and Culture In this study of his post-exile plays, Mary Mazzilli explores Gao's plays as examples of postdramatic transnationalism: a transnational artistic trend that is fluid, flexible and full of variety of styles and influences. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 272 pages PB 9781350036130 • £26.99 / $36.95 Previously published in HB 9781472591609 Individual eBook 9781472591616 • £26.99 / $28.99 Library eBook 9781472591623 Methuen Drama

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Series Editors: Michael Balfour, Griffith University, Australia and Sheila Preston, University of East London, UK The Applied Theatre series brings together leading international scholars that engage with and advance the field. Volumes offer a theoretical framework and introductory survey of the field addressed, combined with a range of case studies illustrating and critically engaging with practice.

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing Sheila McCormick, University of Salford, UK Adapted by adaptor

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing examines the complex social, political and cultural needs of older adults and asks how contemporary applied theatre responds to those needs. This publication allows an examination of innovative national and international practice in applied theatre that responds to the needs of older adults to encourage outcomes such as wellbeing and social inclusion. The volume also questions how we, as a society, wish to respond to the complex needs of older adults and the process of ageing and how applied theatre practices can help us do so in a way that is both positive and inclusive. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 272 pages • 6 bw illus HB 9781474233835 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474233842 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474233859 Series: Applied Theatre • Methuen Drama

The Model as Performance Staging Space in Theatre and Architecture Thea Brejzek, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia & Lawrence Wallen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Adapted by adaptor

The Model as Performance investigates the history and development of the scale model from the Renaissance to the present from a scenographic perspective and a performative paradigm that explores what the model can do and how it is used in theatre and architecture. It provides a comprehensive historical context and theoretical framework for theatre scholars, scenographers, artists and architects interested in the model’s reality-producing capacity and its recent emergence in contemporary art practice and exhibition. For the undergraduate student, it provides a historical survey of the model, and to the postgraduate student, it opens up a new methodological approach.

T H E AT R E S T U D I E S

Applied Theatre

UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 192 pages • 30 bw illus HB 9781474271387 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474271394 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474271400 Series: Performance and Design • Methuen Drama

In Place of a Show What Happens Inside Theatres When Nothing Is Happening Augusto Corrieri, Independent scholar Adapted by adaptor

Applied Practice Evidence and Impact in Theatre, Music and Art Edited by Nick Rowe, York St John University, UK & Matthew Reason, York St John University, UK Adapted by adaptor

Engaging with a diversity of contexts, locations and arts forms – including theatre, music and fine art – this collection brings together theoretical, political and practice-based perspectives on the question of ‘evidence’ in relation to arts practice in social context. Chapters critically interrogate the potential of approaches ranging from narrative case studies to randomized control trials and ethnographic performance. Case studies include, among others, singing in prisons, music and mental health and community theatre in South Africa. The collection asks us to consider evidence both in terms of methodology and the ideological, political and pragmatic implications of that methodology. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 328 pages • 4 bw illus HB 9781474283830 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474283847 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474283854 Series: Applied Theatre • Methuen Drama

"The student of theatre can certainly find a good deal of objective and often surprising information about the subjects of the study here, but the real delight of the book is in how the author uses the story of the theatres ... an almost musical flow of discourse." Studies in Theatre and Performance This volume is a compelling account of Western theatre buildings in the 21st century: theatres stripped of their primary purpose, lying empty, preserved as museums, or demolished. Playfully combining first-person narratives, scholarly research and visual documents, Augusto Corrieri explores the material and imaginative potentials of these places. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 208 pages • 30 bw illus PB 9781350054448 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474256728 Individual eBook 9781474256735 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781474256742 Methuen Drama

New Playwriting at Shakespeare’s Globe Vera Cantoni, University of Pavia, Italy Adapted by adaptor

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is recognised worldwide as both a monument to and significant producer of the dramatic art of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. But it has established a reputation too for commissioning innovative and distinctive new plays that respond to the unique characteristics and identity of the theatre. This is the first book to focus on the new drama commissioned and produced at the Globe, to analyse how the specific qualities of the venue have shaped those works and to assess the influences of both past and present in the work staged. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 256 pages HB 9781474298247 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474298254 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474298261 Methuen Drama

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Critical Companions Series Editors: Patrick Lonergan, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland and Kevin J. Wetmore, Loyola Marymount University, USA Ranging across the 20th and 21st centuries, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama's Critical Companions series covers playwrights, theatre makers, movements and periods of international theatre and performance. Drawing on original research each volume provides a critical survey and analysis of a body of work by one author, giving attention to both text and performance.

The Theatre of Tom Murphy

The Theatre of August Wilson

Playwright Adventurer

Alan Nadel, University of Kentucky, USA Adapted by adaptor

Nicholas Grene, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland Adapted by adaptor

Tom Murphy's powerful and searchingly honest engagement with Irish history and society is reflected in the violentWhistle in the Dark, the epic Famine (1968), the often hilarious Conversations on a Homecoming (1985) and the darkly Chekhovian The House (2000). Folklore and myth figure more prominently in the spiritual drama of The Sanctuary Lamp (1975), the Faustian Gigli Concert (1983) and the women’s stories of Bailegangaire(1985). The range and reach of Murphy’s theatre is demonstrated in this informed reading, supported by key interviews with the playwright himself and his most important theatrical and critical interpreters. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 272 pages HB 9781472568113 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781472568120 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781472568137 Series: Critical Companions • Methuen Drama

The first comprehensive study of August Wilson's drama by noted Wilson scholar, Alan Nadel, this work introduces the major themes and motifs that unite Wilson's ten-play cycle about African American life in each decade of the twentieth century. Framed by Wilson's life experiences and informed by his extensive interviews, this book provides fresh, coherent, detailed readings of each play, well-situated in the extant scholarship. It also provides an overview of he cycle as a whole, demonstrating how it comprises a compelling interrogation of American culture and historiography. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 320 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781472530486 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781472528322 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781472527646 Series: Critical Companions • Methuen Drama

American Modernism on the World Stage

Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art

Kurt Eisen, Tennessee Tech University, USA

The British Community Arts Movement

The Theatre of Eugene O’Neill Adapted by adaptor

The Theatre of Eugene O'Neill offers a new comprehensive overview of O'Neill's career and plays in the context of the American theatre. Organised thematically, it considers his modernist intervention in the theatre, offers readers detailed analysis of the plays, and assesses the recent resurgence in his reputation and new approaches to staging his work. It includes a study of all his major plays - The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s Journey into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Desire Under the Elms - besides numerous other full length and one act dramas. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 272 pages HB 9781474238410 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474238427 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474238434 Series: Critical Companions • Methuen Drama

Edited by Alison Jeffers, University of Manchester, UK & Gerri Moriarty, Independent Arts Consultant, UK Adapted by adaptor

Based on the words and experiences of those involved, this volume tells the story of the Community Arts Movement in the UK. In the first part writers describe the impulses behind community arts in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, noting the aspirations of the early movement. The second half of the book focuses on cultural policy, participatory practices and cultural democracy through a scholarly re-assessment of the interactions between the Community Arts Movement and contemporary participatory and relational arts practices. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 280 pages • 20 bw illus HB 9781474258357 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474258371 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474258388 Methuen Drama

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PERFORMANCE STUDIES

Stanislavsky in the World

Rhythm in Acting and Performance

The System and its Transformations Across Continents Edited by Jonathan Pitches, Professor of Theatre and Performance, Leeds University, UK & Stefan Aquilina, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta, Malta Adapted by adaptor

Stanislavsky in the World is an ambitious and ground-breaking work charting a fascinating story of the global dissemination and transformation of Stanislavsky’s practices. Case studies written by local experts, historians and practitioners are brought together to introduce the reader to new routes of Stanislavskian transmission across the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and South (Latin) America. Such a diverse set of stories moves radically beyond linear understandings of transmission to embrace questions of transformation, translation, hybridisation, appropriation and resistance. UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 480 pages • 40 bw illus PB 9781472587886 • £24.99 / $33.95 • HB 9781472587879 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781472587893 • £24.99 / $26.99 Library eBook 9781472587909 Methuen Drama

Embodied Approaches and Understandings Eilon Morris, University of Huddersfield, UK Adapted by adaptor

From the 19th-century movement training of Delsarte and Jaques-Dalcroze to contemporary practices of Gardzienice and Odin Teatret, rhythm has been identified as a powerful tool for developing physical coordination, building ensembles, accessing emotions, altering states of conscious, and heightening qualities of energy and attention. Using case studies of specific training practices to provide a basis for comparison and offer a wealth of insight to aid further creative and academic exploration, Rhythm in Acting and Performance examines these psychophysical processes, focusing on key approaches within European theatre practices and their crossovers within the fields of dance, music, science and philosophy. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 296 pages • 20 bw illus PB 9781472589866 • £22.99 / $31.95 • HB 9781472589859 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781472589873 • £22.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781472589880 Methuen Drama

Performing the Remembered Present

The Sixth Sense of the AvantGarde

The Cognition of Memory in Dance, Theatre and Music

Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia Irina Sirotkina, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia & Roger Smith, Lancaster University, UK, and Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Adapted by adaptor

This book turns to history to show just how significant movement and the sense of movement were to pioneers of modernism at the turn of the 20th century. It makes history vivid through a picture of movement in the lives of an extraordinary generation of Russian artists, writers, theatre people and dancers including the poets Mayakovsky and Andrei Bely, the theatre director Meyerhold, the dancer Isadora Duncan and esoteric figures such as Gurdjieff. UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 232 pages • 15 bw illus HB 9781350014312 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781350014329 • £69.99 / $75.99 Library eBook 9781350014336 Methuen Drama World English

Edited by Pil Hansen, University of Calgary, Canada & Bettina Bläsing, Bielefeld University, Germany Adapted by adaptor

This international collection brings together scientists, scholars, and artist-researchers from four continents to explore the cognition of memory through the performing arts and examine artistic strategies that target cognitive processes of memory and learning. The strongly embodied and highly trained memory systems of performing artists render artistic practice a rich context for understanding how memory is formed, utilized, and adapted through interaction with others and active engagement with tasks, instruments and environments. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 272 pages • 15 bw illus HB 9781474284714 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474284721 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474284738 Series: Performance and Science: Interdisciplinary Dialogues • Methuen Drama

Popular Performance Edited by Adam Ainsworth, Kingston University, London, UK, Oliver Double, University of Kent, UK & Louise Peacock, University of Hull, UK Adapted by adaptor

Popular Performance defines and surveys varieties of performance where the main purpose is to entertain. Contributions by new and established scholars focus particularly on how it is made, explaining the techniques of performance and production that make it so appealing to audiences. With sections examining how popular performance works in a range of historical and contemporary examples, readers will gain insights into the variety tradition; performance forms associated with circus; issues relating to the identity of the performer in burlesque and pantomime, and issues relating to venue and audience in contemporary street theatre, stand-up, and live sketch comedy.

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Theatre Arts Workbooks comprise a collection of textbooks for drama and performance students, allowing readers to develop performance skills and techniques to a high level of competence. Each volume is a balanced mix of theory and practice, perfect for the high-achieving student, and is presented with Teaching Tips to illuminate how best to present the material in the classroom. Online video lessons supplement the work, demonstrating key exercises in each volume.

The Laban Workbook for Actors A Practical Training Guide with Video Katya Bloom, Certified Dance-Movement Therapist, USA, Barbara Adrian, Marymount Manhattan College, USA, Tom Casciero, Towson University, USA, Jennifer Mizenko, University of Mississippi, USA & Claire Porter, Laban Movement Analyst, USA Adapted by adaptor

The Laban Workbook is a compendium of unique exercises inspired by the concepts and principles of movement theorist and artist, Rudolf Laban. Written by five internationally-recognized movement experts, this textbook is divided into single-authored chapters, each of which include a short contextual essay followed by a series of insightbearing exercises. These expert views provide a versatile range of theory and practice in the creative process of crafting theatre. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 304 pages PB 9781474220675 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474220668 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474220682 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474220699 Series: Theatre Arts Workbooks • Methuen Drama

Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique A Workbook with Video for Directors, Teachers and Actors Mark Monday, Kent State University, USA Adapted by adaptor

Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique explores the collaborative process between a play’s director and the entire production team, making the journey of a production process cohesive using the Michael Chekhov Technique. Drawn from the author’s rehearsal journals, logs and notes from each performance, the reader is shown how to arrive at a concept, create a concept statement and manage the realization of the play, utilizing specific techniques from Michael Chekhov to solve problems of acting and design. Includes online video exercises, “Teaching Tip” boxes which streamline the book for teachers, and a useful Further Reading section. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 288 pages PB 9781474284035 • £24.99 / $33.95 • HB 9781474279635 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474279642 • £24.99 / $26.99 Library eBook 9781474279659 Series: Theatre Arts Workbooks • Methuen Drama

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2018

Training the Actor's Body

Essential Contacts for Stage, Screen and Radio

Dick McCaw, Royal Holloway University, London, UK

Edited by Lloyd Trott, RADA, UK Adapted by adaptor

"An essential tool for all actors."Christine Payne, Equity Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 512 pages PB 9781350030206 • £14.99 / $20.95 Individual eBook 9781350030220 • £14.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781350030190 Methuen Drama

PERFORMANCE PRACTICE

Theatre Arts Workbooks

A Guide Adapted by adaptor

Training the Actor’s Body is a practical guide that integrates recent neurological research to explain how discoveries about the neural system can help actors use their bodies with greater intelligence and effectiveness. Building on the earlier research of Laban and Moshe Feldenkrais, the book offers readers an illustrated guide of how the body and brain work together, answering basic questions about how it is we function. Including games, exercises and experiments to help readers understand how they can use their physical structure more effectively, Training the Actor's Body is supported by online video examples. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 256 pages PB 9781472587794 • £22.99 / $31.95 • HB 9781472587787 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781472587855 • £22.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781472587800 Methuen Drama

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PERFORMANCE PRACTICE

Comedy Acting for Theatre

The Improv Handbook

The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies

The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

Sidney Homan, University of Florida, USA & Brian Rhinehart, Pace University, USA

Tom Salinsky, The Spontaneity Shop, UK & Deborah Frances-White, Stand-up Comedian, UK

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Rooted in performance and performance criticism, Comedy Acting for Theatre is a textbook offering a detailed examination of how comedy works, along with advice for the actor sending a comic message. Applying the twin perspectives of theory and performance, the authors analyse a variety of plays, both modern and classic, from writers including Harold Pinter, Elaine May, Tom Stoppard, Christopher Durang, Michael Frayn, among others, as well as an extensive exploration of acting in Shakespeare's comedies. It is an essential handbook for actors seeking to put in memorable comic performances. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 224 pages PB 9781350012776 • £18.99 / $25.95 • HB 9781350012769 • £60.00 / $82.00 Individual eBook 9781350012783 • £18.99 / $20.99 Library eBook 9781350012752 Series: Performance Books • Methuen Drama World English

Highly recommended by CHOICE magazine, The Improv Handbook is the most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improv available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes, it features a range of games, interviews, descriptions and exercises that illuminate and illustrate the exciting world of improvised performance. This second edition features a new foreword by comedian Mike McShane, as well as new exercises on Endings, Managing Blind Offers and Master-Servant games, plus new and expanded interviews with Keith Johnstone, Neil Mullarkey, Jeffrey Sweet and Paul Rogan. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 520 pages PB 9781350026162 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350026155 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350026179 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781350026148 Series: Performance Books • Methuen Drama

The Need for Words

Do You Know Who I Am?

Voice and the Text

A Memoir

Patsy Rodenburg, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, UK

Tim Pigott-Smith

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"Patsy is a gifted voice and speech coach. In The Need for Words she provides practical and imaginative means for getting to the heart of the text and making the necessity for the language to be strongly felt by audiences. I recommend it to anyone who needs to use words with clarity and passion." Trevor Nunn This new edition brings a renewed focus on the language of power. New language exercises provide readers with unmediated access to this new research, allowing them to practice and master the language and words that drive the modern world. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 304 pages PB 9781474273558 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474273541 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474273565 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474273572 Series: Performance Books • Methuen Drama

Phakama Making Participatory Performance

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Since appearing as Corporal Merrick in the Baftaaward winning The Jewel in the Crown, Tim PigottSmith – who died in early 2017 – would take on an astonishing variety of acting roles, including Mike Bartlett’s hit play King Charles III, Miranda, Enron and V for Vendetta, to name but a few. In this intimate and highly amusing memoir, Pigott-Smith captivates with his descriptions of the actor’s craft and reveals choice anecdotes about those he encountered: Peggy Ashcroft, Ian McKellen, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and countless others. Do You Know Who I Am? is a rare memento of a life treading the boards. UK May 2017 • US June 2017 • 352 pages HB 9781472934246 • £18.99 / $28.00 Individual eBook 9781472934253 • £16.99 Library eBook 9781472934222 • £16.99 Bloomsbury Continuum

Fifty Playwrights on their Craft Caroline Jester, Dramaturg, UK & Caridad Svich, Playwright, USA Adapted by adaptor

Caoimhe McAvinchey, Queen Mary University London, UK, Fabio Santos & Lucy Richardson, London Metropolitan University, UK Illustrated by Andrew Siddall, Tallaght Community Arts, Ireland Adapted by adaptor

Phakama is an international arts organisation that works through music, dance, drama and art to create adventurous, site-responsive performances with groups of young people from diverse backgrounds. This book offers the first detailed and accessible critical investigation of Phakama’s theatre making methodology, illuminated by international case studies of projects, interviews with project participants and contextualised by leading scholars in the field of theatre and performance studies. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 240 pages • 10 bw illus PB 9781350044456 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781474223614 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474223645 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781474223638 Methuen Drama

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In a series of interviews with fifty playwrights from the US and UK, this book offers a fascinating study of the voices, thoughts, and opinions of today’s most important dramatists. Through these interrogating interviews we come to understand how and why playwrights write what they do and gain insight into their processes and motivations. Together, the interviews provide an inter-generational dialogue between dramatists whose work spans over six decades. The playwrights interviewed include Edward Bond, Katori Hall, Chris Goode, David Greig, Willy Russell, David Henry Hwang, Alecky Blythe, Anne Washburn and Simon Stephens. UK November 2017 • US January 2018 • 304 pages PB 9781474239028 • £25.99 / $35.95 • HB 9781474250887 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474239042 • £25.99 / $27.99 Library eBook 9781474239035 Methuen Drama World English

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The Theatre Makers series celebrates and draws together the work of many of the most seminal theatre makers. They provide an unprecedented insight into the philosophies and methods of the practitioners that have shaped – and continue to define – what theatre is today.

Devising Theatre with Stan’s Cafe Mark Crossley, De Montfort University, UK & James Yarker, Artistic Director, Stan's Cafe theatre company, UK

T H E AT R E M A K E R S

Actors Performers

Theatre Makers

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This book illuminates the process of devising theatre by examining the extraordinary practice of British theatre company Stan’s Cafe and including practical tips and exercises from the company’s Artistic Director. Embracing site-specific, immersive, durational, non-text-based as well as scripted work, Stan's Cafe's portfolio defies simple categorization. Devising Theatre with Stan’s Cafe reveals and reflects on their theatre-making process, providing an illuminating and accessible account of their work and the approaches, techniques and philosophies which underpin and inspire it. For theatre students, fans and theatre-makers, this is an inspiring account and practical guide to contemporary performance practice. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 280 pages • 25 bw illus PB 9781474267045 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781474267052 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474267069 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781474267076 Series: Theatre Makers • Methuen Drama

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Edited by Barbara Simonsen, Artistic Director, Seachange Lab, Denmark Adapted by adaptor

What are the key elements that go into creating a work of art for the stage? Which are the most productive conditions and methods of rehearsal? In this collection of interviews, 18 international artists share their experience and offer practical advice on the creation of performance work. Their answers provide a goldmine of tried and tested approaches as they discuss the common problems and difficulties of creative work, their turning-point experiences, and ways in which they have challenged performers and themselves to go beyond conditioned reflexes to create work which is original and authentic UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 264 pages PB 9781474292016 • £22.99 / $31.95 • HB 9781474292009 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781474291996 • £22.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781474292023 Series: Theatre Makers • Methuen Drama

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Granville Barker on Theatre

The Actor and His Body

Selected Essays

Litz Pisk

Harley Granville Barker

"Litz Pisk was an inspirational teacher who opened up the whole world of movement to a whole generation of actors, directors and theatre practitioners. Her work is all around us and her book is a unique and brilliant expression of this." Jane Gibson, former Head of Movement, National Theatre, UK

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Edited by Colin Chambers, Kingston University, UK & Richard Nelson, Playwright, USA Adapted by adaptor

Granville Barker on Theatre makes available the writings of a master practitioner, Harley Granville Barker, in which he dissects the state of early twentieth-century theatre with coruscating critiques of the commercial system, the long run and censorship, the vitality of theatre outside Britain, and what he saw as the welcome renaissance of theatre in non-professional groups liberated from the profit motive. These writings show a theatre-maker of great talent and insight promoting a new type of drama which he saw as vital not only for its own sake but for the sake of the health of society at large. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 280 pages PB 9781474294843 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474294836 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474294850 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474294829 Series: Theatre Makers • Methuen Drama

The Collected Essays of Arthur Miller Arthur Miller Edited by Matthew C. Roudané, Georgia State University, USA Adapted by adaptor

"A book that is guaranteed to please anyone lucky enough to buy or receive a copy ... " British Theatre Guide This comprehensive volume of essays by one of the most influential voices of our time, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of modern history: the Nazi war crimes trials, Vietnam, Watergate, the Balkan conflict and President Clinton's infamous liaison with Monica Lewinsky. It draws together essays from Echoes Down the Corridor, The Theatre Essays of Arthur Miller and The Crucible in History - to form this definitive collection.

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'Death of a Salesman' in Beijing Arthur Miller Adapted by adaptor

In 1983 Arthur Miller was invited to direct Death of a Salesman at the Beijing People's Theatre, with Chinese actors. This was an entirely new experience for Miller and for the Chinese company, most of whom had never even heard of 'life insurance' or 'installment payments'. Miller had forty-eight days of rehearsals in which to direct his play and, while there, he kept a diary. This book tells the fascinating story of Miller's time in China and features photographs by Inge Morath and a new introduction by Claire Conceison, Professor of Theatre Studies at Duke University, USA. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 264 pages PB 9781472592040 • £19.99 / $26.95 Previously published in HB 9781472592088 Individual eBook 9781472592064 • £24.99 / $26.99 Library eBook 9781472592057 Series: Theatre Makers • Methuen Drama World English

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The Modern Plays series is world-famous for containing the work of many of the finest contemporary playwrights. Established in 1959 with the publication of Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, it remains a series synonymous with the very best in new writing for the stage.

Against

As the Crow Flies

Christopher Shinn

Hattie Naylor

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Silicon Valley. The future. A rocket launches. Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way. Christopher Shinn's gripping play received its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre on 12 August 2017. UK August 2017 • US September 2017 • 144 pages PB 9781350045989 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350046009 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350045996 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Black Mountain Brad Birch Adapted by adaptor

Rebecca and Paul are running away. Away from memories and mistakes. They’re trying to save their relationship. They need time and space. An isolated house in the country is the perfect place to work things out. They set themselves rules: they have to be honest, they have to listen and they have to be fair. But you can’t run forever. Especially when you’re being followed. Black Mountain is a tense psychological thriller about betrayal and forgiveness by winner of the Harold Pinter Commission Brad Birch. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 80 pages PB 9781350054677 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350054684 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350054691 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Common

Alfie keeps hiding Beth’s gardening gloves. She’s got lots to do and it’s just not funny anymore. Why won’t he realise that gardening is helping her forget everything? Why can’t he see she’s still not over her divorce? Why can’t he just be nice? Based on a true story of a woman who struck up an unlikely friendship with a wounded crow, As the Crow Flies is a heart-warming story of friendship, healing and kindness from award-winning playwright Hattie Naylor. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 64 pages PB 9781350042452 • £9.99 / $13.95 Individual eBook 9781350042438 • £9.99 / $10.99 Library eBook 9781350042421 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

The Broons

M O D E R N D R A M A – M O D E R N P L AY S

Modern Plays

Rob Drummond Adapted by adaptor

Scotland’s most famous family, The Broons, are brought to life in this new stage adaptation by award-winning playwright Rob Dummond.Living in each other’s pockets in 10 Glebe Street, today they’re getting together for a commemorative photograph. But change is afoot at 10 Glebe Street when Maggie announces she’s getting married, Hen and Daphne are heading out on dates, Joe is off to London and Horace is off to Mars. With Paw trying to save his pennies for the wedding, and Grandpaw out to settle old scores, what will Maw do to keep her family together. UK September 2016 • US October 2016 • 128 pages PB 9781350028050 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350028067 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350028043 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

DC Moore Adapted by adaptor

Written with verve and wit by Olivier Awardnominated playwright DC Moore, Common tells the story of Mary, a woman who has returned to the village of her birth after years of grifting a living on the edge of respectable London society. She is there to confront old enemies and rekindle a former love. But there’s trouble in the air as the local Lord struggles to extend his power by reclaiming the common-land as his own. Can Mary win over those she lost before? Or will the violence of the time seep over into even the purest of missions? UK May 2017 • US June 2017 • 128 pages PB 9781350042476 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350042483 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350042469 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Cyrano Edmond Rostand Adapted by Deborah McAndrew

Cyrano de Bergerac, a brilliant poet and swordsman, is deeply in love with his brilliant and beautiful cousin Roxane. But, despite his dash and his daring, Cyrano is afraid of revealing his true feelings, certain she will never love him in return. For who could love a man with such an enormous nose? Deborah McAndrew has adapted Edmond Rostand's original 1897 play of unrequited love and this version received its world premiere at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle, on 3 February 2017 as part of a national tour, produced by Northern Broadsides and the New Vic Theatre. UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 136 pages PB 9781350042681 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350042704 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350042698 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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M O D E R N D R A M A – M O D E R N P L AY S

Dead Funny

Dirty Great Love Story

Terry Johnson

Richard Marsh & Katie Bonna

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While Eleanor wants a child, her willing partner, Richard, is too busy running the Dead Funny Society. But in a week when British comedy heroes Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill both kick the bucket, the society gather for a celebration, which promises to be full of hilarity and laughter – well, for everybody except the disgruntled Eleanor anyhow. Terry Johnson’s hilarious comedy of mortality and marriage was premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in January 1994. This edition was published for the West End revival in October 2016 at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. UK October 2016 • US November 2016 • 112 pages PB 9781350032255 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350032279 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350032262 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Dublin by Lamplight Michael West Adapted by adaptor

Amidst the filth and fury of Dublin 1904, the theatrical event of the century is about to explode! Fading stars, rebels, whores and romantics irreverently expose the strange and lurid world of Dublin by Lamplight. An instant hit when it first opened in 2004, this hugely entertaining and anarchic production is a night to change a nation’s destiny! Unless it all goes horribly wrong. Critically acclaimed and innovative in its storytelling, Dublin by Lamplight was first produced at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin in 2004, before a transfer to the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 2005. UK March 2017 • US April 2017 • 104 pages PB 9781350041134 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350041141 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350041127 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Everything Between Us David Ireland Adapted by adaptor

A searing and darkly funny two-hander for women which looks at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Northern Ireland, written by the playwright of Cyprus Avenue, David Ireland. It is Day One of the newly formed Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Northern Ireland at Stormont. As Sandra Richardson prepares to take her seat on the Commission, her long-lost sister Teeni explodes into the chamber and attacks the South African chairwoman, Dikeledi Mashiane. Is this part of a terrorist plot or just her sister’s way of announcing her return to Belfast? UK April 2017 • US May 2017 • 88 pages PB 9781350047938 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350047945 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350047921 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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Two hopeful, hapless romantics get drunk, get it on, and then get the hell away from each other. In her eyes, he’s a mistake. A mistake who keeps turning up at parties. In his eyes, she’s perfect. He’s shortsighted. This achingly funny, romantic catastrophe fuses poetry and prose to ask can a one-night stand last a lifetime. Winner of a 2012 Fringe First, Dirty Great Love Story is a tale of the chance of love in a one-night stand. This second edition was published to coincide with the 2017 revival of the play with some changes to the original script. UK February 2017 • US March 2017 • 64 pages PB 9781350047211 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350047235 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350047228 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Dyl Mark Weinman Adapted by adaptor

According to his own definition of fatherhood, James became a man at twenty-two. By twentythree, he’d become a boy. Now he’s been told that if he just disappears for a bit, eventually things might calm down. 400 miles from home, he has a new career as a rigger - two weeks onshore, two weeks off. James exists between two very different spaces and his daughter, Dyl, is with him in neither. A sad comedy about isolation and parenthood. This edition was published to coincide with the play's premiere on 9 May 2017 at The Old Red Lion Theatre, London UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 120 pages PB 9781350045811 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350045835 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350045828 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Experience Dave Florez Adapted by adaptor

Dan has a troubling past and needs help to leave it behind. Amy is employed to support him, and she’s determined to succeed - by whatever means necessary… Experience is a stirring exploration of the moral implications of helping others – how far is too far and can we really never expect anything in return? A compelling and tense examination of the attachments that can form through sexual surrogacy, Experience was first published to coincide with the world premiere at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in January 2017. UK January 2017 • US February 2017 • 80 pages PB 9781350038608 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350038615 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350038592 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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Glory Whispers & The Monkey

Martin Sherman

Sonya Hale & John Stanley

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Beau, a pianist expat living in London, meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else’s. A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story, Gently Down the Stream is the latest play from acclaimed playwright Martin Sherman.

Two prison-themed plays which tell the tense and funny stories of drug users and the stress their habits place on their relationships. In Glory Whispers, Glory visits Mina after years away. Hopeful of seeing Glory's son, Mina overlooks Glory's drinking and drug use. But when Mina's, boyfriend, Jonno returns unexpectedly, the troubles of their relationships see the illusion fall away. The Monkey shows Terry on a rampage trying to reclaim the £500 his friend Alan owes him. Terry's unpredictability, the result of an accident many years before, drives the piece in dark, violent but often hilarious and unexpected ways.

UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 64 pages PB 9781350040625 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350040649 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350040632 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

UK February 2017 • US March 2017 • 168 pages PB 9781474232456 • £12.99 / $17.95 Individual eBook 9781474232463 • £12.99 / $13.99 Library eBook 9781474232470 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Grain in the Blood Rob Drummond Adapted by adaptor

Isaac returns to his family home with a chance to atone for the terrible mistake from his childhood. Autumn is a little girl whose time is running out. With three sleeps left before her birthday, she can only hope for a miracle, or an unexpected act of selflessness. Her grandmother, Sophia, brings them together in a desperate attempt to save her family, at any cost. Set against the eerie backdrop of an isolated rural community, Grain in the Blood is a noir-ish thriller exploring a timely moral dilemma: how much are we prepared to sacrifice for the greater good? UK October 2016 • US November 2016 • 96 pages PB 9781350023789 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350023802 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350023796 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing

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Gently Down The Stream

Shelagh Stephenson Adapted by adaptor

Harriet Martineau was a social theorist who is often credited as being the first female sociologist. In Harriet Martineau Dreams of Dancing, Shelagh Stephenson depicts the great writer in a period of convalescence, living as an invalid by the sea in Tynemouth. Shut off from her usual society, Harriet is visited by women of the locale, helping to unpick the paternalistic bonds that keep them from realising their potential and their freedom. Harriet Martineau is a play about female self-reliance in a time of patriarchal dominance. Written by Shelagh Stephenson, it premiered at Live Theatre, Newcastle, in winter 2016. UK November 2016 • US December 2016 • 96 pages PB 9781350011915 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350011922 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350011939 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Harrogate Al Smith Adapted by adaptor

I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip ...

Harrogate tells the story of a father struggling to confront his obsessions head-on without destroying his family. It is a play about how we perform versions of ourselves depending on what company we keep, and how we project onto others versions of the people we want to see, rather than accepting who stands in front of us. The play is a triptych about obsession, repression and lust. It received its world premiere on the 11 September 2015 as part of the HighTide Theatre Festival and this edition has been published for its subsequent production in October 2016.

What do you know about abortion? What do you think about it? Why can we debate it as an idea, but not talk about it as an experience? With one in three women in the UK having had an abortion I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip ... explores what seems to be one of society’s last taboos. Using verbatim text, live music, beats and rhyme, this play portrays the stories of real women who’ve experienced pregnancy and abortion.

UK October 2016 • US November 2016 • 112 pages PB 9781350028081 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350028111 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350028098 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 80 pages PB 9781350040250 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350040267 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350040243 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Julia Samuels Adapted by adaptor

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Ink

The Kite Runner

James Graham

Khaled Hosseini

Adapted by adaptor

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. James Graham’s ruthless, red-topped play leads with the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper – when a young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asked the impossible and launched its first editor’s quest, against all odds, to give the people what they want. Ink was first published to coincide with the world premiere of the play at the Almeida Theatre, London, on 17 June 2017, in a production directed by Rupert Goold. UK June 2017 • US July 2017 • 136 pages PB 9781350055018 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350055025 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350055001 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Adapted by Matthew Spangler Adapted by Matthew Spangler

Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It's a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan or Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever. Khaled Hosseini's first and international best-selling novel has now been adapted into a stunning stage adaptation. This edition was published for the adaptation's production at Wyndham's Theatre, London, from 21 December 2016. UK December 2016 • 104 pages PB 9781350033221 • £10.99 Individual eBook 9781350033245 • £10.99 Library eBook 9781350033238 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK

Layla's Room Sabrina Mahfouz Adapted by adaptor

For Layla, every day is a battleground. The pay gap, the thigh gap, over-sexed pop and selfies that are photoshopped – they’re just part of the world she lives in. But that world is about to change. While breaking out of her bedroom – and with drama, comedy, poetry and music as her weapons – Layla breaks down and makes sense of the realities, difficulties and absurdities of teenage life in the UK today. Collected from a bespoke national survey, the voices of a thousand UK teens are brought to life in Layla, offering a hard-hitting, yet hopeful, story. UK September 2016 • US October 2016 • 48 pages PB 9781350027572 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350027596 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350027589 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Madame Rubinstein

Love Alexander Zeldin Adapted by adaptor

In the run-up to Christmas, three families are placed into cramped temporary accommodation. A middle-aged man and his elderly mum, a young family with a baby on the way, a newly arrived woman from Sudan. Strangers. Forced together. No space is personal. In this play by Alexander Zeldin, written through a devising process, the audience are invited to bear witness to an intimate story of family love for our times. Love received its world premiere at the National Theatre, London, in the Dorfman Theatre, on 13 December 2016 and opened at Birmingham Rep on 26 January 2017. UK May 2017 • US February 2017 • 80 pages PB 9781350041431 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350041455 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350041448 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

John Misto Adapted by adaptor

Set against the glamorous skylines of 1950s Manhattan, world-leading cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein is locked in a power struggle with rivals Elizabeth Arden and Revlon. From humble beginnings as a Polish-Jewish immigrant, this is the story behind one of the best-known faces in the world of beauty. But as her professional and family conflicts reach fever pitch, will the ghosts of a turbulent past topple one of the world’s richest businesswomen? Madame Rubinstein is a provocative comedy written by esteemed Australian playwright John Misto, published to coincide with a 2017 run a the Park Theatre, London, UK. UK April 2017 • US May 2017 • 104 pages PB 9781350051973 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350052000 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350051997 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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Mainstream

Howard Brenton

Rosaleen McDonagh

Adapted by adaptor

Adapted by adaptor

London, the early 70s. Poverty, homelessness, rising inequality, unemployment, industrial disputes. Both epic and intimate, Magnificence offers a panoramic vision of Britain at a pivotal moment in history. Many of its themes remain burning issues today – police brutality, drug abuse, the deceptions of professional politicians, the social housing crisis and whether violence can ever be justified for political ends. Magnificence premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 1973. This edition was published to coincide with the first professional London revival in over 40 years at the Finborough Theatre in 2016.

Having grown up together in various care homes for the disabled, Eoin, Mary Anne and Jack now rely on each other in adulthood for support, friendship and love. But when the young film-maker Eleanor arrives to make a documentary about their lives together, the examination and attention she brings threatens to disrupt the long-term relationships and friendships at the heart of their group. Mainstream is a complex drama about truth, lies and the mainstreaming of Travellers with disabilities. It was produced in November 2016 in a co-production between Fishamble Theatre Company and Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

UK October 2016 • US November 2016 • 96 pages PB 9781350029118 • £10.99 / $14.95 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

UK November 2016 • US December 2016 • 80 pages PB 9781350031715 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350031722 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350031708 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Maz and Bricks Eva O'Connor Adapted by adaptor

Maz and Bricks tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the Eighth’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible. Maz and Bricks delves deep into the issue of reproductive rights in Ireland to ask what does it mean to be alive in Ireland today and what really makes that worthwhile? UK April 2017 • US May 2017 • 80 pages PB 9781350046917 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350046924 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350046900 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

North Country Tajinder Singh Hayer Adapted by adaptor

Plague has hit the world wiping out most of the human population. Three teenagers from Bradford are among the few survivors: Harvinder, Nusrat and Alleyne. Together and separately they struggle to survive, each bringing together their people as they try to remake their world. But their biggest challenge doesn’t come from starvation, or zombie like cannibals. It comes from within. Game of Thrones meets Walking Dead. In Bradford. North Country was published to coincide with the world premiere of the play by Freedom Studios in Bradford, UK. UK October 2016 • US November 2016 • 64 pages PB 9781350031791 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350031807 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350031784 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

My Body Welsh

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Magnificence

Tara Robinson & Steffan Donnelly Adapted by adaptor

Written for a single performer, Tara Robinson and Steffan Donnelly’s My Body Welsh is a lyrical thriller which guides the audience through Llanfair­ pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­ goch and into a world of slippery small-town mythmaking. My Body Welsh is a vibrant, part-bilingual piece of contemporary theatre that investigates the role storytelling plays in constructing national identity. UK January 2017 • US January 2017 • 80 pages PB 9781350040304 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350040298 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350040281 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Nuclear War & The Songs for Wende Simon Stephens Adapted by adaptor

A series of suggestions on desire, death and time. Nuclear War is the searing result of a groundbreaking and form-defying collaboration between Simon Stephens and the choreographer and movement director Imogen Knight, developed by Actors Touring Company. Introduced by the author, this edition also features a suite of lyrics written by Simon Stephens for a musical collaboration with Dutch singer-songwriter Wende Snijders, performed at Schouwburg Het Park in Westerdijk, The Netherlands, in March 2017. Nuclear War was published to coincide with the world premiere of the play at the Royal Court Theatre, Upstairs, London, in April 2017. UK April 2017 • US May 2017 • 72 pages PB 9781350050877 • £8.99 / $12.95 Individual eBook 9781350050884 • £8.99 / $9.99 Library eBook 9781350050860 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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Ode to Leeds

Offside

Zodwa Nyoni

Sabrina Mahfouz & Hollie McNish

Adapted by adaptor

Adapted by adaptor

Five young poets from Leeds are selected to compete at the world’s most prestigious international poetry slam competition in New York City. But the determination to be crowned International Slam Champions threatens to overwhelm everything. As the competition draws closer, the poets are forced to discover not just their voices, but what they must find the courage to say. Ode to Leeds is a funny and moving coming-of-age story providing a poignant and uplifting portrait of the city of Leeds. This edition was published to coincide with the premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, on 10 June 2017 UK June 2017 • US July 2017 • 120 pages PB 9781350045866 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350045880 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350045873 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Plastic Figurines

Offside tells the story of women’s football in the UK through the eyes of a modern professional female footballer as she seeks to find a future in the game through exploring its past. The play has been researched with top women’s football teams, Manchester City Women’s FC and Millwall Lionesses, where many players, sports scientists and others who are integral to the development of the game have been interviewed to gain an in-depth insight into their world. The play blends a dramatic narrative with performance poetry and chanting to evoke the pace and passion of the women’s game. UK March 2017 • US April 2017 • 72 pages PB 9781350040779 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350040793 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350040786 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Platinum Hannah Patterson Adapted by adaptor

Ella Carmen Greenhill Adapted by adaptor

Rose loves her brother Mikey. Mikey loves Rose, Bruce Willis films and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but he hates change. When their mum is diagnosed with leukaemia, their world is plunged into chaos. Rose returns home to find a very different brother to when she left. But today is his eighteenth birthday and Rose wants everything to be perfect, though life with Mikey isn't ever that simple. Inspired by events in the playwright's own life, Plastic Figurines is a funny and moving play that explores the relationship between siblings with very different views of the world. UK September 2016 • US October 2016 • 80 pages PB 9781350025622 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350025639 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350025615 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Punts

Martha McDonald was a world-famous singer – until she disappeared. For many years, she hasn’t written or sung a single note. Hidden from public view deep in the Californian Mountains, Martha guards a secret that, if revealed, will change everything. And only one other person holds a key to this enigma: her estranged daughter, Anna. Hannah Patterson’s intriguing play explores the impact that success and celebrity have on relationships and why honesty is not always the best policy. Platinum received its world premiere at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs on 9 December 2016. UK December 2016 • US December 2016 • 80 pages PB 9781350036574 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350036598 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350036581 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

R and D Simon Vinnicombe Adapted by adaptor

Sarah Page Adapted by adaptor

Jack, a young man with a learning disability, lives at home, cared for by his devoted parents. Like most men in their twenties, he has needs – his mates at the rugby club talk about nothing but getting laid, whilst Jack's most erotic experience to date is the time he was winked at by the pretty cashier in Lloyds. Desperate for their son to not feel left out, his parents decide to bring in a professional. But the prostitute they hire has a far more profound impact on the whole family than they could ever have imagined. UK May 2017 • US June 2017 • 104 pages PB 9781350053533 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350053748 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350053540 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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David sets his brother Lewis up on a blind date with April. April is like no woman Lewis has ever met before. She is beautiful, kind and intelligent. In fact, she seems perfect, perhaps even too perfect to be real … A moving and fascinating story about the modern intersection of grief, technology and late capitalism, R and D asks what’s more powerful: science or the soul? And when it comes to our obsession with ‘research and development’, how far is too far in the search for ‘progress’? UK September 2016 • US October 2016 • 80 pages PB 9781350025271 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350025288 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350025264 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Carmel Winters

Bertolt Brecht

Adapted by adaptor

Adapted by Bruce Norris

An astonishing meditation on domestic violence and the cycles of heartbreak it engenders, The Remains of Maisie Duggan premiered on the Peacock stage of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in autumn 2016. Written by Carmel Winters (B for Baby, Best Man), it tells the story of a woman who arrives home to Ireland upon hearing news of her mother's death, only to discover when she gets there that her mother is alive and well. This existential confusion throws the family into disarray, exposing the recurring patterns of violence that have dominated the Duggans' life for years. UK September 2016 • US October 2016 • 96 pages PB 9781350023161 • £10.99 / $18.95 Individual eBook 9781350023178 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350023154 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Chicago. A city of jazz and gangsters, prohibition and poverty. Amongst the murk of the Great Depression, there’s room for a small time crook like Arturo Ui to make a name for himself. Brecht’s satirical masterpiece about the rise of a demagogue has been adapted by multi-award-winning American playwright Bruce Norris and was published for the world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, London, which opened on 21 April 2017, starring Lenny Henry. UK April 2017 • US May 2017 • 152 pages PB 9781350052109 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350052123 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350052116 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

The Scar Test Sea Fret Tallulah Brown Adapted by adaptor

Rising sea levels are threatening the ground beneath her house, but Ruby is wildly distracted. She wants one final blow out before her best mate, Lucy, leaves for university. With the local community in favour of letting nature take its course, Ruby must choose: follow Lucy inland or stay and help her father hold back the tide. Sea Fret is about erosion - the collapsing and falling in of the rock solids of friendship, family and home. Sea Fret is a paean to Brown's native Suffolk coastline and received its world premiere at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2017. UK March 2017 • US April 2017 • 88 pages PB 9781350050440 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350050488 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350050464 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Hannah Khalil Adapted by adaptor

I haven't hurt anyone, killed, raped, murdered - I just ran away - came here to be safe. But I'm locked up. I just - I can't believe this is England.

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Based on verbatim interviews from current and former detainees, The Scar Test takes you inside England's Yarl's Wood Detention Centre, exposing the conditions the inmates endure whilst awaiting a decision on their fate. Told with humour and compassion, Hannah Khalil's play examines the harrowing ordeals of the female migrants seeking refuge in Britain. This text is published to coincide with its 2017 London and regional tour. UK June 2017 • US July 2017 • 64 pages PB 9781350050822 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350050853 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350050846 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Shopping and F***ing The Seven Acts of Mercy Anders Lustgarten Adapted by adaptor

Naples, 1606: inside an unfinished church, a painting is emerging from the darkness. The Seven Acts of Mercy is Caravaggio’s masterpiece - and his first painting since he killed a man and fled Rome. Bootle, the present day: a retired dock worker teaches his grandson, as around them a community is disintegrating under the pressure of years of economic and political degradation. The Seven Acts of Mercy was first produced by the RSC in November 2016. UK November 2016 • US December 2016 • 120 pages PB 9781350004917 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350004931 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350004924 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Mark Ravenhill Adapted by adaptor

With a raw mixture of black humour and bleak philosophy, Shopping and F***ing follows three disconnected young adults whose lives have been reduced to a series of transactions in an emotionally shrink-wrapped world. A place where shopping is sexy and fucking is a job. Ravenhill’s play is a prophetic vision of our twenty-first century world. It received its world premiere in 1996 in a production by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre, and has been published in this edition to coincide with the 2016 revival of the play at the Lyric Hammersmith, London. UK October 2016 • US October 2016 • 112 pages PB 9781350027923 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350027947 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350027930 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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Silver Lining

Snow In Midsummer

Sandi Toksvig

Guan Hanquing

Adapted by adaptor

Adapted by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig

One dark and stormy night in the upper day room of the Silver Retirement Home, six elderly women are trading stories of their remarkable (or sometimes unremarkable) lives. With the storm floods rising and no rescue team in sight, the ladies are faced with the sudden realisation that in order to survive they are going to have to do what they have done for their entire lives – do it themselves! Silver Lining is a hilarious comedy by Sandi Toksvig and can be likened to The Great Escape – senior-citizen style. UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 96 pages PB 9781350038240 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350038264 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350038257 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Tonight With Donny Stixx Philip Ridley Adapted by adaptor

Donny has committed an act that shocked everyone. Tabloids called him The Most Hated Boy Alive. But Donny doesn’t want forgiveness. All Donny wants is . . . his own television show. Written by internationally acclaimed writer Philip Ridley, Tonight With Donny Stixx is the companion piece to Ridley's 2013 Fringe First-winner Dark Vanilla Jungle, and received its premiere at the Soho Theatre, London, on 27 July 2015 before premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. UK November 2016 • US November 2016 • 56 pages PB 9781474275248 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781474275262 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781474275255 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Villain Martin Murphy Adapted by adaptor

Tired of her highly paid sales job, Rachel makes a move into social work only to find herself involved in a controversial case bringing her into the media’s unforgiving gaze. Villain tells the story of a woman who wants to make a difference. Villain premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 to critical acclaim. This edition was published to coincide with the first revival at the King’s Head Theatre, London, in February 2017. UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 48 pages PB 9781350037472 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350037489 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350037465 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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Executed for a murder she did not commit, young widow Dou Yi vows that if she is innocent snow will fall in midsummer and a catastrophic drought will strike. Three years later, a businesswoman visits the parched, locust-plagued town to take over an ailing factory. When her young daughter is tormented by an angry ghost, the new factory owner must expose the injustices Dou Yi suffered before the curse destroys every living thing. A contemporary re-imagining of one of the most famous classical Chinese dramas. Snow in Midsummer was first performed on 23 February 2017 at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon. UK February 2017 • US March 2017 • 112 pages PB 9781350042773 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350042797 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350042780 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Tuesday Michael Bhim Adapted by adaptor

Edward still lives in his marital home, albeit alone, estranged from his wife and child. When a chance encounter with an old school friend results in an invitation to a house warming, it sets him on a self-revelatory journey, with interesting results. Written by Alfred Fagon Award-winning playwright Michael Bhim, Tuesday is a dark and tense comedy of self-discovery. It was first performed at the White Bear theatre in Kennington, London, on 18 October 2016. UK October 2016 • US November 2016 • 80 pages PB 9781350030527 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350030534 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350030510 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

The Wheelchair on My Face; Charolais; The Humours of Bandon Sonya Kelly, Noni Stapleton & Margaret McAuliffe Adapted by adaptor

Three funny, vibrant and theatrical monologue plays for female performers. The Wheelchair on My Face is a delightful story of a myopic child living with an undiagnosed problem with her vision; Charolais brings us Siobhán who is trying to move in with her dairy farmer boyfriend; while The Humours of Bandon shows Annie trying her best in the competitive world of Irish dancing championships An ideal collection for female performers and producers looking for comic pieces for production. UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 112 pages PB 9781350041486 • £12.99 / $17.95 Individual eBook 9781350041509 • £12.99 / $13.99 Library eBook 9781350041479 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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Jitney

Anton Chekhov

August Wilson Preface by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Adapted by Michael Frayn

Village schoolmaster Mikhail Vasilyevich has it all: wit, intelligence, a comfortable and respectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women - one of whom is his devoted wife … As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, the rapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka – and passion. Wild Honey is drawn from Chekhov’s untitled and posthumously discovered early play and received its premiere at the National Theatre, London, on 19 July 1984. This edition was published for the revival at the Hampstead Theatre in December 2016. UK December 2016 • US December 2016 • 136 pages PB 9781350032293 • £12.99 / $17.95 Individual eBook 9781350032316 • £12.99 / $13.99 Library eBook 9781350032309 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

National Theatre Connections 2017 Three; #YOLO; Fomo; Status Update; Musical Differences; Extremism; The School Film; Zero for the Young Dudes!; The Snow Dragons; The Monstrum Suhayla El-Bushra, Anders Lustgarten, Robin French, Tim Etchells, Patrick Marber, Alistair McDowall, Kellie Smith, Lizzie Nunnery, Harriet Braun & Matthew Bulgo Adapted by adaptor

Drawing together the work of ten leading playwrights, this National Theatre Connections anthology brings together newly-commissioned plays aimed at young performers. The anthology offers young performers between the ages of 13 and 19 an engaging selection of plays to perform, read or study. The scripts are published alongside a general introduction and production notes for each play. UK June 2017 • US July 2017 • 680 pages PB 9781350033597 • £19.99 / $26.95 Individual eBook 9781350033610 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781350033603 Methuen Drama World English

Adapted by adaptor

“Playful and poignant … a triumph” Guardian

Set in the 1970s, this rich play follows the story of a group of men trying to make a living by driving unlicensed cabs (‘jitneys’). When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’s son returns from prison, tempers flare, secrets are revealed and the fragile threads keeping the group together may come undone. Jitney is Wilson’s play on the black experience in 20th century America. This edition includes production stills from the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway production, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. UK August 2017 • 112 pages PB 9780715652435 • £9.99 Duckworth Overlook English Language (UK/IRE only)

Upfront Theatre Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt?; Arsehammers; The Year of the Monkey; Hard Working Families Claire Dowie Adapted by adaptor

An anthology that brings together Claire Dowie's plays for young people, which are ideal for performance with a large cast of young people. The anthology includes the plays Hard-Working Families (previously unpublished), Arsehammers, Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt? and The Year of the Monkey. The previously published plays in this volume have been revised by the author for large casts of young performers. UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 184 pages PB 9781350011144 • £19.99 / $26.95 Individual eBook 9781350011168 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781350011151 Series: Plays for Young People • Methuen Drama World English

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Wild Honey

Coward Plays: Nine Salute to the Brave/Time Remembered; Long Island Sound; Volcano; Age Cannot Wither; Design For Rehearsing Noël Coward Adapted by adaptor

Coward Plays: Nine offers up a fascinating selection of Noël Coward's lesser-known works including Salute to the Brave/Time Remembered (1940), Long Island South and Volcano (1957). This volume also includes Design for Rehearsing (1933) which Coward wrote as a starring vehicle for himself, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne and his last and unfinished play Age Cannot Wither (1967). Together, these works offer an intriguing insight into Coward the playwright and his oeuvre that extends well beyond his most well-known works such as Private Lives, Blithe Spirit and Hay Fever. The volume is introduced by Coward expert and scholar Barry Day. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 320 pages HB 9781350041325 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350040120 • £64.99 / $69.99 Library eBook 9781350040137 Series: World Classics • Methuen Drama World English

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Contemporary Dramatists The Contemporary Dramatists series celebrates the work of individual writers, bringing together into single volumes a number of plays from their oeuvre. Each volume includes a chronology of the writer's work and an introduction to the plays featured. Taken as a whole, it represents an index of great contemporary playwriting.

James Graham Plays: 2

Bond Plays: 10

This House; The Angry Brigade; The Vote; Monster Raving Loony

Dea; The Testament of this Day; The Price of One; The Angry Roads; The Broken Bowl

James Graham Adapted by adaptor

The second collection of plays from eminent playwright James Graham, bringing together five of his state-of-the-nation plays. The volume includes the following plays, alongside an introduction by the author: Eden's Empire (2006); This House (2012); The Vote (2015); The Angry Brigade (2015); and Monster Raving Loony (2016). UK September 2016 • US October 2016 • 408 pages PB 9781350021570 • £17.99 / $24.99 Individual eBook 9781350021594 • £17.99 / $18.99 Library eBook 9781350021587 Series: Contemporary Dramatists • Methuen Drama World English

Edward Bond Adapted by adaptor

Bond Plays: 10 brings together recent work by one of our most celebrated playwrights to have emerged in the last 50 years. The volume comprises of one previously published play - Dea (2016) and four previously unpublished plays - The Testament of this Day (2016) - an original radio play for BBC; The Price of One (2016); The Angry Roads (2015); and The Broken Bowl (2012). They are published alongside a comprehensive introduction by the author. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 216 pages PB 9781350039513 • £22.99 / $31.95 Individual eBook 9781350039544 • £22.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781350039520 Series: Contemporary Dramatists • Methuen Drama World English

Shinn Plays: 2 Now Or Later; Four; Picked; On The Mountain Christopher Shinn Adapted by adaptor

Ten years after the publication of Shinn Plays: One comes this second volume of his plays, bringing together some of the playwright's most acclaimed work to date. The volume includes Four (Royal Court, London 1998); On The Mountain (South Coast Rep, Costa Mesa, 2005); Now or Later (Royal Court, London, 2008); and Picked (Vineyard Theatre, New York, 2011). The anthology also features an introduction by the author. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 264 pages PB 9781350007659 • £18.99 / $25.95 • HB 9781350007666 • £60.00 / $82.00 Individual eBook 9781350007680 • £18.99 / $20.99 Library eBook 9781350007673 Series: Contemporary Dramatists • Methuen Drama World English

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Series Editors: Jenny Stevens, Open University, UK and Chris Megson, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK The Bloomsbury Methuen Drama Student Editions are expertly annotated texts of a wide range of plays from the modern and classic repertoires. Each play text is accompanied by an introduction to the play for context and an exploration of key themes, characters, language and structure to support student use.

Top Girls

The Accrington Pals

Caryl Churchill

Peter Whelan

Edited by Sophie Bush, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Edited by John Davey, West London University, UK

Adapted by adaptor

Adapted by adaptor

Set during the Thatcher years, Top Girls is a seminal play of the modern theatre, revealing a world of women's experience at a pivotal moment in British history. It questions the notions of 'success' when it comes to women's identities and priorities, and offers a striking look at the society and politics of the 1980s and the effects on everyday lives - in particular, the lives of women. This new Student Edition features an introduction by Sophie Bush, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and has been thoroughly revised with today's student in mind. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 160 pages PB 9781350028579 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350028593 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350028586 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama World English

Woza Albert!

"One of the best plays ever written about the First World War." The Guardian The Accrington Pals is a poignant and harrowing play set in the early years of the First World War. It looks both at the terrifying experiences of the men at the front and the women who were left behind to face social changes, deprivation and the lies of propaganda. While often comic vignettes portray the everyday life of a town denuded of men, the men face the terror that is the Battle of the Somme. This edition includes commentary and notes by John Davey. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 176 pages PB 9781474283267 • £10.99 / $14.95 • HB 9781474285667 • £40.00 / $54.00 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama World English

Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema & Barney Simon

Studying Plays

Edited by Temple Hauptfleisch, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Mick Wallis & Simon Shepherd, The Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK

MODERN DRAMA – STUDENT GUIDES

Student Editions

Adapted by adaptor

Adapted by adaptor

Woza Albert! is one of the most popular and influential plays to have come out of the South African cultural struggle of the 1980s and a central work in the canon of South African theatre. Working with the idea of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ taking place in apartheid South Africa, the original authors improvised a brilliant two-man show consisting of 26 vignettes, commenting on and satirising life under the apartheid regime. This Student Edition contains a commentary and notes by Temple Hauptfleisch, Emeritus Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 160 pages PB 9781350025080 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350025066 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350025059 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama World English

Now in its 4th edition, this is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the critical study of drama. Using familiar examples of classic and contemporary works such as Shakespeare’s King Lear, and Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, the book explores the essential elements of plays texts, from character, dialogue and plot to theatrical space. With more in depth guidance on how to study plays in performance, both live and in recordings available online, Studying Plays now includes new coverage of audience response, verbatim theatre such as The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry and the work of innovative groups such as Complicité. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 272 pages PB 9781350007321 • £17.99 / $24.95 • HB 9781350007338 • £55.00 / $74.00 Individual eBook 9781350007345 • £17.99 / $18.99 Library eBook 9781350007352 Bloomsbury Academic

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GCSE Student Guides Series Editor: Jenny Stevens, Open University, UK A series of guides that aim to help the GCSE student in their understanding of a particular play. Written specifically for GCSE students each book features a helpful overview of the play, as well as a discussion of context, themes, characters, dramatic techniques, critical reception, related work and a glossary of dramatic terms.

DNA GCSE Student Guide

The History Boys GCSE Student Guide

Maggie Inchley, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Steve Nicholson, University of Sheffield, UK

Adapted by adaptor

Dennis Kelly’s play DNA centres on friendship, morality and responsibility in odd circumstances. When a group of young friends are faced with a terrible accident, they deliberately make the wrong choices to cover it up and find themselves in an unusually binding friendship where no one will own up to what they’ve done. Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Student Guides conveniently gather indispensable resources and tips for successful understanding and writing all in one place, preparing students to approach their exams with confidence. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 120 pages PB 9781350038868 • £10.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781350038882 • £10.99 / $11.99 Library eBook 9781350038875 Series: GCSE Student Guides • Methuen Drama

Adapted by adaptor

Premiered at the National Theatre and winner of both the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Play, Alan Bennett's The History Boys confronts issues of education, sexuality and peer pressure through a group of boys preparing for their Oxbridge exams. Carefully following the requirements of GCSE English Literature objectives, this study guide features expert advice on how to write about modern drama, activities for group and independent work, and accessible analysis of the play's themes, context and characters. This edition also features new interviews with Alan Bennett and the play's original director, Sir Nicholas Hytner. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 120 pages PB 9781474229838 • £10.99 / $13.95 Individual eBook 9781474229852 • £10.99 Library eBook 9781474229845 Series: GCSE Student Guides • Methuen Drama World All Languages (excluding USA/Canada)

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Access the leading resource on dress across cultures and throughout history Incorporating the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, The Berg Fashion Library offers users access to an expanding range of essential fashion resources. A unique timeline feature and multiple browse options give users instant access to the world history of dress and fashion.

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Series Editors: Michael Dobson, The Shakespeare Institute UK, Abigail Rokison-Woodall, The Shakespeare Institute, UK and Simon Russell Beale, distinguished actor. This major new series features annotations specifically designed to meet actors’ needs. Providing the trustworthy scholarship of the Arden Shakespeare, the editions provide actors, and students interested in performance, with ideal texts to be used in the rehearsal room or the classroom. Key Features: • A larger format and font size for easy reading, with space to add annotations • Facing-page notes with short definitions and known textual variants • Short introductions covering metre, key performance moments and textual histories Building on The Arden Shakespeare’s reputation for excellence, authority and originality, this series is ideal for actors, directors, and students of the plays as they are performed.

Romeo and Juliet: Arden Performance Editions

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Arden Performance Editions

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Edited by Paul Menzer, Mary Baldwin College, USA

Edited by Abigail Rokison-Woodall, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Adapted by adaptor

Adapted by adaptor

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UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 264 pages PB 9781474245197 • £6.99 / $9.95 Individual eBook 9781474245203 • £6.99 / $7.99 Library eBook 9781474245210 Series: Arden Performance Editions • The Arden Shakespeare

Hamlet: Arden Performance Editions

Much Ado About Nothing: Arden Performance Editions

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Edited by Abigail Rokison-Woodall, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Edited by Anna Kamaralli, Independent Scholar

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Arden Performance Editions

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Arden Shakespeare Third Series General editors: Richard Proudfoot, King’s College London, UK; Ann Thompson, King's College London, UK; David Scott Kastan, Yale University, USA; H.R. Woudhuysen, University of Oxford, UK The Arden Shakespeare has long set the gold standard in annotated, scholarly editions of Shakespeare's plays. Each Arden edition in the Third Series includes: • A full and concise introduction with illustrations, designed to engage and attract the reader • A modernized, easy-to-read version of the text • Thorough commentary on every page explaining the speech and action taking place • Detailed explanations of unusual words and phrases • Appendices, source notes and extracts giving a fully rounded understanding for students • An index providing a pathway through the material

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Titus Andronicus

Third Series

Revised Edition

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Jadavpur University, India

Jonathan Bate, University of Oxford, UK

Adapted by adaptor

This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream provides a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts. The editor brings fresh perspectives on global productions and adaptations of this most loved of Shakespeare's comedies as well as new insights into this most-loved of Shakespeare's comedies. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 400 pages • 21 bw illus PB 9781408133491 • £8.99 / $12.95 • HB 9781408133507 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781408142776 • £8.99 / $9.99 Library eBook 9781408142769 Series: The Arden Shakespeare Third Series • The Arden Shakespeare

King Edward III William Shakespeare Edited by Richard Proudfoot, King's College London, UK & Nicola Bennett, Independent Scholar, UK Adapted by adaptor

King Edward III is increasingly thought to have been written in significant part by Shakespeare. This landmark new edition by textual expert and General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare, Richard Proudfoot, offers a full account of the play's text and the evidence of Shakespeare's hand at work in it. Fully annotated with on-page notes and a lengthy critical introduction which also explores the play's production history and the impact of its historical context. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 464 pages • 15 bw illus PB 9781903436387 • £16.99 / $14.95 • HB 9781903436370 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781408151860 • £16.99 / $17.99 Library eBook 9781408151853 Series: The Arden Shakespeare Third Series • The Arden Shakespeare

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Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare's earliest and bloodiest tragedies. Jonathan Bate's original Arden edition was first published in 1995 and has had a significant influence on how the play has been performed and studied in the past 20 years. This revised edition includes a new 10,000 word introductory essay in which Bate reassesses his views on the play's co-authorship with George Peele in the light of contemporary textual scholarship and updates his lively account of the play's performance history on the international stage and screen. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 376 pages • 20 bw illus PB 9781350030916 • £10.99 / $13.95 • HB 9781350030909 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781350030923 • £9.99 / $10.99 Library eBook 9781350030893 Series: The Arden Shakespeare Third Series • The Arden Shakespeare

King John Third Series William Shakespeare Edited by John Tobin, University of Massachusetts, USA & Jesse Lander, University of Notre Dame, USA Adapted by adaptor

King John tells the story of John's struggle to retain the crown in the face of alternative claims to the throne from France and is one of the earlier history plays. The new Arden Third Series edition offers students a comprehensive introduction exploring the play's relationship to its source and to later plays in the history cycle, as well as giving a full account of its critical and performance history, including key productions in 2015 which marked the anniversary of Magna Carta. As such this is the most detailed, informative and up-to-date student edition available. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 408 pages PB 9781904271390 • £12.99 / $14.95 • HB 9781904271383 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781408151945 • £11.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781408151938 Series: The Arden Shakespeare Third Series • The Arden Shakespeare

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Series Editors: Dympna Callaghan, Syracuse University, USA This series offers a new type of study aid which combines lively critical insight with practical guidance on the critical writing skills students need to develop in order to engage fully with Shakespeare's texts.

Much Ado About Nothing: Language and Writing

King Richard III: Language and Writing

Indira Ghose, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Rebecca Lemon, University of Southern California, USA

Adapted by adaptor

Much Ado About Nothing presents a world of glittering surfaces and exquisite social performances. The language of the play sparkles with a fireworks of wit and dazzling bouts of repartee, most memorably in the "merry war" of words between the reluctant lovers, Benedick and Beatrice. A closer look at the language of the play, however, reveals it to be laced with violence and charged with the desire to humiliate others. This study guide focuses on examining the array of the uses of language that the play displays, and probes into the ideas about language that it explores.

King Richard III depicts the rise, reign and fall of the ruthless Duke of Gloucester. Shakespeare presents a masterful study in the language of deception and manipulation in the character of Richard who lies, persuades and kills on his path to the throne. This study guide provides insight into the rhetoric of key speeches and pays specific attention to the changing perceptions of King Richard III in history and art. The final section of this volume focuses on giving students the necessary tools and skills needed for writing an effective and comprehensive essay.

UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 192 pages PB 9781472580979 • £14.99 / $20.95 • HB 9781472580986 • £45.00 / $60.00 Individual eBook 9781472580993 • £14.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781472581006 Series: Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing • The Arden Shakespeare

UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 192 pages PB 9781474253345 • £14.99 / $20.95 • HB 9781474253352 • £45.00 / $60.00 Individual eBook 9781474253369 • £14.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781474253376 Series: Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing • The Arden Shakespeare

Adapted by adaptor

Much Ado About Nothing: A Critical Reader

A Woman Killed With Kindness

Edited by Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, UK & Peter J. Smith, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Edited by Margaret Jane Kidnie, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Adapted by adaptor

This volume offers an accessible and thoughtprovoking guide to this major Shakespearean comedy, surveying its key themes and evolving critical preoccupations. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play’s rich stage and screen performance, looking closely at major contemporary performance. Moving through to four new critical essays, the guide opens up fresh perspectives, including contemporary directors’ deployment of older actors within the lead roles, the play’s relationship to Love’s Labour’s Lost, its presence on Youtube and the ways in which tales and ruses in the play belong to a wider concern with varieties of crime. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781474284370 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474284394 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474284387 Series: Arden Early Modern Drama Guides • The Arden Shakespeare

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Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing

Thomas Heywood

Adapted by adaptor

The most studied of Thomas Heywood's plays, A Woman Killed With Kindness explores the boundaries of marital punishment and the moral weight of mercy. This major new edition of this startling domestic tragedy offers the standard, depth and range associated with all Arden editions. The on-page commentary notes explain the language, references and staging issues posed by the text while the lengthy, illustrated introduction offers a lively overview of the play's historical, performance and critical contexts. This is the ideal edition for study and performance. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 320 pages • 14 bw illus PB 9781904271581 • £14.99 / $20.95 • HB 9781408129975 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781408151969 • £14.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781408151952 Series: Arden Early Modern Drama • The Arden Shakespeare

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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama

Reading Shakespeare's Soliloquies

An Introduction with Primary Sources

Text, Theatre, Film

Brinda Charry, Syracuse University, USA

Neil Corcoran

Adapted by adaptor

Adapted by adaptor

The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama is a single critical and contextual resource for students embarking on an in-depth exploration of early modern drama, providing both critical insight and accessible contextual information. This companion equips students with the information needed to situate the plays in their socio-political, intellectual and literary contexts. Divided into two parts, it introduces students to the major authors and significant dramatic texts of the period and emphasises the importance of both a historicist and close-reading approach to better engage with these works. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 360 pages • 11 bw illus PB 9781472572240 • £18.99 / $25.95 • HB 9781472572257 • £60.00 / $82.00 Individual eBook 9781472572264 • £18.99 / $20.99 Library eBook 9781472572271 The Arden Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Fathers and Daughters Oliver Ford Davies, Independent Scholar and Actor, UK Adapted by adaptor

A theme that obsessed Shakespeare in over 20 plays from Titus Andronicus to The Tempest was the relationship between a daughter and her father. Drawing on a lifetime’s experience of playing Shakespearian roles, Oliver Ford Davies has written an engaging and deeply researched study of a topic that has intrigued him from playing Capulet in 1967, King Lear in 2002, to Polonius in 2008. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 224 pages • 5 bw illus PB 9781350038462 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474290135 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474290142 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474290159 The Arden Shakespeare

Neil Corcoran offers a thorough exploration and explanation of the origin, nature, development and reception of Shakespeare's soliloquies. Divided into four parts, the book supplies the historical and theoretical contexts necessary to understanding, offers extensive and insightful close readings of particular soliloquies and includes interviews with eight renowned Shakespearean actors providing details of the practical performance of the soliloquy. UK January 2018 • US March 2018 • 240 pages • 8 bw illus PB 9781474253505 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474253512 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474253529 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474253536 The Arden Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Patrice Chéreau Dominique Goy-Blanquet, University of Picardie, France Adapted by adaptor

Patrice Chéreau (1944 - 2013) was one of France’s leading directors in the theatre and on film and a major influence on Shakespearean performance. He is internationally known for memorable productions of both drama and opera. Drawing on new interviews with many of Chereau's collaborators, this study explores a unique theatre maker's interpretations of Shakespeare in relation to the European tradition and to his wider body of work on stage and film, to establish his profound influence on other producers of Shakespeare. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 224 pages • 6 bw illus HB 9781474273916 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474273923 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474273930 Series: Shakespeare in the Theatre • The Arden Shakespeare

Arden Shakespeare: The State of Play Series Editors: Professor Ann Thompson, King's College London, UK and Professor Lena Orlin, Georgetown University, USA Each volume in the series is an expedition to discover the ‘state of play’ with respect to Shakespeare’s major plays. Featuring ten or more newly commissioned essays written by world-class Shakespeareans, each volume presents a detailed engagement with a single play, focusing on current issues in teaching, performance and research

The Revenger's Tragedy: The State of Play Edited by Gretchen Minton, Montana State University, USA Adapted by adaptor

The Revenger’s Tragedy (1606), now widely attributed to Thomas Middleton, is a play that provides a dark, satirical response to other revenge tragedies such as Hamlet. This collection of ten newly-commissioned essays situates the play with respect to other Middleton and Shakespeare works as well as repertory, showcasing recent research about the play’s engagement with issues such as religion, genre, race, language and performance. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 296 pages HB 9781474280372 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474280389 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474280396 Series: Arden Shakespeare The State of Play • The Arden Shakespeare

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The Sonnets: The State of Play Edited by Hannah Crawforth, King's College London, UK, Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, King's College London, UK & Clare Whitehead, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Adapted by adaptor

Shakespeare's Sonnets both generate and demonstrate many of today's most pressing debates about Shakespeare and poetry. They explore history and aesthetics, gender and society, time and memory, and continue to invite divergent responses from critics and poets. This freeze-frame volume showcases the range of current debate and ideas surrounding these still startling poems. Each chapter has been carefully selected for its originality and relevance to the needs of students, teachers and researchers. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 312 pages HB 9781474277136 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474277143 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474277150 Series: Arden Shakespeare The State of Play • The Arden Shakespeare

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Series Editor: Evelyn Gajowski, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA This series provides a comprehensive analysis of the theoretical developments that have dominated Shakespeare studies since the advent of postmodernism, as well as those that are emerging at the present moment.

Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory Christopher Marlow, University of Lincoln, UK Adapted by adaptor

Cultural materialism is one of the most important and one of the most provocative theories to have emerged in the last thirty years. Combining close attention to Shakespearean texts and the conditions of their production with an explicit left-wing political affiliation, cultural materialism offers readers a radical avenue through which to engage with Shakespeare and his world. Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory charts the inception and development of this theory, setting out its central tenets and analysing the work of key thinkers such as Alan Sinfield, Jonathan Dollimore, Terence Hawkes and Catherine Belsey.

The Tempest on iPad By Heuristic Shakespeare Enjoy, explore and understand Shakespeare’s The Tempest like never before

“I can imagine generations who will owe a lifelong love of Shakespeare to this astonishing app” – Stephen Fry

UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 224 pages HB 9781472572967 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781472572950 • £64.99 / $69.99 Library eBook 9781472572943 Series: Shakespeare and Theory • The Arden Shakespeare

Shakespeare and Feminist Theory Marianne Novy, University of Pittsburgh, USA

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Shakespeare and Theory

Adapted by adaptor

Are Shakespeare’s plays dramatizations of patriarchy or representations of assertive and eloquent women? Or are they sometimes both? And is it relevant, and if so how, that his women were first played by boys? This book shows how many kinds of feminist theory help analyze the dynamics of Shakespeare’s plays. This lively exploration of these and related issues is an ideal introduction to the field of feminist readings of Shakespeare. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 224 pages HB 9781472567079 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781472567086 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781472567093 Series: Shakespeare and Theory • The Arden Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Artists

The Tempest, with Sir Ian McKellen as Prospero and Sir Derek Jacobi as Gonzalo, is a new app with the full text, essays and notes from the Arden Shakespeare edition of the play at its very heart. • Come face-to-face with a cast of Shakespearean actors performing the play in a one-to-one relationship with you, the app user • Access the full Arden Shakespeare edition of The Tempest • Unlock a wealth of information with video explanations and discussions of characters and themes with Sir Ian McKellen and Professor Sir Jonathan Bate

The Painters, Sculptors, Poets and Musicians in his Plays and Poems B. J. Sokol, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Adapted by adaptor

This study of the many poets, musicians and visual artists portrayed or described in Shakespeare’s plays and poems reveals a fascination with art and its makers that continued to influence Shakespeare’s work throughout his career. It also uncovers unexpected aspects of an enthusiastic Elizabethan consumption of artworks, an enthusiasm that had significant bearing on the quite new profession that Shakespeare himself followed.

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Queer Shakespeare

Broadcast your Shakespeare

Desire and Sexuality

Continuity and Change Across Media

Edited by Goran Stanivukovic, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada

Edited by Stephen O'Neill, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland

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Queer Shakespeare draws together 13 essays, which offer a major reassessment of criticism on desire and sexuality in Shakespeare. Bringing together some of the most prominent critics working at the intersection of Shakespeare studies and queer criticism, this collection shows that queer Shakespeare studies is an especially vibrant scholarly field. Taken together, these essays treat Shakespeare as the key object of analysis producing concepts and ideas that draw power from a focussed study of language and objects as embodiments of queerness.

This volume of essays contributes to current debates about Shakespeare in new media. It importantly develops the field by providing a comparativist approach to Shakespeare’s dynamic media history. Contributors to Broadcast Your Shakespeare address the variety of ways Shakespeare texts have been expressed through different media and continue to be. Writing at the intersection of Shakespeare studies and media studies, these international contributors also consider the role of a particular media in producing Shakespeare’s effect on us - as readers, viewers and users.

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Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre Edited by Gillian Woods, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK & Sarah Dustagheer, University of Kent, UK Adapted by adaptor

Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre illustrates the creative possibilities of these understudied but crucial parts of play-texts. It brings together the most recent and innovative research from a range of established and emerging scholars. Essays illuminate the function of stage directions on both the stage and the page, considering issues such as the playwrights’ shaping of space, the actor’s body, the audience’s gaze and the reader’s imagination. In asking how stage directions impact on the dialogue they frame, this collection provides new insights into a range of Renaissance plays. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 320 pages HB 9781474257473 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474257480 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474257497 The Arden Shakespeare

Playing Indoors Staging Early Modern Drama in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Will Tosh, Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK Adapted by adaptor

Globe research fellow Will Tosh reveals the results of a two-year study into the performance of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama in this unique theatre, drawing together insights into historic practice as undertaken in early modern playhouses and exploring the impact an intimate, timber, candle-lit theatre makes on modern-day actors and spectators. Accessibly written and intended for a wide audience of students, scholars and theatre-goers, Playing Indoors is a valuable contribution to the young field of practice-as-research. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 240 pages • 12 bw illus HB 9781350013889 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781350013872 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781350013865 The Arden Shakespeare

The Art of Law in Shakespeare Temporality, Genre and Experience in the Age of Shakespeare Forms of Time Edited by Lauren Shohet, Villanova University, USA Adapted by adaptor

Focusing on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, these original essays by leading scholars explore how theatrical, aesthetic, and linguistic forms engage early modern experiences of temporality. Encompassing comedy, tragedy, history, and romance, some contributions consider how different models of pastness, presentness, sequentiality, memory, and historical meaning underwrite particular representational practices. Others, conversely, investigate how aesthetic forms afforded diverse ways for early-modern people to understand or experience time - and how this can impact us today.

Paul Raffield, University of Warwick, UK Adapted by adaptor

Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Paul Raffield analyses the development of common law and poetic drama during the first decade of Jacobean rule. The broad premise of The Art of Law in Shakespeare is that the ‘artificial reason’ of law was a complex art form that shared the same rhetorical strategy as the plays of Shakespeare. Each chapter investigates a particular aspect of the common law, seen through the lens of a specific play by Shakespeare. UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 288 pages HB 9781509905478 • £80.00 / $99.99 Individual eBook 9781509905485 • £79.99 Library eBook 978150990542 Hart Publishing

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The Great European Stage Directors Set 2: Volumes 5-8 Four-Volume Set Edited by Simon Shepherd, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK The second 4 volumes on European stage directors offer an authoritative account of the work, lineage and legacy of the major European theatre directors from the second half of the twentieth century. Each volume provides substantial treatment of three major directors, with each director considered by two specialists, combining analysis of the director’s practical craft with accounts of the historical, cultural and theoretical context of their practice. Links between the featured directors and other artists and directors from the period are traced to round out the picture of influences and artistic development. Among the 12 directors to receive in-depth coverage are Grotowski, Brook, Barba, Littlewood, Stein, Mnouchkine, Castellucci, Bausch, and Fabre. UK October 2018 • US November 2018 • 4 vols. • 1,216 pp • 64 bw illus HB Set 9781474254168 • £300.00 / $406.00 Special introductory price of £270.00 / $365.00 available until 3 months after publication Series: Great Stage Directors Methuen Drama

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Six-Volume Set Edited by Christopher B. Balme, University of Munich, Germany & Tracy C. Davis, Northwestern University, USA The definitive overview of theatre throughout history. A Cultural History of Theatre presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture. Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: Institutional Frameworks; Social Functions; Sexuality and Gender; The Environment of Theatre; Circulation; Interpretations; Communities of Production; Repertoire and Genres; Technologies of Performance; Knowledge Transmission: Media and Memory. UK September 2017 • US November 2017 • 6 vols. • 1,824 pp • 270 bw illus. HB Set 9781472585844 • £395.00 / $550.00 Series: The Cultural Histories Series Methuen Drama

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A Cultural History of Theatre

Decades of Modern American Drama: Playwriting from the 1930s to 2009 Eight-Volume Set Edited by Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut, USA & Julia Listgarten, University of Central Florida, USA The definitive history of modern American drama from the 1930s to the end of the first decade of the 21st century. Decades of Modern American Drama provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1930s to 2009 in eight volumes. Each volume equips readers with a detailed understanding of the context from which the work emerged: an introduction considers life in the decade with a focus on domestic life and conditions, social changes, culture, media, technology, industry and political events; while a chapter on the theatre of the decade offers a wide-ranging and thorough survey of theatres, companies, dramatists, new movements and developments in response to the economic and political conditions of the day. The work of the four most prominent playwrights from the decade receives in-depth analysis and re-evaluation by a team of experts, together with commentary on their subsequent work and legacy. A final section brings together documents such as interviews with the playwrights and with directors, drafts of play scenes, and other material that throws light on the period. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 8 vols. • 2,816pp HB Set 9781472572646 • £465.00 / $628.00 Methuen Drama

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Three-Volume Set Edited by Michael Richardson, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK This Encyclopedia presents the first comprehensive and systematic overview of surrealism internationally, covering the theorists, critics, novelists, poets, playwrights, screenwriters, painters, collagists, object makers, sculptors, and film makers who made the surrealist movement. Alongside articles on writers and visual artists, the Encyclopedia includes overviews of national surrealist movements, related artistic and intellectual movements, key journals, patrons and collections, detailed overviews of surrealism’s influence across the visual, applied and performing arts, and analyses of the key concepts which underpin surrealist theory and practice. Volume 1: Movements Volume 2: Surrealists A-M Volume 3: Surrealists N-Z UK December 2018 • US February 2019 • 3 vols. • 2,304 pp •350 bw illus, 100 colour illus HB Set 9781474226936 • £550.00 / $742.00 Special introductory price of £495.00/ $668.00 available until 3 months after publication Bloomsbury Academic

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Drama & Performance Studies Catalogue 2017-18  

Bloomsbury's latest publications in drama and performance studies, including titles from Methuen Drama and The Arden Shakespeare.

Drama & Performance Studies Catalogue 2017-18  

Bloomsbury's latest publications in drama and performance studies, including titles from Methuen Drama and The Arden Shakespeare.