The Boys from Siam (Yale Drama Series)

By John Austin Connolly

Announcing the 2007 winner of the Yale Drama Series


John Connolly’s The Boys from Siam has been selected because the first winner of the Yale Drama sequence. This play used to be chosen via playwright and contest pass judgement on Edward Albee, winner of the Pulitzer prize. dependent loosely at the lives of nineteenth-century brothers Chang and Eng Bunker (the resource of the time period “Siamese twins”), The Boys from Siam is the haunting and lyrical tale of conjoined twins Pigg and Pegg. In his foreword, Edward Albee writes that the paintings is “a fantastically learned centred universe. It takes gigantic probabilities alongside the best way . . . and makes us care—really care.”


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The River

By Jez Butterworth

"The River is sort of a subtly crafted piece of chamber song. it really is teasing, haunting and hushed. it's also damnably tough to jot down approximately, as there's a secret at its center that i need to no longer reveal." —Charles Spencer, Telegraph

"One of the easiest productions of the year... a magnetically eerie,
luminously attractive psychodrama.” —Time Out (London)

"The River is refined, modern and darkish. here's a experience of the mysterious and of kinship with others long past. it really is probably approximately time and eternity, approximately that spot at the river that, whereas consistently a similar, is often altering. an excellent play, glinting and elusive as a fish." -Sarah Hemming, Financial Times

A distant fishing cabin, a guy and a lady, and a moonless evening - The River asks; once we locate one another, are we attempting to recapture anyone we as soon as misplaced? Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman starred within the hit Broadway construction of The River in 2014 after its profitable run in London.

Jez Butterworth is additionally the writer Mojo, The evening Heron, The Winterling, Parlour Song and Jerusalem. His performs have premiered in London on the Royal court docket Theatre and the Almeida Theatre and in long island urban on the Atlantic Theatre and on Broadway. He has received a variety of awards for his paintings, together with the E. M. Forster Award from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Somerset, England.

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King John & Henry VIII (Modern Library Classics)

By William Shakespeare

“Mad international, mad kings, mad composition!”
—King John
in a single quantity, eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen offer clean new versions of 2 vintage histories: Henry VIII and King John.
THIS quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 PAGES OF particular FEATURES:
• unique Introductions to Henry VIII and King John
• incisive scene-by-scene synopses and analyses with very important proof concerning the works
• remark on earlier and present productions in accordance with interviews with top administrators, actors, and designers
• pictures of key RSC productions
• an outline of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
excellent for college kids, theater pros, and basic readers, those smooth and available versions from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new common in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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The Time of Your Life

By William Saroyan

A programme textual content version released together with the Finborough Theatre to coincide with the centenary of the beginning of William Saroyan, The Time of Your lifestyles runs from 26 November - 20 December.

'In the time of our existence, reside - in order that in that wondrous time you shall now not upload to the distress and sorrow of the area, yet shall smile to the countless satisfaction and secret of it'

The Time of Your existence, a wealthy tapestry of human lifestyles, peopled by means of a great quantity of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer-hall-philosophers, is a 20th century American masterpiece.

The Time of Your lifestyles was once first provided on the Shubert Theatre, New Haven, united states, on 7 October 1939. It used to be the 1st play to win either the recent York Drama Critics' Circle award and the Pulitzer Prize. . it's been revived 3 times on Broadway; used to be filmed in 1948, starring James Cagney; and two times filmed for television. It used to be final obvious within the united kingdom in a star-studded Royal Shakespeare corporation creation in Stratford and London in 1983, and acquired the subsequent review:

'A amazing play which blazes forth like a courageous beacon: warming and entire of fire' day-by-day Mail

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Plays 3

By Harold Pinter

This revised 3rd quantity of Harold Pinter's paintings contains The Homecoming, previous occasions, No Man's Land, 4 shorter performs, six revue sketches and a brief tale. It additionally comprises the speech given by way of Pinter in 1970 on being offered the German Shakespeare Prize.

The Homecoming

'Of all Harold Pinter's significant performs, The Homecoming has the main robust narrative line... you're involved, lured on, sucked into the vortex.' Sunday Telegraph

'The such a lot excessive expression of compressed violence to be came upon anyplace in Pinter's plays.' The Times

Old Times

'A infrequent caliber of excessive pressure is clear, revealing in outdated instances a fantastically managed and expressive formality that has seldom been accomplished because the performs of Racine.' monetary Times

'Harold Pinter's poetic, Proustian outdated occasions has the inscrutability of a mysterious photograph, and the strain of an excellent thriller.' Independent

No Man's Land

'The paintings of our greatest dwelling playwright in its command of the language and its strength to erect a coherent constitution in a twilight sector of bewilderment and dismay.' the days

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Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation

By Harvey Pekar

"Working has been a e-book, a radio drama, a Broadway musical, and now a gripping image novel. i cannot converse for Studs, yet i think he could were tickled to work out it tailored via a former govt dossier clerk and salary slave, who is aware all approximately working." --Roger Ebert

In the thirty-five years for the reason that Pulitzer Prize-winner Studs Terkel's Working used to be first released, it has captivated thousands of readers with lyrical and heartbreaking money owed of the way their fellow voters generate profits. greatly considered as a masterpiece of phrases, it truly is now tailored into comedian publication shape by way of comics legend Harvey Pekar, the blue-collar antihero of his American booklet Award-winning comics sequence American Splendor.

In Studs Terkel's Working, Pekar deals an excellent visible edition of Terkel's verbatim interviews, taking part with either validated comics veterans and a few of the comedian underground's brightest new expertise. listed below are riveting debts of the lives of standard Americans--farmers, miners, barbers, hookers, field boys, stockbrokers--depicted with unsurpassed dignity and frankness. a visible deal with with a visceral influence, Studs Terkel's Working will satisfaction Terkel lovers far and wide, and introduce his strongest paintings to a brand new generation.

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The Tempest (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 1) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

This joyous play, the final comedy of Shakespeare's occupation, sums up his stagecraft with a demonstrate of likely easy ability. Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, dwelling on an enchanted island, has the chance to punish and forgive his enemies whilst he increases a tempest that drives them ashore--as good as to stop a uprising, to rearrange the assembly of his daughter, Miranda, with an eminently compatible younger prince, and, extra very important, to relinquish his magic powers in reputation of his advancing age. Richly full of track and magic, romance and comedy, the play's topic of affection and reconciliation deals a superb banquet for the senses and the heart.


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All in the Timing: Fourteen Plays

By David Ives

The realm in response to David Ives is a really upload position, and his performs represent a digital pressure attempt of the English language -- and of the audience's skill for disorientation and enjoyment. Ives's characters plunge into black holes referred to as "Philadelphias," the place the easiest wants are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, speedy, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con guy peddles classes in a doubtful language within which "hello" interprets as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud."

At as soon as enthralling and difficult, incisively clever and side-splittingly humorous, this unique paperback variation of Ives's performs comprises "Sure Thing," "Words, phrases, Words," "The common Language," "Variations at the dying of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long in the past and much Away," "Foreplay, or The artwork of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."

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