The Cagebirds

A Play in One Act

Author: David Campton

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871292742

Category: American drama

Page: 43

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Drama and Theatre Studies

Author: Sally Mackey,Simon Cooper

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748751686

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

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Revised and expanded edition for use with all Drama and Theatre Studies A & AS specifications.
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The One-Act Play Companion

A Guide to plays, playwrights and performance

Author: Colin Dolley,Rex Walford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408103168

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

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The one-act play stands apart as a distinct art form with some well known writers providing specialist material, among them Bernard Shaw, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill. Alan Ayckbourn, Edward Albee and Tennesee Williams. There are also lesser-known writers with plenty of material to offer, yet sourcing one-act plays to perform is notoriously hard. This companion is the first book to survey the work of over 250 playwrights in an illuminating A-Z guide. Multiple styles, nationalities and periods are covered, offering a treasure trove of compelling moments of theatre waiting to be discovered. Guidance on performing and staging one-act plays is also covered as well as essential contact information and where to apply for performance rights. A chapter introducing the history of the one-act play rounds off the title as a definitive guide.
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Horror Stories

Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson

Author: Darryl Jones

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191508640

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

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The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, the supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horror, colonial horror, and tales of the uncanny and precognition. This anthology brings together twenty-nine of the greatest horror stories of the period, from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century — Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, and Zola — as well as established genre classics from M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others. It includes rare and little-known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible, stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!
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The Hidden Places of England

Author: Peter Long

Publisher: Travel Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781904434122

Category: Travel

Page: 676

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England's landscape is as diverse as its culture. It is a country with magnificent landscapes. This guide looks at the more established places of interest throughout the country, but it also focuses on the more secluded and little known visitor attractions and places to stay, eat and drink.
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