Plays For Schools

In November 2012, local theatre company The Necessary Stage launchedPlays for Schools, the fourth collection of plays by the award-winning local playwright. The plays featured in this anthology include contemporary adaptations such as HamletSuch Sweet Sorrow (based on Romeo and Juliet), What Big Bombs You Have (referencing Little Red Riding Hood) and Ah Boy & the Beanstalk (based on Jack and the Beanstalk). The collection also includes the hugely entertaining History, Whose Story? and Survivor Singapore, the latter being previously staged to full houses at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival in 2007. This compilation also includes an introduction by Alvin Tan, Founder and Artistic Director of TNS, as well as Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma’s notes on the plays.
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The Complete Dramatic Works

The present volume gathers all of Beckett's texts for theatre, from 1955 to 1984. It includes both the major dramatic works and the short and more compressed texts for the stage and for radio. 'He believes in the cadence, the comma, the bite of word on reality, whatever else he believes; and his devotion to them, he makes clear, is a sufficient focus for the reader's attention. In the modern history of literature he is a unique moral figure, not a dreamer of rose-gardens but a cultivator of what will grow in the waste land, who can make us see the exhilarating design that thorns and yucca share with whatever will grow anywhere.' - Hugh Kenner Contents: Waiting for GodotEndgameHappy DaysAll That FallActs Without WordsKrapp's Last TapeRoughs for the TheatreEmbersRoughs for the RadioWords and MusicCascandoPlayFilmThe Old TuneCome and GoEh JoeBreathNot IThat TimeFootfallsGhost Trio,...but the clouds..., A Piece of MonologueRockabyOhio ImpromptuQuadCatastropheNacht und TraumeWhat Where.
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Arthur Miller Plays

In the history of postwar American art and politics, Arthur Miller casts a long shadow as a playwright of stunning range and power whose works held up a mirror to America and its shifting values. The Penguin Arthur Miller celebrates Miller’s creative and intellectual legacy by bringing together the breadth of his plays, which span the decades from the 1930s to the new millennium. From his quiet debut, The Man Who Had All the Luck, and All My Sons, the follow-up that established him as a major talent, to career hallmarks like The Crucible and Death of a Salesman, and later works like Mr. Peters’ Connections and Resurrection Blues, the range and courage of Miller’s moral and artistic vision are here on full display. Including eighteen plays—some known by all and others that will come as discoveries to many readers—The Penguin Arthur Miller is a collectible treasure for fans of Miller’s drama and an indispensable resource for students of the theatre. The Penguin Arthur Miller includes: The Man Who Had All the LuckAll My SonsDeath of a SalesmanAn Enemy of the PeopleThe CrucibleA View from the BridgeAfter the FallIncident at VichyThe PriceThe Creation of the World and Other BusinessThe Archbishop’s CeilingThe American ClockPlaying for TimeThe Ride Down Mt. MorganThe Last YankeeBroken GlassMr. Peters’ Connections, and Resurrection Blues. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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In Love and Warcraft

Evie Malone- gamer girl, college senior and confirmed virgin- has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend, she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who've screwed up their relationships. Love is like Warcraft, after all. It's all about strategies, game plans, and not taking stupid risks... No. of copies in library catalogue: 1  
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Mergers & Accusations

Lawyer Ellen Toh is in a bit of a bind - she is a closeted lesbian, attracted to women, but forced to put on a heterosexual front in her high-powered workplace. She marries her best friend and colleague, Jonathan, only to have her marriage unravel when she meets Lesley, a rising young lawyer who is startlingly candid about her sexuality. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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Hero Hindustani

After the passing away of his son and Caucasian daughter-in-law, London-based widower Purshotam Agarwal brings up his granddaughter, Namrata, on his own. When she matures, he pressurizes her to get married to Tikamgarh-based Ranveer's son. She travels to India, and much to his chagrin refuses to get married to the boy of his choice, and instead brings back a wealthy male named Romi, who she claims is her fiancé. Little does Purshotam know that Romi is not who he claims to be, and that Namrata has no intention of marrying him either. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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Family 2.0

Michael is so fed up with his life that he picks another family to become part of. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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The Colored Museum

The play features eleven vignettes that satirise elements of African American culture: Git on Board, Cookin' with Aunt Ethel, The Photo Session, Soldier with a Secret, The Gospel According to Miss Roj, The Hairpiece, The Last Mama-on-the-Couch, Symbiosis, Lala's Opening, Permutations and The Party. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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The Case of the Crushed Petunias

The Case of the Crushed Petunias is the story of Dorothy Simple, a woman trapped in her job at a prim and proper shop in Massachusetts. Her complacent existence is interrupted by a visit from a tall man who works for LIFE Inc. who, she discovers, trampled her petunias the night before. With offers of poetry and packets of seeds, he helps her break free from her dreary life. No. of copies in library catalogue: 3
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The Chocolate Affair

Beverley has checked into a seedy motel. It is Halloween and she has her daughter's candy which she starts to eat - then two pieces of candy an M&M and Mr Goodbar come to life. No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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The Serpent

The ambitious hour-long Serpent attempts to examine some major-league questions: Why do people kill one another? Where does evil come from? Is any claim to innocence still possible in our contaminated world? No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
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