District Six and Other Plays - District Six and other plays, a collection of short, modern South African drama, will engage learners everywhere. From a one-woman play to physical theatre, it meets teacher's needs for plays that have literary value and can be studied in-depth, as well as for those that can be easily performed. Featuring successfully staged works by acclaimed playwrights David Kramer, Fatima Dike, Nadia Davids, Fiona Coyne, Michael Williams, and Roy Sargeant.
Now I am Alone 2: SA Monologues - A collection of thirty monologues from South African plays, fifteen for male performers and fifteen for female performers, suitable for use by young adults sixteen years and older. Includes details of the source play and notes on the character and context of the monologue. Playwrights include Brett Bailey, Malika Ndlovu, Reza de Wet, Sue Pam-Grant, Lauren Bates, Mike van Graan, Ashraf Johaardien, Robin Malan, Sibusiso Mamba, Paul Slabolepszy, and Omphile Molusi
Pygmalion - Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship An idealistic professor transforms an unsophisticated Cockney girl into a refined young lady in this classic drama set in turn-of-the-century London. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information. A chronology of the author's life and work � A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context. An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations. Detailed explanatory notes. Critical analysis including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work. Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction. A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience. Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson
Caucasian Chalk Circle (Methuen Student Edition) -This Student Edition of Brecht's classic dramatisation of the conflict over possession of a child features an extensive introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as questions for further study and notes on words and phrases in the text. It is the perfect edition for students of theatre and literature. Brecht projects an ancient Chinese story onto a realistic setting in Soviet Georgia. In a theme that echoes the Judgment of Solomon, two women argue over the possession of a child; thanks to the unruly judge, Azdak (one of Brecht's most vivid creations) natural justice is done and the peasant Grusha keeps the child she loves, even though she is not its mother. Written in exile in the United States during the Second World War, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" is a politically-charged, much-revived and complex example of Brecht's epic theatre. This volume contains expert notes on the author's life and work, historical and political background to the play, photographs from stage productions and a glossary of difficult words and phrases. It features the acclaimed translation by James and Tania Stern with W. H. Auden.
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