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The Stair - A Play In One Act By Darren Brealey
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The age-old story of office politics, red tape and justification of jobs held by employees in power. Mr Green is the company boss. He meets Carson in the fire stairwell. It’s lunch time, Mr... More > Green is incredibly busy and the lift is broken. Through the two protagonists’ conversation, we learn that the task of getting the lift repaired is anything but a simple one. Finding a simple solution via meetings, faxes, memos, voice mail and the trappings of bureaucracy couldn’t be easier. Could it? The lift is stuck and we meet in the fire stairwell.< Less
The Stair - a play in one act By Darren Brealey
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The age-old story of office politics, red tape and justification of jobs held by employees in power. Mr Green is the company boss. He meets Carson in the fire stairwell. It’s lunch time, Mr... More > Green is incredibly busy and the lift is broken. Through the two protagonists’ conversation, we learn that the task of getting the lift repaired is anything but a simple one. Finding a simple solution via meetings, faxes, memos, voice mail and the trappings of bureaucracy couldn’t be easier. Could it? The lift is stuck and we meet in the fire stairwell.< Less
The Mechanics - a play in one act By Darren Brealey
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Meet old school, all-knowing tradesman, Norbert who works hard at keeping ahead of the next crisis in the car repair workshop. He generously takes new kid, Colin, under his wing, tutoring him in the... More > sacred art of mechanical ethics, love and relationships. Norbert knows a lot of things. He knows. In fact, sometimes, he will tell you too many times that he knows. Norbert attempts to educate Colin about the games men and woman play (or at least the games men think women want them to play.) Colin proves he isn’t as stupid as appearances initially indicate.< Less
If: A Play in Four Acts By Lord Dunsany
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany... More > (/dʌnˈseɪni/; 24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was an Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in fantasy, published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. He is best known for his 1924 fantasy novel The King of Elfland's Daughter. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Plunkett,_18th_Baron_of_Dunsany< Less
Chitra: A Play in One Act By Rabindranath Tagore
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THIS lyrical drama was written about twenty-five years ago. It is based on the following story from the Mahabharata. In the course of his wanderings, in fulfilment of a vow of penance, Arjuna... More > came to Manipur. There he saw Chitrangada, the beautiful daughter of Chitravahana, the king of the country. Smitten with her charms, he asked the king for the hand of his daughter in marriage. Chitravahana asked him who he was, and learning that he was Arjuna the Pandara, told him that Prabhanjana, one of his ancestors in the kingly line of Manipur, had long been childless. In order to obtain an heir, he performed severe penances. Pleased with these austerities, the god Shiva gave him this boon, that he and his successors should each have one child. It so happened that the promised child had invariably been a son. He, Chitravahana, was the first to have only a daughter Chitrangada to perpetuate the race. He had, therefore, always treated her as a son and had made her his heir.< Less
Magda: A Play in Four Acts By Hermann Sudermann
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Hermann Sudermann (30 September 1857 – 21 November 1928)... More > was a German dramatist and novelist.He was born at Matzicken, a village just to the east of Heydekrug in the Province of Prussia (now Macikai and Šilutė, in southwestern Lithuania), close to the Russian frontier. The Sudermanns were a Mennonite family long settled near the former Elbing, East Prussia, (now Elbląg), Poland).His father owned a small brewery in Heydekrug, and Sudermann received his early education at the Realschule in Elbing, but, his parents having been reduced in circumstances, he was apprenticed to a chemist at the age of fourteen. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Sudermann< Less
Honor: A Play in Four Acts By Hermann Sudermann
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Hermann Sudermann (30 September 1857 – 21 November 1928)... More > was a German dramatist and novelist.He was born at Matzicken, a village just to the east of Heydekrug in the Province of Prussia (now Macikai and Šilutė, in southwestern Lithuania), close to the Russian frontier. The Sudermanns were a Mennonite family long settled near the former Elbing, East Prussia, (now Elbląg), Poland).His father owned a small brewery in Heydekrug, and Sudermann received his early education at the Realschule in Elbing, but, his parents having been reduced in circumstances, he was apprenticed to a chemist at the age of fourteen. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Sudermann< Less
Such is Life: A Play in Five Acts By Frank Wedekind
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Benjamin Franklin Wedekind (July 24, 1864 – March 9, 1918),... More > usually known as Frank Wedekind, was a German playwright. His work, which often criticizes bourgeois attitudes (particularly towards sex), is considered to anticipate expressionism, and he was a major influence on the development of epic theatre.Benjamin Franklin Wedekind was born on July 24, 1864 in Hannover, Germany. His mother was Swiss and became pregnant with him in San Francisco. His father, a German, had a Swiss castle in which Wedekind grew up.Until World War I, when he was forced to obtain a German passport, he was an American citizen and traveled throughout Europe. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Wedekind< Less
The Fugitive: A Play in Four Acts By John Galsworthy
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Galsworthy OM... More > (/ˈɡɔːlzwɜːrði/; 14 August 1867 – 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.Galsworthy was born at what is now known as Galsworthy House (then called Parkhurst) on Kingston Hill in Surrey, England, the son of John and Blanche Bailey (née Bartleet) Galsworthy. His family was wealthy and well established, with a large estate in Kingston upon Thames that is now the site of three schools: Marymount International School, Rokeby Preparatory School, and Holy Cross Preparatory School. He attended Harrow and New College, Oxford, training as a barrister, and was called to the bar in 1890. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Galsworthy< Less
The Chicks - A Play In One Act By Darren Brealey
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This is a seriously scary look at filthy, outer suburb, cigarette-smoking scrags called Jenny, Amanda and Sheryl. If you thought boys were crude and disgusting when they mob together, these three... More > dirty skanks will have you dry retching into your stubbie-holder from the word go. Jenny, Amanda and Sheryl could have been the school captain, the vice president of the local council or maybe even a shopkeeper. However, their antics with their boyfriends, Peanut, Booga and Pigface, somehow distract them from their futures as anything but middle class. Meeting at the local cinema for their weekly ritual of movie-going, the three young girls come together to parade their outwardly disgusting habits, language and home secrets.< Less

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