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Martin Banham

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Martin Banham has been involved in theatre in Nigeria where he co-founded the Ibadan School of Drama.
He has extensive knowledge of theatre as it is performed on stage.

Martin Banham Books

Anton Chekhov

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Anton Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860 and died on July 15, 1904. Chekov was a Russian author of plays and short stories. Many of these short stories can be found in Plays and Stories

Anton Chekhov Books

The Coen Brothers

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The Coen Brothers are American film directors, producers, screenwriters, and editors. They are Joel and Ethan Coen.
The pair have produced many very successful films such as Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998) and No Country for Old Men (2007), to mention a few. The Hudsucker Proxy is one of their less-successful efforts, but interesting nonetheless.

The Coen Brothers Books

Gill Foreman

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A Practical Guide to Working in Theatre by Gill Foreman
Gill Foreman was the Acting Head of the Young People's Programme at the Royal Shakespeare Co. and former Director of Education at the Bristol Old Vic.

Gill Foreman Books

Brian Friel

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Philadelphia Here I Come by Brian Friel
Brian Friel was born in Knockmoyle, Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland on January 9, 1929.
He died on October 2, 2015 in Greencastle, County Donegal, Ireland. Friel was a dramatist and a short story writer. He has been compared with Samuel Becker, Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams for the quality of his craft.
Philadelphia Here I Come is set in the fictional town of Ballybeg, as a number of his other plays are set.
In these plays Friel offers us the vantage point to see a town developing from a small rural setting to a modern developed small city.

Henrik Ibsen

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Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
This is Ibsen's last play in verse and is based on Norwegian folklore

Ben Jonson

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Three Comedies by Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson was an English playwright and poet. He is regarded as second only to William Shakespeare in greatness for his Bartholomew Fair comedies. Indeed, there are those who suspect that it is Ben Johnson who scribed the plays and not Shakespeare.
Ben Jonson was born on June 11, 1572 and died on August 16, 1637. Three Comedies contains his best-known comedies, Volpone, The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair.

Neil Jordan

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Michael Collins by Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan was born in Rosses Point, Sligo, Ireland on February 25, 1950. Jordan is a film director, screenwriter, novelist among other things.
He is known mostly for The Crying Game and Michael Collins.

Paul Laverty

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Carla's Song by Paul Laverty
CARLA`S SONG tells the story of the relationship between George, a feckless Scottish bus driver, and Carla, a refugee from Nicaragua, adrift in Glasgow.

Eduardo Machado

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Floating Island Plays by Eduardo Machado

John Masefield

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Tragedy of Pompey the Great by John Masefield

Sean McCann

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Story of the Abbey Theatre by Sean McCann

Conor McPherson

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Shining City by Conor McPherson

Martin Meisel

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Shaw and the Nineteenth Century Theatre by Martin Meisel

Arthur Miller

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Crucible by Arthur Miller

Wendy Nelson Cave

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Who's Who in Shakespeare? by Wendy Nelson Cave

Phyllis Ryan

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The Company I Kept by Phyllis Ryan

Diane Samuels

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Kindertransport by Diane Samuels

Jean Paul Sartre

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Altona and Other Plays by Jean Paul Sartre

Nina Shengold

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The Actor's Book of Contemporary Stage Monologues by Nina Shengold

George Shiels

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Professor Tim by George Shiels

August Strindberg

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Three Plays by August Strindberg

Kathleen Tynan

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Life of Kenneth Tynan by Kathleen Tynan

Kenneth Tynan

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A View of the English Stage by Kenneth Tynan

Tennessee Williams

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A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays by Tennessee Williams