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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 33 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Check Up: Our NHS at 70 by Mark Thomas
    Check Up: Our NHS at 70 - by Mark Thomas

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786825018 | ISBN 10: 1786825015

    Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, award-winning comedian and activist Mark Thomas takes a look at our NHS, what state it’s in, where it’s going, and what we need to do to keep it. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Disobedient Theatre: Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play by Chris Johnston
    Disobedient Theatre: Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play - by Chris Johnston

    £18.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781350014541 | ISBN 10: 1350014540

    Theatre is at its best when it is disobedient, when it argues back to society. But what enables it to achieve this impact? What makes it a force to be reckoned with? What are the principles and the tools of the trade that shape it to be effective, po ... more

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  • Cover image of book Workers Play Time: A Collection of Plays Born from the Great Struggles of the Trade Union Movement by Various authors
    Workers Play Time: A Collection of Plays Born from the Great Struggles of the Trade Union Movement - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780264271 | ISBN 10: 1780264275

    A collection of plays born from the great struggles of the Trade Union movement.   Characters from Tolpuddle to Trico, from the early struggles for organisation to the recent struggles to save the youth service, speak out in the dozen plays co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theatre & Protest by Lara Shalson
    Theatre & Protest - by Lara Shalson

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781137443090 | ISBN 10: 113744309x

    How does protest engage with theatre? What does theatre have to gain from protest?  Theatre and protest are often closely interlinked in the contemporary cultural and political landscape, and the line between protest and performance can be diffi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Years on the Parish: The Autobiography and Letters of George Garrett by Mike Morris, Tony Wailey, and Andrew Davies (Editors)
    Ten Years on the Parish: The Autobiography and Letters of George Garrett - by Mike Morris, Tony Wailey, and Andrew Davies (Editors)

    £12.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786940759 | ISBN 10: 1786940752

    George Garrett’s autobiographical work Ten Years On The Parish, published here in full for the first time since it was written in the late 1930s, shines a light on the hardships and poverty endured by many in the years between the wars. Garrett was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Lives, Black Words by Reginald Edmund (Editor)
    Black Lives, Black Words - by Reginald Edmund (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786821515 | ISBN 10: 1786821516

    Selected and edited by the award-winning American playwright Reginald Edmund, who produced Black Lives, Black Words across the US, which premiered in Chicago, July 2015. The international project has explored the black diaspora’s experiences in som ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Liar
    The Liar's Quartet: Bravo Figaro!, Cuckooed, the Red Shed - Playscripts, Notes and Commentary - by Mark Thomas

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910463697 | ISBN 10: 1910463698

    Funny, provocative and moving, The Liar’s Quartet includes the scripts with brand new commentary from Mark Thomas’ most acclaimed comic, political theatre. Layered with political insight (and insult), and peppered with anecdote, this is a bravura ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shakespeare, Race and Performance: The Diverse Bard by Delia Jarrett-Macauley
    Shakespeare, Race and Performance: The Diverse Bard - by Delia Jarrett-Macauley

    £24.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781138913820 | ISBN 10: 1138913820

    What does it mean to study Shakespeare within a multicultural society? And who has the power to transform Shakespeare?   The Diverse Bard explores how Shakespeare has been adapted by artists born on the margins of the Empire, and how actors of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography by Peter Rankin
    Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities: The Official Biography - by Peter Rankin

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783190843 | ISBN 10: 1783190841

    My only gift is to grow a show, said Joan Littlewood, annoyed by what she had not achieved. Even so, her ability to do just that put her and her company, Theatre Workshop, head and shoulders above mid twentieth-century theatre.   In the year ... more

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  • Cover image of book Call Mr. Robeson by Tayo Aluko
    Call Mr. Robeson - by Tayo Aluko

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780957679252 | ISBN 10: 0957679254

    They say I'm meddling in the foreign affairs of the United States Government. Now, that's too bad, 'cause I'm going to have to continue to meddle...   Paul Robeson is a world famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When over the yea ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story by Cynthia True
    American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story - by Cynthia True

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781447227069 | ISBN 10: 1447227069

    You know who's bugging me these days? The pro-lifers... if you're so pro-life, do me a favour - don't lock arms and block medical clinics. Lock arms and block cemetaries.A lot of Christians... wear crosses round their necks. Nice sentiment, but do ... more

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  • Cover image of book Performance in a Time of Terror: Critical Mimesis and the Age of Uncertainty by Jenny Hughes
    Performance in a Time of Terror: Critical Mimesis and the Age of Uncertainty - by Jenny Hughes

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780719085307 | ISBN 10: 0719085306

    Performance in a Time of Terror offers a thought-provoking investigation of the way performance has given shape and form to wars on terror past and present, as both a tactic of violence and a strategy of resistance.   The book focuses on an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy by Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes
    Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy - by Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes

    £23.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780415549233 | ISBN 10: 041554923x

    In Exercises for Rebel Artists, Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes use their extensive teaching and performance experience with La Pocha Nostra to help students and practitioners to create border art. Designed to take readers right into ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theatre Uncut: The Anthology by Various authors
    Theatre Uncut: The Anthology - by Various authors

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849430630 | ISBN 10: 1849430632

    Across the UK thousands of people are involved in protests and debates, sparked into action by the largest cuts to publicspending since WWII cuts which are the turning point of a generation, undermining the welfare state, higher education and the a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Reverend Billy Project from Rehearsal Hall to Super Mall with the Church of Life After Shopping by Savitri D & Bill Talen
    The Reverend Billy Project from Rehearsal Hall to Super Mall with the Church of Life After Shopping - by Savitri D & Bill Talen

    £19.50   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780472051564 | ISBN 10: 0472051563

    Reverend Billy, the revivalist preacher created by performance artist Bill Talen, has attracted an international following as he has railed in white suit and clerical collar against the evils of excessive consumerism and corporate irresponsibility. I ... more

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  • Cover image of book Low Pay? Don
    Low Pay? Don't Pay! - by Dario Fo

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408131039 | ISBN 10: 140813103x

    An uproarious new version of Dario Fos frenetic farce Cant Pay? Wont Pay! which, although set in Italy, has an all too familiar ring to it.   Housewives Antonia and Margherita, fed up with high prices in the supermarket, take matters i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell, adapted for the stage by Howard Brenton
    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - by Robert Tressell, adapted for the stage by Howard Brenton

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848421073 | ISBN 10: 1848421079

    Colourful, funny and thought-provoking. This exploration of the harsh realities of economic survival for the working-classes remains as relevant today as when the novel was first written.   Frank Owen is a socialist who believes that the capi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Art, Theatre and Women
    Art, Theatre and Women's Suffrage - by Irene Cockroft and Susan Croft

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906582081 | ISBN 10: 1906582084

    An exploration of the creative explosion that occurred when the campaign for the vote brought together the talents of so many female writers and artists at the start of the 20th century.   An overview of the artists, designers, writers ... more

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  • Cover image of book I
    I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't - and Other Plays - by Sonia Sanchez, edited by Jacqueline Wood

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780822347781 | ISBN 10: 0822347784

    Sonia Sanchez is a prolific, award-winning poet and one of the most prominent writers in the Black Arts movement. This collection brings her plays together in one volume for the first time.   Like her poetry, Sanchezs plays voice her critiqu ... more

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  • Cover image of book ZERO by Chris O
    ZERO - by Chris O'Connell

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781840028812 | ISBN 10: 1840028815

    'They're outside. Even if you write down what I tell you and you get the world to read the book, I don't think they'll be bothered. They're not frightened of the truth. What hope have we got?' Chaotic, fast, and furious, ZERO is the new play fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response by Jan Cohen-Cruz
    Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response - by Jan Cohen-Cruz

    £24.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780415472142 | ISBN 10: 0415472148

    Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response presents a combined analysis and workbook to examine socially engaged performance. It offers a range of key practical approaches, exercises, and principles for using performance to engage in a vari ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theatre & Politics by Joe Kelleher
    Theatre & Politics - by Joe Kelleher

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780230205239 | ISBN 10: 0230205232

    What happens to politics when it takes the form of theatre? How has theatre both exploited and undermined politics both in society and on the stage? Theatre & Politics explores the complex relationship between theatre and politics, questioning so ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theatre and Human Rights by Paul Rae
    Theatre and Human Rights - by Paul Rae

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780230205246 | ISBN 10: 0230205240

    Act of violence or show of strength? In a world of spectacular suffering and power plays large and small what is theatre's role in protecting human dignity?   With its impassioned plays, inspired activism and outspoken artists, the thea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal
    Theatre of the Oppressed - by Augusto Boal

    £15.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780745328386 | ISBN 10: 0745328385

    This new edition of Theatre of the Oppressed brings a classic work on radical drama fully up to date and includes a new foreword by the author Augusto Boal.  Boal restores theatre to its proper place as a popular form of communication and expres ... more

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  • Cover image of book Obedience, Struggle and Revolt by David Hare
    Obedience, Struggle and Revolt - by David Hare

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571232192 | ISBN 10: 0571232191

    What is a political playwright? Does theatre have any direct effect on society? Why choose to work in a medium which speaks to so few? Is theatre itself facing oblivion? - all frequent questions addressed to David Hare over the last thirty-five years ... more

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  • Cover image of book Here We Stand: Politics, Performers and Performance - Paul Robeson, Charlie Chaplin, Isadora Duncan by Colin Chambers
    Here We Stand: Politics, Performers and Performance - Paul Robeson, Charlie Chaplin, Isadora Duncan - by Colin Chambers

    £20.00   hardback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781854599209 | ISBN 10: 1854599208

    Paul Robeson's international achievements as a singer and an actor made him the most celebrated black American of his day (he would have said 'Negro'). But his outspoken criticism of racism in the USA, his unflinching support of African independence, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theatre Workshop: Joan Littlewood and the Making of Modern British Theatre by Robert Leach
    Theatre Workshop: Joan Littlewood and the Making of Modern British Theatre - by Robert Leach

    £22.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780859897600 | ISBN 10: 0859897605

    This book is the first in-depth study of Theatre Workshop, perhaps Britain's most influential twentieth-century theatre company. The book sets the company's aims and achievements in their social, political and theatrical contexts, and explores the el ... more

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  • Cover image of book Theatre for Development: An Introduction to Context, Applications and Training by Kees Epskamp
    Theatre for Development: An Introduction to Context, Applications and Training - by Kees Epskamp

    £26.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781842777336 | ISBN 10: 1842777335

    Written by a leading authority on the subject, this book provides students with an introduction to the theory and practice of Theatre for Development. Since the 1970s, TfD has established itself as a process through which communities can address thei ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Shoot the Clowns: Taking a circus to the children of Iraq - by Jo Wilding

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904456483 | ISBN 10: 1904456480

    'Don't shoot the clowns!' As a circus performer in a war zone these are the fist words you need to know in English and Arabic, especially if you are trying to help wounded civilians in a city under siege.Don't Shoot the Clowns is Jo Wilding's accoun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bill Hicks: Love all the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines by Bill Hicks
    Bill Hicks: Love all the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines - by Bill Hicks

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781845291112 | ISBN 10: 1845291115

    'By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself. Kill yourselves, seriously. You're the ruiner of all things good. Seriously, no, this is not a joke. "There's gonna be a joke coming..." There's no fucking joke coming, you ar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Contemporary Irish Drama and Cultural Identity by Margaret Llewellyn-Jones
    Contemporary Irish Drama and Cultural Identity - by Margaret Llewellyn-Jones

    £26.50   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781841500546 | ISBN 10: 1841500542

    Within the last ten years there has been a renaissance in Irish drama from both sides of the border, including award-winning work which has transfered to London and New York, and has toured Britain as well as Europe and Australia.  This book ex ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
    A Raisin in the Sun - by Lorraine Hansberry

    £10.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780413762405 | ISBN 10: 0413762408

    In south side Chicago, Walter Lee, a black chauffeur, dreams of a better life, and hopes to use his father's life insurance money to open a liquor store. His mother, who rejects the liquor business, uses some of the money to secure a proper house for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hamlet and the Baker
    Hamlet and the Baker's Son: My Life in Theatre and Politics - by Augusto Boal

    £30.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780415229890 | ISBN 10: 0415229898

    He is the inventor of the internationally renowned Forum Theatre system and 'Theatre of the Oppressed', including Image Theatre, Invisible Theatre, Rainbow of Desire and Legislative Theatre. He travels the world giving workshops and inspiration to te ... more

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