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J B Priestley Plays Four

J  B  Priestley   Plays Four Author J. B. Priestley
ISBN-10 1849432171
Release 2013
Pages 190
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The fourth volume of JB Priestley plays from Oberon Books includes 31st June and Jenny Villiers.

Priestley Plays Four

Priestley Plays Four Author J.B. Priestley
ISBN-10 9781849437325
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 296
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Two little known Priestley plays, which, while they are quite different, have important features in common. The 31st of June is a comedy set partly in an advertising agency and partly in a medieval castle; Jenny Villiers is a serious play set backstage in an old provincial theatre. But both exploit elements of Time. In the 31st of June scenes switch between modern times and the middle ages, while characters move between both. There are kings, company bosses, princesses, fashion models, dwarves and two rival magicians. causing confusion and romance. Jenny Villiers examines life in the Theatre. The doubts of the present are confronted by players from the past, and a jaded playwright recovers his faith in the Theatre. Both plays were performed on the stage, but later rewritten and published as novels.

Summer Day s Dream

Summer Day s Dream Author J. B. Priestley
ISBN-10 9781783195503
Release 2013-09-08
Pages 96
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"I spent more than half my life, when I ought to have been enjoying myself, arguing and planning and running around like a maniac, all to sell a lot of things to people I didn't know, so that I could buy a lot of things that I didn't have time to use. Sheer lunacy. And it took nothing less than an atom bomb to blow me out of it.” Following a devastating nuclear war which has seen Britain bombed back into the pre-industrial past, Stephen Dawlish and his family live a quiet rural life. Until their quiet, agrarian existence is disrupted by the appearance of three representatives of the New World Order – an American, a Russian and an Indian – who have devastating plans that will end their new peaceful way of life forever...

Eden End

Eden End Author J.B. Priestley
ISBN-10 9781849438513
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 88
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Stella Kirby spent nine years running away; leaving home to find her freedom as an actress. Now she has decided that the only role left to play is the prodigal daughter returned, hoping to rediscover herself amongst the familiar surroundings of her childhood home, Eden End. Priestley has a special tenderness for Eden End and for it he created some of his most fragile, gentle characters. The stoical Dr Kirby, his younger son Wilfred, desperate to prove himself a man of the world, and Lilian, the daughter who stayed at home, are a sharply observed and instantly recognisable family, with all its dreams and disappointments.

Johnson Over Jordan

Johnson Over Jordan Author John Boynton Priestley
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031215976
Release 1939
Pages 144
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Johnson Over Jordan has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Johnson Over Jordan also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Johnson Over Jordan book for free.

Laburnum Grove

Laburnum Grove Author J.B. Priestley
ISBN-10 9781849438292
Release 2013-03-03
Pages 88
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Nice little houses. Nice people. Quiet, respectable. No brokers' men. No scandals. No screams in the night. Morris Oxfords, little greenhouses, wireless sets.' Ferndale, Laburnum Grove. A quiet, residential address in one of the newer north London suburbs. George Radfern, decent, respectable citizen and householder spends his Sunday evenings in his greenhouse, listening to Handel on the wireless. But when his grasping in-laws and daughter's obnoxious beau try to coax more money from him, George makes an unlikely confession. An exploration of greed and dishonesty in suburban England, Priestley observes the facade of middle class respectability, and its crooked undercurrent with verve and humanity in this immorally comic story of money, family, and criminality.

The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook

The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook Author Maggie B. Gale
ISBN-10 9781136345227
Release 2012-08-06
Pages 880
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A groundbreaking compilation of the key movements in the history of modern theatre. Each of the book’s parts comprises full reproductions of the plays that defined the period and key critical writings that inform and contextualise their reading. "Here is an anthology of plays and criticism that all teachers of drama should take seriously. The fresh angles and approaches the volume offers on topics such as naturalism, the historical avant-garde, and breakthrough works by innovative performance artists (e.g., Laurie Anderson, SuAndi) all argue in favor of this collection as required reading in courses on modern stagecraft." CHOICE, Feb 2011


Cornelius Author J.B. Priestley
ISBN-10 9781849435727
Release 2012-08-13
Pages 96
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"So all the time, while you were pretending to work, you've been having the most astonishing adventures in that corner?" As bankruptcy looms, the ever-optimistic Jim Cornelius, partner at import firm Briggs and Murrison, is fighting to keep his creditors happy and his spirits up. Tensions rise with the arrival of Judy, the beautiful, young typist who shows Cornelius the life he could have led... Written for Ralph Richardson in 1935, Priestley observes the politics and tensions of daily office life with searing wit and humanity in this hilarious and heart-breaking story of friendship, unrequited love and business.

Journey s End

Journey s End Author Sally Stewart
ISBN-10 0727878352
Release 2010
Pages 336
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A wartime romance - Summer 1939. Leonie Harcourt, nearly eighteen, finds herself pregnant by her Parisian lover, Luc Gosselin, in a London preparing for war. She is dispatched to an unknown aunt's farm in Somerset. Luc doesn't return after the war, but throughout all the years ahead Leonie keeps what he gave her to take care of – a small locked suitcase – and it is this that will reconnect her at last with the Gosselin family . . .

Priestley Plays Two

Priestley  Plays Two Author J.B. Priestley
ISBN-10 9781849438834
Release 2004-03-25
Pages 240
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Includes the plays They Came to a City, Summer Day's Dream and The Glass Cage With an introduction by Tom Priestley. All three dramas in this second volume of J B Priestley's plays investigate the question of an individual's responsibility towards his or her family and community. In They Came to a City, written at the height of the Second World War, a mixed bag of Britons mysteriously find themselves outside a strange city. What kind of 'New Jerusalem' is this, and will it suit everybody? Summer Day's Dream, first performed in 1949, is set in the future - 1975. In a Britain bombed back into pre-industrial past, three representatives of the new world order disturb the tranquil lives of three generations of an English family. The themes of hypocrisy and redemption are brought to the fore in The Glass Cage, when three black sheep of a respectable Toronto clan are grudgingly welcomed back into the family home.

Priestley Plays One

Priestley  Plays One Author J.B. Priestley
ISBN-10 9781849438674
Release 2003-06-02
Pages 312
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Includes the plays Laburnum Grove, When We Are Married and Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon With an introduction by Tom Priestley and a foreword by Roy Hattersley. These three domestic comedies display J B Priestley's talent for the ordinary situation turned sharply on its head. In Laburnum Grove George Radfern's friends and relations want a share of his wealth - until they find out where it's come from. When We Are Married features three high-minded couples who gather to celebrate their silver wedding anniversaries, only to discover they were never properly married at all. And in Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon an unassuming bank manager turns rebel when a voice tells him to pack in his position and stay at home.In these mischievous depictions of respectability gone awry, the proud and the prejudiced battle against emerging truths and potential scandal. J B Priestley proves himself a skilled craftsman and presents his characters with rich humour, warmth and humanity.

Dangerous Corner

Dangerous Corner Author JB Priestley
ISBN-10 9781849435970
Release 2012-07-13
Pages 96
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At their stylish country retreat, Freda and Robert Caplan host a dinner party for their colleagues and friends, all executives at a transatlantic publishing company. Young, beautiful and successful they have the world at their feet. Then a cigarette box and an ill-considered remark spark off a relentless series of revelations and other, more dangerous secrets are painfully exposed. As the truth spills out about the suicide of Robert's clever, reckless brother, and the group's perfect lives begin to crumble, the cost of professional and social success becomes frighteningly plain.

Plays Three

Plays Three Author John Boynton Priestley
ISBN-10 1849432481
Release 2012
Pages 261
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This volume from the renowned playwright features the plays Music at Night, The Long Mirror and Ever Since Paradise.

The Thirty First of June

The Thirty First of June Author J. B. Priestley
ISBN-10 1941147216
Release 2014-06-24
Pages 156
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Arthurian characters from the medieval world and the personnel of a modern advertising agency switch back and forth in a burlesque involving magic mirrors and television.

Pack of Lies

Pack of Lies Author Hugh Whitemore
ISBN-10 0573619840
Release 1985
Pages 113
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Pack of Lies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pack of Lies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pack of Lies book for free.

The Long Mirror

The Long Mirror Author John Boynton Priestley
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B146902
Release 1947
Pages 71
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The Long Mirror has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Long Mirror also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Long Mirror book for free.

The Literature of Melancholia

The Literature of Melancholia Author M. Middeke
ISBN-10 9780230336988
Release 2011-11-18
Pages 271
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This collection analyzes philosophical, psycho-analytic and aesthetic contexts of the discourse of melancholia in British and postcolonial literature and culture and seeks to trace the multi-faceted phenomenon of melancholia from the early modern period to the present. Texts discussed range from Shakespeare and Milton to Coetzee and Barker.