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National Theatre (Great Britain)

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Works: 490 works in 877 publications in 3 languages and 16,736 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television plays  Televised plays  Biographical films  Comedy films  History  Filmed plays 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Other, Publisher
Classifications: PR2825.A23, 791.4372
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The history boys by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid 1980s in a grey and grim northern grammar school, a select number of very bright boys are desperately trying to pass the Oxbridge entrance exams. the story illustrates the bravado, humour and vulnerability of teenagers as they navigate their way to adulthood
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attemps to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence his queen, Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder
She stoops to conquer by Oliver Goldsmith( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Athapascan and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic comedy of manners tells of the clever schemes and comic ruses that unfold one night at a country house. An ambitious step-mother, impassioned sweethearts, a pragmatic father and a pair of star-crossed suitors are sent spinning through a hilarious comedy of errors by one of the great characters of the stage, Tony Lumpkin. In its day, this eighteenth century masterpiece was considered so 'low' that it might never have reached the stage. When it was finally produced, it enjoyed immediate and lasting success, breaking the mould with its satirical swipe at polite society. 518 "This production was first performed on September 12, 2002 at the Oxford Playhouse, and opened at the National Theatre on December 17, 2002. It was recorded at the Theatre Royal, Bath on April 8 & 9, 2003."
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1860s Venice, a young Venetian borrows money from a Jew who gives him the money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. Iago is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and destroy Othello in the process, by casting aspersions on Othello's new bride
Furies by Aeschylus( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this drama which concludes the Oresteia, the goddess Athena is called upon to decide whether orestes is to be punished for his murder of Clytomnestra, or whether his life should be spared, thus ending the cycle of bloody retribution
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragic story of how a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall. Presents John Dexter's production at the National Theatre of Great Britain
Othello by Kenneth Tynan( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating from alcoholism, drug addiction, and imminent death. Aging actor James Tyrone has abandoned all hope of being a great performer and has settled for being a hack. His bitter wife, Mary, has slipped into morphine addiction, while his eldest son, Jamie, is a drunk. Jamie is envious of the writing talent of his sickly younger brother, Edmund. These four haunted lives are about to clash
The Oresteia : the trilogy by Aeschylus( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a modern staging of the oldest surviving Greek classical trilogy
Britain's Royal National Theatre : the first 25 years by Tim Goodwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Passion : selected from the 15th century cycle of York mystery plays in a version by Tony Harrison( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the world by William Congreve( Recording )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from William Congreve's play The way of the world are dramatically performed on Apr. 6, 1935. Includes duplicate recordings
Bertolt Brecht in Britain by Nicholas Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of darkness : staging the Philip Pullman trilogy by Robert Butler( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild oats by Jeremy Sams( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Courage and her children : a chronicle of the 30 Years' War by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Mother Courage as she trails the armies back and forth across Europe selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon during the Thirty Years War
Coram boy by Jamila Gavin( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dramatised from Jamila Gavin's Whitbread Award-winning novel set in 18th-century England, Coram Boy is a tale of two cities - Gloucester and London - and a tale of two orphans at the Coram Hospital for Foundling Children: Toby, saved from an African slave ship, and Aaron, the abandoned son of the heir to a great estate. Also a tale of fathers and sons: slave-trader Otis and his son Meshak, and Sir William Ashbrook and the son he disinherits."--BOOK JACKET
Olivier at work : the National years : an illustrated memoir by Richard Olivier( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The art of darkness : staging the Philip Pullman trilogyWild oatsMother Courage and her children : a chronicle of the 30 Years' WarCoram boyPrimo timeThe National : the theatre and its work 1963-1997The horse's mouth : staging Morpurgo's War horse