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National Theatre (Great Britain)

Overview
Works: 459 works in 774 publications in 2 languages and 15,135 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Biographical films  Television plays  Filmed plays  Comedy films  Nonfiction television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Performer, Publisher, Other, Producer
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 791.4372
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The history boys by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers around eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They are aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts 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
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time
Othello( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 600 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
She stoops to conquer by Max Stafford-Clark( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 557 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
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 491 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
Furies by Aeschylus( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes takes refuge at the shrine of Apollo, who promises protection and sends him to seek justice from Athens. The ghost of Clytemnestra rouses the Chorus of Furies to bring her murderer to justice
Libation bearers by Aeschylus( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns from exile with his friend Pylades and dedicates a lock of his hair on his father's grave. His sister Electra and the Chorus of Trojan Women come to offer libations at the tomb and in a deeply moving scene brother and sister recognize one another. They swear to avenge their father's death as directed by Apollo
Othello by Kenneth Tynan( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 323 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 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating from alcoholism, drug addiction, and imminent death. Ageing 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 )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragic story of how a great man's vanity is manipulated to bring about his downfall, filmed at the National Theatre of Great Britain
The Passion : selected from the 15th century cycle of York mystery plays in a version( Book )

3 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 )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 226 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 )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 207 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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild oats by Jeremy Sams( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely considered one of the great dramatic creations of the modern stage, Mother Courage and Her Children is Bertolt Brecht's most passionate and profound statement against war. Set in the seventeenth century, the play follows Anna Fierling--'Mother Courage'--an itinerant trader, as she pulls her wagon of wares and her children through the blood and carnage of Europe's religious wars
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."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityRoyal National Theatre (Great Britain)

Narodno Pozorište

National Theatre

National Theatre Company.

National Theatre Company (Great Britain)

National Theatre London

National Theatre of Great Britain.

NT

Royal National Theatre London

Teatro Nacional

Theatre of Great Britain London

Languages
English (218)

German (2)

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