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National Theatre (Great Britain)

Overview
Works: 567 works in 970 publications in 4 languages and 16,752 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical drama  War drama  Picaresque drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Televised plays  Fiction  History 
Roles: Performer, Other, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 791.4372
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The history boys by Nicholas Hytner( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centres on eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universties. They are aided on the 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
Othello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

23 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. Lago 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
Three sisters by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 687 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
She stoops to conquer by Oliver Goldsmith( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Athapascan and held by 677 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
The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1860's 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
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 454 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 )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 334 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
Libation bearers by Aeschylus( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 329 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 326 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 299 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
Britain's Royal National Theatre : the first 25 years by Tim Goodwin( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia : the trilogy by Aeschylus( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a modern staging of the oldest surviving Greek classical trilogy
The Passion : selected from the 15th century cycle of York mystery plays in a version( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertolt Brecht in Britain by Nicholas Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the world by William Congreve( Recording )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 197 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
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 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coram boy by Jamila Gavin( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 176 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
Wild oats by Jeremy Sams( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 159 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 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Courage is the play in which Brecht made his most passionate statement against war, but perhaps Brecht's greatest achievement in the drama lies in the creation of the character of Anna Fierling, nicknamed "Mother Courage," the itinerant trader who drags her canteen through the blood and carnage of the Thirty Years' War and whose fatal error is to believe that she can make the war serve her ends
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 138 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
 
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