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Laurence Boswell is an acclaimed director whose credits include Ben Elton's Popcorn, a roll-call of Hollywood's hippest young stars in This Is Our Youth, Madonna in her London stage debut and Eddie Izzard in a revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

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Beauty and the Beast (RSC edition)
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Beauty and the Beast (RSC edition)

Laurence Boswell
 

A magical re-telling of the story of Beauty and the Beast, first performed in this version by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In Beauty and the Beast we encounter two worlds: the domestic world of Beauty's family in mid-eighteenth-century France, safe and familiar. And another world, first stumbled upon by her merchant father: a place of great riches and disturbing nightmares, dominated by the fearsome and tragic Beast.

Uniting the two is Beauty's humility and sense of duty, which slowly matures into transforming love...

An earlier version of this play, written for the Young Vic, is also available here.

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-85459-769-4 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic version)
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Beauty and the Beast (Young Vic version)

Laurence Boswell
 
This enchanting play can be performed straight or with music by Mick Sands, drawn from traditional French folk melodies. The score is available separately from Nick Hern Books.

Please note: this edition is the original version first performed at the Young Vic in 1996. The play was substantially revised by Laurence Boswell in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2003, available here.

Review
'Hard to imagine a more hauntingly beautiful children's show.' -  Daily Telegraph





Cast : 4M, 4F, doubling
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-307-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Fuente Ovejuna
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Fuente Ovejuna

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Lope de Vega (translated by Laurence Boswell)
 
Dating from 1619, Fuente Ovejuna has gained classic status because of its undeniably stirring story of communal courage under extreme duress: the torture scene is genuinely gruelling. This new translation is by acclaimed director Laurence Boswell. It is published in the popular, bargain-priced Drama Classics series, with an introduction by Spanish theatre expert William Gregory. 

Review
'Thrilling and moving, accessible and unusual, raw and intensely sophisticated.' International Herald Tribune


Cast : 17M, 4F + extras
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-84842-023-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB