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- Faber & Faber 2006; US$ 14.99
"A play of depth as well as dazzle, intensely moving as well as thought-provoking and funny." -- The Daily Telegraph An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university, generally in that order. In all their efforts,... more...
- Faber & Faber 1996; US$ 8.99
This version of Frank Wedekind's extraordinary play Spring Awakening was specially commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The themes it addresses and the sheer energy of the writing make this masterpiece of German symbolism startlingly relevant today. With its scenes of pubescent angst, sexual outspokenness, rape and homosexuality, the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
With piercing accuracy William ongreve depicted the shallow, brittle world of 'society' where the right artifice in manners, fashion and conversation--and money--eased the passage to success. Through sparkling, witty dialogue and brilliant characterisation--Lady Plyant, Valentine, Lady Touchwood, Mirabell and Millamant--Congreve exposed the follies... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available
The three plays collected in this volume depict the faults, errors and foibles of ordinary people with exuberant humour, savage satire and acute observations. Volpone portrays a rich Venetian who pretends to be dying so that his despised acquaintances will flock to his bedside with extravagant gifts in hope of an inheritance. The Alchemist also deals... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1975; Not Available
The plays of Jacobean dramatist John Webster are masterpieces of early seventeenth-century English theatre. 'The White Devil' depicts a dark, sinister world of duplicity, intrigue and murderous infidelity, while 'The Duchess of Malfi' tells the macabre story of a woman who marries beneath herself and sets in motion a terrible cycle of violence. Unlike... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1999; Not Available
While some of Shaw's earlier plays are still performed, his later plays, such as the ones in this volume, are barely known. As the collective title indicates, the themes here are political; yet, frankly, it is doubtful how seriously we can now take Shaw as a political thinker. Despite writing in the 1930s, he has little to say of the nature of totalitarianism:... more...
- Faber & Faber 2006; US$ 8.99
Now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures, The History Boys : The Film contains Alan Bennett's diary of the filming, the shooting script, and an introduction by director Nicholas Hytner, as well as an extensive plate section that includes a look behind the scenes and stills from the film. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form... more...
- Faber and Faber 2012; US$ 14.57
A young lawyer's involvement in her first case leads her through a criminal justice system - police, courts and prisons - which is cracking at the seams. Murmuring Judges is the second play in David Hare's highly acclaimed trilogy about British institutions. Racing Demon, which won four awards as Play of the Year in 1990, was the first part of the... more...
- Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.00
In Happy Days , Samuel Beckett pursues his relentless search for the meaning of existence, probing the tenuous relationships that bind one person to another, and each to the universe, top time past and time present. Once again, stripping theater to its barest essentials, Happy Days offers only two characters: Winnie, a woman of about fifty, and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
Four hundred years ago the medieval mystery plays, presented each year in various English villages to teach the stories of the Bible to the illiterate population, were the great classic English dramas. Queen Elizabeth I banned these plays because she considered them Roman Catholic, and since then the texts have been available only to scholars. ... more...