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  • A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine Hansberry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.50

    "Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on... more...

  • Buried Childby Sam Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    A newly revised edition of an American classic, Sam Shepard?s Pulitzer Prize?winning Buried Child is as fierce and unforgettable as it was when it was first produced more than twenty-five years ago. A scene of madness greets Vince and his girlfriend as they arrive at the squalid farmhouse of Vince?s hard-drinking grandparents, who seem to have no... more...

  • Topdog/Underdog (TCG Edition)by Suzan-Lori Parks

    Theatre Communications Group 2001; US$ 14.99

    The piercing work is an extraordinary new departure. more...

  • The Miracle Workerby William Gibson

    Scribner 2008; US$ 12.99

    NO ONE COULD REACH HER Twelve-year-old Helen Keller lived in a prison of silence and darkness. Born deaf, blind, and mute, with no way to express herself or comprehend those around her, she flew into primal rages against anyone who tried to help her, fighting tooth and nail with a strength born of furious, unknowing desperation. Then Annie... more...

  • The Guysby Anne Nelson

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.95

    First performed in a hit off-off-Broadway production, and soon to be a film starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia, The Guys is a timeless drama about the surprising truths people can discover in ordinary lives, and the connections we make with others and ourselves in times of tragedy. Paralyzed by grief and unable to put his thoughts into... more...

  • Imaginary Friendsby Nora Ephron

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.00

    Although Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy probably only met once in their lives, their names will be linked forever in the history of American literary feuds: they were legendary enemies, especially after McCarthy famously announced to the world that every word Hellman wrote was a lie, ?including ?and? and ?the.?? The public battle, and the legal... more...

  • Ruinedby Lynn Nottage

    Theatre Communications Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    A powerful new play by the author of Intimate Apparel. more...

  • The God of Hellby Sam Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00

    Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard?s latest play is an uproarious, brilliantly provocative farce that brings the gifts of a quintessentially American playwright to bear on the current American dilemma. Frank and Emma are a quiet, respectable couple who raise cows on their Wisconsin farm. Soon after they agree to put up Frank?s old friend Haynes, who... more...

  • Hot Thespian Action!by Robin C. Whittaker

    Athabasca University Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    In Hot Thespian Action! Robin Whittaker argues that new plays can thrive in amateur theatres, which have freedoms unavailable to professionalized companies. And he proves it with 10 relevant, engaging playscripts originally produced by one of Canada?s longest-running theatres, Edmonton?s acclaimed Walterdale Theatre Associates. This collection challenges... more...

  • Kicking a Dead Horseby Sam Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    A solitary man digs a hole in the ground, near a dead horse. Amidst the clutter of food and equipment stands Hobart Struther, who has ridden all the way out to the middle of nowhere on a holy mission. But one day into his ?Great Sojourn,? things are looking bleak. His horse has choked to death, he's miles away from civilization, and there's not a person... more...