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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...

  • The People Speakby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    To celebrate the millionth copy sold of Howard Zinn's great People's History of the United States , Zinn drew on the words of Americans -- some famous, some little known -- across the range of American history. These words were read by a remarkable cast at an event held at the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City that included James Earl Jones, Alice... more...

  • Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approachesby Tony Kushner

    Theatre Communications Group 1993; US$ 12.95

    Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama, 1993. The first part of Tony Kushner's epic drama of America in the 1980s. "A vast, miraculous play.... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting.... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama."--Frank Rich, The New York Times Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time."--Jack... more...

  • I Am My Own Wifeby Doug Wright

    Faber & Faber 2004; US$ 14.99

    I Am My Own Wife is the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. From the Obie Award-winning author of Quills comes this acclaimed one-man show, which explores the astonishing true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. A transvestite and celebrated antiques dealer who successfully navigated the two most oppressive regimes of the past century-the... more...

  • Oleannaby David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    In David Mamet?s latest play, a male college instructor and his female student sit down to discuss her grades and in a terrifyingly short time become the participants in a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher... more...

  • The Crucibleby Arthur Miller; Christopher W. E. Bigsby

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 13.00

    From Arthur Miller, America?s most celebrated playwright, a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria, inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy?s anti-communist ?witch-hunts? in the 1950s ?I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history,? Arthur Miller wrote... more...

  • Urinetownby Greg Kotis; Mark Hollmann; David Auburn

    Faber & Faber 2003; US$ 15.99

    Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Book, Urinetown is a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. more...

  • Twelve Angry Menby Reginald Rose; David Mamet

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 12.00

    The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting... more...

  • Yellowmanby Dael Orlandersmith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.00

    These two raucously acclaimed new plays by Dael Orlandersmith, whom The New York Times has called "an otherworldly messenger, perhaps the sorcerer's apprentice, or a heaven-sent angel with the devil in her," confirm her reputation as one of the truly unique voices in contemporary American drama. In Yellowman , a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize... more...

  • The Overwhelmingby J. T. Rogers

    Faber & Faber 2007; US$ 14.99

    As a middle-aged American academic who desperately needs to publish a book in order to gain tenure, Jack Exley leaps at the chance to go to Rwanda to write about his old college classmate Dr. Joseph Gasana, who has in the intervening years has specialized in treating children stricken by AIDS. But when Jack, along with his African-American second... more...