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  • 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...

  • Detroitby Lisa D'Amour

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 15.99

    In a "first ring" suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who've moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic Mary have on their way of life?with unexpected comic... more...

  • Fires in the Mirrorby Anna Deavere Smith; Cornel West

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.00

    Derived from interviews with a wide range of  people who experienced or observed New York's 1991  Crown Heights racial riots, Fires In The  Mirror is as distinguished a work of  commentary on current Black-White tensions as it is a  work of drama. more...

  • Nocturneby Adam Rapp

    Faber & Faber 2002; US$ 14.99

    "Fifteen years ago I killed my sister." So begins Adam Rapp's highly acclaimed play Nocturne , in which a 32-year-old former piano prodigy recounts the tragic events that tore his family apart. With a keen eye for human relationships and a deft ear for language, Rapp explores the aftershock of this unimaginable event. The father is so incapable... more...

  • Twilght: Los Angeles, 1992by Anna Deavere Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses verbatim the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event. more...

  • 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...

  • August: Osage County (TCG Edition)by Tracy Letts

    Theatre Communications Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    Tracy Letts is the author of Killer Joe, Bug and Man From Nebraska, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where "August: Osage County" premiered. more...

  • The Baltimore Waltz and Other Playsby Paula Vogel

    Theatre Communications Group 1995; US$ 18.95

    The first major collection of plays by leading lesbian playwright Paula Vogel. more...

  • The Laramie Projectby Moises Kaufman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard?s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it?s they we hear in this stunningly effective... 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...