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  • Bach at Leipzigby Itamar Moses; Tom Stoppard

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 13.99

    Leipzig, Germany, 1722: Johann Kuhnau, revered organist of the Thomaskirche, suddenly dies, leaving his post vacant. In order to fill the position, the city council invites a small number of musicians to audition for the appointment, including Johann Sebastian Bach. This, however, is not his story. Based on actual events, Bach at Leipzig imagines... more...

  • Quills and Other Playsby Doug Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 19.99

    Selected early works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Throughout his work, Doug Wright has often combined the personal, the social, and the political, in the process unearthing fundamental truths about life and art while casting an unblinking eye on the dark--and darkly funny--side of human nature. Gathered here are three of Wright's... more...

  • This Is How It Goesby Neil LaBute

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 14.99

    Belinda and Cody Phipps appear a typical Midwestern couple: teenage sweethearts, children, luxurious home. Typical except that Cody is black--"rich, black, and different," in the words of Belinda, who finds herself attracted to a former (white) classmate. As the battle for her affections is waged, Belinda and Cody frankly doubt the foundation of... more...

  • Wrecksby Neil LaBute

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 15.99

    Can someone honestly love a person whom they have deceived for thirty years? This is the central question behind Wrecks , Neil LaBute's latest foray into the dark side of human nature. Meet Edward Carr: loving father, successful businessman, grieving widower. In this concise powerhouse of a play, LaBute limns the boundaries of love, exploring the... more...

  • DRINKS BEFORE DINNERby E.L. Doctorow

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.95

    The long-unavailable work by one of America's most eminent writers. more...

  • The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Windowby Lorraine Hansberry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    Drama in three acts by Lorraine Hansberry, produced in 1964 and published the following year. The play concerns the nature of personal commitment to an ideal. The character Sidney Brustein is a disillusioned white intellectual. Alton Scales, a black activist who loves Sidney's sister-in-law, Gloria, persuades Sidney to support the candidacy of... more...

  • Soul of a Whore and Purvisby Denis Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 20.99

    Two plays?hilarious and searing in equal measure?by one of our most essential and original authors In his poetry, short stories, novels, and plays, the National Book Award-winning author Denis Johnson has explored the story of America?especially of the West, land of self-made men and self-perpetuating myths?with searing honesty and genuine sympathy.... more...

  • The Old Neighborhoodby David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 12.00

    In The Old Neighborhood  David Mamet confirms his stature as a master of the American stage, a writer who can turn the most innocuous phrase into a lit fuse and a family reunion into a perfectly orchestrated firestorm of sympathy, yearning, and blistering authentic rage.               In these three short plays, a middle-aged Bobby Gould returns... more...

  • The Cryptogramby David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.00

    In this gripping short play, David Mamet combines mercurial intelligence with genuinely Hitchcockian menace. The Cryptogram is a journey back into childhood and the moment of its vanishing?the moment when the sheltering world is suddenly revealed as a place full of dangers.             On a night in 1959 a boy is waiting to go on a camping trip... more...

  • Detroitby Lisa D'Amour

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    In a suburb of a mid-sized American city, Ben and Mary welcome to the neighbourhood Sharon and Kenny who have moved in to the long-empty house next door. Fuelled by alcohol and backyard barbecues, their new friendship veers rapidly out of control as inhibitions are obliterated, laying bare the fragility of Ben and Mary's off-the-shelf lifestyle. ... more...