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- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.38
Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece begins to fall for one of them, it's clear that it's not just, as Eddie claims, that he's too strange, too sissy, too careless for her,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98
Quentin is a successful lawyer in New York, but inside his head he is struggling with his own sense of guilt and the shadows of his past relationships. One of these an ill-fated marriage to the charming and beautiful Maggie, who went from operating a switchboard to become a self-destructive star - a singer everyone wanted a piece of. After... more...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.99
Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun ) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne... more...
- 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...
- 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... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
?Paul Rudnick is a champion of truth (and love and great wicked humor) whom we ignore at our peril.? ?David Sedaris, author of Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day , and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk This definitive collection of Paul Rudnick?s plays presents the pinnacle of theatrical hilarity from one of America?s great humorists. Popular for his wickedly... more...