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  • 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...

  • On the Waterfrontby Budd Schulberg; Stan Silverman

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    Budd Schulberg?s Academy Award?winning screenplay, updated as a stage drama for modern audiences First performed in 1988 and again on Broadway in 1995, Budd Schulberg and Stan Silverman?s stage version of On the Waterfront may represent the purest incarnation of his classic story. Produced forty years after the movie swept the Academy Awards,... more...

  • Sweet Bird of Youth and Other Playsby Tennessee Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Loneliness, sexual tension and the need for human kindness pervade these three plays by Tennessee Williams, as their characters rage against personal demons and the modern world. In 'Sweet Bird of Youth', a drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town with an ageing movie actress in search of the girl he loved in his youth, but with terrible, violent... more...

  • Michel and Ti-Jeanby George Rideout

    Talonbooks 2014;

    Imagine a fictional meeting between beat icon Jack Kerouac and acclaimed French Canadian playwright Michel Tremblay. more...

  • Suddenly Last Summer and Other Playsby Tennessee Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    These three dramatic works by Tennessee Williams explore the darker side of human nature and are haunted by a sense of isolation and regret. 'Suddenly Last Summer' is the starkly told story of Catherine, who seemingly goes insane after her cousin Sebastian dies in grisly circumstances on a trip to Europe. 'The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore'... 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...

  • 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...

  • The God of Hellby Sam Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Mr. Universeby Jim Grimsley

    Algonquin Books 1998; US$ 17.95

    George Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Playwright; Bryan Prize for Drama by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In this collection, critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley reveals his great gifts as a playwright in four powerful, award-winning plays presenting different worlds in collision and convergence. In "Mr. Universe," the rescue... more...