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  • Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatreby Robert J. Andreach

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 32.99

    This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O?Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary American theatre, but issues from an expectation fundamental to American culture: the pressure on characters to create themselves. more...

  • Gnitby Will Eno

    Theatre Communications Group 2014; US$ 13.95

    An impish adaptation of Ibsen?s dramatic poem by one of contemporary theatre?s most original wordsmiths. more...

  • The Laramie Project and The Laramire Project: Ten Years Laterby Moises Kaufman; Tectonic Theater Project; Leigh Fondakowski; Greg Pierotti; Andy Paris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard?s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members... more...

  • Witby Margaret Edson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award Margaret Edson?s powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize?winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence?s unifying... more...

  • The Normal Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Larry Kramer

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Larry Kramer's passionate, polemical drama is set during the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. It follows the efforts of one man, while his friends are dying around him, to break through a conspiracy of silence, indifference and hostility from public officials and the gay community, and gain recognition for a disease that threatens to... more...

  • The Dead Fatherby Donald Barthelme

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    The Dead Father is a gargantuan half-dead, half-alive, part mechanical, wise, vain, powerful being who still has hopes for himself--even while he is being dragged by means of a cable toward a mysterious goal. In this extraordinary novel, marked by the imaginative use of language that influenced a generation of fiction writers, Donald Barthelme... 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...

  • 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...

  • Performing Anti-Slaveryby Gay Gibson Cima

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Performing Anti-Slavery demonstrates how black and white abolitionist women transformed antebellum performance practice into a critique of state violence. more...

  • Sex and War on the American Stageby Emily B. Klein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    American adaptations of Aristophanes? enduring comedy Lysistrata have used laughter to critique sex, war, and feminism for nearly a century. Unlike almost any other play circulating in contemporary theatres, Lysistrata has outlived its classical origins in 411 BCE and continues to shock and delight audiences to this day. The play?s "make love... more...