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  • Playwriting and Young Audiencesby Adkins Nicole B; Matthew Omasta

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 42.00

    Despite the fact that there is a thriving presence of theatre for young people in today’s society, there is, however, no contemporary guide dedicated to the writing of plays for young people in both professional and educational contexts. We only have to look at the colourful and compelling plays of Matilda, Annie and Cinderella to realise that there... more...

  • Why the Chimes Rangby Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    ‘Why the Chimes Rang' is a beautifully written story based on an old legend. It has wonderful evocative symbolism, the old church with a bell tower soaring into the sky, touching the clouds waiting for a perfect gift for the Christ child, a perfect gift of love. more...

  • Wakey Wakeyby Will Eno

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2017; US$ 12.99

    What are we here for? Is time a friend or an enemy? Do we all eventually end up in the same place, but take different routes to get there? This funny, moving, and thought-provoking new play by Drama Desk, Lortel Award, and Obie Award-winner Will Eno, challenges the notion of what really matters and recognizes the importance of life’s simple pleasures... more...

  • Guards at the Tajby Rajiv Joseph

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2017; US$ 12.99

    “If we hadn’t done our jobs tonight, we’d be hanging by our necks in the royal courtyard getting our eyes pecked out by the royal crows. So excuse me if I don’t wallow in some misbegotten guilt all night. Was it fucked up? Yes, it was. But I don’t have to feel terrible about it.” It’s 1648. Agra, India. Imperial guards and best mates Humayun and... more...

  • Black Lives, Black Wordsby Reginald Edmund

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2017; US$ 17.99

    Do Black Lives Matter ? Selected and edited by the award winning American playwright Reginald Edmund, who produced Black Lives, Black Words across the US, which premiered in Chicago, July 2015. The international project has explored the black diaspora’s experiences in some of the largest multicultural cities in the world, Chicago, Minneapolis,... more...

  • Daisy Millerby Dawn Keeler

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2017; US$ 12.99

    Henry James’s classic story of unrequited love. Lake Geneva, 1878: a young American expatriate, Frederick Winterbourne, meets Daisy Miller, a strikingly pretty young American from Schenectady. Though immediately infatuated with each other, they are socially worlds apart. Winterbourne fails to recognise that Daisy is that alarming new phenomenon,... more...

  • A Particle of Dreadby Sam Shepard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 15.00

    In A Particle of Dread , Sam Shepard takes one of the most famous plays in history— Oedipus Rex —and transforms it into a modern American classic. In this telling, Oedipus, King of Thebes, prophesized to kill his father and marry his mother, alternates between his classical identity and that of contemporary “Otto.” His wife (and true mother), Jocasta,... more...

  • 100 Greatest American Playsby Thomas S. Hischak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 47.00

    100 Greatest American Plays is the 1st book on the 100 greatest American, non-musical plays. Arranged alphabetically, each entry covers each play extensively including the plot, the production history, a summary of the critical reaction, its influence and long-range effects, cast lists of notable stage and film versions, and a playwright biography.... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema: Iran 2by Parviz Jahed

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 56.00

    Working at the intersection of religion and evershifting political, economic, and social environments, Iranian cinema has produced some of the most critically lauded films in the world today. The first volume in the Directory of World Cinema: Iran turned the spotlight on the award-winning cinema of Iran, with particular attention to the major genres... more...

  • Comic Tragediesby Louisa May Alcott

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    A fun read for Alcott fans, ‘Comic Tragedies' is five plays written and performed by the Alcott sisters, collected for publication by Anna Alcott Pratt after the death of her sister, Louisa May Alcott. Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women. In the mid-1860s, Alcott wrote passionate, fiery novels and... more...