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- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 15.99
Since the play deals largely with questions of death and dying, it might be a good idea to begin your study of it with a general discussion on these themes. Get your students to express their own feelings on these difficult topics: coming to terms with a fatal illness; choosing whether or not to undergo painful treatment that might not be effective;... more...
- Theatre Communications Group 1993; US$ 12.95
Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama, 1993. The first part of Tony Kushner's epic drama of America in the 1980s. "A vast, miraculous play.... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting.... a searching and radical rethinking of American political drama."--Frank Rich, The New York Times Daring and dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time."--Jack... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
The Taming of the Shrew is perhaps one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays by modern standards. Hinging on the courtship between the arrogant Petruchio and the "shrew" of the title Katherina, it is unclear whether Shakespeare's blatantly misogynistic themes were in earnest or tongue in cheek. The charming and tender Bianca is... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1988; US$ 9.58
Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the Jazz Age firmly in the context of Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape.... more...
- Clarendon Press 1995; US$ 9.99
As well as being the author of the greatest of all children's plays, Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie also wrote sophisticated social comedy and political satire. The Admirable Crichton and What Every Woman Knows are shrewd and entertaining contributions to the politics of class and gender, while Mary Rose is one of the best ghost stories written for the... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 5.95
This is an English translation of Aristophanes' famous comedy, Clouds, noted for its critique of philosophy, society and education. It includes essays on Old Comedy and the Theater of Dionysus, suggestions for further reading, notes on production, and a map. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.95
This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles' Theban cycle, presenting the translators' Oedipus Tyrannus ; along with Woodruff's Antigone ; and a muscular new Oedipus at Colonus by Meineck. Grippingly readable, all three translations combine fidelity to the Greek... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.38
Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentleman callers'. Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy crippled daughter, has her glass menagerie... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57
we're still ourselves when we lie Joan and Tom have been married for nearly thirty years. Tara lies alone while Peter works nights. How far will people go to hear their heart beat again? What does it mean to be unfaithful to those you love? A stark and searing glimpse into two tangled relationships, the unspoken desires, the piercing... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 5.95
This is an English translation of Sophocles? tragedy of Antigone and her fate when she decides to bury her dead brother Polyneices. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture. more...