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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays. Often referred to as an archetypal tale, it warns against lust for power and the betrayal of friends. Shakespeare based the play loosely on a King Macbeth of Scotland. The play is traditionally considered "cursed", and thus many actors refer to it as "The... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's early tragedies. The two young title characters fall madly in love, but are the children of feuding houses whose hatred for each other works to a devastating end. The play was immensely popular in Shakespeare's lifetime and is the most enduring of his plays along with Hamlet. Romeo and Juliet is considered... more...
- Profile Books 2015; US$ 4.67
In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in... more...
- Joshua James Press 1879; US$ 3.95
The controversial play, The Doll?s House, was written by leading Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, in 1879. Although it appears at first, to be a portrait of the happy marriage between the lighted hearted and devoted wife Nora and her seemingly perfect and provident husband, Torvald, we soon become aware of deeper more serious social issues. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 6.95
English translation of Sophocles? tragic story of Antigone addresses civil disobedience and a moral imperative which supercedes human-created laws. The Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture. more...
- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2012; US$ 14.99
Winner of the 2010 Whiting Award for best new play. Winner of the 2010 Total Theatre Award for Innovation. Nominated in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2010. Settle back into the warmth of the theatre. Relax as the story unfolds. For you. With you. Of you. A story of hope, violence and exploitation. Laugh with the actors, tap your feet to the... more...
- Faber & Faber 2002; US$ 14.99
"Fifteen years ago I killed my sister." So begins Adam Rapp's highly acclaimed play Nocturne , in which a 32-year-old former piano prodigy recounts the tragic events that tore his family apart. With a keen eye for human relationships and a deft ear for language, Rapp explores the aftershock of this unimaginable event. The father is so incapable... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99
The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes . Written in the fifth century BC, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island of Lemnos and forgot about until the closing stages of the Siege of Troy. Abandoned because of a wounded foot, Philoctetes nevertheless... more...