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  • Euripides' Alcestisby Ted Hughes

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.66

    Alcestis is the story of a king, Admetus, who is able to escape death because his wife, Alcestis, has volunteered to die in his place. Ted Hughes's version goes beyond translation to an inspired rethinking of the story in terms of his own vision of human suffering. Although he started working on this piece in 1993, he did not finish until a few... more...

  • Selected Plays 1999-2009by David Greig

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 24.78

    David Greig: Plays 1 brings together four key plays by the playwright described by the Daily Telegraph as 'one of the most interesting and adventurous British dramatists of his generation'. In Outlying Island two young Cambridge ornithologists are sent to a remote island. Together with its authoritarian leaseholder and his niece they observe... more...

  • Hedda Gablerby Henrik Ibsen; Brian Friel

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    Hedda Gabler returns, dissatisfied, from a long honeymoon. Bored by her aspiring academic husband, she foresees a life of tedious convention. And so, aided and abetted by her predatory confidante, Judge Brack, she begins to manipulate the fates of those around her to devastating effect. Brian Friel's version of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler premiered at... more...

  • American Tradeby Tarell Alvin McCraney

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    When life in New York gets to hot to handle, charismatic hustler Pharus escapes the clutches of rap star Jules and moves to London. A funny, uncompromising about surviving in the big city that challenges our assumptions about racial and sexual identity, American Trade celebrates twenty-first-century London in all its extravagant diversity. Tarell... more...

  • Trout Stanleyby Claudia Dey

    Coach House Books 2001; US$ 13.99

    Described by Variety as Yukon Gothic,? Claudia Dey?s acclaimed play Trout Stanley is set in northern British Columbia, on the outskirts of a mining town between Misery Junction and Grizzly Alley. In this inhospitable setting live a pair of sisters, twins who are not identical in any way: Sugar, a complicated, insecure waif who still wears the... more...

  • And I and Silenceby Naomi Wallace

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Two imprisoned young women, one African American and the other white, form a perilous bond. As they serve time they forge a plan for survival. They practice hard. If they don't get it right they'll lose everything: the outside world is even more dangerous to their friendship than the jail itself. Exploring the fierce dreams of youth and the brutal... more...

  • The Wheelby Zinnie Harris

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A man is banished in a soldier's hearing. His daughter is left to wander. In a rash moment, Beatriz offers to take the child back to her father, and so starts an unimaginable journey across continents and in and out of war zones. But in their need to survive, the woman and the child transform in ways that become irreversible. The Wheel by Zinnie... more...

  • The Monster in the Hallby David Greig

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Duck Macatarsney cares for her biker dad, Duke, whose MS is getting worse. Duke is a spliff-smoking (for medicinal reasons you understand), bike-riding, heavy-metal- and horror-movie-loving, pizza-eating widower who has brought up Duck since the death of her mum in a crash. The two of them are just about surviving when one morning the Duke wakes up... more...

  • The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hartby David Greig

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    One wintry morning academic Prudencia Hart sets off to a conference in the Scottish Borders. Stranded there by snow, she is swept off on a dream-like journey of self discovery, complete with magical moments, devilish encounters and wittily wild music. 'You shouldn't miss this for the world . . . Rambunctiously life-affirming and touchingly beautiful.'... more...

  • Three Days in Mayby Ben Brown

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Ben Brown's political thriller takes us behind the doors of Number Ten in May 1940 during three pivotal days in British History when, extraordinarily, giving in to Hitler was seriously considered. Having urgently assembled the British war cabinet, the new Prime Minister is confronted with an intense game of political chess as he tries to persuade... more...