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- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 10.14
Poet and soldier, brawler and charmer, Cyrano de Bergerac is desperately in love with Roxane, the most beautiful woman in Paris. But there is one very large problem - he has a nose of stupendous size and believes she will never see past it to return his feelings. So when he discovers that the handsome but tongue-tied Christian is also pining for Roxane,... 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 2005; US$ 11.27
A French courtier, secret agent, libertine and adventurer, Beaumarchais (1732-99) was also author of two sparkling plays about the scoundrelly valet Figaro - triumphant successes that were used as the basis of operas by Mozart and Rossini. A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2011; US$ 5.99
This title contains,Five Short Plays by John GalsworthyTouch and Go by David Herbert LawrenceThe Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildeLady Windermere's Fan by Oscar WildeShe Stoops to Conquer by Oliver GoldsmithThe Bravo of Venice by Matthew LewisThe Two Noble Kinsmen by William ShakespeareA Bit O' Love by John GalsworthyCandida by George... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86
This dramatic story recounts Mary, Queen of Scots's remaining days held captive in Fotheringay Castle. In scenes alternating between Mary's prison and Elizabeth's court at Westminster, Schiller's play gradually builds a compelling picture of a tragic heroine rising above her suffering to gain in insight and spiritual depth. In contrast Elizabeth, in... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 12.68
If you put four dwarfs in one room with enough opium and alcohol, it's bound to end in tears... In 1935 MGM studios embarked on a movie adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The production called for the casting of many dwarfs to play the Munchkins of the mythical Land of Oz and the studio began recruiting 'small persons' from... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1970; US$ 15.99
Kaspar , Peter Handke's first full-length drama--hailed in Europe as "the play of the decade" and compared in importance to Waiting for Godot --is the story of an autistic adolescent who finds himself at a complete existential loss on the stage, with but a single sentence to call his own. Drilled by prompters who use terrifyingly funny logical and... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.99
Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Antigone is one of the seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Powerfully portraying the clash between civic and familial duty?between morality and obedience?the... more...