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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...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57
Liubov Ranevskya, a widowed landowner returns home more or less insolvent after five years abroad. Everything appears just as she remembers it but hers is a diminishing world. The vast and beautiful cherry orchard is soon to be sold off against her mounting debts.The insistent warnings of Lopakhin, a peasant's son turned wealthy businessman, go unheeded,... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99
Bianca, the daughter of local nobleman, is a beautiful and eligible woman of marriageable age, but her father has declared that no suitor can have her hand until her older, more disagreeable sister, Katherina, is married. In order to have their chance with Bianca, two suitors arrange for their friend Petruchio to ?tame? Katherina and marry her. Known... more...
- The Floating Press 1912; US$ 3.95
In George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion a phonetician believes the power of speech is such that he can introduce a Cockney flower girl to polite society after careful language and etiquette training, and no one will discern her true roots. The professor and the flower girl grown close, but after her successful debut she rejects the professor and... more...
- 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
Another case of mistaken identity from the king of the plot twist, Twelfth Night tells the tale of the beautiful young Viola who is separated from her twin brother, Sebastian, when their ship is lost at sea. Believing Sebastian to be dead Viol poses as a man and enters service with the Duke Orisino. When Olivia, the woman that Orisino loves, falls... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 5.99
Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar as the first of his plays to be performed at the Globe, in 1599. For it, he turned to a key event in Roman history: Caesar?s death at the hands of friends and fellow politicians. Renaissance writers disagreed over the assassination, seeing Brutus, a leading conspirator, as either hero or villain. Shakespeare's... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.99
The Seagull is the first of Anton Checkov's four full-length plays. It explores the romantic and artistic tension in the relationships between a young woman, a fading older lady, her playwright son and a popular story writer. The play references Shakespeare's Hamlet both in text and content. It has a cast of eclectic characters whose principle... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 4.99
This is one of Shakespeare?s darkest comedies, for the romantic story of a young man, Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune and must borrow money to woo the wealthy lady he loves is set against the more disturbing story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock and his demand for the ?pound of flesh? owed him by the Venetian merchant, Antonio. Here pathos... more...