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  • The Bacchae and Other Playsby Euripides

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and stimulated audiences since the fifth century BC. Phoenician Women portrays the rival sons of King Oedipus and their mother's doomed attempts at reconciliation, while Orestes shows a son ravaged with guilt after... more...

  • The Burial at Thebesby Seamus Heaney

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.99

    Commissioned to mark the centenary of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2004, The Burial at Thebes is Seamus Heaney's new verse translation of Sophocles' great tragedy, Antigone - whose eponymous heroine is one of the most sharply individualized and compelling figures in Western drama. Faithful to the 'local row' and to the fierce specificity of the... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studiesby Christopher B. Balme

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    This volume introduces the key elements and approaches in the study of theatre and performance, covering drama, music theatre and dance. more...

  • Macbethby William Shakespeare; A. R. Braunmuller

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    A edition of one of the most popular Shakespeare plays, including an introductory section on performances and adaptations. more...

  • Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchaeby Euripides; Stephen Esposito; Michael R. Halleran; Anthony Podlecki

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 12.95

    English translations of four of Euripides' most popular tragedies, with notes, extensive introductions, and two interpretive essays by Michael R . Halleran. more...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 5.95

    The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus?s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall. A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus... more...

  • Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 1.50

    Tragic tale of star-crossed lovers, feuding families, and timeless passion contains some of Shakespeare's most beautiful and lyrical love poetry. This inexpensive edition includes the complete, unabridged text with explanatory footnotes. Ideal for classroom use, it is a wonderful addition to the home library of anyone wanting to savor one of literature's... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre and Literature of the Absurdby Michael Y. Bennett

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This accessible Introduction provides an in-depth overview of absurdism and its key figures in theatre and literature. more...

  • Macbethby William Shakespeare

    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 Merchant of Veniceby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Merchant of Venice is classed as one of Shakespeare's comedies, but is more often remembered for its dramatic characters and situations. Though the villain of the piece, the Jewish moneylender Shylock is often the most prominent and well-remembered character of the play. As he can be played and directed either sympathetically or wholly villainous,... more...