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  • The Firework Maker's Daughterby Philip Pullman; Stephen Russell

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2012; US$ 12.99

    Lila dreams to become a firework-maker, just like her father. In order to become a true firework-maker, she sets off alone on a perilous journey to reach the terrifying Fire-Fiend. She travels through jungles alive with crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and pirates, and climbs up the scolding volcano. On finding the Fire-Fiend, she realises more is at stake... more...

  • Twilght: Los Angeles, 1992by Anna Deavere Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses verbatim the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event. more...

  • Dr. Faustusby Christopher Marlowe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    One of the glories of Elizabethan drama: Marlowe's powerful retelling of the story of the learned German doctor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Footnotes. more...

  • The Waspby Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    Heather and Carla haven?t seen each other since school. Their lives have taken very different paths ? Carla lives a handto-mouth existence while Heather has a high-flying career, husband and a beautiful home. And yet, here they are in a café having tea and making awkward conversation. That is until Heather presents Carla with a bag containing a significant... more...

  • Alpha Betaby Ted Whitehead

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    ?You know? when a structure has lost its essence but retained its shape, the geologists call it: a Pseudomorph. A false shape. That?s our marriage.? Mr and Mrs Elliot have imprisoned themselves within a domestic incarceration of marriage, family and society?s twitching curtains. Battling through their self-made entrapment for the sake of the kids,... more...

  • Doctor Faustusby Christopher Marlowe; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 7.95

    This edition of Doctor Faustus features annotated versions, with modernized spelling and punctuation, of the 1604 A-text and the 1592 text of Marlowe's source, the English Faust Book --a translation of the best-selling Historia von Johann Fausten published in Frankfurt in 1587, which recounts the strange story of Doctor John Faustus and his... more...

  • The Sunset Limitedby Cormac McCarthy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made. In that small apartment, ?Black? and ?White,? as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing world views. White is... more...

  • A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine Hansberry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.95

    "Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on... more...

  • The Burial at Thebesby Seamus Heaney

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Faust: Part Twoby J. W. von Goethe; David Luke

    OUP Oxford 1994; US$ 7.99

    Loosely connected with Part One and the German legend of Faust, Part Two is a dramatic epic rather than a strictly constructed drama. It is conceived as an act of homage to classical Greek culture and inspired above all by the world of story-telling and myth at the heart of the Greek tradition, as well as owing some of its material to the Arabian... more...