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  • Theatre of the Rule of Lawby Stephen Humphreys

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 41.00

    This book presents a sustained critique of 'rule of law promotion', revealing the myths and contradictions that pervade the field. more...

  • Improby Keith Johnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    Keith Johnstone's involvement with the theatre began when George Devine and Tony Richardson, artistic directors of the Royal Court Theatre, commissioned a play from him. This was in 1956. A few years later he was himself Associate Artistic Director, working as a play-reader and director, in particular helping to run the Writers' Group. The improvisatory... more...

  • Summer of the Seventeenth Dollby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Every summer Roo and Barney have come down from their work in the Queensland canefields to the Carlton house they share with Olive and Nancy for an annual celebration of love and laughter. But this year Nancy has deserted the house to get married, and Pearl has taken her place... Ray Lawler’s brawny canecutters, and their long-standing seasonal... more...

  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen; E. Haldeman-Julius

    Joshua James Press 1879; US$ 3.95

    The controversial play, The Doll?s House, was written by leading Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, in 1879. Although it appears at first, to be a portrait of the happy marriage between the lighted hearted and devoted wife Nora and her seemingly perfect and provident husband, Torvald, we soon become aware of deeper more serious social issues. more...

  • The Wolves and the Lambby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Wolves and the Lamb (1854) is a comedy in two acts by William Makepeace Thackeray. The play is set in familial surroundings and revolves around the lives of the wealthy widower and city merchant Horace Milliken and his family. Miss Prior, governess to Milliken's children, is also an important character. The play opens in Milliken's villa... more...

  • Redemption and Two Other Playsby Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Tolstoy's Redemption is the story of physical degeneration and spiritual regeneration of the main character, Fédya. The Power of Darkness is a tragedy about a group of peasants living in abject misery. Fruits of Culture also deals with the issues faced by the peasants in Russia. In all three plays, Tolstoy merges the personal and the political... more...

  • Jane Annieby Arthur Conan Doyle

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Jane Annie, or the Good Conduct Prize is a comic musical opera that was written in 1893. It presents the story of a young girl with the ability to hypnotize. Playing the role of a virtuous and kind person, she wins almost everyone's good will. However, as her true character is revealed, she is forced to hypnotize people in order to get her way. more...

  • Pasquinby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Fielding's play Pasquin (1736), subtitled “A Dramatick Satire on the Times,” is a famous satirical attack on pantomime, which was then in vogue on the English stage. It is one of a series of dangerously political plays that led directly to the passage of the Licensing Act of 1737. The play is set on a stage during a morning play rehearsal.... more...

  • The Historical Register for the Year 1736 and Eurydice Hissedby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Historical Register for the Year 1736 and Eurydice Hissed are two of Henry Fielding's satirical dramas. A mixture of several plots, each play extensively satirizes British politicians. Fielding's writing for the theater was a major factor in bringing about the Licensing Act of 1737. Subjecting the social attitudes and political manipulations... more...

  • The Intriguing Chambermaidby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    “Your niece has behav'd like a – Bodikins! I am in a Passion; and for her sake, I'll never make Love to any Woman again. I am resolved.”The Intriguing Chambermaid is one of Henry Fielding's lesser-known dramatic works. Fielding's plays were successful on the stage. Like the others, this one is a satirical romantic comedy... more...