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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
As You Like It is truly one of Shakespeare's greatest romantic comedies. The heroine, Rosalind has grown up in the court of her usurping uncle Duke Frederick, her father, the rightful duke, having been exiled by his younger brother. Rosalind falls in love with Orlando, but Orlando is forced to flee when he is persecuted by his older brother Oliver.... more...
- Scribner 2011; US$ 12.00
An explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, Equus is Peter Shaffer's exploration of the way modern society has destroyed our ability to feel passion. Alan Strang is a disturbed youth whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence. As psychiatrist Martin Dysart struggles to understand the motivation... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 186.00
This, the first full ANALYSIS of Arbuthnot's Art of Political lying (1712), argues that the work is a commentary on long-standing themes of debate in science, rhetoric and philosophy and should be seen as a seminal satire standing in opposition to the practice of Swift and Pope. Rather than simply condemning dishonesty, Arbuthnot raises serious questions... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99
Based on the real-life court case of a young naval cadet unjustly accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and first staged in 1946, The Winslow Boy has been revived many times since, including at The Old Vic in 2013. Ronnie Winslow is expelled from naval college, having been accused of petty theft. Enraged, his father Arthur engages... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59
The literary world was shocked when in 1889, at the height of his career, Robert Louis Stevenson announced his intention to settle permanently on the Pacific island of Samoa. His readers were equally shocked when he began to use the subject material offered by his new environment, not to promote a romance of empire, but to produce some of the most... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 6.95
English translation of Aristophanes' famous comedy noted for its critique of philosophy, society and education. Includes helpful notes and an introductory essay on Aristophanes, a history of the play and its production, and suggestions for further reading. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95
Newly adapted for the Anglophone reader, this is an excellent translation of Hans-Thies Lehmann?s groundbreaking study of the new theatre forms that have developed since the late 1960s, which has become a key reference point in international discussions of contemporary theatre. In looking at the developments since the late 1960s, Lehmann considers... more...