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  • The Belle Vueby Ödön von Horvath; Kenneth McLeish

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    Horváth's setting for this black political farce is a seedy hotel in Central Europe in the 1920s where the only guest is a drunken, ageing nymphomaniac - wealthy and despotic. Under her sole occupancy the hotel is falling apart and sliding even deeper into decadence. There is no future and no hope until a young woman arrives with a fortune to spend.... more...

  • Believe It or Notby Eugčne Scribe; Ranjit Bolt

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    In Scribe's Le Puff (1848) - translated here as Believe It or Not - an honourable cavalry officer returns to Paris after five years abroad to find his countrymen happily addicted to exaggeration, dissimulation and downright lying. Can he find happiness and keep his integrity in a world where nothing is what it seems? The enduring qualities of... more...

  • Enrico Fourby Luigi Pirandello; Robert David MacDonald

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    Premiered in this translation by the Citizens Theatre Company, Glasgow. In Enrico Four a man believes he is Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor. But is he? Pirandello?s study of perceptions has become a twentieth century classic which invites us to consider our personal madness in offering a different face to everyone we meet. more...

  • Ivanovby David Harrower; Anton Chekhov

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    Ivanov, a driving force in local government and a visionary landowner, feels burnt out at thirty-fi ve. Once the pioneer of scientifi c farming methods and of education for the peasants, he now drowns in bureaucracy and debt, his large estate neglected. While his wife is dying, Sasha, a young, educated woman, falls in love with Ivanov and determines... more...

  • Martin Crimp: Plays 3by Martin Crimp

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 24.78

    <p><b>Cruel and Tender</b><br>'A mordantly knowing modernisation of Sophocles's <i>Trachiniae...</i> . The approach here manages to be at once lethally level and capable of surges of anguished feeling... Highly recommended.' <i>Independent</i></p><br><p><b>Fewer Emergencies</b><br>'A... more...

  • Cherry Orchardby Anton Chekhov; Stephen Mulrine

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    <p>The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading)... more...

  • Mayenburg: Three Playsby Marius von Mayenburg; Maja Zade

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 17.99

    A nocturnal flaneur gets caught in a nightmare of murder and desire ( The Dog, the Night and the Knife ), a canny businessman is suddenly brought low ( Eldorado ) and two couples get tangled in absurdly comic partner relationships ( Perplex In Marius von Mayenburg?s plays, dreams and reality are very closely linked and social existence is an endangered... 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...