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  • Veraby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Vera (1880) by Oscar Wilde is a tragic play that is bound to touch your heart. The story revolves around Vera and Alexis, two Nihilists, who love each other. Like others of their group, their mission is to start a revolution in order to bring democracy. Vera's greatness of spirit is evident when she says “I have saved Russia.” Encompassing... more...

  • A Woman of No Importanceby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Published and premiered at London's Haymarket Theatre in 1893, Oscar Wilde's play A Woman of No Importance focuses on the attitudes of English high society. It further elicits the problems faced by women in a highly prejudiced and hypocritical society. The poor opinion held by men of the women is portrayed through the dialogue of the main character,... more...

  • Lady Windermere's Fanby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Set in London, Oscar Wildes Lady Windermere's Fan (1892) is a Victorian comedy of manners. This four-act cynical society play satirizes marital relations and the ethics of Victorian society. It presents the story of the title character, who believes that her husband is in love with another lady, Mrs. Erlynne. As Lady Windermere considers leaving... more...

  • The Duchess of Paduaby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Written in 1883, set in Sixteenth century Italy The Duchess of Padua is a play written by Oscar Wilde. Featuring a self-denying duchess, the play presents deep emotions such as love, revenge, and hatred. It is a melodramatic play that was written in five acts. It is one of Wilde’s first major works and hints at the genius of the author through... more...

  • Belle Moralby Ann-Marie Macdonald

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 16.95

    In Belle Moral: A Natural History , we are steeped in a world on the cusp between magic and art, and science and madness. Set in 1899 just outside Edinburgh, the play unfolds in the venerable estate known as Belle Moral, home to Pearl MacIsaac, an avid amateur paleontologist and proud ?new woman?; her maiden Aunt Flora, a sweetly maternal figure... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 7.50

    Woodruff's work with Peter Meineck makes this text one that is accessible to today's students and could be staged for modern audiences. Line notes printed at the bottom of the page bring a reader further quick assistance. . . . The choral odes as rendered here deserve special notice. After giving a succinct analysis of each in his introduction, Woodruff... more...

  • The Complete Plays of Sophoclesby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.99

    Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature?s earliest treasures in TheComplete Plays of Sophocles . In the tradition of Robert Fagles?bestselling translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey , andretaining the textual authenticity of Richmond Lattimore?sAeschylus, Bagg and Scully... more...

  • Three Playsby Mario Vargas Llosa; David Graham-Young

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 14.99

    In these three plays?each introduced by the author?Mario Vargas Llosa, the internationally acclaimed novelist and a cultural and political figure in Peru, explores the complexities of Peruvian society and the writer's imagination. more...

  • John Gabriel Borkmanby Henrik Ibsen; Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    John Gabriel Borkman, wealthy, powerful, revered, sacrificed love for success and was handsomely rewarded. Now, disgraced and destitute after financial scandal and a jail sentence, he paces out each day alone, planning his comeback. Downstairs, his wife, Gunhild, lives a parallel existence, plotting for their son to restore the family's reputation.... more...

  • Alan Bennett Plays 2by Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 21.87

    This second volume of plays by Alan Bennett includes his two Kafka plays, one an hilarious comedy, the other a profound and searching drama. Also included is An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution . The fascination of these two plays lies in the way they question our accepted notions of treachery and, in different ways, make a sympathetic... more...