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  • Alan Bennett Plays 2by Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 18.94

    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...

  • The Lady in the Vanby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 10.19

    Adapted by the author from his autobiographical memoir, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Mary Shepherd, whom Alan Bennett first came across when she was living in the street near his home in Camden Town. Taking refuge with her van in his garden originally for three months, she ended up staying fifteen years. Funny, touching and unexpectedly... more...

  • An Oresteiaby Anne Carson; Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 15.99

    A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia , the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions--Aischylos' Agamemnon , Sophokles' Elektra , and Euripides' Orestes --giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate... more...

  • Euripides' Alcestisby Ted Hughes

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    Alcestis is the story of a king, Admetus, who is able to escape death because his wife, Alcestis, has volunteered to die in his place. Ted Hughes's version goes beyond translation to an inspired rethinking of the story in terms of his own vision of human suffering. Although he started working on this piece in 1993, he did not finish until a few months... more...

  • Radical Visions 1968-2008.by Denise Varney

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 59.00

    Radical Visions 1968-2008: The Impact of the Sixties on Australian Drama is about a generation of Australian playwrights who came of age in the sixties. This important book shows how international trends in youth radicalism and cultural change at the time contributed to the rise of interest in alternative theatre and drama in a number of locations.... more...

  • Bibliographia dramatica et dramaticorum 1794 - 1795by Reinhart Meyer

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2011; US$ 255.00

    This bibliography contains all the dramas and theatrical pieces spoken or sung printed and/or performed in the territory of the German Empire and Switzerland from 1700 to 1799 together with their translations, adaptations and reprints, and in addition all printed foreign-language works as long as they were performed and/or published in the territory... more...

  • The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Playsby Oscar Wilde; Peter Raby

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 6.99

    Oscar Wilde was already one of the best known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s and retain their power today. The social comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman... more...

  • Selected Plays 1999-2009by David Greig

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 24.78

    David Greig: Plays 1 brings together four key plays by the playwright described by the Daily Telegraph as 'one of the most interesting and adventurous British dramatists of his generation'. In Outlying Island two young Cambridge ornithologists are sent to a remote island. Together with its authoritarian leaseholder and his niece they observe an... more...

  • Hedda Gablerby Brian Friel; Henrik Ibsen

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    Hedda Gabler returns, dissatisfied, from a long honeymoon. Bored by her aspiring academic husband, she foresees a life of tedious convention. And so, aided and abetted by her predatory confidante, Judge Brack, she begins to manipulate the fates of those around her to devastating effect. Brian Friel's version of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler premiered... more...

  • American Tradeby Tarell Alvin McCraney

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    When life in New York gets to hot to handle, charismatic hustler Pharus escapes the clutches of rap star Jules and moves to London. A funny, uncompromising about surviving in the big city that challenges our assumptions about racial and sexual identity, American Trade celebrates twenty-first-century London in all its extravagant diversity. ... more...