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  • The Lady in the Vanby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.66

    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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 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 of... 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...

  • Euripides' Alcestisby Ted Hughes

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.66

    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... 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... more...

  • Hedda Gablerby Henrik Ibsen; Brian Friel

    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 at... 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. Tarell... more...

  • Trout Stanleyby Claudia Dey

    Coach House Books 2001; US$ 13.99

    Described by Variety as Yukon Gothic,? Claudia Dey?s acclaimed play Trout Stanley is set in northern British Columbia, on the outskirts of a mining town between Misery Junction and Grizzly Alley. In this inhospitable setting live a pair of sisters, twins who are not identical in any way: Sugar, a complicated, insecure waif who still wears the... more...

  • And I and Silenceby Naomi Wallace

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Two imprisoned young women, one African American and the other white, form a perilous bond. As they serve time they forge a plan for survival. They practice hard. If they don't get it right they'll lose everything: the outside world is even more dangerous to their friendship than the jail itself. Exploring the fierce dreams of youth and the brutal... more...

  • The Wheelby Zinnie Harris

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A man is banished in a soldier's hearing. His daughter is left to wander. In a rash moment, Beatriz offers to take the child back to her father, and so starts an unimaginable journey across continents and in and out of war zones. But in their need to survive, the woman and the child transform in ways that become irreversible. The Wheel by Zinnie... more...