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  • 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...

  • Alan Bennett Plays 2by Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 17.99

    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$ 9.99

    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...

  • John Gabriel Borkmanby Henrik Ibsen

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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 of... more...

  • Euripides' Alcestisby Ted Hughes

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Selected Plays 1999-2009by David Greig

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 19.99

    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$ 11.99

    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$ 11.99

    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...