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  • An Inspector Calls and Other Playsby J. B. Priestley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 11.27

    An Inspector Calls, first produced in 1946 when society was undergoing sweeping transformations, has recently enjoyed an enormously successful revival. While holding its audience with the gripping tension of a detective thriller, it is also a philosophical play about social conscience and the crumbling of middle class values. Time and the Conways and... more...

  • Coram Boy (NHB Modern Plays)by Jamila Gavin; Helen Edmundson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music - dramatised from the Whitbread Award-winning novel set in 18th-century England. Winner of the Time Out Live Award for Best Play In 18th-century Gloucestershire, the evil Otis Gardner preys on unmarried mothers, promising to take their babies (and their money) to Thomas Coram's hospital... more...

  • Pygmalion and Major Barbaraby George Bernard Shaw

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 5.95

    George Bernard Shaw was the greatest British dramatist after Shakespeare, a satirist equal to Jonathan Swift, and a playwright whose most profound gift was his ability to make audiences think by provoking them to laughter. In one of his best-loved plays, Pygmalion, which later became the basis for the musical My Fair Lady, Shaw compels the audience... more...

  • The Dynastsby Thomas Hardy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Dynasts is a closet drama about the Napoleonic war. ''It may, I think, claim at least a tolerable fidelity to the facts of its date as they are give in ordinary records,'' Hardy says in his preface, but this is no merely historical drama, as the story more...

  • A Family Manby John Galsworthy

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...

  • An Ideal Husbandby Oscar Wilde

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1899, An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde was first presented on stage in 1895. It is a social comedy that satirizes the hypocritical attitudes of people. Revolving around corruption and blackmail, the theme of the play is that there are no completely pure and pious people. Everyone commits mistakes and to pretend that one has not is an outright... more...

  • Androcles and the Lionby Dan Laurence; George Bernard Shaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 13.52

    Androcles and the Lion is a 1912 play written by George Bernard Shaw. Androcles and the Lion is Shaw's retelling of the tale of Androcles, a slave who is saved by the requited mercy of a lion. In the play, Shaw makes Androcles out to be one of many Christians being led to the Colosseum for torture. Characters in the play exemplify several themes... more...

  • Abigail's Party & Goose-Pimplesby Mike Leigh

    Penguin Books Ltd 1983; US$ 12.68

    Mike Leigh?s 1970s classic play ?Abigail?s Party? focuses on an evening of domestic hell in the guise of a suburban drinks soirée. While teenager Abigail parties a few doors away, the pretentious Beverly and her estate agent husband, Laurence, entertain their neighbours ? Abigail?s mother, Susan, ex-footballer, Tony, and his wife, Angela. But as the... more...

  • Journey's Endby Robert Cedric Sherriff

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 12.68

    Set in the First World War, Journey's End concerns a group of British officers on the front line and opens in a dugout in the trenches in France. Raleigh, a new eighteen-year-old officer fresh out of English public school, joins the besieged company of his friend and cricketing hero Stanhope, and finds him dramatically changed ... Laurence Olivier... more...

  • Pygmalionby George Bernard Shaw; Nicholas Grene

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.68

    Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the... more...