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- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 5.99
For Troilus and Cressida, set during the Trojan War, Shakespeare turned to the Greek poet Homer, whose epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey treat the war and its aftermath, and to Geoffrey Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales and the great romance of the war, Troilus and Criseyde. The authoritative edition of Troilus and Cressida from... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 16.03
The first in David Edgar's trilogy of plays about post-Communist Eastern Europe - see also The Prisoner's Dilemma and The Shape of the Table . A valuable mural is discovered in a church in war-torn Eastern Europe. As international and local art historians argue over who should claim ownership, the fate of the painting becomes a metaphor for... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57
A deeply provocative thriller set in a blighted landscape where nature is fiercely taking its course, Deluge is a gripping drama from the Papatango Prize-winning author of Coolatully . Winner of the 2014 Eamon Keane Full-Length Play Award There?s something uncanny going on at Joe and Kitty?s farm. Precious feed is mysteriously disappearing... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82
The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11
A hilarious social satire about liberal hypocrisy from an American writer whose work has been staged by the world famous Steppenwolf Theatre. A cosy family Thanksgiving dinner for six. But someone - or something - is leaving bite marks in the avocados. Clay and Kelly's daughter Kayla has an itch and Carol can't remember who played Gandhi. The... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57
I blame the books they learned to read with. Daddy at the office. Mummy looking out of the window while she's washing up. I should have burnt them. It's Virgie's eighty-fourth birthday and she is bucking convention. But, always more committed as an artist than a mother, Virgie has not reckoned on her family and friends' determination to thwart... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57
A phrase we used to use: it is the best gift the British people have given to themselves. Because it is. No one else has done this. The NHS belongs to us. Over eighteen months Michael Wynne interviewed nurses, doctors, paramedics, historians, policy makers and politicians up and down the country, gathering an unrivalled collection of testimonies... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...