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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...

  • Dr. Faustusby Christopher Marlowe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    One of the most durable myths in Western culture, the story of Faust tells of a learned German doctor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Early enactments of Faust's damnation were often the raffish fare of clowns and low comedians. But the young Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe (1564?1593) recognized... more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    True love takes the stage at the marriage of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hipployta, as the fairies of the forest interfere with the lives of mortals attending the wedding feast. Although betrothed to Demetrius, Hermia is in love with Lysander and must choose between bowing to her father?s wishes or a life of chastity. But Helena is in love with Demetrius,... more...

  • Prometheus Unboundby Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Copyright Group 2014; US$ 2.99

    Shelley is one of the most revered figures in the English poetical landscape. Born on the 4th August 1792 he has, over the years, become rightly regarded as a major Romantic poet. Yet during his own lifetime little of his work was published. Publishers feared his radical views and possible charges against themselves for blasphemy and sedition.... more...

  • Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage Adaptationby Hilary Mantel; Mike Poulton

    Picador 2015; US$ 16.99

    MIKE POULTON'S TWO-PART STAGE ADAPTATION OF HILARY MANTEL'S ACCLAIMED NOVELS WOLF HALL AND BRING UP THE BODIES Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell novels are the most formidable literary achievements of recent times, both recipients of the Man Booker Prize. Adapted by Mike Poulton, the plays were premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the... more...

  • Beckett: Waiting for Godotby Lawrence Graver

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 21.00

    This 2004 volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Beckett's most renowned dramatic work, Waiting for Godot. more...

  • Blue Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A teasingly entertaining two-part drama from one of the UK's leading playwrights, first performed in a co-production by Out of Joint and the Royal Court. Blue Heart consists of two related short plays in which nothing is what it seems: Heart's Desire . The long-anticipated return of a daughter from Australia by her parents and aunt is rehearsed... 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...