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  • Plays Politicalby Dan Laurence; George Bernard Shaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 25.58

    While some of Shaw?s earlier plays are still performed, his later plays, such as the ones in this volume, are barely known. As the collective title indicates, the themes here are political; yet, frankly, it is doubtful how seriously we can now take Shaw as a political thinker. Despite writing in the 1930s, he has little to say of the nature of totalitarianism:... more...

  • The Wakefield Mystery Playsby Martial Rose

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Four hundred years ago the medieval mystery plays, presented each year in various English villages to teach the stories of the Bible to the illiterate population, were the great classic English dramas. Queen Elizabeth I banned these plays because she considered them Roman Catholic, and since then the texts have been available only to scholars.  ... more...

  • Damned by Despairby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    Obsessed with his own salvation, the hermit Paulo dedicates himself to ten years of prayerful penance. When his faith wavers, the ever-watchful Devil seizes the moment to convince him that he shares the fate of one Enrico, a notorious Neapolitan gangster destined for damnation. Swearing vengeance, Paulo lashes out against God and assembles a band... more...

  • The Castle Spectreby Matthew Lewis

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    This drama paints before the reader’s eye some very lively characters. The author has depicted deeply loving characters that turn into passionate villains. The changes that are brought on by deep despair are successfully portrayed. Engrossing! more...

  • Quartermaine's Termsby Simon Gray

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    'A masterly portrayal of an innocent.' Harold Pinter, from 'Directing Simon Gray's Plays', Simon Gray Plays 1 'Superficially, it is a light comedy about a group of educated, often eccentric English characters in an academic backwater in the early sixties. But though the jokes are excellent, the piece cuts deep. There are Strindberg-like glimpses... more...

  • Frost/Nixonby Peter Morgan

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    In 1972, a break-in was foiled at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. Within days a connection had been made with the White House and President Nixon's closest aides. It unleashed one of the greatest scandals in modern American politics and ended with Nixon's humiliating resignation. David... more...

  • The Invention of Loveby Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    It is 1936 and A. E. Housman is being ferried across the Styx, glad to be dead at last. His memories, however, are dramatically if confusedly alive. The river which flows through Tom Stoppard's play connects Hades with the Oxford of Housman's early manhood where High Victorianism in art, literature and morality is being challenged by the Aesthetic... more...

  • Tom Stoppard Plays 4by Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 21.86

    This fourth volume of Tom Stoppard's work for the stage brings together five of his most celebrated translations and adaptations of plays by Arthur Schnitzler ( Dalliance and Undiscovered Country ), Ferenc Molnar ( Rough Crossing ), Johann Nestroy ( On the Razzle ) and Anton Chekhov ( The Seagull ). more...

  • David Hare Plays 2by David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78

    This second volume of plays by David Hare contains work from the 1970s and 1980s which confirmed him as one of the major contemporary playwrights in the English language. It includes Fanshen , his remarkable 1975 play which focused on the Chinese Revolution with Brechtian subtlety, his screenplay for Saigon: Year of the Cat, The Secret Rapture ,... more...

  • Frank McGuinness Plays 1by Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 21.86

    This first collection by Frank McGuinness contains plays from the 1980s, including his major work of that decade, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme , a powerful and profoundly moving study of a group of Ulster Protestant volunteers in the Great War. The book also contains Carthaginians , set in a Derry graveyard in the aftermath... more...