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  • Volpone and Other Playsby Ben Jonson; Michael Jamieson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.98

    The three plays collected in this volume depict the faults, errors and foibles of ordinary people with exuberant humour, savage satire and acute observations. Volpone portrays a rich Venetian who pretends to be dying so that his despised acquaintances will flock to his bedside with extravagant gifts in hope of an inheritance. The Alchemist also deals... more...

  • Three Playsby John Webster; David Gunby

    Penguin Books Ltd 1975; US$ 20.78

    The plays of Jacobean dramatist John Webster are masterpieces of early seventeenth-century English theatre. ?The White Devil? depicts a dark, sinister world of duplicity, intrigue and murderous infidelity, while ?The Duchess of Malfi? tells the macabre story of a woman who marries beneath herself and sets in motion a terrible cycle of violence. Unlike... more...

  • 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...

  • If There Is I Haven't Found It Yetby Nick Payne

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.99

    Fifteen-year-old Anna is bullied by her classmates for being overweight. Her mother, Fiona, decides to transfer her to the school where she teaches, but that only makes things worse. Anna?s father, George, is no help?he?s too obsessed with saving the world. Just as Anna gets suspended for head-butting one of her tormenters, her uncle Terry arrives... 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...