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- Copyright Group 2015; US$ 6.99
Aphra Behn was a prolific and well established writer but facts about her remain scant and difficult to confirm. What can safely be said though is that Aphra Behn is now regarded as a key English playwright and a major figure in Restoration theatre. Aphra was born into the rising tensions to the English Civil War. Obviously a time of much division... more...
- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99
?There is a place in the hippocampus the size of an almond called the amygdale in which is stored our emotional memory. Anything in our history that is a stimulus to our emotions resides there... The kernel of Catherine is there for the picking - I am searching for the correct tool like at Christmas when the nutcrackers have been misplaced. A hammer... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 19.18
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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 4.95
A magnificent drama of love and war, this riveting tragedy presents one of Shakespeare's greatest female characters?the seductive, cunning Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The Roman leader Mark Antony, a virtual prisoner of his passion for her, is a man torn between pleasure and virtue, between sensual indolence and duty . . . between an empire and love.... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.99
A disastrous family reunion is the occasion for a sharp and perceptive look at what has happened to 60s idealists and their children. The follow-up to Alexi Kaye Campbell's award-winning debut play, The Pride . Kristin Miller is an eminent and successful art historian. As a young mother she followed her politics and vocation, storming Parisian... more...
- Copyright Group 2013; US$ 3.65
Edmund John Millington Synge was born on April 16th 1871 born in Newtown Villas, Rathfarnham, County Dublin on 16 April 1871 the youngest son of eight children. After abandoning a career in music he began to write. A crushing rejection in love caused him to abandon Ireland for much of his life but his writing continued to achieve greater heights.... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50
In the opening scene of Arms and the Man, which establishes the play's embattled Balkan setting, young Raina learns of her suitor's heroic exploits in combat. She rhapsodizes that it is "a glorious world for women who can see its glory and men who can act its romance!" Soon, however, such romantic falsifications of love and warfare are brilliantly... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57
<p>The fabulously wealthy Victorian gentleman Phileas Fogg wagers his life's fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days.</p> <p>Along with his hapless valet Passepartout, he sets out on a dazzling escapade that takes him from the misty alleys of London to the exotic subcontinent and on to the Wild West as they... more...
- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99
Arthur is an OAP, hiding out from the world in his grotty top-floor council flat. He?d move ? if it weren?t for his missing son. Today is Michael?s twentieth birthday ? will he finally come home? But the person Arthur finally lets in turns out to be someone else entirely. This teenager is seeking refuge from The Fights ? the raging riots sparked... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.95
Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more. more...