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  • Three Restoration Comediesby George Etherege; William Congreve; William Wycherley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 16.91

    After the restoration of King Charles II to the British throne in 1660, dramatists experienced new freedom in an age that broke from the strict morality of puritan rule and in which elegance and wit became the chief virtues. Irreverent, licentious and cynical, the three plays collected here hold up a mirror to this dazzling era and satirize the gulf... more...

  • An Inspector Calls and Other Playsby J. B. Priestley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • Selected Playsby William Yeats; Richard Cave

    Penguin Books Ltd 1997; US$ 18.32

    The 18 plays are: The Shadowy Waters; Cathleen in Houlihan; The Hour Glass; On Baile's Strabd; The Green Helmet; Deirdre; At the Hawk's Well; The Dreaming of the Bones; The Cat and the Moon; The Only Jealousy of Emer; Calvary; Sophocles' King Oedipus; The Resurrection; The Words Upon the Windwo-FPane; The King of the Great Clock Tower; The herne's... more...

  • Three Elizabethan Domestic Tragediesby Keith Sturgess; Thomas Heywood

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 21.14

    Elizabethan domestic tragedies depicted the workings of Fortune in the lives of ordinary people, telling stories of sin, discovery, punishment and divine mercy, with their settings and characterization often enhanced by a highly entertaining blend of realism and sensationalism. Only some half-dozen survive to offset the dramas of kings and nobles in... more...

  • Damned by Despairby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Mary Shelleyby Helen Edmundson

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 15.99

    Mary Shelley: daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft; lover of Shelley; author of Frankenstein … Helen Edmundson’s compelling play explores a crucial episode in the early life of Mary Shelley – her meeting and scandalous elopement aged sixteen with Percy Bysshe Shelley, and its consequences for her sisters, her stepmother and above all,... more...

  • Quartermaine's Termsby Simon Gray

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    '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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 11.90

    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...

  • Tom Stoppard Plays 5by Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78

    This fifth collection of Tom Stoppard's plays brings together five classic plays by one of the most celebrated dramatists writing in the English language. The collection includes The Real Thing , Night & Day , Hapgood , Indian Ink and Arcadia , about which the reviewer for the Daily Telegraph said 'I have never left a new play more convinced... more...