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  • Hamletby William Shakespeare; David Bevington; David Scott Kastan

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 4.99

    One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother?s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger.... more...

  • King Learby William Shakespeare; David Bevington; David Scott Kastan

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 4.99

    A king foolishly divides his kingdom between his scheming two oldest daughters and estranges himself from the daughter who loves him. So begins this profoundly moving and disturbing tragedy that, perhaps more than any other work in literature, challenges the notion of a coherent and just universe. The king and others pay dearly for their shortcomings?as... more...

  • Macbethby William Shakespeare; David Bevington; David Scott Kastan

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 4.99

    No dramatist has ever seen with more frightening clarity into the heart and mind of a murderer than has Shakespeare in this compelling tragedy of evil. Taunted into asserting his ?masculinity? by his ambitious wife, Macbeth chooses to embrace the Weird Sisters? prophecy and kill his king?and thus, seals his own doom. Fast-moving and bloody, this drama... more...

  • Antony and Cleopatraby William Shakespeare

    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...

  • Lady Windermere's Fanby Oscar Wilde

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 2.24

    Beautiful, aristocratic, an adored wife and young mother, Lady Windermere is 'a fascinating puritan' whose severe moral code leads her to the brink of social suicide. The only one who can save her is the mysterious Mrs Erlynne whose scandalous relationship with Lord Windermere has prompted her fatal impulse. And Mrs Erlynne has a secret - a secret... more...

  • Last Playsby Dan Laurence; George Bernard Shaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 9.01

    In Good King Charles's Golden Days : a true history that never happened. A discussion play; the issues of nature, power and leadership are debated between King Charles II ('Mr Rowley'), Isaac Newton, George Fox and the artist Godfrey Kneller. Buoyant Billions : a comedy of no manners. Farfetched fables . Shaw's thoughts simplified. Shakes vs.... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wildeby Peter Raby

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 28.00

    The essential 1997 guide to one of the theatre's most important characters, with an opening essay by Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde's grandson. more...

  • The Cure at Troyby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes . Written in the fifth century BC, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island of Lemnos and forgot about until the closing stages of the Siege of Troy. Abandoned because of a wounded foot, Philoctetes nevertheless... more...

  • The One (NHB Modern Plays)by Vicky Jones

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    A viciously funny play about a couple trapped in a destructive cycle of love and lust. Winner of the 2013 Verity Bargate Award. Harry and Jo are up all night drawing the battle lines of a relationship based on desire, dependency and dirty games. The One premiered at the Soho Theatre, London in February 2014. more...

  • The Duchess of Malfi, The White Devil, The Broken Heart and 'Tis Pity She's a Whoreby John Ford; John Webster; Jane Kingsley-Smith

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.40

    These four plays, written during the reigns of James I and Charles I, took revenge tragedy in dark and ambiguous new directions. In The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil , John Webster explores the role of women and the problems of power, sex and corruption in the Italian court, creating two unforgettable anti-heroines. In The Broken Heart... more...