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  • Brian Friel Plays 2by Brian Friel

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78

    This second collection of Brian Friel's plays includes some of his most acclaimed work for the stage. The plays included are Dancing at Lughnasa , Fathers and Sons , Making History , Wonderful Tennessee and Molly Sweeney . The collection is introduced by Christopher Murray. more...

  • The Breath of Lifeby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.12

    'Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.' Gauguin's aphorism serves as the motto for this morality tale of two women, both in their sixties, whose lives are interwoven in ways neither of them yet understand. Madeline Palmer is a retired curator, living alone on the Isle of Wight. One day to her door comes Angela Beale, a woman she has met only... more...

  • There Came a Gypsy Ridingby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.12

    The McKenna family convenes at their remote West Ireland holiday home to mark the 21st birthday of their late son Gene. Eccentric cousin Bridget appears along the causeway, inviting herself for birthday cake and conversation, and ready to expose a family secret. Even Margaret, the unstoppable mother, and Leo, the ever-calm father, can't hold things... more...

  • John Osborne Plays 2by John Osborne

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78

    This second collection of John Osborne's dramatic work includes The Entertainer , The Hotel in Amsterdam , West of Suez and Time Present . 'A lifelong satirist of prigs and puritans, whether of the Right or Left, he took no hostages, expecting from other people the same unyielding, unflinching commitment to their view of the truth which he... more...

  • Lady Windermere's Fanby Oscar Wilde

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 2.80

    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$ 16.91

    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$ 11.90

    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$ 15.99

    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$ 15.50

    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...