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  • The Breath of Lifeby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    '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... more...

  • There Came a Gypsy Ridingby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    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... more...

  • My Night With Reg (NHB Modern Plays)by Kevin Elyot

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    An era-defining comedy set amongst London's gay community. Winner of the Evening Standard and Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Comedy. The play follows the ups and downs of a circle of gay friends over a period of several years. One of the group, the Reg mentioned in the title, is not a character in the play but the whole plot revolves around his... more...

  • Lives of the Great Poisoners (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    Lives of the Great Poisoners tells the stories of famous killers from Medea to Dr Crippen - using dance, song and spoken dialogue. An incredibly rich and vibrant dramatic experience from the artistic partnership - Churchill and Gough - behind the acclaimed Hotel . Music by Orlando Gough. Lives of the Great Poisoners was first performed at... 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...

  • Murmuring Judgesby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    A young lawyer's involvement in her first case leads her through a criminal justice system - police, courts and prisons - which is cracking at the seams. Murmuring Judges is the second play in David Hare's highly acclaimed trilogy about British institutions. Racing Demon , which won four awards as Play of the Year in 1990, was the first part... more...

  • The Judas Kissby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    Oscar Wilde's philosophy leads him on a path to destruction. The Judas Kiss describes two pivotal moments: the day Wilde decides to stay in England and face imprisonment, and the night when the lover for whom he risked everything betrays him. With a burning sense of outrage, David Hare presents the consequences of an uncompromisingly moral position... 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...

  • 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...