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- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2013; US$ 12.99
Doonreagan House in Cashel, Connemara, for many years home to the author of this play, was where future Poet Laureate Ted Hughes took refuge in the late 1960s, after the death of his wife Sylvia Plath. With him were his two young children by Sylvia, as well as his lover Assia Wevill and baby daughter Schura. Doonreagan explores the doomed relationship... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99
One of the most durable myths in Western culture, the story of Faust tells of a learned German doctor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Early enactments of Faust's damnation were often the raffish fare of clowns and low comedians. But the young Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe (1564?1593) recognized... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.99
A thrilling adaptation, by acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead, that stays refreshingly close to Bram Stoker's classic novel. Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book. 'After a sleepless night,' she writes in the Introduction, 'my hair was standing on end, what with the mad Renfield in his... more...
- Copyright Group 2013; US$ 2.99
The Duchess of Padua is a play by the world famous wit Oscar Wilde. A five-act melodramatic tragedy set in Padua and written in blank verse. It was written for the actress Mary Anderson in early 1883 while in Paris. Alas she turned it down and it was abandoned until a run on Broadway re-titled Guido Ferranti. It ran for three weeks. It is rarely... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00
The evils of greed and ambition overwhelm love, innocence, and the bonds of kinship in this dark tragedy concerning the secret marriage of a noblewoman and a commoner. John Webster?s great Jacobean drama detailing the fiendish schemes of two brothers who desire their wealthy sister?s title and estates ends with a bloody and horrifying climax. A dynamic... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58
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...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99
A young man known as Guido is set upon revenge, planning to murder the duke of Padua, who murdered Guido?s father years before. However, Guido soon finds that he has fallen in love with the duke?s wife, the duchess of Padua , and their romance complicates Guido?s intentions. Originally composed for a particular actress, Mary Anderson, who eventually... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
The Dynasts is a closet drama about the Napoleonic war. ''It may, I think, claim at least a tolerable fidelity to the facts of its date as they are give in ordinary records,'' Hardy says in his preface, but this is no merely historical drama, as the story more...
- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2013; US$ 12.99
Growing up is the most exciting adventure of all Join young Emil as he says goodbye to his mother, leaves his small town and sets off on a journey that will change his life. When his money is stolen on the train by a mysterious stranger, Emil thinks he?s lost everything. But as he starts tracking down the thief, he soon discovers that he?s not alone... more...
- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99
Mediterranean roasted vegetables. Finnish Folk and Margaret Drabble. Adolf Hitler and the knitted cover for a toilet roll. An audience split in two experiencing auditory hallucinations. The new work from acclaimed theatre company Ridiculusmus is inspired by a treatment method for psychosis that has virtually eradicated schizophrenia from Western... more...