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- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 5.99
In Othello , Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona that begins with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and death. Shakespeare builds many differences into his hero and heroine, including race, age, and cultural background. Yet most readers and audiences... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57
It is 1936 and harvest time in County Donegal. In a house just outside the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sisters, barely making ends meet, their ages ranging from twenty-six up to forty. The two male members of the household are brother Jack, a missionary priest, repatriated from Africa by his superiors after 25 years, and the seven-year-old... more...
- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99
Heather and Carla haven?t seen each other since school. Their lives have taken very different paths ? Carla lives a handto-mouth existence while Heather has a high-flying career, husband and a beautiful home. And yet, here they are in a café having tea and making awkward conversation. That is until Heather presents Carla with a bag containing a significant... more...
- OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99
?You know? when a structure has lost its essence but retained its shape, the geologists call it: a Pseudomorph. A false shape. That?s our marriage.? Mr and Mrs Elliot have imprisoned themselves within a domestic incarceration of marriage, family and society?s twitching curtains. Battling through their self-made entrapment for the sake of the kids,... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 7.95
This edition of Doctor Faustus features annotated versions, with modernized spelling and punctuation, of the 1604 A-text and the 1592 text of Marlowe's source, the English Faust Book --a translation of the best-selling Historia von Johann Fausten published in Frankfurt in 1587, which recounts the strange story of Doctor John Faustus and his... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 5.99
Hamlet is Shakespeare?s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a ?revenge tragedy,? in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father?s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties. Among them: What is the Ghost?Hamlet?s father demanding justice,... more...
- Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.19
In this foundational classic play, Christopher Marlowe beautifully retells the legend of Doctor Faustus in a masterful combination of verse and prose. The celebrated moral of the play is about how excessive ambition and unlimited lust for knowledge and power lead to self-destruction and damnation. The protagonist in the story is a talented lower-class... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 15.99
Lucy Kirkwood’s sharp comedy looks at power games and privacy in the media and beyond. Carrie's getting them out for the lads, Charlotte's just grateful to have a job, Sam's being asked to sell more than his body, and Aidan's trying to keep Doghouse magazine from going under. Set in the cut-throat media world, Lucy Kirkwood's timely new... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2016; US$ 11.99
?I am up for it. All the time. That?s not a boast. Or an opinion. It is bone-hard medical fact.? John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. Charismatic poet, playwright and rake with a legendary appetite for excess. Yet when a chance encounter with an actress at the Playhouse sends him reeling, he is forced to reconsider everything he thinks and feels. With... more...