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  • The Lady in the Vanby Alan Bennett

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 4.67

    In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in... more...

  • A Girl's Best Friendby Liz Young

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.18

    'Dogs are better than men, because?' So says the poster on Izzy Palmer's fridge, and she's only half joking. At a long-planned murder party, Izzy has to play scheming little tart Emerald without her boyfriend, Leo, who's let her down yet again. Cast in fiendish skullduggery with Nick, who would have been improved by a spot of murder himself, Izzy... more...

  • The Laramie Projectby Moises Kaufman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard?s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it?s they we hear in this stunningly effective... more...

  • Uncle Vanyaby Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Uncle Vanya is one of Anton Checkov's four major plays. It was first performed in 1900, the year after its publication, under direction by the celebrated Konstantin Stanislavski. The text reworks an earlier play by Checkov, The Wood Demon . Critics have attempted to follow Checkov's method and artistic development by tracking the changes he... more...

  • (En-)Gendering a Popular Theatrical Genreby Merle Tönnies

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 37.85

    Situated on the borderline between literary and cultural studies, this work is based on the analysis of more than 500 nineteenth-century British dramas (many of them only available as manuscripts). The main focus is on the genre of melodrama, with other dramatic forms used as a comparative background. The study draws on cultural studies models of the... more...

  • 3 Winters (NHB Modern Plays)by Tena ?tivicic

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive. In an ivy-clad house in Zagreb, Croatia, the Kos family argue and fall in and out of love as world after world is erected and then torn down around them. From the remnants of monarchy, through Communism, then democracy, war, and eventual acceptance into a wider Europe,... more...

  • The Absence of Warby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Absence of War offers a meditation on the classic problems of leadership, and is the third part of a critically acclaimed trilogy of plays ( Racing Demon , Murmuring Judges ) about British institutions. Its unsparing portrait of a Labour Party torn between past principles and future prosperity, and of a deeply sympathetic leader doomed... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Marianne McDonald

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • The Beautiful Unseenby Kyle Boelte

    Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    At age thirty, Kyle Boelte finds himself living in San Francisco, where the summer fog blows inland off the ocean and the landscape changes moment to moment. Amidst this ever-changing sea of fog, Boelte struggles to remember his brother Kris, who committed suicide in the family?s Denver home when Boelte was just thirteen. In this impressive debut,... more...

  • A Book of Straysby Michael Hartnett

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 10.94

    ‘A genuine maverick . . . a mixture of coruscating satire, rhapsodic lyricism and humane vernacular . . . ? –– The Sunday Times Michael Hartnett subscribed always to the idea of the poet as a chronicler of his race: ‘I have tried to write for the people . . . ? begins one of the poems in this collection of ballads, satires, squibs and other occasional... more...