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- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 24.78
On Raftery's Hill 'This is a play that howls to be seen; its courage is matched only by its dramatic power.' Sunday Independent Ariel 'An astonishing piece of theatre. Interweaving themes drawn from Irish, Greek and biblical myth, she spins a tale of power that is honest, emotional, dark and true . . . Die to see it.' Irish Examiner ... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57
'Have you grown hard? Is that it? You were never hard then, you know. Just two spoiled daughters. Two little, selfish daughters. Two unemancipated daughters. Without her you have become hard, is that it? She was so soft, you see.' Two elderly sisters get an unexpected visit from a younger man. It appears, many years ago, the sisters' mother had... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57
How did you learn to draw a line that is so ferocious and so supple? There is no question Mademoiselle . . . You are one of us. From unexpected quarters in nineteenth century France, a bright new talent emerges: confident, penniless, and a woman. But circumstance is no obstacle to Suzanne Valadon. For the great Edgar Degas, his ambitious... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 23.00
What is often described as the timelessness of Shakespeare, the transcendent qualities for which his plays have been praised around the world and across the centuries, is perhaps better understood as an uncanny timeliness, a capacity to speak directly to circumstances the playwright could not have anticipated or foreseen. Like a portrait whose eyes... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11
Neil LaBute was born in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan. He is the writer/director of the films In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors , and author of stage-plays including Bash , The Shape of Things (which he also adapted for the screen) and The Mercy Seat . He has also directed the feature films Nurse Betty , Possession (adapted... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78
Simon Gray was born in 1936. He began his writing career with Colmain (1963) , the first of five novels, all published by Faber. He is the author of many plays for TV and radio, also films, including the 1987 adaptation of J L Carr's A Month in the Country, and TV films including the Emmy Award-winning Unnatural Pursuits . He wrote more than thirty... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 226.95
“Acknowledging the difficulty of defining "romance," Saunders and the contributors collectively produce a volume that offers a more comprehensive survey of the literature--including its historical, national, and generic varieties--than have previous standard works on the subject…Some of the essays--e.g., Helen Cooper's "Malory and the Early... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.78
'Enjoyable, lively ? such a pleasure to read ? renders the drama of Shakespeare?s contemporaries more than fringe entertainment? Independent Shakespeare is one of the greatest of all English figures, considered a genius for all time. Yet as this enthralling book shows, he was at heart a man of the theatre, one among a community of artists... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 38.34
User's guide - Editor's notes and intro. - Comprehensive bio. - Detailed plot summaries of each play - Extracts from critical essays that examine important aspects of each work - A complete biography of the writer's plays - A list of critical works about the playwright - An index of themes and ideas covered in the plays more...