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  • Alan Ayckbourn Plays 5by Alan Ayckbourn

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.94

    Snake in the Grass A terrific piece - brilliant, bizarre and yet totally believable . . . In fact, it's more than classic; it's close to the top of its class. Yorkshire Post If I Were You A blissfully funny comedy that's also filled with sadness, a devilishly simple theatrical idea that spins out all kinds of complex truths about human nature. Daily... more...

  • Alan Ayckbourn Plays 4by Alan Ayckbourn

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.94

    The Revengers' Comedies A hugely entertaining pitch that recalls the old movies to which it frequently pays homage - Strangers on a Train, Rebecca, Kind Hearts and Coronets - and expands after intermission to reveal an immensely disturbing vision of contemporary middle-class England poisoned by the rise of economic ruthlessness and the collapse of... more...

  • Britannicusby Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    Impetuous Nero has lost all restraint: bored with being loved, he wants to be feared. Agrippina, widow of Emperor Claudius, has paved the way for her son Nero to succeed to the throne ahead of his step-brother Britannicus. But as his taste for power grows, Nero begins to slip from his mother's control. Britannicus's life is threatened and Rome moves... more...

  • Reasons To Be Prettyby Neil LaBute

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    Greg is overheard admitting that his girlfriend Steph is no beauty, but that he wouldn't change her for the world. She is devastated; he can't see what he's done wrong. Meanwhile, Greg's friend Kent alternates between boasting about how gorgeous his wife Carlyis and chasing after a hot new colleague. The final part of Neil LaBute's 'beauty trilogy'... more...

  • Richard Nelson: Plays 2by Richard Nelson

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    Three Plays of Adolescence: Goodnight Children Everywhere; Franny's Way; Madame Melville Goodnight Children Everywhere Olivier Award for Best Play, 2000 'Exile - both literal and emotional - has been a haunting preoccupation for this dramatist. And with all themes of displacement and loss comes the yearning for a sense of place, for those attachments... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Camusby Edward J. Hughes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 26.00

    An accessible guide to Albert Camus, one of the iconic figures of modern French literature, first published in 2007. more...

  • Rebecca Lenkiewicz: Plays 1by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 21.86

    The Night Season ' The Night Season is unusual; no politics, no issues, no history - just a bold attempt to grapple with the messy nature of living. It's also delightfully, rudely funny.' Financial Times 'Look out for the name Rebecca Lenkiewicz. It's once in a blue moon that a writer gets her second-ever play staged at the National. It's... more...

  • The Emigrants or A Trip to the Ohio, a Theatrical Farce (1817)by George Cumberland; G.E. Bentley

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95

    George Cumberland’s unpublished and almost unrecorded farce of about 1817 called The Emigrants or A Trip to The Ohio amiably pokes fun at Yankees, Yorkshiremen, Irishmen, and Utopians, and it is a treasure-house of slang, such as “Obstropelous”. Its polymath author was a prolific artist, inventor, geologist, poet, political radical,... more...

  • Leavingby Vaclav Havel

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Chancellor Rieger is leaving office. But does leaving office necessarily mean that he, his mistress and his extended family have to leave the state villa, which has been their home for years? While his former secretary, and the former secretary to his former secretary, grapple with the mechanics of change and his family prepare to vace an uncertain... more...

  • Hecubaby Frank McGuinness; Euripides

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    Children, lead this old woman outside. A slave like the rest of you, She once was your queen. Troy has fallen to the Greeks, and Hecuba, its beloved queen, is widowed and enslaved. She mourns her great city and the death of her husband, but when fresh horrors emerge, her grief turns to rage and a lust for revenge. A savage indictment... more...