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  • Simon Gray: Plays 1by Simon Gray

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78

    Butley 'What is so wondrous about a play so basically defeatist and hurtful is its ability to be funny. The stark, unsentimental approach to the homosexual relationship, the cynical send-up of academic life, the skeptical view of the teacher-pupil associations are all stunningly illuminated by continuous explosions of sardonic, needling,... more...

  • Simon Gray: Plays 4by Simon Gray

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78

    'Sharp, funny and clever . . . What a pleasure to re-encounter a play that combines unabashed intelligence and zinging wit with a rare generosity of spirit.' Daily Telegraph on The Common Pursuit 'Gray's stature as one of the handful of great tragi-comic English dramatists of the second half of the twentieth century would appear now to... more...

  • Simon Gray: Plays 3by Simon Gray

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78

    'The brave little lives that Gray so compassionately illuminates could be lived by any of us, and that's why they arouse emotions that are anything but small.' New York Times on Quartermaine's Terms more...

  • Simon Gray: Plays 2by Simon Gray

    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...

  • Aristophanic Comedy and the Challenge of Democratic Citizenshipby John Zumbrunnen

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 29.15

    Aristophanic Comedy and the Challenge of Democratic Citizenship finds in Aristophanes' comedies a complex comic disposition necessary for meeting the fundamental challenge of ordinary citizenship. That challenge, Zumbrunnen argues, emerges from the tension between two democratic impulses: a rebelliousness that resists all attempts to impose any form... more...

  • Three Uses of the Knifeby David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    The purpose of theater, like magic like religion?ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the tendency to dramatize... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Miller's The Crucibleby Denis M. Calandra; Jennifer L. Scheidt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Crucible takes you into Arthur Miller's play about good and evil, self-identity... more...

  • John Webster, Renaissance Dramatistby David Coleman

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 119.99

    Transgressive and darkly brilliant, the drama of John Webster has long been recognised as one of the crowning glories of the English Renaissance. But this apparently idiosyncratic individual, fascinated by insanity, corruption, and the macabre, was also a successful businessman, involved in trade networks beyond the theatre, and writing most of his... more...

  • Contemporary British Dramaby David Lane

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 119.99

    This book provides a critical assessment of dramatic literature since 1995, situating texts, companies and writers in a cultural, political and social context. It examines the shifting role of the playwright, the dominant genres and emerging styles of the past decade and how they are related.Beginning with an examination of how dramatic literature... more...

  • Shakespeare and Co.by Stanley Wells

    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...