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  • 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,... more...

  • Alan Ayckbourn Plays 5by Alan Ayckbourn

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    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... more...

  • Alan Ayckbourn Plays 4by Alan Ayckbourn

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    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... 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...

  • 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    George Cumberland’s unpublished and almost unrecorded farce of about 1817 called The Emigrants or A Trip to The Ohio amiably pokes fun at Yankees, Yorkshiremen, Irishmen, and Utopians, and it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...

  • 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...

  • John Webster, Renaissance Dramatistby David Coleman

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    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$ 29.00

    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; Not Available

    '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...