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  • 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 collapse... more...

  • Britannicusby Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    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... more...

  • Reasons to Be Prettyby Neil LaBute

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    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 Hanging Gardensby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Now we have a family, a rivalry, a purpose. A writer and his wife sit together in their garden. They are surrounded by a lifetime's work; their home, their gardens and their children. Rachel wants to be congratulated on her pregnancy, Maurice is struggling for his father's acceptance and Charlie needs his sacrifices to be acknowledged. A crisis... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Camusby Edward J. Hughes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    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$ 24.78

    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 even... 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 Euripides; Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.12

    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 of the... more...

  • Gethsemaneby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Nothing is more important to a modern political party than fund-raising. But the values of the donors can't always coincide with the professed beliefs of the party. And family scandal within the cabinet has the potential to throw both the money-raisers and the money-spenders into chaos. This richly imagined ensemble play about British public life... more...