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- 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 be undisputed.'... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78
'A superbly written play, a funny play, an agonising play. It is, moreover, a play of truth and insight. A play to savour.' Punch on Otherwise Engaged 'Life in the theatre hasn't brought me anything more rewarding than directing Simon Gray's plays.' Harold Pinter Plaintiffs and Defendants Exceptionally good... the play gave such a rending... more...
- 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...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 1.95
CliffsNotes on Bertolt Brecht's plays Mother Courage and The Caucasian Chalk Circle . more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 18.32
Caligula reveals some aspects of the existential notion of 'the absurd' by portraying an emperor so mighty and so desperate in his search for freedom that he inevitably destroys gods, men and himself. The dramatic impetus of Cross Purpose, however, comes from the tension between consent to and refusal of man's absurdity; it is the tragedy of a man... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00 US$ 18.86
A stimulating introduction to the drama of the early modern era, through a focus on commercial playhouses and their repertoires. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
Shakespeare's Surrogates contends that adapting Renaissance drama played a key role in the development of modern drama's major aesthetic movements. Loftis posits that playwrights' reactions to Shakespeare and his contemporaries worked to create their public personas, inform their theoretical writings, and influence the development of new genres.... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.79
Harry Levin--one of America's leading literary critics--offers a brilliant and original study of the whole world of comedy, concentrating on playwrights through the centuries, from Aristophanes and Plautus in classical times to Bernard Shaw and Bertolt Brecht and their recent successors. more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.44
Only a year ago, the landowner Nikolai Ivanov was full of energy and optimism, in love with his wife and working hard. Now, for no reason he can understand, Ivanov is overcome with inertia and self-disgust. His wife is dying and he feels nothing. He is drowning in debt and despair, and he does nothing. Is it him? Is it Russia? And is the possibility... more...