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  • Caligula and Other Playsby Albert Camus; Stuart Gilbert

    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...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Early Modern Drama, 1576?1642by Julie Sanders

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    A stimulating introduction to the drama of the early modern era, through a focus on commercial playhouses and their repertoires. more...

  • Shakespeare?s Surrogatesby Sonya Freeman Loftis

    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...

  • Ivanovby Anton Chekhov; Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.12

    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...

  • Ben Jonsonby Ben Johnson; Helen Ostovich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    This edition of Ben Jonson's four middle comedies places the works in the popular history and culture of the times, 1605-1614, and surveys the influences, both classical and contemporary, on Jonson as a playwright. On-the-page annotations recreate the audiences perception of the plays as performances by commenting on the stage-directions, the self-conscious... more...

  • A Doll's Houseby Zinnie Harris; Henrik Ibsen

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Vaughans are all set to enjoy Christmas. Thomas has been promoted and Nora is delighted. Everything at last seems to be going right, until a visitor arrives uninvited and causes them to question just how perfect their marriage is. Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House caused outrage both in its style and subject matter when first staged in 1879. Zinnie... more...

  • Riflemindby Andrew Upton

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    Twenty years after their frontman, John, walked off stage for good, the ironic rock band Riflemind are set to get together again. For John, a reunion might be his second chance; for his wife, Lyn, it could be the end of the world as she knows it . . . As the band descend upon John's country manor, this weekend fast becomes the ultimate test of talent,... more...

  • The Promiseby Ben Brown

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    It's the beginning of World War I and Herbert Samuel - the first practicing Jew ever to sit in a British Cabinet - dreams of using British power to back a return of the Jews to Palestine after 1800 years. However, his cousin, Edwin Montagu - also in the Cabinet - is implacably opposed to the idea, a conflict complicated by Montagu's passion for the... more...

  • The Prioryby Michael Wynne

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    A few friends. People we like. No craziness. The days of a big blow out are over. Kate is delighted when she finds a house in the country to escape to for New Year's Eve. Gathering together a select group of her closest friends, she is keen to start the coming year afresh. But successful, stressed-out thirtysomethings in search of a good time... more...

  • The Observerby Matt Charman

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    An international group of observers arrives in a West African country to oversee and rubber stamp its first democratic election. New voters queue in their thousands, but a senior member of the observation team finds herself both horrified by the president's suppressive tactics and, for once, in a position to do something about it. Yet as violence... more...