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  • 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...

  • 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, feline,... 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 be undisputed.'... 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

    '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...

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

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.59

    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...

  • CliffsNotes on Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnestby Susan Van Kirk

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; Not Available

    CliffsNotes on The Importance of Being Earnest offers a concise look at this Victorian farce, which tweaks the complacency and aristocratic attitudes prevalent among the wealthy upper class of the time. Hidden identities, fierce repartee, underlying passions, and surprises punctuate this lively play.     more...

  • CliffsNotes on Brecht's Mother Courage & The Caucasian Chalk Circleby Denis M. Calandra

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 2.23

    CliffsNotes on Bertolt Brecht's plays  Mother Courage and The Caucasian Chalk Circle . more...

  • 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...