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  • Another Door Closedby Peter Gill

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    'Have you grown hard? Is that it? You were never hard then, you know. Just two spoiled daughters. Two little, selfish daughters. Two unemancipated daughters. Without her you have become hard, is that it? She was so soft, you see.' Two elderly sisters get an unexpected visit from a younger man. It appears, many years ago, the sisters' mother had... more...

  • Wig Outby Tarell Alvin McCraney

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    In this gossamer-laced reality there is never a moment to be without your face, to not be together. One false move and you'll get chopped. One night can leave you legendary or a subsidiary. Enter the House of Light, a hyper-glamorous, uber-competitive drag queen refuge where a daughter who was once a son can find a family. While the House... more...

  • Hippolytusby Euripides; Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    Furious that Prince Hippolytus will not worship her, Aphrodite, goddess of love, seeks revenge. Infecting Hippolytus' stepmother, Phaedra, with an overpowering desire for him, Aphrodite's retribution will sweep both prince and queen to a brutal end. A secret torment Storms through her Tosses her into that black harbour Death. Timberlake... more...

  • Creditorsby August Strindberg; David Greig

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    Anxiously awaiting the return of his new wife, Adolph finds solace in the words of a stranger. But comfort soon turns to destruction as old wounds are opened, insecurities are laid bare and former debts are settled. Regarded as Strindberg's most mature work, Creditors is a darkly comic tale of obsession, honour and revenge. David Greig's version... more...

  • About Hareby Richard Boon

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 13.11

    This series contains what no other study guides can offer - extensive first-hand interviews with the playwrights and their closest collaborators on all of their major work, put together by top academics especially for the modern student market. As well as invaluable synopses, biographical essays and chronologies, these guides allow the student much... more...

  • The Lineby Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    How did you learn to draw a line that is so ferocious and so supple? There is no question Mademoiselle . . . You are one of us. From unexpected quarters in nineteenth century France, a bright new talent emerges: confident, penniless, and a woman. But circumstance is no obstacle to Suzanne Valadon. For the great Edgar Degas, his ambitious... more...

  • Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stageby Jane Hwang Degenhardt

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 38.99

    This book explores the threat of Christian conversion to Islam in twelve early modern English plays. In works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Massinger, and others, conversion from Christianity to Islam is represented as both tragic and erotic, as a fate worse than death and as a sexual seduction. Degenhardt examines the stage's treatment of this intercourse... more...

  • Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Framesby Lara Feigel

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 129.99

    This book tells the story of a generation of writers who were passionately engaged with politics and with cinema, exploring the rise and fall of a distinct tradition of cinematic literature. Dismayed by the rise of fascism in Europe and by the widening gulf separating the classes at home, these writers turned to cinema as a popular and hard-hitting... more...

  • Ben Jonson, Renaissance Dramatistby Sean McEvoy

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 30.99

    This new guide to the English renaissance's most erudite and yet most street-wise dramatist strongly asserts the theatrical brilliance of his greatest plays in performance, then and now.The book integrates all of Jonson's major plays into the milieu of the turbulent years which produced them, and analyses the way each work examines the issues... more...

  • Thomas Middleton, Renaissance Dramatistby Michelle O'Callaghan

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    Thomas Middleton is one of the major English Renaissance dramatists alongside Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson. Middleton continues to fascinate audiences and readers with his black humour, his wry and witty treatment of sexuality, morality, and politics. He is a consummate professional dramatist, experimenting with stagecraft in a manner that combines... more...