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  • The Shoe-Horn Sonataby J. Misto

    Currency Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    In 1945 Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese POW camp. Now after a half-century separation, the filming of a TV documentary forces them to relive the past. Woven into their fifty years of separation are a shoe-horn and the threads of loyalty and love which form their 'uncommon bond' (2 acts, 2 women). more...

  • Oedipus Tyrannusby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 7.50

    Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff?s collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features... more...

  • The Collected Plays of Paul Rudnickby Paul Rudnick

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    ?Paul Rudnick is a champion of truth (and love and great wicked humor) whom we ignore at our peril.? ?David Sedaris, author of Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day , and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk This definitive collection of Paul Rudnick?s plays presents the pinnacle of theatrical hilarity from one of America?s great humorists. Popular for his wickedly... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Musicalby William A. Everett; Paul R. Laird

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Revised and updated edition of this popular Companion, containing five completely new chapters. more...

  • Urinetownby Greg Kotis; Mark Hollmann; David Auburn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 10.50

    Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Book, Urinetown is a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. more...

  • Waiting for Godotby Samuel Beckett

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts', and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', En attendant Godot was first performed at the Th??tre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955.... more...

  • Ten Plays by Euripidesby Euripides

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 7.95

    The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life.  In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy.  For the first time in history, heroes and heroines on the stage... more...

  • The Potentials of Spacesby Alison Oddey; Christine A. White

    Intellect Books Ltd 2006; US$ 32.00

    The book interrogates notions of distance, interval, time and space explorations in scenography and performance which are concerned to encompass the creative, historical, performing, interdisciplinary, writing, architectural, and senses of presence in space. Space becomes practice; scenography becomes performance; memory and biography as the written... more...

  • The Columbia Companion to American History on Filmby Peter C. Rollins

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 37.99

    American history has always been an irresistible source of inspiration for filmmakers, and today, for good or ill, most Americans'sense of the past likely comes more from Hollywood than from the works of historians. In important films such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), Roots (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Saving Private Ryan (1998), how much... more...

  • George Burnsby Lawrence J. Epstein

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Having entered the world in 1896 as a poverty-stricken child named Nathan Birnbaum, George Burns rose from New York's Lower East Side to the uppermost heights of celebrity in the entertainment industry. His storied romance with Gracie Allen led to their success in vaudeville, films, radio and television as one of the greatest comedy teams in history.... more...