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  • BRECHT : COLLECTED PLAYS 6
    BRECHT : COLLECTED PLAYS 6
    BRECHT BERTOLT
    ISBN: 9780413685803
    Title: BRECHT : COLLECTED PLAYS 6
    Author: BRECHT BERTOLT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Published by Methuen Drama, the collected dramatic works of Bertolt Brecht are presented in the most comprehensive and authoritative editions of Brecht's plays in the English language.

    This sixth volume of Brecht's Collected Plays contains three plays he wrote while in exile during the early stages of the Second World War. In Brecht's famous parable The Good Person of Szechwan, the gods come to earth in search of a thoroughly good person. No one can be found until they meet Shen Te, a prostitute with a heart of gold. Rewarded by the gods, she gives up her profession and buys a tabacco shop but finds it is impossible to survive as a good person in a corrupt world without the support of her ruthless alter ego Shui Ta. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a savage satire on the rise of Hitler, wittily transposed to gangland Chicago. Brecht's compelling parable continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today. Written in 1940 during Brecht's exile in Finland, Puntila is one of his greatest creations, to be ranked alongside Galileo and Mother Courage. A hard-drinking Finnish landowner, Puntila suffers from a divided personality: when drunk he is human and humane; when sober, surly and self-centred. The play contains some of the best comedy Brecht wrote for the theatre. The translations are ideal for both study and performance.

    The volume is accompanied by a full introduction and notes by the series editor John Willett and includes Brecht's own notes and relevant texts as well as all the important textual variants.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • BRIAN FRIEL : COLLECTED PLAYS - VOLUME 1
    BRIAN FRIEL : COLLECTED PLAYS - VOLUME 1
    FRIEL BRIAN
    ISBN: 9780571331741
    Title: BRIAN FRIEL : COLLECTED PLAYS - VOLUME 1
    Author: FRIEL BRIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2016 NEW RELEASE

    This marks the first of five volumes collecting together the complete work of Brian Friel.

    The Enemy Within (1962)
    Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964)
    The Loves of Cass McGuire (1966)
    Lovers (Winners and Losers) (1967)
    Crystal and Fox (1968)
    The Gentle Island (1971)

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • BRIAN FRIEL : COLLECTED PLAYS - VOLUME 2
    BRIAN FRIEL : COLLECTED PLAYS - VOLUME 2
    FRIEL BRIAN
    ISBN: 9780571331840
    Title: BRIAN FRIEL : COLLECTED PLAYS - VOLUME 2
    Author: FRIEL BRIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2016 NEW RELEASE

    This second collection of Brian Friel's work contains:

    The Freedom of the City (1973)
    Volunteers (1975)
    Living Quarters (1977)
    Aristocrats (1979) (March)
    Faith Healer (1979) (April)
    Translations (1980)

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • BRYONY LAVERY : PLAYS 1
    BRYONY LAVERY : PLAYS 1
    LAVERY BRYONY
    ISBN: 9780571234653
    Title: BRYONY LAVERY : PLAYS 1
    Author: LAVERY BRYONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: PRINT ON DEMAND


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $39.99
    Price: $39.99
  • BURIAL AT THEBES  /  SOPHOCLES ANTIGONE
    BURIAL AT THEBES / SOPHOCLES ANTIGONE
    HEANEY SEAMUS
    ISBN: 9780571223626
    Title: BURIAL AT THEBES / SOPHOCLES ANTIGONE
    Author: HEANEY SEAMUS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Burial at Thebes is Seamus Heaney's new verse translation of Sophocles' great tragedy, Antigone.

    Commissioned to mark the centenary of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2004, The Burial at Thebes is Seamus Heaney's new verse translation of Sophocles' great tragedy, Antigone - whose eponymous heroine is one of the most sharply individualized and compelling figures in western drama.

    The Burial at Thebes honours explores the dangers of pride and absolute belief regardless of personal, political and moral consequences. The opposed and irreconcilable voices of family and the state enact an ancient but perennial conflict, where the morality of private allegiance is pitched against that of public service.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BURNING BRIDGES
    BURNING BRIDGES
    SHINDLER AMY
    ISBN: 9781848425941
    Title: BURNING BRIDGES
    Author: SHINDLER AMY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    When Sarah, a young woman with Asperger’s Syndrome, comes to visit her sister and brother-in-law, what starts as a fortnight of family holiday spirals into a nightmare of accusation and intrigue.

    A love triangle with a dangerous twist, this moving and funny play explores the everyday dilemmas of a young woman living with autism; what to eat, what to watch on TV, and how to seduce your sister’s husband with a piece of cake.

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • CAPEK : FOUR PLAYS
    CAPEK : FOUR PLAYS
    CAPEK
    ISBN: 9780413771902
    Title: CAPEK : FOUR PLAYS
    Author: CAPEK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $45.00
    Price: $45.00
  • CARETAKER
    CARETAKER
    PINTER HAROLD
    ISBN: 9780571160792
    Title: CARETAKER
    Author: PINTER HAROLD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $26.99
    Price: $26.99
  • CARYL CHURCHILL : SHORTS
    CARYL CHURCHILL : SHORTS
    CHURCHILL CARYL
    ISBN: 9781854590855
    Title: CARYL CHURCHILL : SHORTS
    Author: CHURCHILL CARYL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK



    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
    CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
    WILLIAMS TENNESSEE
    ISBN: 9780141190280
    Title: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
    Author: WILLIAMS TENNESSEE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'One of the hottest, sultriest plays ever written' Guardian

    'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday. His two sons have returned home for the occasion: Gooper, his wife and children, Brick, an ageing football hero who has turned to drink, and his feisty wife Maggie.

    As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of happy family life and Southern gentility gradually slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies, jealousy and suppressed sexuality threaten to reach boiling point.

    Made into a film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a masterly portrayal of family tensions and individuals trapped in prisons of their own making.

    'Williams's most impassioned and articulate statement on human isolation' The New York Times

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
    CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
    BRECHT BERTOLT
    ISBN: 9780141189161
    Title: CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
    Author: BRECHT BERTOLT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • CHERRY ORCHARD - IN A NEW ENGLISH VERSION BY TOM STOPPARD
    CHERRY ORCHARD - IN A NEW ENGLISH VERSION BY TOM STOPPARD
    CHEKHOV ANTON / STOPPARD TOM
    ISBN: 9780571250066
    Title: CHERRY ORCHARD - IN A NEW ENGLISH VERSION BY TOM STOPPARD
    Author: CHEKHOV ANTON / STOPPARD TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • CHILDREN OF THE SUN
    CHILDREN OF THE SUN
    GORKY MAXIM / UPTON ANDREW
    ISBN: 9780571304875
    Title: CHILDREN OF THE SUN
    Author: GORKY MAXIM / UPTON ANDREW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • CHIMERICA
    CHIMERICA
    KIRKWOOD LUCY
    ISBN: 9781848423503
    Title: CHIMERICA
    Author: KIRKWOOD LUCY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe—a young American photojournalist—captures a piece of history. New York, 2012. Joe is covering a presidential election, marred by debate over cheap labour and the outsourcing of American jobs to Chinese factories. When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive?

    Imprint: NICK HERN BOOK
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • CITY LOVE
    CITY LOVE
    VINNICOMBE SIMON
    ISBN: 9781472534026
    Title: CITY LOVE
    Author: VINNICOMBE SIMON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JANUARY 2014 NEW RELEASE

    I feel like asking him to stay. To never leave this room. But I know that soon he will leave and... I'm going to ring him that night. I'm not going to write anything down. I might not even say anything. Just listen to him breathe...Lucy and Jim are alone. To the world they seem to be doing alright: they have jobs, friends, ambitions (well, sort of). But inside they are drowning. Until their chance meeting on a London night bus leads to a desperate search for redemption, each through the other. Inevitably, though, their hopes for salvation are dashed as deep-rooted insecurities rise to the surface...City Love is an unflinching look at the opposing human needs for companionship and self-destruction. Sharp observations transform the mundane into the epic in this grim, witty and agonizingly real play that will pierce the heart of anyone who has ever been in love.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • CITY MADAM
    CITY MADAM
    MASSINGER PHILIP
    ISBN: 9781848421905
    Title: CITY MADAM
    Author: MASSINGER PHILIP
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Wealthy merchant Sir John Frugal takes pity on his penniless brother Luke and invites him to live under his roof with John's own haughty wife and two foolishly conceited daughters. As Luke plots to steal from his brother, and his daughters arrogantly spurn worthy suitors, John plans to teach them all a lesson. Retiring to a monastic life, he leaves his brother Luke in charge of the household, before returning in disguise to watch havoc unfold...

    Imprint: NICK HERN
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
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