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  • BOYS
    BOYS
    GRAHAM GORDON
    ISBN: 9780868199245
    Title: BOYS
    Author: GRAHAM GORDON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A powerful picture of a family without moral, material, aesthetic or imaginative resource, each of them victims of a cycle of deprivation from which they can see relief only through money and physical power.

    The vicious murder of a woman is the culmination of the frustrated expression of anger by three men, who are, nonetheless, loved and cared for by their own women. This is a disturbing piece of writing which suggests that society is failing both the victims and perpetrators of crime.

    Later made into a film, the screenplay of The Boys - adapted from the play by Stephen Sewell - is also published by Currency Press.

    Imprint: CURRENCY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BOYS IN THE BAND
    BOYS IN THE BAND
    CROWLEY MART
    ISBN: 9781593500757
    Title: BOYS IN THE BAND
    Author: CROWLEY MART
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: ALYSON PUBLICATION
    RRP: $24.95
    Price: $24.95
  • BRECHT : COLLECTED PLAYS 3
    BRECHT : COLLECTED PLAYS 3
    BRECHT BERTOLT
    ISBN: 9780413704603
    Title: BRECHT : COLLECTED PLAYS 3
    Author: BRECHT BERTOLT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The most comprehensive and authoritative editions of Brecht's plays in the English language.

    Volume Three of Brecht's Collected Plays includes St Joan of the Stockyards - a play which recasts St Joan as Joan Dark springing hope into the hearts of factory workers at the mercy of meatpacker king Pierpont Mauler threatening cuts in the Depression; and the Lehrstucke or short 'didactic' pieces written during the years 1929 to 1933, are some of his most experimental work. Lindbergh's Flight, The Baden-Baden Lesson on Consent, He Said Yes / He Said No, The Decision,The Exception and the Rule, and The Horatians and the Curiatians reject conventional theatre; they are spare and highly formalised, drawing on traditional Japanese and Chinese forms. They show Brecht in collaboration with the composers Hindemith, Weill and Eisler, influenced by the new techniques of montage in the visual arts and seeking new means of expression. Also included is The Mother, based on Gorky's novel about the progress of a factory strike in Tver and the journey of a peasant mother from illiteracy to card-carrying communism.The translators include H R Hays (The Horatians and the Curiatians), Ralph Manheim (St Joan of the Stockyards), Tom Osborn (The Exception and the Rule), Geoffrey Skelton (The Baden-Baden Lesson on Consent), John Willett (Lindbergh's Flight;The Decision;The Mother) and Arthur Waley (He Said Yes / He Said No). 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
  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • BUSKING IT
    BUSKING IT
    SAMAL DANUSIA
    ISBN: 9781786825551
    Title: BUSKING IT
    Author: SAMAL DANUSIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Cities are full of stories - it's amazing what you hear if you stop and listen. Drawing on her decade of singing on the tube, Danusia Samal's Busking It is a journey through the tunnels of the London Underground. A fun, moving and vibrant piece of gig-theatre giving voice to the passers-by, blending chance encounters with original live music.

    Imprint: OBERON
    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
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