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The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play
The Palm at the End of the Mind
Selected Poems and a Play
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724451
A collection that all the major long poems and sequences, and every shorter poem of lasting value in Stevens' career. Edited by Holly Stevens, it includes some poems not printed in his earlier Collected Works.
Murder in the Cathedral
Murder in the Cathedral
Paperback      ISBN: 0156632772
A play in verse form dramatizes the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket by four knights of Henry II's court
Real Thing
Real Thing
Paperback      ISBN: 0571125298
The play begins with Max and Charlotte, a couple whose marriage seems about to rupture. But nothing one sees on a stage is the real thing, and some things are less real than others. Charlotte is an actress who has been appearing in a play about marriage by her husband, Henry. Max, her leading man, is also married to an actress, Annie. Both marriages are at the point of rupture because Henry and Annie have fallen in love. But is it the real thing? In The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard combines his characteristically brilliant wordplay and wit with flashes of insight that illuminate the nature--and the mystery--of love, creating a multi-toned play that challenges the mind while searching out the innermost secrets of the heart.
Tartuffe
Tartuffe
by Moliere
Paperback      ISBN: 0156881802
An imposter cleric gets into the house of the wealthy Orgon, whom he fools into promising him his wealth, position, and his young daughter.
The Rope and Other Plays
The Rope and Other Plays
Paperback      ISBN: 0140441360
Brilliantly adapting Greek New Comedy for Roman audiences, the sublime comedies of Plautus (c. 254-184 BC) are the earliest surviving complete works of Latin literature. The four plays collected here reveal a playwright in his prime, exploring classic themes and developing standard characters that were to influence the comedies of Shakespeare, Molière and many others. InThe Ghost, a dissolute son who has squandered his father's money is thrown into disarray when he returns from abroad, a theme that is explored further in the comedy of errorsA Three-Dollar Day. In The Rope—regarded by many as the best of Plautus' plays—the shipwreck of a pimp and his slaves leads to the touching reunion of a father and his daughter, while Amphitryo, Plautus's only excursion into divine mythology, offers a cheerful account of how Jupiter became father to Hercules. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Solo: The Best Monologues of the 80S/Men
Solo
The Best Monologues of the 80S/Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0936839651
Presents a collection of powerful monologues for actors, written by the decade's most influential and popular dramatists from the United States and Great Britain
Drugstore Cowboy
Drugstore Cowboy
Paperback      ISBN: 038530224x
Bob Hughes, his wife, and two friends form a band of travelling junkies as they rob drugstores to support their drug habits and relieve their boredom
The Plays of Oscar Wilde
The Plays of Oscar Wilde
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0394757882
This Vintage edition of The Plays_of Oscar Wilde contains the plays that made Wilde one of the most important dramatists of his time, including The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the great works of modern literature. Oscar Wilde's plays demonstrate once again why their author must be seen as both an inaugurator and a master of modernism. In his best work, the subversive insights embedded in his wit continue to challenge our common assumptions. Wilde's ability to unsettle and startle us anew with his radical vision of the artifice inherent in the self's construction makes him our contemporary. This edition is introduced by John Lahr, author of Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton. The plays included are Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0802131514
A contemporary adaptation of the classic play which follows a retired professor and his young wife as they return to the country estate left by the professor's deceased first wife
Pot of Gold and Other Plays
Pot of Gold and Other Plays
by Platus
Paperback      ISBN: 0140441492
Plautus argued by some to be the supreme comic writer of the Roman world, has also proved the most influential. In this translation, as suitable for the stage as for reading, Plautus' broad and lively humour is re-created.