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The Bald Soprano and Other Plays: Bald Soprano/the Lesson/Jack or the Submission/the Chairs
The Bald Soprano and Other Plays
Bald Soprano/the Lesson/Jack or the Submission/the Chairs
Paperback      ISBN: 0802130798
The leading figure of absurdist theater and one of the great innovators of the modern stage, Eugene Ionesco did not write his first play, The Bald Soprano, until 1950. He went on to become an internationally renowned master of modern drama, famous for the comic proportions and bizarre effects that allow his work to be simultaneously hilarious, tragic, and profound.
Euripides V: Electra, the Phoenician Women, the Bacchae
Euripides V
Electra, the Phoenician Women, the Bacchae
Paperback      ISBN: 0226307840
Each of the sixteen tragedies is preceded by notes on plot, theme, and characters
The Study of Spirituality
The Study of Spirituality
Paperback      ISBN: 0195041704
A companion volume to The Study of Liturgy, this collection examines the nature and form of individual devotion, discussing the various patterns of Christian discipleship that have evolved through the centuries. Written by contributors representing the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Free Church, and Orthodox traditions, it is the definitive study of spirituality.
Dutchman and the Slave: Two Plays
Dutchman and the Slave
Two Plays
Paperback      ISBN: 0688210848
Centered squarely on the Negro-white conflict, both Dutchman and The Slave are literally shocking plays--in ideas, in language, in honest anger. They illuminate as with a flash of lightning a deadly serious problem--and they bring an eloquent and exceptionally powerful voice to the American theatre. Dutchman opened in New York City on March 24, 1964, to perhaps the most excited acclaim ever accorded an off-Broadway production and shortly thereafter received the Village Voice's Obie Award. The Slave, which was produced off-Broadway the following fall, continues to be the subject of heated critical controversy.
A Man for All Seasons: A Play in Two Acts
A Man for All Seasons
A Play in Two Acts
Paperback      ISBN: 0679728228
Consciences of Sir Thomas More and Henry VIII are poles apart in the religious conflict over the king's marriage to Anne Boleyn
Lion and the Jewel
Lion and the Jewel
Paperback      ISBN: 0199110832
This is one of the best-known plays by Africa's major dramatist, Wole Soyinka. It is set in the Yoruba village of Ilunjinle. The main characters are Sidi (the Jewel), 'a true village belle' and Baroka (the Lion), the crafty and powerful Bale of the village, Lakunle, the young teacher, influenced by western ways, and Sadiku, the eldest of Baroka's wives. How the Lion hunts the Jewel is the theme of this ribald comedy.
Goethes Faust
Goethes Faust
Paperback      ISBN: 0385031149
The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic beauty and rhythm as well as the complex depth of Goethe's language. Includes Part One and selections from Part Two.
Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler
Paperback      ISBN: 0486264696
This dark psychological drama depicts the evil machinations of a ruthless, nihilistic heroine. Readers will discover an exploration of the nature of evil and the tragedy that lies in human frailty.
Christopher Durang Explains It All for You: Six Plays
Christopher Durang Explains It All for You
Six Plays
Paperback      ISBN: 0802132324
Few playwrights have explored as relentlessly as Christopher Durang the pain and confusion of everyday life-or made us laugh so uproariously at the results.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830665
Book by Hugh Wheeler Introduction by Christopher Bond "Mr. Sondheim fearlessly explores psychic caverns where civilized people are not dying to go ... A naked Sweeney Todd stands revealed as a musical of naked rage, chewing up everyone in its path as it spits out blood and tears." - Frank Rich, The New York Times * "A work of such scope and such daring that it dwarfs every other Broadway musical that even attempts to invite comparison." - Rex Reed, New York Daily News