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The Three Theban Plays
The Three Theban Plays
Paperback      ISBN: 0140444254
Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Oedipus, a king who is unable to escape his tragic fate and ends his days in exile
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.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Play in Two Acts
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
A Play in Two Acts
Paperback      ISBN: 0452261139
The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage . . . of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation . . .
More Pricks Than Kicks
More Pricks Than Kicks
Paperback      ISBN: 080215137x
Beckett's anti-hero, in these ten short stories, is Belacqua, a Dublin student and philanderer
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
Three Tragedies: Blood Wedding, Yerma, Bernarda Alba
Three Tragedies
Blood Wedding, Yerma, Bernarda Alba
Paperback      ISBN: 0811200922
A biographical essay accompanies this translation of the Spanish writer's three tragic dramas
Hedda Gabler and Other Plays
Hedda Gabler and Other Plays
Paperback      ISBN: 014044016x
Ibsen's three dramas probe the actions and emotions of characters trapped by psychological, moral, and social conflicts
Euripides IV: Four Tragedies : Rhesus, the Suppliant Women, Orestes and Iphigenia in Aulis
Euripides IV
Four Tragedies : Rhesus, the Suppliant Women, Orestes and Iphigenia in Aulis
Paperback      ISBN: 0226307832
Each of the sixteen tragedies is preceded by notes on plot, theme, and characters
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 Misanthrope and Tartuffe
The Misanthrope and Tartuffe
by Moliere
Paperback      ISBN: 0156605171
Two classic plays translated by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet into English verse. In The Misanthrope, society itself is indicted and the impurity of its critic’s motives is exposed. In Tartuffe, the bigoted and prudish Orgon falls completely under the power of the wily Tartuffe. Introductions by Richard Wilbur.