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Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1999

by Margaret Edson

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award

Margaret Edson’s...


Arden of Faversham

by Martin White & Tom Lockwood

This revised edition of Arden of Faversham contains a completely

re-written Introduction that brings the text up to date with the latest

performance history, criticism and research and fresh insight into the

context...


The Recruiting Officer

by George Farquhar & Tiffany Stern

This edition sheds light on Farquhar's work, highlighting its status as an account of army corruption and sexual intrigue, and its relevance to later literature such as Brecht's Trumpets and Drums, Keneally's...


The White Devil

by John Webster & Christina Luckyj

John Webster's revenge tragedy, The White Devil is a story of adultery, corruption and murder and explores how a corrupt person can depict themselves as good or `white'. In this revised edition students will...


The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan & Tiffany Stern

A major new edition which brings a modern approach to the Introduction and text.


The Revenger's Tragedy

by Brian Gibbons

The Revenger's Tragedy is a famous Elizabethan tragedy set in a dissolute Renaissance court in Italy, a maelstrom of vice and intrigue. In this new edition, students will find a wealth of information to support...


'Tis Pity She's a Whore

by John Ford & Martin Wiggins

Ford's tragedy, originally printed in 1633, was the first major English

play to take as its theme fulfilled incest between brother and sister.


The Shoemaker's Holiday

by Thomas Dekker & Jonathan Gil Harris

One of the most popular Elizabethan plays, The Shoemaker's Holiday is one of the earliest examples of `citizen comedy' plays set in London and dealing with the dominant concerns of metropolitan society - class...


Three Late Medieval Morality Plays: Everyman, Mankind and Mundus et Infans: A New Mermaids Anthology

by G.A. Lester

In the three plays offered here an honest farmer at first resists then gives way to, and finally is redeemed from, the guileful temptations of the devil. The bleaker Everyman" focuses on the struggle to die...


The Tamer Tamed

by John Fletcher & Lucy Munro

The Tamer Tamed is the subtitle or alternative title to John Fletcher's The Woman's Prize, a comedic sequel and reply to The Taming of the Shrew. This brand new New Mermaid edition offers unique and fresh insight...


The School for Scandal

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan & Ann Blake

In The School for Scandal, Sheridan's artificial world of heightened

wit and heightened folly delights its audience, but at times it engages

them with moments of human pain and happiness, before delivering them...


Galsworthy Five Plays: Strife; Justice; Eldest Son; Skin Game; Loyalties

by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy (1867-1933), novelist and dramatist, is most widely known as the author of The Forsyte Saga, but recent productions testify to the power that his plays still exert over modern audiences and the...


A Jovial Crew

by Richard Brome & Tiffany Stern

A Jovial Crew, or the Merry Beggars, is a comedy about four noble lovers who join the beggar community for a pastoral life of dance and song. Or is it? Whilst maintaining its unremitting good humour, A Jovial...


Occupied

by Carla Grauls

We are making little territories in your country, a hostile take-over of your garden sheds, your abandoned houses and your toilets. The occupation has begun!

Driven by a desire for belonging, two Romanian immigrants...


Wedekind Plays 1: Spring Awakening; Lulu: A Monster Tragedy

by Frank Wedekind

Contains three works by the German playwright, Frank Wedekind. He was the terror of the German bourgeoisie, a moralist who wore the mask of immoralist. His work was persecuted, and his best plays were not performed...


Darke Plays: 1: The Dead Monkey; The King of Prussia; The Body; Ting Tang Mine!

by Nick Darke

"Passionately satirical and sharply observant, he is one of the most interesting of our playwrights" (Sunday Telegraph)


Crash

by William Nicholson

Crash is a contemporary, political comedy, probing the feelings behind and reaction to�the economic crisis and the people who caused it, by the award-winning William Nicholson, writer of Shadowlands.


Shakespeare and the Language of Translation

by Ton Hoenselaars

Shakespeare's international status as a literary icon is largely based on his masterful use of the English language, yet beyond Britain his plays and poems are read and performed mainly in translation. Shakespeare...


Sex and Other Bits-Ghosts and raw emotions

by Fabiola Berry

The Latin world magic realism brings raw emotions and ghosts. A world where the spirits are intrinsically connected with the living, where love, lust, and sex are as natural as each breath we take. A life served...


Studying Shakespeare: A Practical Introduction

by Katherine Armstrong & Graham Atkin

This book is a concise single volume guide to studying Shakespeare, covering practical as well as theoretical issues. The text deals with the major topics on a chapter-by-chapter basis, starting with why we...