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Sweet William: A User's Guide to Shakespeare

by Michael Pennington

Michael Pennington's solo show about Shakespeare, Sweet William, has been acclaimed throughout Europe and in the US as a unique blend of showmanship and scholarship. In this book, he deepens his exploration...


No Man's Land

by Harold Pinter

“An oblique comedy of menace, unsettling, exquisitely wrought and written . . . a complex excursion into the by now familiar Pinter world of mixed reality and fantasy, of human worth and human degradation.”...


Popcorn

by Ben Elton

Bruce Delamitri makes movies about killers. Great movies, stylish movies. Bruce's movies are hip. Post-modern cinematic milestones, dripping with ironic juxtaposition. His killers are style icons. They walk...


The Cure at Troy

by Seamus Heaney

The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes. Written in the fifth century BC, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island...


Salom

by Oscar Wilde

Wilde's notorious masterpiece enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. Complete English edition (1894) with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.


The Way of the World

by William Congreve

Greatest of all Restoration comedies depicts the scheming of a nest of shallow, deceitful aristocrats to prevent two lovers from marrying. Delicious verbal battles of the sexes, exceptional depths of feeling...


The Beggar's Opera

by John Gay

A receiver of stolen goods informs on his chief supplier, setting in motion an increasingly absurd turn of events. This satirical 1728 play was to become the prototype for Threepenny Opera.


Volpone and The Alchemist

by Ben Jonson

These much-studied and frequently performed comedies by the great Elizabethan playwright satirize the greed, mendacity, gullibility, and pretension that Jonson saw rampant in 17th-century London society.


The School for Scandal

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.


Four Great Restoration Comedies

by William Wycherley

Comedy classics that defined a new era in drama: The Country Wife by William Wycherley; The Man of Mode by Sir George Etheredge; The Rover by Aphra Benn; and The Relapse by Sir John Vanbrugh.


Boydell's Shakespeare Prints: 90 Engravings

by John Boydell & Josiah Boydell

This impressive collection of engravings illustrates A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and 26 other plays....


A Shakespearian Grammar: An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences Between Elizabethan and Modern English

by E. A. Abbott

Finest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax, grammar, and prosody addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare's works. Each of more than 500 classifications is illustrated with quotes, all...


World Drama, Volume 1: 26 Unabridged Plays

by Barrett H. Clark

Volume 1 of this two-volume set contains 26 plays including Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound"; Sophocles "Antigone"; Seneca "Medea"; Marlowe, "Dr. Faustus"; Heywood, "A Woman Killed with Kindness"; Johnson, "Every...


The System Of Doctor Goudron And Professor Plume: A Grand Guignol Classic

by Andre De Lorde

THE?SYSTEM?OF DOCTOR?GOUDRON?AND?PROFESSOR?PLUME, staged at the legendary Grand Guignol Theatre in Paris in 1903, was the first sensational horror play by André de Lorde, the prolific author who went to produce...


The American Dreams: Reflecting Skin and Passion of Darkly Noon

by Philip Ridley

"Philip Ridley is a singular writer, a prolific polymath, probably a genius, and the creator of some of the most peculiar, grotesque and compelling British plays (and films) of the last several years" (Time...


Sauchiehall Street

by Iain Heggie

Sauchiehall Street. The busiest street in Glasgow. In a sprawling top floor office, Dorothy Darvel, actors' agent extraordinaire, is one of the busiest women on the street. Busy shaping the careers of her hopeful...


Plays for the Poor Theatre: The Saliva Milkshake; Christie in Love; Heads; Skinny Spew; Gum and Goo

by Howard Brenton

These five short plays date from Brenton's early involvement in such 'shoestring' groups as Portable Theatre. They are deliberately intended for the 'poor theatre' - as relevant today as when they were first...


Night Watch

by Terry Pratchett

A new stage adaptation of one of Pratchett's best-selling novels

Set in Ankh-Morpork one of the most thoroughly imagined cities in fantasy, Night Watch is the story of Sam Vimes, running hero of the Guards sequence,...


La Ronde

by Arthur Schnitzler

Schnitzler's masterpiece, La Ronde, shows a spectrum of social class from prostitutes to noblemen in a series of drily observed, loveless sexual encounters. Remembered by many as the basis of a famous film in...


Interesting Times: Adapted for the Stage by Stephen Briggs

by Terry Pratchett

A new stage adaptation of one of Pratchett's best-selling novels

The Discworld's most inept wizard has been sent from Unseen University in Ankh-Morpork to the oppressive Agatean Empire to help some well-intentioned...