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A Skull in Connemara

by Martin McDonagh

The second in McDonagh's Connemara trilogy of plays. Mick Dowd is hired annually to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery, in order to make way for the new arrivals. As the time comes...


Easy Access For The Boys & All Over Lovely

by Claire Dowie

Published to tie in with performances by Claire Dowie at the Drill Hall, London

Two new plays by Claire Dowie which focus on sex and repression and friendship among gay and lesbian characters.


Jubilee

by Peter Barnes

An RSC commission to commemorate the first celebration of Shakespeare's life and works

A mischievous satire on the foundation of the Shakespeare industry: In 1769, when David Garrick staged the first theatre...


All The Ordinary Angels

by Nick Leather

Winner of the prestigious Pearson Best Play Award, 2004, from Royal Exchange Writer-in-Residence

When ice-cream man Giuseppe Raffa decides it's finally time to come in from the cold and retire, he sets his two...


Medea

by Euripides, Marianne McDonald & J. Michael Walton

Wronged and discarded by her husband, Medea gradually reveals her

revenge in its increasing horror, while the audience is led to

understand the incomprehensible. This Student Edition contains a full

introduction,...


Arden / D'Arcy Plays: 1

by John Arden & Margaretta D'Arcy

A collection of plays written in collaboration between John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy. The plays featured here include "The Business of Good Government", "Ars Longa Vita Brevis", "Friday's Hiding", "The Royal...


A Cry From Heaven

by Vincent Woods

Vincent Woods's poetic retelling of the Classic Irish story of Deirdre and the Sons of Usna - a story of love, hatred and revenge - transforms this timeless story into a compelling contemporary drama. Published...


End Of The Rainbow

by Peter Quilter

Musical drama of Judy Garland's "come-back" concerts

Christmas 1968: with a six week booking at London's Talk of the Town, it looks like Judy Garland is set firmly on the comeback trail. The failed marriages,...


There Are Crimes and Crimes: A Comedy

by August Strindberg & Edwin Björkman

Swedish playwright August Strindberg's early works ushered in a new era of gritty realism, but his later works strayed from this style as his personal interests began to veer toward mysticism and the occult....


Lucky Pehr: A Drama in Five Acts

by August Strindberg & Velma Swanston Howard

Though Swedish author August Strindberg produced significant works in fields ranging from memoir to observations of the natural world, he is best remembered as a groundbreaking dramatist whose plays were far...


The First Man

by Eugene O'Neill

This thought-provoking play from Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill takes an unflinching look at the challenges of parenting and the often primal conflicts that can fester between parents and their children....


The Hairy Ape

by Eugene O'Neill

One of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape is still as startlingly fresh and innovative as it was when it was first published nearly a hundred years ago. Primal...


The Straw

by Eugene O'Neill

Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill is credited with altering the trajectory of American drama in the early twentieth century by focusing on the lives of working-class people and using language that more...


The Jewel Merchants: A Comedy in One Act

by James Branch Cabell

Set in early sixteenth-century Tuscany, this short comedic romp from author James Branch Cabell explores the moral lassitude and selective ethics of a coterie of businessmen. It's a thoroughly entertaining look...


Plays of Gods and Men

by Lord Dunsany

Irish aristocrat Lord Dunsany was a wealthy man of leisure, but when it came to the craft of writing, he was productive and prolific, creating nearly 100 works in his lifetime, many of which are cited as important...


Translations of Shakuntala: And Other Works

by Kalidasa & Arthur W. Ryder

Regarded as the most important figure in the Classical Sanskrit literary canon, Kalidasa was a poet and playwright who likely lived in the fifth century AD. This collection brings together some of Kalidasa's...


A Preface to Shakespeare's Comedies

by Michael Mangan

This is an informative and interesting guide to the comedies of love - The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like...


Shakespeare: The Last Plays

by Kiernan Ryan

This is the first collection of criticism on Shakespeare's romances to register the impact of modern literary theory on interpretations of these plays. Kiernan Ryan brings together the most important recent...


Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

by Chris Andrews

Since the publication of The Savage Detectives in 2007, the work of Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003) has achieved an acclaim rarely enjoyed in contemporary fiction. Chris Andrews, a leading translator of Bolaño’s...


Reading Style: A Life in Sentences

by Jenny Davidson

A professor, critic, and insatiable reader, Jenny Davidson investigates the passions that drive us to fall in love with certain sentences over others and the larger implications of our relationship with writing...