In "An Oresteia," the classicist Anne Carson combines three different versions of the tragedy of the house of Atreus -- A iskhylos' "Agamemnon," Sophokles' "Elektra "and Euripides' "Orestes." After the murder of her daughter Iphigeneia by her husband, Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's reveng..
A dazzling collection and already a standard reference for those interested in contemporary drama, Plays in One Act is a unique compilation of plays and monologues that showcases a stunning and diverse array of work from some of the most important voices in theater.Forty-three modern works are colle..
Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy-"Oedipus the King and Antigone"-for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Gr..
"Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play Nominated for the Governor General's Award" This award-winning play by Native playwright Tomson Highway is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from a reserve attempting to beat the odds by winning at bingo. And not just any bingo. It..
Developed in workshops with award-winning actors, these are the works in Fugard's canon that most directly confront the dehumanizing brutality of apartheid. Includes: "Sizwe Bansi is Dead, The Island, " and" Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act."..
This best-selling volume contains several of the German author's most controversial dramas, in which he radically questions how culture, myth, art, and social relations create history. Includes: "Hamletmachine, Correction, The Task, Quartet, Despoiled Shore, " and "Gundling's Life." One of the most ..
"My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507." Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears's dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christoph..
Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder -- the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information ..
Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship An idealistic professor transforms an unsophisticated Cockney girl into a refined young lady in this classic drama set in turn-of-the-century London. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: A concise introduction that gives readers im..
Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Wild..
Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play has moved countless readers and become an American classic. Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution because her inabi..
The old songs will have to change. No more hymns to our faithlessness and deceit. Apollo, god of song, lord of the lyre, never passed on the flame of poetry to us. But if we had that voice, what songs we'd sing of men's failings, and their blame. History is made by women, just as much as men. ..
Oscar Wilde's classic drama, "An Ideal Husband," is the story of an up-and-coming politician with a secret past and the blackmail scheme to keep that secret quiet. Wilde's play is a first-rate comedy that challenges its audience with the basic theme of morality and the greater standard that seems to..