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Volpone or the Fox

by Ben Jonson Les Editions de Londres (June 15, 2013)

Ben Jonson’s "Volpone" is a fine example of Elizabethan theatre and one of the greatest satirical comedies ever written. In this 1606 tale of greed, lust and utter cowardice, Ben Jonson explores the travails...


Miss. Julie

by August Strindberg HarperPerennial Classics (September 02, 2014)

On Midsummer’s Eve, Miss Julie, a young noblewoman enters into an illicit affair with her father’s valet, Jean. Worldly and cultured, Jean by turns spurns and encourages Miss Julie’s flirtation, eventually...


Three Plays

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (April 15, 2014)

From celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Thornton Wilder, three of the greatest plays in American literature together in one volume.

This omnibus edition brings together Wilder’s three best-known plays:...


The Tempest

by William Shakespeare Les Editions de Londres (November 17, 2013)

"The Tempest" is a play written by William Shakespeare in 1610 or 1611, believed to be the last play of the Bard. To us, it might be his best: the most astonishing alchemy of tragedy and comedy, of morals and...


The Alchemist

by Ben Jonson Les Editions de Londres (November 17, 2013)

"The Alchemist" is a comedy written by Ben Jonson and performed in 1610 by the King’s men. Created four years after Volpone, The Alchemist is widely considered to be Ben Jonson’s best comedy. Following an...


The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

“The essence of Mr. Wilder’s book is really the feeling in it; it is a ‘notation of the heart’ with sympathy. Gaily or sadly, but always with understanding, a belief in the miracle of love runs through...


The Skin of Our Teeth

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

"Wilder has become a prophet again, searching for values that make humanity worth saving, in a world constantly on the verge of being destroyed either by pitiless nature or by human rage, selfishness, and folly." —Michael...


Theophilus North

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (February 25, 2014)

"An extremely entertaining array of American life in a bygone era." --The New Yorker

The last of Thornton Wilder's works published during his lifetime, Theophilus North is part autobiographical and part the...


Our Town

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (March 18, 2014)

“[Our Town] leaves us with a sense of blessing, and the unspoken but palpable command to achieve gratitude in what remains of our days on earth.”— New Yorker

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama...


The Collected Plays of Paul Rudnick

by Paul Rudnick HarperCollins e-books (November 16, 2010)

“Paul Rudnick is a champion of truth (and love and great wicked humor) whom we ignore at our peril.” —David Sedaris, author of Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

This definitive...


Romeo and Juliet Complete Text with Extras

by William Shakespeare HarperCollins (June 08, 2010)

These violent delights have violent ends

And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,

Which, as they kiss, consume.

When Romeo first lays eyes on the bewitching Juliet, it's love at first sight. But though...


The Unexpected Guest

by Agatha Christie William Morrow Paperbacks (February 10, 2010)

A classic from Agatha Christie, the original queen of mystery.

When a stranger runs his car into a ditch in dense fog in South Wales and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over...


The Truth Will Out

by Brenda James & William Rubinstein HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Motivated by scholarship and driven by curiosity, Shakespeare historian Brenda James applied a sixteenth-century code-breaking technique to the dedication of Shakespeare's Sonnets. What she uncovered led her...


Hamlet (English Edition)

by William Shakespeare & Javier Zabala Nórdica Libros (May 26, 2012)

Hamlet, probably written between 1599 and 1601, takes place in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet carries out his revenge on his uncle Claudius, who murdered his father, the king, marrying his mother, Gertrude,...


Three Plays

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial Modern Classics (June 16, 2020)

From celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Thornton Wilder, three of the greatest plays in American literature together in one volume.

This omnibus edition brings together Wilder’s three best-known plays:...


The Skin of Our Teeth

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial Modern Classics (June 16, 2020)

A timeless statement about human foibles...and human endurance, The Skin of Our Teeth is Thornton Wilder’s brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, now reissued with a beautiful new cover and updated afterword...


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City

by Halley Feiffer Abrams Press (July 16, 2018)

"I've been single for so long, I've started having sexual fantasies about my vibrator," riffs Karla for her captive, cancer-ward audience. The patients--her mother, who's recovering from surgery for ovarian...


Small Mouth Sounds

by Bess Wohl The Overlook Press (October 21, 2019)

“Leaves you moved, refreshed and, yes, maybe even enlightened.” —New York Times (Critic’s Pick)   In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As...


Philoktetes

by Sophocles Harper Perennial (August 07, 2012)

Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Philoketes is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation...


Antigone

by Sophocles Harper Perennial (August 07, 2012)

Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Antigone is one of the seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation...


Oedipus at Kolonos

by Sophocles Harper Perennial (August 07, 2012)

Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Oedipus at Kolonos is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new...


Oedipus the King

by Sophocles Harper Perennial (August 07, 2012)

Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Oedipus the King is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation...


Elektra

by Sophocles Harper Perennial (August 07, 2012)

Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Elektra is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation...


Women of Trakhis

by Sophocles Harper Perennial (August 07, 2012)

Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Women of Trakhis is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation...


Aias

by Sophocles Harper Perennial (August 07, 2012)

Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Aias is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by...


The Matchmaker

by Thornton Wilder Harper Perennial (May 09, 2017)

“Loud, slap dash and uproarious...extraordinarily original and funny."—New York Times

Now, for the first time in a standalone edition, Thornton Wilder's brilliant, hilarious play which was adapted into the...


The Oedipus Cycle

by Sophocles Harper Perennial (February 28, 2012)

Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone—together known as The Oedipus Cycle. One of the unquestionable...


Much ado about nothing

by William Shakespeare Les Editions de Londres (September 05, 2016)

“Much ado about nothing” is a comedy written by William Shakespeare around 1598 or 1599. It is one of his most famous comedies. “Much ado about nothing” is the story of the developing relationship between...


Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Hedda Gabler features one of the stage's most unforgettable heroines -- a role coveted by actresses the world over. Ibsen's fascinating tale of obsession and manipulation was first staged in 1891.

Hedda, the...


Ghosts

by Henrik Ibsen Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Mrs. Alving is building an orphanage as a memorial to her husband, and her son Oswald has returned for the occasion after many years abroad. The sins of the father are visited upon the unfortunate Oswald, however,...


A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen Sayre Street Books (August 31, 2016)

Nora Helmers has recently placed herself at considerable financial risk so that her husband, the overbearing Torvald, could recuperate from an illness. Torvald thinks Nora careless and childlike -- his doll...


A chaste maid in Cheapside

by Thomas Middleton Les Editions de Londres (July 30, 2016)

« A Chaste maid in Cheapside » is a « city comedy » written in 1613 by Thomas Middleton. The maid at the center of the story is Moll Yellowhammer, the daughter of a rich Cheapside goldsmith. Her father wants...


A Cossack Spring

by Catrin Collier Accent Press (May 15, 2014)

A hidden past, a dangerous love and a voice to reach across the ages. A brand new title from best-selling author Catrin Collier. Allenstein, East Prussia, 1939 - Charlotte von Datski's parents hold a glittering...


Doctor Faustus

by Christopher Marlowe Les Editions de Londres (June 25, 2016)

“Doctor Faustus” or “The tragical history of the life and death of Doctor Faustus” is a play by Christopher Marlowe first performed in 1594 and published in 1604. “Doctor Faustus” is adapted from...


Shoppers

by Denis Johnson HarperCollins (March 03, 2009)

"Perfection is not the basis of what I'm talking about," says a member of the Cassandra family, which forms the center of Denis Johnson's plays, Hellhound on My Trail and Shoppers Carried by Escalators Into...


Beowulf

by Neil Gaiman & Roger Avary William Morrow (October 06, 2009)

Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel?

In the able hands of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Anansi...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare HarperTeen (October 18, 2011)

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Demetrius and Lysander love Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander, but is betrothed to Demetrius—much to her dismay. And no one loves Helena, though her heart belongs to...


An Ideal Husband

by Oscar Wilde HarperPerennial Classics (May 05, 2015)

On the surface, Sir Robert Chiltern is an ideal husband—he has an impressive role as a member of the House of Commons and is always respectable in public and in private. His wife, Lady Chiltern, is proud of...


The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation

by Sophocles Harper Perennial (July 26, 2011)

Award-winningpoet-playwrights Robert Bagg and James Scully presenta gripping new translation of Western literature’s earliest treasures in TheComplete Plays of Sophocles. In the tradition of Robert Fagles’bestselling...


Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa: Script (and Scrapped)

by Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Rob Gibbons & Armando Iannucci et al. HarperCollins (November 21, 2013)

The official script for the box-office smash movie, featuring every ruddy word (and stage direction) of Alan’s seamless transformation from natural-born broadcaster into fully fledged and occasionally fully...