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In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before. Drawing from...
Neil LaBute: Plays 2: The Shape of Things; Fat Pig; In a Dark Dark House; In a Forest, Dark and Deep
By Neil LaBute
'LaBute takes us to shadowy places we don't like to talk about, sometimes even to think about.' NewsdayObsession with surface and secrets runs through this second collection of Neil LaBute's work. The Shape of Things peels back the skin of modern-day relationships to ask how far someone might change themselves...
As the title indicates, Pedro Calderon de la Barca's Jealousy tragically dramatizes the same key themes and emotions that preoccupied Shakespeare in Othello. His portrayal of the mind and passion of King Herod, a ruler traditionally vilified in Catholic Spain during Calderon's age, reveals a compassionate understanding and lack of...
George Chapman's An Humorous Day's Mirth is one of the Elizabethan theatre's most successful comedies. In his new Revels edition, Charles Edelman presents a play that will delight today's readers and audiences as much as it did those of 1597. -- .
Seneca's Thyestes is the only literary or dramatic account of the Greek myth of Thyestes and his brother Atreus to have survived since antiquity. This new edition comprises an extensive introduction, Latin text, English verse translation, and detailed commentary.
First single edition of one of Thomas Middleton's most popular plays; for all students and academics of early modern drama and Renaissance literature -- .
"We all marry the wrong people" announces Edward Gray, looking at his three daughters and their unsuitable partners. But when his daughters change partners and then again - every combination is played out. The outcome being that none of them works any better than any of the others.