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The Shadow of the Hummingbird

A charming meditation on the beauty and transience of the world around us, by acclaimed playwright, actor and director Athol Fugard.

Strictly Dishonourable and other lost American plays

Edited by Richard Nelson

Four lively dramas from the twenties and thirties evoking a world of gangsters, crooked cops, intrepid newpaper hacks and slightly tarnished damsels in distress.

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On New Ground

Contemporary Hispanic-American plays

A collection of six plays by outstanding authors who write in English but draw from their various Hispanic backgrounds.

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Driving Miss Daisy

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play which became the Oscar-winning film - a delicate depiction of racial tensions and of growing old.

The Gospel at Colonus

Writing at the end of his own long life, in Oedipus at Colonus Sophocles depicts his doomed hero's final hours; at the moment of his death the aged Oedipus is free at last. Envisaging this meditation on mortality as a rousing service in a black church, Lee Breuer has created a remarkable text based on Robert Fitzgerald's splendid translation.

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Through the Leaves and other plays

Franz Xaver Kroetz is a controversial figure whose works have helped reshape world drama over the last two decades. His unsparing portraits of life in Germany's lower middle-class redefine the notion of realism on the stage.

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Peer Gynt

By turns comic, tragic, lyrical and fantastic, the play is an allegory for the eponymous character's search for complete fulfilment, from the fjords of Norway to the deserts of Africa and back.

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The Rug Merchants of Chaos and other plays

Three astonishingly original, provocative, scathingly funny plays from the Obie award-winning American writer.

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Pride's Crossing

In Pride's Crossing, Tina Howe has created a remarkable heroine for the nineties: Mabel Tidings Bigelow, who at the age of 26 set the world record for swimming the English Channel.

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American Theatre Book of Monologues for Men

Edited by Stephanie Coen

A volume of audition pieces for men selected from the best contemporary American plays.

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American Theatre Book of Monologues for Women

Edited by Stephanie Coen

A volume of audition pieces for women selected from the best contemporary American plays.

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

A monologue by a master of the art - 100% pure high octane Bogosian.

Flower Drum Song

The Classic 1958 musical brilliantly updated by the leading Asian-American playwright.

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God of Vengeance

Jack Chapman runs a brothel on the first floor of his tenement, but wants a respectable marriage for his daughter. But when his daughter falls in love with one of the prostitutes, the marriage - and with it, Jack's dream of redemption - looks very doubtful indeed.

The Long Christmas Ride Home

Past and present collide on a snowy Christmas Eve for a troubled family of five. Humorous and heart-wrenching, this beautifully written play proves that magic can be found in the simplest breaths of life.

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Brooklyn Boy

A funny and emotionally rich look at family, friends and fame, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends.

Well

A mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself.

Swimming to Cambodia

Spalding Gray's extraordinary memoir/monologue, based on his experiences as an actor in the film The Killing Fields