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The Glass Menagerie (New Directions Book)
The Glass Menagerie (New Directions Book)
by Tennessee Williams
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When it opened in Chicago in 1944, The Glass Menageriemarked a turning point in American theater and in the life of its then unknown author. Tennessee Williams’s elegiac masterpiece brought a radical new lyricism to Broadway—and today the... (read more)

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The Importance of Being Earnest (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Oscar Wilde
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Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being... (read more)

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A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
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When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new... (read more)

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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika)
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika)
by Tony Kushner
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HBO Films will present Angels in America, directed by Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s own adaptation of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. The remarkable cast features Al Pacino, Meryl... (read more)

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The Crucible
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
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From Arthur Miller, America’s most celebrated playwright, a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria, inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist “witch-hunts” in the 1950s “I believe that the reader... (read more)

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Fences (86 Edition)
Fences (86 Edition)
by August Wilson
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 The 1987 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama From August Wilson, author of The Piano Lesson and the 1984-85 Broadway season's best play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, is another powerful, stunning dramatic work that has won him numerous critical... (read more)

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The Laramie Project (Vintage Originals)
The Laramie Project (Vintage Originals)
by Moises Kaufman
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On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepards death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for... (read more)

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: A Play
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: A Play
by Edward Albee
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“Twelve times a week,” answered Uta Hagen, when asked how often she’d like to play Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Like her, audiences and critics alike could not get enough of Edward Albee’s masterful play. A dark... (read more)

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Salome (Dover Thrift Editions)
Salome (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Oscar Wilde
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Written originally in French in 1892, Wilde's one-act tragedy Salome enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. This volume reprints the complete text of the first English edition (1894) with... (read more)

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Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
by Arthur Miller
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Arthur Millers Pulitzer Prize–winning play that forever changed the meaning of the American Dream    Willy Loman, the protagonist of Death of a Salesman, has spent his life following the American way, living out his belief in salesmanship... (read more)

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Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
by Samuel Beckett
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From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Théâtre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment by American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become one of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a... (read more)

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The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail: A Play
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail: A Play
by Jerome Lawrence
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A reissue of a now classic American drama. If the law is of such a nature that it requires you to be an agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law." So wrote the young Henry David Thoreau in 1849. Three years earlier, Thoreau had put his... (read more)

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Twelve Angry Men (06 Edition)
Twelve Angry Men (06 Edition)
by Reginald Rose
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The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival Reginald Roses landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose... (read more)

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Our Town: A Play in Three Acts
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts
by Thornton Wilder
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A handsome Perennial Classics edition of America's favourite play, Our Town, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. First produced and published in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of life in the small village of Grover's Corners has become an... (read more)

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Seven Plays
Seven Plays
by Sam Shepard
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Brilliant, prolific, uniquely American, Pulitzer prizewinning playwright Sam Separd is a major voice in contemporary theatre. And here are seven of his very best. "One of the most original, prolific and gifted dramatists at work today."&... (read more)

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Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
by Samuel Beckett
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From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a... (read more)

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Dutchman and the Slave
Dutchman and the Slave
by Leroi Jones
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Centered squarely on the Negro-white conflict, both Dutchman and The Slave are literally shocking plays — in ideas, in language, in honest anger. They illuminate as with a flash of lightning a deadly serious problem — and they bring an... (read more)

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Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays)
Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays)
by Arthur Miller
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Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller... (read more)

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
by Anna Deavere Smith
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Anna Deavere Smith's stunning new work of "documentary theater" in which she uses verbatim the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event.... (read more)

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Endgame
Endgame
by Samuel Beckett
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Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature n 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time. Endgame, originally written in French and... (read more)

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