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By Helen Prejean. 1992
When Louisiana nun Helen Prejean and death-row inmate Patrick Sonnier become pen pals, Sonnier’s friendly nature and ambiguities about his… crime reinforce Prejean’s feelings against the death penalty. After fighting unsuccessfully to have Sonnier’s sentence commuted, Prejean continues her activism, including work with victims’ groups. Includes violence and strong language. 1992.
By William Shakespeare, H. J Oliver. 1968
A pastoral comedy set primarily in the forest of Arden. A duke is exiled by his cruel brother, who later… banishes his daughter as well. The action switches from the count to the forest where the exiles and friends wander in a maze of romances and mixed identities. For Senior High readers. 1968, c1599.
By Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein. 1974
By Joe Sharkey. 1993
Mark Putnam's first assignment as an FBI agent is in the coal town of Pikeville, Kentucky. Almost immediately, Mark solves… a bank robbery case with the help of local informant Susan Smith. Susan becomes enamoured of Mark (even befriending his wife to learn more about him), and Mark eventually succumbs to Susan's advances. Her "fatal attraction" response leads to a deadly struggle. Strong language and violence. c1993.
By Tennessee Williams. 2008
In this play, a recently widowed, faded southern belle visits her bohemian sister and lusty brother-in-law in the French Quarter… of New Orleans. Seeking the lost gentility of her early life, she instead faces a mental breakdown because of the insensitivity of those around her. First published in 1947, c2008.
By William Shakespeare. 1996
King Leontes of Sicilia becomes unjustifiably jealous of his wife, Hermione. The disgraced queen is banished for her attention towards… Leontes' honourable friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia. Leontes' lack of trust creates disaster in both households, and costs him sixteen years of mourning before things are resolved happily for all. 1996. Written circa 1611.
By William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine, Barbara A Mowat. 1962
Historical tragedy and study of kingship first performed in the 1590s. Richard II, a weak and ineffectual king, settles a… quarrel and exiles Henry Bolingbroke, son of John of Gaunt, for ten years. He then seizes Henry's property to finance the Irish wars. Henry returns to claim his inheritance, murders the king's supporters, and imprisons Richard. Henry usurps the throne, but lives in fear until the deposed Richard is no more. 1962. Uniform title: King Richard II
By William Shakespeare, G. R Hibbard. 1968
By William Shakespeare, W Moelwyn Merchant. 1967
By William Shakespeare, James Mansfield Nosworthy. 1955
A story of a marriage imperilled by mistrust and painfully rebuilt through the physical and spiritual journeys undertaken by the… heroine and hero, set in a context of international conflict. 1955, c1611.
By William Shakespeare. 1596
In this romantic comedy, Hermia is promised to Demetrius but is in love with Lysander. Helena is in love with… Demetrius. The lovers flee to the forest, followed by Demetrius and Helena, where they meet the merry Puck with his magic love juice. Written between 1590 and 1596.
By William Shakespeare. 1998
A tragedy based on an episode in Scottish history. The victorious general Macbeth is hailed by three witches as future… King of Scotland. He murders King Duncan and one disaster follows another. This is a fully dramatised version. 1998.
By William Shakespeare. 1997
A tragic drama about a young prince attempting to avenge his father's murder. His uncle has seduced Hamlet's mother, killed… his father, and usurped his claim to the crown. Hamlet's melancholic, irresolute temperament, however, inhibits decisive action and contributes to more calamities. This is a fully dramatized version. 1997.
By Alfred Uhry. 1986
Boolie, a Jewish businessman, hires a chauffeur for his elderly mother, Daisy. She is not happy about relying on a… black man, but over the years, Hoke becomes her devoted friend. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 1986.
By William Shakespeare. 1968
Part 1 depicts the early years of the reign of Henry IV, and is notable for the presence of Prince… Hal who amuses himself with the bawdy Falstaff. Part 2, continuing high comedy, completes the description of the later years of Henry IV's reign in which rebellion and deception rage. 1968. Written circa 1590.
By William Shakespeare. 2004
By William Shakespeare. 1999
By William Shakespeare, Virginia A LaMar, Louis B. Louis Booker Wright. 1964
First printed in the folio of 1623, this is a romantic comedy about two sets of lovers. Proteus is in… love with Julia, who returns his affection. Valentine goes to Milan and falls in love with Silvia. When Proteus visits his friend in Milan, he too falls for Silvia. Meanwhile, Julia, dressed as a boy, becomes a page to Proteus. Complications and heartbreaks ensue, but finally Julia's constancy brings her success in love. 1964.
By William Shakespeare, Louis B Wright, Virginia A LaMar. 1967
A late sixteenth-century tragedy about Titus Andronicus, a noble Roman general under the empire. Titus returns to the city after… his victory over the Goths, bringing the Gothic queen Tamora and her three sons with him. Titus turns his attention to seeking revenge for the atrocities that have been committed against his family. Later, his promises turn to reality in a grotesque and bloody sequence of deception, barbarism, and cruelty. 1967.
By William Shakespeare, Louis B Wright, Virginia A LaMar. 1966
A tragedy about lovers during the Trojan Wars, first performed in 1602. Troilus, one of the king of Troy's five… sons, is in love with Cressida, the daughter of Calchas, a Trojan priest siding with the Greeks. Calchas, knowing that Troy is about to fall to the Greeks, flees, leaving Cressida to be taken prisoner. Although Cressida vows to remain faithful to Troilus, he witnesses her betrayal. 1966.