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By Tennessee Williams. 1972
Drama written in 1945 about a southern family with pretensions to gentility. Centres around the crippled daughter, Laura, who lives… in a dream world so full of illusions that she becomes like the pieces in her own glass collection - too fragile to move from the shelf. 1972, c1945.
By Sharon Pollock. 1984
By Harold Pinter. 1976
Contains the first five of Pinter's plays, including "The birthday party", his first full-length drama, and two short stories. In… typical Pinter style, they all include an exacting and complex use of language and the features that mark his 'comedies of menace'. 1976. Uniform title: Works.
By Harold Pinter. 1981
Contains five of Pinter's plays, including "Old times", "No man's land", and "Family voices". These works echo many of his… earlier themes and techniques - struggles for power and an ambience of menace - while finding fresh subject matter and ways to express ideas. 1981. Uniform title: Works.
By Harold Pinter. 1998
Contains such Pinter plays as "The homecoming" and "Landscape", as well as six revue sketches, the memoir "Mac", and the… short story "Tea party". Pinter's work compels the reader to analyze the efficiency of language and its ability to convey meaning. 1998. Uniform title: Works.
By Harold Pinter. 1990
Contains five of Pinter's plays, including "The Caretaker", and revue sketches. The characters and settings in these plays become more… realistic, as opposed to the absurdist atmosphere of his first works. Also includes an introductory essay by Pinter, "Writing for myself". 1990. Uniform title: Works.
By Neil Simon. 1984
An autobiographical play set in 1937. Eugene, the 15-year-old narrator, dreams of becoming a writer and fulfilling his sexual curiosity.… Includes strong language and sex. Winner of the 1983 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. 1984.
By Willy Russell. 2001
Twin brothers are separated at birth because their mother cannot afford to keep them both. She gives one of them… away to wealthy Mrs Lyons and they grow up as friends, in ignorance of their fraternity until the inevitable quarrel unleashes a blood-bath. Includes strong language. 2001.
By Kathleen Gallagher, Ann-Marie MacDonald. 2008
Scotland, 1899. Following her father's death, amateur scientist Pearl MacIsaac struggles to discover the secret of her family's past, which… her father had kept hidden with the help of the family doctor. A story of family secrets that have come to life and of the birth and evolution of ideas, including Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, contemporary medical beliefs and the concept of eugenics. Some descriptions of sex. 2008.
By David Fennario. 1980
Montreal playwright Fennario presents the lives of people in the poor area of Pointe Saint-Charles. Three families, French and English,… and Thibeault, the neighbourhood rummy, sit on their balconies and deal with unemployment, an election, and the losing Expos baseball team. Poverty, domestic problems and French-English relations are explored with humour as the characters endure a hot summer in the late 1970's. With French and English dialogue. Strong language.
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 George Orwell, Phil Viner, Jools Viner, Jonathan Lomas. 2006
Orwell's political fable is told from the viewpoint of its key characters--the animals--who are quizzed and questioned about how 'some… animals are more equal than others' in this vibrant guided drama. 2006.
By Tom Stoppard. 1993
In a large country house in Derbyshire in April 1809 sits Lady Thomasina Coverly, aged thirteen, and her tutor, Septimus… Hodge. 180 years later Bernard Nightingale has arrived at this house to uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park. 1993.
By Wendy Wasserstein. 1998
Play featuring Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes, senator's daughter, descendant of Ulysses S. Grant, and wife and mother, who has been… nominated for surgeon general. During a television interview, her husband and a gay friend both contribute information that creates a scandal leading to withdrawal from her position. Includs strong language. c1998.
By Véronique-Marie Kaye. 2013
Il y a huit mois, Axelle et Jim, jeune immigrant, ont passé la nuit ensemble. Depuis cette nuit-là, Jim n'a… pas revu Axelle qui est maintenant enceinte de lui. À une heure de son départ pour la base militaire de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Axelle vient le retrouver à la salle de quilles où il travaille. Tandis que Jim avoue ses sentiments pour elle et tente de la raisonner afin de sauver leur relation, Axelle refuse de se laisser aller et lui annonce qu'elle donnera son bébé en adoption. Pour les lecteurs du collégial. 2013.
By Dario Fo, Franca Rame. 1991
A collection of twenty monologues from the 1997 Nobel Prize-winning playwright and his actress wife. The plays deal with political… and sexual themes that are often repressed in traditional Italian society, including rape, the double standard, and trophy wives. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 1991.
By Arthur Miller. 1961
Eddie Carbone is an Italian longshoreman working on the New York docks. When his wife's cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, seek… refuge as illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie agrees to shelter them. Trouble begins when his wife's niece, Catherine, is attracted to the glamorous younger brother, Rodolpho. Eddie's baffled jealousy culminates in an unforgivable crime against his family and the Sicilian community. 1961.
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 Inge. 1986
These four plays all deal with seemingly ordinary Midwestern people. Includes: Come back, Little Sheba; Picnic; Bus stop; and The… dark at the top of the stairs. Some strong language. 1986.
By Samuel Beckett. 2006
This play portrays two tramps, trapped in an endless waiting for the arrival of a mysterious personage named Godot, while… disputing the appointed place and hour of his coming. They amuse themselves with various bouts of repartee and word-play. First published 1956. 2006.