Sixteen works from American theater, 1787 1911: "Charles the Second" (1824); "Fashion "(1845); "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852); "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1883); "The Mouse-Trap" (1889); "The Great Divide" (1906); more. Background essay. "
Racine's masterpieces--Andromaque, Britannicus, Phedre, and Athalie--are translated into English verse. The introduction and notes by Mr. Lockert guide the reader to a greater understanding of the plays. Originally published in 1966. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
The eighth annual collection of new plays, ?a rich and varied collection of contemporary American playwriting talent.?Almost, Maine, by John CarianiA collection of ten-minute plays about the denizens of a small, very small, rural Maine town.War in Paramus, by Barbara DanaThe story of an American family during the Vietnam era.Bulrusher, by Eisa DavisA poignant, often poetic play about a mixed-raced orphan girl living in a small town in California.Indoor/Outdoor, by Kenny FinkleA comedy about a cute young female, Samantha (a cat), and her trials and tribulations with the man she lives with.Cowboy Versus Samurai by Michael GolamcoA comedy revolving around issues of identity for the only three Asian-Americans in a small town in Wyoming.In the Continuum, by Danai Gurira and Nikkole SalterA disparate group of American and African black women deal with the tragedy of AIDS.Six Years, by Sharr WhiteA drama about one marriage as it develops over many years, starting just after the end of WW II and ending during the Vietnam era.D.L. Lepidus is a freelance critic and editor who has covered the New York theater scene for more than thirty years.
Burns Mantle (1873-1948) was a drama critic and annalist, best know for the Best Plays series, which he edited from 1920 until 1947. In addition to declaring the past year's best plays, these volumes forecast the next season's likely best plays around the U.S., gives biographical data on prominent theater figures, and reviews the London and Paris seasons.