Whether your dilemma is something as simple as a what to have for dinner or you are trying to make a life-changing decision, the Poetry First Aid Kit has the answer. Seek a solution within these stanzas and let the enlightening limericks and illuminating iambic pentameter help you resolve the dilemmas in your life.
From Shakespeare to Rossetti, Keats to Auden, Byron to Browning an beyond, and a host of contemporary voices including Wendy Cope, and Carol Ann Duffy, this book includes love poems speaks to the heart about this most universal of themes.
Frank Ormsby's seventh collection of poems reflects not only the beauty of the Irish landscape and the sensuous and aesthetic impact of the small farms among which he grew up, but also the continuing violence of the 'Troubles'. Close to the surface of mountain and bogland lie the hidden graves of the 'Disappeared'.
Wilde's drama combines epigrammatic brilliance and shrewd social observation. This collection of his plays includes 'Lady Windermere's Fan', 'Salome', 'A Woman of No Importance', 'An Ideal Husband' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
This edition contains the full text of O'Casey's play; notes concerning difficult words and references; and an introduction covering the author's life, social and political events of the period, influences on the author, and the characters and themes of the play.
Hannah Sullivan's debut collection is a revelation - three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and substance. In Three Poems, readers will experience Sullivan's work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernising poems of Eliot and Pound, but with the unique perspective of a brilliant new female voice.
This Roman play is one of Shakespeare's last tragedies, best known for its political and military themes.The Introduction and commentary notes open up the language, themes and ideas in this complex yet richly rewarding play for the student and teacher.
Two major new screenplays by the inimitable, award-winning Stephen Poliakoff made for the BBC and HBO Films and due to be broadcast in autumn 2007 . A stellar cast led by Michael Gambon and Dame Maggie Smith feature in these exquisite, major new films that are linked by a grand house and memories of the past.
A reissue of Brecht's classic play written in exile. In this savage and witty parable, the rise of Hitler is recast as a small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade. Included are Brecht's own notes and commentary by John Willett and Ralph Manheim.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag her manipulative ageing mother whose interference in Maureen's first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that is as gothically funny as it is horrific.
Critically acclaimed as one of Shakespeare's most complex and intriguing plays, "Twelfth Night" is a classic romantic comedy of mistaken identities. This book explores the factors that make up the play's textual, theatrical, critical and cultural history. It surveys the play's production and reception and emphasizes the role of the spectator.