Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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How can something be so melancholy and yet extremely funny? This is the tightrope that Waller-Bridge walks in her play, Fleabag, which is now the basis for the hit TV show, and which has ushered Waller-Bridge into the echelons of the entertainment elite. All the reasons why she has been enthusiastically received can be seen in her play, which evokes the pathos and the humor of modern life quite well. The main character is human and relatable, teetering between likable and unlikable; and the dialogue is razor sharp, deploying humor and sadness at all the right places. 

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ISBN: 9781559369855
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - November 26th, 2019

Sweat - Lynn Nottage

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Lynn Nottage won a second Pulitzer for her play Sweat, the only woman playwright to have been honored twice. Critics called Sweat a prophetic vision for the times we find ourselves embroiled in. After reading it in a single day, I can tell you it does not disappoint. Set in one of the poorest cities in America, this play is a powerful and heartfelt look at the tragedies of race, class, and identity. These complex themes tie themselves into a knot with no easy solution.  

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ISBN: 9781559365321
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - June 13th, 2017

Falstaff: Give Me Life - Harold Bloom

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“If sack and sugar be a fault, God help the wicked! If to be old and merry be a sin, then many an old host that I know is damned: if to be fat be to be hated, then Pharaoh's lean kine are to be loved…banish plump Jack, and banish all the world!” exclaims Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare’s legendary creation and the subject of Harold Bloom’s latest. Bloom is a friendly guide leading you through Falstaff’s brilliant vitality, beautiful language, and raw personal charm. For him, Shakespeare’s characters aren’t fictitiousthey are companions by his side through life.
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ISBN: 9781501164132
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017