Retold specifically for younger readers, it is a fresh approach to the century-old classic story. The narration doesn’t skip a beat: it’s both exciting and endearing, and also in harmony with Arthur Friday’s vivid illustrations, which infuse new life into our favorite heroes and will enchant young readers all over again.
Join in the journey to Neverland, where everything is possible. Rediscover the legendary characters from James Matthew Barrie’s beloved tale and get carried away by the adventure.
that if there was a mouse on the stage it is there still. Our object is
to catch our two chief characters unawares; they are Darkness and
The room is so obscure as to be invisible, but at
the back of the obscurity are French windows, through which is seen
Lob's garden bathed in moon-shine. The Darkness and Light, which this
room and garden represent, are very still, but we should feel that it is
only the pause in which old enemies regard each other before they come
to the grip. The moonshine stealing about among the flowers, to give
them their last instructions, has left a smile upon them, but it is a
smile with a menace in it for the dwellers in darkness. What we expect
to see next is the moonshine slowly pushing the windows open, so that it
may whisper to a confederate in the house, whose name is Lob. But
though we may be sure that this was about to happen it does not happen; a
stir among the dwellers in darkness prevents it.
Should the truth be pursued whatever the cost? The idealistic son of a wealthy businessman seeks to expose his father's duplicity and to free his childhood friend from the lies on which his happy home life is based.
This new version by David Eldridge of Henrik's Ibsen's classic play of 1884 opened at the Donmar Warehouse in December 2005.
'David Eldridge's version brings out Ibsen's permanent relevance without any textual coarsening' Guardian
'Five Stars. Flawless' Guardian
'A beautifully judged and absorbing piece of work' Independent
'Five Stars. Powerful and gripping' The Times
'Perhaps the greatest of Ibsen's plays ... A masterly production of a masterpiece' Telegraph
Ibsen's Hedda is an aristocratic and spiritually hollow woman, nearly devoid of redeeming virtues. George Bernard Shaw described her as having "no conscience, no conviction … she remains mean, envious, insolent, cruel, in protest against others' happiness." Her feeling of anger and jealousy toward a former schoolmate and her ruthless manipulation of her husband and an earlier admirer lead her down a destructive path that ends abruptly with her own tragic demise.
Presented in this handsome, inexpensive edition, Hedda Gabler offers an unforgettable experience for any lover of great drama or fine literature. Among the most performed and studied of Ibsen's dramas, it continues to provoke and challenge audiences and readers all over the world.
Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of Pygmalion includes the analysis of Eric Bentley from his book Bernard Shaw. Essential biographical and historical background is provided, together with notes, critical excerpts, and suggestions for further reading. A unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs helps bring the play to life.