A revised edition of one of the most influential plays of our time, published with a new foreword by the author.
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There's Magic in the Wilds. Maggie O'Shea expected the worst when her family relocated from the lively beaches of Boca Raton to the secluded forests of the Ozark Mountains. What she didn't expect was a new beginning - one full of Fae, magical powers, dangerous physical and mental trials, and two surprisingly gorgeous young men. These aren't the fairies you're familiar with, but dangerous superpowers embroiled in an enduring struggle among themselves over the fate of all humanity. Some want to protect us, and others would love nothing more than to see us, and especially fifteen-year-old Maggie, dead and buried. Now, torn between her new duties as Steward of the most sacred Fae land and her burgeoning love for Gavin, a powerful Fae, Maggie must fight to protect her family, her friends, herself, and the fate of the entire world. Join Maggie as she learns that fairy lore is not as far from the truth as she had believed, but neither is it anything like the tales in books or movies. As she navigates the treacherous schemes of the Fae, Maggie must become a quick study if she hopes to protect the lives of many, and possibly all, people from the insidious plot the Unseelie Fae have planned for centuries. The Steward is the first book in the exciting and magical four part series: the Weald Fae Journals by Christopher Shields.
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"This is an odd assemblage of plays, for which gathering-together there is no overarching thematic justification. Because several of the plays deal with death, and one of the death-plays deals as well with money, and the last play deals with taxation, we're calling the book Death & Taxes. But all plays, directly or indirectly, are about death and taxes, so this title explains little..." –Tony Kushner
This stunning new collection by Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America, showcases his masterful explorations of form and style. A rich and vibrant collection from one of our greatest American playwrights, Death & Taxes includes the following treasure trove of works:
In Reverse Transcription: Six Playwrights Bury a Seventh, six playwrights come together to bury their contemporary and friend, Ding. They discuss and brood on their lives, writings, and loves. Theatre critic Dr. David Nowlan calls Reverse Transcription “rich in allusion, elegant in language and satirically funny” (Irish Times).
Hydriotaphia or The Death of Dr. Browne begins at one man’s deathbed and becomes an epic farce spanning Heaven and Earth.
“Karl Marx said that history occurs first as tragedy and then as farce. In Hydriotaphia, Tony Kushner says that history is tragedy and farce at once. Ben Jonson meets Bertolt Brecht in this brilliantly funny and dark knockabout play of the rise of the entrepreneurial spirit. As in all of Kushner’s work, the play teems with ideas.” –Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate
“The play flourishes Kushner’s trademark ability to mix up wildly diverse tonalities and ideas — bawdy humor, theological and class warfare debate, fourth-wall-breaking, dizzying monologues, fantasy and domestic intrigue all whirl like a juggler’s pins.” -Variety
Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 75,” Terminating or Sonnet LXXV “is a delirious, scatological encounter between a psychotherapist, her madly besotted patient and their lovers, which contains some dizzyingly fine writing” (Variety).
“Tony Kushner at his most fanciful and eclectic ... fierce, strange and clever theatre.” –Evening Standard
East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis is a one-man show featuring two dozen characters’ involvement in a tax evasion scheme.
“Surreal, confrontational and funny.” –Prospect Magazine (UK)
"There is such clarity conveyed not just in the language but in the rhythm and the nuance. Ideas and phrases honey drip from the script. Listening is an indulgence.” –The Stage
Notes on Akiba has been performed at The Jewish Museum and other venues during Passover. Fictionalized versions of playwright Tony Kushner and director Michael Mayer reimagine aspects of Jewish history, tradition and myth.
G. David Schine in Hell was originally published in New York Times Magazine. Featuring an appearance by Kushner’s fictionalized Roy Cohn of Angels in America, this short play revisits Cohn and several other American Conservatives of the McCarthy era as they adjust to an afterlife in Hell.
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"The Weald is at War!"
Now a Maebown, and pitted against a swelling number of Fae siding with Ozara and the Alliance, Maggie is in more danger than ever—so is everything and everyone she cares about. The Alliance is on the move, forcing the original clans across the globe to choose between the enemy they know—Ozara—and an eighteen-year-old human they do not trust.
As the Alliance unleashes its insidious plans, creating havoc the world over, Maggie builds a coalition—the last, best chance to defeat Ozara—but the young Maebown must overcome centuries of distrust the original clans’ harbor for one another. Lines are drawn, sides are chosen, allegiances are galvanized, and friends are lost. Maggie returns to the Weald to force a final showdown.
THE MAEBOWN is the final book in the four-part epic fantasy series, Weald Fae Journals.
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In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown.
Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.
But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth—the ultimate betrayal—that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her.…
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Short story, 15 pages. Aging undercover narcotics agent Michael O'Neill is fighting back the years. Pumping iron, practising karate with the best, running miles every day so that he can stay in the field. He is sent to the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, along with his Vietnam buddy Baby Johnson to bust a heroin dealer everyone up there calls 'God'. 5,500 words.Short story, 15 pages. Aging undercover narcotics agent Michael O'Neill is fighting back the years. Pumping iron, practising karate with the best, running miles every day so that he can stay in the field. He is sent to the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, along with his Vietnam buddy Baby Johnson to bust a heroin dealer so big that everyone up there calls him 'God'. Against orders from his wily female CEO, aptly nicknamed The Eagle, O'Neill takes his longtime girlfriend Azure with him. She is a part-time model. God proves difficult to find, but with the help of a local freak named David, O'Neill and Baby eventually meet God. What happens then is not what O'Neill was expecting. 5,500 words.
When Eva's film star sister dies, she leaves California to return to Cornwall to scatter her late sister's ashes. But, in returning to Trelowarth, Eva must confront ghosts from her own past, as well as those from a long time before her own.
The highly anticipated, brand-new timeslip romance from New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley
For nearly 300 years, the mysterious journal of Jacobite exile Mary Dundas has lain unread-its secrets safe from prying eyes. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas has been hired by a once-famous historian to crack the journal's cipher.
But when she arrives in Paris, Sara finds herself besieged by complications from all sides: the journal's reclusive owner, her charming Parisian neighbor, and Mary, whose journal doesn't hold the secrets Sara expects. As Mary's tale grows more and more dire, Sara, too, must carefully choose which turning to take... to find the road that will lead her safely home.
When Celia Sands arrives at a remote Italian villa to star in the first performance of a deceased playwright's masterpiece, she is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play -- and to her compelling, compassionate employer.
"The Weald is No More!"Much has changed for Maggie O’Shea in the past eight months. The Weald is abandoned—its last Steward dead and the Seelie Clan in tatters. Maggie, her family, and her friends are on the run, frantically traversing the globe as they are hunted by Ozara’s Alliance, Rogue Fae, and a ruthless vampire tracker named Mara, who is capable of seeing through all of Maggie’s cleverest tricks and disguises.As Maggie travels deeper and deeper into Europe’s most ancient Fae territories, danger and destruction follow her at every turn. The only things that can save her? Discovering the identity of the Second Aetherfae—her most dangerous adversary—and learning the secret to creating Aether, the only weapon strong enough to destroy her enemy. And the clock is ticking.THE AETHERFAE is the third book in the four part epic fantasy saga, Weald Fae Journals by Christopher Shields. Look for the first and second books, THE STEWARD (Weald Fae Journals, Book 1), and THE CHANGELING (Weald Fae Journals, Book 2), also available on Amazon. For more information about the Weald Fae Journals, including exclusive story and character content, please visit: www.wealdfaejournals.com
A short story about a cursed man that decides to try and make a deal with the only being left that he hasn't already tried to work with, the Devil.Feedback, Please? thanks
Tormented by horrific nightmares since the death of her baby five years before, literary agent Lyn Ravenshaw agrees to accompany an author to Wales, where she encounters an eccentric young widow desperately afraid for her own infant's safety and a reclusive playwright who could be her only salvation.
Short story. 2,300 words, 10 pages approx. When Charles Lawson, formerly the notorious heroin dealer known as 'God' is released from jail, he lives quietly with his cats until old age forces him into a home for the elderly. There, he reflects on his life and, as he dies peacefully, imagines he is reunited with his wife Angela, who passed over some years before him. Short story, 2,300 wds 10 pages.Short story. 2,300 words, 10 pages approximately. When Charles Lawson, the notorious heroin dealer known as 'God' is released from jail, he lives quietly with his cats until old age forces him into a home for the elderly. There, he reflects on his life and, as he dies peacefully, imagines he is reunited with his wife Angela, who passed over some years before him. Short story, ten 2,300 words, 10 pages approximately.
Memoirs of Emma Courtney is one of the most articulate and detailed expressions of the yearnings and frustrations of a woman living in late eighteenth-century English society. It questions marital arrangements and courtship rituals by depicting a woman who actively pursues the man she loves. In this first fully annotated edition of a key sentimental novel, Hays reveals the lamentable gap between "what women are" and "what women ought to be" by exploring the links between sexaulity and desire, and economic and social freedom.