Category Archives for Plays
Four Great Plays by Henrik Ibsen
Here, in a single volume, are four major plays by the first modern playwright, Henrick Ibsen. "Ghosts -the startling portrayal of a family destroyed by disease and infidelity. "The Wild Duck – A poignant drama of lost illusions. "An Enemy … Continue reading
Nine Plays of the Modern Theater: Includes: Waiting for Godot; The Visit; Tango; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Balcony; Rhinoceros; et al
This comprehensive volume contains nine of the most important, most indispensable plays of the modern theater. What Harold Clurman has done in this seminal collection is to create for us a portrait of the progress and turmoil of the twentieth … Continue reading
High quality Introductions and notes are featured in this newest edition of the distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, now completely revised and repackaged.
The Skin of Our Teeth
Characters: 4 or 5 male, 4 or 5 female, plus many small parts w/doublingScenery: Interiors and ExteriorsWinner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is the groundbreaking satiric fantasy follows the extraordinary Antrobus family down through the ages from the time of … Continue reading
An Enemy of the People
When the famous and financially successful baths in his home town are contaminated, the local doctor insists they be shut down for expensive repairs, causing upheaval among the townsfolk.
Five Plays: Ivanov, the Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and the Cherry Orchard
Chekhov’s worldwide reputation as a dramatist rests on five great plays: Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard. All are presented in this collection, taken from the authoritative Oxford Chekhov, in Ronald Hingley’s acclaimed translation.
Written for readers who have a passion for Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Wordcraft takes a comprehensive look at Shakespeare’s stellar use of language devices throughout his plays, devices he used to ink memorable lines like these: * I must be cruel only … Continue reading
The Oresteia is the only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece. Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides have established the enduring themes of Greek tragedy–the inexorable nature of Fate, the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion.
Walter Arndt’s translation of Faust reproduces the sense of the German original and Goethe’s enormously varied metrics and rhyme schemes.
The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays
This first major collection of Paula Vogel’s work surveys a remarkable decade of her writing for the stage. Vogel’s singular voice is exhilarating, comic and heartbreaking in its examination of such contemporary issues as the feminization of poverty, the nontraditional … Continue reading