Category Archives for Plays

An Enemy of the People

Descriere: 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

Descriere: 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.

Shakespeare’s Wordcraft

Descriere: 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 … Continue reading

Oresteia

Descriere: 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.

Faust

Descriere: 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

Descriere: 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 … Continue reading

All’s Well That Ends Well

Descriere: With new editors who have incorporated the most up-to-date scholarship, this revised Pelican Shakespeare series will be the premiere choice for students, professors, and general readers well into the twenty-first century. Each volume features:

4 Plays by Eugene O’Neill: Beyond the Horizon/Anna Christie/The Emperor Jones/The Hairy Ape

Descriere: Winner of four Pulitzer Prizes and the first American dramatist to receive a Nobel Prize, Eugene O’Neill filled his plays with rich characterization and innovative language. This collection contains four of his best: "Beyond the Horizon, Anna Christie, The … Continue reading

Doctor Faustus and Other Plays

Descriere: Christopher Marlowe (1564-93), a man of extreme passions and a playwright of immense talent, is the most important of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. This edition offers his five major plays, which show the radicalism and vitality of his writing in the … Continue reading

Medea

Descriere: One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Medea centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea. Having … Continue reading

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