Category Archives for Plays

Five Plays

Descriere: A fresh, lively, accurate, and, for the first time, complete translation in English of Chekhov’s five most famous plays.

Antigone

Descriere: Orginially produced in Paris in 1942, when France was an occupied nation and part of Hitler’s Europe, this play depicts an authoritarian regime and the play’s central character, the young Antigone, mirrored the predicament of the French people in … Continue reading

Soul of a Whore and Purvis: Two Plays in Verse

Descriere: Two plays–hilarious and searing in equal measure–by one of our most essential and original auth

Doll’s House

Descriere: Ibsen’s classic play was greeted with shock on its first production in 1879, with both its style and subject matter being seen as radical and subversive.

The Trojan Women and Other Plays

Descriere: This volume of Euripides’ plays offers new translations of the three great war plays Trojan Women, Hecuba, and Andromache, in which the sufferings of Troy’s survivors are harrowingly depicted. With unparalleled intensity, Euripides–whom Aristotle called the most tragic of … Continue reading

Butterflies Are Free

Descriere: Comedy / Characters: 2 male, 2 femaleScenery: InteriorYoung Don Baker, hero of his mother’s children’s book series, "Donny Dark" has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to take his own apartment … Continue reading

A J. M. Synge Literary Companion

Descriere: In this ‘literary companion, ‘ Kopper includes excellent chapters devoted to (1) brief biography

Extremities

Descriere: Drama / Characters: 1 male, 3 femaleScenery: InteriorThe Associated Press described Extremities as "a searing play about rape." This incredibly gripping drama portrays the act and it’s aftermath as the victim turns the tables on her attacker, reaching a … Continue reading

The Good Doctor

Descriere: Comedy / Casting: 2m, 3f / Scenery: Var. settings This Broadway hit is a composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. In one sketch a harridan storms a bank and upbraids the manager for his gout and lack of … Continue reading

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Descriere: Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and a Tony for Best Actress, Lily Tomlin (The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe) played to nonstop, standing-room-only crowds for two years on Broadway. Now this … Continue reading

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