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Ghosts

by Henrik Ibsen

Powerful psychological drama (1881) exposes hypocrisy of social conventions and society's moral codes. Mrs. Helen Alving is haunted by her husband's infidelities and the disease he has passed to their son. Ultimately,...


The Monkey’s Paw: Resources for the Intrepid Classroom

by WW Jacobs & Shane Emmett

What is the price of greed? What is the cost of desire? The White family have come to possess a relic of supernatural power, a monkey's paw that grants three wishes....but at what price? How far must they journey...


Stutterer Interrupted

by Nina G.

· 3 million Americans and 70 million people worldwide stutter. · 1 out of 4 stutterers are female. This accounts for 750,000 women who stutter in the United States alone. · With the #MeToo and Time’s Up...


Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913.

In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures,...


A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House is a three-act play written by Norway's Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month. The play is set in...


The Seagull

by Anton Checkov

The Seagull is a play by Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov, written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. The Seagull is generally considered to be the first of his four major plays. It dramatises the romantic and...


A woman of no importance

by Oscar Wilde

Staged in 1893, when Wilde had already achieved fame, wealth and notoriety, A Woman of No Importance was another attempt to fuse comedy of manners with high melodrama. Gerald Arbuthnot is a young man on the...


The importance of being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest is a glorious comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette. Wilde's "trivial play for serious people" is a sparkling comedy of manners. This hilariously...


An ideal husband

by Oscar Wilde

One of the nineteenth century's most successful and most frequently revived plays, An Ideal Husband has divided critics more than any other of Wilde's plays. Treating political intrigue, financial fraud, blackmail,...


The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

by Dominic McHugh

Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited...


Seven against Thebes

by Aeschylus

When the shamed Oedipus stepped down as king of Thebes, he gave the kingdom to his two sons, Eteocles and Polynices, on the understanding that they would alternate the throne every year. However, after the first...


Persians

by Aeschylus

Persians by Aeschylus is the oldest surviving play in the history of theatre. The story takes place in Susa, one of the capitals of the Persian Empire at that time. The Chorus of old men of Susa are awaiting...


Agamemnon

by Aeschylus

Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, comes home from the Trojan War. Waiting for Agamemnon is his wife, Queen Clytemnestra, who has been planning his murder. She desires his death to avenge the sacrifice of her daughter...


Eumenides

by Aeschylus

Eumenides is the final play of the Oresteia by Aeschylus. It illustrates how the sequence of events in the trilogy end up in the development of social order or a proper judicial system in Athenian society. In...


Suppliant Maidens

by Aeschylus

The Danaids flee a forced marriage to their Egyptian cousins. When they reach Argos, they entreat King Pelasgus to protect them. He refuses pending the decision of the Argive people, who decide in the favour...


Prometheus Bound

by Aeschylus

Kratos (Strength), Bia (violence), and the smith-god Hephaestus chain the Titan Prometheus to a mountain in the Caucasus. Prometheus is being punished not only for stealing fire, but also for thwarting Zeus's...


Libation Bearers

by Aeschylus

In Libation Bearers, the second play of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy, many years after the murder of Agamemnon, his son Orestes returns to Argos to exact vengeance on his mother Clytaemnestra for killing the...


Create

by Marc Silber

Find Your Creative Artist Within

Creative conversations from some of the world's top photographers, filmmakers, Grammy award winners, TED presenters, actors, CEOs and more!

Time for a new mindset. Many of us...


The Complete Collection (Illustrated)

by Lewis Carroll

Complete fictional writings of Lewis Carroll with 285 original illustrations. The collection comes with inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter which lead back to the respective tables. Contents:...


The Complete Aeschylus

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus was a Greek playwright who is considered to be the father of tragedy. Aeschylus was believed to have written at least 70 plays but only 7 have survived. This collection includes the following plays:...