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The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

by Sophocles & Robert Fagles

The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C.

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family-Antigone,...


The Crucible

by Arthur Miller & Christopher Bigsby

A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community

"I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history,"...


Of Mice and Men and The Moon Is Down

by John Steinbeck & James Earl Jones

Two devastating short novels adapted for the stage by Steinbeck himself

This Penguin Classics edition celebrates Steinbeck's dramatic adaptations of his most powerful short novels, Of Mice and Men and The Moon...


Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant...


The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides

by Aeschylus

In the Oresteia-the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity-Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light,...


Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant...


Henry VI, Part 3

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant...


Hedda Gabler and Other Plays

by Henrik Ibsen & Una Ellis-Fermor

‘Don’t let’s have any more of these reminiscences, I tell you. You don’t know how you’re tormenting me, raking up all this’ In these three unforgettably intense plays, Henrik Ibsen explores the problems...


The Misanthrope and Other Plays

by Jean-Baptiste Moliere & John Wood

"Molière (1622-73) combined all the traditional elements of comedy—wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire—with a deep understanding of character to create richly sophisticated dramas which have always delighted...


Greek Tragedy

by Aeschylus & Euripides

Three masterpieces of classical tragedy

Containing Aeschylus's Agamemnon, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and Euripides' Medea, this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in...


Japanese No Dramas

The Beggar's Opera

by John Gay & Bryan Loughrey

Whore and rogue they call husband and wife: All professions be-rogue one another' The tale of Peachum, thief-taker and informer, conspiring to send the dashing and promiscuous highwayman Macheath to the gallows,...


The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro

by Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais & John Wood

A French courtier, secret agent, libertine and adventurer, Beaumarchais (1732-99) was also author of two sparkling plays about the scoundrelly valet Figaro—triumphant successes that were used as the basis...


The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant...


The Man Who Had All the Luck

by Arthur Miller & Christopher Bigsby

The forgotten classic that launched the career of one of America's greatest playwrights

It took more than fifty years for The Man Who Had All the Luck to be appreciated for what it truly is: the first stirrings...


Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant...


Henry VIII

by William Shakespeare & Stephen Orgel

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...


Macbeth

by William Shakespeare & A. Braunmuller

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant...


Troilus and Cressida

by William Shakespeare

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant...


Early Plays

by Eugene O'Neill

This volume brings to readers a selection of Eugene O'Neill's early work, written between 1914 and 1921 and produced for the stage between 1916 and 1922. Included here are: seven one-act plays, The Moon of the...