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Five Comic One-Act Plays

by Anton Chekhov

Humorous gems by one of the masters of modern drama: The Anniversary, An Unwilling Martyr, The Wedding, The Bear, and The Proposal. For students, general readers, and amateur and professional theater groups....


Miss Julie

by August Strindberg

One of the greatest classics of modern theater concerns a willful young aristocrat's seduction of her father's valet during a Midsummer's Eve celebration. Complete with Strindberg's highly-regarded critical...


Arms and the Man

by George Bernard Shaw

One of Shaw's most popular comedies, deflating romantic misconceptions of love and warfare. Reprinted from an authoritative early edition, complete with Shaw's preface to Volume II of Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant....


Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Popular, much-studied drama focuses on the young warrior king — from his decision to press England's claim to the French throne, to his role in one of the greatest military triumphs in English history.


Shakespeare: A Book of Quotations

by William Shakespeare

With over 500 offerings from the most quoted writer in the English language, this modestly priced volume provides a luxurious assortment of memorable and profound thoughts on love, marriage, truth, beauty, more....


The Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Sea

by J. M. Synge

Two lyrical, beautifully crafted dramas set among the folk of the Aran Islands and western Irish coastlands. Reprinted from authoritative editions, complete with Synge's preface to The Playboy of the Western...


An Enemy of the People

by Henrik Ibsen

When Dr. Thomas Stockmann learns that the famous and financially successful baths in his home town are contaminated, he insists they be shut down for expensive repairs. Ridiculed and persecuted by the townsfolk...


Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will

by William Shakespeare

Delightfully comic tale revolves around the physical likeness between Sebastian and his twin sister, Viola. Filled with superb comic scenes, this delightful tale of mistaken identities remains one of Shakespeare's...


Poetics

by Aristotle

Extraordinarily influential treatise on fine art contains seminal ideas on nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more. Catharsis, tragic flaw, unities of time and place, other concepts.


King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Powerful tragedy of an aging king, betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Perhaps the bleakest of Shakespeare's tragic dramas, complete with explanatory footnotes.


The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

Passion divides and unites a spirited pair of lovers in a 16th-century battle of the sexes. Witty dialogue and slapstick humor abound in this ever-popular comedy. Inexpensive, unabridged edition perfect for...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

Among the most popular of Shakespeare's comedies, this enchanting play humorously celebrates the vagaries of love as it focuses upon the intertwined romances of several pairs of lovers. Explanatory footnotes....


The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

Wilde's witty and buoyant comedy of manners, filled with some of literature's most famous epigrams, reprinted from an authoritative British edition. Considered Wilde's most perfect work.


A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen

Ibsen's best-known play displays his genius for realistic prose drama. An expression of women's rights, the play climaxes when the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's...


Memoirs of a Texan: Heritage

by Tim Murray

The story of America from 1720 through 1859 through the lives of Jim and Missy Cobb's ancestors and associated families. They come to America for reasons of religious freedom, economic opportunity, and escape...


The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play (Routledge Revivals)

by John Russell Taylor

First published in 1967, this title considers the idea of the 'well-made play' in the context of how and why it has been devalued and how far, in allowing it to be devalued, we have lost sight of certain important...


Anger and After (Routledge Revivals): A Guide to the New British Drama

by John Russell Taylor

When it was first published in 1962, Anger and After was the first comprehensive study of the dramatic movement which began in 1956 with the staging of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger and has since brought...


Teaching Drama in Primary and Secondary Schools: An Integrated Approach

by Michael Fleming

This book will be of major interest to student teachers, teachers, lecturers and researchers. It provides a case for an integrated approach to the teaching of drama in primary and secondary schools that will...


Art, Culture and Enterprise (Routledge Revivals): The Politics of Art and the Cultural Industries

by Justin Lewis

First published in 1990, this investigative overview of the politics of arts' and cultural funding examines the question of public support for the arts. Looking at both popular commercial forms of culture, including...


The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons

by Dr Cecil Davies & Peter Billingham

Cecil Davies' The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons represents a uniquely interesting contribution to our understanding of touring British theatre in the mid-twentieth-century, post-war period. This book...