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Salom

by Oscar Wilde

Wilde's notorious masterpiece enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. Complete English edition (1894) with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.


The Father

by August Strindberg

Highly emotional study of marital upheaval and a no-holds-barred struggle between man and woman. One of the most gripping psychological dramas of modern theater. Biographical Note.


Peer Gynt

by Henrik Ibsen

Masterpiece of world drama explores the virtues and vices common to all humanity as it follows a charming but arrogant young man through his life-long adventures.


The Wild Duck

by Henrik Ibsen

The idealistic son of a corrupt merchant exposes his father's duplicity, but in the process, destroys the very people he wishes to save.


Ghosts

by Henrik Ibsen

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


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...


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...


A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen & Nicholas Rudall

Ibsen's seminal play, which changed modern drama, is a searing view of a male-dominated and authoritarian society, presented with a realism that elevates theatre to a level above mere entertainment. The reverberations...


Miss Julie

by August Strindberg

The mortal conflict of the sexes, traced here by Strindberg in the clash between an aristocratic young woman and her valet. Plays for Performance Series.


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...


The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Was First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to...


The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's play ''The Importance of Being Earnest'' is both humorous and lighthearted. Set in England and published in 1895, it is one of Wilde's best-loved works. It is a comedy of identity and self-invention....


Suicides

by Guy de Maupassant

Suicides" is a story by the French writer Guy de Maupassant. The work is dedicated to the painter Georges Legrand. The whole story is aimed at the distressing repetitiveness of situations and life in general.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...


Ghosts

by Henrik Ibsen

Helen Alving is about to dedicate an orphanage she has built in the memory of her dead husband, Captain Alving. She reveals to her spiritual advisor, Pastor Manders, that she has hidden the evils of her marriage,...


A Woman of No Importance

by Oscar Wilde

  • This edition contains original illustrations.
This play is all about money, class and secrets. Oscar Wilde is at his funniest and most perceptive. This edition is designed for performance, at the end are a...


A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th-century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with...


Lady Windermere's Fan

by Oscar Wilde

Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a play by Oscar Wilde, who uses his sharp wit to satirize Victorian ideals about marriage. Lady Windemere suspects her husband of infidelity and retaliates...


A Woman of No Importance

by Oscar Wilde

The expectations and inequalities of the British upper-class are brought to the forefront when Mrs. Arbuthnot is forced to set her impeccable reputation aside for the sake of an important opportunity presented...


Henrik Ibsen: The Complete Works

by Henrik Ibsen

16 Complete Works of Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House

An Enemy of the People

Early Plays

Ghosts

Hedda Gabler

Ibsen's Prose Dramas Vol III

John Gabriel Borkman

Little Eyolf

Love's Comedy

Pillars of Society

Rosmersholm

The Feast...