An Ideal Husband
  • Author : Oscar Wilde
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Genre : Drama

Published in 1899, An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde was first presented on stage in 1895. It is a social comedy that satirizes the hypocritical attitudes of people. Revolving around corruption and blackmail, the theme of the play is that there are no completely pure and pious people. Everyone commits mistakes and ...

Troilus and Cressida
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Drama

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this classic tragedy of politics and war, honor and love—along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including: • an original Introduction to Troilus and Cressida • incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts ...

Measure for Measure
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Genre : Drama

DUKE. Escalus! ESCALUS. My lord. DUKE. Of government the properties to unfold Would seem in me t' affect speech and discourse, Since I am put to know that your own science Exceeds, in that, the lists of all advice My strength can give you; then no more remains But that ...

King Lear
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Genre : Drama

King Lear (1606) is perhaps William Shakespeares greatest tragedy. As the story opens, Lear decides to divide his empire and property among his three daughters on the basis of their declarations of love for him. Goneril and Regan flatter him to achieve the largest shares, but Cordelia refuses to do so ...

The Complete Works  Poetry  Plays  Letters  Biographies
  • Author : Robert Browning
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Genre : Poetry

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. The speakers in ...

Macbeth
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Classical Comics
  • Genre : Drama

"This full colour graphic novel presents "The Scottish Play" just as Shakespeare intended: in its original and unabridged format. Ideal for purists, students and readers who will appreciate the unaltered text." "Macbeth is probably the most dramatic of Shakespeare's tragedies and this version will give you a brand new and ...

German Classical Drama
  • Author : F. J. Lamport
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Genre : Drama

This historical and critical survey of German drama in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries provides an introduction to major authors and works from Lessing, through Goethe, Schiller and Weimar Classicism, to Kleist, Grillparzer and Hebbel. F.J. Lamport traces the rise and development in the German-speaking world of the last ...

Tipping the Velvet
  • Author : Sarah Waters
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Genre : Drama

It’s 1887 and Nancy Astley sits in the audience at her local music hall: she doesn’t know it yet, but the next act on the bill will change her life. Tonight is the night she’ll fall in love... with the thrill of the stage and with Kitty Butler, ...

Studies in Euripides  Orestes
  • Author : John R. Porter
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Genre : Literary Criticism

A re-evaluation of the "Orestes" as a curious melange of early and late Euripidean features. Combines a thorough critique of recent criticism on the play with detailed analysis of the work's more troubling scenes....

M  Butterfly
  • Author : David Henry Hwang
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Genre : Drama

THE STORY: Bored with his routine posting in Beijing, and awkward with women, Rene Gallimard, a French diplomat, is easy prey for the subtle, delicate charms of Song Liling, a Chinese opera star who personifies Gallimard's fantasy vision of submiss...

Of Mice and Men
  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Genre : Drama

Presents a dramatization of the tragic story of a friendship between two migrant workers, George and Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm....

Information for Foreigners
  • Author : Griselda Gambaro
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Genre : Drama

One of Latin America's most important and prolific writers, Griselda Gambaro has focused on the dynamics of repression, complicity, and violence--specifically, the terror of violent regimes and their devastating effects on the moral framework of society. Information for Foreigners is a drama of disappearance, an experimental work dealing with the ...