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By: Gilbert Parker (1862-1932)

Book cover Seats of The Mighty

By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Book cover Count Alarcos; a Tragedy

By: Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681)

Book cover Life Is a Dream
Book cover The Wonder-Working Magician
Book cover The Purgatory of St. Patrick

By: Kalidasa

Book cover Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works
Book cover Sakoontala or the Lost Ring An Indian Drama

By: Langdon Mitchell (1862-1935)

The New York Idea by Langdon Mitchell The New York Idea

I find it very hard to classify "The New York Idea" under any of the established rubrics. It is rather too extravagant to rank as a comedy; it is much too serious in its purport, too searching in its character-delineation and too thoughtful in its wit, to be treated as a mere farce. Its title—not, perhaps, a very happy one—is explained in this saying of one of the characters: "Marry for whim and leave the rest to the divorce court—that's the New York idea of marriage." Like all the plays,...

By: Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)

Book cover Polyeucte

By: Jean Racine (1639-1699)

Book cover Phaedra

In the court of Louis XIV, adaptations of Greek tragedies were very popular. This play, heavily influenced by Euripides' Hippolytus, deals with love that violates social taboos. Note: In Racine's work, a new "scene" begins whenever a character enters or exits. Therefore, there are no stage directions, only a list of the characters on stage for each scene. The action is continuous for the entire act.

By: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Book cover All for Love Or, the World Well Lost

By: John M. Synge (1871-1909)

Book cover The Playboy of the Western World
Book cover Riders to the Sea
Book cover In Shadow of the Glen
Book cover Deirdre of the Sorrows
Book cover The Well of the Saints

By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)

Book cover The Rescue of the Princess Winsome A Fairy Play for Old and Young

By: Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing (1841-1885)

Book cover The Peace Egg and Other tales

By: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910)

Book cover Three Dramas

By: William Congreve (1670 -1729)

The Way of the World by William Congreve The Way of the World

The Way of the World is a play written by British playwright William Congreve. It premiered in 1700 in the theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields in London. It is widely regarded as being one of the best Restoration comedies written and is still performed sporadically to this day.The play is based around the two lovers Mirabell and Millamant (originally famously played by John Verbruggen and Anne Bracegirdle). In order for the two to get married and receive Millamant's full dowry, Mirabell must receive the blessing of Millamant's aunt, Lady Wishfort...

By: Eugene O'Neill

Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill Anna Christie

Eugene O'Neill's drama Anna Christie was first produced on Broadway in 1921 and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1922. It focuses on three main characters: Chris Christopherson, a Swedish captain of a coal barge and longtime seaman, his daughter Anna, who has grown up separated from her father on a Minnesota farm, and Mat Burke, an Irish stoker who works on steamships. At the beginning of the play Chris and Anna are reunited after fifteen years apart. Anna comes to live on her father's coal barge, but hides the secret of her past from him. When she meets Mat after an accident in the fog, they almost immediately fall in love - but Anna finds that forging a new future will not be easy.

Book cover The Hairy Ape
Book cover The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays
Book cover The First Man
Book cover The Straw

By: William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913)

Book cover A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 1

By: John Fletcher (1579-1625)

Book cover The Little French Lawyer A Comedy

By: Alfred John Church (1829-1912)

Book cover Stories from the Greek Tragedians

By: Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930)

Book cover Giles Corey, Yeoman A Play

By: Frank Wedekind (1864-1918)

Book cover Pandora's Box
Book cover Earth Spirit

Earth Spirit (1895) (Erdgeist) is a play by the German dramatist Frank Wedekind. It forms the first part of his pairing of 'Lulu' plays (the second is Pandora's Box [1904]), both of which depict a society "riven by the demands of lust and greed". Together with Pandora's Box, Wedekind's play formed the basis for the silent film Pandora's Box (1929) starring Louise Brooks and the opera Lulu by Alban Berg in 1935 (premiered posthumously in 1937). The eponymous "earth spirit" of this play is Lulu, who Wedekind described as a woman "created to stir up great disaster...

By: George Farquhar (1677-1707)

Book cover Recruiting Officer

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