By: Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934)
|The Squire An Original Comedy in Three Acts|
By: Royall Tyler (1757-1826)
By: Tom Taylor (1817-1880)
|Our American Cousin|
By: George Colman (1762-1836)
|John Bull Or, The Englishman's Fireside: A Comedy, in Five Acts|
By: Mary Keith Medbery Mackaye (1845-1924)
Pride and Prejudice: A Play
Pride and Prejudice, a comedy of manners and marriage, is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels. In this dramatic adaption by Mary Keith Medbery Macakaye some liberties are taken with the storyline and characters, but it is still a fun listen or read. Perhaps a good introduction for someone not ready to tackle the complete novel ~ and for the reader familiar with the work, a laugh can be had at the changes that were made in order to adapt it to the stage
By: John Lydgate (1370?-1451?)
|Disguising at Hertford|
By: Heywood Broun (1888-1939)
Seeing Things at Night
This Book is a collection of humorous short stories which describe the comedy in everyday things and situations.
By: Jesse Lynch Williams (1871-1929)
Why Marry? is a comedy, which "tells the truth about marriage". We find a family in the throes of proving the morality of marriage to a New Age Woman. Can the family defend marriage to this self-supporting girl? Will she be convinced that marriage is the ultimate sacredness of a relationship or will she hold to her perception that marriage is the basis of separating two lovers."Why Marry?" won the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
By: James Sheridan Knowles (1784-1862)
By: Mark Ambient (1860-1937)
|Oh! Susannah! A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts|
By: John Wight (1866-1944)
Mornings at Bow Street
This is a collection of various articles found in Morning Herald columns. Some are found interesting, some may be hilarious! The 84 pieces of this book are actual reports throughout the 1870s newspaper written by the reporter, John Wight and Illustrated by George Cruikshank
By: Lawrence Echard (1670?-1730)
|Prefaces to Terence's Comedies and Plautus's Comedies (1694)|
By: John Leacock (1729-1802)
|The Fall of British Tyranny American Liberty Triumphant|
By: William Mountfort (1664-1692)
|Life and Death of Doctor Faustus Made into a Farce|
By: Charlotte Endymion Porter (1859-1942)
|Shakespeare Study Programs; The Comedies|
By: Henry Arthur Jones (1851-1929)
|Dolly Reforming Herself A Comedy in Four Acts|
By: Richmal Crompton (1890-1969)
William is a mischievous eleven year old who is puzzled by the adult world, which is no less puzzled by him. The humor is gentle and pleasing. The series of books is better known in the United Kingdom than in the U.S. (
Irish Wit and Humor
Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th century Ireland. For some these may be poignant in addition to being humorous and for others they may be humorous in addition to being poignant. (
By: Ben Jonson (1572-1637)
An outbreak of plague in London forces a gentleman, Lovewit, to flee temporarily to the country, leaving his house under the sole charge of his butler, Jeremy. Jeremy uses the opportunity given to him to use the house as the headquarters for fraudulent acts. He transforms himself into 'Captain Face', and enlists the aid of Subtle, a fellow conman and Dol Common, a prostitute. In The Alchemist, Jonson unashamedly satirizes the follies, vanities and vices of mankind, most notably greed-induced credulity...
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known works is Tartuffe or The Hypocrite, written in 1664. Though Tartuffe was received well by the public and even by Louis XIV, its popularity was lessened when the Archbishop of Paris issued an edict threatening excommunication for anyone who watched, performed in, or read the play.Tartuffe, a pious fraud who pretends to speak with divine authority, has insinuated himself into the household of Orgon...
By: Unknown (1622-1673)
|The Middle-Class Gentleman|
By: Cal Stewart (1856-1919)
Uncle Josh's Punkin Centre Stories
A collection of comedic short stories from the perspective of an old country man.
By: Moliere (1622-1673)
The Imaginary Invalid
The Imaginary Invalid is a three-act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière. It was first performed in 1673 and was the last work he wrote. The plot centers around Argan, the 'imaginary invalid' who is completely dependent on his doctors and wants to marry his daughter to a doctor against her will, so that he will always have medical care freely available to him. In an ironic twist of fate, Molière collapsed during his fourth performance as Argan on 17 February and died soon after.
By: Molière (1622-1673)
The Miser is a comedy of manners about a rich moneylender named Harpagon. His feisty children long to escape from his penny-pinching household and marry their respective lovers. Although the 17th-century French upper classes presumably objected to the play's message, it is less savage and somewhat less realistic than Molière's earlier play, Tartuffe, which attracted a storm of criticism on its first performance.
By: Unknown (446? BC - 385? BC)
By: Aristophanes (446-389 BCE)
Athens is in a sorry state of affairs. The great tragedian, Euripides, is dead, and Dionysus, the god of the theater, has to listen to third-rate poetry. So, he determines to pack his belongings onto his trusty slave, Xanthias, and journey to the underworld to bring back Euripides! Hi-jinks ensue.
By: William Shakespeare (1554-1616)
Two Noble Kinsmen
The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean tragicomedy co-written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, first published in 1634. Set in ancient Greece during a war between Athens and Thebes, the narrative follows the title characters, Palamon and Arcite, noble youths whose friendship is destroyed by their mutual love for the beautiful Emilia. The subplot deals with the love and eventual madness of the Gaoler's Daughter, who falls hopelessly in love with Palamon. The play is based on "The Knight's Tale" by Chaucer, but also has echoes of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, as two of the major characters are Theseus and Hippolyta, who also appear in the earlier play.
By: Unknown (1622-1673)
|The Impostures of Scapin|
|The School for Husbands|
By: Arthur Shirley (1853-1925)
|Three Hats A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts|