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Tartuffe, by Molière
Tartuffe, by Molière
Paperback      ISBN: 0156881802

The translation into English verse of one of Moli re's most masterful and most popular plays. "A continuous delight from beginning to end" (Richard Eberhart). Introduction by Richard Wilbur.

After the Fall, a Play
After the Fall, a Play
Paperback      ISBN: 0140481621

Often called the most autobiographical of Arthur Miller's plays, After the Fall probes deeply into the psyche of Quentin, a man who ruthlessly revisits his past to explain the catastrophe that is his life. His journey backward takes him through a troubled upbringing, the bitter death of his mother, and a series of failed relationships.

The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
The Pot of Gold and Other Plays
by Plautus
Paperback      ISBN: 0140441492

Plautus's broad humor, shown in some of the earliest surviving Latin plays, reflects Roman manners and contemporary life. This briliant collection includes: The Pot of Gold (Aulularia), The Prisoners (Captivi), The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi), The Swaggering Soldier (Miles Gloriosus), and Pseudolus.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
On the Open Road
On the Open Road
Paperback      ISBN: 1557831343

Set in a landscape stripped bare by civil war, two "independents" forge an alliance of convenience in order to buy their way into the land of the free, the one safe haven in an otherwise lawless landscape. Hiding from marauding armies, they travel the country, gathering great art treasures from crumbling museums. But with the border to freedom in sight, they're captured by forces from the new coalition government. They can still buy their freedom - if they agree to do one little job for the new government.

Euripides IV: Four Tragedies : Rhesus, the Suppliant Women, Orestes and Iphigenia in Aulis
Euripides IV
Four Tragedies : Rhesus, the Suppliant Women, Orestes and Iphigenia in Aulis
Paperback      ISBN: 0226307832

In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of over three million readers for personal libraries and individual study as well as for classroom use.

Goethe's Faust
Goethe's Faust
Paperback      ISBN: 0385031149

The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation conveys the poetic beauty and rhythm as well as the complex depth of Goethe's language. Includes Part One and selections from Part Two.

The Complete Plays: The Ruffian on the Stair; Entertaining Mr. Sloane; The Good and Faithful Servant; Loot; The Erpingham Camp; Funeral Ga
The Complete Plays
The Ruffian on the Stair; Entertaining Mr. Sloane; The Good and Faithful Servant; Loot; The Erpingham Camp; Funeral Ga
Paperback      ISBN: 0802132154

This volume contains every play written by Joe Orton, who emerged in the 1960s as the most talented comic playwright in recent English history. Orton, who was murdered in 1967 at the age of thirty-four, was considered the direct successor to Wilde, Shaw, and Coward.

Includes:
The Ruffian on the Stair
Entertaining Mr. Sloane
The Good and Faithful Servant
Loot
The Erpingham Camp
Funeral Games
What the Butler Saw
27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays
27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays
Paperback      ISBN: 0811202259

Only one of these plays (The Purification) is written in verse, but in all of them the approach to character is by way of poetic revelation. Whether Williams is writing of derelict roomers in a New Orleans boarding house (The Lady of Larkspur Lotion) or the memories of a venerable traveling salesman (The Last of My Solid Gold Watches) or of delinquent children (This Property is Condemned), his insight into human nature is that of the poet. He can compress the basic meaning of life--its pathos or its tragedy, its bravery or the quality of its love--into one small scene or a few moments of dialogue.

Mr. Williams's views on the role of the little theater in American culture are contained in a stimulating essay, "Something wild...," which serves as an introduction to this collection.
The Misanthrope and Tartuffe, by Molière
The Misanthrope and Tartuffe, by Molière
Paperback      ISBN: 0156605171

Two classic plays translated by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet into English verse. In The Misanthrope, society itself is indicted and the impurity of its critic's motives is exposed. In Tartuffe, the bigoted and prudish Orgon falls completely under the power of the wily Tartuffe. Introductions by Richard Wilbur.

Murder in the Cathedral
Murder in the Cathedral
Paperback      ISBN: 0156632772

T. S. Eliot's verse dramatization of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

The Archbishop Thomas Becket speaks fatal words before he is martyred in T. S. Eliot's best-known drama, based on the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. Praised for its poetically masterful handling of issues of faith, politics, and the common good, T. S. Eliot's play bolstered his reputation as the most significant poet of his time.