After the Fall, a Play
A lost character draws upon events in his past as he searches for life's meaning in Miller's powerful play
School for Wives and the Learned Ladies
Two plays deal with an insecure man who attempts to train the "perfect" wife, docile and ignorant, and a domineering woman who upsets her husband, children, and household
Christopher Durang Explains It All for You
Few playwrights have explored as relentlessly as Christopher Durang the pain and confusion of everyday life-or made us laugh so uproariously at the results.
The Robbers and Wallenstein
Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) was one of the most influential of all playwrights, the author of deeply moving dramas that explored human fears, desires and ideals. Written at the age of twenty-one, The Robbers was his first play. A passionate consideration of liberty, fraternity and deep betrayal, it quickly established his fame throughout Germany and wider Europe. Wallenstein, produced nineteen years later, is regarded as Schiller's masterpiece: a deeply moving exploration of a flawed general's struggle to bring the Thirty Years War to an end against the will of his Emperor. Depicting the deep corruption caused by constant fighting between Protestants and Catholics, it is at once a meditation on the unbounded possible strength of humanity, and a tragic recognition of what can happen when men allow themselves to be weak.
A Man for All Seasons
A Play in Two Acts
Consciences of Sir Thomas More and Henry VIII are poles apart in the religious conflict over the king's marriage to Anne Boleyn
Murder in the Cathedral
A play in verse form dramatizes the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket by four knights of Henry II's court
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
A Play in Two Acts
The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage . . . of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation . . .
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Two minor characters from "Hamlet" offer a novel view of the melancholy Dane
The School for Scandal and Other Plays
Offers three plays featuring witty repartee, farcial situations and flamboyant characters by the nineteenth-century playwright known for satirizing the manners of his age.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Four children enter a magic land and help a talking lion save his kingdom from a wicked queen