Prometheus Bound / the Suppliants / Seven Against Thebes / the Persians
Paperback ISBN: 0140441123
The first of the great Greek tragedians, Aeschylus wrote many plays, of which seven survive. The four in this volume, one based on contemporary events, the others on myth, reflect the morality of contemporary Athens - that is, that reason is the proper principle of civilized life.
The Bald Soprano and Other Plays
Bald Soprano/the Lesson/Jack or the Submission/the Chairs
Paperback ISBN: 0802130798
The leading figure of absurdist theater and one of the great innovators of the modern stage, Eugene Ionesco did not write his first play, The Bald Soprano, until 1950. He went on to become an internationally renowned master of modern drama, famous for the comic proportions and bizarre effects that allow his work to be simultaneously hilarious, tragic, and profound.
Waiting for Godot
Tragicomedy in 2 Acts
Paperback ISBN: 0802130348
As Vladimir and Estragon await the arrival of Godot, they discuss their lives and consider hanging themselves, but choose to wait for Godot instead, in the hope that he can tell them what their purpose is.