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The Country Wife

by William Wycherley Dover Publications (January 10, 2018)

Originally performed and published in 1675, this five-act play parodies the vices and hypocrisies of Restoration London. The plot centers on the eponymous country wife, Margery, whose suspicious husband, Mr....


Elizabethan Comedies

by Dover Publications, Inc. Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

A new and vital form of drama blossomed in 16th-century England, blending classic Latin comedy traditions with keen satires of contemporary London life. Although Shakespeare remains the most recognizable playwright...


Elizabethan Tragedies

by Dover Publications, Inc. Dover Publications (August 07, 2017)

Although Shakespeare towers over the Elizabethan period, it was a robust time in the evolution of English theater, and many plays beyond the Bard's survive to enthrall modern drama students. This original anthology...


The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare

by Henry N. Ellacombe Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

"A very readable and graceful volume." — Saturday Review

"Entitled from its worth to a place in every Shakespearian library." — Spectator.

"As accurate as it is delightful." — Gardener's Chronicle.

"Deserves...


A Country Scandal (Platonov)

by Anton Chekhov & Alex Szogyi Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

A Russian version of Don Juan is the focus of Chekhov's first play, a farce in which a newly arrived schoolmaster proves irresistible to the bored women of a provincial community. Platonov's charm lies in his...


Henry VIII

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (August 10, 2015)

The portrait of a monarchy in crisis, this historical drama concerns the famous king's efforts to secure a divorce from his dignified and popular queen in order to marry an enchanting courtesan and produce a...


Henry IV, Part II

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (January 19, 2015)

"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," laments the sleepless king of Henry IV, Part II. Despite having quelled a rebel army along the Welsh border in Part I, Henry IV faces further insurrections elsewhere...


Shakespeare, In Fact

by Irvin Leigh Matus & Thomas Mann Dover Publications (September 05, 2013)

Virtuoso presentation of available evidence of the Bard's life. "Written with wit and panache, this erudite tome dismantles the arguments claiming that someone other than Shakespeare wrote his plays." — Publishers...


Twelve Classic One-Act Plays

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

This collection of royalty-free plays contains classics by well-known playwrights: Glaspell's Trifles, Synge's Riders to the Sea, Strindberg's The Stronger, plus works by Aristophanes, Chekhov, Yeats, Barrie,...


Ten Plays

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, and Ivanov, plus 5 one-act comedies: The Anniversary, An Unwilling Martyr, The Wedding, The Bear, and The Proposal.


Who's Who in Shakespeare: A Dictionary of Characters and Proper Names

by Francis Griffin Stokes Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

An indispensable dictionary of characters and names with over 3,000 entries, this volume covers all 36 of the Bard's plays, in addition to his poems and sonnets.


The Theban Plays: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone

by Sophocles & Sir George Young Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

The stirring tale of a legendary royal family's fall and ultimate redemption, the Theban trilogy endures as the crowning achievement of Greek drama. Essential reading for English and classical studies majors....


Don Juan in Hell: From Man and Superman

by George Bernard Shaw Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

This dream episode from Man and Superman forms a play within the play, consisting of a dramatic reading in which the Devil himself comments on heaven and hell, good and evil, and human purpose.


Shakespeare's Stories for Young Readers

by E. Nesbit Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

12 of the Bard's most famous plays, delightfully adapted for young readers: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, As You Like It, and 8 others.


3 by Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Comedy, tragedy, and history are masterfully represented in this anthology of Shakespeare's works. Features A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Richard III. Includes informative footnotes.


Four Great Histories: Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II, Henry V, and Richard III

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (June 19, 2012)

This collection features the madcap adventures of Prince Hal in Henry IV, Part I, the love and war of Henry IV, Part II, the ideal monarch in Henry V and the ever-villainous Richard III.


Four Great Restoration Comedies

by William Wycherley Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Comedy classics that defined a new era in drama: The Country Wife by William Wycherley; The Man of Mode by Sir George Etheredge; The Rover by Aphra Benn; and The Relapse by Sir John Vanbrugh.


Three Great Plays: The Emperor Jones, Anna Christie and The Hairy Ape

by Eugene O'Neill Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

An important trio of plays by one of America's greatest playwrights: The Emperor Jones, a forceful psychological portrayal of brute power; The Hairy Ape, combining elements of class struggle and surreal tragedy;...


Five Great Comedies: Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It and The Merry Wives

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

This inexpensive Dover edition brings together 5 of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, from the magic and mischief of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the rollicking farce of The Merry Wives of Windsor.


Four Great Tragedies: Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Four of the playwright's greatest works: Hamlet; Macbeth; Othello; and Romeo and Juliet, the tale of the lovers whose names are synonymous with star-crossed romance.


Japanese No Masks: With 300 Illustrations of Authentic Historical Examples

by Friedrich Perzynski & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

120 full-page plates of magnificent, elaborately carved, museum-quality masks worn by actors playing gods, warriors, beautiful women, feudal lords, and supernatural beings. Captions.


The Imaginary Invalid

by Molière & Henri van Laun Dover Publications (August 14, 2012)

A hypochondriac, victimized by pompous physicians, tests the loyalty of a loving daughter and discovers the contempt of his scheming and greedy second wife. This classic comedy reveals the universal frailties...


Boydell's Shakespeare Prints: 90 Engravings

by John Boydell & Josiah Boydell Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

This impressive collection of engravings illustrates A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and 26 other plays....


Volpone and The Alchemist

by Ben Jonson Dover Publications (November 29, 2012)

These much-studied and frequently performed comedies by the great Elizabethan playwright satirize the greed, mendacity, gullibility, and pretension that Jonson saw rampant in 17th-century London society.


Five Great Greek Tragedies

by Sophocles, Euripides & Aeschylus Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

Features Oedipus Rex and Electra by Sophocles (translated by George Young), Medea and Bacchae by Euripides (translated by Henry Hart Milman), and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (translated by George Thomson)....


Four Great Russian Plays

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

From the golden age of Russian theater: The Inspector General by Gogol; Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard; Gorky's The Lower Depths; and A Month in the Country by Turgenev.


The Father

by August Strindberg Dover Publications (April 05, 2012)

Highly emotional study of marital upheaval and a no-holds-barred struggle between man and woman. One of the most gripping psychological dramas of modern theater. Biographical Note.


The Jew of Malta

by Christopher Marlowe Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Prejudice, the intricacies of Mediterranean politics, and Machiavellian strategy abound in this masterpiece of Elizabethan theater. The eponymous character in this suspenseful drama, a prototype for Shakespeare's...


The Recognition of Sakuntala

by Kalidasa Dover Publications (June 27, 2012)

A classic introduction to Indian theater and aesthetics, this 5th-century tale of a king and a maiden who meet by chance and are separated by a curse was derived from the Mahabharata.


A Shakespearian Grammar: An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences Between Elizabethan and Modern English

by E. A. Abbott Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Finest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax, grammar, and prosody addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare's works. Each of more than 500 classifications is illustrated with quotes, all...


Henry V

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Popular, much-studied drama focuses on the young warrior king — from his decision to press England's claim to the French throne, to his role in one of the greatest military triumphs in English history.


Ten Tales from Shakespeare

by Charles Lamb & Mary Lamb Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

Prose retellings of The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and Othello.


Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare & Arthur Rackham Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Shakespeare's romantic comedy takes on vivid life with these brilliant images by one of the 20th century's leading illustrators. Includes the complete play, along with 40 full-color and numerous black-and-white...


Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

A military hero of ancient Rome attempts to shift from his career as a general to become a politician — a disastrous move that results in his leading an attack on Rome.


Peer Gynt

by Henrik Ibsen Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Masterpiece of world drama explores the virtues and vices common to all humanity as it follows a charming but arrogant young man through his life-long adventures.


The Trojan Women and Hippolytus

by Euripides Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

Two literary classics of human self-understanding: The Trojan Women, one of the most powerful indictments of war ever written, and Hippolytus, a gripping depiction of the struggle to master human passion.


The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest comedic efforts....


Salom

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 22, 2012)

Wilde's notorious masterpiece enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. Complete English edition (1894) with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.


Major Barbara

by George Bernard Shaw Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

When a Salvation Army officer learns that her father, a wealthy armaments manufacturer, has donated lots of money to her organization, she resigns in disgust but ultimately realizes that through wealth, people...


Tamburlaine

by Christopher Marlowe Dover Publications (April 09, 2012)

From one of England's greatest playwrights, the work that set the form for later Elizabethan dramas. A 2-part romantic tragedy focusing on one man's relentless rise to greatness and eventual downfall.


Fuenteovejuna: A Dual-Language Book

by Lope de Vega & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (April 27, 2012)

A captivating 17th-century drama of peasants defending their honor against oppression by a feudal lord. Features an excellent English-prose version on the pages facing the original Spanish.


Love's Labour's Lost

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

A well-intentioned king vows to forego all fleshly delights, setting the stage for romantic hijinks. The customary Shakespearean comic elements — lovers in disguise, a witty clown, and sparkling repartee —...


Phedre

by Jean Racine Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

Based on Euripides' Hippolytus, this play by one of France's greatest playwrights is a magnificent example of character exposition. When the title character, Hippolytus' stepmother, receives false information...


R.U.R.

by Karel Capek Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest comedic efforts....


All's Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (August 04, 2013)

The daughter of a renowned physician pursues her passion for an elusive bridegroom through a comic maze of mistaken identities, betrayals, repentance, and dramatic revelation. An extraordinary combination of...


An Ideal Husband

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (March 23, 2012)

Scintillating drawing-room comedy revolves around a blackmail scheme that forces a married couple to reexamine their moral standards. The dialogue between young lovers, society matrons, and a formidable femme...


The Seven Against Thebes

by Aeschylus Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Oedipus's sons vie for the Theban crown. The victor, Eteocles, expels his brother, Polyneices, who flees to Argos and recruits a force of 7 champions to lead an assault on Thebes, with tragic results.


The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (December 18, 2012)

Running an emotional gamut from betrayal and broken hearts to romance and reconciliation, this 1611 tragicomedy begins with the tyrannical actions of a jealous king, whose baseless suspicions destroy his own...


The Wild Duck

by Henrik Ibsen Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

The idealistic son of a corrupt merchant exposes his father's duplicity, but in the process, destroys the very people he wishes to save.


The Lower Depths

by Maxim Gorky Dover Publications (March 29, 2016)

The first of Russia's great proletarian writers, Alexey Maximovich Peshkov (1868–1936) adopted the pen name of Gorky, meaning "bitter." Drawing on his own experiences in the lowest social echelon, Gorky portrayed...