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The Débutante

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Dancing Unicorn Books (September 27, 2018)

"Oh, yes, coming out is such a farce nowadays, you know. One really plays around so much before one is seventeen, that it’s positively anticlimax."


She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

Wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a wealthy Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet...


Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

Fortune's Fool Here is William Shakespeare's brilliant play the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, set in Verona during a feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. Romeo, a Montague, falls desperately in love with...


Pandora

by Voltaire Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

François-Marie Arouet wrote under the nom de plume of Voltaire, and produced works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. Fate would make...


Love's Labour's Lost

by William Shakespeare Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

Love and Obligations-- The King of Navarre, Ferdinand, and three of his friends, the lords Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville, take an oath to foreswear the company of women for three years. Their intent is to...


Hecuba

by Euripides Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have...


Why the Chimes Rang

by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

‘Why the Chimes Rang’ is a beautifully written story based on an old legend. It has wonderful evocative symbolism, the old church with a bell tower soaring into the sky, touching the clouds waiting for a...


The Bacchae

by Euripides Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have...


Antigone

by Sophocles Dancing Unicorn Books (March 18, 2017)

Sophocles addresses themes of civil disobedience, fidelity, and love for family; and questions which law is greater: the gods' or man's—in this play that challenged many established mores of Ancient Greece....


Aias

by Sophocles Dancing Unicorn Books (March 18, 2017)

Sophocles' play is a famous retelling of Aias's (Ajax's) demise. After the armor is awarded to Odysseus, Aias feels so insulted that he wants to kill Agamemnon and Menelaus. Athena intervenes and clouds his...


The Furies

by Aeschylus Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


Comic Tragedies

by Louisa May Alcott Dancing Unicorn Books (February 26, 2017)

A fun read for Alcott fans, ‘Comic Tragedies’ is five plays written and performed by the Alcott sisters, collected for publication by Anna Alcott Pratt after the death of her sister, Louisa May Alcott. Louisa...


Electra

by Sophocles Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, 'Electra' recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus...


The Trachinian Maidens

by Sophocles Dancing Unicorn Books (February 05, 2017)

‘The Trachinian Maidens’ (also ‘Women of Trachis’ or ‘The Trachiniae’) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles, in which Deianeira, the wife of Heracles, is distraught over her husband's neglect of her...


The Oresteia

by Aeschylus Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


The Eleven Comedies

by Aristophanes Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are in fact used to define the genre. Also known as the...


The Seven Against Thebes

by Aeschylus Dancing Unicorn Books (January 15, 2017)

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


Socrates

by Voltaire Dancing Unicorn Books (January 06, 2017)

François-Marie Arouet wrote under the nom de plume of Voltaire, and produced works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. Socrates is a play...


Sophocles: The Seven Plays in English Verse

by Sophocles Dancing Unicorn Books (January 06, 2017)

Included herein are the seven surviving plays of Athens' pre-eminent playwright, Sophocles, masterfully translated by Lewis Campbell, M.A., LL.D. The plays included are: 'Antigone,' 'Aias,' 'King Oedipus,' 'Electra,'...


Spring Awakening: A Tragedy of Childhood

by Frank Wedekind Dancing Unicorn Books (January 06, 2017)

Set in late-19th century Germany, 'The Awakening of Spring' concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. The play's debut performance in English, in New York City, was threatened...


Philoctetes

by Sophocles Dancing Unicorn Books (December 02, 2016)

The winner of the Festival of Dionysus in 409 BC, 'Philoctetes' describes the attempt by Neoptolemus and Odysseus to bring disabled master archer, Philoctetes, with them to Troy. The play covers several deep,...


Poetics

by Aristotle Dancing Unicorn Books (December 02, 2016)

Aristotle's 'Poetics' is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory.


Oedipus Trilogy

by Sophocles Dancing Unicorn Books (November 25, 2016)

Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta. Before he was born, his parents consulted the Oracle at Delphi. The Oracle prophesied that Oedipus would murder his father and marry his mother. In an attempt...


The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

Deception and Pride-- Bassanio, a Venetian nobleman, wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy Portia, but he is short on funds. So he turns to his friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant. Antonio agrees to help, but...


The Libation Bearers: With Linked Table of Contents

by Aeschylus Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...


The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

Merry Mischief-- Arriving in Windsor with very little money, John Falstaff decides to raise funds by wooing two wealthy, married women. His servants refuse to help him, and after being sacked they go to the...


As You Like It: With Linked Table of Contents

by William Shakespeare Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

Love and Longing-- As You Like it is One of William Shakespeare's best known plays. Mistaken identities and gender disguise abound. Rosalind must flee from court when she angers her uncle, who has usurped her...


A Doll's House: With Linked Table of Contents

by Henrik Ibsen Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

'A Doll's House' is Henrik Ibsen's best-known play. This masterpiece created quite a stir when it was first released because of its feminist stance, and is considered by many to be the first truly feminist play...


An Enemy of the People: With Linked Table of Contents

by Henrik Ibsen Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

'An Enemy of the People' addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses, and the hypocritical and corrupt nature of the political system that they support. It is the story of one brave man's struggle to do...


Hamlet: With Linked Table of Contents

by William Shakespeare Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is widely considered Shakespeare's greatest play. Hamlet is confronted by the ghost of his father, who tells him that Hamlet's uncle and mother conspired to poison him....