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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....


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.


Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

This dark psychological drama depicts the evil machinations of a ruthless, nihilistic heroine. Readers will discover an exploration of the nature of evil and the tragedy that lies in human frailty.


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...


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.


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.


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 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 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.


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 —...


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.


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.


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...


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 Way of the World

by William Congreve Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Greatest of all Restoration comedies depicts the scheming of a nest of shallow, deceitful aristocrats to prevent two lovers from marrying. Delicious verbal battles of the sexes, exceptional depths of feeling...


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...


The Beggar's Opera

by John Gay Dover Publications (October 19, 2012)

A receiver of stolen goods informs on his chief supplier, setting in motion an increasingly absurd turn of events. This satirical 1728 play was to become the prototype for Threepenny Opera.


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.


The School for Scandal

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan Dover Publications (April 09, 2012)

A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.


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.


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....


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...


World Drama, Volume 1: 26 Unabridged Plays

by Barrett H. Clark Dover Publications (January 31, 2013)

Volume 1 of this two-volume set contains 26 plays including Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound"; Sophocles "Antigone"; Seneca "Medea"; Marlowe, "Dr. Faustus"; Heywood, "A Woman Killed with Kindness"; Johnson, "Every...


The Sea Gull

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (December 18, 2012)

Great Russian playwright's tragic masterpiece portrays the inner anguish of a tormented artist who burns with unrequited love. Acclaimed as a prototype of 20th-century drama, it brilliantly reveals the universal...


The Emperor Jones

by Eugene O'Neill Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Bold, expressionistic drama describing the fall of a self-proclaimed, plundering monarch of a West Indian island. Powerful work established O'Neill's reputation as one of America's most important dramatists....


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.


The Inspector General

by Nikolai Gogol Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

A small-town policeman scrambles to conceal bribery and other misdeeds from a visiting official in Gogol's masterpiece of dramatic satire. Biting, highly entertaining treatment of universal human foibles and...


Oedipus at Colonus

by Sophocles Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

Blamed for the discord within his former kingdom and banished by its citizens, Oedipus wanders for years in lonely exile until he finds a haven in a sacred olive grove at Colonus.


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.


Electra

by Sophocles Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

Masterpiece of drama concerns the revenge Electra takes on her mother for the murder of her father. One of the best-known heroines of all drama and a towering figure of Greek tragedy.


The Duchess of Malfi

by John Webster Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

The evils of greed and ambition overwhelm love, innocence, and the bonds of kinship in this dark tragedy concerning the secret marriage of a noblewoman and a commoner.


The Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

One of Chekhov's most powerful plays probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape.


Bacchae

by Euripides Dover Publications (June 15, 2012)

Classic Greek tragedy concerns the catastrophe that ensues when the King of Thebes imprisons Dionysus and attempts to suppress his cult. Striking scenes, frenzied emotion, and choral songs of power and beauty....


Lady Windermere's Fan

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Sparkling repartee, epigrams, and dialogue enliven this witty Victorian comedy of manners in which a model of social rectitude learns from an unexpected source the difference between true morality and its appearance....


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...


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.


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.


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...


Othello

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

Towering tragedy tells the story of a Moorish general who earns the enmity of his ensign Iago when he passes him over for a promotion. Masterly portrait of an archvillain. Explanatory footnotes.


Hamlet

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

The quintessential Shakespearean tragedy, whose highly charged confrontations and anguished soliloquies probe depths of human feeling rarely sounded in any art. Reprinted from an authoritative British edition...


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...


Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary, Vol. 1

by Alexander Schmidt Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Volume 1 of massive work by a leading Shakespeare scholar and lexicographer, a standard in the field, provides full definitions, locations, and shades of meaning in every word in Shakespeare's plays and poems....


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.


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....


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.


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 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.


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)....


Dr. Faustus

by Christopher Marlowe Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

One of the glories of Elizabethan drama: Marlowe's powerful retelling of the story of the learned German doctor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Footnotes.


The Tempest

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

The bewitching tale of Prospero, an old magician, and his daughter, who live on an enchanted island. A shipwreck brings old enemies to the island, setting the stage for comedy, romance, and reconciliation.