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  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen; E. Haldeman-Julius

    Joshua James Press 1879; US$ 3.95

    The controversial play, The Doll?s House, was written by leading Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, in 1879. Although it appears at first, to be a portrait of the happy marriage between the lighted hearted and devoted wife Nora and her seemingly perfect and provident husband, Torvald, we soon become aware of deeper more serious social issues. more...

  • Jane Annieby Arthur Conan Doyle

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Jane Annie, or the Good Conduct Prize is a comic musical opera that was written in 1893. It presents the story of a young girl with the ability to hypnotize. Playing the role of a virtuous and kind person, she wins almost everyone's good will. However, as her true character is revealed, she is forced to hypnotize people in order to get her way. more...

  • Pasquinby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Fielding's play Pasquin (1736), subtitled “A Dramatick Satire on the Times,” is a famous satirical attack on pantomime, which was then in vogue on the English stage. It is one of a series of dangerously political plays that led directly to the passage of the Licensing Act of 1737. The play is set on a stage during a morning play rehearsal.... more...

  • The Historical Register for the Year 1736 and Eurydice Hissedby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Historical Register for the Year 1736 and Eurydice Hissed are two of Henry Fielding's satirical dramas. A mixture of several plots, each play extensively satirizes British politicians. Fielding's writing for the theater was a major factor in bringing about the Licensing Act of 1737. Subjecting the social attitudes and political manipulations... more...

  • The Intriguing Chambermaidby Henry Fielding

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    “Your niece has behav'd like a – Bodikins! I am in a Passion; and for her sake, I'll never make Love to any Woman again. I am resolved.”The Intriguing Chambermaid is one of Henry Fielding's lesser-known dramatic works. Fielding's plays were successful on the stage. Like the others, this one is a satirical romantic comedy... more...

  • The Wolves and the Lambby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Wolves and the Lamb (1854) is a comedy in two acts by William Makepeace Thackeray. The play is set in familial surroundings and revolves around the lives of the wealthy widower and city merchant Horace Milliken and his family. Miss Prior, governess to Milliken's children, is also an important character. The play opens in Milliken's villa... more...

  • Redemption and Two Other Playsby Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Tolstoy's Redemption is the story of physical degeneration and spiritual regeneration of the main character, Fédya. The Power of Darkness is a tragedy about a group of peasants living in abject misery. Fruits of Culture also deals with the issues faced by the peasants in Russia. In all three plays, Tolstoy merges the personal and the political... more...

  • The Eleven Comediesby Aristophanes

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Eleven Comedies: Knights, Acharnaians, Peace, Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Birds, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus. Eleven of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete. These, as well as fragments of some of his other plays, provide us with the only real example we have of a genre of comic... more...

  • Thirteen Hands And Other Playsby Carol Shields

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 21.95

    With a Foreword by the Author ?Before becoming a playwright I was a novelist, and one who was often impatient with the requisite description of weather or scenery or even with the business of moving people from room to room. I was more interested in the sound of people talking to each other, reacting to each other, or leaving silences for others... more...

  • Bacchaeby Euripides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 6.50

    [Woodruff?s translation] is clear, fluent, and vigorous, well thought out, readable and forceful. The rhythms are right, ever-present but not too insistent or obvious. It can be spoken instead of read and so is viable as an acting version; and it keeps the lines of the plot well focused. The Introduction offers a good survey of critical approaches.... more...