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  • Arms and the Manby George Bernard Shaw

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    In the opening scene of Arms and the Man, which establishes the play's embattled Balkan setting, young Raina learns of her suitor's heroic exploits in combat. She rhapsodizes that it is "a glorious world for women who can see its glory and men who can act its romance!" Soon, however, such romantic falsifications of love and warfare are brilliantly... more...

  • The Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Seaby J. M. Synge

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    Two beautifully crafted dramas set among the folk of the Aran Islands and western Irish coastlands. The Playboy of the Western World deals with its young hero's progress, in the eyes of others, from timid weakling to paragon of bravery. Riders to the Sea is a dark elegy to the fragile existence of those who live at the mercy of the sea. Reprinted... more...

  • Volpone and The Alchemistby Ben Jonson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.50

    These much-studied and frequently performed comedies by the great Elizabethan playwright satirize the greed, mendacity, gullibility, and pretension that Jonson saw rampant in 17h-century London society. Both plays feature colorful characters, ingenious plotting, biting wit, and sharp insight into human nature. This is the only edition to include... more...

  • Saloméby Oscar Wilde

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    Written originally in French in 1892, Wilde's one-act tragedy Salome was translated into English by Lord Alfred Douglas, inspired some of Aubrey Beardsley's finest illustrations, and served as the text (in abridged form) for Strauss' renowned opera of the same name. A masterpiece of the Aesthetic movement, it enacts the biblical tale of a wanton... more...

  • The Jew of Maltaby Christopher Marlowe

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 2.00

    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 Shylock, schemes desperately against Christian and Moslem hostility to cling to his wealth, his status, and his daughter. more...

  • The Way of the Worldby William Congreve

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    One of the greatest of all Restoration comedies, this knowing comedy of manners depicts the scheming of a nest of shallow, deceitful aristocrats to prevent two lovers from marrying. The play abounds with felicitous phrasing, delicious verbal battles of the sexes and a depth of feeling and sensitivity. more...

  • Lady Windermere's Fanby Oscar Wilde

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 2.50

    This Victorian comedy of manners sparkles with Wilde's trademark repartee, epigrams, and witty dialogue. Arch-moralist Lady Windermere, shattered by the suspicion of her husband?s infidelity, contemplates running off with a roué until her rival illustrates the difference between morality and its appearance. A comic masterpiece, studded with humorous... more...

  • Don Juan in Hellby George Bernard Shaw

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.00

    Using intriguing characters and sparkling dialogue, George Bernard Shaw explored ideas and issues that transformed the conventions of British theater. "Don Juan in Hell" showcases the master's art at its best. An episode from Act Three of Man and Superman, "Don Juan in Hell" is often presented independently of the rest of the play. Rooted in the... more...

  • The Duchess of Malfiby John Webster

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    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. John Webster?s great Jacobean drama detailing the fiendish schemes of two brothers who desire their wealthy sister?s title and estates ends with a bloody and horrifying climax. A dynamic... more...

  • Tamburlaineby Christopher Marlowe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.00

    From one of England's greatest playwrights, a remarkably inventive and poetically expressive work that set the form for later Elizabethan dramas. The 2-part romantic tragedy focuses on Tamburlaine ? a Mongol warrior whose relentless rise to greatness and power, together with his enormous greed and vanity, culminates in his eventual downfall. more...