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  • Spring Awakeningby Ted Hughes; Frank Wedekind

    Faber & Faber 1996; US$ 8.99

    This version of Frank Wedekind's extraordinary play Spring Awakening was specially commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The themes it addresses and the sheer energy of the writing make this masterpiece of German symbolism startlingly relevant today. With its scenes of pubescent angst, sexual outspokenness, rape and homosexuality, the... 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • The Admirable Crichtonby J. M. Barrie

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 2.50

    Once a month, Lord Loam encourages his servants to enter the drawing room for tea. This ritual defiance of tradition disturbs Crichton, the butler, who regards the class system as "the natural outcome of a civilized society." When the entire household is shipwrecked and stranded on a desert island, a new social order emerges ? with comic results for... more...