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  • Major Barbaraby George Bernard Shaw

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    When a Salvation Army officer learns that her father, a wealthy armaments manufacturer, has donated lots of money to her organization, she resigns in disgust but ultimately realizes that through wealth, people can help each other. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 17th-century London society. more...

  • Saloméby Oscar Wilde

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.50

    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. 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, in which the main character schemes 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...

  • Shakespeare, In Factby Irvin Leigh Matus; Thomas Mann

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    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 Weekly. more...