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  • The Rivalsby Richard Brinsley Sheridan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Immensely popular comedy of manners featuring such memorable characters as the lovely Lydia Languish, her suitor, Capt. Jack Absolute; and Lydia's aunt ? Mrs. Malaprop, cleverly revolves around false identities, romantic entanglements, and parental disapproval. Brilliant comic masterpiece satirizing the pretentiousness and sentimentality of 18th-century... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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. more...

  • Don Juan in Hellby George Bernard Shaw

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 2.00

    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. 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. 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...