Boldly inventive, darkly comic and ceaselessly imaginative, the plays collected here present a chilling one-woman vision of alienation (Polythene Pam); the comic and tragic impossibility of human conn..
Who would have thought a comedy of manners written more than a hundred years ago would still be so apt and so funny? Oscar Wilde was a genius of play writing, and his deftness, wit and sharp eye for s..
The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This play deals with the horror and ..
"An important addition to the literature on Italian Commedia dell'Arte."--"Choice"
This best-selling PAJ volume presents over 250 comedy routines used by commedia performers in Europe from 1550 to 17..
The 'Theatre of the Absurd' has become a familiar term to describe a group of radical European playwrights - writers such as Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Genet and Harold Pinter - whose dark, ..
The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles (496-406 BC) to create a powerful trilogy about mankind's struggle against fate. "King Oedipus" tells of a man who brings pestilenc..
The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's comedy of lovers misled. Romantic folly and false identites abound as an unusual love triangle takes the stage in this play about Orsino, the infat..