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Androcles and the Lion

Androcles and the Lion is a 1912 play written by George Bernard Shaw.Androcles and the Lion is Shaws retelling of the tale of Androcles, a slave who is saved by the requited mercy of a lion. In the play, Shaw makes Androcles out to be one of many Christians being led to the Colosseum for torture. Characters in the play exemplify several themes and takes on both modern and

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Richard II(Wars of the Roses 1)

John Dover Wilsons New Shakespeare, published between 1921 and 1966, became the classic Cambridge edition of Shakespeares plays and poems until the 1980s. The series, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work is available both individually and as a set, and each contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary printed at

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Our Town

This is a definitive edition of Thornton Wilders best-known and most frequently performed play. First produced and published in 1938, at which time it won the Pulitzer Prize, its reputation asa n American classic has increased over the years.Brooks Atkinson, in his review of Our Towns first performance, had this to say: Taking as his material three periods in the histor

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The Beggars Opera

Written in 1728 by the English poet and dramatist, The Beggars Opera was set to music by Johann Christoph Pepusch. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names. It has had an influence on all later British stage comedies, and on nineteenth century British comic opera (notably Gilbert and Sullivan) - but it is above all the ancestor

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The beggars opera. Written by Mr. Gay. To which is prefixed the overture in score: and the musick to each song.

The Beggars Opera introduced to theater the ballad-opera and an immortal cast of characters. The Peachums, employers of a company of pickpockets, shoplifters, and thieves, raised their daughter Polly for finer things, but she has done a dreadful deed. She has married for love. Her husband is Macheath, so exquisite a robber he might have been a lawyer or lord, and so devot

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The Complete Pelican Shakespeare

THE CLASSIC ONE-VOLUME SHAKESPEARE,INCLUDING ALL THE PLAYS AND POEMS,NOW COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATEDThe distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series has sold five million copies. Now Penguin is proud to offer this fully revised new hardcover edition of The Complete Pelican Shakespeare.Since the series debuted more than forty years ago, developments in scholarship have

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Long Days Journey Into Night

Eugene ONeill. Long Days Journey Into Night. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First edition. Octavo. 176 pages. Publishers binding, dust jacket.This was the play that won ONeill the 1957 Nobel Prize for Drama (posthumously).This work is interesting enough for its history. Completed in 1940, Long Days Journey Into Night is an autobiographical play Eugene ONeil

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Weh dem, der Lugt!

Weh dem, der lugt! ist am 6. Marz 1838 im Wiener Burgtheater uraufgefuhrt worden. Grillparzer entnahm den Stoff der Historia Francorum von Gregor von Tours. Das Stuck loste nach der Auffuhrung einen Skandal aus, der Grillparzer bewog, sich von der Offentlichkeit zuruckzuziehen. Von der Nachwelt wird es als eines der klassischen deutschen Lustspiele angesehen. In gedruckter

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Richard II(Wars of the Roses 1)

The authoritative edition of Richard II from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include:� The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference� Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation� Freshly edited text based on the best early printed ver

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An Inspector Calls

The action of the play occurs in an English industrial city, where a young girl commits suicide and an eminently respectable British family is subject to a routine inquiry in connection with the death. An inspector calls to interrogate the family, and during the course of his questioning, all members of the group are implicated lightly or deeply in the girls undoing. The

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