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Genre: Plays

The League of Youth

The League of Youth is Henrik Ibsens comedic play which is the story of Stensgaard, a charismatic would-be politician, who forms the League of Youth party and attempts to get elected. The character of Stensgaard is supposedly based on writer Bjornstjerne Bjornson, a contemporary of Ibsen and political opposition leader. Praised for its witty dialogue and cynical humor

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The Beggars Opera and Companion Pieces

MATT. We retrench the Superfluities of Mankind. The World is avaritious, and I hate Avarice. A covetous fellow, like a Jackdaw, steals what he was never made to enjoy, for the sake of hiding it. These are the Robbers of Mankind, for Money was made for the Free- hearted and Generous.

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The Beaux Stratagem

It attests to Farquhars stature as a man that he composed this warm-hearted and vibrant play while he was dying. Like The Recruiting Officer, the play is set in a provincial town and its plot is slight:Aimwell and Archer, two impecunious London gentlemen, arrive in Lichfield looking for an heiress to marry. Aimwell, posing as his elder brother, falls in love with his pre

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Der Traum ein Leben

Der Traum, ein Leben, das Calderons Traum-ein Leben und Voltaires Le blanc et le noir zum Vorbild hat, ist im Stil des Barocktheaters der Wiener Volksbuhne geschrieben. In dem marchenhafte Zuge enthaltenden Drama verschwimmen Traum- und Wirklichkeit ineinander.Rustan, der Held des Dramas, fur den Tun und Handeln wichtig sind, zieht tatkraftiges Handeln der Mu?e vor. In

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Penthesilea

Heinrich von Kleists 1808 erschienenes Trauerspiel Penthesilea bearbeitet einen Stoff aus der griechischen Mythologie: das todliche Zusammentreffen zwischen dem Griechenhelden Achilles und der Amazonenkonigin Penthesilea auf dem Schlachtfeld vor Troja. Kleists grausames Drama bildet ein Gegengewicht zu den idealisierenden Antikevorstellungen seiner Zeit und wurde nach sein

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The Beggars Opera

s/t: as It Is Acted at Both the Theatres Royal, in Drury-Lane, and Covent-Garden. Written by Mr. Gay. Dramatis Person...This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++Harvard University Houghton LibraryN014800Text is printed in two columns. Horizontal chain lines.London: printed in the year, 1760. 27, 1]p.; 8

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The Arden Shakespeare Complete Works

This Complete Works of Shakespeare contains the texts of all Shakespeares plays, as edited by leading Shakespeare scholars. Each play has a brief introduction which discusses the date and its contemporary context.--worldcat

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Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

Hamlet told from the worms-eye view of two minor characters, bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, reality and illusion mix, and where fate leads heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

�They do not love that do not show their love.��Two Gentlemen of VeronaEminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of the classic comedy of courtship and delicious rivalry.THIS VOLUME ALSO INCLUDES MORE THAN A HUNDRED PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE FEATURES:� an original Introduction to Two Gentlemen of Verona� incisive scene-by-s

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Richard II(Wars of the Roses 1)

I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R

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