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George Bernard Shaw Published by Penguin
140450149

Written between 1918 and 1920, this work mirrors Shaw's experience of the war, which had enveloped him in a mood of despair Here, Shaw puts forward the concept of Creative Evolution, an invisible life…

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Lysistrata and Other Plays - The Acharnians & The Clouds

Lysistrata and Other Plays - The Acharnians & The Clouds

Aristophanes - trans Alan H. Sommerstein Published by Penguin
140448144

"But he who would provoke me should remember. That those who rifle wasps’ nests will be stung! Writing at a time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes (c.447–c.385 BC) was an eloquent,…

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Menander - Plays and Fragments

Menander - Plays and Fragments

Menander Published by Penguin
140445013

‘For what reason, in fact, is it truly worth while for an educated man to go to the theatre, except to enjoy Menander?’ - Plutarch To the ancient world Menander (c. 3431-291 BC) was a poet second only…

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The Robbers & Wallenstein

The Robbers & Wallenstein

Friedrich Schiller Published by Penguin
140443681

The foremost dramatist of German classicism wrote The Robbers, his first play, in 1781; in the trilogy Wallenstein, written nineteen years later, Schiller tried to combine the strengths of Sophocles, Shakespeare,…

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The Cid & Cinna & The Theatrical Illusion

The Cid & Cinna & The Theatrical Illusion

Pierre Corneille Published by Penguin
140443126

Corneille’s vigorous and inventive genius dominated French theatre in the seventeenth century. The Cid, his masterpiece set in medieval Spain, is a heroic tragi-comedy charged with incident and youthful…

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Four Tragedies and Octavia - Thyestes & Phaedra & Trogan Women & Oedipus with Octavia

Four Tragedies and Octavia - Thyestes & Phaedra & Trogan Women & Oedipus with Octavia

Lucius Annaeus Seneca Published by Penguin
140441743

The tragedies of Seneca (c. 4 BC-65 AD) represent a curious branch of Latin literature. Taken from Greek drama, their legendary subjects are modelled on the manner of Euripides, yet Seneca all but ignores…

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The Frogs and Other Plays

The Frogs and Other Plays

Aristophanes Published by Penguin
140441522

Aristophanes (c. 448x445 - 386x380 BC), the supreme master of Old Comedy, wrote plays whose cheerful obscenity and sharp political satire have never been equalled In The Wasps an old-fashioned father and…

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The Pot of Gold and Other Plays

The Pot of Gold and Other Plays

Plautus Published by Penguin
140441492

Plautus (c.254-184 BC), perhaps the supreme comic writer of the Roman world, has also proved the most influential. The Pseudolus, with its love-lorn young man and quick-talking slave who try desperately…

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The Rope and Other Plays

The Rope and Other Plays

Plautus Published by Penguin
140441360

The plays of Plautus (c. 254-184 BC) are the earliest complete works of Latin literature we possess. Plautus adapted for the amusement of Roman audiences the Greek New Comedy of the fourth century. His…

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The Barber of Seville & Marriage of Figaro

The Barber of Seville & Marriage of Figaro

Beaumarchais Published by Penguin
140441336

A French courtier, secret agent, libertine and adventurer, Beaumarchais (1732-99) was also author of two sparkling plays about the scoundrelly valet Figaro - triumphant successes that were used as the…

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