Among the most popular of Shakespeare's comedies, this enchanting play humorously celebrates the vagaries of love as it focuses upon the intertwined romances of several pairs of lovers. Explanatory footnotes.
The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, "Twelve Angry Men" holds at its core a deeply patriotic belief in the U.S. legal system. The story's focal point, known only as Juror Eight, is at first the sole holdout in an 11-1 guilty vote. Eight sets his sights not on proving the other jurors wrong but rather on getting them to look at the situation in a clear-eyed way not affected by their personal biases. Rose deliberately and carefully peels away the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture of America, at its best and worst, to form.
Incorporating definitive text and cutting-edge notes from "William Shakespeare: Complete Works"--the first authoritative, modernized edition of Shakespeare's First Folio in more than 300 years--this remarkable series of individual plays from the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company is edited by two brilliant, younger generation Shakespeare scholars. Combining Jonathan Bate's insightful critical analysis with Eric Rasmussen's renowned textual expertise, these stunning paperbacks set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the 21st century. Each edition includes a new section that explores the play's theatrical history and features interviews with today's leading directors and theatrical professionals.
The chaos of WWI resonates among patients confined to an insane asylum. Cast of 1 woman and 5 men.
A celebrated new playwright's breakthrough trilogy.
Previously published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1965.
One of America's greatest living playwrights, as well as a friend and colleague of Williams, Albee has written a concise introduction to the play from a playwright's perspective, examining the candor, sensuality, power, and impact of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," then and now.
Arnold Wesker has written over 43 plays and has been translated into 16 languages.
Maslowska is a phenomenon in Poland. Her first best-selling novel earned her acclaim at just 18.
The version of Henry V and the corresponding footnotes that appear in this volume were originally published in 'William Shakespeare: complete works, ' edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, published in 2007 by Modern Library, ... a division of Random House, Inc."--T.p. verso.
Recognizable characters play out their coincidental relationships in a city park. Cast of 2 women and 4 men.
One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies.
Much staged play from the "master of children's theatre.
Two modern looks at classic Greek stories.
The newest play from the remarkable young Irish playwright.
Great pains have been taken to follow Shakespeare's intentions with regard to the act and scene division and the exact form of speech. The editing has been done from the quarto or folio texts, depending on which considered more authoritative, and the ideal has been to reproduce the chosen texts with as few alterations as possible. In order to help the reader and student, the annotations have been arranged on the relevant pages, providing an easily accessible and indispensable source of information.
O'Donnell is a increasingly successful Scottish writer
MacDonalddid more that anyone to rescue Schiller from British neglect" - The Guardian