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Prometheus Bound

by Aeschylus

<p><em>Prometheus Bound</em> is the starkest and strangest of the classic Greek tragedies, a play in which god and man are presented as radically, irreconcilably at odds. It begins with the shock of hammer blows as the Titan Prometheus is ...

ISBN: 9781590178614

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Proserpine and Midas

by Mary Shelley

<p>An auspicious verse drama is presented here that Shelley based on the ancient myths. Wrought upon the Roman myth of the abduction of Proserpine from Ceres by Pluto and the Greek myth of greedy emperor Midas, who was granted the quality of an ...

ISBN: 1230002277165

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Queen Mab

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Queen Mab; A Philosophical Poem; With Notes, published in 1813 in nine cantos with seventeen notes, was the first large poetic work written by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822), the English Romantic poet.[2] After substantial reworking, a revised

ISBN: 9786050413380

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Quick Guide: The Maids

by College Guide World

<p>“The Maids” by Jean Genet is a French play titled “Les Bonnes.” The play was first performed on 17th of April, 1947, in Paris.<br />The play was adapted into a movie in the year 1974. It was also adapted for a chamber opera in the year ...

ISBN: 9781310694219

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Rabinal Achi

A Mayan Drama of War and Sacrifice

by Dennis Tedlock

<p>Here is one of the most important surviving works of pre-Columbian civilization, <em>Rabinal Achi</em>, a Mayan drama set a century before the arrival of the Spanish, produced by the translator of the best selling <em>Popol Vuh</em>. The ...

ISBN: 9780190286163

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Ready Reference Treatise: Phaedra

by Raja Sharma

<p>“Phaedra” by great Greek philosopher and dramatist Lucius Annaeus Seneca is a famous play based on a mythological tale.</p><p>The story of the play revolves around Phaedra, wife of King Theseus of Athens, and her insatiable lust for her ...

ISBN: 9781311899439

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Ready Reference Treatise: Salome

by Raja Sharma

<p>“Salome” by Oscar Wilde was first published in 1891. It was originally published in French language. Three years later, the English translation of this tragedy was published.</p><p>It is a one act play that tells the Biblical story of Salome,

ISBN: 9781310379185

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Reflection

by Jare Ajayi

<p>ABOUT THE BOOK<br />The discovery by Esan that her husband, Ipin, has a child by another lady makes her and her mother to dig deeper into why and how she could get a child. The outcome of this step becomes an eye opener for Pa Ogunsola, ...

ISBN: 9781310951206

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Reflection

by Jare Ajayi

<p>There is no gainsaying that evil is very much on the prowl on earth today. It is as though human beings have just ‘discovered’ an extra-ordinary aphrodisiac or opium from doing and inducing evil. Examples abound in various parts of the world ...

ISBN: 9781311306968

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Roman Literary Cultures

Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle

by Alison Keith & Jonathan Edmondson

<p>Drawing on the historicizing turn in Latin literary scholarship, <em>Roman Literary Cultures</em> combines new critical methods with traditional analysis across four hundred years of Latin literature, from mid-republican Rome in the second ...

ISBN: 9781442629691

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Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers" whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding households. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during ...

ISBN: 9786050450446

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Rumplestilzkin

by H.D. Greaves

<p>Do you have a theatre group that wants to do an epic melodrama, with equal parts comedy and terror? Here it is!<br />The ages-old tale of the dwarf who changes straw into gold in exchange for the heroine’s first-born is created anew in this ...

ISBN: 9781301583874

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Saving London

by Taylor Dawn

<p>The List. That Signified Finality. The Journey. That Would Span The Globe. The Sacrifice. That Would Decide The Outcome. The Choice. That Could Unleash Evil On Earth. The End Is Only The Beginning... “You have terminal cancer.” London ...

ISBN: 9781536552096

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Scaramouche

by Rafael Sabatini

Scaramouche is an historical novel, set during the French Revolution, written by Rafael Sabatini and published in 1921. The hero, Andre-Louis Moreau, becomes a fugitive, hides as an actor (Scaramouche), learns to fence, and finds who he really ...

ISBN: 9781455404384

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Sejanus: His Fall

by Ben Jonson

<p>Ben Jonson was an English playwright and poet.  Jonson wrote many famous plays and was considered to be the second most prominent writer during his time after William Shakespeare.  This edition of Sejanus: His Fall includes a table of ...

ISBN: 9781508016304

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Shakespeare and the Culture of Paradox

by Peter G. Platt

<p>Exploring Shakespeare's intellectual interest in placing both characters and audiences in a state of uncertainty, mystery, and doubt, this book interrogates the use of paradox in Shakespeare's plays and in performance. By adopting this ...

ISBN: 9781317056522

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Shakuntala Recognized

A Sanskrit Play by Kalidasa

by GN Reddy

<P><I>Shakuntala Recognized</I> is a translation of the Sanskrit play, Abhijyanashakuntalam, by the great poet and playwright Kalidasa. As a poet of mellifluous charm and as a master of Simile, he indulged in Sringara Rasa (Eros)—the sensuous ...

ISBN: 9781475910896

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Sophocles Six Pack

Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, Ajax, Electra and Philoctetes

by Sophocles

<p><strong>Sophocles Six Pack</strong> includes the Athenian tragedian's six masterworks - <em>Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, Ajax, Electra</em> and <em>Philoctetes</em>.  </p> ...

ISBN: 9781365724916

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Sweet Brood

by Mayassa AL-Tajir

<p>Sweet Brood, a play with a cast of 8. Shipwreck of four children, who find themselves on one of the Glorietta Islands. This island is enchanted, and the underlying themes of the story are those of self worth and self-destruction.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781466107274

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Ten Plays by Euripides

by Euripides

<p>The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life. In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a ...

ISBN: 9780307830463

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