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by George Bernard Shaw - ManyBooks , 1905
Major Barbara is a three act play, one of Shaw's most Controversial works. An Officer of The Salvation Army, Major Barbara, becomes disillusioned when her Christian denomination accepts money from an armaments manufacturer and a whiskey distiller.
The Devil's Disciple
by George Bernard Shaw - ManyBooks , 1897
The play tells the story of Richard Dudgeon, a local outcast and self-proclaimed 'Devil's disciple'. In a twist characteristic of Shaw's love of paradox, Dudgeon sacrifices himself in a Christ-like gesture despite his professed Infernal allegiance.
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde - Project Gutenberg , 1997
Farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major theme is the triviality with which it treats institutions.
by George Bernard Shaw - eBooks@Adelaide , 2011
An idealistic professor transforms an unsophisticated girl into a refined young lady in this classic drama set in turn-of-the-century London. The original story of Pygmalion is drawn from Greek mythology. This is a modern-day retelling of this myth.
The Devil is an Ass
by Ben Jonson - H. Holt , 1905
Jonson's work is renowned for its wit and biting social commentary. The play abounds with unscrupulous characters, con men, and gullible dupes. Several subplots involving deceit and trickery are successfully interwoven, creating an enjoyable comedy.
Othello, the Moore of Venice
by William Shakespeare - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
One of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, a powerful drama not to be missed, Othello sets itself apart with its personal scale, fascinating plot and compelling, exotic characters. It shows the two sides of passion with shocking clarity.
The Tragedy of Macbeth
by William Shakespeare - eBooks@Adelaide , 2008
This is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, and is one of the most frequently performed plays of all time. Full of violence, murder, ghosts, ambition, blood, revenge, guilt, and madness, Macbeth is also one of the most influential works.
A Doll's House
by Henrik Ibsen - eBooks@Adelaide , 2006
A Doll's House was written in 1879. It's critical view of victorian marriage is now seen as being educational. This work is known for its unconventional ending, which ends in a discussion instead of an unraveling, which are common in most plays.
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare - Pennsylvania State University , 1998
The plot follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra's suicide. Many consider the role of Cleopatra in this play one of the most complex female roles in Shakespeare's work.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare - Pennsylvania State University , 1999
A romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, it portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with Theseus and Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest.
by William Shakespeare - Bartleby , 1993
The play recounts how Prince Hamlet of Denmark exacts revenge on his uncle, who has murdered Hamlet's father, and taken the throne and married his mother. Shakespeare vividly charts the course madness: from overwhelming grief to seething rage.
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare - H.M. Caldwell Co. , 1900
The story about two teenage lovers whose tragic deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It is among Shakespeare's most popular and most frequently performed plays. The title characters are today regarded as archetypal young lovers.