Synopses & Reviews
Volume 1 of this two-volume set contains 26 plays including Aeschylus, "Prometheus Bound"; Sophocles, "Antigone"; Seneca, "Medea"; Marlowe, "Dr. Faustus"; Heywood, "A Woman Killed with Kindness"; Johnson, "Every Man in His Humour"; Beaumont and Fletcher, "The Maid's Tragedy"; Sheridan, "The School for Scandal"; plus plays from the Orient, medieval plays, and more.
This anthology was designed not only for the serious student of world literature and the drama, but for everyone interested in the stage. It is an unusual collection, containing many great plays which are not ordinarily to be found in anthologies, and several which are not currently to be found in print in English in any edition. Virtually every great dramatic tradition is represented Greek, Roman, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Medieval, as well as such national traditions of Europe as Italian, Spanish, English, French, German, Danish, Russian, and Norwegian.
This volume includes: Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: Antigone; Euripides: Alcestis; Aristophanes: The Clouds; Plautus: The Captives; Terence: Phormio; Seneca: Medea; Kalidasa: akoontala; The Oriental plays: The Chalk Circle, Abstractions, Nakamitsu, and Fair Ladies at the Game of Poem-Cards; anonymous Medieval plays: Adam, The Wise Virgins and the Foolish Virgins, The Second Shepherd's Play, The Farce of the Worthy Master Pierre Patelin, Everyman, and St. George; Sachs: The Wandering Scholar from Paradise; Marlowe: The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus; Johnson: Every Man in His Humour; Heywood: A Woman Killed with Kindness; Beaumont and Fletcher: The Maid's Tragedy; Farquhar: The Beaux-Stratagem; Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer; Sheridan: School for Scandal. 26 plays in total."
Volume 1 of this two-volume set contains 26 plays including Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound"; Sophocles "Antigone"; Seneca "Medea"; plus plays from the Orient, medieval plays, and more.
Table of Contents
Ancient Greece (468-423 b.c.)
Prometheus Bound Aeschylus
The Clouds Aristophanes
Ancient Rome (200 b.c.-1st Century a.d.)
The Captives Plautus
Ancient India (5th Century?)
China (13th or 14th Century?)
The Chalk Circle Anonymous
Japan (14th-18th Centuries)
Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem-Cards Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Medieval Europe (12th-16th Centuries)
The Wise Virgins and the Foolish Virgins Anonymous
The Second Shepherds' Play Anonymous
The Farce of the Worthy Master Pierre Patelin Anonymous
The Wandering Scholar from Paradise Hans Sachs
England (13th Century?-1777)
The Play of St. George Anonymous
The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus Christopher Marlowe
Every Man in His Humour Ben Jonson
A Woman Killed with Kindness Thomas Heywood
The Maid's Tragedy Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
The Beaux-Stratagem George Farquhar
She Stoops to Conquer Oliver Goldsmith
The School for Scandal Richard Brinsley Sheridan