RIDERS TO THE SEA
A PLAY IN ONE ACT
By J. M. Synge
It must have been on Synge's second visit to the Aran Islands that he
had the experience out of which was wrought what many believe to be his
greatest play. The scene of "Riders to the Sea" is laid in a cottage
on Inishmaan, the middle and most interesting island of the Aran group.
While Synge was on Inishmaan, the story came to him of a man whose body
had been washed up on the far away coast of Donegal, and who, by reason
of certain peculiarities of dress, was suspected to be from the...
The Imaginary Invalid is a three-act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière. It was first performed in 1673 and was the last work he wrote. The plot centers around Argan, the 'imaginary invalid' who is completely dependent on his doctors and wants to marry his daughter to a doctor against her will, so that he will always have medical care freely available to him. In an ironic twist of fate, Molière collapsed during his fourth performance as Argan on 17 February and died soon after.
THE IMAGINARY INVALID.
(LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE.)
On the surface, this short play is a slice-of-life story about a murder investigation in the rural United States. However, it is also a story about the relationships between men and women, husbands and wives, and the often-overlooked "trifles" which can say so much about a person's life.
First performed by the Provincetown Players at the Wharf Theatre,
Provincetown, Mass., August 8, 1916.
GEORGE HENDERSON (County Attorney)
HENRY PETERS (Sheriff)
LEWIS HALE, A neigh...
The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and influential in its time, The Spanish Tragedy established a new genre in English theatre, the revenge play or revenge tragedy. Its plot contains several violent murders and includes as one of its characters a personification of Revenge. The Spanish Tragedy was often referred to (or parodied) in works written by other Elizabethan playwrights, including William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Christopher Marlowe.
Many elements of The Spanish Tragedy, such as the...
read by the Classics Drama Company at DePaul. The Classics Drama Company at DePaul is a new gathering of Thespians and Classicists dedicated to performing and understanding ancient literature. If you live in Chicago and attend DePaul University, we welcome new additions to our group. Contact Dr. Kirk Shellko (firstname.lastname@example.org), if interested.
First performed in classical Athens c. 411 B.C.E., Aristophanes’ Lysistrata
is the original battle of the sexes. One woman, Lysistrata, brings together the women of all Greece, exhorting them to withhold sexual contact...
If you've watched and loved the delightful musical My Fair Lady, then you'd love to read the wonderful play on which it is based. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is equally engrossing and as full of charm, wit and underlying pathos.
First performed on stage in 1912, Pygmalion takes its title from the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. In the ancient story, a brilliant sculptor, Pygmalion falls in love with one of his own creations, a ravishingly beautiful sculpture whom he names Galatea. He propitiates Aphrodite, who grants his wish that his statue would co...
HEINOSEN PERHE HUVIMATKALLA
HUVIN"AYTELM"A 2:SSA N"AYT"OKSESS"A
Frans Hodellin mukaan
Ensimm"aisen kerran julkaissut
U. W. Telén & C:o 1905.
Senssuurin hyv"aksym"a, 5 p:n"a Toukokuuta 1905, Kuopiossa.
Heinonen , ruukinpatruuna.
Loviisa , h"anen vaimonsa.
Karoliina , heid"an tytt"arens"a.
Henrikson , kauppias.
Emma , h"anen vaimonsa.
Hellsten , varatuomari.
Heikkinen , Henriksonin kirjanpit"aj"a.
Hellonen , poliisikonstaapeli.
Heiskanen , Heinosen renki.
Maiju , palvelustytt"o.
GIAMBATTISTA DELLA PORTA
GIUS. LATERZA & FIGLI
TIPOGRAFI EDITORI LIBRAI
LUGLIO MCMXI 28246
Eccellentissimo principe, onor...
THE FEMALE GAMESTER
By Gorges Edmond Howard
Et quando uberior vitiorum copia? quando
Major avaritiae patuit sinus? alea quando
Hos animos? neq; enim loculis comitantibus itur,
Ad casum tabulae, posita sed luditur arca.
Juv. Sat. I.
Sure none in crimes could erst beyond us go!
None such a lust for sordid avarice show!
Was e'er the Die so worn in ages past?
Purses, nay Chests, are now stak'd on a cast.
Countess of Charlemont,
the Lady Viscountess Southwell,
[Transcriber's note: Max du Veuzit (pseudonyme d'Alphonsine Vavasseur Acher
Mme Francois Simonet) (1876 1952), L'aum^one (1909)]
Comédie en un Acte
Max du VEUZIT
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Une cuisine de gens aisés à la campagne, au bord de la route.
Au fond: à droite, une fenêtre; à gauche, porte sur la route.