Living in Rome under Caligula and later a tutor to Nero, Seneca witnessed the extremes of human behaviour. His shocking and bloodthirsty plays not only reflect a brutal period of history but also show how guilt, sorrow, anger and desire lead individuals to violence. The hero of Hercules Insane saves his own family from slaughter, only to commit further atrocities when he goes mad. The horrifying death of Astyanax is recounted in Trojan Women, and Phaedra deals with forbidden love. In Oedipus..
After decades of self-imposed exiled, Henrik Ibsen returned to his native Norway as one of the most controversial playwrights in Europe. This volume includes Ibsen''s last four..Подробнее
A universal favorite, "The Importance of Being Earnest" displays Oscar Wilde''s theatrical genius at its brilliant best. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," this..В корзину Описание
In the seventeenth century, Moliere raised comedy to the pitch of great art and, three centuries later, his plays are still a source of delight. He created a new synthesis from..Описание
With her assertion that she is "first and foremost a human being," Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Henrik Ibsen''s greatest and most famous..Подробнее