World Drama

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  1. Book ImageThe Golden Age of Spanish Drama

    Barbara Fuchs, G.J. Racz

    “The comedia was the vibrant center of Spain’s Golden Age and this skillfully curated collection provides the reader with a superior introduction to its range and complexity. Gregary Racz’s delightful translations are complemented by Barbara Fuchs’ deep knowledge of the period to produce an essential primer for all students of early modern theater.” —ANNA MORE, University of Brasília

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  2. Book ImageOresteia

    Aeschylus, Joshua Billings, Oliver Taplin

    “This vivid and accessible translation captures the drama of Aeschylus’ poetry and the excitement of the action in performance.” —VICTORIA WOHL, University of Toronto

    “This critical edition provides a lavish and fulsome picture of ancient Greek tragedy’s most significant surviving document.” —JOHANNA HANINK, Brown University

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  3. Book ImageMedea

    Euripides, Sheila Murnaghan

    “A terrific new translation—Murnaghan’s Medea is both terrifying and sympathetic, an emotionally complex portrayal that leaves the reader no simple answers.” —Kirk Ormand, Oberlin College

    “This NCE will appeal to a wide range of teachers who are in search of an authoritative text of a play that is both highly provocative and in need of interpretive support.” —Michelle Zerba, Louisiana State University
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  4. Book ImageGeorg Büchner: The Major Works

    Georg Büchner, Henry Schmidt, Matthew Wilson Smith

    Few writers have transformed literature and theater so dramatically. Based on Henry J. Schmidt’s translations of The Hessian Messenger, Danton’s Death, Lenz, Leonce and Lena, and Woyzeck.More

  5. Book ImageModern and Contemporary Irish Drama

    John P. Harrington

    Second Edition

    Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama is the ideal focal point for the study of Irish literature and culture and, because of its many great twentieth-century works, for the study of drama more generally.More

  6. Book ImageTartuffe: A New Verse Translation

    Molière, Constance Congdon, Virginia Scott

    Widely hailed as the founder of the modern French comedy, and known to be a gifted actor, playwright, and patron of fellow actors, Molière was a towering presence in seventeenth-century France—and the scourge of its political and religious Establishment.More

  7. Book ImageThe Importance of Being Earnest

    Oscar Wilde, Michael Patrick Gillespie

    The text of this Norton Critical Edition of The Importance of Being Earnest is the established three-act version. Originally in four acts, Wilde shortened it to three at the urging of George Alexander, the owner of the St. James Theatre and first actor to play Jack Worthing. The play is accompanied by explanatory annotations and by an appendix of excised portions.More

  8. Book ImageAnton Chekhov's Selected Plays

    Anton Chekhov, Laurence Senelick

    Anton Chekhov revolutionized Russian theater through his inimitable portrayals of characters faced with complex moral dilemmas.More

  9. Book ImageIbsen's Selected Plays

    Henrik Ibsen, Brian Johnston

    Ibsen ascended to the first ranks of European writers in the late nineteenth century and has remained there ever since.More

  10. Book ImageDeath and the King's Horseman

    Wole Soyinka, Simon Gikandi

    This Norton Critical Edition of Death and the King's Horseman is the only student edition available in the United States. Based on events that took place in 1946 in the ancient Yoruban city of Oyo, Soyinka's acclaimed and powerful play addresses classic issues of cultural conflict, tragic decision-making, and the psychological mindsets of individuals and groups. The text of the play is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory annotations for the many allusions to traditional Nigerian myth and culture.More

  11. Book ImageGeorge Bernard Shaw's Plays

    George Bernard Shaw, Sandie Byrne

    Second Edition

    This collection presents a cross-section of Shaw's most important theater work—Mrs. Warren's Profession, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion.More

  12. Book ImageModern African Drama

    Biodun Jeyifo

    The first truly continentally representative collection of modern African drama in any language, this Norton Critical Edition includes plays from Egypt, Algeria, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya.More

  13. Book ImageYeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose

    William Butler Yeats, James Pethica

    This brand new collection, impeccably edited by James Pethica, presents a comprehensive selection of Yeats's major contributions in poetry, drama, prose fiction, autobiography, and criticism.More

  14. Book ImageFaust

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Walter Arndt, Cyrus Hamlin

    Second Edition

    Walter Arndt’s translation of Faust reproduces the sense of the German original and Goethe’s enormously varied metrics and rhyme schemes.More

  15. Book ImageEight Modern Plays

    Anthony Caputi

    This Norton Critical Edition presents some of the most important voices in modern drama and, through the inclusion of supporting materials, places each play in its proper intellectual, artistic, and historical context.More

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