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Eric Bentley

Eric Bentley

·3.81·18,202 Ratings
“ How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ” ― Anne Frank
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  • Naked Masks: Five Plays

    ·4.11·307 Ratings
    This special one-volume edition features five great plays by one of the most celebrated and fascinating dramatists of the twentieth century.Pirandello, awarded the Nobel Prize in 1934, was the playwright par excellence of the conflict between illusion and
  • Spring's Awakening

    ·3.81·3,160 Ratings
    Spring's Awakening is a tragi-comedy of teenage sex. Its fourteen-year-old heroine, Wendla, is killed by abortion pills. The young Moritz, terrorized by the world around him, and especially by his teachers, shoots himself. The ending seems likely to be th
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle

    ·3.79·3,804 Ratings
    Few authors have had such a dramatic effect as Bertolt Brecht. His work has helped to shape a generation of writers, theatergoers, and thinkers. His plays are studied worldwide as texts that changed the face of theater.The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a para
  • Galileo

    ·3.72·4,625 Ratings
    Considered by many to be one of Brecht's masterpieces, Galileo explores the question of a scientist's social and ethical responsibility, as the brilliant Galileo must choose between his life and his life's work when confronted with the demands of the Inqu
  • The Good Woman of Setzuan

    ·3.71·3,544 Ratings
    In 1952, Hannah Arendt hailed Bertolt Brecht as "beyond a doubt the greatest living German poet and possibly the greatest living European playwright." His plays, widely taught and studied, are searing critiques of civilizations run amok.During the thirtie
  • Plays by George Bernard Shaw

    ·4.25·69 Ratings
    1898. Most of Shaw's early plays were either banned by the censor or refused production. With Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant he sought a reading audience. He also began the practice of writing the challenging, mocking, eloquent prefaces to his plays, whic
  • La Ronde

    ·3.69·393 Ratings
    Schnitzler explores human sexual behavior in a series of ten vignettes of couples preparing for romantic interludes and assignations.
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