Plays

Hecyra: The Mother-In-Law

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Terence


Terence's six plays are comedies written while he was a slave to a Roman senator. NOTE: the main plot elements in Hecyra are quite unaccepta…

Amphitryon

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Molière


"The history of Amphitryon and Alcmene, or rather the myth of the birth of Hercules, is certainly very old, and is to be found in the l…

The Gay Lord Quex

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Arthur Wing Pinero


Lord Quex, after a life of philandering, has decided to reform and marry. But he is not believed, particularly by the guardian of his intend…

The Inconstant

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George Farquhar


Subtitled "The Way to Win Him:, this play is placed in Paris - a change from many others of Farquhar's plays which used English setting…

The Constant Couple

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George Farquhar


George Farquhar, the author of this comedy, was the son of a clergyman in the north of Ireland. He was born in the year 1678, discovered an …

Andria: or, The Fair Andrian

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Terence


Pamphilus wants to marry a woman different than his father has chosen for him. Add in paternal scheming, death bed promises, shipwreck, and …

Madame Pepita

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Gregorio Martínez Sierra


Madame Pepita is a dressmaker in Madrid with an inherited fortune and a secret. So naturally she worries about the motivations of the suitor…

Lady Frederick, a Comedy in Three Acts

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W. Somerset Maugham


Lady Frederick is a comedy by the British writer W. Somerset Maugham, written early in his career. The play was first seen in London in 1907…

One-Act Play Collection 012

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Various


Here are 10 One Act Plays for your enjoyment. They range from a 1659 farce by Moliere to a 1896 play by Fuller with early LGBT content; a Gi…

Monsieur De Pourceaugnac

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Molière


'Monsieur de Pourceaugnac', acted on October 6, 1669, is nothing but a farce. But Molière excels in farce as well as in higher comedy…

The Bores

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Molière


Moliere: "Never was any Dramatic performance so hurried as this; and it is a thing, I believe, quite new, to have a comedy planned, fin…

Crossings: A Fairy Play

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Walter De La Mare


Under the terms of a will, the Wildersham children have to relocate from the family house in the city to "Crossings" in the countr…

Belinda: An April Folly in Three Acts

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A. A. Milne


Come, join us on a lovely April afternoon in Devonshire for a breezy frolic in comedy. Milne's light-hearted romance is sure to make you chu…

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

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D. H. Lawrence


Mrs. Holroyd is married to a loutish miner, who drinks, apparently patronizes prostitutes, and apparently brutalizes her. When a gentlemanly…

Gruach

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Gordon Bottomley


Gordon Bottomley's verse drama in two scenes is a prequel to Shakespeare's Macbeth. He provides Lady Macbeth with a name - Gruach - and imag…

Doctor Johnson: A Play

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A. Edward Newton


The life of Doctor Johnson, told in his own words and (mostly) those of others around him. "Anyone with a teaspoonful of imagination ca…

Heautontimorumenos; the Self-Tormentor

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Terence


Terence's six plays are comedies written while he was a slave to a Roman senator. In this one, a severe father compels his son Clinia, in lo…

One-Act Play Collection 016

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Various


Here, in our 16th collection, are 10 One Act Plays for your enjoyment. They range from Moliere to Jane Austen, from Comedy to Tragedy, all i…

Sir Harry Wildair

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George Farquhar


This sequel to the Jubilee [The Constant Couple, or A Trip to the Jubilee] appeared at Drury Lane in 1701, and was almost as popular as its …

The "Mind The Paint" Girl

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Arthur Wing Pinero


Another Pinero play from the early 1900s. With a social message about the effects of stardom on the star as well as those that love them. &q…

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