Plays Summaries

Hamlet

  • Last updated on April 8, 2021

“infobox Book “ name Hamlet image image caption Cambridge School of Shakespeare Edition author William Shakespeare country England language English genre Shakespearean Tragedy publisher Cambridge University Press release date 1609 media type Play pages 289 isbn 0521618746 Outside Elsinore Castle in Denmark, a ghost has begun haunting the night. The ghost bears a striking resemblance […]

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The Sisters Rosensweig

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Book” Title The Sisters Rosensweig Link http://www.enotes.com/sisters-rosensweig Author Wasserstein, Wendy The Sisters Rosensweig is a play focusing on Jewish themes, and was written by Wendy Wasserstein. The play first opened in April 1992 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. It premiered off-Broadway in a Lincoln Center Theater production at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater on October 22, 1992, and closed on February […]

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12 Angry Men

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Twelve Angry Men is a 1954 teleplay written by Reginald Rose for the Studio One anthology television series. Initially staged as a CBS live production on 20 September 1954, the drama was later rewritten for the stage in 1955 under the same title and again for a feature film, 12 Angry Men (1957). The episode […]

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Life of Galileo

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Life of Galileo (in German: Leben des Galilei) is a play written by the German dramatist Bertold Brecht, of which exist many versions and revisions. The most important ones were written in the years 1938-1939 (Danish version), 1943-1945 (American version) and 1956 (Berliner version). The work tells about Galileo Galilei’s life. Summary Act 1 Act […]

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A Raisin in the Sun

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name A Raisin in the Sun image image caption Random House cover author Lorraine Hansberry country America language English language genre(s) Social issues publisher Random House release date 1959 media type Paperback pages 162 isbn 0375508333 A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in […]

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The Miracle Worker

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

The Miracle Worker is a cycle of 20th century dramatic works derived from Helen Keller’s autobiography The Story of My Life. Each of the various dramas describe the relationship between Keller — a deafblind and initially almost feral child — and Anne Sullivan, the teacher who introduced her to education, activism, and international celebrity. Its […]

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Twelfth Night

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, based on the short story “Of Apolonius and Silla” by Barnabe Riche. It is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The main title is believed […]

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Tis Pity She’s a Whore

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Tis Pity She’s a Whore‘ is a tragedy written by John Ford. It was likely first performed between 1629 and 1633, by Queen Henrietta’s Men at the Cockpit Theatre. The play was first published in 1633, in a quarto printed by Nicholas Okes for the bookseller Richard Collins. Ford dedicated the play to John Mordaunt, […]

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The House of Bernarda Alba

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

The House of Bernarda Alba (La casa de Bernarda Alba) is a play by the Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. Along with Blood Wedding and Yerma it forms Lorca’s ‘Rural Trilogy’. Lorca’s last play, it was completed on June 19, 1936, several months before Lorca’s execution, and first performed in 1945. The play centers on […]

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