Plays Summaries

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, written sometime in the 1590s. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is […]

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The Tempest

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Tempest title_orig translator image image_caption author William Shakespeare illustrator cover_artist country England language English languageEnglish genre Drama, Play publisher release_date pages isbn “The Tempest”, written by William Shakespeare, embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe begins to explore and conquer the New World. Prospero, […]

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Death of a Salesman

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning play of 1949 is widely considered to a cornerstone of American letters. A caustic attack on the “American Dream” of materialism, Death of a Salesman is a three-act play (two acts and a “requiem”), centering on the main character, Willy Loman. At age sixty-three, Willy has been a traveling salesman […]

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Antigone

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book” name Antigone image image caption Cover of Fagles translation orig title Ἀντιγόνη author Sophocles translator Robert Fagles country Greece language Original: Ancient Greece Translated: English series The Three Theban Plays genre(s) Greek Tragedy publisher Penguin release date Original: <441 BC Translation: 1984 media type Play pages 432 isbn 9780140444254 preceded_by Oedipus at Colonus […]

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The Crucible

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“infobox Book “ name The Crucible image image caption Penguin Classics edition author Arthur Miller country America language English language genre(s) Social issues publisher Penguin release date 1953 media type Paperback pages 143 isbn 0142437336 The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play written in 1953 during the time of McCarthyism, when the US government blacklisted accused […]

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Othello

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book” name Othello title_orig translator image image_caption author William Shakespeare illustrator cover_artist country language English series subject genre publisher release_date english_release_date media_type pages isbn preceded_by followed_by Othello opens in the stately city of Venice, a worldwide hub for trade and commerce. The first characters introduced are Iago, an ensign denied promotion by Othello, and […]

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Bodas de Sangre (english)

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Bodas de Sangre centers around the struggle of Leonardo, a man who is married and has one child, with another to be born soon, but who is still in love with his ex-girlfriend of 3 years. He even rides his horse so hard that everyone has noticed, and his “suegra” tells him that he will […]

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Much ado about nothing

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Written by William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy. Set during Medieval times, it is also, essentially, a love story. Young Count Claudio has returned from war, and meets the lovely Hero, daughter of the man Claudio is staying with. He asks her to marry him, and she consents. But the night before […]

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Romeo and Juliet

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book “ name Romeo and Juliet image image caption Folger Shakespeare Library Edition author William Shakespeare country England language English genre Tragedy, Love publisher Simon & Schuster release date 1597 media type Paperback pages 301 isbn 0743477111 The play begins with a large fight between the Capulets and the Montagues, two prestigious families in […]

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Macbeth

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

“Infobox Book “ name Macbeth image image_caption Cover of Updated Edition author William Shakespeare country England language English genre Tragedy publisher Folger Shakespeare Library release_date 1606 media_type play pages 249 isbn 0743477103 The play opens with Macbeth and Banquo, two of the Scottish King Duncan’s generals, returning from battle when they encounter three witches in […]

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