Drama Classics Books
The Classic book The Tempest by William Shakespeare. One of the Bard’s last plays, it is mostly set on a deserted island where the crew of a shipwreck find themselves stranded after a large storm. There they encounter a wizard, Prospero, monsters, spirits and more. While listed as a comedy it...
The Classic book King Lear by William Shakespeare. In this tragedy, the aging King Lear, takes counsel from his 3 daughters. Two are flattering and manipulative liars. One is honest. Unfortunately, the King falls for the flattery resulting in dire consequences.
The Classic book The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Shylock is a Jewish moneylender. Antonio is a merchant in Venice. When Antonio defaults on a payment to Shylock, Portia, a wealthy young woman must come to his aid. While the play can be romantic, it is most memorable for its drama.
The Classic book The Crucible by Arthur Miller. This play uses the Salem witch trials, as comparisons to the McCarthy government which “hunted” down suspect communists in the USA. Miller himself was even questioned and convicted under similar circumstances.
Categorized as a comedy, this play tells the story of Rosalind who flees to the Forest of Arden after a family fiasco. There she meets one of Shakespeare most famous characters: Jaques who gave famous lines like “All the world’s a stage.”
The Classic book Kangaroo by D.H. Lawrence. Publishers in 1923, this is D.H. Lawrence’s eight book. The story center’s around a visit to Australia by an English Writer and hi wife. While a work of fiction, many claim it is soundly based on D.H. Lawrence’s, personal travel experiences in New...