Drama is life with the dull bits cut out

The Lower Depths: A Drama in Four Acts

Maksim Gorky

In the cellar of a small boarding house, thin boards partition off the room of Vaska, a young thief. In the kitchen live Kvashnya (Dough), a vendor of meat pies, the decrepit Baron, and the streetwalker Nastya. Other lodgers sleep in bunks in the sam...

The Power of Darkness

Lev Tolstoy

The Power of Darkness is a five-act drama by Leo Tolstoy. Written in 1886, the play's production was forbidden in Russia until 1902, mainly through the influence of Konstantin Pobedonostsev. In spite of the ban, the play was unofficially produced and...


Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life.



Socrates is a 1759 French play in three acts written by Voltaire. It is set in Ancient Greece during the events just before the trial and death of Greek philosopher Socrates. It is heavy with satire specifically at government authority and organized...

Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare

 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a history play and tragedy by William Shakespeare first performed in 1599. It is one of several plays written by Shakespeare based on true events from Roman history, such as Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra.


William Shakespeare

Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.


William Shakespeare

Othello is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro by Cinthio, first published in 1565. The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the...

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde, who passed away at the age of 46, fit many works in his short life. Oscar has produced various works in poetry, fairy tales, essays and playwrights. Oscar Wilde is generally recognized as a theater writer. Oscar's "An Ideal Husband" has...

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Rome and Juliet is the greatest love story history has ever seen. Two honorable families play the leading roles in this love story. However, this family is hostile to each other. The family's children are in love with each other. It is a unique l...

Les Misérables

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo's unforgettable work, Les Misérables, tells the story of a peasant stealing bread, Jean Valjean. Famous writer Victor Hugo takes readers to the uprising of 1832 and introduces the dirty streets of Paris in this book. Written with a...