Tag Archives: European/General

The Seagull

by Tom Stoppard

“A play that might have been written a hundred days instead of a hundred years ago.” —New York Times

Rhinoceros and Other Plays

by Eugene Ionesco

“With outrageous comedy, Ionesco attacks the most serious subjects: blind conformity and totalitarianism, despair and death.” —The New York Times

The Visit (Agee translation)

by Friedrich Durrenmatt

Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s most renown play, The Visit, is a consummate, alarming Dürrenmatt blend of hilarity, horror, and vertigo.

The Ubu Plays

by Alfred Jarry

“One of the epock-making scandals of Western theater. . . . Ubu’s appetite is for power. He represents the apocalyptic slob, the roaring, grasping…

The Threepenny Opera

by Bertolt Brecht

A reissue of Bertolt Brecht’s classic play, including Brecht’s Notes and an introduction by the great actress and chanteuse Lotte Lenya.

Temptation

by Vaclav Havel

In his most challenging work to date, Czech playwright Václav Havel has given the Faust legend of Mephistopheles a provocative twist.

Surreal Lives

by Ruth Brandon

“Surrealism is now associated more with whimsy than with the lacerating and uncanny effects first sought by the French poets who first formulated its…

The Screens

by Jean Genet

“Only a true poet, a man possessed of verbally imagined artistry, could write such a play as The Screens. . . . [It] reveals…

Pirandello’s Henry IV

by Luigi Pirandello

‘stoppard in his new pared-down, updated, and racily colloquial adaptation, finds both the intellectual rigor and the dramatic momentum and presents us with a…

The Physicists (Agee translation)

by Friedrich Durrenmatt

The Physicists is a provocative and darkly comic satire about life in modern times, by one of Europe’s foremost dramatists.