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Oresteia Agamemnon, the Libation Bearers, the Eumenides, Aeschylus
1 Aeschylus Oresteia Agamemnon, the Libation Bearers, the Eumenides
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1953 0226307786 / 9780226307787 Paperback Good 
Stamped on bottom "USED BOOK." Inside cover page includes some markings. Text includes a few underlines. ; The Complete Greek Tragedies; Translated and with An Introduction by Richmond Lattimore

The Oresteia by Aeschylus, the only extant trilogy among the Greek tragedies, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. Beginning with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and continuing through Orestes' murder of Clytemnestra in Libation Bearers and his acquittal at Athena's court in Eumenides, the trilogy traces the evolution of justice in human society from blood vengeance to the rule of law. The story of the house of Atreus is a tale of incest, adultery, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and political intrigue. It is also a story in which human action is simultaneously willed and determined. 
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Euripides I Alcestis; the Medea; the Heracleidae; Hippolytus, Euripides
2 Euripides Euripides I Alcestis; the Medea; the Heracleidae; Hippolytus
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1955-1959. 0226307808 / 9780226307800 Paperback Fair 
Highlighting throughout text. "USED BOOK" stamped on bottom. ; Edited by David Greene and Richard Lattimore, with an introduction by Richmond Lattimore.

This volume contains the following tragedies by Euripides:

1. Alcestis, translated by Richmond Lattimore

2. The Medea, translated by Rex Warner

3. The Heracleidae, translated by Ralph Gladstone

4. Hippolytus, translated by David Grene 
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Peg of My Heart: A Comedy of Youth, Manners, J.
3 Manners, J. Peg of My Heart: A Comedy of Youth
New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1913 Hardcover Fair 
Peg O' My Heart was most famously performed as a play on Broadway, followed by a long run in London, starring the author's wife Laurette Taylor. The British-born playwright then wrote the silent screen play for the book, in which his wife also appeared. 
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Doctor Faustus, Marlowe, Christopher
4 Marlowe, Christopher Doctor Faustus
New York A Signet Classic 1969 0451515021 / 9780451515025 Paperback Fair in Fair dust jacket 
Notations made in pen throughout text of play, ; Signet Classics; Doctor Faustus was probably written in 1592, although the exact date of its composition is uncertain, since it was not published until a decade later. The idea of an individual selling his or her soul to the devil for knowledge is an old motif in Christian folklore, one that had become attached to the historical persona of Johannes Faustus, a disreputable astrologer who lived in Germany sometime in the early 1500s. The immediate source of Marlowe’s play seems to be the anonymous German work Historia von D. Iohan Fausten of 1587, which was translated into English in 1592, and from which Marlowe lifted the bulk of the plot for his drama. Although there had been literary representations of Faust prior to Marlowe’s play, Doctor Faustus is the first famous version of the story. 
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Julius Caesar, Shakespeare, William
5 Shakespeare, William Julius Caesar
New York Dover Publications 1991 0486268764 / 9780486268767 Unabridged Edition Paperback Fair 
Ex-Library; Based on Plutarch's account of the lives of Brutus, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony, Julius Caesar was the first of Shakespeare's Roman history plays. Presented for the first time in 1599, the play reveals the great dramatist's consummate ability to explore and express the most profound human emotions and instincts. So clearly and urgently does it impact its insights into history and human behavior, Julius Caesar is traditionally among the first of Shakespeare's plays to be studied at the secondary-school level.

In addition to its compelling insights into the human condition, Julius Caesar is also superb drama, as Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators hatch a plot to overthrow Caesar, dictator of Rome. After Caesar is assassinated, Mark Antony cleverly turns the crowd against the conspirators in one of the most famous speeches in literature. In the civil war that follows, the forces of Mark Antony and Octavius Caesar eventually win out over the armies of Cassius and Brutus. Humiliated and desperate, both conspirators choose to end their lives. These tragic events unfold in a riveting dramatic spectacle that also raises profound questions about power, government, ethics, and loyalty. 
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6 Shakespeare, William Julius Caesar
New York Dover Publications 1991 0486268764 / 9780486268767 Paperback Fair 
Lots of notes throughout in pencil and pen. ; Based on Plutarch's account of the lives of Brutus, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony, Julius Caesar was the first of Shakespeare's Roman history plays. Presented for the first time in 1599, the play reveals the great dramatist's consummate ability to explore and express the most profound human emotions and instincts. So clearly and urgently does it impact its insights into history and human behavior, Julius Caesar is traditionally among the first of Shakespeare's plays to be studied at the secondary-school level. In addition to its compelling insights into the human condition, Julius Caesar is also superb drama, as Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators hatch a plot to overthrow Caesar, dictator of Rome. After Caesar is assassinated, Mark Antony cleverly turns the crowd against the conspirators in one of the most famous speeches in literature. In the civil war that follows, the forces of Mark Antony and Octavius Caesar eventually win out over the armies of Cassius and Brutus. Humiliated and desperate, both conspirators choose to end their lives. These tragic events unfold in a riveting dramatic spectacle that also raises profound questions about power, government, ethics, and loyalty.

Now this great tragedy is available in this inexpensive edition, complete and unabridged with explanatory footnotes. 
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7 Shakespeare, William Julius Caesar
New York Dover Publications 1991 0486268764 / 9780486268767 Paperback Fair 
Lots of notes throughout in pencil and pen. ; Based on Plutarch's account of the lives of Brutus, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony, Julius Caesar was the first of Shakespeare's Roman history plays. Presented for the first time in 1599, the play reveals the great dramatist's consummate ability to explore and express the most profound human emotions and instincts. So clearly and urgently does it impact its insights into history and human behavior, Julius Caesar is traditionally among the first of Shakespeare's plays to be studied at the secondary-school level. In addition to its compelling insights into the human condition, Julius Caesar is also superb drama, as Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators hatch a plot to overthrow Caesar, dictator of Rome. After Caesar is assassinated, Mark Antony cleverly turns the crowd against the conspirators in one of the most famous speeches in literature. In the civil war that follows, the forces of Mark Antony and Octavius Caesar eventually win out over the armies of Cassius and Brutus. Humiliated and desperate, both conspirators choose to end their lives. These tragic events unfold in a riveting dramatic spectacle that also raises profound questions about power, government, ethics, and loyalty.

Now this great tragedy is available in this inexpensive edition, complete and unabridged with explanatory footnotes. 
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Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare, William
8 Shakespeare, William Merchant of Venice
New York Gramercy 1994 051710122X / 9780517101223 Hardcover As New 
Illustrated Shakespeare; An illustrated gift edition of one of the bard's most famous plays is handsomely bound with illustrated endpapers, a ribbon marker, and a three-piece case and includes sixteen color illustrations and black-and-white drawings.

Bassanio, a Venetian nobleman with financial difficulties, wishes to compete for the hand of Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, in order to restore his fortune. 
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The Tempest, Shakespeare, William
9 Shakespeare, William The Tempest
Bantam Books Toronto 1988 0553213075 / 9780553213072 Paperback Fair 
Edited by David Bevington; David Scott Kastan, James Hammersmith, and Robert Kean Turner, associate editors; with a foreword by Joseph Papp

This joyous play, the last comedy of Shakespeare's career, sums up his stagecraft with a display of seemingly effortless skill. Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, living on an enchanted island, has the opportunity to punish and forgive his enemies when he raises a tempest that drives them ashore—as well as to forestall a rebellion, to arrange the meeting of his daughter, Miranda, with an eminently suitable young prince, and, more important, to relinquish his magic powers in recognition of his advancing age. Richly filled with music and magic, romance and comedy, the play's theme of love and reconciliation offers a splendid feast for the senses and the heart. 
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The Oedipus Cycle Oedipus Rex, Oedipus At Colonus, Antigone, Sophocles
10 Sophocles The Oedipus Cycle Oedipus Rex, Oedipus At Colonus, Antigone
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1977 0156838389 / 9780156838382 Paperback Very Good 
English versions of Sophocles’ three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. 
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