When King Leontes grows jealous of his wife's innocent affection for his best friend, he abandons her to prison. To his dismay, he soon learns of her death. And thus begins his long journey to forgiveness.
The play is famous for its two-part structure: the first three acts enact a mini-tragedy and occur in wintery Sicilia, while the second half of the play occurs sixteen years later in Bohemia during the summer festival.
The Winter' Tale features both the emotional depth of King Lear and the raw comedy and rude mechanicals of A Midsummer Night' Dream.
First performed in 1952, The Crucible may reasonably be described as one of the most profound plays of the post-war world. It is the story of the Salem witch hunt of 1692. Arthur Miller draws parallels between this event and the Mc Carthyism that gripped America in the 1950s and which he himself was caught up in.
In this classic parable of communal hysteria, Miller depicts a society in which positive evil is unleashed, taking the form of the persecution of minority groups and the interference of the State in the conscience of the individual.
They can make or ruin your night out on the town just by lifting their arm. Will the hand attached beckon you inside? Or will it halt you with flat palm, turning you away?
Whatever the outcome you know you don't want to mess with them.
But did you ever give any thought to the lives these gruff men lead? The things they see, the worries they have, and the fantasies they lose themselves in?
The hit Broadway play by Neil Simon, “Barefoot In The Park” follows the lives of newlyweds Paul and Corrie Bratter as they adjust to married life in a tiny Greenwich Village apartment. Paul is a buttoned-down, “Straight as an Arrow” lawyer, who's wound a little too tight, while Corrie is an effervescent free spirit who won't let anything disturb her romantic bliss.
"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."
When Ernest Worthing reveals he has been living a double life, he unleashes a chain of events which results in his two worlds coming crashing together; unexpectedly and hilariously!
Wilde's timeless wit is preserved in this trivial comedy for serious people'. For over a century audiences have revelled in its mistaken identities, domineering parents, young lovers and cucumber sandwiches.
In a bungalow in a forest in Essex lives Mrs Bramson, a fussy hypochondriac. She pays her niece Olivia a small salary to act as her companion and the household also includes her cook, Mrs Terence, and her maid Dora. When Dora gets pregnant, Mrs Bramson is determined to get the boyfriend to marry her. At the same time, a woman disappears from a nearby hotel.
Dark of the Moon, set in America's Appalachian Mountains in the 1930's, has a Romeo and Juliet theme telling the story of two star-crossed lovers. Instead of the Montagues and Capulets, the conflict is between the humans of Buck Creek and the supernatural world of witches. Witch Boy John falls in love with Barbara Allen, a beautiful human, the lovers desire only to love each other and live a happy simple life, but they are caught between the opposing worlds.