Many of history's greatest authors wrote for the theatre. Sophocles and Shakespeare are included in this extremely affordable group of plays. Students can nourish a deeper love of the performing arts as they read and perform these timeless pieces. These are all titles recommended in Laura Berquist Mother of Divine Grace curriculum syllabi.
Sold Out-The Tempest By William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s final play, containing his reflections on life, concerns Prospero, a philosophical old magician, and Miranda, his lovely daughter, who dwell in peaceful isolation on an enchanted island. When a shipwreck brings old enemies to shore, the stage is set for a masterly drama of comedy, romance, and reconciliation. (PB, 96pp. *LB Syllabus grade 7)
The Merchant of Venice By William Shakespeare
Blending Shakespeare's skills of weaving tragedy with comedy this drama of love, wealth and justice revolves around a Venetian moneylender's bargain with a young merchant for "a pound of flesh."
Macbeth By William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's classic drama of ambition, guilt and revenge centers on a Scottish nobleman who murders the king in order to succeed to the throne. Tortured by his conscience and fearful of discovery, he becomes fatally enmeshed in a web of treachery and deceit that spells his doom.
Antigone By Sophocles
Following the story line of his earlier tragedy, Oedipus Rex, Sophocles writes here of the fate that befalls the children of Oedipus. What becomes of Antigone when she defies her ruler and buries the body of her fallen brother?
Julius Caesar By Shakespeare
This is Shakespeare's classic history play of the plot to kill and overthrow Caesar. Will Mark Antony be able to avenge the death of his friend and king?
Sold Out-Henry V By Shakespeare
Will Henry V lead his English soldiers in a victory against France? Will the beautiful French princess agree to marry him? A wonderful play.