Study Guides: Plays

We have a number of in-depth guides to classic plays. Discover some of the best plays and dramatic criticism ever written with our interesting guides to these texts spanning several millennia of theatre.

Shakespeare

Summary and analysis of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Summary and analysis of All’s Well That Ends Well

Summary and analysis of Hamlet

Summary and analysis of Henry V

Summary and analysis of King John

Summary and analysis of King Lear

Summary and analysis of Macbeth

Summary and analysis of Much Ado about Nothing

Summary and analysis of Othello

Summary and analysis of Richard III

Summary and analysis of Romeo and Juliet

Summary and analysis of The Tempest

Summary and analysis of Timon of Athens

Summary and analysis of Twelfth Night

Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot

T. S. Eliot

Murder in the Cathedral

Henrik Ibsen

A Doll’s House

Ghosts

Hedda Gabler

Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman

Tragedy and the Common Man

John Osborne

Look Back in Anger

Harold Pinter

The Caretaker

Luigi Pirandello

Six Characters in Search of an Author

George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion

Classical Playslysist

Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Aeschylus, The Persians

Aristophanes, Assemblywomen 

Aristophanes, The Frogs

Aristophanes, Lysistrata

Aristotle, Poetics

Euripides, Helen

Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis

Sophocles, Antigone

Sophocles, Oedipus the King