Eight Great Comedies Author:Shakespeare Here for the first time in one inexpensive volume are the complete texts of eight of the world's greatest plays,masterful examples of the comic view of life in drama. — This outstanding treasury of great reading includes the bawdy humor of Machiavelli's "Mandragola"; — the poignant, searching wit of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"; the ironic social comme... more »nt of Shaw's "Arms and the Man"...and a new translation of Moliere's satire, "The Miser," which the editors have prepared especially for this book.
Accompanied by the provocative essays which define and explore the spirit, the structure ,and the meaning of comedy,this unique volume is an ideal companion to the editor's already published collection,
Eight Great Tragedies. "A remarkably rich and stimulating volume....A unique blending of emotional and intellectual experience.« less