Find Drama for Students articles and WSA Library books with plays written by the playwrights listed below, from these countries:
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Writers with plays in the WSA library are marked with:
Bertolt Brecht ( 1898 - 1956 )
Antonio Buero Vallejo ( 1916 - 2000 )
Pedro Calderón de la Barca ( 1600 - 1681 )
Josef Čapek (1887 - 1948 )
Karel Čapek ( 1890 - 1938 )
Jan de Hartog ( 1914 - 2002 )
Dario Fo ( 1926 - )
Max Frisch ( 1911 - 1991 )
Natalia Ginzburg ( 1916 - 1991 )
Carlo Goldoni ( 1707 - 1793 )
Václav Havel ( 1936 - 2011 )
Hugo von Hofmannsthal ( 1874 - 1929 )
Henrik Ibsen ( 1828 - 1906 )
Federico García Lorca ( 1898 - 1936 )
Luigi Pirandello ( 1867 - 1936 )
August Strindberg ( 1849 - 1912 )
Peter Weiss ( 1916 - 1982 )
Includes 'Protest' by Václav Havel: Ferdinand Vanek, the eternal dissident, is approached by a friend whose future son-in-law, a song writer/singer and member of an opposition party, has been arrested. Vanek is asked to formulate a protest resolution, collect signatures and activate interest abroad so that his friend can save his pregnant daughter's intended spouse without endangering his comfortable middle class existence.
Includes 'Largo Desolato' by Václav Havel: A vivid and terrifying portrait of the writer in a totalitarian state. Professor Leopold Nettles is the author of a book that contains a troublesome paragraph. Accused of disturbing the intellectual peace, he is pressed by the government to deny what he has written. Internal demons join the external ones torturing the professor.
Includes 'A Doll's House' by Henrik Ibsen: A drama of marriage and the individual that portrays a controlling husband Torvald Helmer and his wife Nora, a submissive young woman who, when their idealized homelife collapses, comes to the realization that she must finally close the door on her husband, children, and life in "a doll's house" in order to find and live as her true self.