Discovering Great Plays: As Literature and as Philosophy by Leonard Peikoff


Discovering Great Plays provides the ability to understand, judge, and savor the values offered by great drama. Readers will discover plot-theme as the key to a play; Antigone as a great heroine; Iago as the blackest villain in literature; the Cornelian hero; Schiller’s Grand Inquisitor scene as the most dramatic and philosophic in all theater; Ibsen and Ayn Rand’s Howard Roark; Shaw’s genius in presenting the genius against society; and Cyrano de Bergerac by Rostand.

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