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3 Great Tradgens

Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides

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Every Man

example of medeval morality play

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Aeschylus

The Persians (only existing play based on historical events), Oresteia trilogy: Agamemnon, The Libation-Bearers and The Furies (only existing trilogy)[one of 3 tragedian] 525-456 BC

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Sophocles

Antigone and Oedipus Rex (fought at marathon)[one of 3 tragedian] 496-406 BC

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Euripides

Bacchae [one of 3 tragedians] 480-406 BC

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Aristophanes

Old Comedian Lysistrata 448-388 BC

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Menander

Founder of New Comedy 342-292 BC

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Plautus

Roman Comic, dramatist 251-184 BC

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Terence

Roman Comic, dramatist 185-159 BC

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Chistopher Marlowe

The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus (Could have written Shakespeare) 1564-930 AD

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William Shakespear

1564-1616 AD

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere

Le Tartuffe (father of modern Comedy) 1622-73

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John Dryden

English poet, dramatist 1631-1700

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Johann con Goethe

Faust 1749-1832

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Aleksandr Pushkin

Boris Godunov 1799-1837

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Henrik Ibsen

Norwegian A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, and Master Builder 1828-1906

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Oscar Wilde

Irish The Importance of Being Earnest 1854-1900

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George Bernard Shaw

Irish Arms and the Man, Man and Superman, and Pygmalion 1856-1950

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Eugene O'Neill

The Hairy Ape, The Iceman Cometh, Mourning Becomes Electra, Long Day's Journey into Night 1888-1953

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T. S. Eliot

Murder in the Cathehdral 1888-1965

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Thorton Wilder

Our Town and the Skin of Our Teeth 1897-1975

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Bertolt Brecht

The Three-Penny Opera 1898-1956

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Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot 1906-89

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Tennessee Williams

The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1911-83

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Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman 1915-

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Edward Albee

The Zoo Story and Who's Afraid off Virginia Woolf? 1928-

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Tom Stoppard

Rosencranz and Guildenstern Are Dead 1937-