Included here are the complete texts of eight major plays by eightmajor playwrights: Henrik Ibsen "s The Wild Duck, Anton Chekhov "s ThreeSisters, George Bernard Shaw "s Candida, August Strindberg "s The GhostSonata, Luigi Pirandello "s Six Characters in Search of an Author,Eugene O "Neill "s Long Day "s Journey into Night, Bertolt Brecht "s MotherCourage and Her Children, and Samuel Beckett "s Happy Days. The most accurate and readable translations have been chosen for playsoriginally in foreign languages, including a new translation ofPirandello "s Six Characters in Search of an Author by Anthony Caputi,based on the definitive Italian text of 1925. Each play has been carefully annotated for the student reader ”foreignwords and phrases are translated, allusions beyond the range of generalknowledge are explained, and historical material is included as needed. A comprehensive "Backgrounds and Criticism" section provides supportingmaterials by each playwright represented ”letters, essays, authors "notes ”as well as a broad sampling of critical reviews andinterpretations for each play. A Selected Bibliography is also included.Caputi, Anthony F. is the author of 'Eight Modern Plays Authoritative Texts of the Wild Duck, Three Sisters, Candida, the Ghost Sonata, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Long Day'', published 1991 under ISBN 9780393960150 and ISBN 0393960153.