Plays

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.
The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher") assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." The house...

26.09.2016

Maşinăria Cehov. Nina sau despre fragilitatea pescăruşilor împăiaţi
Scrisoare către CehovDragă Anton Pavlovici,Sunt ani de zile de cînd încerc să vă trimit această scrisoare pentru a vă spune că fascinaţia pe care o exersaţi asupra mea este cu...

07.08.2017

Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida
Enthusiastically anticipated as the latest Disney stage production, following the astounding success of Julie Taymor's breakthrough production of The Lion King, Aida is certain to be a hit. Celebrated songwriter Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice...

22.11.2013

The Cherokee Night and Other Plays
Special Limited Edition leatherbound hardcoverThe author of numerous plays and film scripts, including Green Grow the Lilacs, later made into the hit musical Oklahoma!, Lynn Riggs (18991954) is recognized as one of...

04.06.2017

Flower Drum Song
Book and lyrics of the Broadway musical based on the novel The Flower Drum Song by C.Y. Lee.

01.01.2014

Sanford Meisner on Acting
This book, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an acting class of eight men and eight women for fifteen months, beginning with the most rudimentary exercises and ending with affecting and polished scenes from contemporary American...

23.05.2017

La sauvage
Nearly all of Anouilh's tragedies (the pièces noires) have the same central structure. The heroine, who's a strange mixture of purity and depravity, is faced with the choice between happiness and unhappiness; the second choice often...

08.04.2018

The Plain Dealer
Spoilers, here.This is a later Restoration play, and not one of my favorites. I've read others by Wycherly, such as the Country Wife, that I remember liking much better than this one. It's the man tests woman by leaving her lots of money...

31.05.2014

Valley Song
Fugard, Athol. VALLEY SONG. (1996). ****. I’m not sure this is great theater, but it is certainly a good story well told. There are three characters in this play, but one actor plays two roles: The Author and Abraam Jonkers. The other role is...

06.12.2016

The Gingham Dog - Acting Edition
Gloria and Vincent, a once happily married couple, are suffering through the first days of their separation. Vincent has decided to move out, and as they divide their possessions amidst the mutual recriminations and accusations, their tolerance...

26.03.2016

The Love of the Nightingale
tw: rape, infanticide, mutilationA feminist retelling of the Ovidian myth of Procne, Philomela, and Tereus. Wertenbaker did a wonderful job with developing the themes of silence, truth, love, and justice. Surprisingly, she even managed to...

10.02.2017

Dollhouse
Nora seems to have it all: a successful husband, three adorable children, and a beautiful home in the tony Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. But what looks like the perfect life is woefully incomplete, propped up by dark secrets and bitter...

20.12.2017

Of Mice and Men & The Moon is Down
Steinbeck's theatrical adaptations of two of his most powerful short novels, now together in one volume A unique treat for Steinbeck fans, this volume includes two extraordinary plays from a master of American literature....

10.08.2014

Faust I
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) es el escritor más polifacético y prolífico de las letras alemanas. Aficionado a la investigación científica, desempeñó también cargos políticos y administrativos...

23.12.2014

Top Girls
The dialectic of Top Girls is wide-ranging, covering universal dilemmas facing women, but focuses on  major themes of contemporary life. The critique of feminist ambitions is a clear central theme and Churchill's selection of women from...

25.09.2017

Three Vanek Plays
Václav Havel was a Czech playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician. He was the tenth and last President of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and the first President of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). He wrote over twenty plays and numerous...

09.01.2018

Bedroom Farce A Comedy In Two Acts
Bedroom Farce is a fantastically funny Ayckbourn comedy, full of shockingly believable characters behaving in a plausibly ridiculous fashion. I recently played Malcolm Newton in an amateur production of the show, and thoroughly enjoyed showing the...

15.07.2017

SLUT
"SLUT is truthful, raw, and immediate! Experience this play and witness what American young women live with everyday."—Gloria SteinemRemember the slut at your school? Whether used as a slur or reclaimed as an expression...

12.11.2017

Betrayed
Millions of Iraqis, spanning the country’s religious and ethnic spectrum, welcomed the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. But the mostly young men and women who embraced America’s project so enthusiastically that they were prepared to risk their lives for...

25.05.2017

Collected Plays and Writings on Theater
Tender, beguiling, suffused with feeling and wit, the remarkable plays of Thornton Wilder occupy a unique place in American culture. His most celebrated play, Our Town, has achieved iconic status as an expression of the spirit and pathos of...

26.06.2018

Present Laughter [With Earbuds]
A gallery of friends, lovers, relatives and theatre acolytes sparkle around stage star Garry Essendine like bubbles in fine champagne. While Garry struggles to plan his upcoming trip to Africa, his elegant London flat is invaded by a love struck...

27.11.2016

Bury The Dead
"ثورة الموتى " أو "ادفنوا الموتى "من روائع...

23.10.2014

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies Each edition includes: • printed version of the play•Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play•Scene-by-scene plot summaries•A key...

16.06.2016

The Collected Plays, Vol. 1
Winner of the Nobel Prize for LiteratureIn the words of his translator, Ron Jenkins: "The Nobel committee's decision to honor Fo as a master of literature is a historic tribute to the theatre, which is still viewed by many...

20.08.2016

Night Must Fall
In a bungalow in a forest in Essex lives Mrs Bramson, a fussy hypochondriac. She pays her niece Olivia a small salary to act as her companion and the household also includes her cook, Mrs Terence, and her maid Dora. When Dora gets pregnant, Mrs...

18.09.2016

Snow Angel
(from back cover) When the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vermont is hit by the biggest blizzard in 107 years, a mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search. What...

15.07.2014

Andre's Mother and Other Short Plays
HIDDEN AGENDAS is a satirical look at nonprofit arts institutions that depend on the various whims of their subscribers wishes, the beneficence of the National Endowment for the Arts, charitable patrons and the passing fashions of the times. (13 men...

17.06.2016

Collected Stories
I'd really like to see this performed (though it turns out that I would have a hard time playing either part in this work). I didn't realize this was a two-person performance. What struck me most is that it was a window (I assume accurate) into a...

11.09.2015

The intruder
Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard comte Maeterlinck était un poète, traducteur et écrivain flamand d'expression française. Il reçut le prix Prix Nobel de littérature en 1911. 02.02.2018

Dealer's Choice
Dealer's Choice premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in 1995 and subsequently transferred to the West End. It won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and, the Writers' Guild for Best West End Play."An...

03.03.2014

The Garden Party and Other Plays
Gathered together here for the first time are seven plays that span Havel's career from his early days at the Theater of the Balustrade through the Prague Spring, Charter 77, and the repeated imprisonments that made Havel's name into a rallying cry...

09.08.2017

Mr. Universe
George Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Playwright; Bryan Prize for Drama by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In this collection, critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley reveals his great gifts as a playwright in four powerful,...

19.11.2013

The Tinker s Wedding (1911)
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger PublishingA AcentsAcentsa A-Acentsa Acentss Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this...

25.12.2016

Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell
Waterhouse's homage to the late Bernard. The play - largely a monologue, is set in the Coach and Horses pub in Soho, where the protagonist has been locked in overnight after falling asleep. The title refers to the euphemism used by the Spectator...

27.03.2014

The Q Guide to Broadway
interesting and there was new 'stuff'. Had I not just seen "Every little Step" I would not have known that in early workshop days Cassie is cut. That's in this book. For some reason he felt the need to put a 'gay' feature about every musical he...

18.06.2016

Arcadia [With Headphones]
Arcadia takes us back and forth between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging over the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits...

24.03.2016

Murder at the Howard Johnson's
Full Length, ComedyCharacters: 2 male, 1 fmale Interior Set All is fair in love? Even murder? That's the question posed by this light and funny suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. In the first...

09.02.2014

The White Devil
"John Webster's first independent play, The White Devil, originally performed in 1612, centres on the beautiful Vittoria Corombona and her lover, Duke Brachiano, whose passionate, adulterous affair unleashes the powerful revenge of their enemies....

17.11.2013

A View from the Bridge / All My Sons
Set on the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, "A View from the Bridge" follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice, and niece, Catherine. But the...

22.10.2016

Beautiful Thing Drama Version
"If ever a play had the bloom of youth on it, then it is Harvey's marvelous 'urban fairytale' about two schoolboys falling in love on a grim southeast London council estate ... The gaucheness, the rush of excitement, and the inarticulate tenderness...

11.12.2013

مهمانسرای دو دنیا
هیچ‌یک نمی‌دانند چگونه گذارشان به...

02.06.2015

La Dama Boba
Como lo ha señalado repetidamente la crí­tica, esta comedia trata acerca de la fuerza transformadora que tiene el amor en la vida humana. Esto se inscribe dentro de la visión neoplatónica que concibe que el amor es el...

10.04.2017

Racine
Racine tries his hand with different settings. He sets his tragedies in Rome (Britannicus and Berenice), the fall of Homeric Troy (Andromache), Greek mythology (Phedra) and the Old Testament (Athaliah). ...

30.07.2013

Theater of the Avant-Garde 1890-1950
This critical anthology of avant-garde drama offers comprehensive coverage of that distinctively twentieth-century tradition. It includes the full texts of sixteen important plays, each preceded by a historical-critical introduction and followed by...

28.03.2014

An Enemy of the People
When Dr. Stockmann discovers that the water in the small Norwegian town in which he is the resident physician has been contaminated, he does what any responsible citizen would do: reports it to the authorities. But Stockmann's good deed has the...

08.03.2015

The Rising of the Moon
The Rising of the Moon is a play by Augusta, Lady Gregory.It is a political play which examines Anglo - Irish relations. It was first produced on March 9, 1907 by the Irish National Theatre.It is the basis of the "21" episode, in The Rising...

07.09.2015

Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge
In this departure from Dickens, young Scrooge s exclamations of "Bah, humbug!" are an undiagnosed "kind of seasonal Tourette s Syndrome," and The Ghost of Christmas Past is played by a sassy African-American woman with enough attitude to portray all...

07.04.2017

Man Of The Moment
Television producer Jill Rillington is taping a documentary, which will reunite Vic Parks with Douglas Beechey. Seventeen years ago, Douglas inadvertently foiled Vic's last bank robbery, during which Vic shot a teller in the face. Vic, a callous...

18.06.2018

Mambo Mouth
The complete script of the Obie award-winning satire is presented, with photographs depicting each scathingly honest character and an introduction from the author describing his experiences growing up in the South American immigrant community that...

23.05.2015

The Lee Strasberg Notes
The Lee Strasberg Notes reproduces the original teachings of a unique voice in actor training, for the very first time. It is a stunning document in the history and ongoing practice of Strasberg’s Method.Compiled...

02.05.2017

Plays in One Act
A dazzling collection and already a standard reference for those interested in contemporary drama, Plays in One Act is a unique compilation of plays and monologues that showcases a stunning and diverse array of work from some of...

28.11.2017

Half Life
“Mighton’s most accessible play…beautifully told.”—Stage and PageTwo nursing home residents rekindle what might have been a wartime romance. The award-winning author of Possible Worlds brings us this poetic and moving...

15.02.2013

Skin and Liars
Accessible short plays for young adult performers on race and alcoholism.

04.03.2014

Lysistrata
This rollicking new translation of Aristophanes' comic masterpiece is rendered in blank verse for dialogue and in lyric meters and free verse for the songs. Appended commentary essays--on ancient warfare, classical Greek rationalism, Athenian women,...

06.12.2013

Golden Boy
Yikes. I feel really guilty marking this book as 2 stars given some of the other things I have rated as such but I can't say I liked it which is the qualification for three stars. I know that Odets is considered to be one of the great playwrights...

01.10.2013

An Actor's Work
Stanislavski s system has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized...

09.03.2014

Intermezzo
Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux (29 October 1882 – 31 January 1944) was a French novelist, essayist, diplomat and playwright. He is considered among the most important French dramatists of the period between World War I and World War II. His work is noted...

25.11.2013

Cinderella
(Vocal Score). Vocal score to the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical with 17 numbers, including: Boys and Girls like You and Me * Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful? * Gavotte * In My Own Little Corner * A Lovely Night * Wedding Processional * and...

24.02.2015

Ópera do Malandro
O texto da Ópera do malandro é baseado na Ópera dos mendigos (1728), de John Gay, e na Ópera de três vinténs (1928), de Bertolt Brecht e Kurt Weill. O trabalho partiu de uma análise dessas duas peças conduzida...

01.05.2016

Jente i gul regnjakke
Jon Fosses dramatikk er omsett til meir enn førti språk, og stykka hans er sett opp på sju hundre scener sidan han debuterte som dramatikar. Jente i gul regnjakke er skrive spesielt for Dramaten, og hadde urpremiere på...

07.07.2015

ANIMALS AND PLANTS
Adam Rapp says that when he was working on his chilling, compulsively readable young adult novel 33 SNOWFISH, he was haunted by several questions. Among them: "When we have nowhere to go, who do we turn to? Why are we sometimes drawn to those who...

15.04.2016

City of Angels
This is a really fun musical. I just re-read it because I plan to direct it this fall. Larry Gelbart does a send-up of 1940s Hollywood in the Film Noir days of Raymond Chandler. We see the writer and producer of the film as we see the film itself....

02.01.2015

Notes and Counter Notes
This book is about more than the theater--it's a book of philosophy. Wonderful.

20.09.2017

1776
1776 is an inspiring and imaginative re-creation of the events from May 8 to July 4 in Philadelphia, when the second Continental Congress argued about, voted on, and signed the Declaration of Independence. From John Adams's opening diatribe to the...

13.12.2014

Brand
I didn't enjoy reading Brand.I was motivated to approach it first because it is covered in Ibsen The Iconoclast and...

25.11.2016

The Little Foxes
Picture a charming home in the South. Into this peaceful scene put the prosperous, despotic Hubbard family - Ben, possessive and scheming; Oscar, cruel and arrogant; Ben's dupe, Leo, weak and unprincipled; Regina wickedly clever - each trying to...

04.01.2015

Five Plays
I read the book primarily for the play "Kamala". I have been a big fan of Tendulkar and have watched two other plays "Sakharam Binder" and "Silence! the court is in session" sever times in the last couple of years (over DVD). Kamala is a...

02.01.2018

The Wild Duck / Hedda Gabler
Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama. He is often referred to as the "father of modern drama." Ibsen is held to be the greatest of Norwegian authors and one of the most...

27.02.2016

For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls
the last time I lol'd like this was when I read Portnoy's Complaint.so. you should try it to, preferentially after you've read The Glass Menagerie, from Tennessee Williams (Belle is a spin-off of the latter).made my Sunday, I swear. :)))

03.09.2013

Dirty Story
When aspiring novelist Wanda seeks the advice of successful writer Brutus, she gets more than she bargained for. Of the manuscript she sent him, he tells her, "It was wretched, it was ignominious. It takes seventeen trees to make one ton of paper....

16.02.2016

The Wesker Trilogy
Chicken Soup with Barley is an epic play that spans twenty years in the life of an East End Jewish family and the gradual crumbling of their socialist dream. It vividly captures the loss of political idealism and links the journey of a...

28.01.2015

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
The time is 1927. The place is a rundown recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white...

30.03.2013

An American Daughter
Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a Republican senator. She is the wife of a professor and the owner of a lovely house in Georgetown. She is also the president's nominee for Surgeon General. When the media discovers that...

07.07.2018

سوء تفاهم
You have a god. Pray to him. Ask him to turn you into stone. It's the only true happiness. And he knows it. That's why he keeps it for himself. So do what he does. Turn yourself into stone. Be deaf to all cries. There isn't much time. Do it...

21.02.2014

The Trip to Bountiful
In The Trip to Bountiful, Carrie Watts is determined to escape a cramped, unpleasant life in a small Houston apartment with her son and avaricious daughter-in-law. Her burning desire is to return to the now desolate town of her childhood, against...

16.12.2012

Prometheus Bound
I'm shocked to see that only one of my Goodreads friends has read this play. This is my favorite work of ancient Greek literature. The story has some pretty deep meaning. It's really the inverse of the Fall From Grace. Instead of the human...

13.08.2014

Harvey
When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend Harvey, a six and a half foot rabbit, to guests at a dinner party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a...

14.05.2015

Love and Information
Incredible read, probably much more impactful when performed. I had a hard time deciding which character was saying what in each scene, and whether there were multiple characters in each scene, but what was on the page was incredible. It's quick,...

14.06.2016

Die Chinesische Mauer (Edition Suhrkamp, Nr. 65)
Max Rudolph Frisch was born in 1911 in Zurich; the son of Franz Bruno Frisch (an architect) and Karolina Bettina Frisch (née Wildermuth). After studying at the Realgymnasium in Zurich, he enrolled at the University of Zurich in 1930 and began...

27.08.2017

Il giardino dei ciliegi
"Il giardino dei ciliegi", l'ultima e, secondo un parere largamente concorde della critica, la più lirica delle opere teatrali di Cechov, nacque con dolorosa lentezza tra il 1902 e il 1903 per la maggior parte a Jalta, dove Anton Pavlovic,...

20.09.2017

Quartett
Contemporary theater, so a bit obscur. I'd like to see it performed. My edition had three other plays and Quartett.

09.08.2016

Outstanding Men's Monologues 2001-2002
Editor Craig Pospisil has drawn exclusively from Dramatists Play Service publications to compile this collection, which features over fifty monologues. You will find an enormous range of voices and subject matter, characters from their teens to...

29.09.2014

Four Great Plays
Here, in a single volume, are four major plays by the first modern playwright, Henrik Ibsen. Ghosts - the startling portrayal of a family destroyed by disease and infidelity. The Wild Duck - A poignant drama of lost illusions....

18.04.2017

A Number
Caryl Churchill, hailed by Tony -Kushner as "the greatest living English language playwright," has turned her extraordinary dramatic gifts to the subject of human cloning—how might a man feel to discover that he is only one in a number of identical...

07.11.2015

Hughie
Hughie, the only surviving manuscript from a series of eight one-act monologue plays that O'Neill planned in 1940, was completed in 1941. In the play, only two characters appear on stage; Hughie, the third and most important one, is dead. It is...

14.08.2015

Playing for Time
Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge,...

25.09.2013

George Dandin
"Tu l'as voulu, George Dandin." My first desire to read Molière's George Dandin arose from encountering a couple references to it in Tolstoy's War and Peace. More of a problem play than his other comedies, this story is about...

28.09.2015

Anne Bogart
Michael Bigelow Dixon was Literary Manager and, in his last year, Associate Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville from 1985 to 2001. He then worked for six years as Literary Director and Director of Studio Programming at the Guthrie...

24.08.2014

Outlying Islands
Two ornithologists travel to a remote Scottish island to ostensibly study the native bird population. They meet up with the island's lone inhabitants, an old man and his niece, and find that there is more to observe than just the wild...

23.07.2013

Every Man Out of His Humour
Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour is a comical satire about envy and aspiration among the ambitious middle classes, who seek happiness in fame and material fortune. This first critical edition of the play conveys early modern obsessions...

13.12.2015

Waiting for Lefty
One of the most celebrated and significant plays of the modern American theatre, WAITING FOR LEFTY by Clifford Odets is set in the Depression era and deals with the exploitation of the working classes. First presented by the famous Group Theatre,...

26.09.2017

Eloísa está debajo de un almendro
¡Comedia! ¡Misterio! ¡Absurdo! ¡Romance! ¡Intriga! Esta obra lo tiene todo para encantarme, y así ha sido. No tengo mucha costumbre de leer teatro, pero como siempre he sido muy de comedia tenía este libro...

29.09.2012

Loyalties
John Galsworthy OM (1867-1933) was an English novelist and playwright. He is viewed as one of the first writers of the Edwardian era; challenging in his works some of the ideals of society depicted in the preceeding literature of Victorian England....

31.03.2015

Arms and the Man
Arms and the Man starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small provincial town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiance...

28.09.2016

The Butterfly Collection
Theresa Rebeck is a playwright. She also works as a television writer. Her input went into popular shows such as Dream On, Brooklyn Bridge, L.A. Law, American Dreamer, Maximum Bob, First Wave, and Third Watch. She also wrote and...

17.02.2014

Let The Right One In
The one thing you don't see much in the theatre is scary plays. But Let the Right One in is very scary. A big hit in London it will only be a matter of time before it comes to America.

15.07.2017

I Claudia
Claudia is "an official pre-teen" still reeling from her parents' divorce. Her father is getting re-married, she has a science fair project coming due, and she is in the physical and emotional throes of puberty. Finding refuge in the basement of her...

12.06.2015

Mountain Language
Update: If you want to read more about the historical and modern suppression of the Welsh language by the English (and how Queen Elizabeth I helped to save it, 29.06.2015

'Art'
The Tony Award-winning play that focuses on the meaning of art (in the form of a solid white painting) as well as the meaning of friendship, to both the man who bought the painting and the two friends who come to see it."

06.09.2017