Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Flyin' West and Other Plays

A collection of work for the stage that provides a remarkable and penetrating look at the African-American experience over the last 100 years.

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Cootie Shots

A unique assortment of plays, songs and poems for primary school children to read and perform - an ideal resource for teachers and schools looking for creative ways to explore contemporary moral and ethical issues in a fun and stimulating way.

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Talk

A sharp and perceptive play from Carl Hancock Rux, a multidisciplinary artist born in Harlem, New York, whose trademark craft is to combine poetry, music, theatre and dance.

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Anna in the Tropics

A poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929, inside a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Radio Golf

A real-estate developer sets about trying to redevelop the 'blighted' Hill District of Pittsburgh in the final part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

Our Late Night & A Thought In Three Parts: two plays

Two early plays by the cult US playwright, Wallace Shawn.

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subUrbia

An updated version of Bogosian's theatrical tour de force.

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The Shipment and Lear: two plays

Two plays by Korean-American theatre practitioner and writer Young Jean Lee, who here 'confirms herself as one of the best experimental playwrights in America' (Timeout New York).

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Superior Donuts

An entertaining comedy-drama set in a local donut shop in the heart of one of Chicago's most diverse communities. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of August: Osage County.

Plays from the Arab World

Edited by Elyse Dodgson

A collection of five extraordinary plays exploring and reflecting contemporary life across the Near East and North Africa.

Enda Walsh Plays: One

The first eight astonishing plays by 'one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre'.

Conor McPherson Plays: One

Four early plays from the author of The Weir, with a foreword by the author.

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Jez Butterworth Plays: One

Four full-length plays and two previously unpublished shorts from the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem.

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New Scottish Plays

A collection of seven plays from Scottish writers, reflecting the upsurge in Scottish playwriting in the late twentieth century.

Conor McPherson Plays: Two

The second collection of plays from the multi-award winning author.

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

Magnetic, nostalgic and gloriously imaginative, a comedy drama from award-winning New York playwright Sarah Ruhl.

Chinglish

A hilarious comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication, exploring the modern difficulty of doing business between East and West.

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The Lyons

A deliciously savage family comedy.

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