Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Last Night of Ballyhoo

A bitter-sweet romantic comedy from the author of Driving Miss Daisy.

Five Lesbian Brothers: Four Plays

New York-based Theatre troupe Five Lesbian Brothers explore themes of homophobia and sexism with devastating humour and the occasional song. They have been committed to creating provocative lesbian theatre with positively no whining since their inception in 1989.

Out of the Fringe

Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre & Performance

An anthology featuring ten of the most influential and prolific Latino theatre artists of recent years.

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Trying to Find Chinatown

David Henry Hwang is known for exploring the complex relationships which bridge Eastern and Western culture in modern America. It is a subject that has long haunted American drama: how, in a land of immigrants, does one deal with one's heritage and construct a sense of identity.

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Extreme Exposure

Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century

Edited by Jo Bonney

An anthology of excerpts from the works of more than fifty solo writer/performers including: Eric Bogosian, Laurie Anderson, Lenny Bruce, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Dublin Carol

A magical, compelling play from the author of The Weir.

The Drawer Boy

A multi-award winning, bitter-sweet tale of the power of storytelling, friendship, and the very thin line between truth and fiction.

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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A Place at the Table

A play about the dog-eat-dog world of television.

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Wit

A striking and sharply funny reflection on the frailty of existence and the complex relationship between knowledge and love.

Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

A rich selection of work by leading playwright Nicholas Wright, introduced by the playwright.

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Treetops

A play about the early resistance to policies of apartheid or racial segregation in Cape Town, South Africa, in the 1950s.

Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

    One Fine Day

    A play about the gulf that separates Britain and Black Africa.

    Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

      The Custom of the Country

      Fletcher and Massinger's bawdy Jacobean drama is transposed to 1890s Johannesburg.

      Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

        The Desert Air

        A wartime comedy set in Cairo.

        Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

          Cressida

          A comedy drama set in the seedily glamorous world of 17th-century London theatre.

          Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer

          A bold, quirky play from the renowned Quebecois writer, translated into a robust and earthy Scots.

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          Mr Kolpert

          A delightfully morbid black comedy with a nod to Hitchcock's Rope.