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Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

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2.5 Minute Ride & 101 Humiliating Stories

Two solo pieces by the award-winning American performer, and founder member of the Five Lesbian Brothers troupe.

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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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Prelude to a Kiss and other plays

A collection of work by one of America's most important and influential playwrights.

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Luna Park: short plays and monologues

A collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, featuring three decades' worth of short plays, one-acts and monologues.

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Reckless and other plays

A 'greatest hits' volume by one of the best-known gay playwrights in the US.

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References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and other plays

Three surreal plays by the influential Puerto Rican playwright, author of Marisol.

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A hard-hitting play about the Philippines in the Marcos era, adapted by Jessica Hagedorn from her own novel of the same name.

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Richard Maxwell: Plays 1996-2000

The first collection of work by one of America's most important, vital and original young voices, including Boxing 2000, Caveman and the OBIE-Award winning House.

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The Long Christmas Ride Home

Past and present collide on a snowy Christmas Eve for a troubled family of five. Humorous and heart-wrenching, this beautifully written play proves that magic can be found in the simplest breaths of life.

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Beyond Victims and Villains

Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights

The first of its kind - an anthology that explores how disabled artists depict the world they inhabit with their disabilities.

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A play about a mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighbourhood, despite her inability to heal herself.

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Ensemble Works: an anthology

Edited by Ferdinand Lewis

A collection of ensemble-created plays by major American theatre companies - the first of its kind.

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Intimate Apparel & Fabulation: Two Plays

Two companion pieces spanning 100 years in the lives of African American women.

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Plays From the Boom Box Galaxy

An anthology of performance texts from the hip-hop generation.

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Birth and After Birth and Other Plays

Four plays from the award-winning American playwright which together form a complete 'marriage cycle'.

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The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East

Three multifaceted works exploring the urgency and complexity of the Middle East’s political landscape, through the voices and bodies of the people who inhabit it.

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The Convict's Opera

The world's first ever musical, The Beggar's Opera, is performed on board a creaking convict ship bound for Australia.

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