Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Danny, King of the Basement

A heartwarming play about a boy who creates an imaginary world to deal with the instability and hardship of his daily life.

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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.

Into the Woods

A modern musical twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

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A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural

The classic Yiddish tale by S. Ansky, adapted by Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America, and Joachim Neugroschel.

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Out From Under

Texts by women performance artists

Edited by Lenora Champagne By various

A collection of provocative, ambitious texts by women performance artists.

Pacific Overtures

Exploring the opening up of Japan to American influence and using motifs from Japanese theatre and music, this is one of Sondheim's most adventurous musicals.

Assassins

A dark and funny look at the end of the American dream - Stephen Sondheim lifts musical theatre to new heights of brilliance.

The Essential Bogosian

A collection of work by Eric Bogosian, one of America's leading performers and most original playwrights.

Gypsy

One of the greatest musicals of all time, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.

Company (US edition)

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's iconic musical comedy about life, love and marriage.

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Getting Away With Murder

A compellingly original comedy thriller, and Sondheim's first ever non-musical play.

Venus

A bold exploration of colonisation and objectification, based on the true story of the 'Hottentot Venus'.

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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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Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays

A wide-ranging collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

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Culture Clash in Americca

A second collection of work by the award-winning Latino comedy trio.

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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Brooklyn Boy

A funny and emotionally rich look at family, friends and fame, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends.

Doubt

The hit Broadway play, filmed in 2008 with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.