Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Pipeline

A deeply moving story of a mother's fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.

Linda Vista

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts dissects the midlife crisis in a play that combines humanity with humour.

What the Constitution Means to Me

An acclaimed play tracing the effect that the US Constitution has had on four generations of women in the author's family. A finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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Mlima's Tale (US edition)

A powerful and unforgettable drama about the illegal international ivory trade, from an American dramatist whose plays have captivated audiences around the world.

Mike Bartlett Plays: Two

Five ambitious and exciting plays by the multi-award-winning playwright, introduced by the author.

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Performance artist Taylor Mac picks up where William Shakespeare's blood-soaked tragedy Titus Andronicus left off in a play that explores generic boundaries and charts the violence done by those in charge, and the lives of those left to clean up.

Trouble in Mind

A radical satire of racism in theatre, widely considered the masterpiece of actress and playwright Alice Childress.

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James Fritz Plays: One

Six plays from a unique voice in British theatre, covering the first decade of his career. These plays confront the fault lines in our culture with thrilling imagination, an unflinching moral seriousness and a warm, compassionate sense of humour.

Chris Bush Plays: One

Five plays by leading playwright Chris Bush: Steel; Faustus: That Damned Woman; Nine Lessons and Carols; Hungry (Paines Plough, 2021) and Not the End of the World (Schaubühne, Berlin, 2021).

The Adventures of a Young Black Girl in Search of God

Rainey Baldwin-Jackson, a country doctor, struggles to come to terms with the loss of her daughter, the disintegration of her marriage, and an eccentric elderly father on an astonishing crusade.

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Romulus Linney: Six Plays

Six plays from a major talent of the American theatre, endowed with Linney's lyric intensity, and augmented by his rich sense of humour.

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Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater

Includes essays and playscripts: The Cure, Film Is Evil: Radio Is Good, Symphony of Rats, What Did He See? and Lava, with a Foreword by Peter Sellars

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A Bright Room Called Day

From the author of Angels in AmericaA Bright Room Called Day was Kushner's first major play. Written against the backdrop of Reagan's America, it is a powerful portrayal of individual resolution in the face of political catastrophe.

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Passion

A one-act musical about a sickly woman's love for a handsome young army captain.

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The America Play and other works

A volume of work by the innovative African-American playwright, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog.

Marisol and other plays

A collection of plays by the influential Puerto Rican playwright, bearing his hallmark traits of magic realism and expressionism.

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The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder: Volume II

Thornton Wilder's short plays, published for the first time in two volumes.

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Collected Stories

A play exploring the vexed emotional and legal question of a writer's right to create art from another person's life.