Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Century Cycle (boxed set)

All ten plays in August Wilson's epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century, published in a boxed set of hardbacks, with a series introduction by John Lahr.

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Beauty and the Beast (Lyceum Theatre version)

A brilliant version of the classic tale, from a playwright acclaimed as 'the master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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Player's Angels

A play set in 1950s Nottingham, following a group of friends who work on the production line of the John Player tobacco factory.

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The Princess and the Goblin

A rich and magical play for all the family, from a master of storytelling.

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Merlin the Magnificent

The story of King Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, retold by Scotland's leading writer of plays for children.

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Puss in Boots

A brilliantly inventive version of the classic tale, from the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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The Sleeping Beauty

A variation on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, by the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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The Snow Queen

A superb children's play, drawn from the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by the 'master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).

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Staging Coyote's Dream: An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English

Staging Coyote's Dream brings together ten major plays by First Nations playwrights living in Canada and the United States.

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Modern Jewish Plays

Edited by Jason Sherman

Six plays, six playwrights, six takes on Israel...

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Canada on Stage: Scenes and Monologues

An overview of contemporary Canadian theatre for just about any occasion, drawn from 50 plays with an exhilarating diversity of aesthetics, styles, techniques, themes, voices and vocabularies.

Gem of the Ocean

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1904. Aunt Esther, the 285-year-old fiery matriarch of 1839 Wylie Avenue, sets Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama, on a soaring, lyrical journey of spiritual awakening.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Joe Turner's Come and Gone deals with a time in American history when the sons and daughters of recently freed slaves journeyed to the booming industrial cities of the North in search of prosperity, a new way of life, and, essentially, their own identities.

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Set in Chicago in 1927, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom deals with issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers.

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The Piano Lesson

A powerful expltoration of the legacy of slavery in America as a brother and sister in 1930s Pittsburgh argue over whether to sell the family piano, an instrument tainted by the wages of slavery.

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Seven Guitars

Set in 1940s Pittsburgh, Seven Guitars is a play about the search for self-fulfillment and acceptance in a hostile world.

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Two Trains Running

A play set in a small restaurant in the Pittsburgh Hill District in 1969. Part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

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