This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.
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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A brilliant version of the classic tale, from a playwright acclaimed as 'the master of children's theatre' (Scotsman).
The play is set in 1950s Nottingham, and follows a group of friends who work on the production line of the John Player tobacco factory.
A rich and magical play for all the family, from a master of storytelling.
The story of King Arthur, Merlin and the sword in the stone, retold by Scotland's leading writer of plays for children.
Another classic from 'The master of children's theatre'
Another classic from 'The Master of children's theatre' Scotsman
A version of the Hans Christian Andersen story, adapted by an acknowledged master of children's theatre.
Staging Coyote's Dream brings together ten major plays by First Nations playwrights living in Canada and the United States.
Six plays, six playwrights, six takes on Israel...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.