Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Plays for the Public

A volume of plays by the founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater.

The Language Archive and Other Plays

A new collection of plays by one of the most versatile dramatists in contemporary American theatre.

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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Love and Human Remains

A violent and sexually explicit study of young adults groping for meaning in a senseless world.

Scorched

By Wajdi Mouawad Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A haunting, poetic play from one of Canada's leading playwrights, Scorched is a powerful investigation of trauma and family ties.

Seventh Generation: An Anthology of Native American Plays

This first major collection of contemporary Native American writing for the theatre ranges from the groundbreaking work of Body Indian to the experimental performance style of Spiderwoman Theater.

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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

Sight Unseen and other plays

Five plays by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

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The Baltimore Waltz and other plays

A collection of Paula Vogel's work, surveying a remarkable decade of her writing for the stage. Her singular voice is exhilarating, comic and heartbreaking by turns.

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The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder

Volume I

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

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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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Flyin' West and Other Plays

In America, Flyin' West is one of the most often staged African-American plays of the nineties. Cleage is one of the few black woman to achieve national recognition as a playwright in America, and her body of work for the stage provides a remarkable and penetrating look at the African-American experience over the last 100 years.

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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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In The Heart of America and other plays

A five-play collection of work by an American playwright whose work has mainly premiered in Britain.

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The New American Musical

Edited by Wiley Hausam

Four groundbreaking musicals from the end of the 20th century

The Fire This Time

African-American Plays for the 21st Century

A collection of African-American plays for the 21st century.

The Clean House and other plays

A collection of plays by the award-winning American playwright Sarah Ruhl, a dramatist with 'a unique comic voice, perspective and sense of theatre' Variety.