Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Between Worlds: Contemporary Asian-American Plays

Edited by Misha Berson

A collection of contemporary Asian-American plays.

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The Substance of Fire and other plays

This collection contains Jon Robin Baitz's debut play, The Film Society, alongside two more recent works: The End of the Day and the title play, The Substance of Fire.

Moon Marked and Touched by the Sun

Plays by African-American Women

Edited by Sydné Mahone

A collection of plays by African-American women.

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The Mammary Plays

How I Learned to Drive & The Mineola Twins

Two mirror-image investigations of coming of age in the sixties.

Trying to Find Chinatown

David Henry Hwang is known for exploring the complex relationships which bridge Eastern and Western culture in modern America. It is a subject that has long haunted American drama: how, in a land of immigrants, does one deal with one's heritage and construct a sense of identity.

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The Mystery of Irma Vep and other plays

Five exotic plays from the famous Ridiculous Theatre of New York.

 

2.5 Minute Ride & 101 Humiliating Stories

Two solo pieces by the award-winning American performer, and founder member of the Five Lesbian Brothers troupe.

Prelude to a Kiss and other plays

A collection of work by one of America's most important and influential playwrights.

Luna Park: short plays and monologues

A collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, featuring three decades' worth of short plays, one-acts and monologues.

Reckless and other plays

A 'greatest hits' volume by one of the best-known gay playwrights in the US.

Richard Maxwell: Plays 1996-2000

The first collection of work by one of America's most important, vital and original young voices, including Boxing 2000, Caveman and the OBIE-Award winning House.

Humpty Dumpty and other plays

Three plays from one of the most singular and exhilarating commentators on American life.

Dirty Story and other plays

Three plays from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Doubt.

Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Other Plays

A collection of plays from the experimental writer-director Young Jean Lee.

Liars, Thieves and Other Sinners on the Bench

A uniquely American writer and performer, Carson has spent fifteen years working with peoples' stories in communities across America, crafting more than thirty plays from the oral histories she has collected.

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New Scottish Plays

A collection of seven plays from Scottish writers, reflecting the upsurge in Scottish playwriting in the late twentieth century.

Latin American Plays

New Drama from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Peru

Selected by Sebastian Doggart

An essential introduction to the fascinating but largely unexplored theatre of Latin America, featuring new translations of five contemporary plays written by some the region's most exciting writers.

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Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

Spanning almost ten years and embracing a remarkable range of style and subject matter, this is the third volume of Churchill's Collected Plays,