Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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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The Last Night of Ballyhoo

The time is December 1939, when the most important thing in Lala Levy's life is the Atlanta premiere of Gone with the Wind. More urgent to her widowed mother, Boo, is the question of who will be Lala's date for the last night of Ballyhoo, the formal dance that crowns the party season for Atlanta's Jewish society.

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Five Lesbian Brothers: Four Plays

New York-based Theatre troupe Five Lesbian Brothers explore themes of homophobia and sexism with devastating humour and the occasional song. They have been committed to creating provocative lesbian theatre with positively no whining since their inception in 1989.

Out of the Fringe

Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre & Performance

An anthology featuring ten of the most influential and prolific Latino theatre artists of recent years.

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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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Extreme Exposure

Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century

Edited by Jo Bonney

An anthology of excerpts from the works of more than fifty solo writer/performers including: Eric Bogosian, Laurie Anderson, Lenny Bruce, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Dublin Carol

A magical, compelling play from the author of The Weir.

The Drawer Boy

A multi-award winning, bitter-sweet tale of the power of storytelling, friendship, and the very thin line between truth and fiction.

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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A Place at the Table

A play about the dog-eat-dog world of television.

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Wit

A striking and sharply funny reflection on the frailty of existence and the complex relationship between knowledge and love.

Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

A rich selection of work by leading playwright Nicholas Wright, introduced by the playwright.

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Treetops

A play about the early resistance to policies of apartheid or racial segregation in Cape Town, South Africa, in the 1950s.

Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

    One Fine Day

    A play about the gulf that separates Britain and Black Africa.

    Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

      The Custom of the Country

      Fletcher and Massinger's bawdy Jacobean drama is transposed to 1890s Johannesburg.

      Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

        The Desert Air

        A wartime comedy set in Cairo.

        Published in volume Nicholas Wright: Five Plays

          Cressida

          A comedy drama set in the seedily glamorous world of 17th-century London theatre.

          Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer

          A bold, quirky play from the renowned Quebecois writer, translated into a robust and earthy Scots.

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