This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.
Endowed with Linney's lyric intensity, augmented by his rich sense of humour, these plays illuminate a major talent of the American theatre.
The hit Broadway musical based on the life of the jazz great, Jelly Roll Morton.
Plays by African-American Women
A collection of plays by African-American women.
One of the greatest musicals of all time, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.
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.
‘A work of burning anger and bruising emotional power’ about the foisting of powdered milk on Third World infants. Plus seven monologues.
A re-invention of George Eliot's classic story of loss, tragedy and the relentless nature of fate.
A powerful play about the effects of Oliver Cromwell's military campaign in Ireland.
New Irish PlaysEdited by David Grant
Four Irish plays from the late 1980s, selected and introduced by David Grant of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
A collection of work by Eric Bogosian, one of America's leading performers and most original playwrights.
A volume of work by the innovative African-American playwright, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog.
An intimate and at times savagely funny psychological study of two sisters, one of who has made her home in East Berlin and one who has stayed on in their native London.
By Tony Kushner
From the author of Angels in America, A Bright Room Called Day was Kushner's first major play. Written against the backdrop of Reagan's America, it is a powerful portrayal of individual resolution in the face of political catastrophe.