Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Resistance Trilogy

Three powerful political plays in one volume - with a substantial introduction by the author.

Bad Weather

A play about freedom, guilt and the possibility of redemption, premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Mizlansky/Zilinsky

A play about the desperate cases lurking unsuccessfully on the fringes of the movie world.

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Quiet in the Land

Set in and around an Amish Community in the Autumn of 1917.

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A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural

The classic Yiddish tale by S. Ansky, adapted by Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America, and Joachim Neugroschel.

Notes from Underground

Two of cult American performer Eric Bogosian's most unsettling works: Notes from Underground and Scenes from the New World.

Love Upon the Throne

A gleefully comic retelling of the Charles and Diana story, designed to be performed by two (male) actors.

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Michael Weller: Five Plays

A collection of plays from the American writer whose screenplays include Hair and Ragtime.

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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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Collected Stories

A play exploring the vexed emotional and legal question of a writer's right to create art from another person's life.

What I Meant Was

A major collection from one of the most popular gay playwrights in America.

Insurrection: Holding History

An African-American graduate student is transported back through time, with his 189-year-old grandfather, to Nat Turner's infamous slave rebellion.

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Howie the Rookie

A white-knuckle ride through a nightmare Dublin, where enemies and allies are interchangeable.

Perfect Days

A funny, sad and truthful romantic comedy about beating the biological clock.

Family: three plays

A triptych of short plays on the theme of family from three generations of Scottish writers.

Acts

A short play about an old couple whose son returns after years of absence.

Published in volume Family: three plays

    The Visitor

    A short play about a schoolmaster on the verge of retirement, confronted by a mysterious young man wishing to pay his respects.

    Published in volume Family: three plays

      The Monument

      A powerful play exploring the ambiguities of morality and justice in a time of war when a young soldier is convicted of war crimes.

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