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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Scotland Plays

New Scottish Drama

Edited by Philip Howard

A collection of seven plays by Scottish writers, selected and introduced by Philip Howard, artistic director of Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre.

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Quiet in the Land

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

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

Notes from Underground charts, in diary form, the life of an urban recluse who desperately wants to belong to society but instead inhabits a hell of his own creation. 

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.

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.

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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