21M.785 | Spring 2012 | Undergraduate
Playwrights' Workshop


100 Or So Plays It Would Be a Good Idea to Know If You Want to Write Your Own

Aeschylus. The Oresteia (Agamemnon (Download from Bartleby), The Libation Bearers (Download from Bartleby), and The Eumenides (Download from Bartleby)). Penguin Classics, 1984. ISBN: 9780140443332.

Sophocles. Oedipus Rex. Prestwick House, Inc., 2005. ISBN: 9781580495936. [Preview with Google Books] (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. Antigone. Simon & Brown, 2012. ISBN: 9781613822432. (Download from Bartleby)

Euripides. Hippolytus/The Bacchae. Tredition, 2011. ISBN: 9783842433502. (Download both texts from Project Gutenberg)

Kalidasa. Shakuntala. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. ISBN: 9781475172461. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Anonymous. Everyman. Nabu Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781178335064. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Pound, Ezra. Awai no uye: A Play by Ujinobu. Nabu Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781145592414.

Marlowe, Christopher. Dr. Faustus. Digireads.com, 2005. ISBN: 9781420925869. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Simon & Brown, 2011. ISBN: 9781613820919. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. King Lear. Simon & Brown, 2012. ISBN: 9781613823385. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. Macbeth. Simon & Brown, 2011. ISBN: 9781613821220. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. Twelfth Night. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. ISBN: 9781461030218. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. The Tempest. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. ISBN: 9781461035930. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Webster, John. The Duchess of Malfi. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780198325741. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Barca, Pedro Calderon de la. Life Is a Dream. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. ISBN: 9781466322486. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Moliere. The Misanthrope. Dover Publications, 1992. ISBN: 9780486270654.

———. Tartuffe. Empire Books, 2011. ISBN: 9781619491755. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Xianzu, Tang. The Peony Pavilion. Translated by Cyril Birch. Indiana University Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780253215277. [Preview with Google Books]

Racine, Jean. Phedre. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000. ISBN: 9780374526160. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Corneille, Pierre. Le Cid. BiblioLife, 2009. ISBN: 9781113067845. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Congreve, William. The Way of the World. Empire Books, 2012. ISBN: 9781619493100.

Wycherley, William. The Country Wife. Players Pr, 2007. ISBN: 9780887345760. [Preview with Google Books]

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust: A Tragedy. Translated by Walter Arndt. Edited by Cyrus Hamlin. W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. ISBN: 9780393972825. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von. Maria Stuart. Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan Library, 2006. ISBN: 9781425516086. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Goldsmith, Oliver. She Stoops to Conquer. ReadaClassic.com, 2010. ISBN: 9781611043556. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Chekhov, Anton. The Seagull. W. W. Norton & Company, 2010. ISBN: 9780393338171. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. Uncle Vanya. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. ISBN: 9781461030591. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. The Three Sisters. Kessinger Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 9781419185304. [Preview with Google Books] (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. The Cherry Orchard. Hackett Publishing Co., 2010. ISBN: 9781603843096. [Preview with Google Books] (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Ibsen, Henrik. Peer Gynt. Digireads.com, 2010. ISBN: 9781420938968.

———. A Doll’s House. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. ISBN: 9781453723340. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. Hedda Gabler. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010. ISBN: 9781456314927. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Strindberg, August. The Father. Branden Books, 2011. ISBN: 9780828314343. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. A Dream Play. Theatre Communications Group, 2005. ISBN: 9781559362702.

Shaw, George Bernard. Mrs. Warren’s Profession. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. ISBN: 9781466306813. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. Man and Superman. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. ISBN: 9781475146660. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. Saint Joan. GBS Books, 2010. ISBN: 9781557421838.

Brecht, Bertolt. Three Plays: Baal, A Man’s A Man, The Elephant Calf. Grove Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780802131591.

———. Mother Courage and Her Children. Translated by John Willett and Ralph Manheim. Penguin Classics, 2007. ISBN: 9780143105282.

———. Life of Galileo. Penguin Classics, 2008. ISBN: 9780143105381.

Lorca, Federico Garcia. Blood Wedding: A Play. Translated by Ted Hughes. Faber & Faber, 1997. ISBN: 9780571190065.

———. The House of Bernarda Alba. Nick Hern Books, 2012. ISBN: 9781848421813.

———. Yerma. Translated by John Clifford. Nick Hern Books, 2011. ISBN: 9781854595782.

Tagore, Rabindranath. The Post Office. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. ISBN: 9781466260856. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

Wedekind, Frank. Spring’s Awakening. Smith & Kraus, 2006. ISBN: 9781575255132.

Pirandello, Luigi. Six Characters in Search of an Author. Translated by Eric Bentley. Signet Classics, 1998. ISBN: 9780451526885.

———. Enrico IV. Broadway Play Publications, 2001. ISBN: 9780881451962.

Yeats, William Butler. Cathleen Ni Houlihan. Digireads.com, 2011. ISBN: 9781420941579

Synge, John Millington. The Playboy of the Western World. Kessinger Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 9781162704937. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. Riders to the Sea. Nabu Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781177185127. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

O’Casey, Sean. Three Dublin Plays: The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, The Plough and the Stars. Faber & Faber, 2000. ISBN: 9780571195527.

O’Neill, Eugene. The Hairy Ape. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. ISBN: 9781463605025. (Download from Project Gutenberg)

———. Desire Under The Elms. D’arts Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 9780981967349.

———. Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Yale University Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780300093056.

Odets, Clifford. Waiting for Lefty and Other Plays. Grove Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780802132208.

Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem. Penguin Classics, 1998. ISBN: 9780141180977.

———. All My Sons. Penguin Classics, 2000. ISBN: 9780141185460.

———. The Crucible. Penguin Classics, 2003. ISBN: 9780142437339.

Williams, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire. New Directions Books, 2004. ISBN: 9780811216029.

———. The Glass Menagerie. New Directions, 1999. ISBN: 9780811214049.

———. Camino Real. New Directions, 2008. ISBN: 9780811218061.

Wilder, Thornton. Our Town: A Play in Three Acts. HarperCollins Books, 2003. ISBN: 978060535254.

———. The Skin of Our Teeth. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2003. ISBN: 9780060088934.

Kaufman, George S., and Moss Hart. You Can’t Take It With You. Dramatists Play Service, 1998. ISBN: 9780822212874.

Hellman, Lillian. The Little Foxes. Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1947. ISBN: 9780822206774.

Runyon, Damon. Guys and Dolls and Other Writing. Penguin Classics, 2008. ISBN: 9780141186726.

Giraudoux, Jean. The Madwoman of Chaillot. Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1998. ISBN: 9780822207146.

Anouilh, Jean. Antigone. Samuel French, Inc., 2010. ISBN: 9780573605468.

———. Ring Round the Moon. Adapted by Christopher Fry. Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1998. ISBN: 9780822209546.

Cocteau, Jean. The Infernal Machine and Other Plays. New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1950. ISBN: 9780811200226.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. No Exit and Three Other Plays. Vintage, 1989. ISBN: 9780679725169.

Camus, Albert. Caligula. Schoenhofs Foreign Books, 1993. ISBN: 9782070386703.

Genet, Jean. The Maids. Faber and Faber, 2011. ISBN: 9780571251148.

———. The Blacks: A Clown Show. Grove Press,1994. ISBN: 9780802150288. [Preview with Google Books]

Osborne, John. Look Back in Anger. Penguin Books, 1982. ISBN: 9780140481754.

———. The Entertainer. Faber Paperbacks, 1974. ISBN: 9780571063673.

Stoppard, Tom. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Grove Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780802132758. [Preview with Google Books]

———. Arcadia. Faber & Faber, 1994. ISBN: 9780571169344.

Beckett, Samuel. Endgame & Act Without Words I. Grove Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780802144393. [Preview with Google Books]

———. Waiting for Godot. Grove Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780802144423.

Ionesco, Eugene. The Bald Soprano and Other Plays. Grove Press, 1982. ISBN: 9780802130792.

———. Rhinoceros and Other Plays. Grove Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780802130983.

Albee, Edward. The Zoo Story. Samuel French, Inc., 1959. ISBN: 9780573042225.

———. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? NAL Trade, 2006. ISBN: 9780451218599.

Mamet, David. American Buffalo. Grove Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780802150578.

———. Glengarry Glen Ross. Grove Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780802130914.

Hansberry, Lorraine. A Raisin In The Sun. Vintage Books, 2004. ISBN: 9780679755333.

Kennedy, Adrienne. Funnyhouse of a Negro. Samuel French, Inc., 2011. ISBN: 9780573621666.

Wilson, August. Fences. Plume, 1986. ISBN: 9780452264014.

———. The Piano Lesson. Theatre Communications Group, 2007. ISBN: 9781559363006.

Kushner, Tony. Angels in America. Theatre Communications Group, 2003. ISBN: 9781559362313.

———. Homebody/Kabul. Theatre Communications Group, 2005. ISBN: 9781559362399.

Rivera, Jose. Marisol. Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1994. ISBN: 9780822213741.

Fornes, Maria Irene. Fefu and Her Friends. PAJ Publications, 2001. ISBN: 9781555540524.

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