THEATRE READER CHALLENGE: 1 Year of Plays to Read

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THEATRE READER CHALLENGE: 1 Year of Plays to Read

To be a good actor/director/teacher/person is to be a good reader. Read one play a week for a year and watch how your craft develops. Seriously. 

CAN YOU READ 1 PLAY EVERY WEEK? HERE'S THE LIST:    

 

  1. Our Town by Thornton Wilder

  2. A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

  3. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

  4. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

  5. Noises Off by Michael Frayn

  6. The History Boys by Alan Bennett

  7. Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

  8. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

  9. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

  10. The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

  11. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

  12. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

  13. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

  14. A Dolls House by Henrik Ibsen

  15. A Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare

  16. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

  17. Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein

  18. Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lorie Parks

  19. How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

  20. 'night Mother by Marsha Norman

  21. The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute

  22. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

  23. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

  24. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

  25. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

  26. for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange

  27. Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet

  28. Picnic by William Inge

  29. The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neil

  30. No Exit by Jean-Paul Satre

  31. Proof by David Auburn

  32. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

  33. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

  34. The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

  35. Tartuffe by Molière

  36. The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman

  37. The Bald Soprano by Eugène Ionesco

  38. The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht

  39. Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neil

  40. Fences by August Wilson

  41. August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

  42. True West by Sam Shepard

  43. The Homecoming by Harold Pinter

  44. Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare

  45. Present Laughter by Noel Coward

  46. Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

  47. M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

  48. The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

  49. Top Girls by Caryl Churchill

  50. Tea and Sympathy by Robert Anderson

  51. The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

  52. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

 
 

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