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Plays
Contemporary
Albee, Edward
Auburn, David
Aykbourn, Alan
Baitz, John Robin
Baker, Annie
Blessing, Lee
Bond, Edward
Butterworth, Jezz
Churchill, Caryl
Dietz, Steven
Durang, Christopher
Edson, Margaret
Eno, Will
Ensler, Eve
Fo, Dario
Foreman, Richard
Fornes, Maria Irene
Frayn, Michael
Friel, Brian
Fugard, Athol
Greenberg, Richard
Guare, John
Hare, David
Herzog, Amy
Hwang, David Henry
Ives, David
Kaufman, Moises
Kushner, Tony
LaBute, Neil
Letts, Tracy
Lindsay-Abaire, David
Ludwig, Ken
Mamet, David
Marber, Patrick
Margulies, Donald
McDonagh, Martin
McNally, Terence
Nichols, Peter
Norman, Marsha
Norris, Bruce
Nottage, Lynn
Parks, Suzan-Lori
Pinter, Harold
Pomerance, Bernard
Rabe, David
Rapp, Adam
Ruhl, Sarah
Shaffer, Peter
Shanley, John Patrick
Shawn, Wallace
Shepard, Sam
Sherman, Martin
Silver, Nicky
Simon, Neil
Smith, Anna Deveare
Stoppard, Tom
Uhry, Alfred
Vogel, Paula
Wasserstein, Wendy
Wellman, Mac
Wilson, August
Wilson, Lanford
Wright, Doug
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Mid 20th Century
Anderson, Maxwell
Beckett, Samuel
Bolt, Robert
Brecht, Bertolt
Coward, Noel
Foreman, Richard
Fornes, Maria Irene
Frayn, Michael
Genet, Jean
Gibson, William
Hansberry, Lorraine
Hellman, Lillian
Inge, William
Ionesco, Eugene
Lawrence, Jerome and Lee, Robert E.
Lorca, Fredrico Garcia
Miller, Arthur
O'Neill, Eugene
Odets, Clifford
Osborne, John
Pirandello, Luigi
Priestley, J. B.
Sartre, Jean Paul
Weiss, Peter
Wilder, Thornton
Williams, Tennessee
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Early Modern
Buchner, Georg
Chekhov, Anton
Gogol, Nikolai
Gorky, Maxim
Ibsen, Henrik
O'Casey, Sean
Rice, Elmer
Shaw, George Bernard
Strindberg, August
Synge, J. M.
Wedekind, Frank
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Romanticism/Boulevard
Beaumarchais, Pierre De
Calderon, Pedro
Farquhar, George
Feydeau, Georges
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
Goldsmith, Oliver
Rostand, Edmond
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
Wilde, Oscar
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Renaissance/Restoration
Congreve, William
Moliere, Jean-Baptiste
Racine, Jean Baptiste
Wycherliy, William
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Elizabethan/Jacobean
Ford, John
Jonson, Ben
Marlowe, Christopher
Middleton, Thomas
Shakespeare, William
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Greek/Roman/Medieval
Aeschylus
Aristophanes
Euripides
Sophocles
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Play Anthologies
Bedford Introduction to Drama
Drama: Classical to Contemporary
One Act: Eleven Short Plays of the Modern Theatre
Take Ten: Ten Minute Plays
Theater of the Avant-Garde:1890-1950
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Publications
Magazine - Theatre
American Theatre Magazine
Backstage
Playbill
The Drama Review
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Reference
Craft
Playwrights on Playwriting
Aristotle. Poetics
Aykbourn, Alan. The Crafty Art of Playmaking
Brook, Peter. The Empty Space
Egri, Lajos. The Art of Dramatic Writing
Hagen, Uta. Respect for Acting
Hatcher, Jeffrey. The Art and Craft of Playwriting
Hauser, Frank and Reich, Russell. Notes on Directing
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Directories
Dramatists Sourcebook
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Organizations
Actors' Equity Association
American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Dramatists Guild
League of Resident Theatres
Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation
Theatre Communication Group
Theatre Development Fund
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Theatre Links
Theatre Links
Yahoo Theatre
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Theatre
Doollee
Drama Bookshop
Dramatists Play Service
Internet Theatre Bookshop
London Theatre Guide
NY Theatre Experience
Samuel French
Talkin' Broadway
Theater Mania
Theatre History
Theatre Pro
Theatre Wire
Writer's Store
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General Resources
Link List
Gotham Reading/Resources Lists
New York Times Navigator
Ref Desk
University of Texas Reference
Yahoo Reference
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Reference
Bartleby
Encyclopedia Britannica
First Chapters
Google
Google Earth
Google Maps
Lexis/Nexis
Library of Congress
National Geographic Atlas
Poets & Writers Tools for Writers
US Copyright Office
Wikipedia
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Words/Usage
American Heritage Dictionary
Associated Press Stylebook
Chicago Manual of Style
Elements of Style
Merriam-Webster Dictionary/Thesaurus (online)
Oxford English Dictionary (2 volume)
Oxford English Dictionary (20 volume)
Oxford English Dictionary (online)
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Roget's II Thesaurus (alphabetized)
Roget's International Thesaurus (categorized)
Bryson, Bill. Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors
Fogarty, Mignon. Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
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