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Plays
Contemporary
Albee, Edward. A Delicate Balance
Albee, Edward. The American Dream/Zoo Story
Albee, Edward. The Goat or Who is Sylvia?
Albee, Edward. Three Tall Women
Albee, Edward. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Auburn, David. Proof
Aykbourn, Alan. Absurd Person Singular
Aykbourn, Alan. House and Garden
Baitz, John Robin. The Substance of Fire
Blessing, Lee. A Walk in the Woods
Bond, Edward. Saved
Churchill, Caryl. Cloud 9
Churchill, Caryl. Top Girls
Durang, Christopher. Beyond Theraphy
Durang, Christopher. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You & The Actor's Nightmare
Edson, Margaret. Wit
Ensler, Eve. The Vagina Monologues
Fo, Dario. Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Foreman, Richard. My Head Was a Sledgehammer
Fornes, Irene. Mud
Frayn, Michael. Copenhagen
Frayn, Michael. Noises Off
Friel, Brian. Dancing at Lughnasa
Fugard, Athol. Master Harold…and the Boys
Fugard, Athol. The Road to Mecca
Greenberg, Richard. Eastern Standard
Guare, John. Six Degrees of Separation
Hare, David. Plenty
Hare, David. The Blue Room
Ives, David. All in the Timing
Kushner, Tony. Angels in America
LaBute, Neil. The Shape of Things
Lonnergan, Kenneth. This Is Our Youth
Mamet, David. American Buffalo
Mamet, David. Glengarry Glen Ross
Mamet, David. Sexual Perversity in Chicago
Marber, Patrick. Closer
Margulies, Donald. Dinner With Friends
Margulies, Donald. Sight Unseen
McDonagh, Martin. The Beauty Queen of Leenane
McNally, Terence. Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune
McNally, Terence. Master Class
Nichols, Peter. Joe Egg
Norman, Marsha. 'night Mother
Parks, Suzan-Lori. Topdog/Underdog
Pinter, Harold. Betrayal
Pinter, Harold. The Caretaker
Pinter, Harold. The Dumbwaiter
Pinter, Harold. The Homecoming
Pomerance, Bernard. The Elephant Man
Shaffer, Peter. Amadeus
Shaffer, Peter. Equus
Shanley, John Patrick. Danny and the Deep Blue
Shanley, John Patrick. Doubt
Shepard, Sam. Buried Child
Shepard, Sam. The Tooth of Crime
Shepard, Sam. True West
Sherman, Martin. Bent
Simon, Neil. Barefoot in the Park
Simon, Neil. Brighton Beach Memoirs
Simon, Neil. Lost in Yonkers
Simon, Neil. Plaza Suite
Simon, Neil. The Odd Couple
Smith, Anna Deveare. Twilight: Los Angeles
Stoppard, Tom. Arcadia
Stoppard, Tom. Jumpers
Stoppard, Tom. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Stoppard, Tom. The Real Thing
Tally, Ted. Terra Nova
Uhry, Alfred. Driving Miss Daisy
Vogel, Paula. How I Learned to Drive
Wellman, Mac. Cellophane
Wilson, Lanford. Balm in Gilead
Wilson, Lanford. Burn This
Wilson, August. Fences
Wilson, August. Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Wilson, August. The Piano Lesson
Wright, Doug. I Am My Own Wife
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Mid 20th Century
Anderson, Maxwell. Winterset
Beckett, Samuel. Endgame
Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot
Bolt, Robert. A Man For All Seasons
Brecht, Bertolt. Galileo
Brecht, Bertolt. Mother Courage
Brecht, Bertolt. The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Brecht, Bertolt. The Good Woman of Setzuan
Coward, Noel. Blithe Spirit
Coward, Noel. Private Lives
Genet, Jean. The Balcony
Genet, Jean. The Maids
Gibson, William. The Miracle Worker
Goldman, James. The Lion in Winter
Hansberry, Lorraine Lorraine. A Raisin In the Sun
Hellman, Lillian. The Little Foxes
Inge, William. Bus Stop
Inge, William. Picnic
Ionesco, Eugene. Rhinoceros
Ionesco, Eugene. The Bald Soprano
Lawrence, Jerome and Lee, Robert E.. Inherit the Wind
Lorca, Fredrico Garcia. Blood Wedding
Miller, Arthur. A View From the Bridge
Miller, Arthur. After the Fall
Miller, Arthur. All My Sons
Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible
O'Neill, Eugene. Anna Christie
O'Neill, Eugene. Long Day's Journey Into Night
O'Neill, Eugene. Mourning Becomes Electra
O'Neill, Eugene. One-Act Plays
O'Neill, Eugene. Strange Interlude
O'Neill, Eugene. The Emperor Jones
O'Neill, Eugene. The Iceman Cometh
Odets, Clifford. Awake and Sing!
Odets, Clifford. Golden Boy
Odets, Clifford. Waiting For Lefty
Osborne, John. Look Back in Anger
Pirandello, Luigi. Enrico IV
Pirandello, Luigi. Six Characters in Search of an Author
Priestley, J. B.. An Inspector Calls
Priestley, J. B.. Dangerous Corner
Sartre, Jean Paul. No Exit
Weiss, Peter. Marat/Sade
Wilder, Thornton. Our Town
Wilder, Thornton. The Skin of Our Teeth
Williams, Tennessee. 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
Williams, Tennessee. A Streetcar Named Desire
Williams, Tennessee. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Williams, Tennessee. Night of the Iguana
Williams, Tennessee. Sweet Bird of Youth
Williams, Tennessee. The Glass Menagerie
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Early Modern
Buchner, Georg. Woyzeck
Chekhov, Anton. The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov, Anton. The Seagull
Chekhov, Anton. The Three Sisters
Chekhov, Anton. Uncle Vanya
Gogol, Nikolai. The Inspector General
Gorky, Maxim. The Lower Depths
Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House
Ibsen, Henrik. An Enemy of the People
Ibsen, Henrik. Ghosts
Ibsen, Henrik. Hedda Gabler
Ibsen, Henrik. Peer Gynt
Ibsen, Henrik. The Wild Duck
O'Casey, Sean. Juno and the Paycock
Rice, Elmer. The Adding Machine
Shaw, George Bernard. Amrs and the Man
Shaw, George Bernard. Candida
Shaw, George Bernard. Heartbreak House
Shaw, George Bernard. Major Barbara
Shaw, George Bernard. Man and Superman
Shaw, George Bernard. Pygmalion
Shaw, George Bernard. Saint Joan
Strindberg, August. Miss Julie
Strindberg, August. The Father
Synge, J. M.. Playboy of the Western World
Wedekind, Frank. Spring's Awakening
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Romanticism/Boulevard
Beaumarchais, Pierre De. The Marriage of Figaro
Calderon, Pedro. Life Is a Dream
Farquhar, George. The Beaux' Stratagem
Feydeau, Georges. A Flea in Her Ear
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang. Faust
Goldsmith, Oliver. She Stoops to Conquer
Rostand, Edmond. Cyrano de Bergerac
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. The Rivals
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. The School for Scandal
Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest
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Renaissance/Restoration
Congreve, William. The Way of the World
Moliere, Jean-Baptiste. Tartuffe
Moliere, Jean-Baptiste. The Misanthrope
Moliere, Jean-Baptiste. The Miser
Moliere, Jean-Baptiste. The School for Wives
Racine, Jean Baptiste. Phaedra
Wycherliy, William. The Country Wife
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Elizabethan/Jacobean
Ford, John. 'Tis Pity She's a Whore
Jonson, Ben. Bartholomew Fair
Jonson, Ben. The Alchemist
Jonson, Ben. Volpone
Marlowe, Christopher. Doctor Faustus
Middleton, Thomas. The Changeling
Middleton, Thomas. Women Beware Women
Shakespeare, William. Complete Pelican Shakespeare
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Greek/Roman/Medieval
Aeschylus. The Oresteia
anonymous. Everyman
Aristophanes. Lysistrata
Aristophanes. The Birds
Euripides. Electra
Euripides. Medea
Euripides. The Bachae
Sophocles. Antigone
Sophocles. Oedipus Rex
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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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Periodicals
Magazine - Theatre
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
Curtain Rising
Justin's Drama and Theatre Links
Theatre History 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
Shaw Guides
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)
Roget's II Thesaurus (alphabetized)
Roget's International Thesaurus (categorized)
University of Calgary Grammar Guide
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