The Play List

A list of every script I can remember reading, arranged by time of writing, more or less. Nerdy, I know, exceedingly nerdy.
BC
Antigone, Sophocles
Oedipus Rex, Sophocles

The Eumenides, Aeschylus
Medea, Euripides
The Frogs, Aristophanes
Menaechmi, Plautus

0-1300
Abhijñānaśākuntalam (or Sacoontala), Kalidasa
Everyman, Unknown
Job, Unknown
Pafnutius, Hrosvitha
The Second Shepheards Play, Unknown

~1300-1650
Ralf Roister Doister, Nicholas Udall
The Servant of Two Masters, Carlo Goldoni
The Dog in the Manger, Lope de Vega
Fuente Ovejuna, Lope de Vega
A Midsummer Night Dream,* William Shakespeare
As You Like It, William Shakespeare
Hamlet,* William Shakespeare
Henry V, William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare
King Lear, William Shakespeare
Macbeth,* William Shakespeare
Measure for Measure,* William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare
Othello,* William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet,* William Shakespeare
The Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare
The Merry Wives of Windsor, William Shakespeare
The Taming of the Shrew,* William Shakespeare
The Tempest,* William Shakespeare
The Two Gentlemen of Verona, William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night,*  William Shakespeare
Volpone, Ben Johnson
Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlow

~1650-1900
Tartuffe, Moliere
The Imaginary Invalid, Moliere
The School for Wives, Moliere
The Way of the World, William Congreve
The Rover, Aphra Behn
Mary Stewart, Schiller
The Blind Woman of Spa, Stéphanie Félicité Genlis
Woyzeck, Georg Buchner
Miss Julie, August Strindberg
Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand
Henry IV, Luigi Pirandello, trans Tom Stoppard
A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen
Ghosts, Henrik Ibsen
An Enemy of the People, Henrik Ibsen
The Wild Duck, Henrik Ibsen
The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde
An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde
Three Sisters, Anton Checkhov
The Cherry Orchard, Anton Checkhov

~1900-2000
The Playboy of the Western World, John Millington Synge
Riders to the Sea, John Millington Synge
Mrs. Warrens Profession, George Bernard Shaw
Arms and the Man, George Bernard Shaw
Candida, George Bernard Shaw
The Devil’s Disciple, George Bernard Shaw
Man and Superman, George Bernard Shaw
Passion, Poison, Petrification, George Bernard Shaw
Cathleen ni Houlihan, William Butler Yeats
He Who Said Yes, and He Who Said No, Bertold Brecht
Mother Courage and Her Children, Bertold Brecht
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bertold Brecht
The Hairy Ape, Eugene O’Neill
Desire Under the Elms, Eugene O’Neill
Mourning Becomes Electra, Eugene O’Neill
The Iceman Cometh, Eugene O’Neill
Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill
In the Zone, Eugene O’Neill
Alice In Wonderland, Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus
All My Sons,* Arthur Miller
Death of A salesman,* Arthur Miller
The Crucible,* Arthur Miller
A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller
A Memory of Two Mondays, Arthur Miller
After the Fall, Arthur Miller
A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,* Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie,* Tennessee Williams
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
Krap’s Last Tape, Samuel Beckett
Happy Days, Samuel Beckett
Blood Wedding, Federico Garcia Lorca
Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward
Out Town, Thornton Wilder
The Matchmaker, Thornton Wilder
The Good Doctor, Neil Simon
The Odd Couple, Neil Simon
The Odd Couple (female version), Neil Simon
The Gingerbread Lady, Neil Simon
I Ought to Be in Pictures, Neil Simon
The Piano Lesson, August Wilson
Fences, August Wilson
The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter
A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
Inherit the Wind, Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee
Arsenic and Old Lace, Joseph Kesselring
You Can’t Take It With You, George S. Kaufman
The Man Who Came To Dinner, George S. Kaufman
The Curious Savage, John Patrick 50
The Woman in Black, Stephen Mallatratt
A Lion in Winter, James Goldman 66
Foxfire, Susan Coopper, Hume Cronyn
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Robert Edwin Lee, Jerome Lawrence
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, based on C. S. Lewis
The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Suzan-Lori Parks
Wit, Margret Edson
2000-Well, Lisa Kron

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3 thoughts on “The Play List

  1. Woyzeck was turned into a weird little opera called Wozzeck by Alban Berg. Check it out! 🙂
    Also, Wit, as in the one Emma Thompson was in?
    Also also, it kind of looks like you went Insert Symbol-crazy on this one: Abhijñānaśākuntalam. Just sayin’.

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