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Notable Plays (Theatre History & Literature @ UCF)

Theatre History & Literature I


Greek Tragōidia (534 – c.400 BCE)
 Æschylus – Persians, Suppliants, Seven against Thebes, Agamemnon, Libation Bearers,
Eumenides, Prometheus Bound
 Sophocles – Oedipus Tyrannos, Philoctetes, Ajax, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone,
Electra, Women of Trachis
 Euripides – Heracles, Medea, Hecuba, Alcestis, Orestes, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis,
Iphigenia among the Taurians, Helen, Andromache, Children of Heracles, Trojan
Women, Ion, Phoenician Women, Suppliants, Rhesus, Hippolytus, Bacchae
Greek Satyr Plays (534 – c.400 BCE)
 Euripides – Cyclops
Greek Old Comedy (487 – 404 BCE)
 Aristophanes – Acharnians, Birds, Clouds, Frogs, Wasps, Knights, Lysistrata,
Thesmophoriazusae, Peace
Greek Middle Comedy (404 – 306 BCE)
 Aristophanes – Plutus (Wealth), Ecclesiazusae
Greek New Comedy (306 – 150 BCE)
 Menander – Grouch (Ill-Tempered Man), Girl from Samos, Arbitration, Girl with the
Shaven Head
Roman Fabulae Palliatae (280 – 150 BCE)
 Plautus – Braggart Soldier (Miles Gloriosus), Ghost, Rope, Pot of Gold, Pseudolus,
Menaechmi (The Menaechmus Twins), Amphitryo, Comedy of Asses, Three-Dollar Day
 Terence – Girl from Andros, Brothers, Eunuch, Mother-in-Law, Phormio
Roman Fabulae Crepidatae (1st century CE)
 Seneca the Younger – Medea, Oedipus, Madness of Hercules (Hercules Furens),
Phoenician Women, Phaedra, Hercules on Oeta, Agamemnon, Thyestes
Roman Tragoediae Praetextae (1st century CE?)
 Attributed to Seneca – Octavia
Sanskrit Drama (2nd – 9th centuries)
 Śūdraka – The Little Clay Cart
 Bhāsa – The Vision of Vāsavadattā
 Kālidasā – The Recognition of Śakuntalā, Urvasī Won by Valor, Mālavikāa and
Agnimitra
 Viśākhadatta – Rākshasa’s Ring
 Bhavabhūti – Mālatī and Mādhava
Medieval Closet Drama from the Holy Roman Empire (10th century)
 Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim – Dulcitius, Gallicanus, Callimachus, Paphnutius,
Abraham, Sapientia

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European Liturgical Drama (10th – 12th centuries)


 Anonymous – The Bridegroom, The Play of the Star, The Three Students, The Three
Daughters, The Play of Antichrist, The Croxton Play of the Sacrament, The Play of
Daniel, The Passion (from the Carmina Burana)
 Hildegard of Bingen – The Play of the Virtues
Javanese Shadow Theatre (11th century – present)
 Anonymous – The Reincarnation of Rama, Irawan’s Wedding, The Death of Karna
European Morality Plays (12th – 16th centuries)
 Anonymous – Everyman, Mankind, The Castle of Perseverance
English Cycle/Mystery Plays (14th – 16th centuries)
 Anonymous – York Cycle, Wakefield/Townley Cycle, N-Town Cycle, Chester Cycle
Japanese Nō Drama (14th century – present)
 Zeami – Pining Wind, The Mountain Crone, The Fulling Block, Komachi at Seki-Dera,
Saigyō’s Cherry Tree, Atsumori, The Damask Drum, Eguchi, Lady Han, The Well-
Cradle, Tadanori, Semimaru, Takasago, Yashima
 Anonymous – The Feather Mantle, Chikubu-shima, Kantan
 Kanze Nobumitsu – Benkei aboard Ship
 Kan’ami – Tadanori
 Kamparu Zenchiku – The Kasuga Dragon God, The Wildwood Shrine, Tatsuta
 Komparu Gonnokami – The Diver
 Motomasa – The Sumida River
European Religio-political Dramas (16th century)
 John Skelton – Magnificence
 Nicolas de la Chesnaye – Condemnation of the Banquet
 John Bale – King John
Italian Commedia Erudita (16th – 17th centuries)
 Bernardo Dovizi (Il Bibbiena) – The Comedy of Calandro
 Annibal Caro – The Scruffy Scoundrels
 Girolamo Bargagli – The Female Pilgrim
 Gian Lorenzo Bernini – The Impresario
 Alessandro Piccolomini – L’Alessandro
 Giovan Maria Cecchi – The Horned Owl
 Lodovico Ariosto – Supposes, The Necromancer
 Giovan Francesco Valier – The Venetian Comedy
 Niccolò Machiavelli – The Mandrake
 Accademia degli Intronati – The Deceived
 Angelo Beolco (Ruzzante) – Il Reduce, La Moschetta
 Pietro Aretino – The Master of the Horse, The Courtier
 Giordano Bruno – Candlebearer

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Early Modern English Pastoral (16th century – 1642)


 John Fletcher – The Faithful Shepherdess
 Richard Brome – A Jovial Crew
 John Lyly – Endymion, Mother Bombie, The Woman in the Moon, Loves
Metamorphosis, Midas, Galatea, Campaspe, Sappho and Phao
Early Modern English Comedy (16th century – 1642)
 George Gascoigne – Supposes
 Mr. S. – Gammer Gurton’s Needle
 Thomas Middleton – A Chaste Made in Cheapside
 William Shakespeare – As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, The Taming
of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado about Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Merry Wives of Windsor,
Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The
Merry Devil of Edmonton
 John Fletcher – The Woman’s Prize, The Wild-goose Chase
 Francis Beaumont – The Knight of the Burning Pestle
 Thomas Dekker – The Shoemaker’s Holiday
 Thomas Dekker & Thomas Middleton – The Roaring Girl
 Ben Jonson – Volpone, The Alchemist, Bartholmew Fair, Epicoene or The Silent Woman
Early Modern English Tragedy (16th century – 1642)
 Christopher Marlowe – Doctor Faustus, Tamburlaine
 Thomas Norton & Thomas Sackville – Gorboduc
 Anonymous – Arden of Faversham
 Thomas Middleton – Women Beware Women, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Witch,
Macbeth, The Second Maiden’s Tragedy
 Thomas Kyd – The Spanish Tragedy
 Cyril Tourneur – The Atheist’s Tragedy
 William Shakespeare – Titus Andronicus, King Lear, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet,
Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Othello, Macbeth, Timon of Athens
 Thomas Middleton & William Rowley – The Changeling
 John Fletcher – The Maid’s Tragedy, Valentinian
 John Webster – The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi
 John Ford – ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore
 Elizabeth Cary – The Tragedy of Mariam
 John Marston – Antonio and Mellida, Antonio’s Revenge, The Malcontent
 George Chapman – Bussy D’Ambois, The Revenge of Bussy D’Ambois
Early Modern English History (16th century – 1642)
 Christopher Marlowe – Edward the Second
 William Shakespeare – King Richard III, King Henry IV, King Henry V, King Henry
VI, King Richard II, King Henry VIII
 Thomas Middleton – A Game at Chess

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 John Ford –Perkin Warbeck


 William Shakespeare, et al. – Sir Thomas More
Early Modern English Tragicomedy (16th century – 1642)
 William Shakespeare – The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Troilus and Cressida,
Cymbeline, Pericles, The Two Noble Kinsmen
 Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher – Philaster or Love Lies a-Bleeding
 John Ford, Thomas Dekker & William Rowley – The Witch of Edmonton
 John Fletcher – The Island Princess
 Philip Massinger – The Renegado

Theatre History & Literature II


Spanish Golden Age Autos Sacramentales (1500 – 1700)
 Pedro Calderón de la Barca – The Great Theatre of the World, The World Is a Fair,
The Banquet of King Balthazar
 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz – The Divine Narcissus
Spanish Golden Age Comedias (1580 – 1680)
 Pedro Calderón de la Barca – Life Is a Dream, The Mayor of Zalamea, Surgeon of His
Honor, The Phantom Lady, The Painter of Dishonor, The Constant Prince
 Tirso de Molina – Don Gil of the Green Breeches, El Burlador de Sevilla, The Bashful
Man at Court, The Doubter Damned
 Lope de Vega – The Duchess of Amalfi’s Steward, Acting Is Believing, Justice without
Revenge (aka Lost in a Mirror), Fuenteovejuna
 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz – House of Trials
Spanish Golden Age Entremeses (1580 – 1680)
 Lope de Rueda – The Olives, The Thieves, The Coward-Bully, The Servants, The Mask,
Cuckold and Content, The Guest, The Land of Joy, Pay and Non-payment, The Quack
Doctor
French Neoclassical and pre-Neoclassical Comedy (16th and 17th centuries)
 Molière – Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, The Imaginary Invalid, The Ridiculous
Précieuses, The School for Wives, The School for Husbands, The Lavish Lovers
 Jean de la Taille – The Rivals
 Jacques Grévin – Taken by Surprise
 Odete de Turnèbe – Satisfaction All Around
 Pierre Corneille – The Theatrical Illusion
French Neoclassical and pre-Neoclassical Tragedy (16th and 17th centuries)
 Pierre Corneille – The Cid, Cinna
 Jean Racine – Phèdre, Brittanicus, Andromaque, Bérénice, Bajazet
 Antoine de Montchrestien – Haman, La Reine d’Ecosse
 François de Chantelouve – The Tragedy of the Late Gaspard de Coligny
 Pierre Matthieu – The Guisiade, Esther

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 Théodore de Bèze – Abraham Sacrificant


 Fronton Du Duc – The Tragic History of La Pucelle of Domrémy
English Restoration Comedy (1660 – 1720)
 George Etherege – The Man of Mode
 Elizabeth Inchbald – Lovers’ Vows, To Marry or Not to Marry, Everyone Has His
Fault, Wives as They Were and Maids as They Are
 Aphra Behn – The Rover, The Lucky Chance
 William Wycherly – The Country Wife, The Plain Dealer
 John Vanbrugh – The Relapse
 George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham – The Rehearsal
 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester – Sodom, or the Quintessence of Debauchery
 John Dryden – Marriage à la Mode
English Restoration (Heroic) Tragedy (1660 – 1790)
 John Dryden – All for Love, The Indian Emperour, The Indian Queen
 Elkanah Settle – Cambyses King of Persia, The Empress of Morocco
English Sentimental Theatre (18th century)
 Richard Cumberland – The West Indian
 George Farquhar – The Beaux’ Stratagem, The Recruiting Officer
 John Gay – The Beggar’s Opera
 Oliver Goldsmith – She Stoops to Conquer
 Hugh Kelly – False Delicacy
 George Lillo – The London Merchant
 Richard Brinsley Sheridan – The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Critic
 Richard Steele – The Conscious Lovers
Japanese Puppet Plays (16th century – present)
 Chikamatsu – The Love Suicides at Amijima, The Love Suicides at Sonezaki, The
Battles of Coxinga, The Uprooted Pine, The Woman-Killer and the Hell of Oil, Gonza the
Lancer, The Girl from Hakata, The Courier for Hell, Yosaku from Tamba
Japanese Kabuki (16th century – present)
 Tsuruya Namboku IV, Sakurada Jisuke II, Tsuuchi Genshichi – The Scarlet
Princess of Edo
 Tsuuchi Jihei II, Tsuuchi Hanemon – Sokeroku – Flower of Edo
 Tsuuchi Hanjurō, Nakada Mansuke, et al – Saint Narukami and the God Fudō
 Kuruwa Bunshō – Love Letter from the Licensed Quarter
 Namiki Sōsuke, Namiki Shōzō, I Namiki Geiji, et al – Chronicle of the Battle of
Ichinotani
French Divertissement (18th century)
 Marivaux – Slave Island, The Colony, The Triumph of Love, The Isle of Reason, The
Dispute

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 Thomas-Simon Gueullette – The Two Doubles, The Blind One-armed Deaf-mute, The
Shit Merchant
 Beaumarchais – The Seven-league Boots, The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville,
The Guilty Mother
German Sturm und Drang (18th century)
 Friedrich Maximilian Klinger – Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress)
 Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz – The Soldiers
 Heinrich Leopold Wagner – The Child Murderess
 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller – The Robbers
 Georg Büchner – Danton’s Death, Leonce and Lena, Woyzeck
German Bourgeois Drame (18th and 19th centuries)
 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing – Miss Sara Sampson, Emilia Galotti
 Christian Friedrich Hebbel – Maria Magdalena
Weimar Classicism (1772 – 1808)
 Johann Wolfgang Goethe – Faust Part II, Iphigenia in Tauris, Egmont, Torquato
Tasso
 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller – Mary Stuart, The Maid of Orleans,
William Tell
Romanticism (19th century)
 Victor Hugo – Hernani, Cromwell, Mariane de Lorme, Ruy Blas, Lucrece Borgia
 Alfred de Musset – Lorenzaccio, Fantasio, Don’t Play with love, Moods of Marianne
 George Sand – The Marquis de Villemer, Françoise, The Paving Stone, The Japanese
Lily, A Good Deed Is Never Wasted, Gabriel
 Alexandre Dumas père – The Three Musketeers
Melodrama (19th century)
 George L. Aiken – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
 Augustin Daly – Under the Gaslight
 David Belasco – Madame Butterfly, The Girl of the Golden West
 Dion Boucicault – The Octoroon, The Shaughrawn, The Poor of New York
 August von Kotzebue – Misanthropy and Repentance, The Indians in England
 René Charles Guilbert de Pixerécourt – The Dog of Montargis
 Bronson Howard – Shenandoah
 Ira Aldridge – The Black Doctor
 Louisa Medina – Ernest Maltravers
 William Wells Brown – The Escape or a Leap for Freedom
Well-made Plays (19th century – present)
 Émile Augier – Olympe’s Marriage
 Victorien Sardou – La Tosca, A Scrap of Paper
 Eugène Scribe – The Glass of Water, Adriana Lecouvreur, A Peculiar Position
 Alexandre Dumas fils – La Dame aux Camélias

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Grand-Guignol (1894 – 1950s)


 Maurice Level (et al.) – In the Darkroom, The Final Kiss
 André de Lorde (et al.) – The Ultimate Torture, The Torture Garden, Private Room #6
 Paul Autier & Paul Cloquemin – The Lighthouse Keepers
 Eugène Héros & Léon Abric – Chop-chop! or The Guillotine
 René Berton – Euthanasia, Tics or Doing the Deed
 Jean Aragny & Francis Neilson – The Kiss of Blood
 H.F. Maltby – The Person Unknown, I Want to Go Home
Naturalism & Realism (1870s – present)
 August Strindberg – The Father, Miss Julie
 Émile Zola – Thérèse Raquin
 Oscar Méténier – Meat-ticket, Little Bugger, Lui!
 Gerhart Hauptmann – The Weavers, The Rats, The Beaver Coat
 Henrik Ibsen – A Doll’s House, The Wild Duck, Enemy of the People, The Master
Builder, Hedda Gabler, Rosmersholm, Ghosts
 John Galsworthy – Justice, The First and the Last, The Skin Game
 Harley Granville-Barker – The Voysey Inheritance, Waste
 Arthur Wing Pinero – The Second Mrs Tanqueray, The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith
 G. Bernard Shaw – Pygmalion, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Heartbreak House, Arms and
the Man, Man and Superman, Major Barbara
 Anton Chekhov – The Seagull, Three Sisters, Ivanov, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry
Orchard
 Elizabeth Robins – Votes for Women!
 Maxim Gorky – The Lower Depths
 Leo Tolstoi – Power of Darkness, The Fruits of Enlightenment, The Living Corpse
 Nikolai Gogol – The Government Inspector

Theatre History & Literature III


Symbolisme (1890s)
 Maurice Maeterlinck – The Intruder, The Blind, Pélléas and Mélisande, Alladine and
Palomides, Seven Princesses, The Princess Maleine, Interior, The Death of Tintagiles
 Rachilde – Pleasure, Call of the Blood, The Crystal Spider, The Transparent Doll
 Paul Margueritte – Pierrot Assassin of His Wife
 W.B. Yeats – The Shadowy Waters
 Stanisław Przbyeszewski – Visitors
 Andrei Bely – The Jaws of Night
 Leonid Andreyev - Requiem
 Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam – Axël
 Oscar Wilde – Salomé
 Alfred Jarry – Ubu Roi, Ubu Enchained, Ubu Cuckolded

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 Guillaume Apollinaire – The Breasts of Tiresias (calls itself surrealist, but…)


Expressionisms (1900s – 1930s)
 Walter Hasenclever – The Son, Antigone
 Ödön von Horváth – Don Juan Comes Back from the War
 Georg Kaiser – From Morn to Midnight, Gas I, Gas II, The Raft of the Medusa
 Wassily Kandinsky – The Yellow Sound
 Oskar Kokoschka – Murderer, the Woman’s Hope, Sphinx and Strawman
 Ernst Toller – Masses Man, Hoppla! We’re Alive, Hinkemann, The Transfiguration
 Frank Wedekind – Spring’s Awakening, Lulu: a Monster Tragedy, Musik
 Witkacy – The Water Hen, The Crazy Locomotive, The Madman and the Nun
 Reinhard Goering – Naval Encounter
 Carl Hauptmann – War
Dada (1915 – 1923)
 Tristan Tzara – The First Adventure of M. Antipyrene Fire Extinguisher, The Second
Celestial Adventure of M. Antipyrene, The Gas Heart
 Philippe Soupault & André Breton – S’il Vous Plait
Surrealism (1920s – 1930s)
 Louis Aragon – The Mirror-Wardrobe One Fine Evening
 Raymond Roussel –Star on the Forehead, Impressions of Africa, The Dust of Suns
 Armand Salacrou – A Circus Story
 René Daumal – En Gggarrrde!
 Antonin Artaud – Jet of Blood
 Roger Vitrac – The Mysteries of Love
 Jean Cocteau – The Wedding Party on the Eiffel Tower, Parade
American Avant-garde (1912 – 1930s)
 Susan Glaspell – Alison’s House, The Verge, The People, Close the Book, Trifles
 Pendleton King – Cocaine
 Clifford Odets – Waiting for Lefty, Awake and Sing!, Golden Boy
 Eugene O’Neill – The Hairy Ape, All God’s Chillun Got Wings, The Emperor Jones,
“Anna Christie”
 Elmer Rice – The Adding Machine, Street Scene
 Gertrude Stein – Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Four Saints in Three Acts
 Sophie Treadwell – Machinal, Gringo, Ladies Leave, Plumes in the Dust
 Thornton Wilder – Our Town, The Happy Journey from Trenton to Camden, The Long
Christmas Dinner
 Mae West – Sex, The Pleasure Man, The Drag
 Lillian Hellman – The Children’s Hour, The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine
Black American Avant-garde (1912 – 1940s)
 Marita Bonner – The Purple Flower, Exit: an Illusion
 Mary P. Burrill – Aftermath, They That Sit in Darkness

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 May Miller – Stragglers in the Dust


 W.E.B. DuBois – The Star of Ethiopia
 Laurence Dunbar & Jesse A. Shipp – In Dahomey
 Angelina Grimké - Rachel
 Langston Hughes – Angelo Herndon Jones, Don’t You Want to Be Free?, Street Scene,
Mulatto, Scottsboro Limited
 Zora Neale Hurston – Color Struck, Mule Bone, The First One
 Georgia Douglas Johnson – Blue Blood, Plumes, Blue-eyed Black Boy, A Sunday
Morning in the South
 Eulalie Spence – Undertow, Fool’s Errand, Her
 Theodore Ward – Big White Fog
Brecht and Federal Theatre Project (1930s)
 Bertolt Brecht – The Measures Taken, Mother Courage and Her Children, The
Threepenny Opera, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, The Resistible Rise of
Arturo Ui, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, Life of Galileo
 Valdimir Mayakovsky – Mystery-Bouffe, The Bathhouse
 Arthur Arent – Ethiopia, Power, One-third of a Nation, Triple-A Plowed Under
 Marc Blitzstein – The Cradle Will Rock
 William DuBois – Haiti
 Arnold Sundgaard – Spirochete
Mid-century American Theatre (1940s – 1950s)
 Lorraine Hansberry – A Raisin in the Sun, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window
 William Inge – Bus Stop, Picnic, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
 Sidney Kingsley – Detective Story, Dead End, Men in White
 Arthur Miller – All My Sons, After the Fall, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A
View from the Bridge
 Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II – The Sound of Music, South Pacific,
Flower Drum Song, Carousel, Oklahoma!
 Tennessee Williams – The Glass Menagerie, Sweet Bird of Youth, A Streetcar Named
Desire, Suddenly Last Summer, Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo
 Eugene O’Neill – A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s
Journey into Night, Desire under the Elms
Theatre of the Absurd and Post-WWII Europe
 Samuel Beckett – Waiting for Godot, Play, Krapp’s Last Tape, Footfalls, Not I,
Catastrophe, Happy Days, Endgame, What Where
 Albert Camus – The Just Assassins, Caligula
 Jean Genet – The Blacks, The Balcony, The Maids, Deathwatch, The Screens
 Václav Havel – The Memorandum, The Garden Party, The Increased Difficulty of
Concentration
 Jean-Paul Sartre – No Exit, Dirty Hands, The Condemned of Altona
 Eugène Ionesco – The Bald Soprano, Rhinoceros, The Lesson, Macbett

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 Federico García Lorca – The House of Bernarda Alba, Blood Wedding, Yerma
 Sławomir Mrożek – The Police, Strip-tease, Tango, Love in the Crimea
 Harold Pinter – The Caretaker, The Birthday Party, The Homecoming, The Dumb
Waiter, Old Times, Betrayal
 Edward Albee – The Zoo Story, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Seascape, A Delicate
Balance
 Griselda Gambaro – Antígona Furiosa, The Walls
 Heiner Müller – Mauser, The Mission, Cement, The Battle: Scenes from Germany
Black Arts Movement
 Amiri Baraka – Slave Ship, Dutchman
 Sonia Sanchez – The Bronx Is Next, Uh Uh but How Do It Free Us?, Malcolm/Man
Don’t Live Here No More, I’m Black When I’m Singing I’m Blue When I Ain’t
 Adrienne Kennedy – The Owl Answers, Funnyhouse of a Negro
Post-War British Theatre
 Howard Barker – Victory, The Europeans, Gertrude – the Cry, Scenes from an
Execution, The Castle
 Howard Brenton – The Romans in Britain, The Churchill Play, Magnificence,
Weapons of Happiness
 Caryl Churchill – Vinegar Tom, Top Girls, Mad Forest, Softcops, The Hospital at the
Time of the Revolution
 Edward Bond – Saved, Lear
African Theatre and Theatre of the African Diaspora
 Athol Fugard – “Master Harold”… and the Boys, The Island, Sizwe Bansi Is Dead,
Boesman and Lena
 Wole Soyinka – Death and the King’s Horseman, The Strong Breed, Kongi’s Harvest,
The Lion and the Jewel
 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o – I Will Marry When I Want
 Aimé Césaire – A Tempest
Identity-Politics Theatre in the U.S.
 Five Lesbian Brothers – The Secretaries, Brides of the Moon, Brave Smiles
 Holly Hughes – Clit Notes
 Rajiv Joseph – Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
 Tony Kushner – Caroline or Change, Homebody/Kabul, A Bright Room Called Day
 Tarrell Alvin McCraney – In the Red and Brown Water, The Brothers Size, Wig Out!
 Tim Miller – Naked Breath, Glory Box, My Queer Body
 Paula Vogel – The Baltimore Waltz, And Baby Makes Seven, How I Learned to Drive
 Culture Clash – A Bowl of Beings, Chavez Ravine, Carpa Clash
 Philip Kan Gotanda – Yankee Dawg You Die, The Wash
 David Henry Hwang – M. Butterfly, Yellow Face, Chinglish
 Cherríe Moraga – Watsonville, The Hungry Woman: a Mexican Medea, Heroes &
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Verbatim Theatre (1960s – present)


 Richard Norton-Taylor – Called to Account, The Colour of Justice, Bloody Sunday,
Nuremberg
 Anna Deavere Smith – Fires in the Mirror, Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, House Arrest
 Culture Clash – Bordertown, Anthems, Nuyorican Stories, Mission Magic Mystery
Tour, Culture Clash Invades Miami
New Brutalism (1980s – present)
 Naomi Wallace – One Flea Spare, Slaughter City, In the Heart of America, The Inland
Sea, The War Boys
 Martin Crimp – The Country, The Treatment, Attempts on Her Life, No One Sees the
Video
 Sarah Daniels – Head Rot Holiday, Beside Herself, The Madness of Esme and Shaz
 Sarah Kane – Cleansed, Crave, Phaedra’s Love, 4.48 Psychosis
 Hanif Kureishi – Borderline, Sleep with Me, The Black Album
 Mark Ravenhill – Shopping and Fucking, Some Explicit Polaroids, Mother Clap’s
Molly House, Handbag, The Cut, Shoot Get Treasure Repeat
 Judy Upton – Ashes and Sand
 Tracy Letts – Killer Joe
 Sarah Kane – Phaedra’s Love, Crave, 4.48 Psychosis, Cleansed, Blasted
 Richard Norton-Taylor – Called to Account, The Colour of Justice, Bloody Sunday

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