Twentieth-Century Drama


Theatrical plays


Plays of the English-speaking world covering the history of modern drama, including:

  • canonical authors: Langston Hughes, Noel Coward, David Mamet, Eugene O'Neill, Thorton Wilder
  • works drawn from the full range of modern theater:
    • acclaimed North American drama of the 1950s and 1960s
    • Pulitzer Prize-winning plays
    • community theater
    • comedies, farces
    • melodramas, thrillers
  • key areas:
    • African American drama
    • off- and off-off Broadway
    • popular successes
    • women playwrights
    • complete works of George Bernard Shaw
    • Irish theatre
    • political plays
    • historical dramas