Historical plays
History is one of the three main genres in Western theatre alongside tragedy and comedy, although it originated, in its modern form, thousands of years later than the other primary genres. For this re...
Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry
Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry is a 2005 dramatisation by English journalist Richard Norton-Taylor of four years of evidence of the Saville Inquiry, distilled into two hours of stage p...
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Lackawanna Blues
Lackawanna Blues is an American play written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson that premiered in 2001. It was later adapted as a television movie that aired in 2005. The play dramatizes the character of the a...
Long Day's Journey into Night
Long Day's Journey into Night is a drama in four acts written by American playwright Eugene O'Neill in 1941–42 but only published in 1956. The play is widely considered to be his masterwork and magnum...
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The State of Mississippi and the Face of Emmett Till
The State of Mississippi and the Face of Emmett Till is a play written by David Barr and Mamie Till Mobley. The show chronicles the life and brutal death of Emmett Till, and the circumstances that sur...
Real Women Have Curves (play)
Real Women Have Curves is a stage play by Josefina Lopez and is set in a tiny sewing factory in East Los Angeles in September 1987. It's marked by the issues of gender politics and the Latina immigran...
Aristo (play)
Aristo is a 2008 play by American born playwright Martin Sherman, based on material in the book Nemesis by Peter Evans about the life of Aristotle Onassis after he met Jackie Kennedy. It premiered at...
Imagining Madoff
Imagining Madoff is a 2010 play by playwright Deb Margolin that tells the story of an imagined encounter between Bernard Madoff, the admitted operator of what has been described as the largest Ponzi s...
Jeffrey Archer's Prison Diaries
Jeffrey Archer's Prison Diaries by FF 8282 is the authorised theatrical adaptation of Jeffrey Archer's 3-volume diary of his time in jail, (which were published as A Prison Diary). "FF 8282" was Arche...
Terror of the Tug
Terror of the Tug is a play written by Jean Battlo and based on events in the life of Police Chief Sid Hatfield just after the Matewan Massacre, a notable event in the history of West Virginia and the...
The Farnsworth Invention
The Farnsworth Invention is a stage play by Aaron Sorkin adapted from an unproduced screenplay about Philo Farnsworth's invention of television signal transmission and David Sarnoff, the RCA president...
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Christie in Love
Christie in Love is an early play by Howard Brenton concerning the life of serial killer John Christie, who murdered at least six women between 1943 and 1953, after which he was caught, tried and han...
Our Country's Good
Our Country's Good is a 1988 play written by British playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel The Playmaker. The story concerns a group of Royal Marines and convicts...
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Machinal
Machinal is a play written by American playwright and journalist Sophie Treadwell, inspired by the real life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyder. Its 1928 Broadway premiere, directed b...
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Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas
Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas is a one-man play by Dario Fo, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is narrated by Johan Padan, a fugitive from the Spanish Inquisition wh...
The Crucible (1957 film)
The Crucible (French: Les Sorcières de Salem, German: Die Hexen von Salem or Hexenjagd) is a 1957 joint Franco-East German film production directed by Raymond Rouleau with a screenplay adapte...
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To Pay the Price
To Pay the Price is a 2009 play by Peter-Adrian Cohen based in part on the letters of Israeli hero Yonatan Netanyahu, who was killed in action during Operation Entebbe at Entebbe airport, by Ugandan s...
The Soap Myth
The Soap Myth is a play by American playwright Jeff Cohen. The play had a workshop run in July 2009 at the Dog Run Repertory Company, and had an Off-Broadway run in the Spring of 2012 Off Broadway at ...
The Hatpin
The Hatpin is a musical theatre production inspired by the true story of Amber Murray who in 1892 gave up her son to the Makin family in Sydney, Australia. Written and developed in 2006–2007, by Jame...
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The Innocent (play)
The Innocent is a 1979 play by Scottish playwright Tom McGrath. It was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Warehouse Theatre in London, opening on 24 May 1979. The production was d...
Red (play)
Red is a play by American writer John Logan about artist Mark Rothko first produced by the Donmar Warehouse, London in December 2009. The original production was directed by Michael Grandage and perfo...
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Fram (play)
Fram (Norwegian for Forward) is a 2008 play by Tony Harrison. It uses the story of the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen's attempt to reach the North Pole, and his subsequent campaign to relieve fami...
Wallenstein (play)
Wallenstein is the popular designation for a trilogy of dramas by German author Friedrich Schiller. It consists of the plays Wallenstein's Camp (Wallensteins Lager) with a lengthy prologue, The Piccol...
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