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25 Plays to read before you graduate HS...

1. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
2. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
3. Romeo & Juliet
4. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
5. The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
6. Noises Off by Michael Frayn
7. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
8. Our Town by Thornton Wilder
9. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
10. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
11. Tartuffe by Moliere
12. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
13. Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

14. The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
15. Fences by August Wilson
16. Medea by Euripedes
17. Angels in America by Tony Kushner
18. Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco
19. Tea and Sympathy by Robert Woodruff Anderson

20. Proof by David Auburn

21. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

22. Wit by Margaret Edson

23. Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig

24. You Can't Take It With You by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart

25. Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare


25 Musicals to read & listen to...

1.  My Fair Lady

2. West Side Story

3. Gypsy

4. Cabaret

5. Ragtime

6. Carousel

7. The Music Man

8. A Chorus Line

9. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

10. Guys and Dolls

11. Fiddler on the Roof

12. Chicago

13. The Fantasticks

14. Show Boat

15. Company

16. Little Shop of Horrors

17. Kiss Me, Kate

18. 1776

19. Evita

20. Les Miserables

21. Oklahoma!

22. Sunday in the Park With George

23. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

24. A Little Night Music

25. 42nd Street


More great plays that every actor should read

The History Boys by Alan Bennett

Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Take Me Out by Richard Greenburg

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, trans. by Christopher Hampton

The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman

The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

Reasons to be Pretty by Neil LaBute

Red by John Logan

Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas

American Buffalo by David Mamet

Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet

Oleanna by David Mamet


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