Theater Playscripts


Written by Pinter, Harold
In The Birthday Party, a musician who escapes to a dilapidated boarding house becomes the victim of a ritual murder in which everyone- assassins, victim, and observers- implacably plays out the role assigned him by fate.The Room, a derelict boarding house again becomes the scene of a visitation of fate when a blind Black man suddenly arrives to deliver a mysterious message.
January 20, 1994 | Paperback | Grove Press | 116 Pages |


Written by Genet, Jean
Book jacket/back: The setting of Jean Genet's celebrated play is a brothel that caters to refined sensibilities and peculiar tastes.
January 21, 1994 | Paperback | Grove Press | 96 Pages |


Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time. Endgame, originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett himself, is considered by many critics to be his greatest single work.
June 1, 2009 | Paperback | Grove Press | 100 Pages |


Written by Mamet, David
David Mamet is one of America's most celebrated playwrights. The author of plays, screenplays, poetry, essays, and children's books, he has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross. The Obie award-winning Sexual Perversity in Chicago is about two office workers, Danny and Bernie, on the make in the swinging singles scene of the early 1970s.
January 31, 1994 | Paperback | Grove Press | 128 Pages |


Written by Beckett, Samuel
From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama. As Clive Barnes wrote, "Time catches up with genius ...
May 17, 2011 | Paperback | Grove Press | 85 Pages |


Written by Chekhov, Anton
Anton Chekhov was a master whose daring work revolutionized theatre. Robert Burstein declared that "there are none who bring the drama to a higher realization of its human role." In The Cherry Orchard, his last full-length play, an impoverished landowning family is unable to face the fact that their estate is about to be auctioned off.
January 1, 2009 | Paperback | Grove Press | 82 Pages |


Written by Durrenmatt, Friedrich
Friedrich Dürrenmatt is considered one of the most significant playwrights of our time. During the years of the Cold War, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters.
October 5, 2010 | Paperback | Grove Press | 115 Pages |


Written by Ionesco, Eugene
Often called the father of the Theater of the Absurd, Eugene Ionesco wrote groundbreaking plays that are simultaneously hilarious, tragic, and profound.
August 1, 2007 | Paperback | Grove Press | 96 Pages |


Written by Odets, Clifford
Includes Awake and Sing!, Till the Day I Die, Paradise Lost, Golden Boy, and Rocket to the Moon.
January 14, 1994 | Paperback | Grove Press | 418 Pages |


Written by Inge, William
Beginning in 1950, William Inge achieved four consecutive Broadway successes with the plays in this volume, which gained even greater audiences as motion pictures.
January 21, 1994 | Paperback | Grove Press | 320 Pages |

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