This section of The Ex-Libris List reads like a syllabus for the average undergraduate theatre history course. Probably because I acquired most of these texts because they were course requisites in a class I took somewhere or another. In any case, it makes me feel like I should hurry up and get a Ph.D. Then I could (maybe) get a job teaching these classes. So I can have nice things. Like health insurance.
All you theater folks, please note: Prior to assembling this list, I checked to make sure I didn't have a copy hidden somewhere. I rummaged through the stack of plays stashed on the top shelf of my closet. I have a feeling you know the type-- Xeroxed, binder clipped and coffee stained.
For visual interest, I am offering a photo from a production during my undergraduate days. The production was of a monstrosity not worth mentioning. I dare you to play Spot the Crow.
The List, Part V
The Oresteia by Aeschylus
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
Lear by Edward Bond
Four Plays by Anton Chekhov
Plays 2 by Caryl Churchill
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
The Complete Plays by Sarah Kane
The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh
Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill
Betrayal by Harold Pinter
A Woman Alone and Other Plays by Franca Rame and Dario Fo
Machinal by Sophie Treadwell
How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
And just like that we're halfway through!