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  • Recommended script reading list

    Theatre students are encouraged to broaden their script knowledge outside the classroom by reading different genres, styles and authors.  Below is a recommended script list.  Many of these scripts are available for check out through the Department of Theatre Arts.

    Script Title

    Author

    Agamemnon Aeschylus
    Oedipus the King Sophocles
    Antigone Sophocles
    The Bacchants Euripides
    Lysistrata Aristophanes
    The Menaechmus Twins Plautus
    Everyman Anonymous
    The Second Shepherd's Play Anonymous
    Volpone Ben Johnson
    The Duchess of Malfi H. John Webster
    Doctor Faustus Christopher Marlowe
    Tartuffe Moliere
    The Rover Aphra Behn
    The Sheep Well Lope de Vega
    Life is a Dream Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    School for Scandal Richard Brinslet Sheridan
    Miss Julie August Strindberg
    Hedda Gabler Henrick Ibsen
    A Doll's House Henrick Ibsen
    Arms and the Man George Bernard Shaw
    Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw
    The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
    The Cherry Orchard Anton Chekhov
    Six Characters in Search of an Author Luigi Pirandello
    The Children's Hour Lillian Hellman
    The Little Foxes Lillian Hellman
    Mother Courage Bertolt Brecht
    Our Town Thornton Wilder
    The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams
    A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams
    Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller
    Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett
    Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene O'Neill
    Birthday Party Harold Pinter
    Homecoming Harold Pinter
    A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? Edward Albee
    Buried Child Sam Shephard
    The Piano Lesson August Wilson
    Fences August Wilson
    M. Butterfly David Henry Hang
    Angels in America: Part I Tony Kushner
    Cloud 9 Caryl Churchill
    A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare
    Romeo and Juliet William Shakespare
    Hamlet William Shakespeare