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