My knowledge of plays is shameful, and I intend to remedy this! Which plays should I read over the next year? Preferred: 20th century and later, few characters (easier to keep track of when you're reading). Already assuming I should read all of Shakespeare!
  1. Proof ✔️
  2. Doubt
  3. A View From The Bridge ✔️
  4. Love Letters ✔️
  5. Sweeney Todd
  6. Our Town
  7. The Importance of Being Earnest
  8. The Real Thing
  9. Winners/Losers
  10. The Glass Menagerie
  11. A Streetcar Named Desire
  12. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  13. Uncle Vanya
  14. The Cherry Orchard ✔️
  15. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike ✔️
  16. Rabbit Hole ✔️
  17. Six Characters In Search of an Author
  18. Cabaret
    i just read this for a class and i loved it!
    Suggested by @bisexual
  19. Angels in America
    Suggested by @LizDawson
  20. The Threepenny Opera
    I would loan you my copy but it is marked UP and would drive you nuts 🙈
    Suggested by @LizDawson
  21. Savage In Limbo
    My favorite John Patrick Shanley piece. I even like it better than doubt.
    Suggested by @samanthastone
  22. Chatroom
    By Enda Walsh (he wrote the book for the Once musical)
    Suggested by @samanthastone
  23. How I Learned to Drive
    Suggested by @samanthastone
  24. The Pillowman
    Suggested by @samanthastone
  25. Fences
    Suggested by @samanthastone
  26. Waiting for Godot
    Suggested by @moonjockey
  27. Long day's journey into night
    Suggested by @ChrisK
  28. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
    Suggested by @ChrisK
  29. The Cripple of Inishmaan
    Suggested by @danrobert
  30. Clybourne Park
    Suggested by @danrobert
  31. The Clean House
    Suggested by @danrobert
  32. Tribes
    Suggested by @danrobert
  33. The Aliens by Annie Baker (and all her other plays)
    Suggested by @michaelrabe
  34. Arcadia
    Suggested by @elizaanne
  35. Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill
    This is excellent (and even better if you've read the Oresteia). It's actually three plays, but you'll most often find them published together.. And my personal bias is that they should be read that way.
    Suggested by @mhawkeyem
  36. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
    One of the most iconic plays of the 20th century.
    Suggested by @mlh
  37. The God of Carnage
    Suggested by @lizabeth
  38. The Children's Hour, The Little Foxes
    Suggested by @lizabeth
  39. Ruined
    Suggested by @lizabeth
  40. All My Sons
    Suggested by @lizabeth
  41. Rhinoceros
    Suggested by @lizabeth
  42. True West
    Suggested by @lizabeth
  43. The Illusion, Tony Kushner
    Suggested by @nelle
  44. 4.48 Psychosis
    V contemporary. Written like a really long poem. Beautiful writing. MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING
    Suggested by @clearcourses
  45. The God Committee
    Suggested by @emilia_quill
  46. Tartuffe
    Suggested by @emilia_quill
  47. Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
    Suggested by @misterweisman