Dramatists and Plays

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John Adams, Nixon in China (2011)

Edward Albee, Peter and Jerry (2004)

          Seascape (2002)

Jane Anderson, The Quality of Life (2012)

Aristophanes, Lysistrata (2002)

David Auburn, Proof (2003)

Alan Ayckbourne, How the Other Half Loves (2003)


Jon Robin Baitz, Three Hotels (2011)

Annie Baker, Circle Mirror Transformation (2012)

Harley Granville Barker, The Madras House (1999)

Neil Bartlett, Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist (2007)

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Figaro (2007)

Samuel Beckett, Endgame (2009), (2010)

Alan Bennett, The Habit of Art (2010)

Toby Berkovici, see Eric Sawyer

Georges Bizet, Carmen (2005), (2010)

The Pearl Fishers (2007)

Dion Boucicault, London Assurance (2010)

Bertolt Brecht, see Kurt Weill

Georg Büchner, Voyzeck (1975), (2002)


John Chapman, see Ray Cooney

Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard (2011)

Three Sisters (2005)

          Uncle Vanya (2002)

Ray Cooney and John Chapman, Not Now, Darling (2003)

Noel Coward, Design for Living (2006)

          Private Lives (2003)


Nick Dear, Frankenstein (2011), (2011)

Gaetano Donizetti, Don Pasquale (2010)

Lucia di Lammermoor (2011)

Humberto Dorado, The Keening (2005)


Rinde Eckert, Orpheus X (2006)

Margaret Edson, Wit (1999)

Eve Ensler, Necessary Targets (2001)

Harley Erdman, see Tirso de Molina


Horton Foote, The Trip to Bountiful (2003)

Michael Frayne, Copenhagen (2003), (2008)

Noises Off (2010)


George and Ira Gershwin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess 2012)

Thomas Gibbons, Bee-luther-hatchee (2005)

Pamela Gien, The Syringa Tree (2005)

  1. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, The Gondoliers (2006)

          Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri (2010)

          The Mikado (2007)

          The Pirates of Penzance (2009), (2011)

          Princess Ida; or, Castle Adamant (2008)

          Gilbert and Sullivan and others, Pirates (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plundered) (2009)

Rebecca Gilman, Spinning into Butter (2007)

Frank D. Gilroy, The Subject was Roses (2002)

Joanna McClelland Glass, Trying (2010)

Philip Glass and David Henry Hwang, The Sound of a Voice (2003)

Willibald Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride (2011)

Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz, The Heiress (2006)

Richard N. Goodwin, Two Men of Florence (2009)

Lillian Groag, The Magic Fire (2006)

John Guare, The House of Blue Leaves (2008)


David Hare, The Bay at Nice (2004)

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, The Man Who Came to Dinner (2004)

Michael Healey, The Drawer Boy (2002)

Seamus Heaney, The Burial at Thebes (2009)

          The Cure at Troy (2002)

Lillian Hellmann, The Little Foxes (2002)

Tina Howe, Painting Churches (2011)

David Henry Hwang, see Philip Glass


Henrik Ibsen, Hedda Gabler (2004)

Rosmersholm (2006)


  1. W. Jacobs, R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe (2011)

Naomi Jizuka, 36 Views (2005)

Marie Jones, Stones in his Pockets (2005)


George S. Kaufman, see Moss Hart

Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace (2008)

Arthur Kopit, see Cole Porter

Lisa Kron, Well (2008)

Tony Kushner, Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches (2005)


Franz Léhar, The Merry Widow (2005)

Robert Lepage, The Far Side of the Moon (2005)

Gideon Lester, Amerika; or, The Disappearance (2005)

Lester and Dirleje Houtman, adts., Wings of Desire (2006)

David Lindsay-Abaire, Kimberly Akimbo (2007)

Rabbit Hole (2008)

John Logan, Red (2012)

Kenneth Lonergan, Lobby Hero (2004)

Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged (2010)

Federico Garcia Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba (2010)

Charles Ludlam, The Mystery of Irma Vep (2004)

Eduardo Machado, The Cook (2005)

David Mamet, Boston Marriage (2006)

Donald Margulies, Collected Stories (2003)

Sight Unseen (2006)

Pierre de Marivaux, La Dispute (2003)

          The Island of Slaves (2006)

          Love in Disguise (Le prince travesti) (2002)

Christopher Marlowe, Dido, Queen of Carthage (2005)

Jane Martin, Anton in Show Business (2002)

Jules Massenet, Thaïs (2008)

Charles Mee, bobrauschenbergamerica (2006)

Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, Little Shop of Horrors (2010)

Arthur Miller, The Crucible (2006)

          Death of a Salesman (1975), (2000)

The Price (2006)

A View from the Bridge (1998)

Misa Table, 1905 (2010)

Molière, Dom Juan (or Le Festin de Pierre) (2007)

          The Miser (2004), (2005)

Tirso de Molina, trans. Harley Erdman, Marta the Divine (2009)

Modest Moussorgsky, Boris Godunov (2010)

Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito (2006)


Jack Neary, Auld Lang Syne (2012)

To Forgive, Divine (2010)

Kong’s Night Out (2007)

(adpt.), Henry James, The Turn of the Screw (2006)

Richard Nelson, How Shakespeare Won the West (2008)

Peter Nichols, The National Health (1974)

Lynn Nottage, Crumbs from the Table of Joy (2004)

Intimate Apparel (2010)


Michael O’Brien, The Invisble Man (2006)

Clifford Odets, Waiting for Lefty (2010)

Jacques Offenbach, Les Contes d’Hoffmann (2009)

Julian Olf, The Olf Plays (2008)

Eugene O’Neill, Desire Under the Elms (2005)

          The Iceman Cometh (1973)

Long Day’s Journey into Night (2003)

A Moon for the Misbegotten (2006)

Joe Orton, What the Butler Saw (2004)

Paul Osborn, Morning’s at Seven (2005)


Susan-Lori Parks, Top Dog / Under Dog (2004)

Harold Pinter, No Man’s Land (2007)

          The Birthday Party (2004)

Cole Porter and Arthur Kopit, High Society (2006)

Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème (2006)

          La Fanciulla del West (2011)

          Madama Butterfly (2009)

          Madame Butterfly (2008)

Jean Racine, Britannicus (2007)

Mark Ravenhill, Nation (2010)

Theresa Rebeck, Bad Dates (2005)

Yasmina Resa, “Art” (2002)

Miguel Romero, see Eric Sawyer

Gioachino Rossini, Armida (2010)

          The Barber of Seville (2004), (2005)

Le Comte Ory (2011)


Jean Paul Sartre, No Exit (2006)

Eric Sawyer and Miguel Romero, with Toby Bercovici and others, Curiosity (2009)

Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well (2009)

          Julius Caesar (2005)

          King Lear (2007), (2011), (2012)

          King Richard II (2001)

          The Life and Death of King Richard III (2010)

          Love’s Labour’s Lost (2003), (2009)

          Macbeth (2006)

          Measure for Measure (2002)

          The Merry Wives of Windsor (2011)

          A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2004), (2007)

          Much Ado about Nothing (2002), (2006)

          Othello (2004), (2008)

           Othello, The Moor of Venice (2005)

          Romeo and Juliet (2006), (2008)

          Taming of the Shrew (1998)

The Tempest (2012)

The Winter’s Tale (2000)

Shakespeare and others, Pericles (2003)

John Patrick Shanley, Doubt: A Parable (2008)

George Bernard Shaw, Arms and the Man (2006)

          Too True to be Good (2006)

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Rivals (2005)

Larry Shue, The Foreigner (2003)

Neil Simon, Last of the Red Hot Lovers (2009)

          The Sunshine Boys (1973)

Daniel Singer, see Adam Long

Sophocles, Ajax (2011)

          Electra (2003)

Oedipus (2004)

Jerry Sterner, Other People’s Money (2009)

Carl Sternheim, adpt. Steve Martin, The Underpants (2005)

Tom Stoppard, Arcadia (2009)

          Jumpers (1974)

          On the Razzle (2005)

Rock ‘n Roll (2008)

Travesties (2003)

Richard Strauss, Cappricio (2011)

          Der Rosenkavalier (2010)

          Salome (2006)

August Strindberg, Dance of Death (2003)

Arthur Sullivan, see W. S. Gilbert

Nilaja Sun, No child . . . (2007)

John Millington Synge, The Playboy of the Western World (2004)


Ambroise Thomas, Hamlet (2010)

Tazewell Thompson, Constant Star (2002)

Sophie Treadwell, Machinal (2002), (2007)

Christopher Trumbo, Trumbo: Red, White, and Blacklisted (2005)


Alfred Uhri, Edgardo Mine (2002)


John Vanbrugh, The Provok’d Wife (2004)

Giuseppi Verdi, Aïda (2009)


Richard Wagner, Das Rheingold (2010)

Die Walküre (2011)

Wendy Wasserstein, The Heidi Chronicles (2004)

The Sisters Rosensweig (2006)

Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (2007)

Threepenny Opera (2009)

Randi Weiner, Diedre Murray, and Diane Paulus, Best of Both Worlds (2009)

Peter Weiss, Marat/Sade (2002)

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), (2003), (2006), (2006), (2011), (2012)

The Importance of Being Earnest (film) (2002)

Emlyn Williams, The Corn is Green (2009)

Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2005)

          The Glass Menagerie (2001), (2006)

Letters from Tennessee (2002)

Night of the Iguana (2003)

The Rose Tattoo (2004)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1973)

August Wilson, Fences (2007)

          Gem of the Ocean (2004)

Eileen Wilson, ‘Til the Boys Come Home (2006)

Lanford Wilson, Burn This (2004)

          Hot l Baltimore (1974)

Jess Winfield, see Adam Long


Mary Zimmerman (adpt. from Ovid), Metamorphoses (2004)



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