Best American Plays

Best of American Plays. Written by Americans.
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message 21: by Nessie (new)

Nessie Not to nit-pick but, Stoppard was born in the Czech Republic and then lived in Singapore and India before moving to the UK. How is it that his plays are American? Don't get me wrong, LOVE his work, but I think he is on the wrong list here.


message 20: by Bjorn (new)

Bjorn Stoppard, Nichols, and Peter Shaffer are all from the UK (either born or immigrated).


message 19: by Tom (last edited Jul 29, 2008 12:49PM) (new)

Tom Folks, ARCADIA, EQUUS and COAST OF UTOPIA are not an American plays.


message 18: by Antoine (new)

Antoine Folks, I love Stoppard as much as anyone. But he is ENGLISH. not American.

Oh, I see that others have noticed this also.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, I think Tom Stoppard is fabulous, but he's not American - so I didn't vote for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which I think is a superb play.


message 16: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Many of these plays are not by Americans But I didn't have the strength of Susanna, so I voted for them anyway.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed on account of not being by American playwrights:

Equus, by Peter Shaffer
Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, by Tom Stoppard
The Coast of Utopia, by Tom Stoppard
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, by Peter Nichols


message 14: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn There are musicals that are good plays also, and lousy musicals that make good stage plays anyway. I put a few down.


message 13: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I'm not personally way crazy for Crimes of the Heart, but as a Pulitzer winner, it should be here. I added it.


message 12: by Shans (new)

Shans McClellan I can't believe 'Doubt' isn't on here. What a tremendous play.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add it. Who's it by?


message 10: by Eric (new)

Eric Shans wrote: "I can't believe 'Doubt' isn't on here. What a tremendous play."

#21


message 9: by Hrc225 (new)

Hrc225 Somehow, some-non-American plays are still on here despite word they were removed? Just a heads-up, in in case technical thing is going on.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Could be that they were removed, and then people voted for them again.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Question: is Bernard Pomerance, author of The Elephant Man, an American?


message 5: by Bjorn (new)

Bjorn Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Question: is Bernard Pomerance, author of The Elephant Man, an American?"

yes he's from brooklyn.


message 4: by Bjorn (new)

Bjorn Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Removed, for not being by an American:

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
A Man for All Seasons

Removed for not being a play:

Of Mice and Men
[book:The B..."


thanks. it is hard to keep up with. Of Mice and Men has an official play version if that matters.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I wondered about that, but what was on was the novel.


message 2: by Lenka (new)

Lenka Why is La Cage Aux Folles on here? I'm pretty sure it's a French play.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where is it?


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