Best American Plays

Best of American Plays. Written by Americans.
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message 1: 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 2: by Bjorn (new)

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


message 3: by Tom (last edited Jul 29, 2008 12:49PM) (new)

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


message 4: 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 6: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: by Shans (new)

Shans O'Rourke-Hudson 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 12: by Eric (new)

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

#21


message 13: 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 17: 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 18: 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 20: 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?


message 22: by Ashley (new)

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

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
A Man for All Seasons
[book:The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performe..."


there is a script of of mice and men


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads What was on the list was the novel.


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