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2016 Mini-Challenges > August Genre Challenge: Enter the World of Theater- Plays

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A trio of hooded figures stand in the corner, hands clasped in front of them

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Ah, the theater. Where the lights are bright, the world is not always what it seems, and no two performances are exactly the same.

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There is something very much alive about live performances- whether they are musicals, Shakespeare, monologues, or anything in-between.

While reading a play isn’t the same thing as watching it, you can still enjoy the words and flow- and even learn more about the behind-the-scenes stage directions!

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This month’s genre challenge is to read a Play… a play! A play!

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As I was saying, this month’s genre challenge is to read a play. It can be any play! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has just come out and it is a script book. You can read that. Or the library also has the script book to Hamilton. But don’t feel that you just have to read the new and popular.

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Rediscover the ancient Greeks and Romans. Dive into Shakespeare. Take a peek at Marlowe. Discover highs and lows with Miller and Williams. So many plays. So many plays. Why not try them all?

The trio fade back again as the Narrator attempts to retake control of the dialogue


Yes. Yes. There are so many different plays out there- take a look at these lists to help you find the one to read!

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Telegraph's Best Plays of All Time
Goodreads Top 100 Stage Plays
100 Greatest Plays
50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years
32 Plays You Need to Read Before You Die


Travel well, my friends. Travel well.

Narrator exits stage left.

The trio step forward from the curtain

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Explore the words of play, our dear friends. Explore. And travel well…

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Ann (ann-fracturedfiction) | 475 comments Of the Good Reads Top 100, I've read 34 (most of them Shakespeare). :)

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