10 Best Contemporary Plays

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Long Day's Journey into Night
1.  Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
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  "O'Neill's masterpiece, quite possibly the best drama of the 20th century."
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A Streetcar Named Desire
2.  A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
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  "Williams at his best."
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Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts
3.  Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts by Samuel Beckett
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  "Simple yet it speaks volumes about humanity as a whole."
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Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays)
4.  Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays) by Arthur Miller
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  "Miller is a master at his craft, and DOAS is his best work."
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
5.  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
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  "Amazing how much Stoppard drew from the insignificant characters in Hamlet. Great themes, too."
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The Iceman Cometh
6.  The Iceman Cometh by Eugene Gladstone O'Neill
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  "Another great one from O'Neill"
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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Part One: Millennium Approaches Part Two: Perestroika
7.  Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Part One: Millennium Approaches Part Two: Perestroika by Tony Kushner
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  "Kushner is good...he's good"
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Signet)
8.  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Signet) by Tennessee Williams
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  "Another Williams masterpiece; speaks on so many levels."
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Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play
9.  Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play by David Mamet
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  "Mamet can't be left off the list, and GGR is him at his best."
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'night, Mother: A Play (Mermaid Dramabook)
10.  'night, Mother: A Play (Mermaid Dramabook) by Marsha Norman
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  "Great use of real time."
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