Great Plays of the 20th Century You MUST Read

A Listmania! list by Gary F. Taylor "GFT" (Biloxi, MS USA)
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Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, Private Lives: Three Plays
1.  Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, Private Lives: Three Plays by Noel Coward
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  "Three of Noel Coward's Most Wonderfully Funny Plays: Blithe Spirit, Private Lives, and Hay Fever"
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Long Day's Journey Into Night
2.  Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill
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  "Eugene O'Neill's Masterpiece"
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Three Plays (Perennial Classics)
3.  Three Plays (Perennial Classics) by Thornton Wilder
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  "Three Landmarks by Thornton Wilder: Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Matchmaker"
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Tennessee Williams: Four Plays Summer and Smoke/Orpheus Descending/Suddenly Last Summer/Period of Adjustment
4.  Tennessee Williams: Four Plays Summer and Smoke/Orpheus Descending/Suddenly Last Summer/Period of Adjustment by Tennessee Williams
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  "Four of Tennessee Williams' Lesser Known But Exceptional Works: Summer & Smoke, Orpheus Descending, Suddenly Last Summer, and Period of Adjustment"
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Six Plays by Lillian Hellman
5.  Six Plays by Lillian Hellman by Lillian Hellman
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  "Six Great Plays by Lillian Helman, including the masterpeices The Children's Hour and The Little Foxes"
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Sam Shepard : Seven Plays (Buried Child, Curse of the Starving Class, The Tooth of Crime, La Turista, Tongues, Savage Love, True West)
6.  Sam Shepard : Seven Plays (Buried Child, Curse of the Starving Class, The Tooth of Crime, La Turista, Tongues, Savage Love, True West) by Sam Shepard
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  "Seven by Sam Shepherd, including the brilliant True West"
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Philadelphia Story: A Comedy in Three Acts
7.  Philadelphia Story: A Comedy in Three Acts by Phillip Barry
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  "Phillip Barry's Masterpiece; a GREAT shame that so few of his works are still in print!"
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Four Plays: Come Back Little Sheba; Picnic; Bus Stop; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Black Cat Books)
8.  Four Plays: Come Back Little Sheba; Picnic; Bus Stop; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Black Cat Books) by William Inge
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  "Four By William Inge, including the famous Picnic and Bus Stop"
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The Crucible (Penguin Plays)
9.  The Crucible (Penguin Plays) by Arthur Miller
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  "Death of a Salesman is more famous--but The Crucible is Miller's finest work"
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The Adding Machine: A Play in Seven Acts (Samuel French Acting Editions)
10.  The Adding Machine: A Play in Seven Acts (Samuel French Acting Editions) by Elmer L. Rice
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  "Elmer Rice's Masterpiece"
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
11.  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
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  "Edward Albee's Masterpiece"
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The Bald Soprano and Other Plays: The Bald Soprano; The Lesson; Jack, or the Submission; The Chairs
12.  The Bald Soprano and Other Plays: The Bald Soprano; The Lesson; Jack, or the Submission; The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco
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  "Four of Ionesco's remarkable and often hilarious absurdist pieces, including the famous The Bald Soprano and The Chairs"
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The Caretaker and the Dumb Waiter (Pinter, Harold)
13.  The Caretaker and the Dumb Waiter (Pinter, Harold) by Harold Pinter
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  "Two of Harold Pinter's most intriguing plays"
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
14.  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
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  "Tom Stoppard's Masterpiece"
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Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts
15.  Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts by Samuel Beckett
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  "Beckett's Masterpiece"
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No Exit and Three Other Plays
16.  No Exit and Three Other Plays by Jean-Paul Sartre
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  "Three Plays by Jean-Paul Sartre, including the brilliant No Exit."
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The Threepenny Opera
17.  The Threepenny Opera by Ralph Manheim
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  "Brecht's pitch-black satire on social corruption."
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3 Plays: The Boys in the Band; A Breeze from the Gulf; For Reasons That Remain Unclear
18.  3 Plays: The Boys in the Band; A Breeze from the Gulf; For Reasons That Remain Unclear by Mart Crowley
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  "Three by Martin Crowley--including the landmark Boys In The Band"
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Murder in the Cathedral
19.  Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot
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  "T.S. Eliot's famous verse play"
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A Man for All Seasons: A Play in Two Acts
20.  A Man for All Seasons: A Play in Two Acts by Robert Bolt
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  "Robert Bolt's masterpiece"
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The Lion in Winter (Penguin Plays)
21.  The Lion in Winter (Penguin Plays) by James Goldman
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  "Goldman's wickedly funny script mixes history, comedy, and drama to great effect"
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A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
22.  A Raisin in the Sun and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window by Lorraine Hansberry
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  "Rasin in the Sun is justly famous--but The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window is Hansberry's finest work"
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The Heidi Chronicles: Uncommon Women and Others & Isn't It Romantic
23.  The Heidi Chronicles: Uncommon Women and Others & Isn't It Romantic by Wendy Wasserstein
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  "Wasserman's brilliant The Heidi Chronicles"
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The Maids and Deathwatch: Two Plays
24.  The Maids and Deathwatch: Two Plays by Jean Genet
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  "Two fiercely memorable short dramas by the outlaw Genet"
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Three Plays by Kaufman and Hart: Once in a Lifetime, You Can't Take It with You and The Man Who Came to Dinner
25.  Three Plays by Kaufman and Hart: Once in a Lifetime, You Can't Take It with You and The Man Who Came to Dinner by George Kaufman
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  "Three of Kauffman & Hart's funniest and finest!"
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