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Plays and Playwrights

QuestionAnswer
A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen
A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry
A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams (Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski represent Williams’s two visions of the South: declining “old romantic” vs. the harsh modern era.)
Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller (Willy Loman is a failed salesman)
Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene O'Neill (actually produced three years after he died, it centers on Edmund and the rest of the Tyrone family, but is really an autobiographical account of the dysfunction of O’Neill’s own family)
Medea Euripedes
Our Town Thornton Wilder
Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw
The Cherry Orchard Anton Chekov
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Edward Albee
Oedipus Rex Sophocles
The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett
Tartuffe Moliere
Glengarry Glen Ross David Mamet
Mourning Becomes Electra Eugene O'Neill (Lavinia Mannon desires revenge against her mother, Christine, who with the help of her lover Adam Brant)
The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams (narrated by Tom Wingfield, who supports his mother Amanda and his crippled sister Laura)
The Iceman Cometh Eugene O'Neill (patrons of the End of the Line Café anticipate the annual arrival of Theodore “Hickey” Hickman)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams (fight between Gooper and Brick over father's estate who is dying of cancer)
The Little Foxes Lillian Hellman
The Crucible Arthur Miller (Salem Witch Trials)
A View From the Bridge Miller
A Delicate Balance Albee
Androcles and the Lion Shaw
Awake and Sing Odets
Barefoot in the Park Simon
Biloxi Blues Simon
Blithe Spirit Coward
Brighton Beach Memoirs Simon
Buried Child Shepard
Candida Shaw
Come Back, Little Sheba Inge
Desire Under the Elms O'Neill
Fool for Love Shepard
Ghosts Ibsen
Hay Fever Coward
Hedda Gabler Ibsen
Lost in Yonkers Simon
Man and Superman Shaw
Misanthrope Moliere
Murder in the Cathedral Eliot
Picnic Inge
Rent Larson
The Autumn Garden Hellman
The Bear Chekov
The Children's Hour Hellman
The Country Girl Odets
The Heidi Chronicles Wasserstein
The Homecoming Pinter
The Lower Depths Gorki
The Piano Lesson Wilson
The Player Altman
The Sisters Rosenzweig Wasserstein
The Skin of Our Teeth Wilder
The Three Penny Opera Brecht
The Trojan Women Euripides
Three Sisters Chekov
Torch Song Trilogy Fierstein
Waiting for Lefty Odets
Name this author of comedies such as The Wasps, The Knights, Lysistrata, and The Frogs Aristophanes
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