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    Favourite Plays

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Eunoia, Feb 16, 2011.

    (I don't think there's a thread like this, or not that I can find... if there is, feel free to merge or whatever.)

    So my love of plays has only increased over the years, and I admit that I haven't read as many as I'd like. But it's now my mission to read more plays so I thought it would be interesting to know what your favourite plays are. So what's a favourite play of yours? Any particular playwrights you like?
     
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    Sarah Kane is probably my favourite playwright, especially Blasted and 4:48 Psychosis. Samuel Beckett would be number two; Endgame and Happy Days are my favourites by him. And my favourite Shakespeare would be King Lear.
     
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    Favourite Shakespeare for me is Henry IV

    I love Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw.
     
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    Short Eyes - Pinero
     
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    La vida es sueno by Pedro Calderon.

    King Lear and Twelfth Night are my favourite Shakespearean plays.

    The Medea by Euripides is one of my favourite pieces of literature.
     
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    I go through phases of really loving and then really hating this. I love everything right up until the last scene, and then there's that ending. And yeah, sometimes I think it's so insane it works, and then other times it's just like, 'wtf Euripides'.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of plays to be honest but I love RC Sherriff's 'Journeys End', set in WW1. Its just unbelieveably amazing and atmospheric. I also love Shakespeare (who doesnt?!) - Macbeth is my favourite.
     
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    Awesome, I'll probably check these all out. Luckily all but 'Short Eyes' are in my uni library.

    Oh, I am intrigued. I think I'll read The Medea first. :p
     
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    I love the Medea as well - oh maybe if you are doing that Plato ? I have read lots but can never remember who they are by.

    Alan Bennett is worth reading - History Boys is fabulous.
     
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    It is problematic, but in a way I still like it. I like the threat of the foreign menace making her way to Athens, like Euripides is trying to take his audience out of their comfort zone.
     

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