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Welcome to Twentieth Century North American Drama

This edition of Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 2,059 plays by 434 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.

More than 150 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors.

The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the editorial advice of scholars and the playwrights themselves.

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The Beginning of Summer by Horton Foote

An early play by Foote, written in 1955, never before published.

Letters From Cuba by Maria Irene Fornes

The playwright's most recent play, produced in 2000, based on actual letters from her brother in Cuba.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Premiered in New York in 2006, at the Public Theater.

Fourteen Hundred Thousand, by Sam Shepard

One of the author's earliest plays, produced at Café La Mama in New York in 1965.


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