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Best British Plays

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From Shakespeare to Stoppard, the British have for generations been creating brilliant theatre. A number of the greatest plays of all time are British and as an actor you are almost expected to have read most of these plays. We have listed some of the best British plays from throughout history, as well as from varying genres. Hamlet is William Shakespeare’s most well known play and is the tragic tale of Prince Hamlet. The Importance of being Earnest is one of the most clever comedies ever written. Pygmalion is also a comedy, though it is a deeply political play.

Top 10 British Plays

 


Other Great British Plays

A Man for All Seasons (Robert Bolt)
An Inspector Calls (J.B. Priestly)
Arcadia (Tom Stoppard)
Edward II (Christopher Marlowe)
History Boys (Alan Bennett)
Epsom Downs (Howard Brenton)

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