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Best Plays of All Time

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After a lot of discussion and heated debate, we have agreed on the list of best plays of all time. Of course to make a top ten list of best plays of all time is a difficult challenge. A play is so subjective and offers each reader or theatregoer a very different experience. Plays are also so open to interpretation and different readings. We tried to consider plays from throughout history, as well as look at plays of various styles and genres. Aspects such as craftsmanship, popularity, story structure, contribution to theatre and many other factors were all considered. If you fervently disagree with this list, or any particular plays included here, please let us know. But without further ado here is our list of best plays of all time…

The Top 10 Best Plays of All Time


Other Great Plays

Death of a Salesman, All My SonsArthur Miller
Woyzeck – Georg Buchner
Oedipus Rex - Sophcoles
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear- Shakespeare
Volpone – Ben Jonson
Tartuffe, The MiserMoliere
The Country Wife - William Wycherley
Miss Julie – August Strindberg
The Caretaker - Harold Pinter
Travesties and Arcadia - Tom Stoppard
The Glass Menagerie and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tennessee Williams
Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw

About the Author

Samuel Campbell

is Stage Milk's core writer. He is a trained, Sydney based actor who writes the majority of our acting information.

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