Best American Plays

Best American Plays

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We are big fans of American plays here at StageMilk. Many of these best American plays are included in our list of all time classic plays, and as an actor or theatre professional, do yourself a favour and read them all. Most of these plays are consistently performed around the world, so if any of these plays are ever on at a theatre company in your city you must see it, even if it’s an amateur production. Oh and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts…

Top 10 Best American Plays


Other Great American Plays

General American Accent

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams)
Glengarry Glen Ross (David Mamet)
The Odd Couple, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Neil Simon)
Proof (David Auburn)
Twelve Angry Men (Reginanld Rose)
Proof (David Auburn)
The Lion in Winter (James Goldman)
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia (Edward Albee)

What other people think are the Best American Plays

Buzzfeed 32 plays you need to read 

Goodreads 101 best plays 

And of course David Mamet’s list (he knows his theatre).

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