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Death of a salesman : certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem

by:Miller, Arthur

Pulitzer Prize-winning play concerned with the despair of a 63-year-old traveling salesman when he is forced to face the reality he has evaded all his life.

Editions:375  Date:1796 - 2016  Genre(s):Drama, Domestic drama, Domestic drama, Drama, Tragedies


A streetcar named desire

by:Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983

Tennessee Williams' classic drama studies the emotional disintegration of a Southern woman whose last chance for happiness is destroyed by her vindictive brother-in-law.

Editions:442  Date:1933 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Domestic drama, Domestic drama


Our town, : a play in three acts

by:Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975

This play is a study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century.

Editions:178  Date:1938 - 2014  Genre(s):Drama, Domestic drama, Domestic drama, Metadramas, Acting editions


Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? : A play

by:Albee, Edward

George, a disillusioned academic, and Martha, his caustic wife, have just come home from a faculty party. When a handsome young professor and his mousy wife stop by for a nightcap, an innocent night of fun and games quickly turns dark and dangerous. Long-buried resentment and rage are unleashed as George and Martha turn their rapier-sharp wits against each other, using their guests as pawns in their verbal sparring. By night's end, the secrets of both couples are uncovered and the lies they cling to are exposed.

Editions:397  Date:1922 - 2013  Genre(s):Drama, Domestic drama, Domestic drama, Black humor, Black humor


Long day's journey into night

by:O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953

Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive home life. Fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous actor, and an older brother who is emotionally unstable and misfit, the family is reflected by their youngest son, who at 23 is a sensitive and aspiring writer. It is a somber and moving drama, and its writing was an act of magnificent courage. Since its premiere in Sweden in 1956, it has been performed all over the world on stage, screen, and television, and over a million copies of the book have been printed and sold.

Editions:248  Date:1940 - 2016  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Domestic drama


The glass menagerie

by:Williams, Tennessee

The embattled Wingfield family: Amanda, a faded southern belle, abandoned wife, dominating mother, who hopes to match her daughter with an eligible "gentleman caller;" Laura, a lame and painfully shy, she evades her mother's schemes and reality by retreating to a world of make-believe; Tom's sole support of the family, he eventually leaves home to become a writer but is forever haunted by the memory of Laura.

Editions:322  Date:1196 - 2017  Genre(s):Drama, Autobiographical drama, Memory plays, Domestic drama, Domestic drama


A raisin in the sun

by:Hansberry, Lorraine

A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a middle-class black family in Chicago.

Editions:187  Date:1951 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Domestic drama, Domestic drama, History


Cat on a hot tin roof

by:Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983

The members of a well-to-do Southern family gather to await the impending death of their domineering father, "Big Daddy," and are forced to face the truth about themselves as well.

Editions:324  Date:1947 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Domestic drama, Domestic drama, Acting editions, Acting editions


A streetcar named Desire

by:Kazan, Elia (1909-2003)

After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and her Stella's husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money whereby he sets about discovering everything else he can about her past. Tension between Blanche and Stanley builds as time passes and is intensified when Blanche begins dating one of Stanley's poker buddies.

Editions:234  Date:1930 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Domestic drama


The homecoming

by:Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008

This play was first produced in London in 1965, and in New York City in 1967. In it, Teddy, a professor of philosophy who lives in America, brings his wife Ruth to England to visit his family, whom she has never met. His father, a widower, and two brothers, a pimp and a boxer, convince Ruth to remain with them and to enter a life of prostitution. Teddy returns to America alone. Pinter's very high talent manages to make the situation believable.

Editions:213  Date:1900 - 2015  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Domestic drama, Domestic drama


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