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12 of the Most Unexpected Book-to-Stage Adaptations

From a Das Kapital play to an opera about a toy rabbit, here are some of the most surprising books that have been adapted to the stage.

25 Must-Read Plays

There's something so magical about reading plays. Here are 25 must read plays to you started on a the best thespian lit.

8 Plays to Read Aloud with Your Book Club

If you're looking to shake up the usual book club format, consider reading these plays as a way to make meet-ups more engaging.

Who Was Shakespeare? An Investigation Into the Authorship of His Plays

Who was Shakespeare? Some people don't believe William Shakespeare wrote his plays. One reader investigates the leading theories.

Brilliant Black British Theatre To Read

Black British theatre is some of the best theatre out there! We need these compelling stories now more than ever, like Leave Taking by Winsome Pinnock.

A History of Stage to Book Adaptations

A reader and theater lover takes a look at the history of stage to book adaptations and some recent examples you can add to your shelves.

In Defense of the “Modern” Adaptation

In defense of the modern adaptation of classics.

Read Harder: A Play By An Author Of Color Or Queer Author

We're recommending some excellent plays by an author of color or queer author, for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge. Take your seat and check them out!

Sweeney Todd: Attend the (Completely Fictional!) Tale

Get a closer look at the origins of SWEENEY TODD, including its history and rumors surrounding the tale of the demon barber of Fleet Street.

5 Southern Plays You Should Have Read Already

To understand the culture and the themes of literature from the U.S. South, read one, or all, of the Southern plays on this list--and watch them if you can.