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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.

Reading Pathways: Paula Vogel

A reader and theatre lover shares three of their favorite Paula Vogel plays in honor of the playwright's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE coming to Broadway.

The Best Fleabag Quotes Paired With a Book

Some of the best FLEABAG quotes from the show, adapted from the play, paired with books that share a similar theme of grief, guilt, hope and more.

All the Tony Award Winners for Best Play That Were Not Written by White Men

Why Shakespeare Adaptations Suck

Unpopular opinion time! Hear out this reader and theater person who is decidedly of the opinion that Shakespeare adaptations suck.

9 Plays For Theatre Beginners By Diverse Authors

100 Must-Read Plays Not by Shakespeare

From wacky comedy to gut-wrenching drama, from ancient Greece to modern America, there's something for everyone in this list of 100 great plays.

Why I Won’t Be Reading The Cursed Child

One reader and Harry Potter fan on why she isn't reading the new play.

3 Plays to Help You Read Harder

Three recommendations for the "read a play" task of the Read Harder 2016 Challenge

5 Most Underrated Shakespeare Plays

10 Plays That Were Adapted From Novels

The Case for Reading Plays