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battleknight24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 07:22 PM
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What are the best plays ever written?
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 07:24 PM
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1. Long Day's Journey Into Night
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 07:24 PM
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2. I like Shakespeare's comedies,
especially Much Ado About Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew.
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 07:25 PM
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3. Othello
...And when I love thee not,
Chaos is come again....
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:18 PM
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11. Ah .... Desdemona.... how tragic.
I agree... and one of the best operas as well.
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jjmalonejr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 07:32 PM
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4. "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" by Tom Stoppard
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 07:35 PM
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5. Good Choice, but...
If you don't know Hamlet, you'll be lost. Maybe "Hamlet/Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"?
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 07:37 PM
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7. If you don't know "Hamlet" you are lost
To me at least. ;)
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 07:44 PM
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9. GREAT POST!!!
A fellow Hamlet lover!!! And quick-witted too. Hi.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 07:37 PM
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6. "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 07:43 PM
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8. Shakespeare
The Taming of the Shrew
Hamlet
MacBeth
Othello
The Tempest

Also, The Crucible by Arthur Miller
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daligirrl Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:17 PM
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10. Death of a Salesman. . .
Depressing, but I love it.
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Mr.Green93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:35 PM
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17. Why didn't Biff and Willy take jobs in the booming war
economy of 1942?
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Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:18 PM
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12. KIng Lear
One of Shakespeare's great tragedies, maybe THE greatest.
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:21 PM
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13. From my head, yes.
But from my heart--Othello.
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:23 PM
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14. By far the best play ever written ...
It moves me to tears each time Lear is reunited with Cordelia ...

"Do not laugh at me;
For, as I am a man, I think this lady
To be my child Cordelia."

Then when he carries her dead body back on stage in Act 5 ... :cry: It is too much to bear.
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:29 PM
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15. Gotta love Shakers
The four great tragedies
Hamlet
King Lear
Macbeth
Othello

almost a great tragedy
Coriolanus

Henry IV parts one and two, for Falstaff.

Richard III
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Mr.Green93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:32 PM
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16. Phil Jackson sideline plays
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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-04 08:41 PM
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18. Streetcar Named Desire, I think....
The reason I say "I think" is that I have never been able to watch it all the way through---it's WAY to upsetting. So, the way I figure, it has to be a damn good play.
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