Which plays to read ? 4/5 : Foreign contemporary works

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Want to read theater but don't know where to start ? Here are some tips to get you started !

You will find many pieces of any kind, any period and any language. But what to read ?

If you are new to the field and want to build a first literary base, here are some guidelines to orient you. 

Today we are going to focus on contemporary foreign works. Here you will find references to classic French and foreign works as well as contemporary French works

We speak of contemporary texts for texts written since the 20th century. 

Samuel Beckett is an Irish playwright who died in 1989

  • Waiting for Godot, 1952
  • The End of the Game, 1957
  • Oh the beautiful days, 1975

Bertolt Brecht is a German playwright who died in 1956

  • Mother Courage and Her Children, 1938
  • The Good Soul of the Se-Tchouan

Friedrich Dürrenmatt is a Swiss-German playwright who died in 1990

  • The Old Lady's Visit, 1956

Henrik Johan Ibsen is a Norwegian playwright who died in 1906

  • A Doll's House
  • The revenants 
  • An enemy of the people 
  • The Lady of the Sea 

Arthur Miller is an American playwright who died in 2005

  • Death of a Salesman, 1949
  • The Witches of Salem, 1953

Tennessee Williams is an American playwright who died in 1983

  • A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955

What's next ? 

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