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Favourite plays?

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prettybutterfly · 01/11/2008 22:51

I've read the favourite poems thread with great pleasure and was wondering what everyone's favourite plays were.

Do you prefer to read or watch, or does it depend on the author for you?

I'm a Samuel Beckett girl, with lots of love for Tom Stoppard. I do prefer to read plays rather than see them though, as scenic wobbliness and clunkiness distress me a bit.

I quite like rude and/or silly plays too, from Aeschylus to Feydeau and beyond.

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deaconblue · 09/11/2008 20:07

Road by Jim Cartwright is one of my all time favourites but I have yet to see anything that moved me more than Ray Fearon in Othello at the RSC many years ago.

Stefka · 17/11/2008 19:08

Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. The play though, not the musical. Also The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Stefka · 17/11/2008 19:08

Oh and I like to see plays myself.

Stefka · 17/11/2008 19:08

I forgot Sarah Kane!

prettybutterfly · 20/11/2008 20:33

I've never heard of Timberlake Wertenbaker ... what an amazing name!

Something to add to my wish list, thanks Stefka.

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