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    Default Favorite plays

    Since we seem to be missing this, what are your favorite plays (that you've seen, read, been in, or all three)?

    What do you like about them?
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    Do musicals count? I like lots of those but don't know almost any plays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21lux View Post
    Do musicals count? I like lots of those but don't know almost any plays.
    Musicals count as plays! List away.
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    Les Miserables
    Pippin
    Wicked
    Parade
    The Last 5 Years
    Legally Blonde
    The Lion King
    The Lord of the Rings
    Bonnie & Clyde
    The Book of Mormon
    Into the Woods (but not the new movie... blegh)
    Sweeney Todd (in which I think the movie is actually superior)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21lux View Post
    Les Miserables
    Pippin
    Wicked
    Parade
    The Last 5 Years
    Legally Blonde
    The Lion King
    The Lord of the Rings
    Bonnie & Clyde
    The Book of Mormon
    Into the Woods (but not the new movie... blegh)
    Sweeney Todd (in which I think the movie is actually superior)
    Rent
    1776
    I didn't know there was a Lord of The Rings musical. That's wild. I'll have to check it out. A girl in one of my classes was always talking about Parade. I've never seen it but from what she said, it sounds good. And I saw The Lion King on broadway. It was amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hel View Post
    I didn't know there was a Lord of The Rings musical. That's wild. I'll have to check it out. A girl in one of my classes was always talking about Parade. I've never seen it but from what she said, it sounds good. And I saw The Lion King on broadway. It was amazing.
    Yeah there is one, this is my favorite song from it:



    Parade's really good, I think the OBC is the best version. Newer versions I've seen don't have as good orchestration. I'm really jealous cuz my sister got to go to New York for s trip with her school and she saw Pippin on Broadway. Sooo jelly. She doesn't even like musicals that much.
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    The Importance of Being Earnest
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Waiting for Godot

    My favourite Shakespeares are probably A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth
    Also a few of Caryl Churchill's plays (Cloud 9, Top Girls, Love and Information)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingrid in grids View Post
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Waiting for Godot

    My favourite Shakespeares are probably A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth
    Also a few of Caryl Churchill's plays (Cloud 9, Top Girls, Love and Information)
    If you haven't read or seen it, Far Away by Caryl Churchill is absolutely bone chilling.
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    Shakespeare: Othello, Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard II, Coriolanus (more dramatic than Julius Caesar, which is talky and tedious), All's Well That Ends Well, Romeo and Juliet, Love's Labours Lost, Titus Andronicus. I've seen Much Ado About Nothing more than any other Shakespeare - and would like to see something else, please.

    Webster's Duchess of Malfi; Middleton's Revenger's Tragedy; Massinger's Roman Actor (The Tyrant's Play)

    Restoration and 18th century comedy is FUN:
    Wycherley: The Country Wife (particularly the china scene - for months afterwards, no respectable woman could go into a shop and order china)

    Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer

    Farquhar: The Recruiting Officer and The Beaux' Stratagem (brilliant production by the UK National Theatre earlier this year - written on his death bed, but a healthy play, completely free from morbidity or angst)

    Lessing: Nathan der Weise (humane)

    Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest (dialogue so good you can sing it)

    Shaw: Pygmalion, Arms and the Man, [I]Man and Superman

    Priestley: the "time" plays

    Coward: Hay Fever

    Christie: The Mousetrap

    Frayn: Noises Off

    Musicals:
    Sondheim: A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd
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    Guys and Dolls
    Fiddler on the Roof

    Singin' in the Rain

    Must go to play. Now. Need theatre fix.
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    What? No Albee or Miller?

    I LOVED All My Sons. I read View from the Bridge many years ago and I remember liking it but it didn't affect me quite as much as All My Sons.

    As for Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, I was impressed by how Albee captured the horror of being dragged through the drama of a dysfunctional couple only to leave you feeling empathy for them at the climax. I haven't read any of his other plays yet but I plan to.
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