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History of Western Theatre: 17th Century to Now/Complete list of plays in English on the Internet

The complete text of plays in English with modern spelling available to be read on the Internet and organized by country and playwright. Most of the plays are royalty-free, but some of the more modern ones require royalties when produced.


  • Adam Lindsay Gordon



  • Hermann Bahr

The Master

  • Franz Grillparzer

The Jewess of Toledo


  • Arthur Schnitzler


La Ronde (Hands Around)

The Green Cockatoo, The Mate, Paracelsus

The Hour of Recognition, The Big Scene, The Festival of Bachus, Literature, His Helpmate

The Lonely way, Intermezzo, Countess Mizzie

Professor Bernhardi


  • Maurice Maeterlinck

Alladine and Palomidas

The Blue Bird

The Burgomaster of Stilemonde

Pelleas and Melisande


  • Robert Barr

The Face and the Mask

  • Henry Bliss

Philip the Second

  • William Wilfred Campbell

Mordred, Morning

  • Caroli Candidus

The Female Consistory of Brockville

  • John Louis Carleton

A Medieval Hun

  • Sarah Anne Curzon

Laura Secord

  • Eliza Lanesford Cushing


  • Nicholas Flood Davin

The Fair Grit

  • William Henry Fuller

The Unspecific Scandal

  • Elizabeth Gagnieur

Conflict and triumph

  • John Murdoch Harper


  • Charles Heavysege

Jephthah's Daughter


  • John Hunter-Duvar

The Enamorado

De Roberval

  • Robert Lalonde

The Bloody Banquet, Bewitched by Them to Death, Galileo Galilei, Vesalius and Servetus, Everyone's Death, Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, Johannes Kepler, Henry III of France, Lust's Dominion, The New Tereus, French Chronicles of the 1590s, Francis de Sales

  • Charles Mair


  • Catharine Nina Merritt

When George the Third Was King

  • Robert Norwood

The Witch of Endor

Cassie, The Cuckoo Song, Dropping Ballast, You Can't See Africa From Sicily

Orpheus and Eurydice


The King of the Beavers

  • W.A. Tremayne

A Legal Puzzle

The Man who Went

A Runaway Couple

  • W.P. Wood

Minnie Trail

Czech RepublicEdit

  • Karel Čapek



  • Johannes Ewald

The death of Balder

  • Henrik Hertz

King Rene's daughter

  • Ludvig Holberg

The Political Tinker, Jeppe of the Hill, Erasumus Montanus

Henry and Pernilla, Captain Bombastes Thunderton, Scatterbrains

  • Adam Oehlenschläger



  • Georges Ancey

The Dupe

  • Emile Augier

Olympe's Marriage, Monsieur Poirier's Son-in-Law, The House of Fourchambault

Paul Forrester

  • Honoré de Balzac

Mercadet the Speculator

The Stepmother

Pamela Giraud, The Resources of Quinola, Vautrin

  • Pierre de Beaumarchais

The Barber of Seville

The Marriage of Figaro

  • Henry Becque

The Parisian Woman

  • Henry Bernstein

The Thief

  • Eugène Brieux

Damaged Goods

Damaged Goods, Maternity, The Three Daughters of Mr. Dupont

Woman on her Own, False Gods, The Red Robe

  • Alfred Capus

Brignol and His Daughter

  • Paul Claudel

The Tidings Brought to Mary

  • Pierre Corneille

The Cid




  • Georges Courteline

These Cornfields

  • François de Curel

A False Saint

The Fossils

  • Maurice Donnay

The Other Danger

  • Charles Rivière Dufresny

The Double Widowing

The Village Coquette

  • Georges Feydeau

Keep an Eye on Amélie

  • Sacha Guitry


  • Alexandre Hardy
  • Victor Hugo


Ruy Blas

  • Alfred Jarry

Ubu the King

  • Jean Julien

The Serenade

  • Eugène Labiche

A Trip Abroad, Célimare

  • Henri Lavedan

The Prince of Aurec

  • Jules Lemaître

The Pardon

  • Alain-René Lesage
  • Pierre de Marivaux
  • Guy de Maupassant

The Peace of the Household


  • Molière

The Blunderer, The Love-tiff, The Pretentious Young Ladies, Sganarelle, Don Garcia of Navarre, The School for Husbands, The Bores, The School for Wives, The School for Wives Criticised, The Impromptu of Versailles, The Forced Marriage, The Princess of Elis, Don Juan, Love is the Best Doctor, The Misanthrope, he Physician in Spite of Himself, Melicerte, The Sicilian, Tartuffe, Amphitryon, George Dandin, The Miser, Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, The Magnificent Lovers, The Middle-Class Gentleman, Psyche, The Rogueries of Scapin, The Countess of Escarbagnas, The Learned Women, The Imaginary Invalid, The Jealousy of Le Barbouille, The Flying Doctor

The Pretentious Young Ladies, Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, The Middle-Class Gentleman, The Rogueries of Scapin, The Learned Women, The Imaginary Invalid

The Pretentious Young Ladies

  • Alfred de Musset

Lorenzaccio, No Trifling with Love, Les Caprices de Marianne|Marianne's Caprices, Fantasio, The Venetian Night, Andrea del Sarto, One Cannot Tell, One Cannot Think of Everything, The Chandelier, A Door must be Open or Closed, Carmosine, Barberina's Distaff, The Ass and the River

  • Jacques Prévert

A United Family

  • Jean Racine



Esther, Berenice


  • Jean-François Regnard

The Follies of Love

The McNaughtens

  • Edmond Rostand

Cyrano of Bergerac

  • Victorien Sardou

La Tosca

Let's Get a Divorce!

  • Eugène Scribe

Adrienne Lecouvreur

  • Voltaire

The Chinese Orphan

Mohammed the Prophet



  • Princess Amalie of Saxony

The Uninformed Girl, The Heir of Scharfeneck, The Irresolute Man, Captain Firnewald, The Son's Return, The Young Lady from the Country

  • James Marcus Babo

Otto of Wittelsbach, Dagobert

  • Bertolt Brecht

The Good Person of Szechwan, The Caucasian Chalk Circle

  • Georg Büchner


  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Götz von Berlichingen


Faust part 1, Iphigineia in Tauris, Torquato Tasso, Egmont

Faust part 1

Faust Parts 1 and 2, Clavigo, The Wayward Lover

Faust part 2

Iphigenia in Tauris

The Natural Daughter


  • Gerhart Hauptmann

Before Dawn, The Weavers, The Beaver Coat, The Conflagration

Lonely Lives

The Rats, Drayman Henschel, Rose Bernd

  • Max Halbe

The Rosenhagens


  • Otto Erich Hartleben

Love's Carnival

  • August Wilhelm Iffland


The Nephews

  • Georg Kaiser

From Morn to Midnight

  • Heinrich von Kleist

The Broken Jug

  • August von Kotzebue

Adelaide of Wolfingen, Count Benyowski, Lovers' Vows

Deaf and Dumb, The Indian Exiles, False Delicacy, The Happy Family

The Happy Family

How To die For love

The Madcap

Misanthropy and Repentance (or The Stranger)

Misanthropy and Repentance, Rolla, Pizarro

The Natural Son


The Reconciliation

The Virgin of the Sun

  • Theodore Kremer

The Voice of Nature

  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Emilia Galotti

Minna Von Barnhelm

Nathan the Wise

  • Ernst Raupach

The Daughter of the Air

  • Karl Reitzenstein

Count Keonigsmark

  • Friedrich Schiller

The Bride Of Messina, The Camp of Wallenstein, The Death of Wallenstein, Demetrius, Don Carlos, Fiesco, Love And Intrigue, The Maid of Orleans, Mary Stuart, The Piccolomini, The Robbers

Don Carlos

Love And Intrigue

The Robbers

Mary Stuart

William Tell

Friedrich Ludwig Schröder

The Ensign

  • Hermann Sudermann

The Fires of St. John


Iolanthe's Wedding

John the Baptist

The Joy of Living

Magda (Home)

  • Ludwig Thoma


  • Karl Vollmöller

Turandot, princess of China

  • Frank Wedekind


Pandora's Box

Such is Life

Spring Awakening


  • Aeschylus

The Persians, Prometheus Bound, The Seven Against Thebes, The Suppliants, Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides.

  • Aristophanes

The Acharnians, The Knights, The Clouds, The Wasps, Peace, The Birds, Lysistrata, The Frogs

  • Euripides

Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, The Trojan Women, The Bacchae, Iphigeneia at Aulis, The Cyclops,

  • Menander

The Grouch

  • Sophocles

The Trachinian Maidens, Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus the King, Ajax, Electra, Philoctetes

  • Theocritus

The Battle of the Bards


  • Ödön von Horváth
  • Ferenc Molnar


The Devil


Jóhann Sigurjónsson

Eyvind of the Hills, The Hraun Farm


  • Dion Boucicault

Jessie Brown

London Assurance

The Octoroon

The Prima Donna

The Queen of Spades

  • Padraic Colum

The Fiddler's House, The Land, Thomas Muskerry

  • William Congreve

The Double Dealer, Love for Love, The Old Bachelor, The Way of the World, The Mourning Bride

The Mourning Bride

  • Lord Dunsany

The Gods of the Mountain, King Argimēnēs and the Unknown Warrior

If, The Compromise Of The King Of The Golden Isles, The First Act Of King Argimenes, The Unknown Warrior, The Gods Of The Mountain, The Laughter of the Gods, The Tents of the Arabs

  • Maria Edgeworth

Knapsack, Love And Law, Rose, Thistle, And Shamrock

  • St John Ervine

The First Mrs Fraser

Jane Clegg

  • George Farquhar

The Beaux' Stratagem

The Constant Couple

The Inconstant

John Ferguson

Mixed Marriage

The Recruiting Officer

The Ship

The State Forbids

  • George Fitzmaurice

The Country Dressmaker

The Dandy Dolls

The Moonlighter

  • Oliver Goldsmith

The Good-natured Man

She Stoops to Conquer

  • Lady Gregory

Darner's Gold

The Image, Hanrahan's oath, Shanwalla, The Wrens

  • James Joyce


  • Rutherford Mayne

The Drone, The Turn of the Road

  • Justin Huntly McCarthy

If I were King

  • Sean O'Casey

The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock

The Plough and the Stars

  • Kane O'Hara


  • Seumas O'Kelly

The Bribe

  • George Bernard Shaw

Widowers' Houses, The Philanderer, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Man of Destiny, Arms and the Man, Candida, You Never Can Tell, The Devil's Disciple, Captain Brassbound's Conversion, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Admirable Bashville, Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, How He Lied to Her Husband, Passion, Poison, and Petrifaction, Major Barbara, The Doctor’s Dilemma, The Interlude at the Playhouse, Getting Married, The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet, Press Cuttings, Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Fanny's First Play, Overruled, Androcles and the Lion, Great Catherine, Pygmalion, The Music Cure, O'Flaherty V.C., The Inca of Perusalem, Augustus Does His Bit, Annajanska, The Bolshevik Empress, Heartbreak House, Back to Methuselah, Saint Joan, The Apple Cart, Geneva, The Milionnairess

  • Thomas Southerne

Isabella (adapted by David Garrick), Oroonoko

  • J.M. Synge

Deirdre of the Sorrows

Deirdre of the Sorrows, The Playboy of the Western World, The Tinker's Wedding, The Well of the Saints

The Playboy of the Western World

The Tinker's Wedding

The Well of the Saints

  • Richard Steele

The Conscious Lovers

  • Oscar Wilde

The Duchess Of Padua, A Florentine Tragedy, For Love of the King, A Burmese Masque, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan, Vera, A Woman of No Importance

The Importance of being Earnest, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome

  • William Butler Yeats

The Unicorn from the Stars


  • Vittorio Alfieri

The Conspiracy of the Pazzi, Mary Stuart, Antigone

Philip, Polynices, Antigone, Virginia, Agamemnon, Orestes

Rosmunda, Octavia, Timoleon, Merope, Mary Stuart, The Conspiracy of the Pazzi

All of the above plus Don Garcia, Saul, Agis, Sophonisba, The First Brutus, Myrrha, The Second Brutus, Anthony and Cleopatra, Abel, Alcestis II

  • Ugo Betti

The Queen and the Rebels, The Burnt Flower-bed, Summertime

  • Luigi Chiarelli

The Mask and the Face

  • Gabriele D'Annunzio

The Dead City

  • Ippolito D'Aste


  • Paolo Giacometti

Elizabeth, Queen of England


  • Giuseppe Giacosa

Like Falling Leaves, Sacred Ground, The Stronger

  • Carlo Goldoni

A Curious Mishap, The Beneficent Bear, The Fan, The Spendthrift Miser

The Fan, An Old Misunderstanding, The Beneficent Bear

The Impresario from Smyrna, The Good Girl, The Fan, The Mistress of the Inn

The Servant of Two Masters

The Venetian Twins, The Artful Widow, The Mistress of the Inn, The Superior Residence

  • Carlo Gozzi


  • Vincenzo Monti

Fitzormond, Malek Adhel, Aristodemus

  • Silvio Pellico

Euphemio of Messina

Francesca of Rimini

  • Luigi Pirandello

Henry IV

Henry IV, Six Characters in Search of an Author, So it is, if you think it is

Six Characters in Search of an Author

So it is if you think it is


  • Herman Heijermans

The Good Hope

The Guetto


  • Bjornstjerne Bjornson

Leonarda, The Newly Married Couple, A Gauntlet, The Editor, The Bankrupt, The King

Leonarda, The Newly Married Couple, A Gauntlet

The Editor, The Bankrupt, The King

  • Henrik Ibsen

Lady Inger of Oestraat, The Feast at Solhaug, Love's Comedy, The Vikings at Helgeland, The Pretenders, Brand, Peer Gynt, Emperor and Galilean, The League of Youth, Pillars of Society, A Doll's House, Ghosts, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, The Lady from the Sea, Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, Little Eyolf, John Gabriel Borkman, When We Dead Awaken

Catilina with some of the above-cited plays

Catiline, the Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans

An Enemy of the People


Hedda Gabler

John Gabriel Borkman

The Lady from the Sea

Little Eyolf

The Master Builder

Peer Gynt

The Pillars of Society

The Pretenders


The Vikings of Helgeland

When We Dead Awaken

  • Hans Wiers-Jenssen

Anne Pedersdotter


  • Henryk Sienkiewicz

Win Or Lose


  • Gil Vicente

The Soul's Journey, Exhortation to War, The Carriers, Estrella's Mountain Range


  • Alexander Afinogenov

On The Eve

  • Leonid Andreyev

He Who Gets Slapped

Savva, The Life of Man

  • Anton Chekhov


The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, Ivanov

Uncle Vanya

  • Nikolai Evreinov

A Merry Death, The Beautiful Despot

  • Maxim Gorky

The Lower Depths

  • Alexander Griboyedov

The Woes of Wit

  • Leonid Leonov

The Orchards of Polovchansk

  • Alexander Ostrovsky

The Storm

A Protogé of the Mistress, Poverty is no Crime, Sin and Sorrow Are Common to All, It's a Family Affair: we'll Settle it Ourselves

  • Alexander Pushkin

Boris Godunov

  • Vsevolod Rokk

Engineer Sergeyev

  • Konstantin Simonov

The Russian People

  • Leo Tolstoy

The Power of Darkness, The Fruits of Culture, Redemption, The Cause of It All, The First Distiller, The Light Shines in Darkness

  • Leonid Tur

Smoke of the Fatherland (with Petur Tur and Leo Sheinin)

  • Ivan Turgenev

A Month in the Country

  • Lesya Ukrainka

The Babylonian Captivity

  • Denis von Vizin

The Choice of a Tutor


  • Juan Ruiz de Alarcon

Walls Have Ears

  • Jacinto Benavente

The Widow's Husband, The Bonds of Interest, The Evil Doers of Good, The Passion Flower

Princess Bebe, The Governor's Wife, Autumnal Roses

  • Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Devotion to the Cross

Life is a Dream

Love is the Greatest Enchantment, The Sorceries of Sin, Devotion to the Cross

The Mayor of Zalamea

The Purgatory of St. Patrick

The Two Lovers of Heaven

The Wonder-working Magician

The Painter of his own Dishonour, Keep your own Secret, Gil Perez the Gallician, Three Judgement at a Blow, The Mayor of Zalamea, Beware of Smooth Water, The Mighty Magician, Life is a Dream

  • Joaquin Dicenta

Juan José

  • José Echegaray

The Great Galateo, Folly or Saintliness


Don Juan's Son

  • Benito Perez Galdos


The Duchess of San Quentin

  • Angel Guimera


Marta of the Lowlands

  • Federico Garcia Lorca

Blood Wedding


  • Eduardo Marquina

When the Roses Bloom Again

  • Joaquin and Serafin Alaverez Quintero

The Women's Town

  • Manuel Linares Rivas

The Claws

  • Gregorio Martinez Sierra

The Cradle Song, The Lover, Love Magic, Poor John, Madame Pepita

Divine Treasure

  • Manuel Tamayo y Baus

The New Drama


  • August Strindberg

Comrades, Miss Julie, Creditors, Easter, The Father, Lucky Pehr, Master Olof, The Outlaw, Pariah, The Road to Damascus, The Stronger, Crimes and Crimes

The Father, Miss Julie

Crimes and Crimes


The Ghost Sonata

The Bond, The Dream Play, The Dance of Death part 1, The Dance of Death par


Advent, The Thunderstorm, After the Fire, The Bridal Crown, The First Warning, Gustav Vasa

Master Olof


  • Max Frisch

The Chinese Wall


  • Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol

The Inspector General

  • Alexander Korneichuk

The Front

  • Vladimir Solovyov

Field Marshal Kutuzov

United KingdomEdit


  • Joseph Addison


  • John Till Allingham

Fortune's Frolic

The Marriage Promise

  • Anonymous

Arden of Faversham

The Conflict of Conscience, The Rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune, The Three Ladies of London, The Three Ladies and Three Lords of London, A Knack to know a Knave

Contention between Liberality and Prodigality, Grim the Collier of Croydon

The Dumb Knight, The Merry Devil of Edmonton, Ram-Alley, The Second Maiden's Tragedy, Englishmen for my Money

The Four Elements, Calisto and Melibaea, Everyman, Hickscorner, The Pardoner and the Friar, The World and the Child, God's Promises, The Four P.P., Thersites

How a Man May Choose a Good Wife from a Bad, The Return from Parnassus, Wily Beguiled, Lingua, The Miseries of Enforced Marriage

The Interlude of Youth, Lusty Juventus, Jack Juggler, Nice Wanton, The History of Jacob and Esau, The Disobedient Child, The Marriage of Wit and Science

New Custom, Ralph Roister Doister, Gammer Gurton's Needle, The Trial of Treasure, Like Will to Like

The Old Couple

The Ordinary, The London Chanticleers, The Sheperd's Holiday, The Lost Lady

The Rebellion, Andromena, Lady Alimony

Tancred And Gismunda, The Wounds Of Civil War, Mucedorus, The Two Angry Women Of Abington, Look About You

  • Thomas Archer


Marguerite's Colours

  • H.T. Arden

The Belle of the Barley-Mow

  • John Bale

Three Laws, A Song Upon Benedictus, God's Promises, John the Baptist, The Temptation of our Lord, King John,

God's Promises

  • Morris Barnett

Married Un-Married

Sarah the Creole

  • William Barrymore

El Hyder

The Secret

  • Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

Beggars Bush

Bonduca (Fletcher alone), The Faithful Shepherdess (Fletcher alone), A King and No King, The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Beaumont alone), The Maid's Tragedy

The Coxcomb, The Island Princess (Fletcher alone), The Noble Gentleman, The Woman's Prize (Fletcher alone)

Cupid's Revenge, The Fair Maid of the Inn (Fletcher, Philip Massinger, John Ford, John Webster, and William Rowley), The Sea Voyage (Fletcher and Philip Massinger), The Two Noble Kinsmen (Fletcher and William Shakespeare), The Wild Goose Chase

The Elder Brother (Fletcher and Philip Massinger)

The Faithful Shepherdess (Fletcher alone)

The False One (Fletcher and Philip Massinger)

The Knight of Malta (Fletcher, Nathan Field, and Philip Massinger), Love's Cure (Beaumont, Fletcher, and Philip Massinger), The Maid in the Mill (Fletcher and William Rowley), The Night Walker (Fletcher and James Shirley), Women Pleased (Fletcher alone)

The Little French Lawyer

A King and no King

The Laws of Candy

The Maid's Tragedy


The Scornful Lady

The Spanish Curate

Wit without Money (Fletcher alone)

  • Aphra Behn

Abdelazer, The Young King, The City Heiress, All the Feigned Courtesans

The Dutch Lover

The Roundheads

The Rover part 1, The Rover part 2

The Town-Fop; The Lucky Chance, The Forced Marriage; The Emperor of the Moon

  • Arnold Bennett

The Great Adventure


The Title

  • F.C. Burnand




The White Cat

  • W.E. Burton

Ellen Wareham, The Wife of Two Husbands

  • William Bayle Bernard

The Dumb Belle

A Life's Trial

The Man of Two Lives

The Mummy

A Practical Man!

A Storm in a Tea Cup

  • Isaac Bickerstaff

The Hypocrite

  • Taylor Bilkins

In Three Volumes

  • Thomas Blake

Our Old House at Home

  • E.L. Blanchard

The Artful Dodge

  • Sidney Bowkett

Lucky Miss Dean

The Superior Miss Pellender

  • Ernest Bramah

Max Carrados

  • I.V. Bridgeman

The Black Doctor

Matrimonial: a Gentleman

  • Shirley Brooks

The Creole

  • Richard Brome

The Antipodes, The City Wit, The Court Beggar, Covent Garden Weeded, The Demoiselle, The English Moor, A Jovial Crew, The Late Lancashire Witches, The Love-Sick Court, A Mad Couple Well Matched, The New Academy, The Northern Lass, The Novella, The Queen and Concubine, The Queen's Exchange, The Sparagus Garden

  • Henry Brooke

Gustavus Vasa

  • John Brown


  • Robert Browning

A Blot In The 'Scutcheon, Pippa Passes

  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

The Lady of Lyons, Money, Richelieu, The Rightful Heir, Walpole, Not so Bad as we Seem, The Duchess De La Vallière.

The Lady of Lyons

  • Frances Hodgson Burnett


  • George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron


  • Richard Claude Carton

The Bear Leaders

Lady Huntsworth's Experiment

Liberty Hall

Sunlight and Shadow

  • Susannah Centlivre

A Bold Stroke for a Wife, The Wonder

The Busy Body

The Perjured Husband

The Stolen Heiress

The Wonder

  • George Chapman

Bussy D'Ambois

May Day

  • Susannah Centlivre

A Bold Stroke for a Wife

  • Henry Chettle

The Blind Beggar of Bednal Green (with John Day)


  • G.K. Chesterton


  • James Cobb

The Doctor and the Apothecary

  • George Colman the Elder

John Bull

The Jealous Wife

  • George Colman the Younger

The Englishman's Fireside

The Deuce is in Him, Ways and Means

  • John Cooke

The City Gallant

  • Noel Coward

I'll Leave It To You

  • Abraham Cowley

Cutter of Coleman Street

The Guardian

  • Hannah Cowley

The Belle's Stratagem

A Bold Stroke for a Husband

Who's the Dupe?

  • John Crowne

The Country Wit, The Ambitious Statesman, Sir Courtly Nice, Darius

The English Friar, Regulus, The Married Beau, Caligula

Juliana, Charles VIII of France, Calisto

Thyestes, City Politiques, The Destruction of Jerusalem Parts 1 and 2

  • Richard Cumberland

The West Indian

  • Florence Henrietta Darwin

Bushes And Briars, The Lovers' Tasks, My Man John, The New Year, Princess Royal, The Seeds Of Love

  • Clemence Dane

  • Hubert Henry Davies

Mrs Gorringe's Necklace, Cousin Kate,Lady Epping’s Lawsuit, Captain Drew on Leave

The Mollusc, A Single Man, Doormats, Outcast

Lady Epping's Lawsuit

  • Gilbert Dayle

What Would a Gentleman Do?

  • Thomas Dekker

Lust's Dominion

The Noble Spanish Soldier

Patient Grissel (with Henry Chettle)

The Shoemaker's Holiday

The Spanish Gypsy (with John Ford)

  • Benjamin Disraeli

Count Alarcos

  • John Drinkwater

Robert E. Lee

  • John Dryden

All for Love

  • Thomas D'Urfey

The Commonwealth of Women

  • George Etherege

The Comical Revenge, She Would If She Could, The Man of Mode

The Man of Mode

  • George Farquhar

The Beaux' Stratagem

The Inconstant

  • Nathan Field

Amends for Ladies, A Woman is a Weathercock

  • Henry Fielding

The Mock Doctor, Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

The Author's Farce, Pasquin, Tom Thumb

  • Jasper Fisher

Fuimus Troes: The True Trojans

  • James Elroy Flecker

Story of Hassan of Baghdad and How He Came to Make the Golden Journey to Sam

  • John Ford

'Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Broken Heart

  • Samuel Foote

The Liar

The Mayor of Garratt

The Tailors


  • Thomas Holcroft

Deaf and Dumb

The Road to Ruin

The Steward

  • Thomas Hughes

The misfortunes of Arthur

  • John Galsworthy

A Bit' O Love

A Bit O' Love, The Eldest Son, A Family Man, The First and The Last, Foundations, The Fugitive, Joy, Justice, The Little Dream, The Little Man, Loyalties, Mob, The Pigeon, The Silver Box, The Skin Game, Strife, Windows

The Eldest Son

A Family Man

The First and the Last

The Foundations

The Fugitive



Little Dream

The Little Man


The Mob

The Pigeon

The Silver Box, Joy, Strife, The Eldest Son, The Little Dream, Justice, The Fugitive, The Pigeon, The Mob, A Bit O' Love, The Foundations, The Skin Game, The First and the Last, The Little Man, Half-marked Defeat, Punch and Go, The Silver Box, Joy, The Sun,

The Skin Game


The Sun


  • David Garrick

The Clandestine Marriage (with George Colman the Older), The Country Girl, The Guardian, The Irish Widow, The Lying Valet, Bon Ton

  • John Gay

The Beggars' Opera

  • Harley Granville-Barker

The Madras House

The Marrying of Ann Leete, The Voysee Inheritance, Waste


  • Robert Greene

A Looking Glass for London and England, James the Fourth, Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, Alphonsus, King of Aragon

  • St. John Hankin

The Return of the Prodigal

  • Thomas Hardy

The Dynasts

  • Thomas Heywood

The English Traveller, Royal King and Loyal Subject, Challenge for Beauty

Sir Thomas Wyatt, If You Know not me you Know Nobody

A Woman Killed with Kindness

A Woman Killed with Kindness, The Fair Maid of the West, The English Traveller, The Wise Woman of Hogsdon, The Rape of Lucrece

  • Benjamin Hoadley

The Suspicious Husband

  • Thomas Holcroft

The Road to Ruin

  • John Home


  • Laurence Housman

The Chinese Lantern

  • George Hyde

Love's Victory (based on a play by Agustín Moreto y Cavana)

  • Gertrude E Jennings

Poached Eggs and Pearls

  • Douglas William Jerrold

Bubbles of the Day, Time Works Wonders, The Catspaw, The Prisoner of War, Retired from Business, St Cupid

Martha Willis

Nell Gwynne

The Prisoner of War

The Smoked Miser

The Mutiny at the Nore

The Rent Day, Nell Gwynne, The Housekeeper, The Wedding Gown, The Schoolfellows, Doves in a cage, Black-Eyed Susan

  • Henry Arthur Jones

The Case of Rebellious Susan

Chance, the Idol

The Chevaleer

Carnac Sahib

The Crusaders

The Dancing Girl

The Divine Gift

Dolly Reforming Herself

The Hypocrites

Joseph Entangled


The Liars

The Lie

The Maneuvres of Jane

Mary Goes First

The Masqueraders

Michael and his Lost Angel

The Middleman

Mrs. Dane's Defence

The Physician

The Princess' Nose

The Rogue's Comedy

Saints and Sinners

The Tempter

We Can't Be as Bad as all That

Whitewashing Julia

  • Ben Jonson

A Tale of a Tub, The Case is Altered, Every Man in His Humour, Every Man out of His Humour, Cynthia's Revels, The Poetaster, Sejanus' Fall, Eastward Ho, with John Marston and George Chapman, Volpone, Epicoene, The Alchemist, Catiline's Conspiracy, Bartholomew Fair, The Devil is an Ass, The Staple of News, The New Inn, The Magnetic Lady


The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair

  • John Keats


  • Thomas Killigrew

The Parson's Wedding

  • Thomas Kyd

The Spanish Tragedy

The Spanish Tragedy, Cornelia, Soliman and Perseda

  • DH Lawrence

Touch and Go

  • George Lillo

Fatal Curiosity, The London Merchant

The London Merchant

  • John Lyly

Mother Bombie, Endymion

Mother Bombie, Midas

  • Charles Macklin

The Man of the World

  • Christopher Marlowe

Dido, Queen of Carthage, The Massacre at Paris, Tamburlaine, part 1, Tamburlaine part 2, The Jew of Malta, Edward II, Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

  • John Marston

Antonio and Mellida parts 1 and 2, The Malcontent

The Dutch Courtesan, The Fawn, Sophonisba, What You Will

Eastward Ho, The Insatiate Countess

The Malcontent

  • Philip Massinger

A New Way to Pay Old Debts

  • Somerset Maugham

Our Betters

Caesar's Wife

The Circle

East of Suez

Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor

  • Thomas Middleton

The Changeling, More Dissemblers Besides Women

The Phoenix, A Trick to Catch the Old One, Your Five Gallants, The Second Maiden's Tragedy, No Wit, No Help like a Woman's, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, The Witch, Hengist, The Honest Whore part 1, The Roaring Girl, The Old Law, Anything for a Quiet Life, The Changeling, Blurt Master Constable, The Bloody Banquet,

The Revenger's Tragedy (Cyril Tourneur)

Wit at Several Weapons (with William Rowley)

  • Edward Moore

The Gamester

  • Hannah Moore


  • Thomas Morton


  • Anthony Munday

The Downfall of Robert Earl of Huntington, The Death of Robert Earl of Huntington

  • Arthur Murphy

The Apprentice, The Grecian Daughter, Three Weeks after Marriage

  • Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville

Gorboduc, Damon and Pithias

  • Thomas Nashe

Summer's Last Will and Testament

  • Thomas Otway

The Orphan

Venice Preserved

  • Louis Napoleon Parker


  • George Peele

The Arraignment of Paris

George Peele

Life and Death of Jack Straw

  • Arthur Wing Pinero

The Amazons

The Benefit of the Doubt

The Big Drum

The Cabinet Minister

Dandy Dick

The Gay Lord Quex

Hester's Mystery

His House in Order

The Hobby-horse

In Chancery



The Magistrate


The Mind the Paint Girl

The Money Spinner

The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith


Preserving Mr. Panmure

The Princess and the Butterfly

The Profligate

The Rocket

The Second Mrs. Tanqueray


The Squire

Sweet Lavender

The Times

Trelawny of the Wells

A Wife without a Smile

  • Edward Ravenscroft

The London Cuckolds

  • Nicholas Rowe

The Fair Penitent, Jane Shore

  • William Rowley

A New Wonder: A Woman never Vexed, The Thracian Wonder

A New Wonder: a Woman Never Vexed

When You See Me, You Know Me

  • William Shakespeare

-Comedies: All's Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Love's Labour's Lost, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale

-Tragedies: Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Pericles, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, Troilus and Cressida, The Two Noble Kinsmen

-Histories: King John, Richard the Second, Richard the Third, The First Part of King Henry the Fourth, The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth, Henry the Fifth, The First Part of King Henry the Sixth, The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth, The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth, Henry the Eighth

  • Mary Shelley

Midas, Proserpine

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Cenci

Charles The First, Hellas, Oedipus Tyrannus, Prometheus Unbound, The Cenci

  • Richard Sheridan

A Trip to Scarborough, Pizarro, The School for Scandal, St. Patrick's Day, The Critic, The Duenna, The Rivals

The Critic, The Rivals

  • James Shirley

The Ball, The Young Admiral, The Gamester, The Example, The Opportunity, The Coronation

The Cardinal

The Coronation

The Gentlemen of Venice, The Politician, The Imposture, The Cardinal, The Sisters, The Court Secret

The Grateful Servant, The Traitor, Love's Cruelty, Love in a Maze, The Bird in a Cage, Hyde Park

The Lady of Pleasure, The Royal Master, The Duke's Mistress, The Doubtful Heir, St. Patrick for Ireland, The Constant Maid, The Humorous Courtier

Love Tricks, The Maid's Revenge, The Brothers, The Witty Fair One, The Wedding

Mammon and Honoria, Chabot: Admiral of France, The Arcadia, The Triumph of Peace, A Contention for Honour and Riches, The Triumph of Beauty, Cupid and Death, The Contention of Ajax and Ulyses

  • Charlotte Turner Smith

What is she?

  • Algernon Charles Swinburne


  • Robert Taylor

The Hog Hath Lost his Pearl

  • Tom Taylor

A Blighted Being

The Bottle

The Fool's Revenge

Henry Dunbar

The House or the Home?

A Nice Firm

Nice Points of the Law

Our American Cousin

Sense and Sensation

The Serf

Setting Day

Still Waters Run Deep

A Tale of Two Cities

The Ticket-of-Leave Man

Up at the Hills


  • Alfred Tennyson

Becket, The Falcon, Harold, The Promise of May, Queen Mary

  • William Makepeace Thackeray

The Wolves and the Lamb

  • James Thomson

Tancred and Sigismunda

  • Thomas Tomkis


  • Cyril Tourneur

The Atheist's Tragedy

  • Henry Van Dyke

The House of Rimmon

  • John Webster

The Duchess of Malfi

The White Devil

Westward, ho! Northward, ho! A Cure for a Cuckold

  • William Wordsworth

The Borderers

  • William Wycherley

The Country Wife

The Gentleman Dancing Master

  • John Vanbrugh

The Relapse

  • Edward Young

The Revenge

  • Israel Zangwill

The Melting Pot


  • J.M. Barrie

The Admirable Crichton, Alice Sit-By-The-Fire, Dear Brutus, Quality Street, What Every Woman Knows

Peter Pan

The Twelve-Pound Look

  • John Davidson

An unhistorical pastoral, A romantic farce, Bruce: a chronicle play, Smith: a tragic farce, Scaramouch in Naxos

  • George MacDonald

If I had a father

  • Thomas Morton

All that Glitters is not Gold

The School of Reform

Speed the Plow

Town and Country

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

Admiral Guinea, Beau Austin, Deacon Brodie, Macaire (the latter 3 with William Ernest Henley)


United States of AmericaEdit

  • George L Aiken

Uncle Tom's Cabin (with Harriet Beecher Stowe)

  • Mary Hunter Austin

The Arrow-Maker

  • James Nelson Barker


The Indian Princess

  • Charles Barnard

Experience Smartweed

  • David Belasco

The Return of Peter Grimm

  • Charles S Brooks

Wappin' Wharf

  • Matt Callahan

See You at the Storm Drain, Don Juan

  • George Henry Calvert

The Will and the Way, Like Unto Like

  • Winston Churchill

Dr. Jonathan

  • Rachel Crothers

A Man's World

  • Foxhall Daingerfield

The Southern Cross

  • Augustin Daly

Leah, the Fosaken

Under the Gaslight

  • Olive Tilford Dargan

Carlotta, The Journey, The Poet, Semiramis, Everychild ,The Flutter Of The Goldleaf (the last two with Frederick Peterson)

Semiramis, Carlotta, The Poet

  • Richard Harding Davis

The Galloper

  • Owen Davis

The Detour

Cupid at Vassar

  • Florence T Donnell


Moneymaking and Matchmaking

  • Donald C. Drake

Aria, Candide Does America, The Good Jew, Gorked!, Heart Throb & High Flyer, The Last Appointment, Lost at Sea, Oops, Proper Protocol, Saintly Mother, Tom, Dick & Harriett, The Passage

  • William Dunlap


  • Juliana Horatia Ewing

The Peace Egg

  • Arthur Davison Ficke

Mr. Faust

  • Clyde Fitch

Beau Brummel, Lover's Lane, Nathan Hale

The Climbers

The Girl with the Green Eyes

Her Own Way

The Moth and the Flame

The Truth

  • Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Giles Corey: yeoman

  • Zona Gale

Miss Lulu Bett

  • William Gillette

All the Comforts of Home

Too Much Johnson

  • Susan Glaspell

Inheritors, The Verge

  • Charles Goddard and Paul Dickey

The Ghost Breaker

  • Thomas Godfrey

The Prince of Parthia

  • Bret Harte

Two Men of Sandy Bar

  • Lillian Hellman

The Little Foxes

  • James A Herne

Within an Inch of His life, The Minute Men of 1774-1775, Drifting Apart

Spirit and Flesh, Choices- aka Under Siege, Intercourse, Ohio, Good Blood and High Standards, Partners, Inquest, Amazons, The Prophet Freeman, No Secrets

  • Bronson Howard


  • Alice Emma Ives and Jerome H Eddy

The Village Postmaster

  • Zora Neale Hurston


  • Charles Rann Kennedy

The Servant in the House

  • Iva B Kempshall

In a garden

  • Edward E Kidder

Peaceful Valley

  • Charles Klein

The Lion and the Mouse

The Third Degree

Milo Hastings

Class of '29 (with Orrie Lashin)

  • Henry James

Guy Domville

  • Samuel Yates Levy

The Italian bride

  • Samuel Low

The Politician Out-Witted

  • Steele MacKaye

Hazel Kirke

Mary Keith Medbery Mackaye

Pride and Prejudice

Paul Kauvar

An Arrant Knave, Rose Michel, Won At Last, In Spite of All

  • Brander Matthews and George Henry Jessop

A Gold Mine

  • Max Marcin

Cheating Cheaters

  • Charles L. Mee

-Solos: First Love, The House of Cards, Life is a Dream, Salome

-Duets: Limonade Tous les Jours, The Trilogy: Imperial Dreams: Iphigenia 2.0, Trojan Women: A Love Story, Orestes 2.0

-Other Tragedies and History Plays: Agamemnon 2.0, The Bacchae 2.1, The Constitutional Convention: A Sequel, Full Circle, Bedtime Stories, The Investigation, Time to Burn, True Love, The War to End War

-Fragments: Gone, Requiem for the Dead, The Lives of the Artists

-Comedies and Romances: Big Love, Fetes de la Nuit, Fire Island, A Perfect Wedding, Paradise Park, Summertime, Wintertime, Cardenio (written with Stephen Greenblatt)

-Dance Theatre Pieces: American Document, Another Person Is a Foreign Country, Belle Époque, Café le Monde, Daily Life Everlasting, Eterniday, The Four Seasons, Heaven on Earth, The Life Of George Washington, Memory Palace, Night and Day, Vienna: Lusthaus, A Walk in the Park

-The Streets of New York: The New World Order, Coney Island Avenue, The Mail Order Bride, Queens Boulevard, Utopia Parkway

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Lamp and the Bell

  • Langdon Mitchell

The Kreutzer Sonata

  • Edwin Bateman Morris

The Freshman, The Sophomore, the Junior, the Senior

  • Anna Cora Mowatt



  • Eugene O'Neill

Beyond the Horizon

Bread and Butter, Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Ape, Beyond the Horizon, Now I ask you, Diff'rent, The first man, Welded

Desire under the Elms


The Web, Warnings, Fog, Recklessness

  • James Kirke Paulding

The Bucktails

  • William Irving Paulding


Madmen all

The Noble Exile

  • Cale Young Rice

Yolanda of Cyprus

  • Upton Sinclair

The Machine

The Pot Boiler

Prince Hagen

The Naturewoman

  • Anna Bird Stewart

The Belles of Canterbury

  • Michael Strange (Blanche Oelrichs)

Clair de Lune

  • Booth Tarkington

The Gibson Upright (with Harry Leon Wilson)

The Man from Home (with Harry Leon Wilson)

  • Augustus Thomas



As a Man Thinks

The Copperhead

The Earl of Pawtucket

In Mizzoura

Mrs Leffingwell's boots

Oliver Goldsmith

The Other Girl

The Witching Hour

  • Royall Tyler

The Contrast

  • Henry Van Dyke

The House of Rimmon

  • Bayard Veiller

The Thirteenth Chair

  • Eugene Walter

The Easiest Way

  • Mercy Otis Warren

The Group

  • Jesse Lynch Williams

Why Marry?