Catalog of Plays

Plays in the Cold Reads digital collection are posted individually in Category: Digital Scripts, under a range of sub-topics (period, type, length, etc.). All full-length plays are listed below, alphabetically by author, with links to the text. For links to one-acts and ten-minute plays, click Short Plays.

NOTE: Posted scripts rarely include descriptive information.  Most are comprehensively discussed and analyzed on line. For a concise overview, Wikipedia is a good start.

Green links indicate scripts in the public domain. Titles in Red are copyright-protected, and require a password.  Click the Password Request link in the left sidebar, fill out and submit the form, and you’ll receive a reply in a day or three.

Alphabetically by Author:

David Lindsay-Abaire: Rabbit Hole
2Liz Duffy Adams: 
Aeschylus: AgamemnonLibation Bearers; Eumenides
Maxwell Anderson: Both Your Houses 
Edward Albee: Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfA Delicate BalanceSeascape, Three Tall Women
Ayad Akhtar:  Disgraced
Zoë Akins: The Old Maid
Maxwell Anderson:  Both Your Houses
Anonymous: EverymanThe Second Shepherds Play
Jean Anouilh: Antigone
Aristophanes: Birds; Frogs
David Auburn: 
Ann Baker: The Flick
Alan Ball: 
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Samuel Beckett: Waiting for GodotEndgame
Aphra Behn: The Rover 
Michael Bennett: A Chorus Line  –
Bertolt Brecht: 
Saint Joan of the StockyardsMother Courage and Her Children
Marina Carr: By the Bog of Cats
Anton Checkov: The Cherry OrchardThe Seagull 
Michael Cristofer – The Shadow Box 
Donald L. Coburn: The Gin Game

William Congreve: The Way of the World
Marc Connelly: The Green Pastures
Russel Crouse & Howard Lindsay: State of the Union
Nilo Cruz: Anna in the Tropics
Owen Davis:   
Nick Dear: The Art of Success
Alonzo Delano: A Live Woman in the Mines
Joe DiPietro: 
Over the River and Through the Woods
Rita Dove: The Darker Face of the Earth
John Dryden: All for Love
Christopher Durang: 
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Margaret Edson:  
George Ethredge: 
The Man of Mode
Henry Fielding: The Tragedy of Tragedies
Horton Foote: The Young Man From Atlanta
Charles Fuller:  A Soldier’s Play
Brian Friel: Dancing at Lugnasa
Ketti Frings: Look Homeward, Angel
Zona Gale:  
Miss Lulu Bett
Frank D. Gilroy: The Subject Was Roses
Jean Giraudoux: 
The Madwoman of Chaillot
Susan Glaspell:  
Alison’s House
Oliver Goldsmith: 
She Stoops to Conquer
Charles Gordone: No Place to be Somebody
Stephen Adly Guirgis:  Between Riverside and Crazy
Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich: 
The Diary of Anne Frank 
George Gray: The Dog Man of Brignoles
Paul Green: In Abraham’s Bosom
Diana Grisanti: River City 
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey: Next to Normal
Lin-Manuel Miranda:  
Jordan Harrosin: Maple & Vine
Beth Henley: 
Crimes of the Heart 
Sidney Howard:  They Knew What They Wanted 
Quiara Alegría Hudes:  Water by the Spoonful
Hatcher Hughes:  Hell-Bent fer Heaven 
Henrik Ibsen: 
The Master Builder, Hedda Gabler
William Inge:: Picnic
Rajiv Joseph: 
Gruesome Playground Injuries
G. S. Kaufmann & Moss Hart: 
You Can’t Take It With You, Of Thee I Sing
George Kelly:  Craig’s Wife
Sidney Kingsley:  
Men in White
Jon Klein: T Bone N Weasel
Joseph Kramm: The Shrike
Tony Kushner: Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
Jonathan Larson: Rent
G E Lessing:  Nathan the Wise
Tracy Letts: 
August: Osage County
Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Archibald MacLeish: J. B.
David Mamet: Glengarry Glen Ross
Donald Margulies:  Dinner with Friends
Ivan Menchell: The Cemetery Club
Molly Smith Metzner: Elemenopea
Arthur Miller:  The CrucibleDeath of a Salesman
Jason Miller: That Championship Season
MoliereL TartuffeThe Misanthrope; The Miser
Tad Mosel:
 All the Way Home

Marsha Norman: ‘night, Mother
Bruce Norris:  
Clybourne Park
Lynn Nottage: Ruined
Eugene O’Neill:  
Beyond the HorizonAnna ChristieThe Emperor JonesThe Hairy ApeMarco MillionsAll God’s Chillun Got WingsDesire Under the ElmsLazarus LaughedThe Great God BrownStrange InterludeMourning Becomes ElectraAh, Wilderness!The Iceman Cometh A Moon for the MisbegottenA Touch of the Poet; Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Joe Orton: What the Butler Saw
Suzan-Lori Parks:  Father Comes Home from the WarsTopdog/Underdog
John Patrick: The Teahouse of the August Moon
Luigi Pirandello: 
Six Characters in Search of an AuthorRight You Are (If You Think You Are)Enrico IV
J B Priestly:  An Inspector Calls
Adam Rapp: 
Red Light Winter
Elmer Rice:   
Street Scene
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Joshua Logan: South Pacific
Howard Sackler: The Great White Hope
William Saroyan: 
The Time of Your Life
Robert Schenkkan: The Kentucky Cycle
William Shakespeare: 
Complete Works (courtesy MIT)
G. B. Shaw: 
Man and SupermanMajor BarbaraMrs. Warren’s ProfessionCandidaSaint JoanThe Devil’s DiscipleJohn Bull’s Other Island, Back to Methuselah
John Patrick Shanley:  
Doubt: A Parable
Wallace Shawn: 
Marie and Bruce
Sam Shepard:  Curse of the Starving ClassBuried Child:  True West 

Richard Brinslet Sheridan: The School for Scandal
Robert E. Sherwood: Abe Lincoln in IllinoisThere Shall Be No Night; Idiot’s Delight
Larry Shue: The Foreigner
Neil Simon:  Lost in Yonkers
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine: 
Sunday in the Park with George
Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Oedipus RexAntigone
J. M. Synge: Playboy of the Western World
Ivan Turgenev: A Month in the Country
Alfred Uhry: Driving Miss Daisy
Paula Vogel: How I Learned to Drive
Wendy Wasserstein: The Heidi Chronicles
Jerome Weidman, George Abbott, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick: Fiorello!  –
Oscar Wilde: 
The Importance of Being Earnest, A Woman of No Importance
Thornton Wilder: 
The Skin of Our TeethOur Town
Jesse Lynch Williams  Why Marry?
Tennessee Williams: 
The Glass MenagerieCat On a Hot Tin RoofNot About NightingalesThe Rose TattooA Streetcar Named Desire27 Wagons Full of Cotton and other playsAmerican BluesSummer and SmokeNight of the IguanaOrpheus DescendingSuddenly Last SummerSweet Bird of YouthPeriod of Adjustment
August Wilson: The Piano Lesson
Lanford Wilson: Talley’s FollyFences
Doug Wright: I Am My Own Wife
2William Wycherly: 
The Country Wife
Paul Zindel: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds


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