May 11th, 2011
Even students not particularly interested in nurturing a career in the theater arts can still appreciate drama’s aesthetic and literary merit. Great plays proudly stand the test of time along other written works, and earn coveted positions on university syllabi in both the English and theatre departments. They enjoy references in plenty other forms of media for their cultural, historical and intellectual relevance. Far more than these 50, listed in absolutely no particular order whatsoever, warrant reading, of course. But they do represent a great start when exploring drama’s potential as challenging works of literary achievement.