All the world’s a stage, so channel your inner thespian with this star-studded collection of classic and contemporary plays. As always, we put vocabulary center stage: use our curated lists to master the essential words you’ll need to receive a standing ovation. Bravo!
The musical Hamilton is a phenomenon. Combining the techniques and beats of rap with the biography of the Founding Father on the ten-dollar bill, Hamilton has taken Broadway by storm and is a Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama.
Nora Helmer appears to be a happy wife and mother — but when someone from her past threatens to reveal a devastating secret, Nora must reevaluate the assumptions she made about her marriage. Read the full text here.
Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows former baseball player Troy Maxson as he tries to find his place in the world and navigate troubled relationships with his wife and son.
Though written last, this play in Sophocles' Theban Cycle takes place between the events of Oedipus the King and Antigone and focuses on the blind king's philosophical understanding of his fate. Learn these words from the translation by Francis Storr.
In this play inspired by the Greek myth of Pygmalion, Professor Henry Higgins bets that he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a poor flower seller, into a cultured and genteel lady. Read the full texthere.
The trial is over, and now the members of the jury hold a man's fate in their hands. Nearly everyone is convinced the defendant is guilty—everyone except Juror 8. He tries to convince the other jurors to acknowledge their preconceptions and examine the case with fresh eyes.