Contemporary Play Scripts

Contemporary Play Scripts

Alex Broun’s 10-Minute Plays East Los Angeles College FreeDrama.net Horton’s Full Length Plays Horton’s One-Act Plays

Closet Drama

Closet Drama

A closet drama is a play that is not intended to be performed onstage, but read by a solitary reader or, sometimes, out loud in a small group. A related form, the “closet screenplay,” developed during the 20th century. Theatre Dictionary Definitions of theatre terms, including closet drama. Wikipedia Excellent discussion about the writing of…

Mystery

Mystery

Mystery fiction is a genre of fiction typically focused on the investigation of a crime. Mystery fiction is often used as a synonym for detective fiction or crime fiction—in other words a novel or short story in which a detective (either professional or amateur) investigates and solves a crime mystery. Sometimes mystery books are nonfictional….

Radio Drama

Radio Drama

Radio drama (or audio drama, audio play, radio play, radio theater) is a dramatized, purely acoustic performance, broadcast on radio or published on audio media, such as tape or CD. With no visual component, radio drama depends on dialogue, music and sound effects to help the listener imagine the characters and story: “It is auditory…

20th Century Drama

20th Century Drama

Twentieth-century theatre describes a period of great change within the theatrical culture of the 20th century. There was a widespread challenge to long established rules surrounding theatrical representation; resulting in the development of many new forms of theatre, including modernism, Expressionism, Impressionism. political theatre and other forms of Experimental theatre, as well as the continuing…

Elizabethan Drama

Elizabethan Drama

English Renaissance theatre, also known as early modern English theatre, or (commonly) as Elizabethan theatre, refers to the theatre of England between 1562 and 1642. This is the style of the plays of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson. It is considered to be the most brilliant period in the history of English theatre….