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3rd Feb 2020, 7:00 AM in Laughing Fit
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MagicMixture 3rd Feb 2020, 7:00 AM edit delete
C'mon, guys! Prove Taylor wrong! Can you think of other plays? (Musicals don't count!) For me, I offer The Scarlett Pimpernel. It was first a play, then a novel, both by Baroness Orczy, and then it was a Broadway musical.
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Syrael 3rd Feb 2020, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
I'm aware of a number of shakespeare plays. Other than that, "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" springs to mind. Its not like I've seen any plays outside of being forced to back in education though.
MagicMixture 5th Feb 2020, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I used to see plays and musicals a lot, but since I've been out of school, I haven't seen nearly as many.

I've never heard of "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead". I'll have to check it out later.
Anvildude 3rd Feb 2020, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
"The Pirates of Penzance"

Or "Pippi Longstocking"

Or "Peter Pan" or a ton of others. Granted, I come from a theater family, so... But those are ones that I think non-theatre folk are as likely to know, right?
MagicMixture 5th Feb 2020, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
I've never heard of "Pippi Longstocking" so thank you for telling me!
ChaosStar0 7th Feb 2020, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
First off Pippi Longstocking is a series of Children's Books by a Swedish author, not a play. Second you've never heard of Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraimsdotter Longstocking, the strongest girl in the world!? So strong she can lift an adult horse over her head and walk without any visible strain. Blasphemy. The Animated movie about her was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid.
MagicMixture 7th Feb 2020, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Nope, never heard of her. Looks like I missed out on something pretty cool, but better late than never!

(A shame I never read those books. I was always looking for more girl leads as a kid.)
CaptainRobbie 3rd Feb 2020, 11:09 AM edit delete reply
I think most people know of, say:
Tennessee Williams
Arthur Miller
Anton Chekhov
Less so:
August Wilson
Lorraine Hansberry

My thoughts on what Andy would have said:
A View from the Bridge
Arsenic and Old Lace
A Streetcar named Desire

Arthur Miller's Works
August Wilson's Works
Anton Chekhov's Works

Final Thoughts:
My favorite plays are Tribes, Tristan and Yseult, Indecent, Harvey, Servant of Two Masters, and Hold These Truths.
MagicMixture 5th Feb 2020, 4:24 PM edit delete reply
So much reading material! Thank you!
CaptainRobbie 3rd Feb 2020, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
The truth is there aren't a lot of plays outside of the public domain so buying rights to perform a play is sometimes what is stopping people.

Which is why I think media does Shakespeare a lot, don't have to pay any money and kids had to learn it anyway.

Also oh boy, you can say musicals are popular but I have totally seen some that people haven't heard of.
MagicMixture 5th Feb 2020, 4:24 PM edit delete reply
Wow, really? You have to buy the rights to perform a play? I never knew that. That sucks!
Cedric13sai 3rd Feb 2020, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
I was gonna suggest "No Exit" by Jean-Paul Sartre, but it would probably be a bit too hardcore for the Lyoko gang.
MagicMixture 5th Feb 2020, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
Wow, an interesting play this one. Pretty cool.
Matiekay_13 3rd Feb 2020, 5:00 PM edit delete reply
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" comes to mind. I think there was a Sherlock Holmes play, too.
MagicMixture 5th Feb 2020, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
A Sherlock Holmes play? Man, I wish my school performed that!
Kittoradra 4th Feb 2020, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
Aida, but only because it was a school field trip. I know there's also a stage variation for several movie titles, but I'm sure those wouldn't count, either. Would Wicked count, or would he only want to hear about plays that are at least 200 years old?
MagicMixture 5th Feb 2020, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
Who, Taylor? She'd probably want to hear about older plays to prove her point, but she never said she wouldn't accept more recent plays, so era doesn't matter too much.

Wicked wouldn't count in this case as it was a musical first. Same with Aida, but thank you for telling me about that one. Never heard of it.
Kittoradra 6th Feb 2020, 10:16 PM edit delete reply
Was it? I was only tangentially aware of most things "theater". In that case... I do not know any plays that were not done by Shakespeare, off the top of my head. And I would agree with Taylor that more than just his work should be studied and known!
ylvglo 7th Feb 2020, 4:35 AM edit delete reply
There's always Per Gynt (Peer Gynt in English) by Henrik Ibsen. Though I don't know if it proves Taylor wrong as it's a classic in Norway and we learn about it as part of the curriculum in middle school. I remember a few of his other plays but I can't think of their names of the top of my head.

Also Pippi Longstocking is not originally a play, but the titular character of a series of children's books by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
MagicMixture 7th Feb 2020, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Per Gynt counts! It's not a classic in America (this story's setting), so this would prove her wrong.

I don't recall ever studying any Norwegian authors, which is a damn shame. So thank you for giving me a place to start! :D
Drowin 8th Feb 2020, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
I'm cheating because I study literature, but there's always the old standbys of:
<i>Death of a Salesman</i>
<i>Jelly's Last Jam </i>
<i>Waiting for Godot</i>
<i>The Dollhouse</i>
<i>Death and the King's Horseman</i>
and other profoundly depressing tales...
MagicMixture 8th Feb 2020, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
<Le Gasp!> Cheater!

(But yes, thank you, thank you. Always glad to learn more.)
Guest 17th Feb 2020, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
A Raisin in the Sun. Read that in English class in high school.
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