Melvil Decimal System: 808.82
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
American And Canadian
Spanish And Portuguese
Greek and other Classical languages
Literary Compendia and Outlines
Dictionaries And Encyclopedias
Literature — Societies, etc.
Education And Research
Anthologies and rhetoric
History and criticism of three or more literatures
Rhetoric; Other Writing Instruction
Playwriting And Screenwriting
Works under MDS 808.82
- Six Great Modern Plays by Dell Publishing Company
- The Boys Start the War (Boy/Girl Battle) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- Eight Great Tragedies by Sylvan Barnet
- Eight Great Comedies by Sylvan Barnet
- The Portable Curmudgeon Redux by Jon Winokur
- 24 Favorite One Act Plays by Bennett Cerf
- Stages of Drama: Classical to Contemporary Theater by Carl H. Klaus
- The Harcourt Brace Anthology of Drama by W. B. Worthen
- Plays for the Theatre: A Drama Anthology by Oscar G. Brockett
- Masterpieces of the Drama by Alexander W. Allison
- Continental Drama: Calderon; Corneille; Racine; Moliere; Lessing; Schiller by Charles William Eliot
- Plays in One Act by Daniel Halpern
- Nine Plays of the Modern Theater: Waiting for Godot; The Visit; Tango; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Balcony; Rhinoceros; American Buffalo, et al by Harold Clurman
- Plays by and about Women by Victoria Sullivan
- Masters of Modern Drama by Haskell M. Block
- Asimov Laughs Again: More Than 700 Jokes, Limericks, and Anecdotes by Isaac Asimov
- Monologues for Young Actors by Lorraine Cohen
- Seven Plays of the Modern Theatre by Grove Press
- Gay Plays: The First Collection by William M. Hoffman
- Thirty Famous One-Act Plays by Bennett Cerf
- Scenes for Young Actors by Lorraine Cohen
- The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama by W. B. Worthen
- One Act: Eleven Short Plays of the Modern Theater by Samuel Moon
- Contemporary Scenes for Student Actors by Michael Schulman
- World Drama, Volume 1: Ancient Greece, Rome, India, China, Japan, Medieval Europe, and England by Barrett H. Clark
- Absurd Drama by Martin Esslin
- World Drama, Volume 2: Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Russia and Norway by Barrett H. Clark
- The Modern Theatre: 5 Plays, Volume 1 by Eric Bentley
- Religious Drama 1 by Marvin Halverson
- Classics of the Modern Theater: Realism and After by Alvin B. Kernan
- Contemporary Drama: 15 Plays by E. Bradlee Watson
- Sixteen Famous European Plays by Bennett A. Cerf
- Drama in the modern world: plays and essays by Samuel A. Weiss
- Drama; an introductory anthology by Otto Reinert
- Eight Modern Plays: Authoritative Texts of the Wild Duck, Three Sisters, Candida, the Ghost Sonata, Six Characters in Se by Anthony Caputi
- The Modern Theatre, Volume 2: 5 Plays Edited by Eric Bentley: Fantasio, The Diary of a Scoundrel, La Ronde, Purgatory, Mother Courage by Eric Bentley
- Lawyers and Other Reptiles by Jess M. Brallier
- Six Science Fiction Plays (Pocket Books Sci-Fi No. 48766) by Roger Elwood
- Three European Plays by E. Martin Browne
- 50 Great Scenes for Student Actors by Lewy Olfson
- The Devil in the Dark by Gene L. Coon
- Drama: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series) by R. S. Gwynn
- Religious Drama 3: An Anthology of Modern Morality Plays by Marvin Halverson
- The Heath Introduction to Drama by Jordan Yale Miller
- The Theatre Guild Anthology by Board of Directors of the ...
- Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays by Nina Shengold
- The Ultimate Audition Book: 222 Monologues 2 Minutes and Under (Monologue Audition Series) by Jocelyn A. Beard
- The Modern Theatre Volume 3 by Eric Bentley
- The Modern Monologue: Women by Michael Earley
- Chief Contemporary Dramatists by Thomas H. Dickinson
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