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In what year did the play 'The 39 Steps' win the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy?

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For which Henrik Ibsen play, first performed in 1876, did Edvard Grieg compose the instrumental music?

Peer Gynt

In what year did the play 'The Importance of Being Earnest' premiere?


How many Tony Awards did 'The Book of Mormon' win?


In which city did the play 'The 39 Steps' premiere?


How many sisters were there in the title of the play by Chekhov?


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The creators of which TV show wrote the play 'The Book of Mormon'?

South Park Click to see the answer

In what play by Euripides does a wife die willingly to save her husband?


When was the J. B. Priestly play 'An Inspector Calls' first performed?


Which play by Plautus was the inspiration for Shakespeare's 'A Comedy of Errors'?


Which playwright was born Jean Baptiste Poquelin?


In what year did the play 'Urinetown' premiere?


What play was discovered on papyrus and first published in 1957?


Which J is Mr. Punch's wife?


In what language did Aristophanes write his plays?


What is a novel by Herman Melville and an opera by Benjamin Britten?

Billy Budd

In what year did 'The Book of Mormon' premiere?


Who wrote the book of the play 'Urinetown'?

Greg Kotis

Adelphoe' or 'The Brothers' is considered to be the masterpiece by what ancient dramatist?


Make love, not war' would be an appropriate sub-title for what play by Aristophanes?


Which French novelist wrote the play 'Gigi'?


In what year did the play 'The 39 Steps' premiere?


In which play does someone murder his brother's sons and then serves them in a stew to their father?


The play 'Hedda Gabler' was first performed in which country?


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Which screenplay did Arthur Miller write for his wife Marilyn Monroe?

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Which ex-politician took part in his own play, 'The Accused', on the west end stage in 2000?

Jeffrey Archer

Who wrote 'The Caretaker' in 1960?

Harold Pinter

Who wrote the plays 'Three Sisters' and 'The Cherry Orchard'?

Anton Chekhov

Who is the victim in T. S. Eliot's play 'The Murder in the Cathedral'?

Thomas Becket

Which character from a play had a niece called Sofya Alexandrovna Serebryakov?

Uncle Vanya

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Who wrote the play 'The Importance of Being Earnest' in 1895?

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Who made a pact with the demon Mephistopheles?

Doctor Faustus

What timely play dealing with the Anglicization of Ireland did Brien Friel write?


Which Athol Fugard play is about two prisoners who become friends during apartheid in South Africa?

The Island

Henrik Ibsen was the author of 'A Doll's House' and which other play about a frustrated housewife?

Hedda Gabler

Who wrote the play 'Uncle Vanya'?

Anton Chekhov

Arthur Miller's play 'After the Fall' is considered to be a reflection of his marriage to which film star?

Marilyn Monroe

Which Arthur Miller play is a complicated story which takes place in the mind of one man?

After the Fall

Who wrote the play 'The 39 Steps'?

Patrick Barlow

Which Arthur Miller play is a comment on McCarthyism?

The Crucible

George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play Pygmalion was the basis for what successful musical?

My Fair Lady

Who wrote, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'?

Edward Albee

Who wrote the play 'Blithe Spirit' which took its title from Shelley's poem?

Noël Coward

Which playwright wrote 'Equus and Amadeus'?

Peter Shaffer

Who played the role of Ernest in the 2002 film adaptation of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'?

Colin Firth

Which playwright claimed that if there were no anti Semitism he would not think of himself as Jewish?

Arthur Miller

Which Anton Chekhov play is about a family's disappointed hopes?

Three Sisters

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Who wrote the play 'Sleuth'?

Anthony Shaffer Click to see the answer

Who wrote plays with a political theme such as 'The Little Foxes'?

Lillian Hellman

Which Samuel Beckett play is about two men trying to fill the time until their lives have meaning?

Waiting for Godot

Who wrote the play 'Tamburlaine the great'?

Christopher Marlowe

Which Robert Bolt play is an historical piece about the life and death of Sir Thomas More?

A Man for All Seasons

Which of these actresses starred in the 2002 film adaptation of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'?

Reese Witherspoon

In which Tennessee Williams play does the character Big Daddy feature?

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Henrique Ibsen penned which of these plays?

A Doll's House

Which fictional hero did Baroness Emma Orczy create?

Scarlet Pimpernel

Which Edward Albee play is about two married couples who have a very interesting evening together?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Which of these is a Shelagh Stephenson play about 3 sisters trying to deal with their mother's death?

The Memory of Water

In which Arthur Miller play does Willy Loman feature?

Death of a Salesman

Which dramatist wrote 'Long Day's Journey Into Night'?

Eugene O'Neill

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