Broadway Theatre Archive
Most widely held works by Broadway Theatre Archive
Death of a salesman ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in English and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
An abbreviated television adaptation of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a middle-aged man's emotional turmoil.
Tennessee Williams' The glass menagerie ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter.
For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
A "choreopoem" that portrays the visions and frustrations of six young women who are trying to come to terms with themselves and with being African-American.
The pirates of Penzance ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Gilbert and Sullivan's raucous and comedic operatic tale of Federic, a "slave to duty" pirate, and the lowly band of "orphaned" pirates, is captured in all its fun and glory in this never before released production.
Antigone ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
A filmed play adaptation from the Jean Anouilh reinterpretation of the Sophocles tragedy. First written and produced during the Nazi Occupation, this play about a young woman facing a morally corrupt world raises powerful questions of human interaction in regard to collaboration, responsibility and personal integrity.
Hamlet ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
This version of Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet, prince of Denmark, is presented in modern dress.
King Lear ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
A New York Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's play in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters.
The iceman cometh ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
A film version of Eugene O'Neill play which centers around drunks and whores who have found sanctuary in a saloon. Each has their own "pipe-dream" that sustains them until Hickey, the "Iceman", attempts to free them from their illusions by stripping them of their lies and guilt.
A moon for the misbegotten ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
"In a towering performance, the late, great Jason Robards portrays a cynical, self-hating alcoholic actor based on O'Neill's elder brother, Jamie. The majestic Colleen Dewhurst plays the earthy, gruff daughter of his scheming Irish tenant farmer with whom the failed actor spends a soul-baring night of guilt-ridden confessions, tenderness, and absolution."--Container.
Tartuffe ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Moliere's timeless comedy, starring the incomparable Donald Moffat portraying the scoundrel Tartuffe, who manipulates his way into the confidence and affection of Orgon, an affluent bourgeois concerned with his own salvation, and whose wife and daughter Tartuffe attempts to seduce.
Mourning becomes Electra ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
A classic American drama of love, revenge, murder and suicide set against the backdrop of a small New England town in the post-Civil War era. Each episode concludes with an after word by Erich Segal containing biographical information on Eugene O'Neill.
The taming of the shrew ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
A commedia dell'arte production of Shakespeare's play about the courtship of a beautiful but sharp-tempered woman by her persistent suitor.
Six characters in search of an author ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Actors in rehearsal are replaced by six strangers who appear mysteriously and who convince the director their story is more interesting than the play in rehearsal.
Uncommon women and others ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
An adaptation for television of the Phoenix Theatre's production of Wendy Wasserstein's play about five friends who hold a reunion seven years after their graduation from Mount Holyoke.
Arthur Miller's adaptation of An enemy of the people ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
In Riverton, Maine, circa 1893, Dr. Thomas Stockman wants to disclose that the town's moneymaking health spa "Clearwater Springs" has been fouled by pollution from a tannery. But his proposal to go public is opposed by his brother Peter, the town mayor, who prompts a wave of public outrage against Dr. Stockman and his family.
The school for scandal ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
First performed in 1777, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's sophisticated comedy of manners satirizes the extravagance and corruption of London society. "The School for Scandal's" combination of elegant language and earthy comedy weaves a deliciously nasty tale of intrigue, slander and clandestine love affairs. Blair Brown stars in this timeless, witty look at the wages of scandal mongering and social climbing, scheming and hypocrisy.
Incident at Vichy ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Television adaptation of Arthur Miller's play, set in a detention room in Vichy in 1942, where a number of Jews await interrogation before being sent to concentration camps. Issues of personal responsibility are explored through the character of an Austrian prince who has been guilty of silent complicity during the German occupation of France.
The skin of our teeth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
"Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play brings to life the fate and foibles of the celebrated Antrobus family-- a bold and brassy embodiment of Wilder's vision of the American people. This eloquent comedy serves up an allegorical tale of one American family whose members must come to grips with their destinies. Having survived fire, flood, pestilence, seven-year locusts, the Ice Age and a dozen wars, the Antrobuses are as durable as radiators, and remain as optimistic as a spring day."--Www. broadwayarchive. com.
Awake and sing ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years.
Eugene O'Neill's The iceman cometh ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
A group of has-beens in Harry Hope's saloon wait for the annual visit of Hickey (Robards), a happy salesman. Hickey arrives a changed character and tries to make each man see reality and face the truth about himself.
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