Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

One Act

Eleven Short Plays of the Modern Theatre

by Samuel Moon Edited by Samuel Moon Contributions by Eugene Ionesco Contributions by August Strindberg

Eleven one-act plays that present the major figures of the modern theatre, including August Strindberg, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Eugene Ionesco, and more.

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 384
  • Publication Date September 01, 1987
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3053-2
  • Dimensions 5.38" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $14.00

About The Book

These eleven one-act plays present the major figures of the modern theatre in an art form that demands from the dramatist the best in vigor, intensity, and precision. They conduct the reader on a historical tour of the modern play, from the naturalism of Strindberg to the intellectual drama of Pirandello; from the lyrical drama of Saroyan to the social drama of Arthur Miller and the psychological drama of Tennessee Williams; from the verse of Yeats and MacLeish to Ionesco’s theatre of the absurd.

Included in this volume are:

• Miss Julie, August Strindberg
Purgatory, William Butler Yeats
The Man With the Flower in His Mouth, Luigi Pirandello
Pullman Car Hiawatha, Thornton Wilder
Hello Out There, William Saroyan
27 Wagons Full of Cotton, Tennessee Williams
Bedtime Story, Sean O’Casey
Cecile, Jean Anouilh
This Music Crept by Me upon the Waters, Archibald MacLeish
A Memory of Two Mondays, Arthur Miller
The Chairs, Eugéne Ionesco