Top five(ish) Wednesday: plays on my TBR

Happy Wednesday!

I’m back with another Top Five(ish) Wednesday, which you can find more about here! Over the summer, Sam (the host) is taking a break, so all the topics are throwback topics, which I’m excited about.

This week I’m doing plays on my TBR. I don’t actually know if this was ever a T5W topic or not, but that’s what I’m talking about today. I think plays are great and I love both reading and watching them. I might also do a post in a bit about plays that I have read and enjoyed, so let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in.

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Antigone by Sophocles: tbh I know nothing about this play except that it’s a greek drama about Oedipus’s daughter. It sounds super interesting, though, and I feel like I need to read more greek dramas.

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen: my brother at dinner one time went “have you read A Doll’s House? No? Well, you should, you’d like it” and here we are. It does sound like something I’d love, though. I didn’t realise it was so old, but I think that’ll make for some interesting comparisons of feminism now vs. then.

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams: I honestly just really like Tennessee Williams (I always want to say “Tennessee Walker”, which is a horse breed, not a playwright). I’ve heard nothing but good things about this play, so I’m excited.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee: honestly, I have no idea why this is on my TBR, but it sounds super interesting. Also I love the title (apparently the author so it scribbled on a wall somewhere and was just like “yes, that’s a good title for my play”).

Medea by Euripides: ah yes, angry sorceresses and shitty men. Perfect. I’m sold.

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler: a feminist play? feminist monologues? about vaginas? Sounds like something I’d be interested in.

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So those are some plays on my TBR. Have you read any of them? What were your thoughts? Are there any I should see as a play? What plays are on your TBR? Let me know!

Ally xx

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4 thoughts on “Top five(ish) Wednesday: plays on my TBR

  1. I may have read Antigone? When I was in school? But I don’t remember for sure.

    I know I have read The Vagina Monologues. It was odd, and I think I was put off by some of the segments seeming to be there for shock value alone. But overall I enjoyed it.

    And! The Glass Menagerie!!! I love it. I’ve read it and seen it performed, and it is wonderful. I want to re-read it because I don’t remember it very well at this point, I just remember that I loved it.

    I also loved Our Town by Thornton Wilder. I read that one in high school, but have kept my copy ever since so that I can re-read it whenever I want. (I think I’ve only read it once since school, but I’m not getting rid of my copy. It’s on my keeper shelf.)

    And then there’s Shakespeare! I love his work, too, and have read some of his plays and have the rest on my TBR. I’ve also enjoyed the “Shakespeare’s Star Wars” by Ian Doescher. And I have several other plays on my TBR too.

    So… um…. yeah. I would personally be happy to read a blog post about plays.

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    1. Oooh good to know about The Vagina Monologues and Glass Menagerie! I’ll have to look into Our Town!

      I was never the biggest Shakespeare fan in high school, but I definitely want to read more of his plays eventually.



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