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.
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.
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.
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!