Plays and Playwrights

Published: Saturday 1st October 2011
  1. In which play, by Richard Sheridan, does Mrs Malaprop appear?
  2. Who wrote the play entitled "Equus"?
  3. The musical "My Fair Lady" is based on which play by George Bernard Shaw?
  4. Which American playwright was at one time married to Marilyn Munroe?
  5. Who won the 1965 Tony Award for his play "The Odd Couple"?
  6. Which British playwright was murdered by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell?
  7. For which play did Harold Pinter win the 1967 Tony Award for best play?
  8. To which army does Major Barbara belong in Shaw's play of the same name?
  9. Who wrote "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"?
  10. Which play by John Osborne is thought of as the first "Kitchen Sink" drama?
  11. Which TWO Shakespearian characters feature in the title of a Tom Stoppard play?
  12. Which play by Terence Rattigan tells the tale of a boy's fight to clear his name after being accused of stealing?
  13. Who wrote the play " The Threepenny Opera"?
  14. What was the name of the play being watched by Abraham Lincoln the night he got shot?
  15. Which Irish playwright was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1969?
  16. Who wrote the play "A Day in the Life of Joe Egg"?
  17. Who wrote the 1930 comedy "Private Lives "?
  18. Which play by Ben Johnson was considered by Samuel Taylor Colleridge as one of the three most perfect plots in literature?
  19. Who wrote the farce "See How They Run"?
  20. Which play features the famous line "A Handbag?"
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