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534 BCE

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484 BCE
468 BCE

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454 BCE
423 BCE
c. 425 BCE
c. 340 BCE

Go to Epidaurus, Theatre of in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance (1 ed.)

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c. 185 BCE

Go to Plautus, Titus Maccius (c.250–184 bc) in The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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c. 1170

Go to mystery plays in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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c. 1250

Go to Minnesinger in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music (5 ed.)

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1374

Go to Nō drama in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (1 rev ed.)

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c. 1400

Go to mystery plays in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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1545
1576

Go to Burbage, James (1530–97) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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1587
1592
1599

Go to Globe Theatre in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1601

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1604
1605

Go to masque in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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1606

Go to Volpone [Lit.] in The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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c. 1611
1613

Go to Globe Theatre in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1616
1618

Go to proscenium arch noun in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1634

Go to Passion play noun in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1637

Go to Corneille, Pierre in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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c. 1650

Go to kabuki noun in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1667

Go to Racine, Jean in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1673

Go to Molière (1622–73) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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c. 1740

Go to Goldoni, Carlo (1707–93) in The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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1741

Go to Venice (Italy, USA) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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1773
1774

Go to Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832) in The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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1775
1777
1782

Go to Schiller, Friedrich von in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Go to Siddons, Sarah (1755–1831) in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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1789

Go to Dunlap, William (19 Feb. 1766) in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (4 ed.)

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1794

Go to Weimar classicism in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (1 ed.)

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1830

Go to Hugo, Victor Marie (1802–85) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1836

Go to Gogol, Nikolai (1809–52) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1861
1871
1875

Go to Peer Gynt in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1879

Go to Ibsen, Henrik (1828–1906) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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1890

Go to Hedda Gabler in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1892


Go to Pelléas and Mélisande in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1895
1896

Go to Seagull, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1898

Go to Seagull, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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Go to Pickford, Mary (1893–1979) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1900

Go to Uncle Vanya in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1902

Go to Lower Depths, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1903

Go to Wizard Of Oz, The (stage musical) in Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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1904

Go to Cherry Orchard, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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Go to Riders to the Sea in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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Go to Frankie and Johnny in The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Go to Abbey Theatre, Dublin in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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1905

Go to Girl of the Golden West, The in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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1906
1907

Go to Ghost Sonata, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1908

Go to Blue Bird, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1910

Go to Chevalier, Maurice (1888–1972) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Synge, [Edmund] J[ohn] M[illington] (1871–1909) in The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature (1 ed.)

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1911

Go to Hofmannsthal, Hugo von (1874–1929) in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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1913

Go to Shaw, Bernard (1856–1950) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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1916

Go to Provincetown Players, The in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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Go to Gershwin, George (1898) in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music (5 ed.)

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Go to Chu Chin Chow in Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Go to Brighouse, Harold (1882–1958) in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance (1 ed.)

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1919
1920

Go to Rodgers, Richard Charles (1902–1979) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1921

Go to Pirandello, Luigi (1867–1936) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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Go to robot in A New Dictionary of Eponyms (1 ed.)

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Go to O'Neill, Eugene (1888–1953) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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1922

Go to Charleston in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music (5 ed.)

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1923

Go to O'Casey, Sean (1880–1964) in The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature (1 ed.)

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Go to Rice, Elmer (1892–1967) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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1924

Go to O'Casey, Sean (1880–1964) in The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature (1 ed.)

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1925

Go to Garrick Gaieties, The in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical (1 ed.)

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Go to Baker, Josephine (1906–1975) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1927

Go to Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny in A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Go to Porgy (1927) in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Go to Show Boat in A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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1928

Go to Threepenny Opera, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1929

Go to Bedbug, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1930
1931

Go to Group Theatre in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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1932

Go to Anouilh, Jean (1910–1987) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1933

Go to Seven Deadly Sins, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Go to Blood Wedding in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1934
1935
1936

Go to García Lorca, Federico (1898–1936) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Robeson, Paul (1898–1976) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1938

Go to Our Town in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1940

Go to Kelly, Gene (3 Aug. 1912) in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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1941

Go to Mother Courage and Her Children in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1942
1943

Go to Oklahoma! in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Go to Flies, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1944

Go to On the Town (1944) in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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1945
1946

Go to Iceman Cometh, The in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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1947

Go to Streetcar Named Desire, A in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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Go to Barrault, Jean-Louis (1910–1994) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1948
1949

Go to Death of a Salesman in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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Go to South Pacific (1949) in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Go to On the Town in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical (1 ed.)

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Go to Berliner Ensemble in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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1950

Go to Absurd, Theatre of the in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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1951

Go to King and I, The in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical (1 ed.)

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1953

Go to Waiting for Godot in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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Go to Crucible, The in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English (1 ed.)

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1955

Go to Everage, Edna in The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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1956

Go to My Fair Lady in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical (1 ed.)

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Go to English Stage Company in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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Go to Dürrenmatt, Friedrich (1921–1990) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1957

Go to West Side Story in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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1958

Go to Fire Raisers, The in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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Go to Soyinka, Wole (1934– ) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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1959

Go to Walcott, Derek (1930– ) in The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Go to Gibson, William (1914–) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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1960
1962
1964

Go to Fiddler on the Roof in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical (1 ed.)

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1965
1966

Go to Offending the Audience in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1967
1968

Go to Funny Girl in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical (1 ed.)

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1970

Go to Accidental Death of an Anarchist in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (1 ed.)

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1971

Go to Jesus Christ Superstar (1971) in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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1972
1973

Go to Little Night Music, A (1973) in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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1977

Go to Strauss, Botho (1944) in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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1979
1980

Go to Shepard, Sam (1943–) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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1981
1982
1983
1987

Go to Wertenbaker, Timberlake (1951– ) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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1988

Go to Hwang, David Henry (1957– ) in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (1 ed.)

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1990

Go to Friel, Brian (1929– ) in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (3 ed.)

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Go to Wilson, August (1945–2005) in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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1991
1992
1993

Go to Kushner, Tony (1956– ) in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (1 ed.)

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1994

Go to Reza, Yasmina (1959– ) in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (1 ed.)

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1996

Go to Carr, Marina (1964) in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance (1 ed.)

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1997

Go to McDonagh, Martin (1971) in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance (1 ed.)

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1998