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One act play

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A one-act play is a play that has only one act, as distinct from plays that occur over several acts. One-act plays may consist of one or more scenes. In recent years, the 10-minute play has emerged as a popular subgenre of the one-act play, especially in writing competitions. The origin of the one-act play may be traced to the very beginning of drama: in ancient Greece, Cyclops, a satyr play by Euripides, is an early example.

One-act plays by major dramatists

  • Edward Albee – The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002)
  • Samuel Beckett – Krapp's Last Tape (1958)
  • Anton Chekhov – A Marriage Proposal (1890)
  • Israel Horovitz – Line (1974)
  • Eugène Ionesco – The Bald Soprano (1950)
  • Arthur Miller – A Memory of Two Mondays (1955)
  • August Strindberg – Pariah (1889), Motherly Love (1892), and The First Warning (1892)
  • Thornton Wilder – The Long Christmas Dinner (1931)
  • Cormac McCarthy – The Sunset Limited (2006)
  • References

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