Having started in 2014, #ReadaPlayaWeek consists of the suggestion of a play every Friday on Twitter. Of course, plays are meant to be seen not read, primarily, but for those who cannot always make it to the theatre #ReadaPlayaWeek offers a wide range of plays. Each week, some context and performance information is given about the play as well as opinions of them. This year, the aim has been to present more contemporary plays and a balance of plays written by female and male playwrights.
We’re half way through the year, and thus far there have been 13 plays by men and 13 plays by women. In the next half of the year, we hope to keep that balance up and present more plays from abroad. Feel free to make any suggestions. Here are the suggestions so far for #ReadaPlayaWeek 2015:
· Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg (1997).
· Flare Path by Terence Rattigan (1942).
· The Misanthrope by Martin Crimp (1966), after Moliere (1666).
· The Dame of Sark by William Douglas Home (1974).
· Jumpy by April de Angeles (2011).
· That Face by Polly Stenham (2007).
· Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn (1975).
· Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker (1988).
· Here by Michael Frayn (1993).
· Dinner by Moira Buffini (2002).
· Smack Family Robinson by Richard Bean (2003, revised 2013).
· Electra by Sophocles (C.405BC) in a version by Frank McGuinness (1997).
· Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft (2015).
· Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (2008).
· The Talking Cure by Christopher Hampton (2002).
· ‘Art’ by Yasmina Reza (1994).
· Shades by Alia Bano (2009).
· Broken Glass by Arthur Miller (1994).
· Knives in Hens by David Harrower (1995).
· The Initiate by Alexandra Wood (2014).
· Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones (2001).
· The Sugar Syndrome by Lucy Prebble (2003).
· Masterpieces by Sarah Daniels (1983).
· Afore Night Come by David Rudkin (1962).
· Foxfinder by Dawn King (2011).
· Mojo by Jez Butterworth (1995).