Poetry and Drama Index by Title

* denotes a title I read or saw live with my kids



Poetry

 

50 Years and Other Poems James Weldon Johnson

African American Poetry (Part 1) Various

African American Poetry (Part 2) Various

Ain’t Burned All the Bright Jason Reynolds

archy and mehitabel     Don Marquis

archy’s life of mehitabel Don Marquis

The Ballad of St. Barbara G. K. Chesterton

Ballads Robert Burns

Beowulf*    Traditional, Seamus Heaney, translator

The Blacker the Berry* Joyce Carol Thomas

The Book of Hours     Rainer Maria Rilke

The Book of Nonsense* Edward Lear

A Boy’s Will     Robert Frost 

The Church Part 1     George Herbert

Chicago Poems     Carl Sandburg

Coal Audre Lorde

A Cold Spring     Elizabeth Bishop

Collected Poems     Phillis Wheatley

Collected Sonnets     Edna St. Vincent Millay

Color                                   Countee Cullen


A Coney Island of the Mind Lawrence Ferlinghetti


The Courtship of Miles Standish Henry Wadworth Longfellow


Custard and Company* Ogden Nash


Death of a Naturalist           Seamus Heaney

Door into the Dark              Seamus Heaney

Dramatic Lyrics     Robert Browning

Dramatic Romances and Lyrics Robert Browning

The Dunio Elegies              Rainer Maria Rilke

Early Poems     Matthew Arnold 

Early Poems     William Carlos Williams

Early Poems Yvor Winters

Empedocles on Etna Matthew Arnold

The End and the Beginning Wislawa Szymborska

English Idyls (1942)     Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Enough Rope Dorothy Parker

Epigrams and Elegies     John Donne

The Essential Neruda Pablo Neruda

Essential Pleasures     Robert Pinsky, ed.

The Essential Rumi     Rumi, Coleman Barks

Evangeline    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Evening Anna Akhmatova

Firstborn Louise Gluck

Flamingo Watching Kay Ryan

Forty Singing Seamen and Other Poems Alfred Noyes

Four Quartets     T. S. Eliot

Gitanjali    Rabindranath Tagore

God’s Trombones James Weldon Johnson

Goblin Market and Other Poems Christina Rossetti

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing Alice Walker

Harmonium    Wallace Stevens

History of My Heart Robert Pinsky

Human Shows, Far Phantasies Thomas Hardy

Idylls of the King Alfred Lord Tennyson

If Not, Winter Sappho (Anne Carson Translation)

I Greet The Dawn     Paul Laurence Dunbar

Inferno        Dante (Alighieri)

In the Presence of the Sun N. Scott Momaday

Jazz Poems Various

The Lady of the Lake     Sir Walter Scott

The Lay of the Last Minstrel Sir Walter Scott

The Less Deceived Philip Larkin

Letter to Lord Byron     W. H. Auden

The Man From Snowy River “Banjo” Paterson

Mountain Interval     Robert Frost

New Hampshire Robert Frost

New Poems     G. K. Chesterton 

North and South     Elizabeth Bishop

North of Boston     Robert Frost

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats T. S. Eliot

Ordinary Psalms Julie Levine

Paradise Lost     John Milton

Pictures of the Floating World Amy Lowell

The Pied Piper of Hamelin* Robert Browning

The Poet X* Elizabeth Acevedo

The Private Dining Room Ogden Nash

Poems Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poems        Wilfred Owen

Poems        Edgar Allan Poe

Poems 1798-1799 William Wordsworth

Poems (1833)     Alfred Lord Tennyson

Poems 1921-1930     Langston Hughes

Poems 1931-1940 Langston Hughes

Poems 1927-1932     W. H. Auden 

Poems 1933-1938 W. H. Auden

Poems 2010-2019 Mary Oliver

Poems Added in 1875 Christina Rossetti

Poems and Songs Leonard Cohen

Poems First Series     Emily Dickinson

Poems Second Series Emily Dickinson

Poems Third Series Emily Dickinson

Poems through 1817     Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poems Written in Youth William Wordsworth

The Prince’s Progress and Other Poems Christina Rossetti

The Prophet     Kahlil Gibran

Prometheus Unbound         Percy Bysshe Shelley

Regarding Wave Gary Snyder

Reinventing the Enemy’s Language (Part 1) Various

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner* Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sadness and Happiness Robert Pinsky

Salamander Octavio Paz

Selected Early Poems W. B. Yeats

Selected Poems     Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Selected Poems     Anne Bradstreet

Selected Poems (Part 1) Robert Burns

Selected Poems     Pablo Neruda

Selected Poems William Carlos Williams

Sierra Nevada Sequence Ardis Walker

Sketches and Poems     E. B. White

So as Not to Go Unremembered Mary A. Hood

Sonnets 1-50 Petrarch

Sonnets from the Portuguese Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Songs and Sonnets     John Donne

Songs of Innocence and Experience WIlliam Blake

The Spirit Level     Seamus Heaney

Spleen and Ideal Charles Baudelaire

Spoon River Anthology Edgar Lee Masters

A Tear and a Smile Kahlil Gibran

20th Century American Poetry (DOB 1894-1896) Various

Two-Headed Woman Lucille Clifton

Under the Willows and Other Poems James Russell Lowell

The Voyage of Bran, Son of Febal Traditional

When the Light of the World was Subdued (Part 1) Various

The Wild Swans at Coole W. B. Yeats

Winter Words     Thomas Hardy

Woman Without Shame Sandra Cisneros

    

Drama

 

↑ denotes a live performance

∆ denotes filmed or online performance


Plays

 

Agamemnon    Aeschylus

All’s Well That Ends Well*     William Shakespeare

Angels In America↑     Tony Kushner

Antigone*↑        Sophocles (translated by Anne Carson)

Arsenic and Old Lace*↑ Joseph Kesselring

As You Like It*↑ (BC 2023) William Shakespeare

As You Like It*↑ (Theatricum)     William Shakespeare

Bernhardt/Hamlet Theresa Rebeck

Blithe Spirit Noel Coward

Bus Stop*     William Inge

Calendar Girls Tim Firth

The Castle of Perseverance Traditional

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof “Tennessee” Williams

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof↑ (BCT 2024) “Tennessee” Williams

Charlie’s Aunt*     Brandon Thomas

A Christmas Carol     Charles Dickens adapted by Ed Hopkins

Comedy of Errors* (Utah 2014)    William Shakespeare

Comedy of Errors*∆  (BC 2020) William Shakespeare

Comedy of Errors*↑  (Utah 2021) William Shakespeare

Comedy of Terrors*↑  (Utah 2021) John Goodrum

Coriolanus*↑  (Theatricum 2018)    William Shakespeare

Coriolanus*↑   (Utah 2023) William Shakespeare

The Courage to Right a Woman’s Wrongs*↑Ana Caro Mallen de Soto

The Crucible*     Arthur Miller

The Crucible↑ (BCT 2024) Arthur Miller

Cymbeline*↑   (Utah 2021) William Shakespeare

Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand

Dancing at Lughnasa Brian Friel

Dear Elizabeth*∆ Sarah Ruhl

Deathtrap*↑ Ira Levin

The Devil’s Disciple George Bernard Shaw

A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen

A Doll’s House Part 2 Lucas Hnath

Dracula* Philip Grecian

The Drunken Sisters*↑ Thornton Wilder

The Eccentricities of a Nightingale↑    “Tennessee” Williams

Einstein: A Stage Portrait* Willard Simms

Electricidad*↑ (BC 2023) Luis Alfaro

An Enemy of the People                             Henrik Ibsen

An Enemy of the People↑ (Broadway 2024) Henrik Ibsen & Amy Herzog

Every Brilliant Thing*↑ Duncan MacMillan & Jonny Donahoe

Faust        Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Frogs     Aristophanes

Ghosts        Henrik Ibsen

Girls Kill Nazis * James Kopp

The Glass Menagerie     “Tennessee” Williams

Hamlet (Benedict Cumberbatch)* William Shakespeare

Hamlet (Bakersfield College 2017)* William Shakespeare

The Heavens’ Favorite Murderess Mariah Jordan

Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2 adapted) William Shakespeare

The Iceman Cometh Eugene O’Neill

The Imaginary Invalid*↑ Moliere

The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest*↑ (CSUB 2018) Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest*↑ (BCT 2022) Oscar Wilde

It’s A Wonderful Life*∆ (BCT 2020) Philip Grecian

Ivanov        Anton Chekhov

Julius Caesar*     William Shakespeare

The Little Foxes Lillian Hellman

The Lion in Winter (BCT 2022) James Goldman

The Long Christmas Dinner* Thornton Wilder

Love’s Labour’s Lost*↑ (Old Globe 2016) William Shakespeare

Love’s Labour’s Lost*↑   (BC 2022) William Shakespeare

Macbeth*↑        William Shakespeare

Man and Superman     George Bernard Shaw

The Man of Mode     Sir George Etheredge

Measure for Measure     William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure* (BC 2018) William Shakespeare

Medea        Euripedes

The Merchant of Venice*     William Shakespeare

The Merry Wives of Windsor*∆ William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream* William Shakespeare

Le Misanthrope     Moliere

Much Ado About Nothing*↑ William Shakespeare

The Odd Couple*     Neil Simon

Oedipus Rex Sophocles

Of Mice and Men     John Steinbeck

Othello*↑        William Shakespeare

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord↑ (Stars PH) Alexis Scheer

Our Town Thornton Wilder

Paid On Both Sides     W. H. Auden 

Pericles, Prince of Tyre*↑ (San Diego 2014)     William Shakespeare

Pericles, Prince of Tyre*↑   (Utah 2021) William Shakespeare

Peter and the Starcatcher↑ (ES 2024) Rick Elice

Pippa Passes     Robert Browning

The Play That Goes Wrong*↑ (ES 2022) Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis

The Play That Goes Wrong*↑  (Utah 2023) Henry Shields, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis

Pre-Shakespearean Drama (Part 1) Joseph Adams, ed.

Pre-Shakespearean Drama (Part 2) Joseph Adams, ed.

Prometheus Bound             Aeschylus

Prometheus Unbound         Percy Bysshe Shelley

Queens of France* Thornton Wilder

A Raisin in the Sun (Audio production)* Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun*↑ (Utah 2023) Lorraine Hansberry

Richard II     William Shakespeare

Richard II (Old Globe San Diego)* William Shakespeare

Richard III*↑   (Utah 2021) William Shakespeare

The Rivals Richard Sheridan

Romeo and Juliet*↑ (Empty Space 2017)  William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet*↑    (BC 2022) William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet*↑  (Utah 2023) William Shakespeare

The Rover Aphra Behn

The Royal Family George Kaufman & Edna Ferber

The Servant of Two Masters*↑   Carlo Goldoni

The School for Husbands Molière

The School for Wives*∆ Moliere

The School for Scandal Richard Sheridan

The Shadow People Hall of Fantasy

She Kills Monsters*     Qui Nguyen

She Stoops to Conquer Oliver Goldsmith

Six Characters in Search of an Author Luigi Pirandello

The Taming of the Shrew*     William Shakespeare

Tartuffe*∆ Moliere

The Tempest*∆ William Shakespeare

The Tempest*↑  (Playhouse 2023) William Shakespeare

The Thanksgiving Play↑ (Ovation 2024) Larissa FastHorse

The 39 Steps     Patrick Barlow

Three Sisters*     Anton Chekhov

Timon of Athens*↑    (Utah 2023) William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton

Tis Pity She’s a Whore↑ (Playhouse 2023) John Ford

The Turn of the Screw     Henry James & Jeffrey Hatcher

Twelfth Night*     William Shakespeare

20th Century Blues Susan Miller

The Two Gentlemen of Verona* William Shakespeare

The Two Noble Kinsmen* William Shakespeare and John Fletcher

Voice on the Wire Robert Sloane

Waiting for Godot (BC 2023) Samuel Beckett

When We Were Young and Unafraid*∆ Sarah Treem

The Winter’s Tale* William Shakespeare

The Winter’s Tale* ↑(BC 2023) William Shakespeare

The Woman in Black*     Stephen Malatratt

You Can’t Take It With You↑ Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Zero Hour Ray Bradbury


Musicals (including Opera)


The Addams Family*↑ (BHS 2022) Brickman, Elice, and Lippa

American Idiot*↑     Billie Joe Armstrong & Michael Mayer

Annie (Musical)*↑  Charnin, Meehan, and Strouse

Assassins*↑        Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman

Big Fish* John August & Andrew Lippa

Cabaret Joe Masteroff, John Kander, & Fred Ebb

La Cage aux Folles↑ (Ovation 2024) Jerry Herman & Harvey Fierstein

Chicago↑ (Broadway 2024) John Kander, Fred Ebb, & Bob Fosse

The Cocoanuts*     George S. Kaufman

Crazy For You*     George & Ira Gershwin, Ken Ludwig

Disaster!*↑        Seth Rudetsky & Jack Plotnick

Emma the Musical*↑ Paul Gordon

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour Tom Stoppard (music by Andre Previn)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum*↑ Gelbart, Shevelove, & Sondheim 

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder*↑ Robert L. Friedman & Steven Lutvak

Hadestown*↑ Anais Mitchell

Hamilton↑        Lin-Manuel Miranda

Head Over Heels↑ (Empty Space 2023) Jeff Whitty & James Magruder

Hello, Dolly!*     Michael Stewart & Jerry Herman

If/Then↑    Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey

The Last Five Years     Jason Robert Brown

Les Miserables (National Tour)*↑ Boublil, Schoenberg, and Kretzmer

The Light in the Piazza*↑ (Empty Space 2022) Craig Lucas & Adam Guettel

A Little Night Music↑ (Pasadena Playhouse 2023) Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler

Little Shop of Horrors*↑     Howard Ashman & Alan Menken

Matilda*↑ (Ovation 2019) Roald Dahl, Dennis Kelly, Tim Minchin

Memphis↑ (Stars 2024) Joe DiPietro & David Bryan

Merrily We Roll Along↑ (Broadway 2024) Stephen Sondheim & George Furth

The Mikado*↑     Gilbert & Sullivan

My Fair Lady*↑     Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe

Nice Work if You Can Get It Joe DiPietro

Omar Rhiannon Giddens & Michael Abels

Once Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Pippin*↑    Stephen Schwartz & Roger Hirson

The Pirates of Penzance*↑ (Utah 2021) Gilbert & Sullivan

Porgy and Bess     DuBose Heyward

Ragtime*↑ (Stars 2017) Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, & Lynn Ahrens

Ragtime*↑  (Utah 2021) Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, & Lynn Ahrens

RENT* Jonathan Larson

Ruddygore*↑(Lamplighter 2024) Gilbert & Sullivan

The Secret Garden* Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon

She Loves Me*     Masteroff, Harnick, & Bock

Something Rotten*↑ (Ovation 2022) Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell

Something Rotten*↑ (BC 2024) Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell

Spamalot*↑ Eric Idle & John Du Prez

Sunday in the Park with George James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim

Sweeney Todd ↑ (Broadway 2024) Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler

[title of show] Jeff Bowen, Hunter Bell

Tommy*↑ Pete Townshend & Des McAnuff

Turandot↑ (Met 2024) Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Adami & Renato Simoni 

The Wizard of Oz*↑ Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg

Young Frankenstein*     Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan

 


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