Welcome to The Once Lost Wanderer. The name is derived from two poems: Amazing Grace by reformed slave trader John Newton, and All That is Gold Does Not Glitter by J.R.R. Tolkien.


Read and reviewed plays in Orange Hyperlink

Anonymous - Everyman

Aeschylus – Oresteia
Prometheus Bound
Seven Against Thebes
The Persians
The Suppliants
Aristophanes – Lysistrata
The Birds
The Clouds

Beckett, Samuel – Endgame
Krapp’s Last Tape
Waiting for Godot
Brecht, Bertolt – Galileo
Mother Courage and Her Children
The Good Person of Szechwan
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Butler Yeats, William – The Land of Heart's Desire

Chekhov, Anton – The Chery Orchard
Three Sisters
Uncle Vanya
Claudel, Paul – The Satin Slipper
Three plays:
The hostage
The humiliation of the Father
Corneille, Pierre – Le Cid

de Beaumarchais, Pierre-Augustin Caron - The Figaro Trilogy:
The Barber of Seville
The Marriage of Figaro
The Guilty Mother
de Chamblain de Marivaux, Pierre Carlet – Marivaux: Three Plays
de la Barca, Pedro Calderón – Life Is a Dream
de Molina, Tirso – The Trickster of Seville and His Guest of Stone
del Valle-Inclán, Ramón – Bohemian Lights
Dürrenmatt, Friedrich – The Physicists

Eliot, T. S. – The Complete Plays of T. S. Eliot
Euripides – Medea
The Bacchae
Trojan Women

Goldsmith, Oliver – She Stoops to Conquer

Handke, Peter – Kaspar and Other Plays

Ibsen, Henrik – A Doll's House
                        An Enemy of the People
                        Hedda Gabler
                        The Master Builder
                        The Wild Duck
Ionesco, Eugène – Rhinoceros and Other Plays
The Bald Soprano

Japan – Hagoromo (feather mantle)
Jarry, Alfred – Ubu Roi
Jonson, Ben – Volpone

Kālidāsa – The Recognition of Sakuntala
Kraus, Karl – The Last Days of Mankind

Lao, She – Teahouse
Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim – Nathan the Wise

Mann, Heinrich – The Loyal Subject
Marlowe, Christopher – The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
Menander – The Dyskolos
Miller, Arthur – Death Of A Salesman
The Crucible
Molière – Tartuffe
The Misanthrope
The Critique of the School for Wives
Don Juan
The Would-Be Gentleman
The Imaginary Invalid
The School for Wives
The Miser

O'Neill, Eugene – Mourning Becomes Electra
Long Day's Journey Into Night
The Iceman Cometh

Peru – Apu Ollontay
Pirandello, Luigi – Six Characters in Search of an Author

Racine, Jean – Phèdre
Racine, Jean – Bérénice
Rostand, Edmond – Cyrano de Bergerac

Schiller, Friedrich – Don Carlos: Infante of Spain, a Drama in Five Acts
Seneca – Thyestes
Shaw, George Bernard – Candida: a Pleasant Play
Saint Joan
Sophocles – Antigone
Oedipus at Colonus
Oedipus the King
Women of Trachis
Strindberg, August – Miss Julie
The Father

Wilde, Oscar – The Importance of Being Earnest
Williams, Tennessee – A Streetcar Named Desire
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Glass Menagerie


  1. I appreciate what you've done here. I was wondering how I was going to find more classic plays to read. So far, I've read 60 on this list. I've been reading classics since I was in high school. This site is going to be my go to place for ideas. It might take me awhile to learn the different paths to resources I see available. Merry Christmas! This is the best possible gift going forward for next year.

    1. *bows* Glad to be of service. There is also a page for Shakespeare.
      Thanks for visiting.


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