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Oberon Books Collections 1 & 2

The Oberon Books Collections 1 and 2 provides schools with a unique and inspiring set of 699 titles – from ground-breaking British plays to the best of international drama and plays in translation – featuring a diverse gathering of canonical and contemporary drama. Highlights of the collection include: 39 plays by the prolific British playwright Howard Barker; plays by Alfred Fagon, remembered as one of the most eminent Black British playwrights of the 1970s and 1980s; and plays by Karen Zacarias, one of the ten most-produced playwrights in the US.

Oberon Books has long been recognised as one of the most exciting publishers specialising in drama and the performing arts, with a reputation for publishing challenging and compelling works.

Highlights of the expanded collection include:

  • Contemporary, stand-out plays by British writers such as Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Alice Birch, Inua Ellams, Dennis Kelly, Jasmine Lee-Jones, and Laura Wade
  • Key contemporary writers from the USA, such as Clare Barron and Anne Washburn
  • Modern classics from writers such as Mojisola Adebayo, Neil Bartlett, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Richard Bean, Bryony Lavery and Duncan Macmillan
  • Verbatim theatre from acclaimed companies shining a light on pressing social issues, such as Breach Theatre’s It’s True, It’s True, It’s True and LUNG Theatre’s Trojan Horse
  • International plays in translation, including the work of Hanoch Levin
  • Canonical works from writers such as J.B Priestley and Arnold Wesker and modern reimagining of classics texts from authors such as Anne Carson and Gary Owen
  • 39 plays by the renowned and prolific British playwright Howard Barker, such as Scenes from an Execution, The Europeans, and Victory.
  • A selection of stand-out plays by contemporary writers such as Aamina Ahmad, Koko Brown, Rhiannon Faith, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Lauren John Joseph, Nick Makoha, Yolanda Mercy, and Leo Skilbeck.
  • Canonical plays by Rodney Ackland, one of the twentieth-century’s major English playwrights, including Absolute Hell and Before the Party.

You can download the full title list here.