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Core Collection

The Core Collection forms the heart of Drama Online. With over 1,700 playtexts and more added each year, this collection is truly the foundation of the platform and offers a diverse and rich catalogue of plays by the world's leading dramatists.

Features preeminent theatre lists and images from:


Provides a comprehensive, world-class collection which offers:

  • The best dramatic texts from Sophocles and Shakespeare to Harold Pinter and Caryl Churchill
  • Student editions and first night programme texts
  • The internationally renowned Arden Shakespeare play editions
  • Major foreign works in translation from Bertolt Brecht, Luigi Pirandello, Eduardo De Filippo, Frank Wedekind, and more

Contains a wealth of modern classics from authors including:

  • Tom Stoppard
  • David Mamet
  • Alan Bennett
  • Caryl Churchill
  • Simon Stephens
  • Mark Ravenhill
  • Edward Bond
  • Alan Ayckbourn
  • Harold Pinter
  • Brian Friel
  • Willy Russell
  • John Osborne
  • David Greig
  • April De Angelis
  • David Hare
  • Shelagh Stephenson




Features playwrights from past and present such as: