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Court Theatre play guides focus on the historical context, themes, and artistic process that transforms a literary text into a piece of theatre. Play guides typically include biographies and background, a list of characters, a glossary of terms, a detailed synopsis, and discussion questions.

Court provides these classroom guides free of charge to enhance our education initiatives. Please contact us before adapting the material for a different use. We ask that you credit Court Theatre in any classroom use.

Available Classroom Guides (PDF):

An Iliad
Blues for an Alabama Sky
Caroline, or Change
The Chairs
The Comedy of Errors
Fences
Five Guys Named Moe (Password Required)
Flyin’ West
Gem of the Ocean
The Glass Menagerie
Hamlet
The Hard Problem
Hay Fever
Home
The Illusion
Invisible Man
Iphigenia in Aulis
Jitney
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Man of la Mancha
Mary Stuart
The Mountaintop
The Mystery of Irma Vep
Native Son
Phèdre
The Piano Lesson
Porgy and Bess
Proof
Raisin
Sizwe Banzi Is Dead
Skylight
Spunk
Three Tall Women
Twelfth Night
Orlando
Wait Until Dark
Water by the Spoonful
What the Butler Saw
The Year of Magical Thinking

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