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12
Feb

#Election 2020 (2)

12.02.2020 Thank god we have house pets (…cats and dogs)…it’s the only thing that is keeping me sane!

11.02.2020: What a night! I was awake until 0230 am. Results from NH Primary, interference in DOJ by (?) in Roger Stone sentencing, 4 lawyers on the case resign! When is this news cycle going to stop? #FeelTheBern won.Pete (“Buddha-Edge”) Buttigieg did very well…. 3 cheers for Amy Klobuchar for proving pundits wrong. Lastly…oh,”Say it isn’t Joe”….Joe Biden in 5th place and left NH before the voting ended. Not a good sign.

 

Joe Biden was the MAN  Donald Trump feared most a few months ago.  But….Joe’s electability took a hit in New Hampshire.  Remember the main objective in the Election2020 is to beat Trump  #ElectabilityMatters.  Biden’s electability
is like….grown-ups discussing Santa Claus in front of the children.
They knew the illusion wouldn’t last forever,
but nobody wanted to be one to spoil it.

 

I am amazed ….every ad @MikeBloomberg
is a megahit against the president. Trump must be going thermonuclear! #Elections2020

 

 

10.02.2020 Impeachment, Iowa Caucus, State of the Union Address….I am so exhausted from all these events. The only thing I want today is a good book, some cookies and #NeedCoffee

 

Read: 10.02.2020. “A Warning”
Rating: C
Conclusion:

The book is entertaining if you
like White House gossip and
water cooler discussions.
Author remains unknown. Not a good sign.
IMO your reading time is better spent with
A Very Stable Genius….Pulitzer Prize winners
Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker.
Both are Washington Post investigative journalists.

PS: I wonder what is on Frank Underwood’s reading list this #Election2020 year?

10.02.2020

I love #FeelTheBern Sanders who has the money and organization to win in NH. But I think Michel Bloomberg is the ONLY one who can beat Trump. Mike has more resources ($$).
Mike is prepared to fight as dirty as Trump who is emboldened after acquittal*. We will have to wait and see how Bloomberg does on Super Tuesday, 03 March 2020.

 

Feedback @ReeseTypings

Well, that is the core message #VoteBlueNoMatterWho.
I think being famous for something is less important than character, leadership and acting presidential. Trump’s stream-of-consciousness speech in the East Room last Friday was beyond belief for the most powerful world leader…vindictive full of mendacity. I hope Trump’s message is growing stale with voters…., I hope.

No, Bloomberg will appeal to moderates and Republicans who are fed up with Trump. Bloomberg, for his part, continues to face questions on his record….but this happens to all the candidates.
Bloomberg skipped all four February contests but has climbed into double digits in national polls on the strength of an enormous and sustained advertising campaign. Wouldn’t it be nice if America became a source of pride both domestically and globally.

 

Good news: 09.02.22020  I survived Storm Ciara that swept over Northern Europe….whew!  130 km per hour winds. Happy to confirm the storm has passed and cats are safe to resume usual prowling activities.

8
Feb

#Election 2020

Reading all the papers/magazines

  1. The New Yorker
  2. The Economist
  3. The Atlantic
  4. The Guardian
  5. The New York Times
  6. Washington Post

 

Book:  A Warning by Anonymous  (….very good!) – READING (published: Nov 2019)

 

Book: A Very Stable Genius  by P. Rucker, C. Lennig – TBR  (published: Jan 2020)

Feedback to  @BronasBooks

  1. West Wing…I have the deluxe box with all the dvd’s
  2. …..this will be the perfect time to see it for the first time! (Mea Culpa)
  3. Crazy long political process got even crazier with social media…
  4. “fake news”, people ‘clogging’ telephone lines so the
  5. Iowa Caucus could NOT call in the results!!!
  6. If you want drama…this political year will TOP anything you see on Netflix!
  7. Those eyes on the book cover….follow me too….around the house.
  8. Trump is vindictive (sacking soldier Vindeman
  9. with highest military honor “Purple Heart” for telling the truth,
  10. impulsive (drone strike in Iranian General,
  11. pulling troops out of Syria against all top military advice)
  12. …and has the understanding of a 5th-6th grader
  13. …does not realize the difference between the states of Kansas and Missouri
  14. …the real home of Super Bowl Winner Kansas City Chief!”
  15. I rest my case.
29
Jan

Winter in The Netherlands

Winter in The Netherlands

  1. It feels like January will never end….
  2. The hard cold nails of rain stinging my face.
  3. I lean against the a pummeling wind on my bike
  4. …trying to inch forward to the grocery store.
  5. Coffee is my reward when I get home.
  6. But with all this winter weather…nothing will cheer me up
  7. …like a good book.
  8. I will try to read some of the long listed books
  9. …for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2020.
  10. I need to set a small goal while I wait for the February sun.

  1. I did some research and have compiled my short list.
  2. There are some books on the long list that don’t appeal at all!
  3. We’ll have to wait and see what the judges say
  4. Short list 7 April
  5. Prize announcement 14 May

My shortlist for Dylan Thomas Prize 2020

Flèche – Mary Jean Chan ( 50 poems) 2019 winner Costa Award for Poetry – READ
Surge – Jay Bernard (poetry)
If All the World and Love Were Young – Stephen Sexton (poetry)
Exquisite Cadavers – Meena Kandasamy (novella)…it’s only 112 pg…so quick read
Things We Say in the Dark – Kristy (short (dark) stories) – READ

Not reading:

LOT – Bryan Washington (short stories)
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgous – Ocean Vuong
The Far Field – M. Vijay
Stubborn Archivist – Yara Fowler
Inland – Téa Obreht
Virtuoso – Yelena Moskovich
Black Car Burning – Helen Mort

 

Feedback to Sue  Whispering Gums

Sue, book contains animal cruelty which I avoid. (Ocean Vuong)
Books in the India don’t appeal to me. (M. Vijay)
Not in the mood for mythic journey (T. Obecht) or
3 generational family story characters stuck between 2 cultures (Yara Fowler).
Short stories do appeal to me but ones with a begin-middle-end.
I get pleasure from hearing a good ending. Alas stories just about slices of life, staccato like delivery… are not for me (Bryan Washington). I long for wordcraft, the metaphors, similes that Amy Witting is so good at.
Sentences that slink and lilt with a David Lynch-dreamlike feeling….no thank you. (Y. Moskovich)
That leaves one book that is one I am still considering Black Car Burning (H. Mort). Debut novel, 336 pages…perhaps I’ll try it is she makes the short list!

 

 

17
Jan

Defeated

 

  1. I concede defeat.
  2. I cast my shield and sword  on the ground and beg for release.
  3. If release is granted I will leave the battlefield alive.
  4. I hope my fellow fighters (readers) will give me support in the
  5. form on a ‘thumbs-up’ gesture.
  6. …1 year only reading non-fiction?
  7. at least I tried!

 

29
Oct

Drinks are on me!

 

  • Time to celebrate…completely self-sufficient
  • …showering, getting dressed + putting on socks and shoes
  • just 2 weeks after hip replacement!
  • Drinks are on me!
26
Oct

…be back soon!

 

  • What to do on a beautiful fall afternoon?
  • I took my ‘new hip’ out for a spin around the block!
  • #PainFree
23
Sep

Sign-Up #RIPXIV Challenge

You can SIGN UP  RIP XIV here.

 

  1. Rules: Read or watch dark, creepy, gothic books, films or TV  shows.
  2. Timeline: 01 September and 31 October.
  3. Hashtag: #RIPXIV
  4. Scope: The the challenge is set up very broadly, to include all of these genres:
Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fanta
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.

 

There are multiple levels of participation (Perils):

  • Peril the First – Read 4 books, any length, that fit the definition of R.I.P. literature.
  • Peril the Second – Read 2 books of any length.
  • Peril the Third – This Peril involves reading 1 book.
  • Peril of the Short Story – You can read short stories.
  • Peril on the Screen – You can watch scary, eerie, mysterious, gothic
  • movies or TV shows
  • Peril of the Review – Submit a short review of any book you read. (optional)
  • You may participate in one or all of the various Perils.

 

My list:

  1. The Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe Scott Peeples  – (non fiction)
  2. Imp of the Perverse (short story) – E.A. Poe
  3. Tide of Stone – K. Warren  winner Aurealis Award 2018 BEST horro novel
  4. ??

 

 

8
Jul

#TBR Update 21.08.2019 FINISHED 39/39

TBR:

  1. This is what I look like when I think of my TBR.
  2. When will I ever manage to read all these books?
  3. My first plan of action:
  4. List: books bought 2019 (e-book, paper, audio)
  5. Goal: READ these books in 2019. (no new books!)
  6. Start challenge: 08 July 2019
  7. End challenge: 31 December 2019

 

BOOKS BOUGHT IN 2019….  READ    39/39

  1. James Tiptree, jr. The Double Life Alice Sheldon – J. Phillips – READ
  2. Ghosts of the Tsunami – R. L. ParryREAD
  3. We Can Make a Life – C. Henry – READ
  4. The Coddling of the American Mind G. Lukianoff, J. HaidtREAD
  5. The First Casualty – Peter Greste – READ
  6. 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write – S. Ruhl – READ
  7. Indecent (play) – Paula Vogel – READ
  8. Astonished Dice – G. Cochrane (short stories) – READ
  9. From a Low and Quiet Sea – Donal Ryan- READ (…waste of time)
  10. The Heart’s Invisible Furies – John Boyne – READ
  11. The Best of NZ PoemsREAD ( …just too many poems to reveiw…just read)

 

UPDATE: 21.08.2019

  1. Parang – Omar Musa – READ (27 poems)

Parang – with a name like this (knife)
I expected blood, gore, guts.
I got insight, openness, much humanity,
at times a palpable joy.
No ‘Hippa to Da Hoppa’ rap beat
…only the beating of a true poet’s heart.
#EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD!

UPDATE: 20.08.2019.

  1. Lemons in the Chicken Wire READ
  2. Finished: 20.08.2019
    Genre: potry
    Rating: C-
    #TBR list 2109
    Conclusion:What can I say…poems are very personal.
    You like this one and I like that one.
    Collection: 50 poems and I like just 13 = 26%
    Blakwork ….is Whittaker’s a great, inpired collection of poems.
    Lemons in the Chicken Wire pales in comparison.
    C’est la vie.These were: very good
    Growing Soon -…loved the structure/symmetry
    Carry the One – …young girl’s thoughts at school
    AH -..young girl’s observations + “ I go by Koori time”
    Cinnamon Eggs – …young girl’s unexpected bike accidentThese were: goodEXT.INT. title = “ exterior” interior” thoughts as stage directions
    A Funeral …family around grandfather’s grave….
    Insider Knowledge …family knows more than you think!
    Preface: Another Funeral …family memories Great Nan’s death
    Whatcha glimpse in a of a young girl’s life
    The Sticking Place …time…, a limp carcass…soundless bubble
    Epilogue: A Funeral
    Do Ya?
    Chicken Wire Lemons

 

UPDATE: 19.08.2019

  1. Fast Talking PI – Selina T. Marsh (NZ poet) – READING
  2. Winner, 2010 NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry

 

UPDATE: 18.08.2019

  1. Cambridge Guide  Irish PoetsREAD
  2. Finished: 19.08.2019
    Genre: non-fiction
    Rating: D
    #TBR list 2019
    Conclusion:
    This book is targeted for an
    audience who has a basic knowledge of
    Irish poets and wants to know just a little bit more.
    It is NOT a book for a poetry novice ….like me.
    I struggled with some of the first 10 poets
    (Goldmith, Moore, Mangan, Yeats, Ledwidge, Clarke….)
    to find some clear basic info.
    These essays are a forest of academic jargon.
    Read this book if you feel adventurous
    …otherwise basic info is better on Wikipedia.
    This is my LAST Cambridge Companion book…ever!

 

UPDATE: 17.08.2019

  • Cane – Jean Toomer – READ
Finished: 18.08.2019
Genre: stories, poems
Rating: C
#TBR list 2019
Conclusion:
Fifteen poems, (good)
Six brief prose vignettes, (very good)
Seven stories (average)
a play (…not the best part of the book…skimmed it)—all about black life in the 1920’s.
The book is divided into three parts:
Part 1 and 3 set in rural Georgia
Part 2 takes place in Chicago and in Washington, D.C.
Women, particularly in the first part, are depicted as sex objects.
They manage not only to endure
…but also to prevail.
#HarlemRenaissance

 

 

UPDATE: 17.08.2019

  1. Milkman – Anna Burns – READ
  2. Finished: 17.08.2019
    Genre: novel
    Rating: D-
    #TBR list 2019
    Conclusion:
    I’m taking the high road with the author Anna Burns and her
    prize winning Milkman.
    I realize that no one really will remember
    or care what I think.
    Let me just say…it did not make my 10 best books of the year
    ….not by a long shot.
  3. This book is in a class all of its own….
    just not the class I enjoy.
    But more power to Anna Burns for writing
    an opaque yet an unique book.

 

UPDATE: 17.08.2019

    1. My Name is Revenge – A. K. Blunt – READ

 

 

UPDATE: 16.08.2019

  1. Show Them a Good Time (8 short stories) – N. Flattery – READ

 

UPDATE:06.08.2019

  1. The Barracks – J. McGahern – READ
  2. Finished: 06.08.2019
    Genre: novella ( pg 232)
    Rating: D –
    #TBR list 2019
    Conclusion:
    Sorry, this book was not what I expected.
    Swept away by J. McGahern’s breathtaking
    “All Will Be Well: A Memoir” (read this one!)
    ….I hoped his novel could reach the
    same level of excellence….unfortunately it did not.
    #Disappointment

 

UPDATE: 28.07.2019

  1. Wake in Fright – K. Cook – READ (…disappointment)
  2. 2019 Hip Marathon Wake in Fright index

UPDATE: 03.08.2019

  1. The Hate U Give – A. Thomas – READ
  2. Finished: 03.08.2019
    Genre: novel
    Rating: A+++
    #TBR List 2019
    Conclusion:Books may seem like small comfort.
    But in a time like this, when it’s hard to understand
    how American culture became so hate-filled,
    reading is probably the best possible option…
    …to get off the internet,
    …pick up a book, and
    …think about how the country has gotten here.
    #TheHateUGive is a good place to start!

 

UPDATE: 02.08.2019

  1. Tin Man – Sarah Winman – READ (..mèh)

Finished: 03.08.2019
Genre: novel
Rating: C –
Conclusion

This book is about loneliness.
I found the book to be an attempt to
paint loneliness with landscapes….
(sunflowers fill the frame,
swallows soar with heat on their wings (pg 210)
and not describe
the deep feeling of loneliness
…like a mould growing slowly around you.
Yes there are cries of the heart that evoke your emotions
…but all in all the book was too lyrical, too sugar-spin sweet
and just seemed to scratch the surface of the ache of loss.

I read both the winner of Costa Award 2017 and this shortlisted book for the same prize back-to-back. Then I compared the impact of both books on the subject of loneliness. The stark difference in approaching loss….probably was an big factor
that influenced my review of Tin Man.
After reading Gail Honeyman’s book “Eleanor Oliphant is Compelety Fine’ (winner Costa Award 2017)….Tin Man felt “tinny”.
#Disappointed

UPDATE: 01.08.2019

  1. Driving Into the Sun – Marcella Polain – READ

 

UPDATE: 10.08.2019

  1. Exit West – M. Hamid – READ
  2. Finished: 10.08.2019
    Genre: novella/allegory
    Rating: D-
    #TBR list 2019
    Conclusion:
    Two lovers Saeed and Nadia meet in nameless Middle East City.
    They decide to leave and seek a better life.
    The couple manages to hold onto their love throughout moving to Mykonos, London, Marin California…..always hoping for salvation….always Exiting West.
    It took me a little while to realise that they were actually going from country to country by these doors. It felt very “Narnia’ -like to be honest!
    Conclusion: not an entertaining read but it’s not dark either
    …it was exhausting b/c Hamid’s writing style is characterized by long convoluted sentences.
    Sometimes I just lost interest

 

UPDATE: 04.08.2019

  1. Brother – David Chariandy  – READ
  2. Finished: 04.08.2019
    Genre: novel
    Rating: C-
    # TBR List 2019
    Conclusion:
    This is a very short read.
    Two brothers (immigrant backround) dealing
    with their place in society.
    Staying streetwise means survival.
    I never found it riveting.
    That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it
    because it does have a powerful message.
    Score is based on my personal reaction…just not for me.

 

UPDATE: 31.07.2019

  1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine  – G. Honeyman – READ  STUNNING !!
  2. 2019 Hip Marathon Eleanor Oliphant image

 

UPDATE: 01.08.2019

  1. The Shepherd’s Hut – Tim Winton – READ – Bah!
  2. Finished: 02.08.2019
    Genre: novel
    Rating: F –
    Conclusion:
    So glad to be done with this book.
    I’m amazed that it received so many 4 and 5-star ratings.To “call a spade a spade” is a figurative expression.
    It refers to calling something “as it is” without
    “beating about the bush”.
    Tim Winton can write ….read Cloudstreet for the proof.
    Tim Winton just wasted my reading time with this s**t.
    Sorry to be so blunt…but there it is!

UPDATE: 05.08.2019

  1. Aquarium – David Vann – READ  (…why in heaven’s name did I buy this book?)
  2. Finished: 06.08.2019
    Genre: novella (pg 272)
    Rating: F —
    #TBR list 2019
    Conclusion:
    Blurb: Elegant? Gripping?
    Please, I’ve read a recipe for a boiled
    egg that was better than this!
    #WasteOfTime

 

  1. Red Ribbons – L. Phillips –   READ (Irish profiler/psychologist Dr. Kate Pearson #1)
  2. Finished: 10.09.2019
    Genre: CF
    Rating: F
    #TBR list 2019
    Conclusion:
    Where do I start?
    I start and end with …..no comment.
    Taking the high road with this book!
    #WasteOfTime

 

  1. Crocodile Tears – M. O’ Sullivan – READ  (Irish Detective Leo Woods #1)
  2. Finished: 05.08.2019
    Genre: CF
    Rating: A+++++
    #TBR list 2019
    Conclusion:
    I could NOT put this book down!
    Did not have a clue who killed Dermot Brennan
    ….and finally after 97% of the book…the reader
    gasps!
    #Excellent ‘Who dunnit?

 

  1. Seeing Yellow (poetry) – E. Bourke – READ  shortlist Irish Times Poetry Award 2019
  2. Stunning!!

 

UPDATE: 07.08.2019

  1. Insistence – Ailbhe Darcy – READ 18 poems (review)
  2. Wales Book of the Year Award 2019
  3. Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales)
  4. Pigott Poetry Prize 2019 (Ireland)
  5. Shorlist: T.S. Eliot Prize 2018
  6. Shortlist: Irish Times Poetry Award 2019
  7. Finished: 07.08.2019
    Genre: poetry
    Rating: D
    #TBR list 2019
    Conclusion:
    My thoughts are my own.
    Please take the time to read these poems
    …I’m curious what YOU think….and what I am missing.

 

UPDATE: 09.08.2019

  1. Are Friends Electric ? – H. Heath (Ockham NZ Award poetry 2019) – READ
  2. Finished: 09.08.2019
    Genre: poetry
    Rating: B
    #Winner Ockham New Zealand Award Poetry 2019
    Conclusion:
    My Thoughts

 

UPDATE: 11.08.2019

  1. The Twelve – S.Neville – READ  (Irish Noir)

  2. Finished: 011.08.2019
    Genre: CF
    Rating: D
    #TBR ist 2019
    Conclusion:
    No intrigue…no whodunnit
    …no story development
    just guns, blood, violence and some
    ’12 walking dead’.
    #IrishNoir I expected better

 

UPDATE:  12.08.2019

  1. Harbour Lights  (poetry) – D. Mahon (winner Irish Times Poetry Award 2006) – READ

 

 

UPDATE: 15.08.2019

  1. Now We Can Talk Openly about Men – Martina Evans – READ

Conclusion:
I didn’t like it…
…but I didn’t hate it either.
“dilemme cornélien”

Finished: 15.08.2019
Genre: poetry
Rating: C
#TBR list 2019

 

 

UPDATE: 15.08.2019

  1. The Boys of Bluehill – E. Ní Chuilleanáin – READ  (40 poems, Irish poet)

 

UPDATE: 13.08.2019

  1. The Radio (32 poems) – Irish poet L. Flynn (shortlist 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize) – READ

 

 

28
Jun

#Cocktail Negroni

It is NEGRONI  WEEK 24-30 June

  1. One of the world’s most iconic classic cocktails…
  2. the Negroni was invented at Caffè Casoni in Florence, Italy.
  3. Count Camillo asked for a bolder retelling of the Americano
  4. …with gin replacing soda water.
  5. With equal parts Campari, gin and sweet vermouth…

 

Ingredients:

1 oz. gin – (2 TBS)
1 oz. Campari – (2 TBS)
1 oz. sweet vermouth – (2 TBS)
Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: cocktail or double rocks
Garnish: orange twist

Salut!

 

20
May

#20BooksOfSummer 2019

  • I just love this photo from last years’s post #20BooksOfSummer 2018.
  • I’m using it again because it always makes me smile and
  • …I have the urge to make a  Gin & Tonic !

 

Read:

  1. Glengarry Glen RossD. Mamet READ
  2. The Glass MenagerieTennessee WilliamsREAD
  3. Waiting for GodotS. BeckettREAD
  4. Twenty-First Century American PlaywrightsC. BigsbyREAD
  5. The Mueller Report READ
  6. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of FreedomD. Blight – READ
  7. Stamped From the Beginning I.X. Kendi – READ
  8. The New Negro: The Life of Alain LockeJ.C. Stewart  – READ
  9. The ArsonistC. Hooper – READ
  10. HimselfJess Kidd – READ
  11. August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle (13 essays) – editor S. Shannon #20BoS – READ
  12. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  – E. Ablee – READ  (play
  13. Noises OffM. Frayn – READ  (play)
  14. FencesA. Wilson – READ  (play)
  15. Streetcar Named DesireT. Williams – READ
  16. Blakwork – A. Whittaker – READ
  17. James Tiptree, jr. The Double Life Alice Sheldon – J. Phillips – READ 
  18. Ghosts of the Tsunami R. L. Parry READ
  19. Indecent (play) – Paula Vogel READ
  20. The Heart’s Invisible Furies – J. Boyne – READ
  21. The Coddling of the American MInd G. Lukianoff, J. Haidt – READ
  22. Astonished Dice – G. Cochrane (short stories) – READ
  23. We Can Make a Life – C. Henry – READ
  24. Seeing Yellow (poetry) – E. Bourke – READ  shortlist Irish Times Poetry Award 2019
  25. The Weir (1997) by Conor McPherson – READ
  26. The First CasualtyPeter Greste – READ
  27. Max HavelaarMultatuli – READ
  28. 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to WriteS. Ruhl – READ
  29. These TruthsJill Lepore – READ

 

Using this list for #20BooksOfSummer….

#Challenge read 50 Best Plays in the Past 100 Years:     13/50

  1.  Death of a Salesman (1949) by Arthur Miller (Pulitzer 1949) – READ 
  2.  Streetcar Named Desire – T. Williams – READ
  3. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? E. Albee (Pulitzer 1963 READ
  4.  Long Day’s Journey into Night (1956) by Eugene O’Neill  – READ
  5. Fences – A. Wilson – READ 
  6. Angels in America: T. Kushner
  7. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett – READ 
  8.  Pygmalion (1913) by George Bernard Shaw
  9.  A Raisin in the Sun (1959) by Lorraine Hansberry READ 
  10.  Our Town (1938) by Thornton Wilder
  11.  Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) by Luigi Pirandello
  12. The Glass Menagerie (1944) by Tennessee Williams – READ
  13. Glengarry Glen RossD. Mamet – READ
  14. August: Osage County (2007) by Tracy Letts
  15.  True West (1980) by Sam Shepard READ 
  16.  The Iceman Cometh (1946) by Eugene O’Neill
  17.  Look Back in Anger (1956) by John Osborne
  18.  A View from the Bridge (1955) by Arthur Miller – READ
  19.  The Little Foxes. (1939) by Lillian Hellman
  20.  The Real Thing (1982) by Tom Stoppard
  21.  Master Harold and the Boys (1982) by Athol Fugard
  22.  The Homecoming (1965) by Harold Pinter
  23.  Ruined (2008) by Lynn Nottage (2009)
  24.  Mother Courage and Her Children (1941) by Bertolt Brecht
  25.  Six Degrees of Separation (1990) by John Guare
  26.  Doubt (2004) by John Patrick Shanley
  27.  Top Girls (1982) by Caryl Churchill
  28.  Present Laughter (1942) by Noel Coward
  29. Noises Off – M. Frayn – READ 
  30. Marat/Sade (1964) by Peter Weiss
  31.  The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001) by Martin McDonagh
  32.  Machinal (1928) by Sophie Treadwell
  33.  The Norman Conquests(1973) trilogy by Alan Ayckbourn
  34.  The Bald Soprano (1950) by Eugene Ionesco
  35.  M. Butterfly (1988) by David Henry Hwang
  36.  The Dybbuk (1920) by S Ansky
  37.  Saved (1965) by Edward Bond
  38. Topdog/Underdog (2002) by Suzan-Lori Parks 
  39. The Front Page (1928) by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur
  40. Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970) by Dario Fo.
  41. Picnic (1953) by William Inge
  42. Journey’s End (1928) by R.C. Sherriff
  43. The Odd Couple (1965) by Neil Simon
  44. The Orphans Home cycle – 3 one act plays by Horton Foote (masterpieces!)
  45. The Women. (1936) by Clare Boothe Luce
  46. What The Butler Saw (1969) by Joe Orton
  47. Awake and Sing! (1935) by Clifford Odets
  48. The Piano Lesson (1987) by A. Wilson
  49. Uncommon Women and Others (1977) by Wendy Wasserstein
  50. The Weir (1997) by Conor McPherson- READ