Posted December 8, 2014 by in Awesome Books

Best Play Taught in High Schools (Poll)

Shakespeare, Hansberry, Williams, and Miller—these are the names many of us fondly recall from our high school days. The list certainly doesn’t stop with these named remarkable talents. Ibsen, Wilder, and Beckett are just a few more to add. The list could go on for days, really. So many wonderful playwrights have given us great stories about love, strength, race, and dreams. But, which playwright holds the recognition of creating the best play? We’ve created a poll to determine what our readers think is the best play taught in high schools.

For this poll, there is no voting discrimination of age or setting. If it’s a play taught in high schools, whether it’s now or when you were a youngster, it’s fair game. So pick your Shakespearian classic if that’s your style. If you prefer post-WWII Americana, then check it. Select anything; it’s up to you. Scroll through our list and mark your choice.

What’s the Best Play You Read in High School?

  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Trifles by Susan Glaspell (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Our Town by Thornton Wilder (25%, 1 Votes)
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (25%, 1 Votes)
  • A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Miracle Worker by William Gibson (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Othello by William Shakespeare (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (0%, 0 Votes)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Antigone by Sophocles (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fences by August Wilson (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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Voting will be open until Friday evening. Come back next week for the results and for my choice as the best play in the high school literary canon.

Didn’t see your favorite? Sound off in the comments and we’ll mark it as a write-in candidate. Until next week, happy reading, Bookkaholics!

Bradley Sides

Bradley Sides holds an M.A. in English. His fiction appears in numerous print and online journals. He is a staff writer for Bookkaholic and a frequent contributor to Drunk Monkeys. He resides in Florence, Alabama, with his wife, and he is working on securing a release date for his debut novel, Leaving Today.