I keep getting google searches looking for "most influential play of the last century". The latest one of these was looking for the "9 most influential plays of this century". But I'm pretty sure they meant the 20th, not the 21st.
And because 9 is such a random number, let's help our poor googling friend.
What are the 9 most influential plays of the 20th Century?
I'm going to start us off, Wheel of Fortune style and say the obvious ones (I'm not saying these have to go on the list, I'm just saying their the semi-obvious choices):
The Cherry Orchard
Waiting for Godot
Angels in America
Glenngarry Glen Ross
What say you?
UPDATE: BTW in case it wasn't clear, the plays listed above aren't like my favorite plays or the ones that I want to be the most influential or anything, just four plays whose influence I see all over the play (99 for example, mentions "Fifth of July" in the comments, which stylistically is so heavily influenced by "The Cherry Orchard" as to be its like child or something; and much as I wish it weren't the case, I see a lot of plays/hear a lot of readings/ talk to lit managers who bitch about the influence of Mamet on everything).