Books Like Bus Stop by William Inge | Suggested Reading

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William Inge's Picnic (1953) concerns young love. Although more serious than Bus Stop, it is also a comedic look at the vicissitudes of sex and relationships.

The Canterbury Tales (c. 1380), by Geoffrey Chaucer, is a compilation of stories told by travelers to pass the time. It is one of the best-known short story collections of English literature.

Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron (c. 1350) is a collection of comedic and often risqué stories told by a group of stranded travelers.

The Taming of the Shrew (c. 1593), by the great English playwright William Shakespeare, is a comedic play that chronicles the efforts of a young man to win the love of a reluctant bride.

Lanford Wilson's play, Angels Fall (1982), focuses on a group of people stranded together in northern New Mexico. This work is a serious examination of how tragedy often motivates change and growth.

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