The Best American Short Plays 2007 2008

Author: Barbara Parisi
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 155783749X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Performing Arts

A collection of one-act plays from American playwrights, which cover such themes as love, fantasy, politics, grief, marriage, crime, and deceit.

Best Monologues from Best American Short Plays Volume One

Author: William W. Demastes
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781480386129
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Performing Arts

(Best American Short Plays). Best Monologues from Best American Short Plays, Volume One is a must for actors of all ages beginners as well as seasoned veterans and belongs in the libraries of all theater teachers looking for new and exciting material for their students. The monologues in this volume are excerpted from the outstanding series Best American Short Plays, an archive of works from many of the best playwrights active today, presenting taut, engaging single-character pieces that range from zany comedy to poignant tales of love and loss. Each monologue includes a short introduction and a reference identifying where to locate the entire play, should anyone choose to pursue production beyond the monologue. Long or short, serious or not, this collection is must-have material for anyone interested in acting. The monologues also succeed as excellent companions for the casual reader.

Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays Volume Three

Author: William W. Demastes
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495028885
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Performing Arts

(Best American Short Plays). "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Really? Words can break spirits, destroy confidence. They can also build hope and incite great acts of heroism. Playwrights know this, and so do theater audiences. Otherwise, why go? Words matter and carry clout every bit as dangerous as a hammer or crowbar. This, too, playwrights know. The monologues in this volume are full of such blows, striking at our imaginations and our memories, generating responses such as joyful laughter or chilling surprise. Others squeeze us into worlds we've never experienced, or perhaps experienced at the furthest edges of memory and recollection. Still others may help us alter the way we see certain things, people, or beliefs. Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Three is a collection of monologues drawn from the popular Best American Short Plays series, an archive of works from many of the best playwrights active today. Long or short, serious or not, excerpts or entireties, this collection abounds in speech acts that may trigger physical reactions and almost certainly will transform an attitude or two, drawing out lost memories, creating new ones, and definitely entertaining, engaging, amusing us all along the way.

The Best American Short Plays 2011 2012

Author: William W. Demastes
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781480355026
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Performing Arts

(Applause Books). Applause is proud to continue the series that for over 70 years has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. From its inception, The Best American Short Plays has identified new, cutting-edge playwrights who have gone on to establish award-winning careers, including Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Wendy Wasserstein, David Mamet, and Horton Foote. William W. Demastes made his debut as series editor with the well-received 2010-2011 volume, a diverse collection revolving around the multidimensional theme of love. Blogcritics said of the anthology: "This collection is a bountiful of pleasing oddities. Each work offers something worthwhile.... The collection runs the gamut of the most serious drama to the most irreverent topical mental trinkets...." Demastes returns and once again draws from works produced by some of America's finest theater companies in an effort to capture the wide range of styles, topics, and regional tastes that typifies American theater. The compilation includes works by John Guare, Neil LaBute, and A. R. Gurney, as well as contributions from a plethora of gifted, emerging playwrights.

Choice

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ISBN: UCSC:32106017987782
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Academic libraries


Laugh Lines

Author: Eric Lane
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307277135
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Drama

An entertaining anthology of thirty-five humorous short plays features contributions by both established authors and new playwrights, including such works as "The Zig-Zag Woman" by Steve Martin, Shel Silverstein's "The Best Daddy," Steven Dietz's "The Spot," Elaine May's "The Way of All Fish," and "Wanda's Visit" by Christopher Durang, among others. Original.

Humana Festival 2007

Author: Adrien-Alice Hansel
Publisher: Playscripts, Inc.
ISBN: 9780970904638
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Drama

The Humana Festival 2007 anthology brings together all ten scripts from the 2007 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the thirty-first annual cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The seven full-length plays and three ten-minute plays represent an extraordinary range of work by some of the most exciting new voices in theater today, including recent Pulitzer Prize fi nalist Rolin Jones, as well as celebrated playwrights Constance Congdon, Kia Corthron, Michael John Garces, Naomi Iizuka, Sherry Kramer, Deb Margolin, Whit McLaughlin, Carlos Murillo, Julie Marie Myatt, A. Rey Pamatmat, Marco Ramirez, Alice Tuan, Kathryn Walat, Ken Weitzman, and Craig Wright.

Best Ten minute Plays 3 Or More Actors

Author: Lawrence Harbison
Publisher:
ISBN: 1575257106
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Ten-minute plays

Presents a collection of ten-minute plays taken from a variety of theaters across the United States.

Eugene O Neill s One Act Plays

Author: M. Bennett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137043931
Release Date: 2012-08-06
Genre: Social Science

Eugene O'Neill, Nobel Laureate in Literature and Pulitzer Prize winner, is widely known for his full length plays. However, his one-act plays are the foundation of his work - both thematically and stylistically, they telescope his later plays. This collection aims to fill the gap by examining these texts, during what can be considered O'Neill's formative writing years, and the foundational period of American drama. A wide-ranging investigation into O'Neill's one-acts, the contributors shed light on a less-explored part of his career and assist scholars in understanding O'Neill's entire oeuvre.

Thomas King

Author: Eva Gruber
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 9781571134356
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Literary Collections

A comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the work of one of the foremost Native North American writers and his reception and influence.

Best Ten minute Plays 2 Actors

Author: Lawrence Harbison
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000067123131
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Drama

Presents a collection of ten-minute plays taken from a variety of theaters across the United States.

2007

Author: Lawrence Harbison
Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1575255898
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Drama

These terrific and richly varied collections of plays were either produced during the 2006 theatrical season or written expressly for these volumes. Some are by well-known playwrights, but most are from new voices in the theater. Also, most of these plays feature characters who are 35 or younger, which we know will appeal to both acting students looking for plays to work on in class and young actors looking for plays to do in showcases.A partial list includes: ALL IN A DAYS WORK. M. Lynda Robinson AMERICAN FLAG. Sylvia Reed ARMS. Bekah Brunstetter CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. Ross Maxwell EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. Shannon Murdoch FALLOUT. Sheldon W. Senek HEARTBREAKER. Michael Golamco PIE AND THE SKY. Vanessa David PRIZE INSIDE. Peter Hanrahan THE REMOTE. Mark Harvey Levine RIGHT SENSATION. Rich Orloff A RUSH OF WINGS. Mrinalini Kanath SOMETIMES ROMEO IS SAD. Suzanne Bradbeer SUPERHERO. Mark Harvey Levine BE THE HUNTER. Tom Coash THE BOX. Dan Aibel BRUSHSTROKE. John Shanahan CAVE KREWE. Kara Lee Corthron COCKTAIL CONVERSATION. Andrew Biss NORMAL. Jami Brandli THE STREAK. Gary Richards THE DRESS REHEARSAL. Marisa Smith HANGING ON. Claudia Haas MY BOYFRIENDS WIFE. Barbara Lindsay THE PLOT. Mark Troy PRIZED BEGONIAS. Bara Swain PUMPKIN PATCH. Patrick Gabridge STOP, RAIN. Patrick Gabridge THE THERAPEUTIC HOUR. Guy Fredrick Glass THE VAN BUREN CLOAK ROOM. Adam Kraar

Theresa Rebeck

Author: Theresa Rebeck
Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1575254476
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Drama

?It is refreshing to read the work of a feisty writer like Rebeck . . . a ferocious wit and sense of rhythm . . . [she] writes with style, purpose and more than a little humor about contemporary American women.? ?NEW ENGLAND THEATRE JOURNALWhat We're Up AgainstKatie and FrankThe ContractSex with the CensorGreat to See YouThe ActressFuneral PlayTrain to BrooklynHow We Get to Where We're GoingDoes This Woman Have a Name?WalkBig MistakeDrinking ProblemCandy HeartAftermathArt AppreciationJosephinaThe First DayOff BaseMary, Mother of God, Intercede for UsDeliver MeTHERESA REBECK?s most recent work includes her play MAURITIUS, opens October 4th at the Biltmore Theater on Broadway. The play is a darkly funny story about two half-sisters who come in conflict over a book of rare, potentially priceless postage stamps. Theresa?s new novel, Three Girls and Her Brother, is being brought out by Random house in the United States and HarperCollins in England, in March of 2008. The world premiere of her play, OUR HOUSE, is opening the Denver Center Theatre's New Play Summit in January of 2008. Rebeck's many other plays include Bad Dates, Spike Heels, The Water's Edge, and The Scene, which will be presented this season in New York at Second Stage, also directed by Taichman. Her work has been widely produced both regionally and internationally.