The Best American Short Plays 2009 2010

Author: Barbara Parisi
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema
ISBN: 9781557839367
Release Date: 2011-07-01
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. As previous series editor Ramon Delgado wrote in his introduction to The Best American Short Plays of 1989 , the choice of entries for each edition has been based on the same goal: "to include a balance among three categories of playwrights: 1) established playwrights who continue to practice the art and craft of the short play, 2) emerging playwrights whose record of productions indicate both initial achievement and continuing artistic productivity, and 3) talented new playwrights whose work may not have had much exposure but evidences promise for the future." 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 ( A Streetcar Named Desire ), Edward Albee ( Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ), Wendy Wasserstein ( The Heidi Chronicles ), David Mamet ( Glengarry Glen Ross ), and Horton Foote ( The Trip to Bountiful ). This volume is Barbara Parisi's fifth edition as series editor. The volumes of the new millennium include the work of playwrights Murray Schisgal, Adam Kraar, Theodore Mann, David Ives, and Mark Medoff, among others, and tackle complex human issues through diverse theatrical styles and a wide range of character perspectives.

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

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781495028892
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts

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.ÞThe 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.ÞÊBest Monologues from The Best American Short Plays Volume ThreeÊ 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.

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.

The Best American Short Plays 2006 2007

Author: Barbara Parisi
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781557837479
Release Date: 2010-04-20
Genre: Performing Arts

(Best American Short Plays). Applause is proud to continue the series that for over 60 years has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. Our editor Barbara Parisi has selected the following 16 plays: DEBOOM: WHO GIVES THIS WOMAN? , by Mark Medoff; And Then , by Amelia Arenas; The Cleaning , by Zilvinas Jonusas; Breakfast and Bed , by Amy Fox; The News from St. Petersburg , by Rich Orloff; Double Murder , by Scott Klavan; Running in Circles Screaming , by Jeni Mahoney; Witness , by Peter Maloney; Asteroid Belt , by Lauren Feldman; Glass Knives , by Liliana Almendarez; Hearts and Minds , by Adam Kraar; In Conclusive Woman , by Julie (Pratt) Mollenkamp; Mixed MeSSages , by Mike Pasternack; Amoureque and Arabesque , by Victor Gluck; and The Birth of Theater , by Jules Tasca.

The Best American Short Stories 2007

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618713476
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction

Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

Choice

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


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.

Laugh Lines

Author: Eric Lane
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307487322
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Drama

This one-of-a-kind anthology features thirty-six hilarious short plays by major American playwrights and emerging new voices, all guaranteed to send readers and audiences into peals of laughter. From the surrealistic wit of Steve Martin's "The Zig-Zag Woman" to the biting political satire of Steven Dietz's "The Spot," from Christopher Durang's wonderfully loopy "Wanda's Visit" to Shel Silverstein's supremely twisted "The Best Daddy," there's something in here to make everyone laugh. There are plays for casts of all sizes, from monologues to large ensembles, with diverse and challenging roles for actors of every age and type. Even the titles are funny: Mark O'Donnell's "There Shall Be No Bottom (a bad play for worse actors)," Elaine May's "The Way of All Fish," and Alan Ball's "Your Mother's Butt." A bonanza for theatergoers, performers, and comedy fans, Laugh Lines will bring down the house. From the Trade Paperback edition.