Best American Short Plays 2008 2009

Author: Barbara Parisi
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781557837608
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Drama

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.

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 The Best American Short Plays Volume Two

Author: William W. Demastes
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495009556
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Performing Arts

(Best American Short Plays). This second volume of the best monologues from the Best American Short Plays series features a diverse selection drawn from the outstanding works from many of today's best American playwrights. In these monologues, the playwrights capture much of the flavors, feelings, and thoughts of American culture over the past several decades. The result is a collection of taught, engaging monologues offering fascinating perspectives. They are written with an eye toward the stage that makes them excellent source material for actors young and old alike. And they offer a freshness and directness that make them excellent companions for readers attracted to good, often quirky, and always engaging contemporary literature.

The Director as Collaborator

Author: Robert Knopf
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317326571
Release Date: 2017-04-07
Genre: Performing Arts

The Director as Collaborator teaches essential directing skills while emphasizing how directors and theater productions benefit from collaboration. Good collaboration occurs when the director shares responsibility for the artistic creation with the entire production team, including actors, designers, stage managers, and technical staff. Leadership does not preclude collaboration; in theater, these concepts can and should be complementary. Students will develop their abilities by directing short scenes and plays and by participating in group exercises. New to the second edition: updated interviews, exercises, forms, and appendices new chapter on technology including digital research, previsualization and drafting programs, and web-sharing sites new chapter on devised and ensemble-based works new chapter on immersive theater, including material and exercises on environmental staging and audience–performer interaction


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

Plays from New River 1

Author: M.Z. Ribalow
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786486373
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is the first volume of Plays from New River, showcasing a place where gifted writers of plays and screenplays are paid and nurtured to write whatever they most want to write. These three very different plays are among the results. Wendy Hammond’s Absence considers the American mindset of the Cold War by focusing on the intensely human story of a Mormon couple suffering the damage wreaked upon those involved in intelligence during that era. American Girls by Hilary Bettis shows us the hilariously terrifying results when teenage girls grow up in a culture that simultaneously reveres Christian ideals and celebrity. And M.Z. Ribalow’s Masterpiece, by considering forged paintings in World War II Europe, raises timeless questions about the nature of creativity, the relation of reality to illusion, and how we judge art. Each play has a distinctive voice, subject and style; all were developed in the unique setting of New River Dramatists in Ashe County, North Carolina.

Short Plays for Learning English

Author: 張世明
Publisher: 書林出版有限公司
ISBN: 9574452913
Release Date: 2009
Genre: English language

Learning English Can Be Fun. The plays in this collection have been written for the simple purpose of making leaning English fun. Through these plays, students learn not only English but also the art of drama. The humor and inventiveness of the language and creative plots will entertain and enlighten those on stage and in the audience. The lively and natural dialog of these plays helps students gain confidence in speaking English, understand dramatic structure, and absorb valuable cultural knowledge.

To Have or Have Not

Author: James Fisher
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786486830
Release Date: 2011-10-14
Genre: Performing Arts

In a rapidly changing world, the ways in which economic forces affect both personal and global change can be difficult to track, particularly in the arts. This collection of twenty new essays explores both obscure and famous plays dealing with economic issues. Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, the text moves from Marx’s theories to Wall Street speculation, nineteenth century immigration issues, the excesses of the Gilded Age and the 1920s, the Great Depression, World War II and millennial economic challenges.

Modern British Playwriting The 1970s

Author: Chris Megson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408129395
Release Date: 2012-05-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

Essential for students of Theatre Studies, this series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and reassessment of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to the present. Each volume equips readers with an understanding of the context from which work emerged, a detailed overview of the range of theatrical activity and a close study of the work of four of the major playwrights by a team of leading scholars. Chris Megson's comprehensive survey of the theatre of the 1970s examines the work of four playwrights who came to promience in the decade and whose work remains undiminished today: Caryl Churchill (by Paola Botham), David Hare (Chris Megson), Howard Brenton (Richard Boon) and David Edgar (Janelle Reinelt). It analyses their work then, its legacy today and provides a fresh assessment of their contribution to British theatre. Interviews with the playwrights, with directors and with actors provides an invaluable collection of documents offering new perspectives on the work. Revisiting the decade from the perspective of the twenty-first century, Chris Megson provides an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1970s.

Naked Angels

Author: Mark Armstrong
Publisher: Playscripts Incorporated
ISBN: 0981909914
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Drama

These plays respond to resonant themes such as war, homelessness, the environment, guns, democracy, and fear.

Ivan and the Dogs

Author: Hattie Naylor
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408144855
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: Drama

'All the money went and there was nothing to buy food with. So Mothers and Fathers tried to find things they could get rid of, things that ate, things that drank or things that needed to be kept warm. The dogs went first.' Ivan and the Dogs is based on the extraordinary true story of Ivan Mishukov, who walked out of his Moscow apartment at the age of four and spent two years living on the city streets where he was adopted by a pack of wild dogs. In the recession-ravaged city, the human world is dominated by deprivation and violence. When social breakdown from extremes of impoverishment, cruelty and selfishness starts to set in, a homeless child's only hope is to turn to feral dogs for company, protection and warmth. This spellbinding story of survival and need conjures the streets of Moscow in the 1990s through the eyes of a child. With innocence and fear, Ivan's perceptions of the world are beautifully described, from the acute awareness of hunger and fear, to the innocent understanding of chemical abuse in the 'empty eyes' of children and the ridiculed 'Bombzi'.