The Best American Short Plays, 2007-2008

Author: Barbara Parisi

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557837493

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 379

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

The Best American Short Plays 2006-2007

Author: Barbara Parisi

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1557837481

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 379

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(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; Amouresque and Arabesque , by Victor Gluck; and The Birth of Theater , by Jules Tasca.

Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Three

Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495028887

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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(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.

Laugh Lines

Short Comic Plays

Author: Eric Lane,Nina Shengold

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307487326

Category: Drama

Page: 528

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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.

The Best American Short Stories 2003

Author: Walter Mosley,Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618197330

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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

The Best 10-minute Plays for Three Or More Actors, 2005

Author: D. L. Lepidus

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 199

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Collected from theaters across America, this new ten-minute collection of 23 plays reveals the power and pleasures of this tightly knit form. Plays for 3 Actors:Shot Americans (3W) by Kayla CaganLarry Gets the Call (2W, 1M) by Matt CasarinoShades (1W, 2M) by Mark Harvey LevineEvery Man (2W, 1M) by Michael NiedermanMolly Whuppie (2W, 1M) by Don NigroIt¿s Called Development (3W) by Anne PhelanAn Ongoing Examination of the True Meaning of Life (2W, 1M or 1W, 2M) by S. W. SenekPistachio Stories (2W, 1M) by Laura ShamasThe Searcher (1W, 2M) by Frederick StroppelMore (1W, 2M) by Jeff TabnickWeird Water (1W, 2M) by Robert Lewis VaughanDead Boy (2W, 1M) by Craig WrightPlays for 4 Actors:Vinny¿s Vision (4M) by Jim GordonBetting the Karmic House (1W, 3M or 2W, 2M) by Bill JohnsonInfant Morality (3W, 1M) by Craig PospisilHow to Speak Man (4M) by Sharyn RothsteinRemind Me Again (3W, 1M) by Sharyn RothsteinHell Hath Three Furies (3W, 1M) by Aoise StratfordA Moment of Your Undivided Attention (3W, 1M) by Alina TrowbridgePlays for 5 Actors:Tina at the Times or Below the Fold (2W, 3M) by Wendy MacLeodPlays for 6 or More ActorsToys in Babeland (1W, 8M) by Delilah GomezAt the time (5W, 3M) by Winter MillerSmall World (3W, 3M) by Tracey Scott WilsonD. L. LEPIDUS is a freelance critic and editor who has covered the New York theater scene for more than twenty-five years. Since 1993, his work has appeared in theater columns for Chelsea Clinton News and the Westsider.

The Best American Short Plays 2015-2016

Author: William W. Demastes,John Patrick Bray

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 9781495065408

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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(Best American Short Plays). For more than 70 years, The Best American Short Plays has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. From its inception, it has identified cutting-edge playwrights Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, and others who have gone on to establish award-winning careers. The Best American Short Plays 2015-2016 is the next installment from series editor William W. Demastes and welcomes co-editor John Patrick Bray. Demastes has edited the series volumes from 2010 forward, which have included such playwrights as Murray Schisgal, James Armstrong, Billy Aronson, Jules Tasca, Neil LaBute, Daniel Gallant, and John Patrick Bray himself. This volume continues in a similar tradition, including works by up-and-coming talents and established playwrights. Demastes continues his artful curating, and Bray brings his playwriting expertise to deliver a colorful volume that explores the depth and complexity of myriad human emotions and contemporary cultural issues.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

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2007

The Best 10-minute Plays for Two Actors

Author: Lawrence Harbison

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781575255897

Category: Drama

Page: 247

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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

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 1407166573

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 534

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ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316219304

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

The Best American Short Plays 2010-2011

Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 1557839719

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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(Best American Short Plays). 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, Edward Albee, Wendy Wasserstein, David Mamet, and Horton Foote. This volume, Bill Demastes' first edition as series editor, illustrates how well the short story play can grapple with the many dimensions of love. The selected plays present unique perspectives on the wide range of love's impact on our lives, each giving a thoroughly modern twist to the idea that life would be so much easier (but also much less interesting) if we could only avoid love's mercurial influence.

Enrique's Journey

The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother

Author: Sonia Nazario

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0385743289

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 273

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Documents the journey of a Honduran teen who braved hardship and peril to reunite with his mother after she was forced to leave him behind and seek migratory work in the United States.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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The Best American Short Stories 2014

Author: Jennifer Egan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547819226

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

The Best American Short Plays 1990

Author: Howard Stein,Glenn Young

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557830845

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in)

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393353168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and II, The Other Guys) features Academy Award® winners Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei; Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread. Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? In this fitting sequel to Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis answers that question in a narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor.

Best Ten-minute Plays, 2 Actors

Author: Lawrence Harbison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575257099

Category: Drama

Page: 248

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

The Best American Short Plays 2009-2010

Author: Barbara Parisi

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 1557839360

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 350

View: 2403

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(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.