The Best American Short Plays 2009-2010

Author: Barbara Parisi

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 1557839360

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 350

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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.

Best Monologues from Best American Short Plays, Volume One

Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 148038612X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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(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

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1495028895

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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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: 1495028887

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 5878

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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.

The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012

Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 148035502X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

View: 2187

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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. 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: 1557837473

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

The Best American Short Stories 2007

Author: Stephen King,Heidi Pitlor

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618713479

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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

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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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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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

Best Ten-minute Plays, 2 Actors

Author: Lawrence Harbison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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.

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.

Die Hütte

Ein Wochenende mit Gott

Author: William Paul Young

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 379349201X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Zum Kinostart der Bestseller-Verfilmung: "Die Hütte" ab Frühjahr 2017 in den deutschen Kinos!

The Big Short - Wie eine Handvoll Trader die Welt verzockte

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593393573

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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"The Big Short" erzählt von der Erfindung einer monströsen Geldmaschine: Ein paar Hedgefond-Manager sehen das katastrophale Platzen der amerikanischen Immobilienblase nicht nur voraus, sondern sie wetten sogar im ganz großen Stil darauf. Den Kollaps des Systems befördern sie unter anderem mittels des sogenannten "shortings", Leerverkäufen von Aktien großer Investmentbanken. Doch zu jeder Wette gehört auf der anderen Seite auch einer, der sie hält. Lewis entlarvt anhand seiner Protagonisten ein System, das sich verselbständigt und mit moralischen Kategorien wie Habgier oder Maßlosigkeit längst nicht mehr zu fassen ist. Der Zusammenbruch der Finanzmärkte, so lernen wir in diesem Buch, war ein kurzer Moment der Vernunft: Der Wahnsinn hatte sich in den Jahren davor abgespielt.

Humana Festival 2007

The Complete Plays

Author: Adrien-Alice Hansel,Julie Felise Dubiner

Publisher: Playscripts, Inc.

ISBN: 0970904630

Category: Drama

Page: 375

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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.

Thomas King

Works and Impact

Author: Eva Gruber

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571134352

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 361

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

Presence

Stories

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440649684

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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An unforgettable collection of a master storyteller?s final works Throughout his life, Arthur Miller, one of the foremost dramatists of the twentieth century, wrote highly regarded fiction?from his early novel Focus to two collections, I Don?t Need You Anymore and Homely Girl. In Presence, a posthumous gathering of his last published stories, he reveals the same profound insight, humanism, and empathy that characterized his great dramatic works. The six stories included here have all appeared in major publications and each displays all the assuredness of an artist in his autumnal prime. Presence is a gift that all fans of Miller?s work, as well as readers of contemporary fiction, will applaud.