The Best American Short Plays 2003-2004

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Author: Glenn Young

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557836960

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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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.

Best Monologues from Best American Short Plays, Volume One

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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.

The Best American Short Plays 2012-2013

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Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480397210

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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(Applause Books). For over 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 who have gone on to establish award-winning careers, including Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, and more. In this volume, the plays capture the struggle between "hot tempers and cold decrees." Humans love to think of themselves as rational beings well in control of their lives and surroundings from sunup to sundown, sundown to sunrise. We learn to follow rules of proper behavior and more than happily issue out advice to our friends who just can't get a handle on themselves. Restraint and order, after all, are the cornerstones of human society and civilization. The problem is that human nature bucks and bridles at every attempt to socialize and civilize. Shakespeare got it right when he penned the observation, "The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree." In those few words he has managed to capture precisely why it is so difficult to be human; if it were okay simply to let our hot tempers prevail, life would be so much easier. But cold decrees are what prevent us from self-destruction, and so we endure the struggle.

The Best American Short Stories 2004

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Author: Lorrie Moore,Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780618197354

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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

Choice

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Academic libraries

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John Guare's Theatre

The Art of Connecting

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Author: Robert J. Andreach

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 150

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From the 1960s to the present day, John Guare's plays have ranged from one-act to cyclic, realistic to surrealistic, naturalistic to experimental, and tragic to comic dramas. This study's approach to the cornucopia the playwright himself provided when in an interview he gave a fundamental aesthetic principle of his craft. Like a person and Guare's plays develop the personal as well as the artistic self a play must be grounded in reality; only then can it soar. The ground is traditional theatre with characters, no matter how larger than life they can be, and plot, no matter how illogical it can be. The soaring is in interrupting the action with monological narratives and musical interludes, bringing characters back from the dead, and having the action take hairpin turns into a mixture of genres and styles, modes and tones. In verbal and visual images, the flight invokes works by authors as varied as Aeschylus and Whitman, Dante and Feydeau, Verdi and Romberg. Soaring from ground to new ground, the theatre creates the transmission of the American heritage in Lake Hollywood, an idealism corrupted by a fraudulent American Dream in Lydie Breeze, and the recovery of the past in A Few Stout Individuals. As Guare said about his plays: they "interconnect."

The Back Stage Book of New American Short Plays

20 Plays, 20 Fresh New Voices

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Author: Craig Lucas

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 298

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Back Stage Books is proud to introduce its new short play series. Published each fall, the Back Stage New Short Play Series will feature cutting-edge work by some of America's most promising young playwrights. Back Stage Senior Editor Mark Glubke will serve as the series editor. Each year, a different established playwright will serve as the series' guest editor. Craig Lucas, one of the most celebrated playwrights and screenwriters, introduces fresh-voiced, cutting-edge short plays by 12 of the most promising new writers. The plays are stylistically and topically diverse and were culled from the top theater agents in New York and Los Angeles, and playwriting programs across America. • First in a new annual series devoted to short plays • Exciting new work from some of America's most promising young writers • Advertising inBack Stageand on www.backstage.com

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003

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Author: Dave Eggers,Zadie Smith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618246960

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 330

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Presents the finest literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including both fiction and nonfiction dealing with a broad spectrum of subjects from magazines from the "New Yorker" and "Rolling Stone" to the "Onion."

The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2003-2004

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Author: Jeffrey Eric Jenkins

Publisher: Amadeus Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 526

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Covers plays produced in New York, awards, details of productions, prizes, people, and publications, as well as the editors' choices of the ten best plays.

Library Journal

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Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

David Mamet

A Research and Production Sourcebook

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Author: David K.. Sauer,David K. Sauer,Janice A. Sauer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313318368

Category: Drama

Page: 382

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Presents a complete picture of the critical responses to David Mamet's plays.

New Playwrights

The Best Plays of ...

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American drama

Page: N.A

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The Best Plays of ...

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Author: Otis L. Guernsey,Jeffrey Sweet,Al Hirschfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006

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Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780618570515

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From Dave Eggers: For this year’s edition of The Best American Nonrequired Reading, we wanted to expand the scope of the book to include shorter pieces, and fragments of stories, and transcripts, screenplays, television scripts -- lots of things that we hadn’t included before. Our publisher readily agreed, and so you’ll see that this year’s edition is far more eclectic in form than previous editions. Along the way to making the book, we also came across a variety of things that didn’t fit neatly anywhere, but which we felt should be included, so we conceived the front section, which is a loose Best American roundup of notable words and sentences from 2005. It is, like this book in general, obviously and completely incomplete, but might be interesting nevertheless.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Southern Writers

A New Biographical Dictionary

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Author: Joseph M. Flora,Amber Vogel

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807131237

Category: Reference

Page: 504

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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

Arion

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Humanities

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