The Best American Short Plays, 2007-2008

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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.

Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Two

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Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495009556

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

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(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.

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 2009-2010

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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.

The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012

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Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 148035502X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

View: 9682

(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 Director as Collaborator

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Author: Robert Knopf

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317326571

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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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

Choice

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

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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.

Best Ten-minute Plays, 2 Actors

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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.

Best Ten-minute Plays, 3 Or More Actors

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Author: Lawrence Harbison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575257105

Category: Ten-minute plays

Page: 272

View: 4028

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

New Playwrights

The Best Plays of ...

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American drama

Page: N.A

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Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television

A Biographical Guide Featuring Performers, Directors, Writers, Producers, Designers, Managers, Choreographers, Technicians, Composers, Executives, Dancers, and Critics in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and the World

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Author: Thomas Riggs

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787690458

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 486

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Biographical and career information on people currently working in the entertainment industry. For general and trade audiences.

Cassette books

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Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Library Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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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.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

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Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

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Comfort Zone

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Author: Darren Brealey,Stuart Pursell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409214850

Category:

Page: N.A

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Such a Beautiful Voice is Sayeda's

And, Karima's City : Two One-act Plays

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Author: Yussef El Guindi

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822221861

Category: Drama

Page: 53

View: 1823

A snappy new comedy by the playwright Jenny Lyn Bader about the risks people end up taking when they're trying to safeguard themselves...with wit and candor, the two characters deftly dissect entitlement, intelligence, and isosceles triangles. --The New Yo

Plays And Playwrights 2006

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Author: Martin Denton

Publisher: New York Theatre Experience Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 422

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3 February 2006 Plays and Playwrights 2006, the 7th volume in our annual series of anthologies, is due for release February 2006. This new collection will introduce you to some of the seasons best new plays: works by emerging playwrights that challenge the status quos of American life, that push the boundaries and definitions of traditional theatrical form, that explore and reflect the world in which we live. These plays, originally produced at venues such as Dixon Place, La MaMa, the American Living Room, Ice Factory, and the New York International Fringe Festival, are the work of more than a dozen fine young American writers.In Plays and Playwrights 2006 youll find: two comedies that consider the very serious (and oft neglected) subject of the place of art in society, two timely dramas that look at the human toll of war, two surprising and inventive pieces that give voice to members of the Great American Melting Pot, a pair of works that offer widely contrasting views of family values and personal relationships circa 2005, two compact one-acts that demonstrate conclusively the power of the ten-minute play, and two pieces that confront the alienation and dehumanization that afflict our high-tech society. (See enclosed for more details.) Plays and Playwrights 2006 will also include, for the first time a NEW FEATURE as an appendix. This section is a directory of new American plays produced in New York City which will provide a detailed view of the vitality and diversity of American dramatic literature. This should prove an invaluable resource to all those interested in current drama; indispensable to academics, producing organizations, theatre goers, and historians.

McSweeney's

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Author: McSweeney's Books

Publisher: McSweeney's

ISBN: 9781932416527

Category: American literature

Page: 199

View: 2887

Every fourth page is a full-color figurative painting, each one by an excellent artist. The other pages have fiction on them, with only one color but lots of words including punched, pants, and Puerto — that's actually just the first page. After that, there are stories exploring animal-plant romances, psycho librarians, and passive-agressive ventriloquism. No fewer than two dictators appear as protagonists. And after all that, loosely glued to the inside back cover, there¹s a fifty-page booklet containing a harrowing excerpt from Chris Adrian¹s The Children¹s Hospital.. This is a handsome, handsome issue, brimming with fulfilling things.