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The Best American Short Plays, 2007-2008

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

The Best American Short Plays 2006-2007

  • Author: Barbara Parisi
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1557837481
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 379
  • View: 1270
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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.

The Best American Short Plays 2006-2007

The Best American Short Plays 2006-2007

  • Author: Barbara Parisi
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1557837481
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 379
  • View: 5900
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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

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.

Best Monologues from Best American Short Plays, Volume One

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.

The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012

The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012

  • Author: William W. Demastes
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 148035502X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 378
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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.

Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Two

Best Monologues from The Best American Short Plays, Volume Two

  • 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.

Laugh Lines

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.

Understanding John Guare

Understanding John Guare

  • Author: William W. Demastes
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 1611177391
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 144
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John Guare, one of the most innovative and influential contemporary American playwrights of the last sixty years, is best known for such works as House of Blue Leaves, winner of an Obie Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play, and four Tony Awards, and Six Degrees of Separation, recipient of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play and the Olivier Best Play Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In Understanding John Guare, William W. Demastes provides a concise biography and analyzes the playwright’s career from his earliest works produced off-off Broadway in the 1960s to his most recent Broadway play, A Free Man of Color, a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Drama Often compared to his contemporaries Sam Shepard and David Mamet, who have distinctive voices tied to their mastery of realistic, idiomatic American English, Guare has a style that is perhaps more varied, Demastes speculates, the result of his formal training in theater. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, Guare earned an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. He then polished his theater craft in New York City during the exciting and turbulent 1960s, breaking from realist conventions and creating an unlikely blend of comedy, burlesque, stand-up comedy, and absurdly incongruous plotlines. The result has been a theater of surprise, rich in stage action, and experimentally invigorating Demastes examines Guare’s tools and techniques such as mixing serious with comic, creating characters who break into song and dance, inserting standup comedy routines, and drawing from the most absurd incongruities of everyday life. In doing so, Guare has created plays about the best and worst of humanity, about lost souls, and about delusional ideals.

The Best American Short Plays, 2008-2009

The Best American Short Plays, 2008-2009

  • Author: Barbara Parisi
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1557837619
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 351
  • View: 3630
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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 Stories 2003

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 American Short Plays 2015-2016

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
  • View: 3163
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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.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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 Invention of Hugo Cabret

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.

Public Library Core Collection

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

2007

The Best 10-minute Plays for Two Actors

  • Author: Lawrence Harbison
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781575255897
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 247
  • View: 1890
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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 End of Men

The End of Men

And the Rise of Women

  • Author: Hanna Rosin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101596929
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 8587
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“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

To Read Or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence

To Read Or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence

Executive Summary

  • Author: Dana Gioia
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781422399965
  • Category:
  • Page: 20
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Executive Summary for a report which gathers & collates the best national data available to provide a reliable & comprehensive overview of American reading today. This report relies on large, nat. studies conducted on a regular basis by U.S. fed. agencies, supplemented by academic, foundation, & business surveys. Although there has been measurable progress in recent years in reading ability at the elementary school level, all progress appears to halt as children enter their teenage years. There is a general decline in reading among teenage & adult Americans. Both reading ability & the habit of regular reading have greatly declined among college grad. The declines have demonstrable social, economic, cultural, & civic implications. Charts & tables.

Education's End

Education's End

Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life

  • Author: Anthony T. Kronman
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300138164
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 308
  • View: 7599
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This book describes the ever-escalating dangers to which Jewish refugees and recent immigrants were subjected in France and Italy as the Holocaust marched forward. Susan Zuccotti uncovers a gruelling yet complex history of suffering and resilience through historical documents and personal testimonies from members of nine central and eastern European Jewish families, displaced to France in the opening years of the Second World War. The chronicle of their lives reveals clearly that these Jewish families experienced persecution of far greater intensity than citizen Jews or longtime resident immigrants. The odyssey of the nine families took them from hostile Vichy France to the Alpine village of Saint-Martin-Vesubie and on to Italy, where German soldiers rather than hoped-for Allied troops awaited. Those who crossed over to Italy were either deported to Auschwitz or forced to scatter in desperate flight. Zuccotti brings to light the agonies of the refugees' unstable lives, the evolution of French policies toward Jews, the reasons behind the flight from the relative idyll of Saint-Martin-Vesubie, and the choices that confronted those who arrived in Italy. Powerful archival evidence frames this history, while firsthand reports underscore the human cost of the nightmarish years of persecution.

Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers

  • Author: Imbolo Mbue
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0525509712
  • Category: Cameroonians
  • Page: 416
  • View: 7962
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"Oprah's book club 2017 selection"--Cover.