Collects for the first time major lesbian plays from controversial cultural perspectives spanning more than a generation of work in varied theatrical styles representing an amazing gamut of lesbian politics from all over America. Includes: The Quintessential Image (Jane Chambers) - The Postcard (Gloria Joyce Dickler) - A Lady and a Woman (Shirlene Holmes) - Nasty Rumors and Final Remarks (Susan Miller) - Desdemona (Paula Vogel) - and more
The best monologues from 15 years of American Theatre magazine plays.
These monologue books present the best audition pieces for actors selected from over 80 plays first published in American Theatre magazine since 1985. The magazine has published many of the most important contemporary American plays over the last 15 years, including Angels in America, Three Tall Women, M. Butterfly, Talk Radio, The Baltimore Waltz, Buried Child, to name a few.
Chosen by Stephanie Coen, the former managing editor of American Theatre, these books provide a remarkable array of styles and characters for use in auditions or scene study classes by male and female actors.
Selected from the work of the following playwrights:
Edward Albee, Jon Robin Baitz, Eric Bogosian, Pearl Cleage, Don DeLillo, Rita Dove, Christopher Durang, Horton Foote, Maria Irene Fornes, Athol Fugard, Vaclav Havel, Danny Hoch, David Henry Hwang, Mois s Kaufman, Tony Kushner, Craig Lucas, Emily Mann, Steve Martin, Reynolds Price, Dael Orlandersmith, David Rabe, Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson and George C. Wolfe.
Stephanie Coen is the former managing editor of American Theatre magazine. She is currently associated with the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington, where she lives.
Nineteen of today's greatest playwrights-including Doug Wright, Edward Albee, Christopher Durang, and Sarah Ruhl-contribute to this book about the transformative power of theatre. What was the play that changed your life? What was the play that inspired you; that showed you something entirely new; that was so thrilling or surprising, breathtaking or poignant, that you were never the same? Nineteen of today's most gifted playwrights respond in this most revealing and personal book. From Edward Albee's 1935 visit to New York's Hippodrome Theatre to see Jimmy Durante (and an elephant) in Rodgers and Hart's Jumbo to Diana Son's twelfth-grade field trip in 1983 to see Diane Venora play Hamlet at the Public Theater, America's foremost playwrights share their stories. Also included here are pieces by Christopher Durang, David Henry Hwang, Sarah Ruhl, A. R. Gurney, John Patrick Shanley, Doug Wright, and more.
Includes some of the best plays by women that Quebec has to offer, in translation from the original French. Covering a diverse range of subject matter, many of these plays are being published in English for the first time.
Includes: The Flying Doctor (Moli re) - The Love of Three Oranges (Carlo Gozzi) - Escape to Freedom (Ossie Davis) - No Worries (David Holman) - Soul Gone Home (Langston Hughes) - and more
In time for the Arts Club Theatre Company's fiftieth anniversary, this anthology collects six of the most cherished and popular plays that have captivated audiences for the past five decades.As the largest theatre in Western Canada, the Arts Club Theatre Company has attracted millions of people to celebrate artistic talent during its impressive fifty-year history. An integral part of Vancouver's theatre scene and Canadian theatre history, the company helped launch the careers of many Canadian talents and introduced the city to tremendous playwrights such as Carol Bolt and Michel Tremblay.
(Applause Books). Includes: Amy Hill: Tokyo Bound; David Henry Hwang: Bondage; Velina Hasu Houston: As Sometimes in a Dead Man's Face; Lane Nishikawa and Victor Talmadge: The Gate of Heaven; Dwight Okita: The Rainy Season .
A selection of plays by "one of the most original and biting comic writers working in Britain" (The Times)
The Ruling Class "is a scorching and savage tragedy, yet its jokes are innumerable...they throw wide open the windows of your mind, they enlarge your field of vision and they blow away the accumulated dust of ages" (Sunday Times); Leonardo's Last Supper and Noonday Demons are "two ironic plays of delusion...Peter Barnes' dialogue is rich in surprising verbal twists, intellectual allusions and splendid jokes". The Bewitched is "a feast for intellectuals as well as a rollicking example of folk theatre" (Plays and Players) while Laughter is a vicious satire on comedy itself and Barnes' People are eight monologues written for some of the great stars of the English stage which "let the listener into a whole and private world...their jokes in the face of existence were both burning and bitter." (Daily Telegraph)
"Peter Barnes is one of the unrecognised geniuses of the English theatre" (Plays and Players)
This collection contains:
Herman, Franz and Gregor by Julia Tupikina
DIPROSOPUS: A Story in Two Faces by Lyudmila Zaytseva
ONYX by Maxim Dosko
Same Thing BY OLGA PRUSAK
The Time Wardrobe or The New Adventures of D'Artagnan by Yuri Leonidovich Harin
The Women and the Sniper by Tatiana Kitsenko
(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 is slated to include works by John Guare, Neil LaBute, and A. R. Gurney, as well as contributions from a plethora of gifted, emerging playwrights.