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A Behanding in Spokane The Book of Mormon (The Musical) The 39 Steps (The Play)

13 By Shanley: Collected Plays
by John Patrick Shanley
Paperback
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20/20: Twenty One-Act Plays from Twenty Years of the Humana Festival
by Michele Volansky (Editor), Michael B. Dixon (Editor)
Paperback
From the celebrated new play festival at the Actors' Theatre of Louisville
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30 Ten Minute Plays for 2 Actors from Actors Theatre of Louisville's National Ten-Minute Play Contest
by Michael Dixon (Editor), Amy Wegener (Editor), Karen C. Petruska (Editor)
Paperback
This volume features 30 outstanding ten-minute plays written for actors in their teens, twenties, and thirties. These plays have been culled from thousands submitted to Actors Theatre of Louisville's National Ten-Minute Play Contest. This collection illustrates the dramatic power of the ten-minute play format. It provides to teachers, directors, and actors a cornucopia of characters, themes and styles organized by gender and cast-size.
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36 Views: A Play
by Naomi Iizuka
Hardcover
Taking its title from the series of woodblock prints by nineteenth-century Japanese artist Hokusai (which, contrary to their label, consists of 46 images of Mount Fuji), 36 Views unfolds in a series of 36 scenes and moments.
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365 Days/365 Plays
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Paperback
"The plan was that no matter what I did, how busy I was, what other commitments I had, I would write a play a day, every single day for a year. It would be about being present and being committed to the artistic process every single day, regardless of the weather. It became a daily meditation, a daily prayer celebrating the rich and strange process of a writing life." - Suzan-Lori Parks
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The 39 Steps
Patrick Barlow (Adapter), John Buchan
Paperback
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance. "A wonderful triumph of theatre!" - BBC Radio 4 "It's really not so much about a spoof of Hitchcock, which it is, of course; it's really an homage to the theater. Not the contemporary theater, where mermaids traverse the stage on wheels and gargantuan mechanical sets get bigger applause than the actors, but the nostalgic version that survives on greasepaint and hammy actors. It's a valentine to that kind of creativity and imagination, of doing so much with so little..." - The New York Times
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4.48 Psychosis
by Sarah Kane
Paperback
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2009: The Best New Playwrights
by Lawrence Harbison (Editor)
Paperback
For over 30 years, Harbison was in charge of new play acquisition for Samuel French, Inc., during which time his work on behalf of playwrights resulted in the first publication of such subsequent luminaries as Jane Martin, Don Nigro, Tina Howe, Theresa Rebeck, Jose Rivera, William Mastrosimone, Charles Fuller, and Ken Ludwig, among many others.
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Abducting Diana
by Dario Fo
Paperback
By the Nobel Prize-winning playwright.
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Abi Morgan: Two Plays
by Abi Morgan
Paperback
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Abingdon Square
by Maria Irene Fornes
Paperback
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The Absence of War
by David Hare
Paperback
Telling examination of British politics, part of Hare's trilogy about contemporary British institutions. (See "Murmuring Judges" and "Racing Demon" below.)
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The Action Against Sol Schumann
by Jeffrey Sweet
Paperback
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Adam Baum And The Jew Movie
by Daniel Goldfarb
Paperback
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Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God
by Djanet Sears
Paperback
A beautiful and deeply moving story set in present-day Negro Creek, a 200-year-old Black community. Rainey Baldwin-Johnson, a country doctor, struggles to come to terms with the loss of her daughter, the disintegration of her marriage and an eccentric elderly father on an astonishing crusade.
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After Miss Julie
by Patrick Marber
Paperback
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Age of Arousal
by Linda Griffiths
Paperback
It's a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It's 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are turning things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way. Miss Mary Barfoot runs a school for secretaries with her young lover, Miss Rhoda Nunn. But when the Misses Madden -- spinsters Virginia and Alica and beautiful young Monica -- arrive, along with the attractive Dr. Everard Barfoot, things can never be the same. Age of Arousal, is a lavish, sexy, frenetic ensemble piece about the forbidden and gloriously liberated self -- genre-busting, rule-bending, and ambitiously original.
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Airsick
by Emma Frost
Paperback
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Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 4
by Alan Ayckbourn
Paperback
Contains "A Chorus of Disapproval," "A Small Family Business," "Henceforward...," and "Man of the Moment."
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Aliens in America
by Sandra Tsing Loh
Paperback
From the best-selling author of Depth Takes a Holiday comes a comic monologue for sons and daughters everywhere, who feel that their parents must have been beamed to Earth from another planet.
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All Fall Down
by Wendy Lill
Paperback A "crucible-inspired" drama surrounding an inquiry into a doubtful molestation incident in a small town daycare. "All Fall Down" is a play about witch-hunting in the late twentieth century.
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All in the Timing: Fourteen Plays
by David Ives
Paperback
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Aloha Las Vegas: And Other Plays
by Edward Sakamoto
Paperback
Edward Sakamoto is one of Hawaii's most popular playwrights. Beneath their feel-good humor and celebration of local language and culture, his plays have a depth and an unpredictability. As Dennis Carroll observes in his Introduction, all of them center on the theme of "Hawaii versus the mainland" and the challenges of relocation -- the ambiguities of the definition of "home" and whether it can ever be recovered or regained -- and the special qualities of local life that can or cannot be transplanted.
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Amazon All Stars: Thirteen Lesbian Plays
by Rosemary Keefe Curb (Editor)
Paperback
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The America Play: And Other Works
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Paperback, 199 pages
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American Political Plays: An Anthology
by Allan Havis (Editor)
Hardcover
Havis calls these seven plays political because each of them reflects prevailing ideas and significant events of the 1990s. Naomi Wallace's "In the Heart of America" portrays an Arab American's dilemma when he is called upon to fight other Arabs in George Bush Sr.'s Persian Gulf War in 1990. She also explores racism and homophobia in the U.S. Army. Havis's own "The Gift," a play about academic politics, exposes a university president's homosexual relationship with a young student. Russell Lees's "Nixon's Nixon," is a riveting fictional conversation between Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger on August 7, 1994, just before Nixon's resignation from the Presidency. Other playwrights included are: Suzan-Lori Parks, Velina Hasu Houston, José Rivera, and Mac Wellman.
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Amy's View
by David Hare
Paperback
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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Part One: Millennium Approaches
by Tony Kushner
Volume 1
Paperback
Synopsis: The most anticipated new American play of the decade, this brilliant work is an emotional, poetic, political epic in two parts: "Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika" (see below). Spanning the years of the Reagan administration, it weaves the lives of fictional and historical characters into a feverish web of social, political, and sexual revelations.
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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Part Two: Perestroika
by Tony Kushner
Paperback
Synopsis: The second half of Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic steers the characters introduced in "Millennium Approaches" from the opportunistic 1980s to a new sense of community in the 1990s, as they struggle to overcome catastrophic loss.
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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes/Boxed Set
by Tony Kushner
Boxed Set
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Anna in the Tropics
by Nilo Cruz
Paperback
Winner of the 2003 Pulitizer Prize for Drama. This lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of America in the midst of the Depression. "The words of Nilo Cruz waft from the stage like a scented breeze. They sparkle and prickle and swirl, enveloping those who listen in both specific place and time . . . and in timeless passions that touch us all."
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Apple
by Vern Thiessen
Paperback
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The Arabian Nights: A Play
by Mary Zimmerman
Paperback
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Arcadia
by Tom Stoppard
Paperback
Stoppard's most recent triumph, a complex romp about time and gardens.
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Arnold Wesker Plays 2: Annie Wobbler/Four Portraits -- Of Mothers' Yardsale / Whatever Happened to Betty Lemon / the Mistress / Letter to a Daughter
by Arnold Wesker
Paperback
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Art
by Yasmina Reza (Christopher Hampton,Translator)
Paperback
The friendship of three heretofore reasonable men is hilariously tested when one of them spends a lot of money for a white canvas.
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Assassins
by Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman
Paperback
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The Assembled Parties
by Richard Greenberg
Paperback
Meet the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In an opulent apartment overlooking Central Park, former movie star Julie and her sister-in-law Faye bring their families together for a traditional holiday dinner on a night when things don't go as planned. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs's seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. "This tragicomedy shocks us into realizing how hungry we have been for witty and wounded grown-ups who toss off gorgeously written observations without knowing how little we know about what we think we know." — Newsday
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At the Zenith of the Empire
by Stewart Lemoine
Paperback
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August: Osage County
by Tracy Letts
The first major American play of the 21st-century is a variation on a classic American form: the family drama.
Paperback
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August Wilson Century Cycle
by August Wilson
Hardcover
August Wilson's Century Cycle is "one of the most ambitious dramatic projects ever undertaken" (The New York Times). With it, Wilson dramatizes the African American experience and heritage in the twentieth century, with a play for each decade, almost all set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, where he grew up. Wilson's extraordinary lifework-completed just before his death in October 2005-is presented here for the first time in its entirety.
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Auntie and Me
by Morris Panych
Paperback
When Kemp receives a phone call from an aunt who claims she is "old and dying", he travels across country to pay her a visit; but she's not going just yet. As the seasons change, Kemp's own dysfunctional youth and thwarted dreams come to light in this black comedy.
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Autobahn: A Short Play Cycle
by Neil LaBute
Paperback
Be it the medium for clandestine couplings, arguments, shelter, or ultimately transportation, the automobile is perhaps the most authentically American of spaces. In Autobahn, Neil LaBute's provocative new collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat, the playwright employs his signature plaintive insight to great effect, investigating the inchoate apprehension that surrounds the steering wheel. Each of these seven brief vignettes explore the ethos of perception and relationship--from a make-out session gone awry to a kidnapping thinly disguised as a road trip, a reconnaissance mission involving the rescue of a Nintendo 64 to a daughter's long ride home after her release from rehab. The result is an unsettling montage that gradually reveals the scabrous force of words left unsaid while illuminating the delicate interplay between intention and morality, capturing the essence of middle America and the myriad paths which cross its surface.
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A Voice of Her Own: Three Long Monologues
by Sherrill Grace
Paperback
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Bad Acting Teachers
by Sky Gilbert
Paperback
A young actor in search of good training visits three teachers who advertise private lessons. Seeing each of the teachers separately, he is progressively assaulted, insulted, and molested. A meditation on the sadism that so often accompanies power.
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Bad Boy Nietzsche! and Other Plays
by Richard Foreman
Paperback
This new anthology collects plays written and performed over six years, including Now That Communism Is Dead My Life Feels Empty, Maria del Bosco, Panic (How to Be Happy!), Bad Boy Nietzsche!, Bad Behavior and King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe. Richard Foreman founded the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in 1968. The theater is currently in the historic St. Marks Church, where he rehearses and produces one of his new plays each year, each play performing for 16 weeks every winter.
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The Bad Infinity: Eight Plays by Mac Wellman
by Mac Wellman
Paperback
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Balkan Plots: New Plays from Central and Eastern Europe
by Cheryl Robson (Editor)
Paperback
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The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays
by Paula Vogel
Paperback
Amazon.com Editor's Choice: "In the title play of her collection, 'The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays,' Vogel goes inside the soul of her central character, a woman caring for a brother who has AIDS. Exhausted, the woman sleeps and dreams that she is the one with the disease, and she's dragging her healthy brother along on one last grand tour of Europe to see all the wonderful things she'd always longed to see--and to find a mysterious doctor who may have the cure to her illness.
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Bash Latterday Plays
by Neil Labute
Paperback
With the success of his first two films, In The Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, writer-director Neil LaBute has been hailed as a first-rate dramatic talent with a caustic wit reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick. Bash -- a collection of three stunning one-act plays that mark LaBute's return to the New York stage after ten years -- forms a trio of unforgettable personal accounts: in Medea Redux, a woman tells of her complex and ultimately tragic relationship with her grade school English teacher; in Iphigenia in Orem, a Utah businessman confides in a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room, confessing a most chilling crime; and in A Gaggle of Saints, a young Mormon couple separately recounts the violent events of an anniversary weekend in New York City. "The most important playwright to emerge in a decade."-- John Lahr, The New Yorker
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Bat Boy: The Musical
by Keythe Farley, Brian Flemming
Paperback
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Beautiful Child
by Nicky Silver
Paperback
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Beauty of the Father
by Nilo Cruz
Paperback
In his latest play, Nilo Cruz asks: What will we sacrifice in the name of love? A young woman named Marina reunites with her father Emiliano in his artistic home, populated by his worldly wise female companion Paquita and the irresistible young Moroccan Karim, whom father and daughter both fall for. Set in the south of Spain, Beauty of the Father invokes the ghost of Federico Garcia Lorca, both with its lyrical language and as a character in a white linen suit who appears to Emiliano as he paints. The play's rhythms are infused with the spirit of the Andalusians-a people who sing their sorrows in the cante jondo-as Cruz once again creates poetry to the tune of unrequited love.
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The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Other Plays
by Martin McDonagh
Paperback
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Becky's New Car
by Steven Dietz
Paperback
a comedic tale about finding the on-ramp to happiness. Becky is married, Check. With one son, in college. Check, check. Living a perfectly ordinary life. Check. But she wants more. When an unexpected offer for just that -- from a dashing millionaire, no less -- falls into her lap, Becky embarks on a comic and poignant joyride that may change everything forever.
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Bedbound & Misterman
by Edna Walsh
Paperback
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Before it Hits Home
by Cheryl L. West
Paperback
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A Behanding in Spokane
By Martin McDonagh
Life and death are up for grabs, and fate is governed by imbeciles and madmen in this darkly comic new play from the acclaimed playwright Martin McDonagh.
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Behzti (Dishonour)
by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti
Paperback
A mother and daughter's illusions are shattered when they head to the local Sikh Temple, as they're immersed in a world of desperate aspiration and dangerous deals. Gurpreet Bhatti's Behsharam (Shameless), also published by Oberon, received critical acclaim, and she is currently under commission to Kali Theatre, Maya Productions and the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester (UK).
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Bereav'd of Light
by Ian Ross
Paperback
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The Best American Short Plays 2012-13
by William W. Demastes (Editor)
Paperback
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Best Black Plays: The Theodore Ward Prize for African American Playwriting
by Chuck Smith (Editor)
Paperback
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Best Men's Stage Monologues and Scenes (2009)
Lawrence Harbison (Editor)
Paperback
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The Best Women's Stage Monologues and Scenes (2010)
Lawrence Harbison (Editor)
Paperback
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Beth Henley Collected Plays Volume II: 1990-1999
by Beth Henley
Paperback
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Betty's Summer Vacation
by Christopher Durang
Paperback
Looking for a little rest and time by herself, Betty rents a summer share at the beach. But Betty's luck turns to delicious lunacy when this sensible Everywoman gets drawn into the chaotic world of some very unsavory housemates -- her friend Trudy, who talks too much; the lewd, seminaked Buck, who tries to have sex with everyone; and Keith, a serial killer who hides in his room with a mysterious hatbox. With sand between her toes, walking a thin line between sanity and survival, poor Betty will leave her summer vacation more terrorized than tan.
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Beyond the Pale: Dramatic Writing from First Nations Writers & Writers of Colour
by Yvette Nolan (Editor)
Paperback
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Beyond Victims and Villains: Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights
by Victoria Ann Lewis (Editor)
Paperback
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Bicycle Country
by Nilo Cruz
Paperback
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Big Baby
by Frank Moher
Liz is a middle-aged nurse happily living the high-rise life when Alex shows up at her door, claiming to be her son. Only problem: she doesn't have a son. So how come he knows so much about her? "[A] brilliant comedy fraught with dark undertones." - Jennifer Partridge, The Calgary Herald
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Birth and After Birth and Other Plays
by Tina Howe
Paperback
A revised edition of Howe's early farce Birth and After Birth, about overweening parents and their four-year-old child. Also included are Approaching Zanzibar, a comedy about mortality, and the "rich, gorgeous and compelling" (New York Post) domestic drama One Shoe Off. Tina Howe was born and lives in New York City. Major honors include an Outer Critics Circle Award, an OBIE Award for Distinguished Playwriting, and a Tony Award nomination for her play Coastal Disturbances.
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Bites
by Kay Adshead
Paperback
In the last diner at the end of a world ravaged by war, a menu of love, death, and revenge is served by the "hired help." Seven courses make for a poetic feast of universal tales looking back to the forgotten war and forward to a nightmarish future.
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Blackbird: A Play
by David Harrower
Paperback
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Black Drama in America: An Anthology
by Darwin T. Turner (Editor)
Paperback
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Black Female Playwrights: An Anthology of Plays Before 1950
by Kathy A. Perkins (Editor)
Paperback
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Black Heroes: Seven Plays
by Errol Hill (Editor)
Paperback
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Black Milk
by Vassily Sigarev
Paperback
Sigarev's previous play, "Plasticine," made a tremendous impact when it burst onto the stage of the Royal Court in Spring 2002 - and won its author the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright of the Year. This new work offers another worm's eye view of post-Communist Russia as seen from the bottom of the heap. The setting is a remote railway station in a remote part of the "Boundless Motherland." Stranded there are a young spiv, selling overpriced toasters to the local peasantry, and his heavily pregnant wife. They don't like the place, they don't like the people, and they don't much like each other...
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Black Plays: Three
by Yvonne Brewster (Editor)
Paperback
Midwest Book Review: Volume 3 in Methuen's series of Black Plays provides theatre director Brewster's selections and recommendations; from Boakye's story of a gay photographer to Ikoli's East End mixed-race family portrait. These are strong, ethnically-rooted plays which speak of black experiences and modern English racial and social issues.
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Black Sheep
by Lee Blessing
Paperback
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Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama
by William B. Branch (Editor)
Paperback, 520 pages
This anthology of nine contemporary plays (all produced between 1975 and 1990) actively confronts the racial realities of American culture and celebrates the African American experience with originality and meaning. Playwrights include George C. Wolfe, Leslie Lee, Steve Carter, Amiri Baraka, P.J. Gibson, William Branch, Alexander Simmons, Ed Bullins, and August Wilson.
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Blasted & Phaedre's Love
by Sarah Kane
Paperback
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Blown Sideways Through Life
by Claudia Shear
Hardcover, 116 pages
Synopsis: Dubbed "The Ultimate Working Girl" by Newsweek, actress Claudia Shear held 64 jobs before she finally landed a role in the film Body Language and her own TV sitcom. Now, she takes readers on a wild adventure through the American workforce -- from receptionist at a whorehouse to proofreader on Wall Street.
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Blue Heart
by Caryl Churchill
Paperback
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Blue/Orange
by Joe Penhall
Paperback
An incendiary tale of race, madness, and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a Britain's deteriorating health service.
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The Blue Room
by David Hare
Paperback
Hare's sizzling update of the erotic classic, "La Ronde".
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Blue Surge
by Rebecca Gilman
Paperback
Curt is a small-town cop in the Midwest; Sandy is the nineteen-year-old prostitute he first tries to arrest, then attempts to help, at the cost of his badge. What Rebecca Gilman makes of this familiar scenario is something startlingly real and compelling, delving deeply into the small space that can divide a feeling of hope from one of hopelessness, as Curt and Sandy both try to get a foothold in the American dream of a house, a job, a life, a relationship with another human being.
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Bombay Plays: Bombay Black & the Matka King
by Anosh Irani
Paperback
Bombay Black is a love story between a blind man and a dancer. He is linked to her past and his secret threatens to change each of their lives forever. In a story that pits human nature against love and chance, The Matka King reveals a landscape of betrayal and redemption come to life in the red-light district of Bombay, India.
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The Break of Day
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Paperback
From the author of "Our Country's Good".
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Briefcase Warriors
by E. Donald Two-Rivers
Hardcover
In Briefcase Warriors, a collection of six fast-paced, thought-provoking plays, E. Donald Two-Rivers presents an intricate and multifaceted view of contemporary American Indian urban life. Alternately sad, humorous, or discomfiting, these plays range from one-act vignettes accessible to young adults to extended portrayals of the seedier side of urban existence. Fast-talking and hard-living, the characters depicted by Two-Rivers struggle to survive the sometimes hostile environs of a society whose members think of them as a vanishing race.
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Bright Room Called Day
by Tony Kushner
Paperback, 183 pages
Pre-"Angels in America" Kushner.
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The Bubbly Black Girls Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
by Kirsten Childs
Paperback
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Book of Days
by Lanford Wilson
Paperback
Book of Days is set in a small town dominated by a cheese plant, a fundamentalist church, and a community theater. When the owner of the cheese plant dies mysteriously in a hunting accident, Ruth, his bookkeeper, suspects murder. Cast as Joan of Arc in a local production of George Bernard Shaw's St. Joan, Ruth takes on the attributes of her fictional character and launches into a one-woman campaign to see justice done. In Book of Days, Lanford Wilson uses note-perfect language to create characters who are remarkable both for their comic turns and for their enormous depth. "Mr. Wilson's cosmic consciousness, intense moral concern, sense of human redemption and romantic effusion have climbed to a new peak." -- Alvin Klein New York Times.
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The Book of Mormon: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone (Authors), Mark Harris (Foreword)
Paperback
The only official companion book to the Tony Award winner for Best Musical from the creators of "South Park" and the co-creator of "Avenue Q." The book includes an original foreword by journalist Mark Harris (author of "Pictures at a Revolution"), an original introduction by the authors on the genesis of the show, a production history, and the complete book and lyrics, with four-color spot illustrations throughout. "The best musical of this century. Heaven on Broadway. 'The Book of Mormon' achieves something like a miracle." --Ben Brantley, The New York Times. "So good it makes me angry." --Jon Stewart, The Daily Show.
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Boston Marriage: A Play
by David Mamet
Paperback
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Boy Gets Girl
by Rebecca Gilman
Paperback
What is a stalker? And what kind of life can a woman lead when she knows she is being followed, obsessively and perhaps dangerously, by one? That's the dilemma facing Theresa Bedell, a reporter in New York, in this tensely fascinating new play, by the author of "Spinning Into Butter."
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The Breath of Life
by David Hare
Paperback
"Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge." Gauguin's epigram serves as the motto for this moral tale of two women, both in their sixties, whose lives are interwoven in ways neither of them yet understands. Madeline Palmer is a retired curator, living alone on the Isle of Wight. One day Frances Beale comes to her door, a woman she has met only once, who is now enjoying sudden success, late in life, as a popular novelist. The result is a surprising and profound meditation on what can emerge when a man's wife and mistress finally confront each other.
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Broken Glass
by Arthur Miller
Paperback
This is the play that garnered Miller a Tony nomination 40-some years after "Death of a Salesman."
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Brooklyn Boy
by Donald Margulies
Paperback
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The Bubbly Black Girls Sheds Her Chameleon Skin
by Kirsten Childs
Paperback
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Bug
by Tracy Letts
Paperback
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But the Giraffe, a Curtain Raising and Brundibar a Libretto
by Tony Kushner, Maurice Sendak
Paperback
Tony Kushner provides a new English libretto, and Maurice Sendak the design, for this Czech opera-a beautiful children's story extolling the virtues of courage and collective action against tyranny. Just before the opera's 1942 premiere, its composer Hans Krasa was arrested and sent to Theresienstadt, or Terezin, a "model ghetto" that was in reality a death camp. After a copy of the score was smuggled in, Krasa took advantage of the large number of talented instrumentalists there to stage the opera with imprisoned children. Brundibar was performed fifty-five times at Terezin. It is published here with Kushner's short play But the Giraffe, a sensitively drawn historical backdrop.
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By Southern Playwrights: Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville
by Michael Bigelow Dixon (Editor), Michele Volansky (Editor), Actors Theatre
Paperback
Midwest Book Review: Playwrights from the South have always figured largely in the Actors Theatre of Louisville (ATL) contributions of new work to American dramatic literature. By Southern Playwrights: Plays From Actors Theatre Of Louisville is a collection which mixes previously unpublished plays by Marsha Norman, Harry Crews, Elizabeth Dewberry and Roy Blunt, Jr. , with ATL hits by Romulus Linney, Wendell Berry, Larry Larson, Levi Lee, and Rebecca Wackler. It includes one-acts and full-lengths, character comedies and political dramas, and a fascinating docu-drama based on interviews with people caught up in the Kentucky farm crisis of the 1980s, adapted by Julie Crutcher and Vaughn McBride. This assemblage of Southern plays from the 1980s and 1990s features playwrights continuing the tradition of Tennessee Williams, Lilliam Hellman, Beth Henley, and others.
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By the Bog of Cats
by Marina Carr
Paperback
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Capture Me
by Judith Thompson
Paperback
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Cariboo Magi
by Lucia Frangione
Paperback
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Carole Frechette: Two Plays
by Carole Frechette, John Murrell (Translator)
Paperback
In John and Beatrice, Beatrice waits for the right man to respond to her ad. When John appears, the games begin. A play about the difficulty of connection and the meaning of love. In Helen's Necklace, Helen wanders through a Middle Eastern city looking for a lost pearl necklace. Helen comes into contact with a series of people, and she is irrevocably changed by her search for a trinket.
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Caroline, or Change
by Tony Kushner
Paperback
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Carpetbagger's Children
by Horton Foote
Paperback
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Catch
by April De Angelis, Stella Feehily, Tanika Gupta
Paperback
There is a company that knows who you are and traces every detail of your lifestyle. They know your darkest fears and secret hopes. Claire has created a new identity for herself and promises to do the same for others in crisis. Catch is a new collaborative play by five leading writers, which asks timely questions about who we want to become-and at what cost.
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Cell Mates
by Simon Gray
Paperback
Don't miss Gray's hilarious chronicle of "Cell Mates"' first production in his quickie memoir "Fat Chance" (see Theatre Bios).
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Cellophane: Plays
by Mac Wellman
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Wellman, a two-time Obie Award winner, is one of America's leading avant-garde playwrights. This collection of his most important plays includes "Cellophane," a language experiment based on "a debased idea of slang." Also included is Wellman's essay on the theater "A Chrestomathy of 22 Answers to 22 Wholly Unaskable and Unrelated Questions Concerning Political and Poet Theater."
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Chaucer in Rome
by John Guare
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Chimera
by Wendy Lill
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The ethics of stem-cell research--in particular the creation of cross-species "chimeras," the mixing of genetic material from humans and animals--is a hotly debated topic with political, scientific, moral, and spiritual dimensions. While such experiments could hold the key to curing many diseases, to their detractors they conjure up everything from visions of divine retribution to sci-fi nightmares from B-grade horror films. To explore this controversy, Lill created a chimera of her own: a hybrid play that's part Parliament Hill exposé, part examination of the efforts to regulate genetic engineering. Chimera is just the kind of riveting issues-oriented drama Wendy Lill is known for.
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Christopher Durang Explains It All for You: Six Plays
by Christopher Durang
Paperback
The author of "Baby with the Bathwater", "Beyond Therapy" and "Sister Mary Ignatius" is one of America's most hilariously idiosyncratic playwrights.
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Chronic
by Linda Griffiths
Paperback
Griffiths turns her darkly comic vision toward the elusive mind/body connection. In the age of the virus, Petra is struck with a mysterious disease, which both infects and illuminates her relationships with her boyfriend, boss, co-workers and doctor. Bruised by the medical establishment, Petra battles the Virus, a compelling, fantastical personality who may or may not be the source of the crisis.
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Churchill: Plays Four
by Caryl Churchill
Paperback
Published to mark Caryl Churchill's 70 birthday, this volume includes "Cloud Nine," "Bliss," "Hotel," "This is a Chair," "Blue Heart," "Far Away,| "A Number," "Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?," and "A Dream Play."
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City Stage: Hong Kong Playwriting in English
by Mike Ingham (Editor), Xu Xi (Editor)
Paperback
The collection reflects the fast-developing multiculturalism of the Hong Kong scene. All of the plays are contemporary in that they were written in the last ten years. Mike Ingham is a founding member of Theatre Action, a Hong Kong-based drama group that specializes in action research on more literary drama texts. Xu Xi, a Chinese-Indonesian native of Hong Kong, is one of Asia's leading English-language writers.
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Class Acts: High School Plays by High School Writers
by Magnet Theatre Company (Editor), Randy Lee Hartwig
Hardcover
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The Clean House and Other Plays
by Sarah Ruhl
Paperback
This volume is the first publication of Sarah Ruhl, "a playwright with a unique comic voice, perspective, and sense of theater" (Variety), who is fast leaving her mark on the American stage. Sarah Ruhl received the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 for her play The Clean House, which has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
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Cleansed
by Sarah Kane
Paperback
Two provocative new plays, from the notorious author of Blasted, which probe the nightmarish world of twenty-something coming to grips with sexuality, social ostracism and the effects of drugs.
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Clit Notes: A Sapphic Sampler
by Holly Hughes
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Closer
by Patrick Marber
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In Closer, Patrick Marber has created a brilliant exploration into the brutal anatomy of modern romance, where a quartet of strangers meet, fall in love, and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal. Closer is being hailed as one of the best new plays of the nineties, and as the London Observer noted, it "has wired itself into the cultural vocabulary in a way that few plays have ever done."
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Clybourne Park
by Bruce Norris
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Bruce Norris is a writer and an actor whose Pulitzer Prize- and Olivier Award-winning play "Clybourne Park" premiered at Playwrights Horizons in January 2010. Other plays include "The Infidel," "Purple Heart," "We All Went Down to Amsterdam," "The Pain and the Itch," and "The Unmentionables," all of which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre. Norris is the recipient of the 2009 Steinberg Playwright Award and the Whiting Foundation Prize for Drama. He currently resides in New York. "Norris's elegantly structured play nails marital tensions as much as it does racial disharmony in an evening of ebullient provocation." --Lyn Gardner, The Guardian. "Superb, elegantly written, and hilarious." --John Lahr, The New Yorker
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The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, Shipwreck, Salvage
by Tom Stoppard
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The Coast of Utopia comprises three sequential plays that chronicle the story of a group of friends who come of age under the Tsarist autocracy of Nicholas I, and for whom the term "intelligentsia" was coined. Among them are the anarchist Michael Bakunin, who was to challenge Marx for the soul of the masses; Ivan Turgenev, author of some of the most enduring works in Russian literature; the brilliant, erratic young critic Vissarion Belinsky; and Alexander Herzen, a nobleman's son and the first self-proclaimed socialist in Russia, who becomes the main focus of this drama of politics, love, loss, and betrayal.
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Coastal Disturbances: Four Plays
by Tina Howe
Paperback, 250 pages
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Coffee: A Tragedy
by Edward Bond
Paperback
Recent work from the author of "The Sea" and "Lear."
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Collected Plays
by A. R. Gurney
Hardcover
Contains the plays The Cocktail Hour, Love Letters, The Golden Age, The Perfect Party, Another Antigone, The Old Boy, and Sweet Sue.
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The Collected Plays of Edward Albee 3 (1978-2003)
by Edward Albee
Hardcover
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Collected Plays 3: Power of the Dog, the Europeans, Women Beware Women, Minna, Judith, Ego in Arcadia
by Howard Barker
Paperback
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The Collected Plays: Volume 3
by Steven Berkoff
Paperback
The third collection by Berkoff, comprised of three history plays. "Ritual in Blood" looks at the persecution of the Jews; "Messiah" pits Christ's transcendent goodness against the evil of his detractors; and "Oedipus" is a speakable adaptation of Sophocles' tragedy.
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Collected Plays: John Guare
by John Guare
Paperback
Includes "Women & Water," "A Book of Judith," "Lydie Breeze," "Bullfinch's Mythology." From the author of "Six Degrees of Separation."
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Collected Plays of Gwen Pharis Ringwood
by Gwen Pharis Ringwood
Paperback
Good plays of the Great Plains.
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The Collected Plays of Ronald Harwood
by Ronald Harwood
Paperback
Includes "Another Time": Alternating between 1950s Cape Town and contemporary London, this satisfying and complex drama examines the price a gifted musician's single-minded devotion to his art exacts upon his relationships with his family.
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Collected Stories
by Donald Margulies
Paperback
Based on the celebrated David Leavitt/Stephen Spender plagiarism case. By the author of "Sight Unseen."
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The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Stage Plays
by Paddy Chayefsky
Paperback
Long before the movie "Network", and sometime after his TV classic "Marty," Chayefsky was one of America's leading stage dramatists.
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Colored Contradictions: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Plays
by Harry Justin Elam (Editor), Robert Alexander (Editor)
Paperback
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The Colored Museum
by George C. Wolfe
Paperback, 62 pages
Wolfe, director of "Jelly's Last Jam" and "Angels in America", is also an innovative, challenging playwright.
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Columbus and the Discovery of Japan
by Richard Nelson
Paperback
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Comic Potential
by Alan Ayckbourn
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A sci-fi comedy-thriller, Comic Potential is set in a TV studio in the near future, where a director-an alcoholic has-been -and his assistants are making a daytime soap opera of the usual appalling sort. The difference is that they are using actoids-robots programmed to act-and there are no scriptwriters. Into this situation comes the idealistic Adam, nephew of the millionaire station owner, who wants to write comedy of the quality that Chaplin and Keaton once embodied. But when Adam falls in love with Jaycee Triplethree (JC333), one of the actoids on the show, everything is turned upside down.
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Communicating Doors
by Alan Ayckbourn
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Coming on Strong: New Writing from the Royal Court Theatre: Peaches / The Knocky / Essex Girls / Corner Boys
by Nick Grosso (Editor), Rebecca Prichard, Michael Wynne, Kevin Coyle
Paperback
The theatre that gave us John Osborne and Caryl Churchill continues to present strong new British voices.
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The Coming World
by Christopher Shinn
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The Complete Talking Heads
by Alan Bennett
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Alan Bennett's award-winning series of solo pieces is a classic of contemporary drama, universally hailed for its combination of razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity.
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Confusions
by Alan Ayckbourn
Paperback
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Contemporary Australian Plays
by Russell Vandenbroucke (Editor)
Paperback
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Contemporary Greek Theatre
by Paulos Matesis (Editor), Pavlos Matesis (Editor), Athan H. Agnew (Translator), Fred A. Reed (Translator)
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Two plays by Paulos Matesis, one of Greece's leading contemporary playwrights and novelists. Nurseryman won the Municipality of Athens Award while Towards Eleusis is based on the Faulkner novel As I Lay Dying
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Contemporary Plays by Women of Color: An Anthology
by Kathy A. Perkins (Editor), Roberta Uno (Editor)
Paperback
Book News, Inc.: Collects 18 new and recent works by African-, Asian-, Latina-, and Native-American playwrights on topics both lighthearted and difficult. Includes an appendix of published plays by women, biographical notes on each writer, and the production history of each play.
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Continental Divide: Daughters of the Revolution and Mothers Against
by David Edgar
Paperback
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Conversations After a Burial
by Yasmina Reza, Christopher Hampton (Translator)
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Conversations in Tusculum: A Play
by Richard Nelson
Paperback
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Copenhagen
by Michael Frayn
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Copper Thunderbird
by Marie Clements
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Copper Thunderbird is a play on canvas based on the life of Norval Morriseau. Inside the power-lines which Morriseau boldly defined in his art were the colors he experienced between his Ojibwa cosmology, his life on the street, and his spiritual and philosophical transformations to become the Father of Contemporary Native Art and a Grand Shaman. Appearing simultaneously in this multi-layered drama as a small boy, a young warrior, and an old man, Morriseau confronts his many selves over the Faustian deal he made during his vision quest--a trick that led to a life wracked by both triumph and ordeal, drawing his vibrant colors, both luminous and dark, from the life force within him.
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Corpus Christi: A Play
by Terrence McNally
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The New Yorker has called Terrence McNally "one of our most original and audacious dramatists and one of our funniest." He is the author of such critically acclaimed plays as "Love! Valour! Compassion!", "Master Class," "The Lisbon Traviata," and "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune." In "Corpus Christi," McNally gives us his own unique view of the story of Christ, and in doing so provides us with one of the most vivid and moving passion plays written.
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Country Northwestern: and other plays of the Pacific Northwest
by Charles Deemer
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Five plays by Charles Deemer: Country Northwestern, Christmas at the Juniper Tavern, Varmints, Waitresses, The Half-Life Conspiracy.
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The Country Wife
by Tanika Gupta (Adapter), William Wycherley
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A new contemporary version of William Wycherley's most famous classic by Tanika Gupta, one of Britain's leading playwrights. Following Hardeep's return to London, he begins broadcasting his newly invented celibate state in a bid to attract women. With this deception more than successful, he turns to the naive country wife, Preethi, to settle some unfinished business between old friends.
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The Cripple of Inishmaan
by Martin McDonagh
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In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been grazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. For Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank.
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A Critic and His Wife
by John Ford Noonan
Paperback
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Crumbs from the Table of Joy and Other Plays
by Lynn Nottage
Paperback
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The Cryptogram
by David Mamet
Paperback, 101 pages
Mamet's chamber play is an unsettling meditation on loss and attachment. One of those scripts that deepens on each reading.
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'da Kink in My Hair
by Trey Anthony
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Set in a West Indian hair salon in Toronto, 'da Kink in My Hair introduces us to a group of women who tell us their unforgettable, moving, and often hilarious stories.
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Damsels in Distress: An Ayckbourn Trilogy: Game Plan / Flat Spin / Role Play
by Alan Ayckbourn
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Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel
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David Eldridge Plays: 1: Serving it Up / Summer Begins / Under the Blue Sky / M.A.D
by David Eldridge
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The first collection of plays by the young British talent behind the smash-hit stage adaptation of Festen. David Eldridge won the Time Out Award for Best New Play in 2001 for Under the Blue Sky.
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Days of Significance
by Roy Williams
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Days of Significance is the new work by Roy Williams commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and staged at the Swan Theatre in January 2007. Roy Williams was the first recipient of the Alfred Fagon Award for Starstruck in 1997, which also won the John Whiting Award in the same year. His other plays include Josie's Boys, Night and Day, Home Boys, which was broadcast on Radio 4, and Lift Off (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs). His more recent work includes The Gift.
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The Dazzle and Everett Beekin
by Richard Greenberg
Paperback
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The Dazzling Dark: New Irish Plays
by Gina Moxley, Jimmy Murphy, Tom MacIntyre, Marina Carr, Frank McGuiness
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Dead Funny
by Terry Johnson
Paperback
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Dead Hands
by Howard Barker
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Dead Man's Cell Phone
by Sarah Ruhl
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An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man-with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play The Clean House. A work about how we memorialize the dead-and how that remembering changes us-it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
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Dealer's Choice
by Patrick Marber
Paperback
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Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia and Other Plays
by Tony Kushner
Paperback
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Death and the King's Horseman: A Play
by Wole Soyinka
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Soyinka both entertains and asks subtle questions about mass psychology, individual psychology, and universal human struggles of the will.
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Deborah's Daughter
by Pam Gems
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Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams
by Terrence McNally
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Four-time Tony Award-winning author Terrence McNally returns with a powerful new play about how far one will go for one's love of the theater. In a small upstate New York town, Lou, a speech and drama teacher, and Jessie, a dog groomer at The Dapper Dog, bring joy to their community through running an amateur theater company. They become obsessed with buying a derelict movie theater and turning it into Captain Lou and Miss Jessie's Magic Theater for Children of All Ages. The only obstacle in reaching their dream is Annabelle Willard -- a terminally ill and manipulative widow who owns half the town. Will these naive dreamers be able to grasp the brass ring, and at what cost?
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Defiance
by John Patrick Shanley
Paperback
"As thoughtful and probing as its predecessor, Defiance [is] filled with the provocative questions and bristling dialogue for which Mr. Shanley is known . . . as it wonders about its big, knotty subjects."-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
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Democracy
by Michael Frayn
Paperback
In Democracy, Michael Frayn once again creates out of the known events of twentieth-century history a drama of extraordinary urgency and subtlety, reimagining the interactions and motivations of Willy Brandt as he became chancellor of West Germany in 1966 and those of his political circle, including Gˆnter Guillaume, a functionary who became Brandt's personal assistant-and who was eventually exposed as an East German spy in a discovery that helped force Brandt from office. But what circumstances allowed Brandt to become the first left-wing chancellor in forty years? And why, given his progressive policies, did the East German secret police feel it necessary to plant a spy in his office and risk bringing down his government?
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Den of Thieves
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
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Dejavu
by John Osborne
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Osborne's sequel (written decades later) to "Look Back in Anger."
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The Designated Mourner
by Wallace Shawn
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Detroit
by Lisa D'Amour
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"'Detroit' is a brilliantly observed piece of art about a particular time and place. That time is now -- and by now I mean the current post-recessionary America. That place is a pair of backyards in the suburb of a great American city that has been rocked on its heels." --Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
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Devil Inside
by David Lindsay-Abaire
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Dinner with Friends
by Donald Margulies
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The 2000 Pulitzer Prize Winner is a sharp-eyed observation of marriage in its middle-years. Rich, complex and ringingly true.
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Dirty Story
by John Patrick Shanley
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The Dishwashers
by Morris Panych
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The Distance from Here
by Neil Labute
Paperback
With little to occupy their time other than finding a decent place to hang out -- the zoo, the mall, the school parking lot -- Darrell and Tim are two American teenagers who lack any direction or purpose in their lives. When Darrell's suspicion about the faithlessness of his girlfriend is confirmed and Tim comes to her defense, there is nothing to brake their momentum as all three speed toward disaster.
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Dogeaters: A Play About the Philippines (Adapted from the Novel)
by Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn
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Jessica Hagedorn has transformed her bestselling novel about the Philippines during the reign of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos into an equally powerful theatrical piece that is a multi-layered tour de force.
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Dolly West's Kitchen
by Frank McGuinness
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Set in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland, during World War II, Dolly West's Kitchen is centered on a family struggling to come to terms not only with the effects of war on their country and their family but also with their own inability to respond to one another as situations -- and they themselves -- change. As the characters talk of love, sex, war, the English, de Valera, and the Yanks, Dolly West's Kitchen becomes a deeply moving evocation of the fantasy and the reality that was Ireland in the 1940s, filled with the richness of character and sense of place that have always marked Frank McGuinness's writing.
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Doubt: A Parable
by John Patrick Shanley
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Chosen as the best play of the year by over 10 newspapers and magazines, Doubt is set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, where a strong-minded woman wrestles with conscience and uncertainty as she is faced with concerns about one of her male colleagues.
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DramaContemporary: Germany
by Carl Weber (Editor)
Paperback
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DramaContemporary: India
by Erin B. Mee (Editor)
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India has one of the world's richest theater traditions. Written and performed in a number of India's myriad languages and dialects, its recent plays reflect the diversity of experiences, outlooks, and histories that both unite and divide the people of the subcontinent. In DramaContemporary: India, Erin Mee gathers six modern plays from across the country that demonstrate the vitality of Indian theater today.
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The Drawer Boy
by Michael Healey
Paperback
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The Dreamer Examines His Pillow
by John Patrick Shanley
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The Driving Force
by Michel Tremblay, Linda Gaboriau (Translator)
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Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?
by Caryl Churchill
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Jack would do anything for Sam. Sam would do anything. And around this simple premise, Caryl Churchill slyly crafts her new play depicting a deeply dysfunctional gay relationship -- which is actually all about America. Premiering in fall 2006 at London's Royal Court Theatre, this is Churchill's first work since A Number and is another speedy, taut, two-hander that shows off her uncanny ability to write both topically and elliptically at the same time. With this play Churchill -- who has taken on everything from Thatcherism to human cloning -- continues her more than thirty-year tradition of producing "studies of a world quaking under constant siege in which style somehow always uniquely mirrors content." (The New York Times)
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Dublin Carol
by Conor McPherson
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Dumb Show
by Joe Penhall
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Dying City
by Christopher Shinn
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In Christopher Shinn's new play Dying City, a young therapist, Kelly, whose husband Craig was killed while on military duty in Iraq, is confronted a year later by his identical twin Peter, who suspects that Craig's death was not accidental. Set in a spare downtown-Manhattan apartment after dark, scenes shift from the confrontation between Peter and Kelly, to Kelly's complicated farewell with her husband Craig. Shinn's creepy, sophisticated drama-infused with references to 9/11 and the war in Iraq-explores how contemporary politics and recent history have transformed the lives of these three characters.
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Earshot
by Morris Panych
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The Ecstatic Bible
by Howard Barker
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Eden's Empire
by James Graham
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Fifty years ago, Britain propelled itself into a disastrous war in the Middle East. Condemned by the United Nations, the prime minister was left fighting for his political life against a party disillusioned and a public betrayed.
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Edward Bond Plays: 8
by Edward Bond
Paperback
Bond Plays: 8 brings together recent work by the writer of the classic stage plays Saved, Lear, The Pope's Wedding, and Early Morning. The volume comprises five new plays (Born, People, Chair, Existence, and The Under Room) and two prose essays (Two Cups and Freedom and Drama).
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Einstein's Gift
by Vern Thiessen
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A scientist who enhances life with his work and knowledge but discovers too late that knowledge in the wrong hands brings death. Chance, pride, ego, and passion collide in this piece based on the life and work of Nobel Laureate Dr. Fritz Haber, who risked everything for a country that never accepted him but used his work to murder millions.
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Elizabeth Rex
by Timothy Findley
Hardcover
William Shakespeare and the formidable Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I, are brought together in a remarkable encounter on the night of April 22, 1616.
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Elmina's Kitchen
by Kwame Kwei-Armah
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This first major play by a young, British, black writer is a portrait of a one-parent family struggling to stay within the law amidst a sea of thievery, protection rackets and yardie violence on Hackney's Murder Mile.
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Elyot: Four Plays
by Kevin Elyot
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Enchanted April
by Matthew Barber
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Enigma Variations
by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Jeremy Sams (Translator)
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Enron
By Lucy Prebble
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"Lucy Prebble's hugely ambitious play, covering the rise and fall of the Texan energy company, Enron, is an exhilarating mix of political satire, modern morality and multimedia spectacle." Michael Billington, Guardian
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Ensemble Works: An Anthology
by Ferdinand Lewis (Editor)
Paperback
This major collection includes plays by the most important ensemble -theatre companies working today: Roadside Theater (Whitesburg, KY); Pregones Theater (Bronx, NY);Junebug Productions (New Orleans, LA); Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (Bloomsburg, PA); A Traveling Jewish Theatre (San Francisco, CA); Touchstone Theatre (Bethlehem, PA); Carpetbag Theatre (Knoxville, TN); The Dell'Arte Company (Blue Lake, CA); and Goat Island (Chicago, IL). All the plays embody the impassioned, courageous spirit that defines the American ensemble theatre movement. Each play is accompanied by a preface which discusses the company's personal (and practical) approach to the collaborative ensemble process.
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Eric Overmeyer: Collected Plays
by Eric Overmeyer
Paperback, 317 pages
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Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout
by Tomson Highway
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Ethnicities: Plays from the New West
by Anne Nothof
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Anthology of plays by western Canadian writers of colour
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Etiquette and Vitriol: The Food Chain and Other Plays
by Nicky Silver
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Exits and Entrances
by Athol Fugard
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This new play about life and art by renowned playwright Athol Fugard is based on his early friendship with actor Andrew Huegonit, considered the finest classical actor of their native South Africa. Athol Fugard has been working in the theater as a playwright, director, and actor since the mid-1950s in South Africa, England, and the United States. His major works for the stage include Blood Knot, Master Harold...and the boys, My Children! My Africa!, A Lesson From Aloes, The Road to Mecca, Valley Song, and The Captain's Tiger. He has been widely produced in South Africa, London, Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theaters in the United States.
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The Exonerated
by Jessica Blank, Erik Jensen
Paperback
"Both compelling and deeply moving... This documentary-style presentation relating the true stories of people exonerated of their crimes while serving on death row is a riveting theatrical experience." --Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
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An Experiment With an Air Pump
by Shelagh Stephenson
Paperback
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The Faber Book of Monologues: Men
by Jane Edwardes (Editor)
Paperback
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The Faber Book of Monologues: Women
by Jane Edwardes (Editor)
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Fabulation Or, the Re-education of Undine
by Lynn Nottage
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A Fair Country
by Jon Robin Baitz
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Family Secrets: One Woman's Affectionate Look at a Relatively Painful Subject
by Sherry Glaser
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Famine
by Tom Murphy
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The macabre business of blight and death, of wakes and murder, of poisoned love and lost hope, and the scandal of an emigration policy that was in effect one of transportation, and include some of the modern Irish theatre's most powerful and poetic scenes.
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Far Away
by Caryl Churchill
Paperback
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The Farnsworth Invention
by Aaron Sorkin
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From the creator of "The West Wing." It's 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television." Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy? "Vintage Sorkin and crackling prime-time theater . . . breezy and shrewd, smart-alecky and idealistic." --Newsday
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Fat Pig
by Neil LaBute
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Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus sized-and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, finally he comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil LaBute's sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldy questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.
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Faustus
by David Mamet
Paperback
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Featherland: The Magical True Tale of an Extraordinary Love Triangle
by Denise Clark
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Cecil and Adele Hyndman are completely devoted to each other and their collection of live birds. They open an avian menagerie in rural British Columbia, and when a magnificent golden eagle arrives, an erotic attraction between Cecil, Adele, and the eagle develops into a bizarre love triangle. Sean Dennie's photos illuminate Clarke's text to reveal the considerable collective craft of the daring theater company that created Featherland.
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A Few Stout Individuals
by John Guare
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Fifth Planet and Other Plays
by David Auburn
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Filthy Talk for Troubled Times: And Other Plays
by Neil LaBute
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Neil LaBute burst onto the American theater scene in 1989 with his controversial debut work Filthy Talk for Troubled Times. Set in a barroom in Anytown USA and populated by a series of everymen (and two beleaguered everywomen), this series of frank exchanges explores the innumerable varieties of American intolerance. A unique snapshot of the times, the play -- seldom allowed production by the author since -- provides a compelling look at the early thinking and evolution of one of our great theater artists.
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Finished from the Start and Other Plays
by Juan Radrigan, Ana Elena Puga (Translator), Monica Nunez-Parra (Translator)
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This collection of plays comes from one of Chile's finest voices of the voiceless: Juan Radrigkn. A history marked by personal and political hardship has equipped Radrigkn to tell the stories of those his nation left behind. Seven years old when his father abandoned his family, he was forced to work from an early age. As an adult, he worked as a manual laborer during a very dark time for Chile: the demise of Salvador Allende and the rise of General Augusto Pinochet. In a time of torture, exile, and political "disappearances," his plays stood as quietly powerful anti-regime statements that mourned the country's loss. Translator Ana Elena Puga's introduction places Radrigkn's work in its historical and cultural context and provides ample background for the six pieces.
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The Fire This Time: African-American Plays for the 21st Century
by Harry Justin Elam (Editor), Robert Alexander (Editor)
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A major new anthology of African-American plays by writers including August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Lynn Nottage, Robert O'Hara, Robert Alexander, Brian Freeman, Oni Faidi Lampley, Kamilah Forbes and The Hip Hop Junction, and Stephen Sapp and Universes.
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Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities
by Anna Deavere Smith
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Acclaimed off-Broadway play is as much a commentary on current racial tensions as it is a work of drama. Award-winning writer and solo performer Smith derived her scripts from interviews with people who experienced or observed New York's 1991 Crown Heights racial riots. As seen on PBS. Photos.
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Five Kinds of Silence
by Shelagh Stephenson
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Five Lesbian Brothers: Four Plays
by Five Lesbian Brothers Theater Troupe
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Fix Up
by Kwame Kwei-Armah
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Set against the inexorable march of progress in contemporary black London culture, Kwame Kwei-Armah's second play for the National Theatre explores race and roots with an assured verve and comic wit. Kwame Kwei-Armah lives in London. He is the author of Bitter Herb and Elmina's Kitchen. He is also an actor, and has also appeared in films such as Cutthroat Island and Three Kings.
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The Flu Season
by Will Eno
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Forbidden Acts: Pioneering Gay and Lesbian Plays of the 20th Century
by Ben Hodges (Editor)
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This well-selected anthology chronologically examines 10 plays that "are notable for having explored gay or lesbian themes in what might be loosely termed a 'pioneering' way." Encompassing genres from drama and tragedy to romance and comedy, the works discussed include 1910's The God of Vengeance by Sholom Ash, 1934's The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman, 1965's The Killing of Sister George by Frank Marcus and 1994's Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally. The compilation -- which includes three out-of-print plays -- deftly shows how the 20th-century stage progressed from burying and implying homosexuality to showing gay characters with an "unapologetic, happenstance presentation."
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Force of Nature
by Steven Dietz
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Forty Winks
by Kevin Elyot
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Don still carries a torch for Diana, but Howard stole her away. Fifteen years later, Don shows up on their doorstep, his mother's ashes in a plastic bag. Meanwhile, Howard and Diana's 14-year-old daughter Hermia is the spitting image of her mother. Here we are in Elyot-land, where the wish to re-live the past can threaten normal moral constraints.
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Four Baboons Adoring the Sun and Other Plays
by John Guare
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In the stunningly inventive new play by the author of Six Degrees of Separation, the island of Sicily becomes the setting for a drama enacting passions as ancient as a buried civilization and as catastrophic as an earthquake. This volume also contains seven short plays, including Muzeeka, The Talking Dog, and New York Actor.
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Four by Sondheim: A Little Night Music / Sweeney Todd / Sunday in the Park with George / A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
by Stephen Sondheim, Hugh Wheeler, James Lapine, Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart
Hardcover
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Four Plays: A Thought in Three Parts / Marie and Bruce / Aunt Dan and Lemon / The Fever
by Wallace Shawn
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Award-winning playwright and actor Wallace Shawn offers four plays with themes that include sexual convention, historical guilt, and the conflict between high and low culture, all described with remarkable and attentive language. Shawn's plays are prizes for any reader ready to be challenged with new, unflinching (and maybe even dangerous) ways of looking at the world.
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The Fourth Wall
by A. R. Gurney
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Frank McGuinness: Plays One : The Factory Girls / Observe the Sons of Ulster, Marching Towards the Somme / Innocence / Carthaginians / Baglady
by Frank McGuinness
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From the author of "Someone to Watch Over Me."
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Fran's Bed
by James Lapine
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A Free Man of Color
by John Guare
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John Guare's new play is astonishing, raucous and panoramic. Before law and order took hold, and class, racial and political lines were drawn, New Orleans was a carnival of beautiful women, flowing wine and pleasure for the taking. At the center of this Dionysian world is the mulatto Jacques Cornet, who commands men, seduces women and preens like a peacock. But, it is 1801 and the map of New Orleans is about to be redrawn. The Louisiana Purchase brings American rule and racial segregation to the chaotic, colorful world of Jacques Cornet and all that he represents, turning the tables on freedom and liberty. "A Free Man of Color just might be a masterpiece . . . one of the three or four most stirring new plays I've seen." --Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
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Frontline Drama 6: New French Plays
by David Bradby
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Five recent plays presented at the French Theatre Season, London "Agnes", Catherine Anne; "Le Renaud du Nord", Noelle Renaud; "Mickey La Torche", Natacha de Pontcharra; "Une Envie de Tuer sur le Bout de la Langue", Xavier Durringer; and "Encore une Annee pour Rien", Christopher Pellet.
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Frost/Nixon: A Play
by Peter Morgan
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By 1972 Richard Nixon had ended the Vietnam war, achieved diplomatic breakthroughs with Russia and China, presided over a period of economic stability at home, and was on the verge of a landslide re-election . . . until he decided to cover up a third-rate burglary. Watergate was one of the largest scandals in American history and two years later Nixon would resign the presidency -- but with neither an admission of guilt nor any sign of remorse. In a drama "as thought-provoking as it is gripping and entertaining" (Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph), acclaimed screenwriter Peter Morgan examines how a British playboy, talk-show host managed what no other journalist or prosecutor could: to extract a confession from our most notorious statesman.
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Frozen
by Bryony Lavery
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One evening, ten-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope. Agnetha, an academic, comes to England to research a thesis entitled "Serial Killings: A Forgivable Act?" Then there's Ralph, a loner with a bit of a record who's looking for some distraction . . . Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark upon a long, dark journey that finally curves upward into the light. "[A] big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable." --The Guardian
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Fuddy Meers
by David Lindsay-Abaire
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Fuddy Meers revolves around an amnesiac, Claire, who wakes up every morning as a blank slate, on which her family must imprint the facts of her life. On this particular day, the shenanigans begin with Claire being abducted by a limping man who claims to be her brother trying to save her from her evil husband. They drive to the home of her mother, who has had a stroke that left her aphasic (her attempt to say funny mirrors provides the play's title. The ensuing mayhem is both deliriously funny and oddly touching.
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Fugitive Kind
by Tennessee Williams
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The Full Monty
by Terrence McNally, David Yazbek
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The hit musical based on the hit movie.
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Full Moon in Summer
by Michel Tremblay
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On six moonlit Montreal balconies on a sultry summer's evening, eleven people tell their stories of love. Each pieces together the landscape of an affair, tracing the graduations between intoxication highs and heartbreaking lows. Inspired by the discovery of a lost mass by Berlioz, A Full Moon in Summer dispenses with religious themes but uses the ritual of a traditional mass to lay bare the characters' overpowering emotions.
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Further Than the Furthest Thing
by Zinnie Harris
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Gagarin Way
by Gregory Burke
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Gary Owen Plays 1: Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco / The Shadow of A Boy / The Drowned World / Cancer Time / Fags
by Gary Owen
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The first volume of collected plays by one of Wales' most talented young writers. Introduction by Vicky Featherstone, director of the Scottish National Theatre. Gary Owen is the author of Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco, The Island of the Blessed, and Ghost City. His last play, The Drowned World, won the 2002 George Devine Award.
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Gem of the Ocean
by August Wilson
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The General from America
by Richard Nelson
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Benedict Arnold is the hero in this hit first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company. From the author of "Some Americans Abroad".
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Generous
by Michael Healey
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Getting Frankie Married and Afterwards and Other Plays
by Horton Foote
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Booklist: All six plays, most of them produced in the last five years, are, thanks to Foote's careful, evocative character development, as moving on the page as onstage.
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Girl in the Goldfish Bowl
by Morris Panych
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The Girl with Red Hair
by Sharman Macdonald
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Give Me Your Answer, Do!
by Brian Friel
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Brian Friel, author of the Tony Award-winning Dancing at Lughnasa, is widely recognized as one of the world's preeminent dramatists. His latest work, the rich and haunting play, Give Me Your Answer, Do!, is already an international success. "Gripping! A play of surpassing beauty and complexity, a lyrical and mysterious creation by a great playwright." --The Wall Street Journal
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Gizmo Love
by John Kolvenbach
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Gizmo Love is a hilarious black comedy thriller that delves into the cutthroat world of Tinsel Town-Hollywood at its most ruthless.
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Glass Room
by Ryan Craig
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Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine
by Warren Leight
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Warren Leight burst onto Broadway with the Tony Award-winning play Side Man. Now Leight returns to the broken lives of jazzmen with Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine, which Donald Lyons in the New York Post declared "a marvelous ... play ... of jazzmen who made a mess of their lives, and a new generation without their demons."
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The Glory of Living
by Rebecca Gilman
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Set in the rural Deep South, Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living received critical acclaim rare for a new American play when it had its British premiere in 1999, garnering the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. Set to open in New York in the fall of 2001, this work focuses on fifteen-year-old Lisa, the daughter of a prostitute, and Clint, the car thief she runs away with to escape the misery of life with her mother. But the happier times that sullenly childlike Lisa yearns for never materialize, as Clint orders her to procure young runaways for him. No one notices that these teenage girls are missing until an anonymous call to the police reports their murders. Could the caller -- and the killer -- be Lisa? Rebecca Gilman has created a riveting, unsentimental portrait of a young woman whose most striking quality is not her capacity for evil but the depth of her emptiness, in an environment as harsh and unyielding as the contours of her life.
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The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?
by Edward Albee
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Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee's most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters.
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The God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza
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What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime?
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The God of Hell
by Sam Shepard
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"A robust new farce that shows Mr. Shepard's gift for finding deadpan surrealism in bucolic speech." - The New York Times
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Going to St. Ives
by Lee Blessing
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Goldberg Street: Short Plays and Monologues
by David Mamet
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Goodnight Children Everywhere
by Richard Nelson
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Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
by Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Liked "Shakespeare in Love"? You'll probably love this. Smart romp through a very funny pseudo-Shakesperean world, which begins when Professor Constance Ledbelly falls into her wastebasket and wakes up in the world of "Othello."
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Good People
David Lindsay-Abaire
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"Good People" is set in South Boston, the blue-collar neighborhood where Lindsay-Abaire himself grew up: Margie Walsh, let go from yet another job and facing eviction, decides to appeal to an old flame who has made good and left his Southie past behind. Lindsay-Abaire offers us both his "quiet three-dimensional depth" (Los Angeles Times) and his carefully observed humor in this exploration of life in America when you're on your last dollar.
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Good Things
by Liz Lochhead
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Liz Lochhead is a poet, playwright, performer and broadcaster. She was born in Motherwell in 1947, studied at Glasgow School of Art and now lives in Glasgow. She first attracted notice with her play Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, and susequently with Perfect Days, Misery Guts and her adaptation of Medea.
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Grace: A Play
by Doug Lucie
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The Graduate (adapted for the stage)
by Terry Johnson
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Graeae Plays 1: New Plays Redefining Disability
by Jenny Sealey
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The Great American Trailer Park Musical
by Betsy Kelso, David Nehls
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Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens (Author), Neil Bartlett (Adapter)
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Grey Gardens: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical
by Doug Wright (Author), Scott Frankel (Composer), Michael Korie (Composer)
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Grey Gardens is based on the 1975 Albert and David Maysles film about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's eccentric aunt and cousin. The touching - and sometimes heart-wrenching - musical adaptation explores the dysfunctional relationship between former socialite Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Little Edie, as they languish in a derelict East Hampton manor, Grey Gardens. Propelled by Christine Ebersole's tour-de-force performance, the gorgeous score, and intricate lyrics, the Broadway musical has garnered much critical praise. "An experience no passionate theatergoer should miss." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
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Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
by Moises Kaufman
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Gruesome Playground Injuries; Animals Out of Paper; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo: Three Plays
by Rajiv Joseph
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The Guys: A Play
by Anne Nelson
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From her experience helping a New York fire captain prepare eulogies for the men in his command who died on 9/11, Nelson distilled this two-person play. Premiered in December 2001 at a theater near the WTC and struggling to survive in the tragedy's wake, it consists of monologues by Jane, a journalist; dialogues between her and Nick, captain of a decimated company; and overlapping closing monologues as Jane speaks her heart and Nick, who has already spoken so much of his, reads the words Jane has fashioned for him. The time limitations of viable performance allow limning only a handful of firefighters, and Nelson makes the most of those strictures, presenting a veteran, a probie (a rookie on probationary appointment), and two men in mid-career. Drawing on her knowledge of Argentina and the American heartland, Nelson also has Jane voice some far-flung perspectives on 9/11. Deeply moving.
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The Habit of Art
by Alan Bennett
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Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, "Death in Venice," seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W. H. Auden. Alan Bennett's new play is as much about the theater as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion's spent: ultimately, on the habit of art. "A multi-levelled work that deals with sex, death, creativity, biography and much else besides . . . beautifully written . . . deeply moving." --Michael Billington, The Guardian
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Habitat
by Judith Thompson
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Mapleview Lanes - address of "The Canadian Dream." The newest resident - a group home for troubled teens. There goes the neighborhood. Disturbing and touching, funny and heartbreaking, this is classic Judith Thompson.
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Hairspray: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Hit Broadway Musical
by Thomas Meehan Mark O'Donnell Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
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Half Life
by John Mighton
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Two nursing home residents rekindle what might have been a wartime romance. The award-winning author of Possible Worlds brings us this poetic and moving meditation on identity, aging and the nature of memory. What shines through when memory fades away? John Mighton is a Dora, Chalmers and Governor General's Literary Award for Drama winner.
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Handbag
by Mark Ravenhill
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From Victorian wet nurses to nineties sperm banks, Handbag exposes the confusions and absurdities of parenting at the end of the twentieth century.
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Handke Plays One
by Peter Handke
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The Handyman
by Ronald Harwood
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Hapgood
by Tom Stoppard
Rep/Brdwy Edition
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From the jacket: "Dual natures, of light and of people, are the theme of Tom Stoppard's espionage thriller."
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Hated Nightfall / Wounds to the Face
by Howard Barker
Paperback
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Head/Case
by Ron Hutchinson
Paperback
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch
by John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask, John Guare (Introduction)
Hardcover
On Valentine's day, 1998, Hedwig and the Angry Inch opened to rave reviews, and the phenomenon that is Hedwig was born. This fierce rock musical, with its central metaphor inspired by Plato's Symposium, tells the story of Hedwig Schmidt, a "fourth wall-smashing, German rock & roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a gruesomely botched sex-change operation" (Time Out). This unique and outrageous story, dazzlingly recounted by Hedwig (n Hansel) in the form of a sleazy lounge act and backed by the rocking band "The Angry Inch," begins in the former East Berlin when Hansel meets Luther, an American GI who promises to take the young man back to the States on the condition that he change his sex and become Hedwig. This spectacular tale of abject love has been "knocking the socks off New York theater-goers with a much-needed jolt of twisted bathos and wigged-out histrionics" (The Advocate).
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Herb Gardner: The Collected Plays
by Herb Gardner
Hardcover
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Hinterland
by Sebastian Barry
Paperback
Sebastian Barry examines the personal and public risks involved in making political advances on a national scale. Weaving modern history in with the life story of a man and his family, Barry has created another searching drama of the uneasy balance between heroism and roguery in Irish politics.
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Hippies and Bolsheviks and Other Plays
by Amiel Gladstone
Paperback
Hippies and Bolsheviks is set in that hotbed of hippie idealism, 1970s British Columbia. Young Star stumbles home from a Led Zeppelin concert with a draft dodger and sets in motion a crisis of love and of faith in their idealism against the Establishment. In Lena's Car, a woman whose marriage is on the verge of collapse reflects on how it got to that point, harkening back to a youth when things were both more simple and more complicated. In The Wedding Pool, a group of dissatisfied single friends decide to each contribute fifty dollars a month to a pool to be collected by the first one to marry. But when one of the friends starts dating the bank teller who opens their account, the others are forced to confront their ideas about loneliness and personal responsibility.
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His Dark Materials: New Edition
by Philip Pullman (Author), Nicholas Wright (Adapter)
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His Greatness
by Daniel MacIvor
Three men -- a great American playwright named Tennessee Williams, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler --find themselves together for two days in a Vancouver hotel room. This is the story about the nature of life in a created world.
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The History Boys
by Alan Bennett
Hardcover
An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university, generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. "Nothing could diminish the incendiary achievement of this subtle, deep-wrought and immensely funny play about the value and meaning of education . . . In short, a superb, life-enhancing play." -- The Guardian
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Hitchcock Blonde
by Terry Johnson
Paperback
A media lecturer and his female protege find some deteriorated Hitchcock footage. It would appear they had discovered some early rushes but what film were they for and who is the mysterious blonde?
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Hollywood Arms
by Carol Burnett
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Homebody/Kabul (Final revised version)
by Tony Kushner
Paperback
Set in Kabul, this play examines current day Afghanistan, its history, its long tortured relationship with the West and its current political and humantarian crisis. The play centers around the disappearance of an eccentric British woman (the Homebody) and the search for her by her husband and daughter. In their quest for the truth and closure, the lines between real and unreal, the political and the personal are intentionally blurred and are fully ambiguous.
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The Home Place
by Brian Friel
Hardcover
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Homers
by Iain F. MacLeod
Paperback
An exciting debut for a Hebridean writer at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh -- a tough and funny play about two orphans from the city forcibly transplanted to the "Islands," 1967.
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Horton Foote Collected Plays Volume III
by Horton Foote
Paperback
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Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams
by Nilo Cruz
Paperback
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Hotel: In a Room Anything Can Happen
by Caryl Churchill
Paperback
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A House Not Meant to Stand: A Gothic Comedy
by Tennessee Williams (Author), Gregory Mosher (Foreword), Thomas Keith (Editor)
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The House
by Tom Murphy
Paperback
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House & Garden
by Alan Ayckbourn
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Two plays -- designed to be performed simultaneously and involving the same characters -- set in the same English country house on the same cloudy August day, are Alan Ayckbourn's vehicle for a sharp and hilarious scrutiny of the destructive nature of human behavior and emotions. "An audacious, crazy, altogether brilliant achievement." Richard Zoglin, Time magazine.
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House Arrest and Piano: Two Plays
by Anna Deveare Smith
From the award-winning actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, two teeming, pungent cross-sections of the American experience.
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How It Works
by Daniel MacIvor
Paperback
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Humana Festival 2013: The Complete Plays
by Adrien-Alice Hansel (Editor)
Paperback
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Humble Boy
by Charlotte Jones
A comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee-keeping. Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, he returns home to his difficult and demanding mother, where he realises that his search for unity must also include his own chaotic home life. "A play about life and death, love and lust, guilt and hope and dreams and the whole damn thing. It has some of the best writing I've come across recently" - Sunday Times
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Humpty Dumpty and Other Plays
by Eric Bogosian
Paperback
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The Hyphenated American: Four Plays-Red, Scissors, a Beautiful Country, and Wonderland
by Chay Yew, Craig Lucas, David Roman (Introduction)
Paperback
Chay Yew has been hailed by Time magazine as "a promising new voice in American theater." In this collection of four new plays, Yew continues to explore issues of artistic expression, self-identity, and the immigrant experience.
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Hysteria
by Terry Johnson
Paperback
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