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The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues

Author: The 24 Hour Plays
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-06-25
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1350187569
Rating: 4.7/5 (69 downloads)

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Since 1995 The 24 Hour Plays have been responding to theatre in the moment. As the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic brought an end to live theatre in the USA and Europe, the company sprang to work to keep the arts alive. Bringing together some of America's most prolific writers for the stage and screen, this unique and contemporary book of monologues collates the responses in dramatic fashion, making for an anthology of work that is timely, moving, irreverent and at its best, transcendent. Featuring original monologues by writers such as David Lindsay-Abaire, Clare Barron, Hansol Jung, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Christoper Oscar Peña, Jesse Eisenberg and Monique Moses this is a rich collection that can be enjoyed by actors, writers and those looking for creative responses to the global COVID-19 crisis. With over 50 monologues from the first three weeks of the project, edited by Howard Sherman, this is an important collection that documents an unprecedented moment in history whilst also offering practical resource for actors and performers.

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Five Plays; Comedies and Tragicomedies

Author: Federico García Lorca
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1963
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780811200905
Rating: 4.1/5 (9 downloads)

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Two additional comedies, published here in book form in English for the first time, are The Billy-Club Puppets -- a guignol-type farce with delicate wit; and The Butterfly's Evil Spell, an insect comedy about a beetle-poet who aspires to be a butterfly.

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Contemporary Physics Plays

Author: Jenni G. Halpin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-04-12
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 3319751484
Rating: 4.1/5 (84 downloads)

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This book analyzes recent physics plays, arguing that their enaction of concepts from the sciences they discuss alters the nature of the decisions made by the characters, changing the ethical judgements that might be cast on them. Recent physics plays regularly alter the shape of space-time itself, drawing together disparate moments, reversing the flow of time, creating apparent contradictions, and iterating scenes for multiple branches of counterfactual history. With these changes both causality and responsibility shift, variously. The roles of iconic scientists, such as Albert Einstein and Werner Heisenberg, are interrogated for their dramatic value, placing history and dramatic license in tension. Cold War strategies and the limits of espionage highlight the emphatically personal involvement of ordinary individuals. This study is vital reading for those interested in physics plays and the relationship between the sciences and the humanities.

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Three Shrew Plays

Author: Barry Gaines
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2010-03-15
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 1603843019
Rating: 4.3/5 (19 downloads)

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Unusual among Shakespeare's plays in that it drew theatrical responses from the outset, The Taming of the Shrew continues to inspire adaptations and interpretations that respond to its fascinating, if provocative, representation of a husband's dominance of his wife. This annotated collection of three early modern English plays allows readers to explore the relationship between Shakespeare's Shrew and two closely related plays of the same genre, the earlier of which, the anonymous The Taming of a Shrew (whether inspired by Shakespeare's play or vice-versa), once enjoyed a level of popularity that likely surpassed that of Shakespeare's play. The editors' Introduction brilliantly illuminates points of comparison between the three, their larger themes included, and convincingly argues that Shakespeare's Shrew is seen all the more vividly when the anonymous A Shrew and Fletcher's table-turning The Tamer Tamed are waiting in the wings.

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Arden Plays: 1

Author: John Arden
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-07-11
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 1408148994
Rating: 4.8/5 (94 downloads)

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'The modern English theatre has had its poets and it has had its dramatists but in John Arden it has acquired its first dramatic poet since - well, let's be rash - the days of Shakespeare.' - Sunday Times. The Waters of Babylon: 'This wild, acidly funny and oddly tragic story of London low-life... reveals Arden's tough linguistic freedom and the free-wheeling ease with which he switches from prose to verse and back again' Sunday Times Live Like Pigs: 'Thrilling theatre... a rumbustious delight, outrageously funny, powerfully dramatic and, when you least expect it, genuinely moving... a modern classic' Daily Telegraph The Happy Haven (written with Margaretta D'Arcy): 'This rare and excellent revival perfectly reflects the play's bizarre atmosphere, its potent mixture of farcical prose, rhymed poetry, its marked avoidance of schematic moral codes' Time Out Serjeant Musgrave's Dance: 'A modern classic... a white-hot piece of work... Since its first appearance in 1959, the play has advanced towards us as if in a slow prophetic march' The Times Also included in the volume is When is a Door not a Door?, a one-act 'industrial episode'.

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Three More Plays by Aristophanes

Author: Jeffrey Henderson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2022-04-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 1000577538
Rating: 4.7/5 (38 downloads)

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This volume provides modern, uncensored translations of Aristophanes’ Acharnians, Knights, and Wasps. These plays, originally a series, are the world’s earliest political satires, and are made available here for the first time in one volume, augmented by full introductions and notes. In these three works, Aristophanes launched satirical attacks on Cleon, the world’s first demagogue, and explored the vulnerability of democracy to populist manipulation and disinformation. Henderson's fresh translations and exploration of the themes within them enable readers to explore the perils facing democracy in its first century which are still with us today. The Introduction offers the reader background on Aristophanes' life, Athenian democracy, classical drama, as well as on political comedy, while introductions to each individual play provide the reader with context. An appendix also collects selected fragments from Aristophanes' lost political plays. Three More Plays by Aristophanes offers an invaluable collection of these works for students and faculty working on classical studies, theatre and theatre history, and drama. The clear translations and contextualizing introductions and notes also make these plays accessible to students of government, law, and political science, and to the general reader interested in any of these subjects.

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New Voices Playwrights Annual Anthology of Short Plays 2017

Author: John Bolen
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2017-09-03
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1387207334
Rating: 4.7/5 (34 downloads)

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The fourth annual anthology of short plays from New Voices Playwrights Theatre and Workshop.

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Coward Plays: 4

Author: Noël Coward
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-11-12
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 140817734X
Rating: 4.7/5 (4 downloads)

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Volume Four of Noël Coward's plays contains a selection of Coward's plays from the thirties and forties which includes Blithe Spirit, a comedy that centres around the spirit medium Madame Arcati. The play that mocks sudden death was produced at precisely the moment when bombs were bringing it to Britain "I shall ever be grateful, for the almost psychic gift that enabled me to write Blithe Spirit in five days during one of the darkest years of the war." The play was for years the longest-running comedy in the history of British theatre. Present Laughter follows the life of Garry Essendine, a world-weary, middle-aged projection of the dilettante, debonair persona - self-obsessed and dressing-gowned who struts through the play like an educated peacock. It is a comedy about the 'theatricals' that Noël best knew and loved, and was originally a star vehicle for himself. It is the closest to an autobiographical play that Coward ever wrote. This Happy Breed is a saga of a lower middle-class family; and three shorter pieces fromTonight at 8.30 - is a farce set in the South of France, and serves as an oblique tribute to Frederick Lonsdale; The Astonished Heart is about the decay of a psychiatrist's mind through personal sexual obsession. Red Peppers, which closes the volume, was a cynical tribute to the lost music halls of the First World War.

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The Plays of Sophocles

Author: A. F. Garvie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-10-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1474233368
Rating: 4.3/5 (68 downloads)

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The emphasis throughout this book, ideal for sixth form and early university students, is on Sophocles' tragic thinking, on the concept of the 'Sophoclean hero', and on the dramatic structure of the plays. The seven extant plays, Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus are assessed and a brief concluding chapter draws together what has been said in the seven studies. This second edition has been revised fully, with an updated further reading list and more detailed information on the chorus and staging of the plays. The aim of the book is to help readers to understand why Sophocles is still worth reading, or going to see in the theatre, in the 21st century, and to show how far Sophoclean scholarship has moved in recent decades from the once prevalent view that he was a pious religious conformist who had nothing very profound or original to say, but who said it very beautifully. The volume is a companion to The Plays of Euripides (by James Morwood) and The Plays of Aeschylus (by Alex Garvie) also available in second editions from Bloomsbury. A further essential guide to the themes and context of ancient Greek tragedy may be found in Laura Swift's new introductory volume, Greek Tragedy.

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The Plays of William Godwin

Author: David O'Shaughnessy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-06-16
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 1315476231
Rating: 4.6/5 (31 downloads)

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Best known for "Enquiry Concerning Political Justice" (1793) and "Caleb Williams" (1794), William Godwin (1756-1836) is one of the most important figures of the Romantic period. This book offers academics the chance to build a complete picture of Godwin as a writer and political figure.

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Reckless and Other Plays

Author: Craig Lucas
Publsiher: Theatre Communications Group
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-10-01
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 155936811X
Rating: 4.8/5 (1 downloads)

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A new edition featuring "Blue Window" and "Stranger."

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Bond Plays: 8

Author: Edward Bond
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-10-28
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 1408141442
Rating: 4.1/5 (42 downloads)

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Edward 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 and two prose essays: Two Cups: introductory essay Born: the third play in the Colline Tetralogy (the first two of which appear in Edward Bond Plays:7); premiering at the Avignon Festival in July 2006. People: the fourth play in the Colline Tetralogy Chair: first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000. Existence: first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002. The Under Room: first staged by Big Brum in October 2005; 'an intricate puzzle that is compelling in both its intellectual and emotional intensity'5 stars (Guardian) Freedom and Drama: an extended disquisition on the relationship of drama to the self and society in which Bond argues that drama alone can create human meaning.

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Ten Puppet Plays

Author: Musette Morell
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2022-09-15
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Ten Puppet Plays is a collection of puppet theatre plays for children by Musette Morell. Excerpt: "FATHER XMAS: Within this pack Stacked in this sack, Are sleeping-dolls and gollywogs, Ships and trains and jumping frogs, Rubber ducks and velvet dogs, And lots of other lovely toys For all my friends, the girls and boys. (Turns.) Ho, ho, this is what I like to see— The stockings hanging up for me."

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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays

Author: Cicely Hamilton
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-01-31
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 1408176599
Rating: 4.6/5 (99 downloads)

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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays is an anthology of eight exciting pieces written for and by members of the Actresses Franchise League from 1909-13. Immediately playable, they offer strong, varied roles for female casts, while also providing invaluable source material to students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines. Featuring 'How The Vote Was Won' which remains one of the most popular and well known suffrage plays, the volume also includes seven shorter works: 'Lady Geraldine's Speech' (1909), a fantastic, fun piece for actresses. Lady Geraldine hasn't thought through the Suffrage cause and, on a visit to an old school friend meets some charismatic, successful and intelligent women who soon enlighten and encourage her on to the right path! 'Pot and Kettle' (1909), a comic piece in which a young woman returns to her family in great distress having assaulted a suffragette who was sitting near her at a Anti-Suffragist meeting. 'Miss Appleyard's Awakening' about an anti-suffrage campaigner who finds herself in the home of a sympathizer but ends up inadvertently drawing her hostesses' attention to the contradictions in her arguments 'Her Vote' by the actor and playwright Henry Esmond which provides an interesting male viewpoint on the movement, criticizing the young suffragist for wanting to be part of a movement about which she seems to understand little. 'The Anti-Suffragist or The Other Side', a charming, clever monologue about a sheltered young woman who finds herself increasingly involved with her local Anti-Suffrage society and increasingly puzzled by what she learns there. 'The Mother's Meeting', an entertaining monologue that uses a working class character to expose the inconsistencies in the Anti-Suffrage arguments. 'Tradition' was first performed at a matinee for the Woman Suffrage Party held at the Berkeley Theatre in New York City on Saturday 24 January 1913. The plays featured articulate the arguments of the Suffrage Movement through a variety of styles, both comic and serious, and perfectly illustrate the use of drama as a medium for social change and entertainment. Together with illustrations and an introduction charting the history of the Actresses Franchise League and exploring the context and provenance of the plays, this is an excellent resource for both study and performance.

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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays: Taking the Stage

Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-09-10
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 1350083003
Rating: 4.3/5 (3 downloads)

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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays: Taking the Stage features a wide variety of short pieces and one-act plays written by female and male suffragist writers between 1908-1914. Spanning different styles and genres they explore many issues that interested feminist and suffragist campaigners such as: the value of women's work, domestic and economic inequality, visibility in public space, direct action and its consequences, sexual double standards, and the influence of the media on public opinion. Edited and introduced by Dr Naomi Paxton, the anthology is brimming with in-depth knowledge, photographs and contextual information of the period making for an informative and inspirational volume that's perfect for both performance and study.

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The Plays of the San Francisco Mime Troupe 2000 - 2016

Publsiher: The San Francisco Mime Troupe
Total Pages: 1469
Release: 2018-06-16
Genre: Performing Arts
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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The never silent, hilariously thought-provoking,Tony and OBIE award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe, in celebration of our 60 years of revolutionary theatre has put together an anthology of our scripts from 2000 - 2016. From the War on Terror to the War on Drugs, from genetically modified foods to financially modified democracy, from corporate personhood to Occupy to Trump - the Troupe has dealt with the issues of the day with our particular brand of outrageous, hard-hitting political musical comedies, tragedies, farces, and melodramas. Speaking truth to power, giving voice to the voiceless, comforting the afflicted, afflicting the comfortable, this collection of scripts is being provided - including introductions to the plays, photos, fan quotes, and artists biographies - at price every fan, supporter, student, historian, and comrade of the Troupe can afford… FREE!