The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues

The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues
New Monologues Created During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by The 24 Hour Plays

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-06-25
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1350187569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Contemporary Physics Plays

Contemporary Physics Plays
Making Time to Know Responsibility

by Jenni G. Halpin

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-04-12
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 3319751484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Three Shrew Plays

Three Shrew Plays
Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew; with The Anonymous The Taming of a Shrew, and Fletcher's The Tamer Tamed

by Barry Gaines,Margaret Maurer

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2010-03-15
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 1603843019
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Arden Plays: 1

Arden Plays: 1
Waters of Babylon; When is a Door...; Live Like Pigs; Serjeant Musgrave's Dance; The Happy Haven

by John Arden

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2014-07-11
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1408148994
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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'.

New Voices Playwrights Annual Anthology of Short Plays 2017

New Voices Playwrights Annual Anthology of Short Plays 2017
A Book

by John Bolen

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1387207334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reckless and Other Plays

Reckless and Other Plays
A Book

by Craig Lucas

  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Release : 2014-10-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 155936811X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new edition featuring "Blue Window" and "Stranger."

The Plays of William Godwin

The Plays of William Godwin
A Book

by David O'Shaughnessy

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-06-16
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1315476231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Bond Plays: 8

Bond Plays: 8
Born; People; Chair; Existence; The Under Room

by Edward Bond

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-10-28
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1408141442
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Medea and Other Plays

Medea and Other Plays
A Book

by Euripides

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2008-11-13
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 0192656015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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`the most tragic of the poets' Aristotle Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. In the ethically shocking Medea, the first known child-killing mother in Greek myth to perform the deed in cold blood manipulates her world in order to wreak vengeance on her treacherous husband. Hippolytus sees Phaedra's confession of her passion for her stepson herald disaster, while Electra's heroine helps her brother murder their mother in an act that mingles justice and sin. Lastly, lighter in tone, the satyr drama, Helen, is an exploration of the impossibility of certitude as brilliantly paradoxical as the three famous tragedies. This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift for narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays

The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays
How the Vote Was Won, Lady Geraldine’s Speech, Pot and Kettle, Miss Appleyard’s Awakening, Her Vote, The Mother’s Meeting, The Anti-Suffragist or The Other Side, Tradition

by Cicely Hamilton,Christopher St John,Beatrice Harraden,Evelyn Glover,H.V. Esmond,H.M. Paull,Harlow Phibbs,George Middleton

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-01-31
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1408176599
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

William Wycherley [Four Plays]

William Wycherley [Four Plays]
A Book

by William Wycherley

  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2019-11-19
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"William Wycherley [Four Plays]" by William Wycherley. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Plays of the San Francisco Mime Troupe 2000 - 2016

The Plays of the San Francisco Mime Troupe 2000 - 2016
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : The San Francisco Mime Troupe
  • Release : 2018-06-16
  • Pages : 1469
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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!

The Family Question and Other Plays

The Family Question and Other Plays
A Book

by Dickson M. Mwansa

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1493141236
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection contains nine most important works written and performed between 1973 and 1989. Three of the plays won first positions in national drama competitions (The Cell, the Family Question, and the Headmaster and the Rascals). Subsequently, the Family Question was performed in Detroit and published in Chicago by Bedford publishers. the Cell has been reviewed in various journals and books, Father Kalo commissioned by the Ministry of Health and John Hopkins School of Medicine was a campaign play against the spread of HIV and AIDS. Themes that preoccupy the author include alienation for returnees from the diaspora in Europe and the USA, power and its corrupting influences, ethnicity and with its offshoots of overdependence and nepotism, and intricate relationship encompassing HIV/AIDS, love and marriage. They are multilayered plays variously classified as tragic comedies, allegories, satires, characterised by high sense of humour.

The Plays of Sophocles

The Plays of Sophocles
A Book

by A. F. Garvie

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-10-06
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1474233368
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Gail Louw: Plays Three

Gail Louw: Plays Three
The Ice Cream Boys; Being Brahms; A Life Twice Given; Killing Faith

by Gail Louw

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-10-03
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1786829606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A third collection of plays by South African writer, Gail Louw. Includes the plays The Ice Cream Boys, Being Brahms, A Life Twice Given, and Killing Faith.

The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: Two gentlemen of Verona. Comedy of errors. Love's labour's lost

The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: Two gentlemen of Verona. Comedy of errors. Love's labour's lost
A Book

by William Shakespeare,Edmond Malone

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1821
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plays

Plays
The Drama Magazine for Young People

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1941
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Plays of William Shakespeare

The Plays of William Shakespeare
Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copy Left by the Late George Steevens, Esq. ; with Glossarial Notes

by William Shakespeare

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1803
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays: Taking the Stage

The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays: Taking the Stage
Might is Right; Free Woman to Free Man; A Woman's Influence; Press Cuttings; Woman This and Women That; The Twelve Pound Look; For One Night Only; Her Will; Su L'Pave; Which; 10 Clowning Street; Anti Suffrage Waxworks

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-10
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1350083003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Plays of George Colman the Younger

The Plays of George Colman the Younger
Volume 1

by George Colman

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-07-05
  • Pages : 634
  • ISBN : 0429602928
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Originally composed and published in 1981, this second book makes up two volumes of the plays of George Colman the Younger. Versatile, industrious, talented, Goerge Colman the Younger (1762-1836) followed Sheridan as England's most popular playwright. He wrote not only monologues, farces, pantomimes, comic operas, and straight comedies, but also hybrid three-act anticipations of melodrama.