2008

2008

The Best 10-minute Plays for Three or More Actors

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Presents a collection of ten-minute plays taken from a variety of theaters across the United States.

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& Kraus Pub Inc

The hottest collection of 10-minute plays by American playwrights for 2009, The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2008 for 3 or More Actors is part of the essential 2-book set for producers looking for high-quality plays and professors who need relevant and engaging material for their class work. Lawrence Harbison has assembled the most compelling comedies, dramas, fantasies, and mysteries of the year a chronicle of what this year's playwrights had to say about the world around them.Plays for Two Men and One Woman The Adventures of . . . by Kathleen Warnock Antarctica by George Freek How to Survive in Corporate America (A Manual in Eight Steps) by Ian August In the Trap by Carl L. Williams Moon Man by Jami Brandli October People by Mark Lambeck The Other Shoe by Lisa Soland The Perfect Red by Paola Soto Hornbuckle Squalor by Gina Gionfriddo Three Turkeys Waiting for Corncobs by Don Nigro To Darfur by Erik Christian Hanson Whatever Happened to Finger Painting, Animal Crackers, and Afternoon Naps? by Nora Chau Plays for One Man and Two Women The Answer by Vanessa David Do-Overs by Larry Hamm Gloom, Doom, and Soul-Crushing Misery by Robin Rice Lichtig The Growth by Chris Shaw Swanson Measuring Matthew by Patrick Gabridge Night Terrors by Wendy MacLeod Zachary Zwillinger Eats People by Lauren D. Yee Plays for Three Women The Baby War by Laura Cotton Sexual Perversity in Connecticut by Mike Folie Sister Snell by Mark Troy Plays for Three Men Current Season by Vanessa David The Title Fight by Ian August Plays for Two Men and Two Women Intervention by Mark Lambeck Plays for Three Men and One Woman Guys, Only Guys! by Jerome Parisse Plays for Two Men and Three Women The Birthday Knife by Jerome Parisse Plays for Three Men and Three Women Cabfare for the Common Man by Mark Harvey Levine Plays for Four Men and One Woman A Case of Anxiety by Mark Harvey Levine Fear of Spheres by Lisa Loomer
This year, Smith and Kraus has combined its two annual ten-minute play books into this one volume, divided into three sections: Plays for Two Actors, Plays for Three or Four Actors, and Plays for Five or Six Actors. Now, you can get the best ten-minute plays produced during the 2008–2009 theatrical season all in one book! In this volume you will find fifty-one ten-minute plays. All have been produced successfully. Some have even won awards. These plays are written in a wide variety of styles. Some are realistic, some are not. Some are comic (laughs); some are dramatic (no laughs). I think this form lends itself well to experimentation in style and subject matter. A playwright can have fun with a device that couldn’t be sustained as well in a longer form. Many of these plays employ such devices.There are a few plays in this book by playwrights who are pretty well established (Don Nigro, Jacquelyn Reingold, and Eduardo Machado are three examples); but most are by terrific new writers you never heard of, playwrights destined without a doubt to become far better known when their full-length work gets produced by major theaters. And you read their work first here!

Publisher: Hanover, NH : Smith And Kraus Pub, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Description: vii, 257 p. : 22 cm
ISBN: 9781575257105
1575257106
Branch Call Number: 808.82 Bes
Additional Contributors: Harbison, Lawrence.

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