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Leading Women: Plays for Actresses 2

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Gather any group of actresses, from students to stars, and someone will inevitably ask, "Where are all the great roles for women?" The roles are right here, in this magnificently diverse collection of plays-full-lenghts, one-acts, and monologues--with mainly female casts, which represent the answer to any actress's prayer.

The editors of the groundbreaking anthology Plays for Actresses have once again gathered an abundance of strong female roles in a selection of works by award-winning authors and cutting-edge newer voices, from Wendy Wasserstein and Christopher Durang to Claudia Shear, Eve Ensler, and Margaret Edson. The characters who populate these seven full-length plays, four ten-minute plays, and eleven monologues include a vivid cross-section of female experience: girl gang members, Southern debutantes, pilots, teachers, traffic reporters, and rebel teenagers. From a hilarious take on Medea to a taboo-breaking excerpt from The Vagina Monologues to a moving scene from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit, the plays in Leading Women are complex, funny, tragic, and always original--and a boon for talented actresses everywhere.

Synopsis:

Showcasing several Pulitzer- and Academy Award-winning playwrights, as well as pieces by cutting edge Off-Broadway and regional theater writers, "Leading Women" presents challenging roles for women of all ages, experiences, and ethnic backgrounds.

About the Author

Eric Lane is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker and book editor. Plays include: Times of War, Cater-Waiter and Dancing on Checkers Grave, which starred Jennifer Aniston. His new play Heart of the City has been optioned for off-Broadway. Eric has written and produced two short films: First Breath and Cater-Waiter, which he also directed. Honors include a Writers Guild Award, La MaMa Playwright Award, Berrilla Kerr Award and two-time ONeill Center finalist. He has won fellowships at Yaddo and St. James Cavalier in Malta. With Nina Shengold, he has edited ten contemporary play anthologies for Penguin and Vintage Books, earning them a Lambda Literary Award nomination. Eric is Artistic Director of Orange Thoughts Productions, a not-for-profit theater & film company in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726668
Editor:
Lane, Eric
Editor:
Shengold, Nina
Editor:
Lane, Eric
Editor:
Shengold, Nina
Author:
Eric Lane and Nina Shengold
Author:
Shengold, Nina
Author:
Lane, Eric
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
American
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Acting
Subject:
Monologues
Subject:
American drama
Subject:
Drama-Play Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Original
Series Volume:
10381
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.04x5.18x1.08 in. .98 lbs.

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