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The Best American Short Plays (Best American Short Plays)

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Publisher Comments:

In the latest edition of the 60-year-old series, editor Mark Glubke presents a group of fresh voiced, cutting-edge plays for the new millennium, including Sheri Wilner's poignant Relative Strangers, Gary Sunshine's lyrical Al Takes a Bride, and Laurence Klavan's darkly humorous The Summer Sublet. The plays in this volume are sure to inspire, challenge, and entertain.

Synopsis:

For over 60 years, The Best American Short Plays series has set the standard for excellence in one-act plays. In this latest edition, we are pleased to present a group of fresh-voiced, cutting-edge plays for the new millenium. Among the twelve plays included are Sheri Wilner's poignant Relative Strangers, which chronicles a young woman's yearning for the mother she never knew; Gary Sunshine's lyrical Al Takes a Bride, in which two young southern women fantasize about marrying each other; Rosemary Moore's The Pain of Pink Evenings, which charts the emotional terrain of a grieving young widow; Brian Silberman's Walkin' Backwards, in which an outcast teenage boy runs away from home on the day of his mother's funeral; and Laurence Klavan's darkly humorous The Summer Sublet, which probes an unexpected affair between a young man and his landlord. From 19th century Memphis to present-day Washington DC, from sexual politics to coming of age, the plays in this volume are sure to inspire, challenge and entertain.

Table of Contents

Poodle with guitar and dark glasses / Liz Duffy Adams — I will go ... I will go ... / Glen Berger — The siren song of Stephen Jay Gould / Benjamin Bettenbender — West of stupid / Cusi Cram — The summer sublet / Laurence Klavan — World without memory / Seth Kramer — The pain of pink evenings / Rosemary Moore — What he sent (photos from Brooklyn) / Julie Marie Myatt — Train story / Adam Rapp — Walkin' backward / Brian Silberman — Al takes a bride / Gary Sunshine — Relative strangers / Sheri Wilner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557834805
Editor:
Young, Glenn
Editor:
Glubke, Mark
Editor:
Young, Glenn
Editor:
Glubke, Mark
Author:
Young, Glenn
Publisher:
Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Appreciation
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
American drama
Subject:
One-act plays
Subject:
One-act plays, American
Subject:
American drama -- 20th century.
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Description:
2000-2001 Hardcover
Series:
Best American short plays series
Series Volume:
107-6
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.56x5.98x.86 in. 1.11 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers - English 9781557834805 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For over 60 years, The Best American Short Plays series has set the standard for excellence in one-act plays. In this latest edition, we are pleased to present a group of fresh-voiced, cutting-edge plays for the new millenium. Among the twelve plays included are Sheri Wilner's poignant Relative Strangers, which chronicles a young woman's yearning for the mother she never knew; Gary Sunshine's lyrical Al Takes a Bride, in which two young southern women fantasize about marrying each other; Rosemary Moore's The Pain of Pink Evenings, which charts the emotional terrain of a grieving young widow; Brian Silberman's Walkin' Backwards, in which an outcast teenage boy runs away from home on the day of his mother's funeral; and Laurence Klavan's darkly humorous The Summer Sublet, which probes an unexpected affair between a young man and his landlord. From 19th century Memphis to present-day Washington DC, from sexual politics to coming of age, the plays in this volume are sure to inspire, challenge and entertain.
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