25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer

On Order

$16.25
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Drama- American Anthology

Plays Volume 1

by

Plays Volume 1 Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This volume collects for the first time the work of one of America’s most important, vital and original young voices. Turning the American family drama firmly on its head, "Maxwell strips more layers of explanation from the Freudian family romance, shining light on the humiliation and fury usually reasoned out of sight by psychologizing playwrights. Few characters in contemporary drama are as exposed as Maxwell’s."—Marc Robinson, Village Voice

"Imagine if you took a giant hatpin and stuck it into Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky. Once all the hot air had leaked out of that melodrama about a working-class underdog who wins fame, fortune and love in the boxing ring, you might find something very much like Richard Maxwell’s Boxing 2000. By taking a conventional formula and draining it of all its humid sentimentality and synthetic adrenaline, Mr. Maxwell discovers something new and unexpected. Boxing 2000 is a real knockout: a play that not only challenges theatrical clichés, but your ideas about theatre itself."—Wall Street Journal

""It’s a sensation that’s felt all too rarely these days. Watching Mr. Maxwell’s work makes you think of what it must have been like to stumble upon the baffling but seductive creations of a young Sam Shepard in the early 1960’s in the East Village."—, New York Times

This first volume collects nine of Maxwell’s early works: Boxing 2000, Caveman, House (1999 OBIE Award winner), Showy Lady Slipper and others.

Richard Maxwell is a writer, director and songwriter. He began his acting career with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, where he helped found the Cook County Theater Department, which challenged the principles of traditional acting training. He is artistic director of New York City Players. His plays have been performed in the U.S. at Soho Rep, The Kitchen, P.S. 122, HERE, the Williamstown Theater Festival, Walker Arts Center and the Wexner Center for the Arts; and in Paris, Berlin, Dublin, Brussels, Amsterdam and Vienna.

Synopsis:

A genuinely original new talent. --Ben Brantley, New York Times

Synopsis:

This first volume collects nine of Maxwell's early works: Boxing 2000, Caveman, House (1999 OBIE Award winner), Showy Lady Slipper and others.

About the Author

Richard Maxwell is a writer, director and songwriter. He began his acting career with Chicagos Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He is artistic director of New York City Players in New York City. His plays have been performed in the U.S. at Soho Rep, The Kitchen, P.S. 122, HERE and The Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio; and in Paris, Brussels and Vienna.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559362283
Author:
Maxwell, Richard
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 in 12 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » American Anthology
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » General
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Plays
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Production » General

Plays Volume 1 New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.25 Backorder
Product details 340 pages Theatre Communications Group - English 9781559362283 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A genuinely original new talent. --Ben Brantley, New York Times
"Synopsis" by , This first volume collects nine of Maxwell's early works: Boxing 2000, Caveman, House (1999 OBIE Award winner), Showy Lady Slipper and others.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.