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Venus
Venus
by Suzan-Lori Parks
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Using the metaphor of a carnival freak-show, Suzan-Lori Parks finds poetry and comedy, as well as drama and meaning, in one of the most embarrassing episodes in our collective history: the life of the Venus Hottentot, a South African woman who, due in... (read more)

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The Substance of Fire and Other Plays
The Substance of Fire and Other Plays
by Jon Robin Baitz
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"Marked by the aching articulation, scathing wit and deep convictions of a mature artist with a complete vision."--Frank Rich, The New York Times¶"If Arthur Miller had married Noel Coward, their son would have been Robbie Baitz." --Andr&... (read more)

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American Melodrama (83 Edition)
American Melodrama (83 Edition)
by Daniel Gerould
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These plays show a fascinating side of the American melodramatic imagination as it was nurtured in the social world of the nineteenth century, and later grew to be a dominant genre in the theatre, film, and television of today. Includes: The Poor of New... (read more)

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27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and Other One-Act Plays
27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and Other One-Act Plays
by Tennessee Williams
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They are full of the perception of life as it is, and the passion for life as it ought to be, which have made The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire classics of the American theater. Only one of these plays (The Purification) is written in... (read more)

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Three Tall Women (Plume Drama)
Three Tall Women (Plume Drama)
by Edward Albee
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Earning a Pulitzer and three Best Play awards for 1994, Edward Albee has, in Three Tall Women, created a masterwork of modern theater. As an imperious, acerbic old woman lies dying, she is tended by two other women and visited by a young man. Albee's... (read more)

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The Hungry Woman: The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea "And Heart of the Earth: A Popul Vuh Story
The Hungry Woman: The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea "And Heart of the Earth: A Popul Vuh Story
by Cherrie Moraga
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Drama. Chicano/a Studies. Queer Studies. THE HUNGRY WOMAN contains two plays by internationally recognized playwright Cherrie L. Moraga: THE HUNGRY WOMAN: A MEXICAN MEDEA and HEART OF THE EARTH: A POPUL VUH STORY. Both plays express Moraga's deep... (read more)

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End Days (09 Edition)
End Days (09 Edition)
by Deborah Zoe Laufer
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3m, 2f / Comedy / Interior End Days received the 2008 American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg citation. Sixteen year old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn't changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close... (read more)

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Lost in Yonkers (Plume Drama)
Lost in Yonkers (Plume Drama)
by Neil Simon
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Neil Simon’s inimitable play about the trials and tribulations that test family ties – winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama What happens to children in the absence of love? That is the question that lies at the heart of this funny and... (read more)

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Death of a Salesman, Text and Criticism (67 Edition)
Death of a Salesman, Text and Criticism (67 Edition)
by Arthur Miller
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Willy Loman, the protagonist of Death of a Salesman, has spent his life following the American way, living out his belief in salesmanship as a way to reinvent himself. But somehow the riches and respect he covets have eluded him. At age 63, he searches... (read more)

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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: A Play
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: A Play
by Stephen Adl Guirgis
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From one of our most admired playwrights, “an ambitious, complicated and often laugh-out-loud religious debate” (Toby Zinman, The Philadelphia Inquirer) Set in a time-bending, seriocomically imagined world between Heaven and Hell, The Last... (read more)

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All My Sons : a Drama in Three Acts (00 Edition)
All My Sons : a Drama in Three Acts (00 Edition)
by Arthur Miller
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Joe Keller and Steve Deever, partners in a machine shop during World War II, turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went back to business, making himself... (read more)

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Crucible : Text and Critical (71 Edition)
Crucible : Text and Critical (71 Edition)
by Arthur Miller
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"I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-... (read more)

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Three Plays by Mae West: Sex, the Drag and Pleasure Man
Three Plays by Mae West: Sex, the Drag and Pleasure Man
by Mae West
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Mae West, wise-cracking vaudeville performer, was one of the most controversial figures of her era. Rarely, however, do people think of Mae West as a writer. In Three Plays By Mae West, Lillian Schlissel brings this underexplored part of West's career to... (read more)

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House Arrest and Piano: Two Plays
House Arrest and Piano: Two Plays
by Anna Deavere Smith
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From the award-winning actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, two teeming, pungent cross-sections of the American experience. In the provocative and at times bitterly funny play House Arrest, Smith examines the relationships between a succession of... (read more)

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A Master Builder
A Master Builder
by Henrik Ibsen
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Internationally renowned actor-playwright adapts Henrik Ibsen's Master Builder. "Shawn's plays are everything you dream of theatre being—really smart, stimulating, unsettling, hilarious, and truthful. The quality of his writing places Shawn in the... (read more)

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Blu (11 Edition)
Blu (11 Edition)
by Grise Virginia
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Memory, history, and culture collide with the starlit rooftop dreams of a myth-inspired character as Soledad and her partner, Hailstorm, redefine family on their own terms after the death of their eldest son in Iraq. blu, steeped in poetic realism and... (read more)

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Last Seen Entering the Biltmore: Plays, Short Fiction, Poems 1975-2010 (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)
Last Seen Entering the Biltmore: Plays, Short Fiction, Poems 1975-2010 (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents)
by Gary Indiana
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andlt;Pandgt;Before publishing his celebrated first novel, Horse Crazy, in 1987, Gary Indiana wrote and directed twelve plays for an informal company whose performers included the painter Bill Rice, composer Evan Lurie, the poet George-Therese Dickenson,... (read more)

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Play
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: A Play
by August Wilson
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The time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the... (read more)

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Doubt: A Parable
Doubt: A Parable
by John Patric Shanley
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Now a major motion picture! Starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley from his Pulitzer Prize–winning play. “The best new play of the season. That rarity of rarities, an issue... (read more)

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View From the Bridge (60 Edition)
View From the Bridge (60 Edition)
by Arthur Miller
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America's greatest playwright weaves "a vivid, crackling, idiomatic psychosexual horror tale." —Frank Rich, The New York Times In A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller explores the intersection between one man's self-delusion and the brutal... (read more)

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