Film & Drama - Plays - Anthologies


  • The "Lost" Sam Spade Scripts

    By Martin Grams

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593934538
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: June 2009
  • (A)pollonia: Twenty-First Century Polish Drama and Texts for the Stage

    By Krystyna Duniec

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780857421784
    • Publisher: Seagull Books
    • Published: April 2014
    Questioning the ethics of historical narratives and the construction of national identities, this anthology of Polish plays explores the trauma of war, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, and reappraisals of the post-communist reality in Poland. The eleven selected pieces dive deep into complex subjects such as Poland’s loss since the Holocaust, its difficult postwar relations with Germany, the social metamorphoses since the political upheaval of 1989, and the needs of Polish families and youth since the nation’s transition to free-market economy. Krzysztof Warlikowski’s acclaimed production, (A)pollonia, which calls upon excerpts from Greek tragedies, novels by Jonathan Littell and J. M. Coetzee, and reportage by Hanna Krall, provides the title for the anthology as it encapsulates the key subjects, conflicts, and dilemmas prominent in the Polish theater of the last decade. The texts are wonderfully accompanied by thirty-five black and white photographs of performances, along with a DVD showcasing select scenes from the original Polish productions. The introduction provides the historical and political framework for the collected texts, and the foreword explains the scope of the international collaboration that produced the exceptional translations in this volume.
  • 222 Comedy Monlogues 2 Minutes and Under (The Ultimate Audition Book Volume 4)

    By Irene Ziegler Aston

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781575254203
    • Publisher: Smith and Kraus
    • Published: 2005
    The Hottest Collection of Comedy Monologues Available! If you've ever searched for a good comic monologue-whether for a professional audition, a class, or a competition-you know how frustrating the hunt can be. We've combed over some of the world's best comic writing to bring you 222 Comic Monologues: Two Minutes and Under. It's all funny stuff here: classic and contemporary works; roles for men and women ages 7 to 100; entertaining voices from writers as varied as Christopher Durang and Langston Hughes, orothy Parker and Steve Martin, Margaret Cho and Molière. You'll find shades of comedy from light to dark: situational humor, word play, absurdity, and surrealism. These monologues are alternately romantic, silly, militant, downright zany-first-rate character work by both new and established comic writers.
  • 225 Plays: By The New York Neo-Futurists from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

    By The New Neo-Futurists York

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780981564319
    • Publisher: Hope and Nonthings
    • Published: August 2011
    TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND, created by Greg Allen, debuted in Chicago in December, 1988, and has been playing to sold-out houses ever since. The show presents 30 plays in 60 minutes, 50 weeks a year. The ensemble of writer-performers generated between 2 and 12 new plays each week, as dictated by a roll of the dice. In 2004, a New York ensemble was established and the show has been running since. The 225 plays in this volume, collected from more than 1,300 the New York Company has generated since 2004, reflect the diversity of 35 current and past ensemble members. The material runs the gamut of style, tone, and topic: musical, confession, agit-prop, poetic gesture, physical comedy, puppet theater, audience interrogation, folk song, sex joke, and many more. Index by Author. 388p.
  • 3 Contemporary Brazilian Plays (Portuguese Edition)

    By Plinio Marcos

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780924047305
    • Publisher: Host Publications
    • Published: March 2006
    Editors’ Choice —The Drama Review Plínio Marcos’ Two Lost in the Filthy Night shows language as the only possesion of two paupers living in claustrophobic conditions. The rapid and vigorous dialogue lashes out, enclosing the reader in a brutal game. Leilah Assumpção, in Moist Lips, Quiet Passion, dramatizes the sexual life of a couple trying to achieve their Big Orgasm. They remember their frustrating games by the dates of the military coups. Existence is possible only through games. In Walking Papers by Consuelo de Castro, a man and a woman interact in fragmented situations bordering on insanity. There is no reference to socio-political events, but the obssessive language and the exacerbating rituals of the claustrophobic relationship projects the shadow of the repressive system. Miriam Balboa Echeverria Department of Spanish Texas State University 3 Contemporary Brazilian Plays gives us translations of major works in the development of drama from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. Anyone interested in the dramatization of social and existential themes in Latin America should read these plays. K. D. Jackson Department of Portuguese, Yale University Plinio Marcos, who spews out a souped-up, blasphemous Lower Depths atmosphere, creates an unmistakable authenticity that only an intimate familiarity with Skid Row could certify. Leilah Assumpção and Consuelo De Castro write latter-day Marx Brothers-spun Theatre of Cruelty sending the reader into a heady tailspin of depraved sexual gamesmanship. All three scabrous, savory works in this volume are two-character plays that are eminently stageable.David Paul Willinger Department of Theatre and Speech City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY Here we have three of Brazil’s most dexterous and resourceful theater craftsmen. Each is gravely concerned with the human condition, and each has the capacity to illuminate that condition in a sensitive and compelling manner. The translations are effective, the themes are of our time and place and the volume is most worthy for reader and producer alike.Gordon Peacock Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Professor Emeritus in Drama University of Texas at Austin
  • 5-Minute Plays

    By Lawrence Harbison

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781495069246
    • Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
    • Published: March 2017
  • 50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, in Four Volumes

    By Clive Barnes

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299721494
    • Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.
    • Published: 1969
  • 50 Fabulous New Classical Monologues for Women

    By Freyda Thomas

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780573662737
    • Publisher: SAMUEL FRENCH
    • Published: October 2008
  • Act One '95: The Complete Plays

    By Marisa Smith

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781880399972
    • Publisher: Smith and Kraus
    • Published: January 1996
    Gathers fifteen plays by Edward Allan Baker, Richard Caliban, Vincent Canby, Keith Huff, Cassandra Medley, Frank Pugliese, Carole Real, Peter Spiro, and Stuart Spencer
  • Action: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Theater Festival

    By Miguel Algarin

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684826110
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: October 1997
  • The Actor's Book of Gay and Lesbian Plays

    By Eric Lane

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140245523
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 1995
    17 exciting plays by Steven Dietz, The Five Lesbian Brothers, Craig Lucas, Susan Miller, Cherrie Moraga, Joe Pintauro, Paulo Vogel, and others.
  • Adaptations of Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology of Plays from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

    By Daniel Fischlin

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415198943
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: June 2000
    Shakespeares plays have been adapted or rewritten in various, often surprising, ways since the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking anthology brings together twelve theatrical adaptations of Shakespeares work from around the world and across the centuries. The plays includeThe Woman's Prize or the Tamer Tamed John FletcherThe History of King Lear Nahum TateKing Stephen: A Fragment of a Tragedy John KeatsThe Public (El P(blico) Federico Garcia LorcaThe Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Bertolt BrechtuMabatha Welcome MsomiMeasure for Measure Charles MarowitzHamletmachine Heiner MüllerLears Daughters The Womens Theatre Group & Elaine FeinsteinDesdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief Paula VogelThis Islands Mine Philip OsmentHarlem Duet Djanet SearsEach play is introduced by a concise, informative introduction with suggestions for further reading. The collection is prefaced by a detailed General Introduction, which offers an invaluable examination of issues related to
  • American Drama 1945-2000

    By David Krasner

    Our Price: $127.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781405120869
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
    • Published: August 2006
    Krasner (theatre, Yale U.) chronologically evaluates the dominant themes of American drama in the second half of the 20th century and, to a lesser extent, explores the innovations of dramaturgical strategy pioneered by American playwrights in the period. His conceptual framework looks in turn at plays in which characters desire to belong to the mainstream (1945-1959), dramas that rebel against mainstream norms (1960-1975), plays with characters who rage (1976-1989), and plays that emphasize the body (1990-2000). Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • American Melodrama

    By Daniel C. Gerould

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780933826212
    • Publisher: Performing Arts Journal Publications
    • Published: July 2001
    Includes 'The Poor of New York' by Dion Boucicault; 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' by George Aiken and Harriet Beecher Stowe; 'Under the Gaslight' by Augustin Daly; 'The Girl of the Golden West' by David Belasco.
  • American Plays of the New Woman: Six Plays from the Early Twentieth Century About the 'Proper' Role of Women

    By Keith Newlin

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566632997
    • Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC
    • Published: March 2000
    These six plays nicely illustrate the battle of the sexes in the early twentieth century over such issues as the double standard, the advent of the New Woman and turn-of-the-century feminism, and the clash between a woman's career and conventional marriage.