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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Contents Plays for One Man and One Woman ALL IN A DAY''S WORK, M. Lynda Robinson AMERICAN FLAG, Sylvia Reed ARMS, Bekah Brunstetter CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, Ross Maxwell EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, Shannon Murdoch FALLOUT, Sheldon W. Senek HEARTBREAKER, Michael Golamco PIE AND THE SKY, Vanessa David PRIZE INSIDE, Peter Hanrahan THE REMOTE, Mark Harvey Levine RIGHT SENSATION, Rich Orloff A RUSH OF WINGS, Mrinalini Kanath SOMETIMES ROMEO IS SAD, Suzanne Bradbeer SUPERHERO, Mark Harvey Levine Plays for Two Men BE THE HUNTER, Tom Coash THE BOX, Dan Aibel BRUSHSTROKE, John Shanahan CAVE KREWE, Kara Lee Corthron COCKTAIL CONVERSATION, Andrew Biss NORMAL, Jami Brandli THE STREAK, Gary Richards Plays for Two Women THE DRESS REHEARSAL, Marisa Smith HANGING ON, Claudia Haas MY BOYFRIEND''S WIFE, Barbara Lindsay THE PLOT, Mark Troy PRIZED BEGONIAS, Bara Swain PUMPKIN PATCH, Patrick Gabridge STOP, RAIN, Patrick Gabridge THE THERAPEUTIC HOUR, Guy Fredrick Glass THE VAN BUREN CLOAK ROOM, Adam Kraar Foreword The ten-minute play as an accepted dramatic form is a fairly recent development. Some would say that it''s popularity is a result of our diminished attention spans, which may be partially true; but here''s how the genre came to be. For several years, Actors Theatre of Louisville, under the leadership of Jon Jory, commissioned playwrights to write plays of short duration for performance by its apprentice company. This was a way for the theater to do something to help playwrights, but also it was a way to develop relationships with them, many of which bore fruit over the years as these writers went on to have full-length plays staged in Actors Theater''s famed Humana Festival. Over the years, Actors Theatre built up quite a library of these short plays, all of them in manuscript. An editor for the playpublisher Samuel French got the idea that maybe other theaters, actors, and students might be interested in these plays if they were made available to them. He managed to swing a deal for French to publish an anthology of Actors Theatre''s best short plays, which they were now calling "ten-minute plays." This anthology was so successful that French has now published six such volumes, and most of the other publishers have followed suit, including Smith and Kraus, as its annual ten-minute play anthologies will attest. Bills of ten-minute plays are now produced regularly - all over the world.There are some who feel that the ten-minute play ought to be an opportunity for playwrights to experiment - with language, with form, with character, with subject matter. "The best" ten-minute plays are therefore the ones that depart the most from conventional drama. For the purposes of this series, here is how I define "best":that which is most useful to people who will buy this book and produce these plays. Some actors and directors prefer straightforward realism; whereas others go for more abstract, experimental plays. I don''t carry a torch for any one style, so I have tried to include in this book examples of realism and, shall we say, "non-realism." I hope you will find herein more than one play that rings your bell. They all rang mine. Most of the plays in this book are by exciting up-and-comers, such as Bara Swain, Andrew Biss, Michael Golamco, Vanessa David and John Shanahan.Should you find a play (or plays) in this book that you want to produce, you will find information in the back on who to contact for performance rights. After seven years of doing these books for Smith and Kraus, I have decided to step aside and have turned over the reins to my old pal Lawrence Harbison, who knows as much about the theater and its plays and playwrights as anyone I know. It has been a very rewarding and very challenging task editing these anthologies; but now it is time to hang up my red pencil. I am retiring to Myrtle Beach, there to become one of those geezers who stands. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: These terrific and richly varied collections of plays were either produced during the 2007 theatrical season or written expressly for these volumes. Some are by well-known playwrights, but most are from "new voices" in the theater. Also, most of these plays feature characters who are 35 or younger, which we know will appeal to both acting students looking for plays to work on in class and young actors looking for plays to do in showcases.
Plays for One Man and One Woman

ALL IN A DAY'S WORK, M. Lynda Robinson

AMERICAN FLAG, Sylvia Reed

ARMS, Bekah Brunstetter

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, Ross Maxwell

EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, Shannon Murdoch

FALLOUT, Sheldon W. Senek

HEARTBREAKER, Michael Golamco

PIE AND THE SKY, Vanessa David

PRIZE INSIDE, Peter Hanrahan

THE REMOTE, Mark Harvey Levine

RIGHT SENSATION, Rich Orloff

A RUSH OF WINGS, Mrinalini Kanath

SOMETIMES ROMEO IS SAD, Suzanne Bradbeer

SUPERHERO, Mark Harvey Levine
Plays for Two Men

BE THE HUNTER, Tom Coash

THE BOX, Dan Aibel

BRUSHSTROKE, John Shanahan

CAVE KREWE, Kara Lee Corthron

COCKTAIL CONVERSATION, Andrew Biss

NORMAL, Jami Brandli

THE STREAK, Gary Richards
Plays for Two Women

THE DRESS REHEARSAL, Marisa Smith

HANGING ON, Claudia Haas

MY BOYFRIEND'S WIFE, Barbara Lindsay

THE PLOT, Mark Troy

PRIZED BEGONIAS, Bara Swain

PUMPKIN PATCH, Patrick Gabridge

STOP, RAIN, Patrick Gabridge

THE THERAPEUTIC HOUR, Guy Fredrick Glass

THE VAN BUREN CLOAK ROOM, Adam Kraar

About the Author: For over thirty years LAWRENCE HARBISON was in charge of new play acquisition for Samuel French, Inc., during which time he was responsible for the first publication of such luminaries as Jane Martin, Don Nigro, Tina Howe, Theresa Rebeck, José Rivera, William Mastrosimone, Charles Fuller, and Ken Ludwig, among many others; and the acquisition of musicals such as Smoke on the Mountain, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Little Shop of Horrors and Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down. He is currently Senior Editor for Smith & Kraus, Inc., the nation's largest theatrical trade publisher, for whom he edits annual anthologies of best plays by new playwrights, best ten-minute plays, best monologues for men and for women and best stage scenes. For many years he wrote a weekly column on his adventures in the theater for two Manhattan Newspapers, the Chelsea Clinton News and The Westsider. He has also served as literary manager or literary consultant for several theatres, such as Urban Stages and American Jewish Theatre. He is a member of the NYC press corps and is an Outer Critics Circle member. He has served many times over the years as a judge and commentator for various national play contests and lectures regularly at colleges and universities.

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