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(Applause Acting Series). While contemporary American culture may be fixated on youthful sex appeal, the truth is that the most complex and interesting characters in dramatic literature have been (and still are) those over 40 years old. Whether it's James and Mary Tyrone in Long Day's Journey into Night or Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman or Polly Wyeth and her sister Silda in Other Desert Cities , the richest characters are those over 40, whose wealth of experience often helps little when it comes to making the difficult decisions. This volume will mine the deep and fertile vein of world drama (with an emphasis on lesser-known contemporary work) as it relates to scenes for mature actors. The result is certain to be a surprising and enriching one for both the dedicated professional and the inquisitive amateur.
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Book Description Hal Leonard Corporation, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This foray into the deeply serious and deeply funny (sometimes at the same time) world of life after 40 focuses primarily on scenes that depict the struggles of contemporary characters to come to terms with disappointment and obsolescence or to redeem their lives from the mistakes or miscalculations of their youth. It draws heavily on American classics like Long Day's Journey into Night, Death of a Salesman, The Price, Glengarry Glen Ross, Fences, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, as well as more recent classics-in-the-making like August: Osage County, Good People, and God of Carnage. There is also ample representation from British playwrights like Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Simon Gray, and Peter Nichols, whose work also explores this territory of growing older in a society obsessed by youth and novelty. Seller Inventory # BTE9781480360204
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