The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues

The 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues

New Monologues Created During the Coronavirus Pandemic The 24 Hour Plays. wishing him well. Sarah Delappe is a playwright. Her play The Wolves premiered offBroadway at The Playwrights Realm at The Duke on 42nd Street.

Author: The 24 Hour Plays

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350187566

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Since 1995 The 24 Hour Plays have been responding to theatre in the moment. As the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic brought an end to live theatre in the USA and Europe, the company sprang to work to keep the arts alive. Bringing together some of America's most prolific writers for the stage and screen, this unique and contemporary book of monologues collates the responses in dramatic fashion, making for an anthology of work that is timely, moving, irreverent and at its best, transcendent. Featuring original monologues by writers such as David Lindsay-Abaire, Clare Barron, Hansol Jung, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Christoper Oscar Peña, Jesse Eisenberg and Monique Moses this is a rich collection that can be enjoyed by actors, writers and those looking for creative responses to the global COVID-19 crisis. With over 50 monologues from the first three weeks of the project, edited by Howard Sherman, this is an important collection that documents an unprecedented moment in history whilst also offering practical resource for actors and performers.
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Erkl rendes W rterbuch Zu Shakspeare s Plays F r Deutsche Leser Zur Richtigen Auffassung Des Wortsinnes und Der Vielen Schwierigen Stellen Sowie Der Anspielungen und Wortspiele

Erkl  rendes W  rterbuch Zu Shakspeare s Plays  F  r Deutsche Leser  Zur Richtigen Auffassung Des Wortsinnes und Der Vielen Schwierigen Stellen  Sowie Der Anspielungen und Wortspiele

Play the Jack , f . 6. a . played the Jack with a lantern , in den Sumpf locken , wie ein Jrrlicht . Temp . IV . 1 . He has done little better than played the Jack with us , er hat nichts besseres ge : than , als uns wie ein Jrrlicht in ...

Author: Isaak Markus Jost

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ISBN: ONB:+Z204305901

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Contemporary Physics Plays

Contemporary Physics Plays

The fooling about with time undertaken by these plays restages and reevaluates the decisions undertaken within them, making realizations of the physics of the twentieth century into the context against and within which those decisions ...

Author: Jenni G. Halpin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319751481

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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This book analyzes recent physics plays, arguing that their enaction of concepts from the sciences they discuss alters the nature of the decisions made by the characters, changing the ethical judgements that might be cast on them. Recent physics plays regularly alter the shape of space-time itself, drawing together disparate moments, reversing the flow of time, creating apparent contradictions, and iterating scenes for multiple branches of counterfactual history. With these changes both causality and responsibility shift, variously. The roles of iconic scientists, such as Albert Einstein and Werner Heisenberg, are interrogated for their dramatic value, placing history and dramatic license in tension. Cold War strategies and the limits of espionage highlight the emphatically personal involvement of ordinary individuals. This study is vital reading for those interested in physics plays and the relationship between the sciences and the humanities.
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Three Shrew Plays

Three Shrew Plays

been more frequently acknowledged, often to stress the degree to which The Tamer Tamed exposes the misogyny of Shakespeare's play.10 How scholars frame the relationship of The Tamer Tamed to Shakespeare's Shrew is, like many arguments ...

Author: Barry Gaines

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603843010

Category: Drama

Page: 268

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Unusual among Shakespeare's plays in that it drew theatrical responses from the outset, The Taming of the Shrew continues to inspire adaptations and interpretations that respond to its fascinating, if provocative, representation of a husband's dominance of his wife. This annotated collection of three early modern English plays allows readers to explore the relationship between Shakespeare's Shrew and two closely related plays of the same genre, the earlier of which, the anonymous The Taming of a Shrew (whether inspired by Shakespeare's play or vice-versa), once enjoyed a level of popularity that likely surpassed that of Shakespeare's play. The editors' Introduction brilliantly illuminates points of comparison between the three, their larger themes included, and convincingly argues that Shakespeare's Shrew is seen all the more vividly when the anonymous A Shrew and Fletcher's table-turning The Tamer Tamed are waiting in the wings.
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Coward Plays 4

Coward Plays  4

in the same series (introduced by Sheridan Morley) Coward Collected Plays: One (Hay Fever, The Vortex, Fallen Angels, Easy Virtue) Collected Plays: Two (Private Lives, Bitter-Sweet, The Marquise, Post-Mortem) Collected Plays: Three ...

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408177341

Category: Drama

Page: 512

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Volume Four of Noël Coward's plays contains a selection of Coward's plays from the thirties and forties which includes Blithe Spirit, a comedy that centres around the spirit medium Madame Arcati. The play that mocks sudden death was produced at precisely the moment when bombs were bringing it to Britain "I shall ever be grateful, for the almost psychic gift that enabled me to write Blithe Spirit in five days during one of the darkest years of the war." The play was for years the longest-running comedy in the history of British theatre. Present Laughter follows the life of Garry Essendine, a world-weary, middle-aged projection of the dilettante, debonair persona - self-obsessed and dressing-gowned who struts through the play like an educated peacock. It is a comedy about the 'theatricals' that Noël best knew and loved, and was originally a star vehicle for himself. It is the closest to an autobiographical play that Coward ever wrote. This Happy Breed is a saga of a lower middle-class family; and three shorter pieces fromTonight at 8.30 - is a farce set in the South of France, and serves as an oblique tribute to Frederick Lonsdale; The Astonished Heart is about the decay of a psychiatrist's mind through personal sexual obsession. Red Peppers, which closes the volume, was a cynical tribute to the lost music halls of the First World War.
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Arden Plays 1

Arden Plays  1

Plays: 1. The Waters of Babylon, When is a Door not a Door?, Live Like Pigs, The Happy Haven, Serleant Musgrave's Dance The Waters of Babylon: 'This wild, acidly funny and oddly tragic story of London low-life . . . reveals Arden's ...

Author: John Arden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408148990

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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'The modern English theatre has had its poets and it has had its dramatists but in John Arden it has acquired its first dramatic poet since - well, let's be rash - the days of Shakespeare.' - Sunday Times. The Waters of Babylon: 'This wild, acidly funny and oddly tragic story of London low-life... reveals Arden's tough linguistic freedom and the free-wheeling ease with which he switches from prose to verse and back again' Sunday Times Live Like Pigs: 'Thrilling theatre... a rumbustious delight, outrageously funny, powerfully dramatic and, when you least expect it, genuinely moving... a modern classic' Daily Telegraph The Happy Haven (written with Margaretta D'Arcy): 'This rare and excellent revival perfectly reflects the play's bizarre atmosphere, its potent mixture of farcical prose, rhymed poetry, its marked avoidance of schematic moral codes' Time Out Serjeant Musgrave's Dance: 'A modern classic... a white-hot piece of work... Since its first appearance in 1959, the play has advanced towards us as if in a slow prophetic march' The Times Also included in the volume is When is a Door not a Door?, a one-act 'industrial episode'.
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New Voices Playwrights Annual Anthology of Short Plays 2017

New Voices Playwrights Annual Anthology of Short Plays 2017

Her play, Assumptions, is included in Best American Short Plays 2011-2012, Boulevard of Broken Dreams in Best American Short Plays 2013-2014, and Baggage Game in Best 5-Minute Plays, all published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (Hal ...

Author: John Bolen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387207336

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The Plays of William Godwin

The Plays of William Godwin

This collection is the first modern edition of Godwin's plays. The editorial policy has been to steer a middle course between an authoritative and faithful rendition of the original manuscripts and a fluid reading edition that makes ...

Author: David O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315476230

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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Best known for "Enquiry Concerning Political Justice" (1793) and "Caleb Williams" (1794), William Godwin (1756-1836) is one of the most important figures of the Romantic period. This book offers academics the chance to build a complete picture of Godwin as a writer and political figure.
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Reckless and Other Plays

Reckless and Other Plays

PREFACE EACH OF THESE PLAYS was written in the face of calamity. Two are comedies, one a drama, all three tragic. Reckless came in the midst of sudden deaths of friends and lovers in the early 1980s, a national and personal catastrophe.

Author: Craig Lucas

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559368117

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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A new edition featuring "Blue Window" and "Stranger."
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Bond Plays 8

Bond Plays  8

The young of some animal species play. In fact, their play is training. ... You cannot imagine two tigers in a play in which they pretended to fight over territory. ... We create plays in which we act at the extremes of our behaviour.

Author: Edward Bond

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408141441

Category: Drama

Page: 240

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Edward Bond Plays:8 brings together recent work by the writer of the classic stage plays Saved, Lear, The Pope's Wedding, and Early Morning. The volume comprises five new plays and two prose essays: Two Cups: introductory essay Born: the third play in the Colline Tetralogy (the first two of which appear in Edward Bond Plays:7); premiering at the Avignon Festival in July 2006. People: the fourth play in the Colline Tetralogy Chair: first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2000. Existence: first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2002. The Under Room: first staged by Big Brum in October 2005; 'an intricate puzzle that is compelling in both its intellectual and emotional intensity'5 stars (Guardian) Freedom and Drama: an extended disquisition on the relationship of drama to the self and society in which Bond argues that drama alone can create human meaning.
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Medea and Other Plays

Medea and Other Plays

The plays were expected to befit this audience : insulting Athens at the Dionysia seems to have been a ... were performed over three successive days in groups by three poets : each poet offered three tragedies plus one satyr play .

Author: Euripides

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192656018

Category: Drama

Page: 273

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`the most tragic of the poets' Aristotle Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. In the ethically shocking Medea, the first known child-killing mother in Greek myth to perform the deed in cold blood manipulates her world in order to wreak vengeance on her treacherous husband. Hippolytus sees Phaedra's confession of her passion for her stepson herald disaster, while Electra's heroine helps her brother murder their mother in an act that mingles justice and sin. Lastly, lighter in tone, the satyr drama, Helen, is an exploration of the impossibility of certitude as brilliantly paradoxical as the three famous tragedies. This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift for narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays

The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays

First performed at a matinee for the Woman Suffrage Party held at the Berkeley Theatre in New York City on Saturday, 24 January 1913, it was the third in a series of four short Suffrage plays. Middleton recalled in his memoirs that one ...

Author: Cicely Hamilton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408176597

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays is an anthology of eight exciting pieces written for and by members of the Actresses Franchise League from 1909-13. Immediately playable, they offer strong, varied roles for female casts, while also providing invaluable source material to students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines. Featuring 'How The Vote Was Won' which remains one of the most popular and well known suffrage plays, the volume also includes seven shorter works: 'Lady Geraldine's Speech' (1909), a fantastic, fun piece for actresses. Lady Geraldine hasn't thought through the Suffrage cause and, on a visit to an old school friend meets some charismatic, successful and intelligent women who soon enlighten and encourage her on to the right path! 'Pot and Kettle' (1909), a comic piece in which a young woman returns to her family in great distress having assaulted a suffragette who was sitting near her at a Anti-Suffragist meeting. 'Miss Appleyard's Awakening' about an anti-suffrage campaigner who finds herself in the home of a sympathizer but ends up inadvertently drawing her hostesses' attention to the contradictions in her arguments 'Her Vote' by the actor and playwright Henry Esmond which provides an interesting male viewpoint on the movement, criticizing the young suffragist for wanting to be part of a movement about which she seems to understand little. 'The Anti-Suffragist or The Other Side', a charming, clever monologue about a sheltered young woman who finds herself increasingly involved with her local Anti-Suffrage society and increasingly puzzled by what she learns there. 'The Mother's Meeting', an entertaining monologue that uses a working class character to expose the inconsistencies in the Anti-Suffrage arguments. 'Tradition' was first performed at a matinee for the Woman Suffrage Party held at the Berkeley Theatre in New York City on Saturday 24 January 1913. The plays featured articulate the arguments of the Suffrage Movement through a variety of styles, both comic and serious, and perfectly illustrate the use of drama as a medium for social change and entertainment. Together with illustrations and an introduction charting the history of the Actresses Franchise League and exploring the context and provenance of the plays, this is an excellent resource for both study and performance.
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William Wycherley Four Plays

William Wycherley  Four Plays

I can't play neither. Don. What! a dancing-master, and not play! Mrs. Caut. Ay, you see what a dancing-master he is. 'Tis as I told you, I warrant.—A dancing-master, and not play upon the fiddle! Don. How! Hip.

Author: William Wycherley

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664098337

Category: Drama

Page: 466

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"William Wycherley [Four Plays]" by William Wycherley. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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The Plays of the San Francisco Mime Troupe 2000 2016

The Plays of the San Francisco Mime Troupe 2000   2016

All rights to this Play are strictly reserved, including, without limitation, professional and amateur stage performance rights; motion picture, recitation, lecturing, public reading, radio broadcasting, television, video, ...

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Publisher: The San Francisco Mime Troupe

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1469

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The never silent, hilariously thought-provoking,Tony and OBIE award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe, in celebration of our 60 years of revolutionary theatre has put together an anthology of our scripts from 2000 - 2016. From the War on Terror to the War on Drugs, from genetically modified foods to financially modified democracy, from corporate personhood to Occupy to Trump - the Troupe has dealt with the issues of the day with our particular brand of outrageous, hard-hitting political musical comedies, tragedies, farces, and melodramas. Speaking truth to power, giving voice to the voiceless, comforting the afflicted, afflicting the comfortable, this collection of scripts is being provided - including introductions to the plays, photos, fan quotes, and artists biographies - at price every fan, supporter, student, historian, and comrade of the Troupe can afford… FREE!
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The Family Question and Other Plays

The Family Question and Other Plays

Samson Do politicians listen to music, watch plays, or understand the meanings behind those songs, plays, and paintings? Taulo If they don't . . . the people do. Some forget that it is those statutes of the past that inflamed the minds ...

Author: Dickson M. Mwansa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493141234

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 260

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This collection contains nine most important works written and performed between 1973 and 1989. Three of the plays won first positions in national drama competitions (The Cell, the Family Question, and the Headmaster and the Rascals). Subsequently, the Family Question was performed in Detroit and published in Chicago by Bedford publishers. the Cell has been reviewed in various journals and books, Father Kalo commissioned by the Ministry of Health and John Hopkins School of Medicine was a campaign play against the spread of HIV and AIDS. Themes that preoccupy the author include alienation for returnees from the diaspora in Europe and the USA, power and its corrupting influences, ethnicity and with its offshoots of overdependence and nepotism, and intricate relationship encompassing HIV/AIDS, love and marriage. They are multilayered plays variously classified as tragic comedies, allegories, satires, characterised by high sense of humour.
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Gail Louw Plays Three

Gail Louw  Plays Three

GERTRUDE GREEN 60 BILLY 17 RACHEL 17 ALFRED 53 Setting: The play is set in Kiryat Shemona, the most northern town of Israel, near the border with Lebanon. Kiryat Shemona is a frontier town, used to being surprised suddenly by bombs from ...

Author: Gail Louw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786829603

Category: Drama

Page: 264

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A third collection of plays by South African writer, Gail Louw. Includes the plays The Ice Cream Boys, Being Brahms, A Life Twice Given, and Killing Faith.
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare Two gentlemen of Verona Comedy of errors Love s labour s lost

The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare  Two gentlemen of Verona  Comedy of errors  Love s labour s lost

SOME of the incidents in this play may be supposed to have been taken from The Arcadia , Book I. chap . vi . where Pyrocles consents to head the Helots . ( The Arcadia was entered on the books of the Stationers ' Company , August 23d ...

Author: William Shakespeare

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ISBN: UIUC:30112106219162

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105027757231

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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays Taking the Stage

The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays  Taking the Stage

The play mocks class, privilege, politicians, militarism, patriotism, sexual double standards and stereotypical ideas of suffragettes and anti-suffragists. The character name of Balsquith, the Prime Minister, is a combination of ...

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350083004

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays: Taking the Stage features a wide variety of short pieces and one-act plays written by female and male suffragist writers between 1908-1914. Spanning different styles and genres they explore many issues that interested feminist and suffragist campaigners such as: the value of women's work, domestic and economic inequality, visibility in public space, direct action and its consequences, sexual double standards, and the influence of the media on public opinion. Edited and introduced by Dr Naomi Paxton, the anthology is brimming with in-depth knowledge, photographs and contextual information of the period making for an informative and inspirational volume that's perfect for both performance and study.
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The Plays of George Colman the Younger

The Plays of George Colman the Younger

It is a very talky play with little to say. Inkle and Yarico (Haymarket, 11 August 1787) was Colman's first great success; up to 1800 it was performed 164 times to tie with The Duenna (1775) and Hamlet as the fourth most often produced ...

Author: George Colman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429602924

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 634

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Originally composed and published in 1981, this second book makes up two volumes of the plays of George Colman the Younger. Versatile, industrious, talented, Goerge Colman the Younger (1762-1836) followed Sheridan as England's most popular playwright. He wrote not only monologues, farces, pantomimes, comic operas, and straight comedies, but also hybrid three-act anticipations of melodrama.
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