Leading Women: Plays for Actresses 2
Eric Lane, Nina Shengold
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 10, 2008 - Drama - 640 pages
Gather any group of actresses, from students to stars, and someone will inevitably ask, "Where are all the great roles for women?" The roles are right here, in this magnificently diverse collection of plays–full-lenghts, one-acts, and monologues--with mainly female casts, which represent the answer to any actress's prayer.
The editors of the groundbreaking anthology Plays for Actresses have once again gathered an abundance of strong female roles in a selection of works by award-winning authors and cutting-edge newer voices, from Wendy Wasserstein and Christopher Durang to Claudia Shear, Eve Ensler, and Margaret Edson. The characters who populate these seven full-length plays, four ten-minute plays, and eleven monologues include a vivid cross-section of female experience: girl gang members, Southern debutantes, pilots, teachers, traffic reporters, and rebel teenagers. From a hilarious take on Medea to a taboo-breaking excerpt from The Vagina Monologues to a moving scene from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit, the plays in Leading Women are complex, funny, tragic, and always original--and a boon for talented actresses everywhere.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Devil_llama - LibraryThing
These plays all include roles for at least 2 women. Many of them are interesting and well written. Still, the book brought a couple of questions to the forefront for me: Why is it that when men write ... Read full review
Leading women: plays for actresses IIUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Edited by award-winning playwrights Shengold and Lane, this volume includes 22 theatrical works that premiered from 1990 through 2001. Comprising full-length plays, one-acts, and monologs, these works ... Read full review
ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS
FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
BLOWN SIDEWAYS THROUGH LIFE
CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
HILLARY AND SOONYI SHOP FOR TIES
THE PRINCESS OF BABYLON
TIMES OF WAR
TONGUE OF A BIRD
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
WHAT A MAN WEIGHS
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