Plays from the Contemporary American Theater

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New American Library, 2002 - Drama - 480 pages
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Developed in regional theatres, off - Broadway, and off - off - Broadway, the eight plays collected here represent the richness and tremendous breadth of the American theatre since the 1970s. The playwrights - Christopher Durang, John Guare, A. R. Gurney, Beth Henley, Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, David Rabe, and August Wilson - have won Tony and Obie Awards, Drama Desk citations, and accolades from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ranging from the wickedly funny to the devastatingly brutal to the unexpectedly moving, their work is very much in tune with and descriptive of contemporary American life. This superb collection, unique in its focus, includes the full texts and cast listings for the first performances of each play. It is perfect for use by actors and students, as well as lovers of outstanding theatre.

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User Review  - Darby Riales - Goodreads

I'm not sue why so many people have given this collection of short plays low marks. I quite enjoyed the variety. Maybe it's because I'm an actress, and my love for theatre is strong. My favorite play ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Carroll - Goodreads

8 plays of wildly varying quality written between the mid 70s and early 80s. My favorite was Durang's "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You". I'd never read Durang before and I'll seek out ... Read full review

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