The Best Plays of 2014

This volume contains six terrific new plays produced during the 2014 calendar year (as opposed to the 2013–2014 theatrical season), which featured a ...

Author: Lawrence Harbison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495049712

Category: Performing Arts

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The Best American Short Plays 2013 2014

His play It's Only a Minute a Guy was published in Applause's Best American ... published in New Voices Playwrights' Annual Anthology of Short Plays 2014.

Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495035418

Category: Performing Arts

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(Best American Short Plays). For more than 70 years, The Best American Short Plays has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. From its inception, it has identified cutting-edge playwrights Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, and others who have gone on to establish award-winning careers. The Best American Short Plays 2013-2014 takes a look at our changing times. "Uncertain" seems to be the watchword of today's world, full of surprises, shocks, and even a few delights. Uncertainty brings with it fear and insecurity, as well as nostalgic longing for the good old days, but for some, uncertainty means opportunity and along with it the prospect of change for the better. This volume explores various experiences of uncertainty and includes a series of nine plays gathered by Daniel Gallant, entitled Nine Signs of the Times , as well as short plays by Neil LaBute, John Guare, Laura Shaine Cunningham, Daniel F. Levin, Quincy Long, Halley Feiffer, Caridad Svich, and Clay McLeod Chapman. This collection will be complemented by a range of plays from around the country by playwrights likewise observing and digesting the signs of the times. Together the plays of this volume work as a time capsule, capturing the fears and longings of a world on the verge and in the midst of big changes, hopefully for the better but quite possibly for the worse.

The Best Plays of 2014

Comical, offbeat, poignant, and fresh, The Best Plays of 2014 presents six of the most original plays of the year in a single volume selected by renowned editor Lawrence Harbison. * The Country House , a comedy about a deeply dramatic ...

Author: Lawrence Harbison

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495049705

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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(Applause Books). Comical, offbeat, poignant, and fresh, The Best Plays of 2014 presents six of the most original plays of the year in a single volume selected by renowned editor Lawrence Harbison. * The Country House , a comedy about a deeply dramatic family, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. * Dinner with the Boys , an offbeat, dark comedy by Dan Lauria about some old-time wise guys who want to have a good Italian meal and a few laughs and tie up some loose ends before dessert. * Mala Hierba by Tanya Saracho, inspired by Latin American culture, which pits human yearnings against the power of culturally predetermined obligations. * Based on real events, Our Lady of Kibeho by Katori Hall was hailed as the "most important new play of the year!" by Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal . * When January Feels Like Summer by Cori Thomas presents five lives colliding as a feeling of change hums in the air during one strangely warm winter in Central Harlem. * Year of the Rooster ( New York Times Critics' Pick) by Eric Dufault a fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top.

The Best Ten Minute Plays 2014

In this volume you will find fifty terrific new ten-minute plays, all successfully produced during the 2013-2014 theatrical season. They are written in a variety of styles. Some are realistic; some comic; and some are dramatic.

Author: Lawrence Harbison

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1575258862

Category: Drama

Page: 462

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In this volume you will find fifty terrific new ten-minute plays, all successfully produced during the 2013-2014 theatrical season. They are written in a variety of styles. Some are realistic; some comic; and some are dramatic. Included in this volume is a comprehensive list of theatres which do ten-minute plays.

The Best American Short Plays 2014 2015

"Contains fresh-voiced, cutting-edge works by twenty playwrights. This collection thematically explores the whimsical and romantic feelings that rouse even the coolest tempered and reflects the enormous diversity of American theater.

Author: William W. Demastes

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers

ISBN: 1495046486

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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"Contains fresh-voiced, cutting-edge works by twenty playwrights. This collection thematically explores the whimsical and romantic feelings that rouse even the coolest tempered and reflects the enormous diversity of American theater."--Page [4] of cover.

What you Wish for in Youth Three Short Plays

Three short plays from the multi-award-winning writer of Visitors At First Sight: Two young people meet and spend a New Year together in Salzburg.

Author: Barney Norris

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783199172

Category: Drama

Page: 120

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Three short plays from the multi-award-winning writer of Visitors At First Sight: Two young people meet and spend a New Year together in Salzburg. Holly is there on holiday with her parents; Jack plays piano in the hotel bar. Their story is told through a collage of exchange and recollection. At First Sight toured the UK and ended at the Latitude Festival, 2011. Winner of the Drama Association of Wales One Act Play Competition. Fear Of Music: Luke is the first in his family to go to university, and he’s determined to stop his irritating fireball of a brother from following in their father’s footsteps by joining the army. Vivid, detailed and often hilarious, Fear of Music time-bends between 1987 and 1993, piecing together the prelude and aftermath of a tragedy that sees history repeating itself. Every You Every Me: Every You Every Me is a play about coping, Kurt Cobain, rebellion, revolution, opening your A-level results, choosing your life and the pressure of systems on kids. A new play exploring teenagers’ mental health issues, performed at the Salisbury Playhouse Salberg Studio.

The Plays of Shakspere Carefully Revised from the Best Authorities With a Numerous Selection of Engravings on Wood from Designs by K Meadows A Memoir Of and Essay on the Genius Of Shakspere by Barry Cornwall I e Bryan Waller Procter Edited by J O

2 ES 2014 ACT v ten 2 Green Preet | a's. ACT IV . SCENE V. They call him Troilus ; and on him erect A second hope , as fairly built as Hector .

Author: William Shakespeare

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ISBN: BL:A0023826431

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McGraw Hill s LSAT 2014 Edition

Some believed their plays should bring real life into the theater and portray all of human existence, including the suffering and angst. One of the best ...

Author: Russ Falconer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071821407

Category: Study Aids

Page: 416

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Offers coverage of exam topics, test-taking strategies, sample questions and answers, and five practice tests.

McGraw Hill s LSAT with CD ROM 2014 Edition

Some believed their plays should bring real life into the theater and portray all of human existence, including the suffering and angst. One of the best ...

Author: Russ Falconer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071821391

Category: Study Aids

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WE WANT TO HELP YOU SUCCEED ON THE LSAT We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill's LSAT to make sure you're ready for this all-important exam. In this unique guide you'll find an innovative, casebook-style instructional approach along with seven full-length practice exams, fully explained practice questions, and all the tools and test-taking strategies you'll need to get your best LSAT score. Features include: 7 full-length practice exams: 3 in the book, 2 on CD-ROM, and 2 interactive practice tests online at MHPracticePlus.com New free interactive Test Planner app available for download (see inside front cover for details) 12 free online videos demonstrating effective techniques for answering the most difficult question types Sample LSAT study plans, tips for getting the most from the online practice tests and videos, and more Inside advice on applying to law school CD-ROM with computer-adaptive practice LSATs Compatible with Mac and PC systems

Simon Stephens Plays 5

Wastwater (2011) "Metaphoric, allusive, and thoroughly disturbing in its evocation of suspicion and uncertainty, Wastwater is a thought-provoking play whose quiet intensity stays with you for days - its effect is like that of a ugly stone ...

Author: Simon Stephens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350235687

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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"Stephens writes dramas set in uncaring, uncompromising worlds, whose characters speak in a language at once naturalistic and yet artificially pared-down and whose uncertain attempts to assert their own identities sometimes lead to gratuitous and brutal acts of violence." - Financial Times A fifth collection of plays by one of Britain's most prolific contemporary playwrights, Simon Stephens, charting his work from 2011-2016, ranging from London's Royal Court Theatre, Manchester's Royal Exchange and Broadway. Wastwater (2011) "Metaphoric, allusive, and thoroughly disturbing in its evocation of suspicion and uncertainty, Wastwater is a thought-provoking play whose quiet intensity stays with you for days - its effect is like that of a ugly stone dropped into a pool, which results in constant ripples of dirty water lapping at your subconscious" (Aleks Sierz) Birdland (2014) "Mega-fame and limitless cash can turn a man into a monster, and Simon Stephens's new play excellently evokes its hero's spiritually shrunken world" (Michael Billington, Guardian) Blindsided (2014) “the dialogue has a rare quality of moment-by-moment intensity" (Telegraph) Song From Far Away (2015) "a meditative monologue – a searching study of impotently self-aware emotional insufficiency" (Independent) Heisenberg (2016) "Mr. Stephens ... is an uncannily subtle dramatist who never wears his depths on the surface ... he probes clichés until they fall apart, before reassembling them into solid but transformed shapes, reminding us why such clichés have become enduring elements of our collective mythology." (Ben Brantley, New York Times)

The Truth

Two couples. Friendship, suspicion, deceit. And the truth. Florian Zeller's The Truth, in the English translation by Christopher Hampton, premiered at The Chocolate Factory, London, in association with Theatre Royal Bath.

Author: Florian Zeller

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571327454

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Two couples. Friendship, suspicion, deceit. And the truth. Florian Zeller's The Truth, in the English translation by Christopher Hampton, premiered at The Chocolate Factory, London, in association with Theatre Royal Bath. It follows the phenomenal success of The Father (Theatre Royal Bath, Tricycle, London and West End) and The Mother (Theatre Royal Bath, Tricycle, London), both by Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher Hampton.

Chase s Calendar of Events 2014

The oldest and largest annual international theater festival for children and ... first black to win the Best Play Award from the New York Critics' Circle.

Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071830911

Category: Education

Page: 753

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As featured on The Today Show! 12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a literary birth anniversary, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can't do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2014 brings you: Major sporting events such as the Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad at Sochi, Russia (Feb 7-23), and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil (June 12-July 13). Milestones such as the 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare; the 200th anniversary of "The Star- Spangled Banner"; the 100th anniversaries of the beginning of World War I and the opening of the Panama Canal; the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II; the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Beatlemania and much more. New birthday entries for sports stars such as Mo Farah (Mar 23), Ryan Lochte (Aug 3) and Gabrielle Douglas (Dec 31); actors such as Kerry Washington (Jan 31), Lena Dunham (May 13) and Mads Mikkelsen (Nov 22); musical artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen (Nov 21) and Psy (Dec 31); and authors such as Téa Obreht (Sept 30) and Ann Patchett (Dec 2) and many others. Special days such as National Ferret Day (Apr 2), World Lindy Hop Day (May 26), Extra Mile Day (Nov 1), Lost and Found Day (Dec 12) and more. Search Chase's Any Way You Want! Whether you want to target a specifi c date, location or subject, our fully searchable CD-ROM (PCand MAC-compatible) makes your research quick and easy. Also included is a free installer, so you can load Chase’s directly to your hard drive.

Historical Dictionary of African American Theater

As a drama student at Howard, she was named best director for two consecutive years for Peter De Anda's Ladies in Waiting, Kelsey Collie's Black Images/ ...

Author: Anthony D. Hill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538117293

Category: Performing Arts

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on actors, playwrights, plays, musicals, theatres, -directors, and designers.

Visitors

When a young stranger with blue hair moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family are forced to ask: are we living the way we wanted? Visitors is a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us.

Author: Barney Norris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783196036

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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On a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain, a family is falling apart. Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into care; Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife. When a young stranger with blue hair moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family are forced to ask: are we living the way we wanted? Visitors is a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us. Critics Circle Award 2014 for Most Promising Playwright. Winner of the Best New Play Award at the Off West End Theatre Awards 2014. Shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Writers Guild of Great Britain 2014 award for Best Play.

Barney Norris Plays One

The first collection of plays from the multi-award-winning playwright and novelist.

Author: Barney Norris

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786824132

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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The first collection of plays from the multi-award-winning playwright and novelist. Introduction by Alice Hamilton. Visitors: On a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain, a family is falling apart. Stephen can't afford to put his mother into care; Arthur can't afford to stop working and look after his wife. When a young stranger with blue hair moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family are forced to ask: are we living the way we wanted? Visitors is a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us. Eventide: A love song, an elegy, a celebration: Eventide tells the story of three people whose worlds are disappearing. John is a landlord forced to sell up; Liz is a church organist who can't get a gig; Mark takes what work he can just to pay the rent. Their tales unfold round the back of a pub hidden deep in the heart of the Hampshire countryside - a heart that doesn't seem to be beating any more. While We're Here: Eddie and Carol were lovers once, but their lives went in different directions. Now they meet again on a park bench in a town full of memories, and find something still burns between them. Nightfall: On a farm outside Winchester, Ryan struggles to make a living off the land. His sister Lou has returned home after the death of their father to support Jenny, their formidable mother. Not so long ago, when a neighbour's Labrador strayed onto the farm, their dad reached for his shotgun. Now, when Lou's boyfriend Pete reappears, flush with money from his job at an oil refinery, Jenny fights to hold her children to the life she planned for them.

The Mother and The Father

The production transferred to the Tricycle Theatre, London, in May 2015. Florian Zeller's The Father was awarded the Moliere Award for Best Play 2014.

Author: Florian Zeller

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571327263

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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The Mother Anne loved the time in her life when she prepared breakfast each morning for her two young children. Years later, spending hours alone, Anne convinces herself that her husband is having an affair. If only her son were to break-up with his girlfriend. He would return home and come down for breakfast. She would put on her new red dress and they would go out. The Mother, in this English translation by Christopher Hampton, was commissioned by the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, and premiered in May 2015. Florian Zeller's The Mother was awarded the Moliere Award for Best Play 2011. The Father 'A wonderfully peculiar, quietly stunning depiction of dementia... A controlled, unforgettable portrait of losing your memory.' Times 'A vivid, lucent translation by Christopher Hampton.' Observer 'One of the most acute, absorbing and distressing portraits of dementia I've ever seen.' Daily Telegraph 'A play that constantly confounds expectations and works almost like a thriller, with a sinister Pinteresque edge.' Guardian The Father, in this English translation by Christopher Hampton, was commissioned by the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath and premiered in October 2014. The production transferred to the Tricycle Theatre, London, in May 2015. Florian Zeller's The Father was awarded the Moliere Award for Best Play 2014.

The Son

Florian Zeller's The Son forms the final part in a trilogy with The Mother and The Father, all of which are translated by Christopher Hampton. The Son premieres at the Kiln Theatre, London, in February 2019.

Author: Florian Zeller

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571354405

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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He's not like he was before. Believe me. I don't know what's happened, but something has. He's changed. He . . . And I'm wondering if . . . To be absolutely honest with you . . . I'm even wondering if . . . Nicolas, just two years ago a smiling boy, is going through a difficult phase after his parents' divorce. He's listless, skipping classes, lying. He believes moving in with his father and his new family may help. And a different school, a fresh start. When he doesn't feel comfortable there, when he senses he isn't wanted, he decides that going back to his mother's may be the answer. But at some point, options are going to dry up. And then what? I'm telling you. I don't understand what's happening to me. Florian Zeller's The Son forms the final part in a trilogy with The Mother and The Father, all of which are translated by Christopher Hampton. The Son premieres at the Kiln Theatre, London, in February 2019.

Mood Music

This edition was published alongside the world premiere at The Old Vic, London in April 2018, directed by Roger Michell.

Author: Joe Penhall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350089938

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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'Music is medication. The elixir of life. It's for injecting into the blood stream to take away the pain...to promote euphoria...to adrenalise us and give us courage and fortitude' In a top London recording studio, Cat, a young songwriter, her producer Bernard, their lawyers and psychotherapists go to battle over who owns a hit song. Amidst a gathering storm of bitter complaints and brutal recriminations Cat and Bernard inflict a devastating toll on each other in a war that only one of them can win. 'The music industry isn't about healing heartbreak and vulnerability. It's about selling it' A sly, wry exploration of the dark side of the music industry by the multi-Olivier Award-winning writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange, Joe Penhall. This edition was published alongside the world premiere at The Old Vic, London in April 2018, directed by Roger Michell.

The Lie

In Florian Zeller's The Lie, a companion piece to his earlier play The Truth, Michel and Laurence are coming for dinner.

Author: Florian Zeller

Publisher:

ISBN: 057134268X

Category: French drama

Page: 112

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In Florian Zeller's The Lie, a companion piece to his earlier play The Truth, Michel and Laurence are coming for dinner. But Alice has spotted Michel kissing another woman that very afternoon, leaving her with a dilemma. Her husband Paul believes it is better to behave as if nothing has happened; Alice is far from sure. An argument ensues and as their own relationship is held up to scrutiny, the question as to who is being protected and why grows ever more difficult to answer. Translated by Christopher Hampton, The Lie received its English language world premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London, in September 2017.

WGP Congress 2014

The developed of CFRP materials in recent years also plays a significant role, as the strength of carbon fibres and thus the resulting abrasive wear has ...

Author: Marion Merklein

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9783038266297

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 636

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Collection of Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers from the 2014 WGP Congress, , September 9-10, 2014, Erlangen, Germany. The 76 Papers are Grouped as Follows: Keynotes, Chapter 1: Assembly, Chapter 2: Cutting and Grinding, Chapter 3: Forming, Chapter 4: Machines, Chapter 5: Organisation