A Decade of New Comedy: Plays from the Humana Festival

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These two volumes bring together 10 of the best comedies from the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New Plays.
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These two volumes bring together 10 of the best comedies from the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New Plays.
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Five more plays from the festival sponsored by the Actors Theatre of Louisville. They include The Death of Zukasky by Ricard Strandd, Watermelon Rinds by Regina Taylor, and Below the Belt by Richard Dresser. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435070175
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 3/18/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Bigelow Dixon is the literary manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He has coedited ten volumes of plays and criticism in connection with the Humana Festival, Classics in Context, and the National Ten-Minute Play Contest.

Michele Volansky is Assistant Professor of Drama at Washington College and the dramaturg for the PlayPenn New Play Development Conference. She has worked on more than 150 plays, including the Broadway productions of Buried Child and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. She has worked with numerous theatrical groups, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and the Philadelphia Theatre Company. In 1999 she won the inaugural Elliot Hayes Award for Dramaturgy and is also past President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. She is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Hull (England), writing about the critics Kenneth Tynan and Frank Rich.

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Table of Contents

The Death of Zukasky Richard Strand

Cementville Jane Martin

Watermelon Rinds Regina Taylor

Below the Belt Richard Dresser

Trudy Blue Marsha Norman

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