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The Best American Short Plays 2008-2009

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This edition of the highly esteemed and long-enduring Best American Short Plays series contains fresh-voiced, cutting-edge plays by nineteen playwrights, both established and among the most promising of the new millennium. Each of these plays reflects the enormous diversity of contemporary American theatre.

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Overview

This edition of the highly esteemed and long-enduring Best American Short Plays series contains fresh-voiced, cutting-edge plays by nineteen playwrights, both established and among the most promising of the new millennium. Each of these plays reflects the enormous diversity of contemporary American theatre.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557837608
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Series: Best American Short Plays Series
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 1,201,248
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: A Simple, Brilliant Idea David Ives ix

Introduction Barbara Parisi xiii

A Second of Pleasure Neil LaBute 1

St. Francis Preaches to the Birds David Ives 17

The Stormy Waters, the Long Way Home Carey Lovelace 41

Early Morning Eric Lane 49

Sisters Adam Kraar Maria Filimon Tasnim Mansur 81

Little Duck Billy Aronson 89

A Portrait of the Woman as a Young Artist Meg Miroshnik 113

Slapped Actress Emily Conbere 153

The Last Artist in New York City Polly Frost Ray Sawhill 163

The True Author of the Plays Formerly Attributed to Mister William Shakespeare Revealed to the World for the First Time by Miss Delia Bacon James Armstrong 179

The Lovers and Others of Eugene O'Neill Maria Del Collins 191

III Joe Salvatore 217

Pete and Joe at the Dew Drop Inn Lewis Gardner 271

Decades Apart: Reflections of Three Gay Men Rick Pulos 285

508 Amy Herzog 313

Naked Old Man Murray Schisgal 325

Acknowledgments 351

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