Contemporary Scenes for Actors: Men

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This is an exciting collection of scenes from the most acclaimed and award-winning playwrights of the 1990s. It contains over 40 two-character scenes (for men/men and men/women), with the selection of scenes encompassing the widest range of styles from serious to comic and shades in between.

A fuller appreciation of the dramatic context of the scenes is enhanced by the editors' introductions and commentaries. Each of the scenes offers the ...

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Overview

This is an exciting collection of scenes from the most acclaimed and award-winning playwrights of the 1990s. It contains over 40 two-character scenes (for men/men and men/women), with the selection of scenes encompassing the widest range of styles from serious to comic and shades in between.

A fuller appreciation of the dramatic context of the scenes is enhanced by the editors' introductions and commentaries. Each of the scenes offers the actor the opportunity to develop and explore the vital, dynamic and unique challenge of working with a partner on stage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878300778
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: Theatre Arts Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,097,151
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes to the Actors
Scenes for One Man and One Woman 1
The Beauty Queen of Leenans 3
Boys' Life 11
Broken Glass 19
Closer 27
Dog Opera 34
The Heidi Chronicles 40
The Lodger 44
The Pitchfork Disney 52
Raised in Captivity 58
Shopping and F***ing 64
Simpatico 71
Some Voices 79
Two 86
The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband 93
Scenes for Two Men 99
Beautiful Thing 101
The Cripple of Inishmaan 107
Dealer's Choice 113
The Life of Stuff 121
The Lisbon Traviata 127
Mojo 134
The Pitchfork Disney 142
Search and Destroy 149
Serving it Up 154
Shopping and F***ing 159
Simpatico 164
Speed-the-Plow 170
Play Sources 176
Acknowledgements 177
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